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  Plans and Projects
Plans and Projects
 

Actual Track Plan

At the begining the layout consisted of two segments. It had a  length of 214 cm and a wide of 72 cm.

On level 0 cm there is a storage station for 3 trains and 3 railcars.

At letter W a 5 levelled track helix leads to the terminus station on level + 21 cm.

Near A and B the layout is to be extended in a circle throughout the room.

Letter S situates the layout control panel .

 

Planned Extension

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The layout is to be extended to 9 segments and one removable element.
In the valley of the brook a quarry, a road and a level crossing are to be constructed.
The quarry will receive its own narrow gauge railway. It is coloured in blue on the plan.
On the road a leisury traffic is to be imitated. The Faller Car System is coloured in red.
On the top of a tunnel of the line1b, will be built a part of the castle of the small ardenne town .

 
 
  The Segment with the Brewery
   

The segment has the size of 130 X 72 cm. It consists on level 0 of a maintrack and 4 sidetracks. The radii are 39,5 cm and 43 cm. The tracks are placed provisionally and drawn. With the compass saw I cut rectangles of 2,5 X 8 cm for the Fleischmann motors. 6 cables of 1,5 mm are laid into the segment with the help of Brawa plugs 3093. 2 are for the driving current (14 V DC), 2 for switching current (16 V AC)  and 2 cables with 14 V AC are for lights and animation elements. A white 3 mm MDF sheet is installed as a control panel.

   
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Sections without current are equipped with plastic rail joiners (Arnold 1170, Fleischmann 22214) and joiners with soldered cables (Arnold HN8032, Fleischmann 22217). The Fleischmann track control panel items are fixed on the MDF sheet. The side parts of the segment are installed and fixed with white glue and clamps. The horinzontal strips are cut to measure one by one. Holes are drilled inside to put the cables. After this the strips are installed with screws and white glue.The plywood panel for the upper level is cut and applied.

   
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The tournout is provisionally laid and sketched in. The one meter track radii are drawn with a self-made MDF pattern. The plywood panel is removed and a rectangle of 2,5 X 8 cm is sawn out for the Fleischmann motor. The cables are laid into the bars and the terminal strips are screwed. The plywood sheet for the upper part is glued and screwed. The tracks are laid and fixed with Post miniature screws. At the transition of the segment lies a short track on a thin Busch Plastic sheet. 

   
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This has to be gravelled and decorated in a way that it doesn't stick and can be removed, when the segments are separated. Around the rectangular hole for the turnout motor I glued a frame with plastic sheets. On top of it is fixed a lid with small screws. To reduce the height of the Heljan brewery N 678  stripes were cut out of the walls. A roof and a platform to load the wagons and the lorries had been added. The brewery was painted beige with Humbrol colours.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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A frame with the height of 3,5 mm encloses the brewery. It has to receive the recessed track of the yard. A small administration house was built with the help of photographs out of Busch plastic sheets, Kibri slate sheets and Evergreen stripes. The windows and the doors consist of stripes of adhesive tape, which were laid on transparent sheets. At the the entrance to the brewery a gate was installed. I used the moving Viessmann water crane 5832. It was sawn and flush mounted.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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To operate it, I had to connect a Viessmann Power Module 5215 to my Fleischmann transformator 6705.The gate is operated by key switches. In addition to this a Viessmann relay 5551 operates the Saint Andrew crosses 5803 for the brewery yard and cuts the current when the gate is closed. For this I had to install subsequently a current break with my Roco saw. It is supplied with current by a Fleischmann rail- joiner 22217 with soldered cable.  I fixed one of the Saint Andrew crosses on to a self-made mast with 2 mm brass H profiles.

 
   
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The brewery gate was made out of Busch sheets, Evergreen stripes and 0,8 mm brass rods.  I cut the Viessmann 5832 water crane and drilled a small hole into the base. The gate was glued with gel instant glue. The wall with the gate mechanism is hollow underneath and can simply to be put upon a stripe.The Kibri 37969 wall sheets got a cote of Humbrol 67. Afterwards single stones were painted with Humbrol 27, 64, 31 and 98. When everything was dry, I applied water-soluble Plaka 72 colour.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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With a moist towel I dotted and rubbed, so that the grey colour remained in the joints. I installed the Mafen 4131.12 dwarf signal in front of the brewery gate. The cable conduits were made of plastic sheets and painted. The signal is connected to the relay that operates the gate, the Saint Andrew crosses and the driving current. In the back of the brewey yard I installed a further uncoupler. I built a diesel tank and an emptying station for a tank wagon out of Faller parts as well as sheets and bars of many providers. As a lamp I used the MU_N-A00257 and as a diesel fuel pump the MU_N-A00124.

