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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad V3

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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad V3
Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, August 03, 2018 7:28 PM

My wife (with the help of my good friend Rick) has talked me into building a German H0 layout again. I'm not entirely sure this is such a good idea but it looks like I don't have much of a choice laugh

So today I will start the 3rd version of the Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad. The plan I came up with uses the existing bench work, only I have to widen it here and there. I have no idea where this journey will lead me but I have promised my wife to stick to this layout until I retire. Nobody knows what will happen at that point.

The first thing I did today was widen the bench work along the west wall of the layout room. This area will become the small town of Bad Adomeit, named after a good old friend.

 

 

 

And here comes the track plan as it exists today:

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Friday, August 03, 2018 8:32 PM

michaelrose55

...I have promised my wife to stick to this layout until I retire. Nobody knows what will happen at that point.

 

Well, you'll finally have enough time to get something done.Smile

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:32 PM

It turns out that my background doesn't go low enough in this area of the layout so I have to extend it by about 6".

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, August 04, 2018 2:06 PM

In this area I had to cut out part of the background to make room for the return loop into Bad Adomeit:

 

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Saturday, August 04, 2018 4:43 PM

Welcome back! I'm looking forward to seeing your new layout. 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, August 04, 2018 4:49 PM

I have widened the Breitenbach peninsula:

 

 

 

It sure feels good to be back!

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 05, 2018 10:08 AM

This morning I've widened this peninsula:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 05, 2018 1:41 PM

I added the end piece of the Rosenheim peninsula:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:08 PM

My favorite mailman just stopped by and had this for me:

 

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:06 PM

 Let's hope that this time you doon;t get nearly finished and the mailman starts bringing N scale US locos Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

There is something about those German prototypes - I guess because it's something we don't get to see every day around here. Don't know that I'd ever moodel that, but it sure is a nice change of scenery to see them once in a while.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:09 PM

rrinker
Let's hope that this time you doon;t get nearly finished and the mailman starts bringing N scale US locos

My wife would probably kill me...

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:36 PM

Part of the Rosenheim peninsula was too narrow so I had to add a 4" strip to make it wide enough:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:22 PM

My favorite mailman was here again and delivered some nice passenger cars:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:50 PM

I'm a little slow right now. I've had cataract surgery on my right eye a good week ago, the left eye will be done on the 21st. I now have the interesting condition of a very nearsighted left eye with a cataract disturbing the view and a farsighted right eye. It makes for interesting headaches and bad vision close up. Can't wait for the second eye to get fixed and new glasses!

Still I've somehow managed to do a little bit of work on the layout. I couldn't lay track with this condition but benchwork stuff is possible:

 

 

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Sunday, August 12, 2018 4:37 PM

Your excellent planning with the wide aisles is really paying off now that you need to widen some of your benchwork.  

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 12, 2018 6:06 PM

SouthPenn

Your excellent planning with the wide aisles is really paying off now that you need to widen some of your benchwork.  

 

Yes, even now I'm still wider than 3'. Can't beat space Big Smile!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:47 AM

I still can't do any fine work with my mismatched eyes but luckily there's no precision needed in painting the backdrop with primer:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, August 17, 2018 8:36 AM

The sky is all blue again, all traces of the old N scale mountain range are gone.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:44 PM

Today I have sorted through my H0 track, most of it left over from the last attempt, some of it from a layout I built in Germany in 2006.

On the left is the ROCO track from the old layout and some Atlas track that I bought a few years ago. This track will be used in tunnels where it doesn't matter how it looks.

In the center I have all my PIKO track that I will use for the staging yards. PIKO track is reliable and relatively inexpensive but as it's only available in code 100 it can't be used in the visible parts of the layout.

Finally, on the right is my supply of TILLIG Elite code 83 track that will be used for the visible parts of the layout. I like the looks of this track very much and it's easy to work with as well.

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:37 PM

Today is the day!

I've laid the first few pieces of track:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 3:29 PM

I've installed the turnouts at the end of the staging yard:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 6:18 PM

I've added the first 12' of staging track:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:35 AM

Making sure it all fits:

 

I'm sure glad that this curve is hidden from view (19" radius)!

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:34 PM

I've doubled the capacity of my staging yard. That's a class 45 steam locomotive pulling 25 freight cars.

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:24 PM

Added another track for another beautiful train:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:15 PM

There's one more train for today:

 

 

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Posted by Edsland on Sunday, August 26, 2018 7:53 PM

They sure are pretty trains, looking forward to future updates

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, August 27, 2018 10:09 AM

I added another staging track. The train is the one my wife gave me as a birthday gift this year.

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, August 27, 2018 4:57 PM

I added a spot for the Trans Europe Express :

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, August 27, 2018 6:23 PM

And one more train for today:

 

 

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