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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad V3

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, September 17, 2018 3:38 PM

I've added a staging track for another long passenger train. Now there's only one missing, then the staging yard will be complete!

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, September 17, 2018 5:01 PM

The last staging track is in place. Unfortunately I've completely run out of freight AND passenger cars so instead of the long train that would normally be parked here I unpacked a very short one:

 

 

As a test I have placed the turnouts that will be at the end of the yard:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:25 PM

Before I start working on the visible layout I did some finetuning of the plan. Small changes all that I believe are an improvement. Here's the new plan:

Again, here's a larger version: http://www.gamrailroad.com/images/BRIII/2018/Rosenheim%2012_8.pdf

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:25 PM

There's not much going on right now, I'm too busy work wise. Still, I've made some adjustments to the track plan again:

 

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Posted by Edsland on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:33 PM

looks like a great plan

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:19 PM

I cut a gap into the background to gain access to the tunnel track that will soon be installed in this area:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:07 AM

I waited as long as I could but this morning I finally removed the N scale east staging yard. Now there is no way back...

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:45 AM

The N scale return loop radius is to tight for H0 so it had to go:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:19 PM

Here comes the lower return loop that will lead to the visible part of the layout:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, October 05, 2018 6:09 PM

Today I finally started to work on the visible part of the layout:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 2:54 PM

I've started to cut out some subroadbed. The curve radius is 8m (26' 3").

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:26 PM

This part of the subroadbed is now up on risers, even if it's only 20mm above the benchwork:

 

 

I've cut out more subroadbed on the other end as well:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, October 08, 2018 1:29 PM

I've started working on the ramp to the Bad Adomeit station:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:45 PM

The hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico is sending rain bands over Central Florida so you don't really know when the weather will allow you to work outside. So when I saw sunshine after my lunch I decided to take a short break from work and cut the three sheets of plywood that will form the base for the Bad Adomeit station:

 

 

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:22 PM

Will you be adding catinary for your electric locomotives? 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:29 PM

SouthPenn

Will you be adding catinary for your electric locomotives? 

 

Yes Big Smile!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:01 PM

I have started to add the second layer of roadbed:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:20 PM

During my lunch break I painted the roadbed as far as I have it installed. Now I can lay the first track that will be part of the visible layout!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:07 PM

Before I can lay track in the visible area I have to finish the staging yard first:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:14 PM

I didn't get it all done today but there is always tomorrow.

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, October 12, 2018 4:30 PM

It's done! The staging yard is complete!

 

 

Here's the transition from the PIKO code 100 to the more prototypical Tillig code 83 track. Also, as this is the border to the next power district, all rails have insulators:

 

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Posted by tedtedderson on Friday, October 12, 2018 9:11 PM

Michael, 

I was browsing the forum and came across one of your comments in another thread.  "He's back!", i said to my wife after finding this thread.  Several months out of the loop but very excited to get up to speed on your new layout.  I know nothing about German prototype but I'm looking forward to watching your progress.  Very cool indeed! 

T e d

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:27 AM

tedtedderson
"He's back!"

Oh yes, I am Big Smile!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:35 AM

I'm out of the tunnel. That's so much fun!

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:16 PM

I laid a few more feet of track today:

 

 

I had to at least check how a train will look on the new main line:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, October 14, 2018 6:10 PM

The mainline is slowly getting longer:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, October 15, 2018 6:14 PM

The mainline has reached the next tunnel and the ramp that leads to the Bad Adomeit station:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, October 19, 2018 4:48 PM

At some point I will have to make buildings and one of the main features of buildings in Germany are the tiled roofs. So I spent a few hours today to figure out greyscales and laser settings to get my laser to engrave a halfway convincing pattern. This is what it looks like so far. It will need some improvement but I think I can work with this:

 

 

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