Lëtzebuerger N-Bunn 69 ||
The segments were built with strips of 1,8 cm x 1,8 cm and with plywood sheets of 5 mm. Screws and wood glue have been used. The track helix was built with thread screws plywood sheets of 5 mm.
Thereupon was laid mainly Fleischmann and (in the helix) Arnold flexible track.
Every meter current is fed into the rails by way of the rail joiners. The whole layout was laid with Post screws and Krause clamps.
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All the point motors have been installed underground. Next to every point a rectangle was cut out of the wood board. The point motors have then been installed the other way round. Some self-made engines would otherwise hit the point motors.
In the neighbourhood of the points, thin Busch plastic sheets were laid under the tracks in order to compensate the difference in height.
15 Fleischmann and 2 Minitrix points have been laid, all are electrofrog.
Thin ballasted plastic sheets were screwed on top of the point motors in the terminus station in order to disguise them and make them accessible.
There is an Arnold signal and a Minitrix railway crossing on the layout.
For shunting 8 Herkat uncouplers have been installed.
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The electric items are operated by a Fleischmann control panel. In the storage station every train has his own track, which is symbolized by a picture.
Operating is analogue with always just one train running. A number of points are programmable. On other places the current can be interrupted by way of switches. So it is possible to park many trains.
The current is supplied by two Titan transformers and one Feischmann.
All the buildings (with the exception of one) are self-made. The plans were drawn on graph paper. With clips the plan was fixed on carbon paper with a Bush plastic sheet underneath. After tracing the plan once more with a pencil, it appeared now on the plastic sheet. Everything was cut out with a cutter. The window frames are thin stripes of adhesive tape, which were laid on transparent plastic sheets (provided by the packings of the rolling stock).
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The houses were covered by roofs made of Kibri and Vollmer plastic sheets. Evergeen strips as well as ordinary wire have been used. Weinert, SCALE LINK and other manufacturers provided the railings. Colours are Humbrol and Plaka. Streetlamps are Viessmann. Cars are Marks, MZZ, Lemke, Tomytec, I. M. U., microlife-online, Oxford Diecast and others. Roadcolour is Faller. Signs and posters are computer self-made with the help of internet. Figures are Preiser, Merten, Noch and Faller.
Trees and bushes are Faller, Heki, Busch, Noch and others.
For landscaping grass and weeds all sorts of products have been used.
The walls are painted Kibri plastic sheets. The tunnel is a Peco product.
The rocks are Heki.
Diluted wood glue, Faller plastic glue and Henkel instant glue were used for fixing.
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Playing on the 1b Line

I estabished a timetable. By this way all the vehicles can be used for playing. Of course everything is free imagination but it allows running for hours. The freight train to the quarry in the valley has not yet been planned. To know the details in a PDF file, click on the small table beside.
Now the timetable operating can begin. For an optimal circulation the rails have to be cleaned. Besides the driving performances of the engines, the electric contact is essential. All wheels with tires have been replaced. All points are electrofrog.The wheels of all the vehicles are cleaned in regular intervals.
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The layout plays in the late sixties. Passenger traffic requires trains for:
- Workers who have to go to the steel mills.
- Employees who want to go to the capital.
- Pupils who must join a near secondary school.
- People looking for connection with the northern line (up to Liège and further).
Goods traffic removes parcels, wood, coal, buiding materials, agricultural machines, fertilizer, fresh products for the hotels. Later on a quarry is to be opened in the valley.
An enjoyable play on a reduced space is guaranteed!
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