voyttek's layout

Re: voyttek's layout

Postby Arseny » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:14 pm

That's why I like steam era... :lol:
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby sman » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:44 am

voyttek wrote:Didn't do too much for TT up till now, but we do have winter, as far as I can see and it is a TT time finally.
First question about lights. I buy them from UMF in Poland and they come as a "conversion" kit for different models.
Two weeks ago I returned from Poland and brought with me two custom made locomotives that I ordered year and a half ago ! It was well worth waiting.
The locomotives look very handsome, a lot of attention to detail.
I am very very happy with my acquisition.
Now I have to finish my layout to try them out.


Beautiful models, I didn't know there was an EP07, only knew of the EU07. :thumbup:
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby voyttek » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:11 am

I have been working hard to finish my layout this winter.


During my "coffee breaks" I played with my steam locomotives staging them in the roundhouse.
Oh, they look good.
All of the locos shown on my photo have now been repainted to Polish livery, in some of them I installed new bigger lights, some have now redone piping and have other different equipment replaced.
Not all of them are yet DCC equipped, but I am going to do this in the near future.

When I finished wiring and installing servos for switches I noticed during my trial runs that unfortunately lots of them malfunctioned.
I learned that the hard way and now I will have to replace all of them with MTB. I have already been working with them for some time and so far they never failed me!

I also finished working on the first part of my town installing lights inside buildings and landscaping around.

One other improvement I made was adding a shortcut to my main line to allow for a catenary to be installed in the second loop. This also allows me to run heavier trains avoiding the hill.
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my roundhouse is already too small
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:44 pm

So where is the second roundhouse going to go LOL?
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby voyttek » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:43 pm

I asked my wife the same question... and she also LOL ???
I do not think this is a good sign ....
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:26 pm

:lol:
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby milwrd1 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:54 pm

Love the lighting, especially the roundhouse.
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby voyttek » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:55 pm

Every time driving through the canyons on my way to The Lover Mainland I admire the scenery and hope that one day I'd be able to build a layout with some scenery and infrastructure I see on may way.

I am always fascinated by bridges, tunnels, avalanche sheds, retaining walls holding the track on the banks of Thomson and Fraser Rivers.
Amazing engineering!

My modules, of course, can not have everything that I would love to include, but I hope it offers just a little window to this beautiful part of British Columbia.

I have been working on two unites, each double length, that due to track configuration require to be connected back to back.

First module contains a tiny lake, a little creek, a gorge and trestle bridges.
Using 1/2" plywood allowed me to cut into my layout in order to differentiate the level for little lake and bridges without compromising the structural integrity of the module yet continuing the elevation of the track on the same level.

My second module will have a little station, a water tower (inspired by Lone Butte's wooden structure), storage shed and some ranch buildings with a barn.
Still under construction.

To electrically connect my two modules I use 2 pair telephone extension cord.
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Module number one, with the lake and trestle bridges
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Module two - the railroad crossing
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The modules assembled together
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:45 am

Nice. The bridge and water around it are particularly striking.
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Re: voyttek's layout

Postby ConnRiver » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:33 am

Very, very nice!
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