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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby voyttek » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:16 pm

Recently I have being working on my layout quite a bit, installing motor controls for turnouts and some other wiring.
Lots has been accomplished, but there is still long way to finish.
Working up side down; arms in the air, neck forced forward, eyes that don't focus where I want them, glasses that get dirty and worst of all ... my wife poking through the window with her camera in hand..... smile ???
Nevertheless, I have been slaving for last few days stubbornly.
My next layout, if any, I will make sure that there is some "tilt and shift" mechanism for easier access.
Now, I need a brake.

I wanted to ask for your help. My layout calls for a refueling station for a diesel locomotives, ep. 3 or 4. I have never came across one yet, so would appreciate any pictures, drawings or any links to such a station. My layout only allows for a small one (35 mm wide), but I will build it from scratch, so I could make necessary adjustments.

A good news now - my diesel, custom made in Poland, locomotive SM42, has already arrived in Toronto!
The bad news is, that it has been taken hostage by The Customs, already for the last several days. Ouch !
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the space dedicated for refueling station is on the grassy area
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby CN-TT » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:48 pm

Yeah, I love it :thumbup: and I feel with you doing the over head work.
Are you using "Hump Yard" levers, and how do you connect these to your turnouts (mechanical or electrical)?

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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby voyttek » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:07 pm

"Hump Yard" levers are connected mechanically and I use them only on my cargo station with EW1 turnouts.
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:04 am

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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby Juup » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:07 pm

Yes working overhead is hard indeed!! I usually put a small rolled up sleeping bag under my head, play the radio and work slowly :)

See CN-TT's Guitar case layout thread for an example of a narrow diesel refuelling station ... I think it is diesel that is.

Oh and keep testing your wiring as you go along so you discover faults as you go rather than at the end of the job ... At the end it can take ages finding a fault - personal experience :)

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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby Juup » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:09 pm

BTW. The layout looks fantastic!!!
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby Seppel307 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:06 pm

voyttek wrote:Painting job completed. It looks very, very good to me, it is hard to say where the layout ends and where the mural begins .
I am so grateful to Kasia, as myself I would have never attempted to do that.
This was the time now to add water to my little river. Firstly I decided to create a little pond to experiment with "E-Z Water" product which, is a heat activated modeling material. I was afraid that it could melt the Styrofoam, that the base of my layout is made from. Oh boy, I was right !!! As I pored my "E-Z Water" ... it sure easily ... melted the bottom, creating a little crater in the pond. samsung s5 mini schutzhülle

After this experience, I filled my pond with concrete and painted it over again. For now I used high gloss Varathane
to mimic water as best as possible, but I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.

As I advance, I calculated I will need to buy some more track and switches to compete. Does anybody have a good source, price is important.

I estimate another two to three months before the first train will arrive at the Station ???



it is really good, hope can see more wonderful pictures
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby voyttek » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:09 pm

Wow, finally my new locomotive has arrived. It is exactly, what I hoped for - the way I remember them, when I still lived in Poland, some thirty plus years ago.
As soon as I finish my wiring on my layout I will have a chance to try it.
I also worked some on diesel refueling station and it is almost finished.
Now back to wiring so I can finally play when it is done!
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby CN-TT » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:46 pm

The diesel refueling station looks great. It absolutely fits perfect. Not too small, not too big. :thumbup: Where did you get it?
And all the diesel stains but that was no problem a few decades ago :shh:
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:13 pm

Ditto the above. Perhaps you can share how/ what you used to make it?
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