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My coal mine scale 1:22.5

Started by Design-HSB, May 05, 2011, 05:45:40 AM

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Malachi Constant

Helmut --

That's a wonderful little wheelbarrow, full of character.  Lots of fun watching you develop a scene that you know so well.

-- Dallas Mallerich  (Just a freakin' newbie who stumbled into the place)
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Frederic Testard

The detailing and finish of this wheelbarrow are very nice, Helmut.
Frederic Testard


Meanwhile, the wheelbarrow has also received islets and the last piece of wall was also designed in different colors.

Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal


It goes on in my coal mine.

Once it was the diorama to decompose further.

Cover plate removed for better access

Where I was at it, I've also done the same time a picture from below.

Diorama from below.

The reason for this workthe pivot platform is that I want to integrate as the original.

The swivel base model

Now I could roll the car on my first pivot platform.

Very first test of the swivel base.

View of the swivel base down in the diorama.

After the first successful test, I can now build on the pivot soothes platform.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal



But it goes further and the last days I've spent so that the latch on of the pivot platform design, here are the first pictures.

Lock for pivot platform (locked)

Lock for pivot platform (unlocked)
Of course it works, and to my surprise, even better than the original.
Only it is of course quite finished yet, but that in between to watch, maybe even interesting.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal

Ray Dunakin

Pretty cool. I like the concept of the pivot platform -- kind of a small turntable for tight spaces.
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


Hi Ray,

thank you very much, here is the continuation of modeling.

Since I do want to build this army field in the model railroad track, I have worried only once a pattern of an original.

Army Field Railway Track

First I have the clamps built on the model to scale.

Clamping plates for army field railroad track.

Then after I built a pattern, a threshold model.

Army field model railroad track emerging patterns already primed with a rust color.

The sleepers are cut from polystyrene waste.
For the holes I have just as for the track made a jig.

I start the Army field model railway construction.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal


You have lost your mind.

In a good way.



nice work on the track details.
You may ask yourself: "Well, how did I get here?"



I am an unreliable witness to my own existence.

In the corners of my mind there is a circus....



Meanwhile, I've been tinkering and would like to present the results here.

Siding with the locked and Heeresfeldbahn thresholds.

Siding finished with gravel.

Even on my boots so I Wascher busy with roof sleepers.

Etched as part of the roof threshold

Connection via terminal plate with screws and nuts M 0.6, of course electrically isolated.

Roof sleeper track from below.

Roof sleeper track with coin for size comparison.

The track is designed for the tunnel established by mine cars.

Of course, moving models offer even more and why I have built more quickly a spinner.

Turntable stage with electrically isolated rails.

Circular track with a hub and sliding contacts for power transmission.

Turntable fitted with servo drive.

So now is build it further, because on Sunday the 4th September, I want to show my model in the monastery gallery.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal

Ray Dunakin

Wow, that track is put together just like the real thing!
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


Most satisfactory. Should you ever want to publish the diorama, I might know somebody who could help .... -- Russ


This will be the completion take some time but until then I can still write the occasional report.

Just as there are only supplement once again a picture of a model of the turntable.
Ray, yes, such a construction is modeled after a challenge.

Monastery tunnel turntable with catch hills beyond.

Servo-drive turntable view from below.

In collecting the hill then inserted and the drive of the turntable.

Russ, I think when I'm on is perhaps a more beautiful you are reporting.
It still lacks a lot of detailed work especially aging and weathering.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal