Big things often have small beginnings. - Page 3 - Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource
Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource

Go Back   Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource > Model Train Workshop > My Layout
Forgotten your password?

My Layout Showcase your layout here - pictures, projects, progress, whatever!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2018, 11:31 PM   #21
DennyM
Station Master
 
DennyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 4,987
Scales Modeled: O, On30, HO gauges
Congrats Hudini. Been there, I had to do practical as well as written exams when I was in culinary school. The practical exams were nerve wracking especially pastry exams.
__________________
Denny

Southwest Michigan Modular Railroad Club
TCA #16-71617

Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement
DennyM is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-14-2018, 05:06 PM   #22
Hudini
Hobo
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poznań
Posts: 13
Studies in a year and i have not even started on the layout I think i will have to throw everything into excel if i remember how to operate with it . Can i mix the hmm i would called different metal? like ones are silverish and the other are goldish. Also the tracks are held together by i think brass connectors is that good or not? Last of all i will be posting my not rolling as i have no idea how to repair the trains stock i hope tonight. It so good to have finally energy after this exhausting year of learning. Cant wait to post more. I will write a lot more later tonight when i have less energy and more time for writing.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Snapchat-2001628936.jpg (581.0 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg Snapchat-680896216.jpg (621.6 KB, 3 views)
Hudini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 07:34 PM   #23
Nikola
Dispatcher
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,232
You can mix the silver and the gold track. The silver is nickel-silver and the gold is brass.

The only downside is appearance. Some people only like the look of one or the other, or prefer one color to the other. But you can intermingle them with no operational problems. I intermingle them as it does not bother me, plus sometimes the track is weathered anyway.

The nickel silver track resists oxidation better, so there is that. Seldom-used brass track might occasionally require a mild cleaning so the trains pick up the electricity well.

Yes, brass connectors connect them together. The same connectors work on either type of track.
Nikola is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-14-2018, 07:56 PM   #24
Lemonhawk
Dispatcher
 
Lemonhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,780
Scales Modeled: HO
Actually I think NS track oxidizes but that oxide is conductive as opposed to the brass oxidizing to a non-conductive surface, hence needing to be cleaned more often.
Lemonhawk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2018, 06:37 AM   #25
Hudini
Hobo
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poznań
Posts: 13
Well well after 10 hours of trying to make my bad photos even worse i finally took pictures of most of my stock. I also took me another evening to pile up and count into excel my tracks. But the question is what to do next. I dont think its possible to run 30 analog trains that dont even run anyways on a space of 2x4m. I tried to use the scarm thingy but i simply cant put on my ideas into the program. As for the how to do the rust thing on the tanks i think i can do way better as i have achieved better rusting effects in the past on military models. Need to practice with some stuff than i will post a guide when i am satisfied i achieved some decent quality.Is there a best height to have your layout placed from the ground? Also how does one clean the cars i cleaned the first 30 locos from 30 years old dust and i had given up on the rest. Expanding the thought how does one even try to clean up the scenery from dust ? I dont see myself using a brush or some other small tool to clean up 8 square meters of ground. I tried to put as much as information as on the back of the tracks into the excel. Now i need your help guys as there is 0 info except the producer on the back of the trains and i have literally 0 knowledge on what these are could you help identify them for me? In addition is there a dictionary for layout slang i suppose ? for example i have no idea what rr cars are and cant find anything about them on the internet. I am in love with the big red steamtrain i can certainly tell its my favourite.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.jpg (1.88 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 2.jpg (1.49 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 3.jpg (1.82 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 4.jpg (1.51 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 5.jpg (2.11 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 6.jpg (2.41 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 7.jpg (1.87 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 8.jpg (2.47 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 9.jpg (4.58 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 10.jpg (2.78 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 11.jpg (2.38 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 12.jpg (2.27 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 13.jpg (3.70 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 14.jpg (2.14 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 15.jpg (3.32 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 16.jpg (2.91 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 17.jpg (1.87 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 18.jpg (4.63 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 19.jpg (2.72 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 20.jpg (2.01 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 21.jpg (2.59 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 22.jpg (3.50 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 23.jpg (3.91 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 24.jpg (3.01 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 25.jpg (2.45 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 26.jpg (1.86 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 27.jpg (1.94 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 28.jpg (1.89 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 29.jpg (1.74 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 30.jpg (2.29 MB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 31.jpg (1.84 MB, 2 views)
Hudini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2018, 06:39 AM   #26
Hudini
Hobo
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poznań
Posts: 13
Excel sheet of the tracks i have at the moment.
Attached Images
File Type: png 32.png (34.8 KB, 8 views)
Hudini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2018, 06:50 AM   #27
VegasN
Dispatcher
 
VegasN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: N Las Vegas
Posts: 1,963
Scales Modeled: N & HO
Images: 1
Impressive collection
__________________
B.V.R.R Tracking The Future
VegasN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2018, 08:04 AM   #28
MichaelE
Dispatcher
 
MichaelE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 2,167
Scales Modeled: HO
Very nice. I like the DB locomotives. I came very close to buying a BR 232 Class with sound last night.

No one had any passenger cars for the locomotive.
MichaelE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2018, 10:07 AM   #29
DennyM
Station Master
 
DennyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 4,987
Scales Modeled: O, On30, HO gauges
Very nice collection you have there Hudini.
__________________
Denny

Southwest Michigan Modular Railroad Club
TCA #16-71617

Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement
DennyM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 11:00 AM   #30
Hudini
Hobo
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poznań
Posts: 13
In process of weathering one of the diesels.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PicsArt_07-03-09_1530716401068.49.42.jpg (912.5 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg PicsArt_07-03-09_1530716414294.49.16.jpg (918.8 KB, 9 views)
Hudini is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


» Visit These Sites:
LGB World

Or Our European Train Website ModelRailForum




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.