A bit of progress.

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Postby BrianT » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:11 am

Yep, touch and go. These canals are a bit tight.....rather like their creator. Anyway we progress.

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Round the bend and on to baseboard no 4.

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Damn....

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Just realised still got the rails to paint. :cry:



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Postby Spavo » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:25 am

Brilliant photo's Brian, I can't get enough of your pictures...inspirational!

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Postby BrianT » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:39 am

Very satisfying, glad you enjoy Gav.

At least I realised after the last remark that I have indeed painted most of the track..........cheated as can be seen in the snap of baseboard 4. This is how the lazy method turns out, easy peasy, only to be used by the infirm and mentally challenged. :wink:

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:01 am

That's a wierd loco Brian, could you tell us a bit more about it?

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Postby pointstaken » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:12 am

BrianT wrote:cheated as can be seen in the snap of baseboard 4. This is how the lazy method turns out, easy peasy, only to be used by the infirm and mentally challenged. :wink:

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... or an expert modeller with some very nifty ideas (obviously) ! :lol: :lol:

As George asked "That's a wierd loco Brian, could you tell us a bit more about it?"

Intriguing loco.

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Postby BrianT » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:42 am

This loco is commonly know as the " Glaskasten" for obvious reasons. This is the Roco version and the performance for such a tiny thing puts many others to shame. And yes it has a DCC plug. Trix and Marklin also make version.

As to prototype I reckon they were quite widely used and that they date from around 1890.

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I tell you what though. That Peco code 75 track don't half look bad with HO.
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Postby pointstaken » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:42 pm

That last shot reminds you a little bit of the US "Camelbacks". To my mind, that Peco 75 doesn't look that bad in your photos.

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Postby BrianT » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:01 pm

It was a typo Dennis. I meant to say that it doesn't look half bad.

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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:40 pm

Hi Brian!

Any chance I can book a berth at your canal for the last two weeks in June for my barge? I think it'd be a most enjoyable holiday :wink:

Beautiful photos again Bri. And I so love that scratchbuilt barge. Lovely

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Postby BrianT » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:41 pm

Keep saying things like that and you can have a mooring anytime Tim.
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Postby bunji » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:42 pm

Likewise, Brian, I am a fan of the GlassBoxes. :D Will certainly get the ROCO one now! :D Top class work, as always! :) How do you find the loco's traction?

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Postby BrianT » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:03 am

The Glaskasten will certainly pull, or push any pro typical loads. Four very heavy Lilliput three axle coaches and the little beaut just ignores them. As with all Continental models the running even on DC is smooth and at the speeds I like to run completely silent. I suppose a caveat would be that I have no silly gradients or curves on either of my layouts. Victors can get these locos at about £90 which I feel is a lot for the money.



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Postby BrianT » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:29 am

This end is now just about ready to be populated.

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Postby Mr P » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:39 am

As always Brian, that looks superb mate. With some straw chewing locals and horse and carts maybe for population?

These pictures have bought some insiration to us all in one form or another and long may it continue !

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Postby westbrom » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:57 pm

Looks superb as always Brian.


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