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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad V3 Locked

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, October 22, 2018 4:40 PM

I've added the service area, turntable, roundhouse, and other service tracks:

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:15 PM

I cut out a big question mark today:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:19 PM

This afternoon I got busy with my saw:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, October 26, 2018 4:52 PM

I'm starting to put the station on risers. Nothing is screwed in place yet, I need to fill the two gaps first:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:41 PM

Everything is now screwed and glued:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 4:09 PM

I made some more progress this afternoon:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 6:11 PM

Here's the last piece of the Bad Adomeit station. Tomorrow I will start gluing down roadbed.

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:11 PM

I've glued down all 130 pieces of the first roadbed layer this morning:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:31 PM

I couldn't resist, I just had to make sure the long express train fits into the station...

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 3:03 PM

Another test, making sure all turnouts fit and that I have enough:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:52 PM

I finished the ramp to the station, adding the second layer of roadbed and painting it all. Now it's ready for track.

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, October 29, 2018 2:50 PM

What a nice surprise! It's always good when something I ordered a long time ago suddenly shows up in my mailbox. Today there was a nice diesel engine made by BRAWA:

 

...and three passenger cars made by PIKO:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, October 29, 2018 6:19 PM

I started finishing the ramp. It's a pain to get at but I somehow managed to do it:

 

 

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Posted by Bigjim7 on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:54 AM
Nice room. Is most of this layout flat. It reminds me of the layouts at Train shows which I like that are flat and long. Are the German Loco's DC or they come also with decoders. Good work.
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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:03 AM

Bigjim7
Are the German Loco's DC or they come also with decoders

Most of them are DCC, factory equipped, with decoders from ESU, Uhlenbrock or Lenz. It is quite difficult to find a DC only loco these days.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:01 AM

Bigjim7
Nice room. Is most of this layout flat. It reminds me of the layouts at Train shows which I like that are flat and long. Are the German Loco's DC or they come also with decoders. Good work.
 

This layout will have a hilly landscape, no "Rocky Mountains". The layout runs on DCC, no sound.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:49 PM

I made it all the way up the ramp:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:33 PM

The ramp is complete, I've reached the station!

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:10 PM

Next I'm adding the second layer of roadbed. This will take some time as every piece has to be laser cut, all the holes for switch machines have to be drilled. I have to work with as much precision as possible because this layer defines where the track will go.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, November 3, 2018 4:21 PM

The second layer of roadbed is complete. Now it needs a coat of paint, then I can start laying track.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:11 PM

I painted everything so it can all dry overnight. As far as I know we have no other plans for tomorrow which means I can lay track all day long Big Smile!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, November 4, 2018 5:16 PM

I started laying track at the Bad Adomeit station. Because of all the turnouts it takes a lot of time to get it all wired and laid out halfway straight.

 

 

 

Obviously I couldn't call it a day without first trying out how it would look with a train on the newly laid track:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:40 PM

The first station track has been laid and the express train fits!

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:22 PM

I added this short track that will service the freight house:

 

 

I also added this track that will be used by commuter trains running back and forth between Bad Adomeit and the Eastern staging yard with a stopover at Rosenheim:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:24 PM

My mailman did it again! A new electric locomotive arrived today:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:53 PM

I added the next station track so the new locomotive has a place to go:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Edsland on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:51 PM

You have a mailman with great taste, very nice

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:32 PM

Here comes station track #3:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 9, 2018 4:32 PM

I've added a few turnouts and a few pieces of track to the East end of the station:

 

...and obviously it had to be tested with a train:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 9, 2018 6:08 PM

I've added another station track as well:

 

 

 

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