 
   
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The brewery receives the fuel for the brewing and the diesel for its lorries by rail. This means further shunting. The three brewery buildings received a LED interior illumination. Outside, above the doors, came Viessmann 6442 lamps. Under the roof of the loading platform I installed a white LED. The Kibri chimney was drilled and filed from beneath. At the top I installed a Seuthe smoke generator and led the cables trough a pipe to 2 push buttons. A Kemo timer ensures, that the machine does not overheat.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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I made the lorry garage out of Busch, Evergreen and Kibri sheets and stripes. The furniture comes from Modellbahn Union. The tires are Faller 975078 items. The chair and the oil stoves are self-made. Inside the building was installed a white LED. The lamp above the office door is the Modellbahn Union N-A00252 item. The railings for the stairs were plied out of 0,3 mm wire and fixed together by instant gel glue. The vent pipes of the garage were made out of a tube and sawn-off brass nails.

 
   
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I made the Fatima sanctuary with the help of photographs and a Preiser figure.The bows were filed out of a 4 mm wooden strip.The Fatima itself was a cut out photograph glued upon a grey plastic sheet.The sheets are Kibri (37971 for the walls and 37960 for the roof) and Busch. The profiles are Evergreen and the colours Humbrol. As fences I used Vapeur 70 and Heljan ladders.The sanctuary will be illuminated by 2 searchlights. I built the engine shed consulting photographs. I used 2 rails with Fleischmann track spacing as a starting point.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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For the lenght I took a steam engine with a tender. After these premises I drew the walls and the windows on scale paper.The plan was drawn in a way that the whole building can be transferred  with carbon paper  to one yellow Busch 7203 sheet. For the doors I carved planks into the yellow Busch sheets 7203. I painted them with matt brown Humbrol 62 color. After this, I painted the window stones with a grey mixture and the walls with Humbrol 34. Finally I glued the windows and the doors behind the building walls.

 
   
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The building was put together. The thin Busch sheets had been reinforced by Evergreen 153 strips. For the roof I glued Kibri slate sheets 7971 upon yellow Busch 7203 sheets. The Kibri sheets have first been bent with a file at the roof top and near the gutters. The gutters consist of Evergreen 241 half round stripes. I glued them upon narrow stripes of Busch 7203 yellow sheets. I bent the waste pipes out of 1 mm wire. I fixed them with super glue. Afterwards I painted them with Humbrol 56 silver colour. On a very old photograph I discovered a water tower.

 
 
 
 
   
 
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I had to adapt the dimensions to the shed and the brewery. In order to draw the octagons, I opened an autoform in the PC. I formated it in the dimensions of the tower und printed it on cardboard. Once cut out, I could transfer it upon plastic sheets. I built the tower as formerly described. It was equipped with a Ratio ladder and a Viessmann 6442 lamp. On the PC I drew a jauge, railroad pannels and posters. They were printed on a white Micro Application film..

 
 
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Next to the football ground a refreshment stand with a ticket desk and lavatories will be set up. The building was made as described above. It was equipped with a LED light. The roof can be removed. With the compass saw I cut a 3 mm MDF board for the street and the standing places of the football ground. I also made 2 gates, a score board, hedges and wire fences.
On the wooden landscape structures I fixed Noch wire netting with the glue pistol. On this I laid plaster bandages.

 
 
 
 
   
 
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The rocks are collected slate stones. I modelled everything with window putty. Behind the brewery I fixed a fence from the ship modelling range. The streetlamps consist of 2 mm brass H profiles and Viessmann parts. I created the meadows wit Heki Decovlieβ, materials from Woodland, Busch and wood glue. The trees are Faller, Heki, Hünerbein Natur and Busch. The roads were painted with Faller colour.

 
   
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A Viessmann sound module was switchted in paralell by a relais to the gate. Into the investigation pit of the garage came a Busch weldering bulb. Beneath the football ground I placed a programmable WayinTop sound element. The fence at the locomotive shed is an Ndetail item. The signs are self-made out of 0,3 mm wire, 0,3 mm plastic sheets and decals. The buffer stop is Weinert. Beneath the dead end track to Bastogne I fixed a balcony for derailed trains.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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The brewery received a further loading platform for lorries. The brass ladders from the Faller 222195 kit were plied, coloured and glued. Behind the garage I fixed a shelter to the wall. Signs and a milestone were installed into the road to Noertrange. I make the football ground out of plastic sheets and brass parts. The lines were cut with a plotter. I ordered an Oxford ambulance with a flashing light at Letitlight in Rastatt and redecorated it using decals.

 
   
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In front of the brewery came a Faller bicycle stand. I glued N-train sacks into the Herpa trailers.The railway and street signs are self-made. The Viessmann St Andrew cross was installed slightly recessed. The chimney sweepers are Noch items.

   
   
   
   
     
   
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  The Segment with the Station
   
 
 
 
 
   

On the station segment I motorized the Faller platform crane with the Viessmann 5832 item. With 0,3 mm wire I altered the angle of the Faller crane so that it doesn't touch the wagons. The goods shed recieved a LED lighting. Next to the shed I built a lorry scale with plastic sheets and profiles.The pub was wrapped into Auhagen pavement scheets. It received interior lighting, new doors, tables, chairs, fences and a letter box. A Viessmann 6474 lantern enlightens now the terrace.The wall pedestals of the three buildings received an emanel and water painting with various colours.

