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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 02:01:47 PM »

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I could have one made for you Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 10:37:05 PM »

Nice jugs too.


You had me scrolling back through the thread to see what I'd missed, before I realized that was a typo!

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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 06:55:39 AM »

yea at first I thought I missed something too and it's my thread!
maybe he's talking about my Man Boobs?
sorry, move along nothing to see here
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2013, 01:32:33 AM »

hi gil
nice looking turnouts ,i have tried but have always lost it when i have to check out the rails for the point blades.what gauge are you using?
kind regards kim
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »

I honor of MR 1-32 Grin
I am using 3/4" gauge
3/8n2
Or as Marc calls it Bastard Gauge Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
On3 wheel sets and track gauges
code 70 rail
I have been robbing mechanisms from On3 locomotives to build a 2-6-0-T Baldwin WWI trench locomotive and a 0-4-0 Porter , and I just got the Ruston that's next on the work bench
Thanks for the nice comment on the turnouts, I worked hard on making them correct, I like the way they came out, I just found some cool ground throws at a local show, so I can continue with my "LOOK MA no wires" theme
More to come
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2013, 03:59:52 PM »

hey gil
i dont know what your theme is for this project but i will post some photoes that may help.generally if you can build all the bits yourself do it ,with the ground throws there are some great examples around are great fun to build yourself i have never found the commercial ones useable.this series of photoes come from a disused armery that had a extensive system of 2 foot railway.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 04:40:30 PM »

your first picture is the standard by which I wanted my track and turnout to be like and look like. That's amazing that you chose that picture!
I knew that I could not make corrugated ties or sleepers that could be soldered, so I went with flat PC ties that are very thin, .060 so about 2 inches thick. I wanted the wide spacing to give the portable track feel. It's a brick/clay line with a South American feel or at least set in the early sixties. A line showing a lifetime of use with old and some new machines. One leg 2x10 feet will be clay beds and the portable track and excavators to remove and process it. A big bridge between county and city and a 2x10 feet scene of river crossing and city scene of the brick manufacture with raw clay going in and finished bricks coming out. There will be city tracks in the cobble stone street, and plenty of brick buildings.
I just have to figure out the RC power so I can keep making track and turnouts.
more to come
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2013, 03:42:55 PM »

Great photos, Kim -- thanks for sharing those!  -- Dallas
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2013, 04:06:52 PM »

Gil,

Take my advice, contact Bernard in Australia , for your RC needs, he will sort you out with chassis, neat little motors and great RC gear.

I tried sorting it out myself and learned the hard way  that it was a real pain to get all the separate bits and the costs savings between me doing it and figuring it all out and getting Bernard to supply a ready to run package really was neglible!

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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2013, 04:35:30 PM »

hi all.
ground throws,i like the german,french and all the other varieties around the world.they can be fiddle to get them working i usually end up designing my own.bernard used to have a etch in 1-35 scale of a european variety that could be made to work,i have 4 more photoes that could be of use in one photo there is 2 examples of ground throws,same place.
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2013, 05:11:42 PM »

thanks Kim and Gordon
I have a few ideas I am working on for ground throws, this new one is very close to prototypical
I was just looking at Bernard's Website last night.
I am not worried about RC, it's moving at revolutionary pace! It will be what I want soon.
thanks for the pictures, they help a lot!
Now about him building me a Decauville Loco, now that's another story, I am afraid to ask how much they cost?
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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2013, 01:19:54 AM »

thanks Kim and Gordon
I have a few ideas I am working on for ground throws, this new one is very close to prototypical
I was just looking at Bernard's Website last night.
I am not worried about RC, it's moving at revolutionary pace! It will be what I want soon.
thanks for the pictures, they help a lot!
Now about him building me a Decauville Loco, now that's another story, I am afraid to ask how much they cost?
More soon
Gil

  Decauville ?  Get to the back of a very long queue ! And they will be more than you would want to afford .
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« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2013, 02:22:13 AM »

Here are a couple of turnouts Bernard built for me . The first is the old design intended for old fashioned people who still power their rails .


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« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2013, 02:26:14 AM »

The second is for hip and happening people ( like me ) who don't want all the faff of powering their turnouts in the traditional way . These are just operated with a 1.5v battery .

   That means any layout I might build only needs power for lighting . Much simpler for me to get my head around .

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« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2013, 04:13:25 AM »

Hi Gil,

Thanks for the suggestion.
Since I have made ​​but also immediately got to work and started the construction of a piece of light railway track in 1:22.5.
A 5 m 600-mm field of railway track sleepers with grooves and S10 track profile it should be.
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