ZELLIN layout

zdrada69 Aug 11, 2015

  1. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice! However, there looks like to be a kink between straight track and its matching curve on this post's top picture, on its upper left part.

    Optical illusion?

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    I think you are referring to the photo of the whole layout and the problem with outer track. You are right. I mentioned that this is my first layout ever and it was also my first experiance with Marklin flex tracks. I did not take into account the difference in the length of outer an inner rail properly. Adding the fact that I used double sided tape to fix the track I finally ended up with a problem. I had to do some soldering but it is still a weak place. Long steam engine sometimes have a problem in that place. Actually it depends on the direction of movement but I was lucky that it is OK withe the proper direction - right track movement as it is on German prototype.
     
  3. ddechamp71

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    OK. Good point. As long as it doesn't derail on the correct way... ;)
    Dom
     
  4. zdrada69

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    I am definitely not proud of that place. Maybe in the future I will cut out part of the track and replace it. But I think this is one of necessary "beginner's mistakes".
     
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    Some new development with the subject of tournout control. I used a new product from Czech company MTB Model. They new product - switch motor is called MP1. I was able to install it at my layout. The positive about this switch motor is that you can easily adjust the size of the movement: 3mm, 6mm, 9mm. This makes it good for Z scale. It is not possible to control speed of the switch motor but it is rather slow and realistic. You can see how it works on the films (sorry for the mobile - hand operated quality):

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    Bottom view:
     
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    Construction month No 7 (July) - part II

    Properties are getting ready:


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    There is a bus stop in the village

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  7. ZFRANK

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    Great progress on the layout. I like the switch machines you are using. / Frank
     
  8. mdvholland

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    Very nice, Pawel. I like those grown over fences and the garden shed.

    I am very curious after these switch machines, I ordered some at http://www.zeuke-tt.com/en/accessories/
    Hope to find out about them soon.

    Matt
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

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    Very nice! I like the flowers growing on the arbor.

    Charlie
     
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    Garden sheds are MBZ products. Grown over fences are made using technique I developed. This technique is described in Post #24
     
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    Construction month No 7 (July) - part III

    There are some marked tourist rutes on the layout. Initially I planned to use ready Kibri item but finally decided to produce my own:
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    Tourists can have a rest around the camp fire:
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    And the first telegragh poles (Shapeway products) are in place:
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    Construction month No 7 (July) - part IV

    Country road is ready. Cows left some signs of their yourney to the pasture ...

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    Cows have place to eat grass ...

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    Kids have a place to play ...

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    There is a place for wet blankets ..

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    Some preparation for future track repairs

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    Shapeway's cottage with a green - grass roof- inspired by some cotteges I saw during my visit to Danmark.

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    Construction month No 8 (August) - part I

    I followed up with farm area and especially equipment:

    Tractor - Shapeways (by Walter - "southernscale")
    Water container, farming equipment (harrow, big "rakes") - KO-MI Miniaturen (German small scale producer - http://www.komi-miniaturen.de/)
    Wooden fence - Faller
    Farm buildings - MBZ (http://www.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/)
    Pile of straw - self-made.

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    The milk containers are waiting to be picked-up by Milk-Cooperative people (KO-MI Miniaturen kit)
    Pile of bully - self-made.


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  14. Raytl

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    Wow, what a cool layout!
     
  15. zdrada69

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    Construction month No 8 (August) - part II

    It is worth to add some live and human beeings on the layout !

    It is time to have some rest. Maybe to drink coffee...

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    Some people travel by bike...

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    Others are waiting for bus (typical German symbol for bus stop was added as well ot the roof of the shed)

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    Construction month No 8 - PART III

    The last building - switching house is installed. This is a resin model of Artitec (discontinued)

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    The big hole is waiting for semaphore...

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    I decided to have also the lines in which there were wires to control turnouts and semaphores (left hand side of the rails)

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    Some cut birch was added to wait to be loaded and send:

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  17. Steffen B

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    Hi Pawel,

    nice to see lots of details and little scenes. Thank you for sharing. What's the way you made your wonderful trees?

    Steffen
     
  18. zdrada69

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    Trees on the layout are mix of my production and products available from small producers in Poland and Czech Republic.

    I think that it is good to recommend some small producers:
    http://www.mbrmodel.eu/
    http://www.kobza.lodz.pl/
    http://www.model-scene.com/

    I do my trees using different techniques. One metchod is to use natural material as a base - in this case I use NOCH 23100. The second one is based on Loren Snyder's technique. You can find more on the thread: http://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/lorens-trees.82370/#post-921593

    Based on Loren's technique I also did some micro-trees. This was a project to tribute an micromodeller Adam66 from Warsaw. He is doing his amazing models in 1:700 scale. You can find photos of those models here: http://forum.modelarstwo.info/threads/budynki-tabor-i-pojazdy-w-skali-1-700.20851/page-49

    1:700 oak:

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    1:700 pine:
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    1:700 larch

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    1:700 spruces:

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    1:700 birches:
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    You can also find some interesting photos concerning model trees here (unfortunately text is in Polish):

    Z - scale Forum: http://www.zetka.pdg.pl/showthread.php?tid=199&highlight=drzewek
    General (mostly HO forum): http://forum.modelarstwo.info/threads/realistyczne-drzewka.2002/
     
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  19. SJ Z-man

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    EXCELLENT attention to detail, realistic scenes, lots of angles, real world.

    The MTB turnout motors are similar to Hoffman's (http://www.railroomelectronics.co.uk/Point-Motors/Hoffman/Page1.aspx). However, the MTB allows for adjustable throw but the motor current is nearly double the Hoffman and about 10 times more than a Tortoise! Most all Accessory decoders will NOT drive these (usually limited to 20-40 mAmp) unless the decoder has a relay output.

    Soooooo appreciate *all* the links. That's the way to publish !!!
     
  20. zdrada69

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    Construction month No 8

    There is an observation tower, place for tourist camp-fire and the tourist trail across pine "forrest"
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    Semaphores are installed:

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