 
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The Sherman tank was replaced by an Artitec model. The flower pots and the memorial slab consist of plastic sheets and strips. The dahlias are Busch items. I placed an altered MKK crane into the carpenter's yard. The rocks near the tunnel are original slate stones fixed with window putty. The turnout levers, the milestone and the telephone were made of sheets, round profiles, strips and 0,3 mm wire. They were decorated with decals and Humbrol colours.

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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The furniture shop got a new painting with Humbrol and Plaka colours. The furniture consists of Modellbahn-Union, RailNscale and Faller items. The paintings are miniaturized photographs. The interior lighting is Viessmann. The wall lights on the buildings in the yard are Modellbahn-Union items. The lantern in the yard was self made.
The first 2 houses of the street also received interior lighting and partly a new painting. On the terrace over the garage came a Transmondia parasol and Faller garden tables and chairs. The station building received interior furniture and lighting. Outside I fixed new windows, signs and a washbasin.
 

 
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Zebra crossings and other road markings have been cut with a Silhouette plotter. The road signs are Artitec. The lorry scale was furnished. The signal boards were drawn by Adobe Illustrator, printed on decals and fixed on 0,25 mm plastic sheets. I installed new Auhagen buffer stops. In the middle of the railway crossing, Evergeen strips have been glued and painted with Humbrol colours.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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  The Segment with the Track Helix
   
   
   
   
   
 

Under the tunnel I added 2 toggle switches and luster clamps. Hereby are operated Faller 272220 streetlamps and Viessmann LED houselights. I fixed the relays for the hearts of the turnouts 13 and 14 on a board next to the transformer. The removable part with the park was extended downward with bars. After this an MDF sheet for 4 switches and a bar with luster clamps could be installed.

 
   
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With screws I fixed a plywood panel for a children's playground. An altered Langley rounabout is moved by an ONPIRA TDY-12 motor with 2,5 rotations per minute. I transformed a Viessmann H0 seesaw and installed it partly under the surface. I created public toilets for the park with the childrens' playground in my usual method. The old lamps in front of the mansion were replaced by Beli-Beco items.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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In the yard I put 2 Viessmann park lanterns into the stairwalls. Inside the mansion came 2 Viessmann LED lamps. A gate allows the access from the yard to the park. The gardening tools of the town administration are stocked in the next-building. Above the barn gate I fixed a Modellbahn Union wall lamp. The lamps of the main-street have been replaced by Faller items.I cut 2 rectangles with the compass saw into the landscape. 

 
   
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For the childrens' playground I made a slide, a double swing, a sandpit and a platform for benches and a litterbox. I used Langley, Modellbahn Union, Evergreen and Faller parts. The figures are Noch and Merten items. The litterboxes are out of 2 mm tubes and 0,45 mm brass wire. Out of the Viessmann well I made a Michel Rodange Fox fountain. I fixed everything with screws and frames of wooden strips. To the park was added a self-made kiosk .

   
   
   
   
   
   
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The street signs have been redesigned with Adobe Illustrator and fixed as decals on Evergreen 0,25 mm sheets. The posts consist of 0,5 mm wire. I installed 2 WayinTop sound modules of 4,5 V. For the childrens' playground I used a free internet download and shortened it to 6,7 MB mp3 with Sound Forge. For the well water noise was recorded in a nearby park and adapted to the duration of about 3 minutes in mp3 with Sound Forge. I installed the switches directly in front of the visual scenes. The parts can be dismantled and reprogramed.

 
   
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  The Segment with the Castle
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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I dismantled the Kibri castle. The segment was extended upwardly with bars and plywood panels. Thus the street is on the level of the castle. Underneath were added an MDF panel for 3 switches and and a bar with luster clamps. Subsequently I fixed Noch wire mesh with the glue pistol. On this I laid plaster bandage. The castle is built with Bush, Evergreen, Kibri, Auhagen and Kestrel parts.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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I dismantled the Viessmann park lanterns 6474, plied the brass tube by 90° and shortened the socklet. They were fixed as wall lanterns on the buildings. In the slope of the hill 3 Brawa 83013 searchlights and Faller trees were fixed. Beneath the castle I installed a further ONPIRA TDY-12 motor for the fairground organ. This one was built out of a Lemke trailer, plastic sheets, Evergreen as well as Auhagen parts.

 
   
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The cables of a Schönwitz 01-03-06-09 LED were laid trough a brass tube under the yard. I designed the front decoration using a photograph with Adobe Illustrator and printed it by laser on a decal. A Noch figure turns on a 1 mm brass screw. A Noch sound module provides the music. I installed the loudspeaker underneath the well.