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jbvb
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Posted - 11/01/2019 :  06:57:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is a great improvement.


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Graffen
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Posted - 11/02/2019 :  9:06:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The town of Holy Cross needed a turntable at the engine terminal.
So I decided to build my own 75 foot turntable from plans.
I haven't followed the plans 100%, but almost...
I designed the pit in CAD and 3D printed it in three interlocking parts.
The track around it is in a small trench in the print. I haven't even glued it yet as it fits so good.
The bridge is all wood.
There's some details left to do as the stay wires and the drive system.





Michael Graff
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Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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deemery
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Posted - 11/03/2019 :  08:08:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's an interesting idea for the turntable pit!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Graffen
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Posted - 02/22/2020 :  12:02:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I've started tracklaying again.

All of the dual gauge is finished, now it's HOn3 all the way!


The DCC concepts powerbase plates are being installed on the incline.
It should really help with traction for the lighter locomotives.


The tracks on the lower level is getting there, this is where the stock pens will be.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 02/22/2020 :  8:12:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I built a new workshop next to my layout room.
The layout is in the back of my big garage (1700 sq.foot), and I really needed a warm clean space to build models in....
This is how it looked on the 5th of January:


I had new doors installed last year.



Some of the lumber.


New door to the workshop.




I framed the walls with 2 x 4 lumber.
The room will be 17' x 15'.


OSB sheets over moisture barrier.


Door installed and sheetrock finished.


Walls painted and electrical work done.


Floor painted with 2-part epoxy.


The room in front is also getting there...


Bench tops are installed on special wall brackets screwed to the wall studs.


Storage shelves and work table.


Special place for the Anycubic printer...


Paint booth with filter.


The 14' long workbench getting ready for work.
I use LED armatures all over. LED tubes in the roof and LED strips over the workbenches.
Thanks for watching.
The project didn't take more than 3 weeks from start to finish.



Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 02/23/2020 :  1:44:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I glued the plates with waterproof carpenters glue.
I weighted it down to dry.




Then I applied the same glue on the plates. The reason for using waterproof glue is that I don't want to risk the plates or track getting loose when I apply ballast...


I use my laser cut sweep sticks to both keep the radius and help pressing the track down.


The tracks on the zero level is all laid now!
It's all about going up the mountain now!


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/23/2020 :  4:49:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Michael, you have been very busy since the beginning of January.

That is a great modeling room!



Bruce

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Philip
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Posted - 02/23/2020 :  9:12:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Busy! Lots accomplished!

Philip



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Tyson Rayles
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Graffen
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Posted - 02/24/2020 :  10:06:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Test of the Powerbase:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsUgP3VVnhs&feature=youtu.be


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 02/24/2020 :  3:32:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Test #2
https://youtu.be/BjTx_7Q-zgU


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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George D
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Posted - 02/24/2020 :  4:07:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking work area, Michael.

I'd never heard of the DCC Concepts Powerbase Plates till read your post. Your video tests are very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

George



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Graffen
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Posted - 02/25/2020 :  2:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Nice looking work area, Michael.

I'd never heard of the DCC Concepts Powerbase Plates till read your post. Your video tests are very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

George


Thanks!
The Powerbase system is very promising!
Test of the Blackstone C-19 with magnets.
https://youtu.be/xD17O24OvCQ


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 03/01/2020 :  3:46:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Control panel under construction.
45 x 16 cm made of 10 mm MDF.

This is the panel for the town of "Holy cross" on my layout.

I recessed the holes on the back for the switches and LEDs.



All the turnouts are switched with servos and are controlled by MGP's electronics (Möllehems GårdsProduktion, a swedish company that a friend has)


I use one panel decoder with 3 LED-12 cards and 4 servo-5 decoders. (And a Bluetooth module and Loconet power termination).


There will also be an outlet for a tethered hand control on it as well.
The panel will be painted black with white track lines and texts.
Then I'll add hinges at the bottom ,so the panel tilts out for easy service.



Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 03/02/2020 :  10:48:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote


I primed it with cellulose first and then black Badger Stynylrez primer.


I then airbrush painted white where the track lines were going to be.


I masked the lines with 1/16" automotive masking tape. I painted over the tape with white to minimize the risk of bleeding.


The panel was then painted with dark green acrylic paint. Around the tracks I shaded with black.


This is how it looked when I removed the masking tape.


I added texts with Microscale decals.


The panel is clearcoated with Alclad matte.

Now it's the fun part; installing all the electrical bits.

I use the panel control system from MGP Here in Sweden, a very competent system with its own programming app and uses Loconet for communication.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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