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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad Version II

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:04 PM

I have completed the second main line track at the Bad Adomeit station and installed the last few turnouts as well:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:59 PM

The Bad Adomeit station is almost complete. What's missing is one spur that will connect to a so far undefined industry and the connection to the branch line. The branch line will have to wait until the main line has neem completed because right now I'm using part of the Breitenbach peninsula as a temporary work bench for my track laying tools & supplies.

Here are a few pictures of Bad Adomeit as it looks today:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:44 PM

Just for fun, here's a picture of my temporary 'workbench' on the Breitenbach peninsula:

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:33 PM

Glad to know I'm not the only one with a cluttered workbench!Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:09 AM

hon30critter

Glad to know I'm not the only one with a cluttered workbench!Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

Dave

 

Oh no, you're not alone!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:11 PM

I've started to lay track in the tunnel that runs between Bad Adomeit and Wellershausen:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:07 AM

Today I encountered a case of excessive packaging. A few weeks ago I had ordered a train from a vendor in Germany and it arrived today. When the box showed up I was afraid that I had picked the wrong scale:

 

I could have shipped 2 of my shop vacs in this box! So I opened it up very carefully:

 

Lots of packaging material and something yellow in there... Digging deeper I found this:

 

It's H0! And you could have shipped a dozen of these trains in that box! I took of the lid:

 

Just a not so long passenger train...

This is a model of the Gottardo electric TEE train which in the real world only ran between Switzerland and Italy as far as I know but I will make it run to Germany as well and so it ends up on my layout. 

I took it out of the box and here it is sitting next to it's diesel brother:

 

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:54 AM

It might have been excessive packaging, but it's better than showing up broken, like a lot of stuff from US vendors.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:17 AM

Michael, there definitely was a lot of packaging with your train, but I have to agree with South Penn. I got a box not too long ago that was squashed to about 2/3rds of its original size. It looked like someone had tried to make an accordian out of it. I feared the worst. Fortunately the person who packed it used a bigger box than necessary so the contents survived intact.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:15 PM

I made it around the curve and halfway up the ramp to Wellershausen today:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:05 PM

The main line has reached the Wellershausen station. Now I have to laser cut roadbed again (for the last time Smile).

 

 

I got something in the mail today as well, two cars that had been out of stock arrived today:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, March 04, 2017 6:13 PM

Not much to show, I'm running the laser to produce roadbed and as it comes out I'm installing it, drilling holes for switch machines as well.

 

 

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Saturday, March 04, 2017 7:01 PM

It looks like everything is going to flow very nicely.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, March 04, 2017 7:14 PM

-E-C-Mills

It looks like everything is going to flow very nicely.

 

That's the idea!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, March 05, 2017 6:11 PM

I kept working adding roadbed and drilling switch machine holes...

 

 

 

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Posted by Bis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:16 PM

Miss your updates, hope all is well.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, March 20, 2017 6:47 PM

Bis

Miss your updates, hope all is well.

 

I don't feel like model railroading right now...

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Posted by Sir Madog on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:11 AM

You have been running full steam ahead for quite some time now. I guess you deserve  some R & R.

Ulrich     

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:37 AM

Sir Madog
You have been running full steam ahead for quite some time now. I guess you deserve  some R & R.

I totally agree! If I modelled at the pace that you have been keeping up I would have been exhausted long ago! I model when I want to model, and that isn't every day.

Cheers Michael! We will eagerly, and patiently, await your next instalments.

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Posted by Sir Madog on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 PM

On a side note, Michael, the SBB RAe Tee II did not only do the service from Milan to Zurich and back, but also a service as TEE Cisalpine/Cisalpino from Milan to Paris.

I personally think this train was the most elegant among the TEE trains of the 1960´s. Congratulations on an excellent purchase!

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, March 27, 2017 6:11 PM

I've decided that I don't like this layout enough to keep it. It all looked good on paper but after building it I'm not happy with it. No sense in investing more time and money into a project I don't like.

I have no idea at this point what I'm going to try next and no idea as to when I might start another layout. So for the foreseeable future I'm off the hobby.

 

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Posted by SpartanCook on Monday, March 27, 2017 7:41 PM

Well it has been a real pleasure watching your progress on this layout. But when its not working it's not working. I hope you are able to regain some great ideas for the next layout and get you back to the enjoyment you were expecting in this layout. Hopefully you can put all that HO track and beautiful cars you bought to good use. I hope to see you back on the forums again at some point as you really do excellent work  and are a real craftsman

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:14 AM

I'll second what Spartan has said.  

If you have a chance, those of us that have been following your work might learn something if you could let us know what you didn't like about the plan's  execution.  

I've been rethinking my own plans as overly ambitious, and thinking of scrapping my SP Ventura Subdivision plans for something much simpler.  It was great fun to design, but daunting to build.

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:15 AM

Michael:

I'm sorry to hear that your tremendous efforts to date have not given you what you want, but I'm glad to hear that you have the courage to call it quits when you have had enough and things aren't going where you want.

I'm sure you will be back, and I suspect sooner rather than later.

In the interim, put your feet up and relax!

Cheers!! (and I mean that literally!)

Dave

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Posted by Sir Madog on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:20 AM

Michael, that is sad news!

I always though the layout was pretty cool, well planned. maybe a little overwhelming by its sheer size. Projects of this dimension take years to complete and anyone will undoubtedly have second thoughts along the way.

I understand you have run out of steam, which I kind of expected you to do, seeing the speed in which you pushed forward. Somehow I hate to see this great work heading for the dumpster, so my plea to you would be not to rush into any irrevocable decision, just step back for a while, relax and get your mind onto other issues.

I am sure the bug will bite again!

Ulrich     

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Posted by Onewolf on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:45 AM

michaelrose55

I've decided that I don't like this layout enough to keep it. It all looked good on paper but after building it I'm not happy with it. No sense in investing more time and money into a project I don't like.

I have no idea at this point what I'm going to try next and no idea as to when I might start another layout. So for the foreseeable future I'm off the hobby.

Michael, Hopefully this is a short term phase and you will find new inspiration soon. Since I started construction on my layout 20 months ago there have been a couple periods where I didn't work on the layout for several weeks (up to a couple of months).  These layout 'down' times helped me get the focus/motivation back. Who knows what might trigger your layout 'mojo'.  Smile 

Btw, I'd love for you come visit my layout if/when you're insterested/available.

Doug

Modeling an HO gauge freelance version of the Union Pacific Oregon Short Line and the Utah Railway around 1957 in a world where Pirates from the Great Salt Lake founded Ogden, UT.

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Posted by Choops on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00 PM

michaelrose55
I've decided that I don't like this layout enough to keep it. It all looked good on paper but after building it I'm not happy with it. No sense in investing more time and money into a project I don't like. I have no idea at this point what I'm going to try next and no idea as to when I might start another layout. So for the foreseeable future I'm off the hobby.

Its not april 1st yet.

Steve

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 2:33 PM

This is no April fool's day joke:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 4:02 PM

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:42 PM

Well Michael, I've been following your build, and whatever happened, I hope it all works out well, in the end.

Mike.

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