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  • #76
    Very nice. I love the subtle difference in the coloring of the stones.

    Shouldn't the layout room be heated to a constant temperature? I wonder about extreme fluctuations in temperature affecting certain parts of the layout, especially tracks.

    Arthur
    Arthur

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    • #77
      The bridge is great, Troels, with its nicely shaped and colored stones. Don't get ill in the cold weather, though.

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      • #78
        quote:


        Originally posted by CieloVistaRy


        Very nice. I love the subtle difference in the coloring of the stones.

        Shouldn't the layout room be heated to a constant temperature? I wonder about extreme fluctuations in temperature affecting certain parts of the layout, especially tracks.

        Arthur


        Of course it should, but my funds haven't got room for maintaining a more pleasant temperature with the present heater, which already uses as much power as the heat pump heating our whole home. I'm sure the layout won't be harmed by the present temperature... it is still heated, if by too small a wattage... I did not solder all rail joints, so the tracks are free to contract or expand. Next year I'll have a heat pump installed in the train shed, and will have four times the heat output from the same wattage.
        Troels Kirk

        Näsum, Sweden

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        • #79
          I've been following this saga for a while now, just signed up today. I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said, bravo!

          I feel like your "train house" should become the gallery. How did you illuminate the blinking green lantern on the end of the wharf?

          I look forward to my daily fix of construction updates!

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          • #80
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            Originally posted by wanderingsailor


            I've been following this saga for a while now, just signed up today. I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said, bravo!

            I feel like your "train house" should become the gallery. How did you illuminate the blinking green lantern on the end of the wharf?

            I look forward to my daily fix of construction updates!


            Thank you! I drilled a hole up into the solid plastic lantern, and inserted an LED that is blinking green all by itself... no circuitry, just a resistor.
            Troels Kirk

            Näsum, Sweden

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            • #81
              Troels,

              As with the rest of your work the bridge looks great.

              I fully understand your battle with the cold - two weeks ago I was able to squeeze out about 1/2 hour in an unheated garage spray painting with the temp hovering around freezing. Not the best environment for quality work.

              That said, I think we're all excited that you may be building some new structures while in the main house.

              Dave

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              • #82
                Well Dave, I'm in the active planning stage for my next build, the Tesdorf Weavery for Teal's Cove. Three buildings plus a lean to shed.

                I had visitors in the train shed yesterday, and we ran trains and had fun out there for two hours before retreating to the main house to thaw. Trains ran without any trouble, so I must have ironed out any track trouble. A sweet six year old ran a Forney from the turntable through the whole layout, staging, reverse loop and back on speed setting one... I'm proud that it never stalled once!
                Troels Kirk

                Näsum, Sweden

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                • #83
                  Happy days Troels....I wish you a profitable new year at the theater.....so you can finally get some heat into your trains shed.....(I want it to be nice and toasty[:-hot] when Irene and I come visit!

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                  • #84
                    Thanks Tom! I have sold quite a lot of paintings in december, and we plan to buy a heat pump real soon. There was only eight degrees C out there half an hour ago...

                    You and Irene, and all other forum folks too, are of course always most welcome to visit us!
                    Troels Kirk

                    Näsum, Sweden

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                    • #85
                      "godt nytar"....All the best to you and your family.

                      Bill

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                      • #86
                        Godt Nytar to you and yours too Geezer.
                        Troels Kirk

                        Näsum, Sweden

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                        • #87
                          Working a little again... First build of 2010 is the humble beginnings of the Tesdorf Weavery.

                          I've cut out all subwalls from the usual black matte cardboard. This time I'll try something other than the prepainted mi-teintes pastel paper. I had a pad of dutch watercolor paper lying, and cut strips from that, both for the clapboard and for the narrow battens for the board and batten parts.

                          I'll paint the finished walls instead of the prepaint.

                          Sorry for the bad photos... they are lit by my daylight work-lamp only... and black and white is not the digital sensor's best subject...




                          Troels Kirk

                          Näsum, Sweden

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                          • #88
                            Troels,

                            Do you sketch elevations, or any other type of plan view, of your structures before you build them or do you just pick out the window and door elements and then just start cutting paper? The weavery looks to be off to a good start, as ususal!

                            Best Regards,

                            Ben

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                            • #89
                              Ben, for this build I have made a sketch of the entire assembly of buildings, and a freehand plan view to guide me... the rest is done as I lay out the walls and cut. Some builds I'm more exact, some less. I'll take a photo of the sketch tonight.
                              Troels Kirk

                              Näsum, Sweden

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                              • #90
                                How do you cut your long strips of paper Troels? Do you use a straight edge and blade or do you use a mechanical paper slicer??....tom

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