Studies in a year and i have not even started on the layout :appl: I think i will have to throw everything into excel if i remember how to operate with it :goofball:. 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 :smilie_daumenneg: 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. :cheeky4:
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.
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.
My old phone had broken down so i could not update at all. For 7 months i had to survive on a nokia with a 1mpx camera but this week i have finally bought a new one. Back to sharing pics on this dusty thread Recently i have weathered the Gullfiber car i am not convinced i like this method of weathering but its my first try so maybe it will evolve in something more pleasing when i gain some experiences in weathering with oils.
I think the weathering looks great. It is a bit heavy, but that's the thing about weathering (in modeling and prototype as well), the level of "distress" on cars and locos can go from complete rust-bucket to new paint in any given consist.
I love to over weather all my models never went towards the realism/accuracy of real life just what i found pleasant to the eye. Small update now i have finally time from studies because of the virus. They still are a work in progress.
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