The network HO of the network

Here is an inventory of the driving park in service on the network HO ... these are the symbols of the motor running late 60s and 70s. First of all:
CC 72000 Roco: it is digitized with SON - ZIMO decoder. It is a little new, a slight patina will be needed. By cons the sound is excellent!

X2800 Roco: A railcar bought on Ebay with its trailer [...]

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The HO loop of the network N°1

It's time to complete the loop, to make the HO loop of the network to finally ... the turn!
In the last article the support board was laid on squares. The cork underlay to accommodate the tracks (same thing in the underground station) is put in place.

The track will be doubled on this "parade route" with two long needles Peco [...]

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Helical loops HO for the network

I am sticking the rails on the helical loops of the network, considering the diameter it is OK for the convoys of transport (cc 72000, BB 66000, locomotives ...) on the other hand ... the convoys with passenger cars and the X2800 one forgets! The problems of place prevents me from making loops 600 mm radius! The rails used are flexible PECO SL 100 of 910 mm, forget about [...]

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The helical loops not easy

A point-to-point network is good, but we keep our memories of childhood and this desire to see "turn the little train". By dint of watching the motor drive, I thought it would be nice if she could go around the room! but this is not possible since the part occupied by the network is not entirely dedicated to it.
Hence the idea of making a [...]

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Bridge

Sur la voie d’accès à la gare de St Antonin (gare de droite) je suis actuellement entrain de faire le pont de campagne (pont Faller) sa coloration, il me faudra poser les rambardes (ABE) et la végétation est pratiquement terminée ainsi que la patine de la route de campagne… Mise en situation avec le Y 6438 (EPM Sonorisé) et une petite R5… (je vais chercher le pain !). Je reviens !
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Greenery on the network

There is greenery everywhere ... It is true that at this moment I do, I eat and I sleep green ... I see life in green! But that's it, the biggest flocking is done ...

On the left side of the network (point-to-point 6m by 0.70 depth) I am currently working on the sanding of deposit routes, the same thing will be done along the [...]

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The network goes green.

Green on the network ... And this is just the beginning ...

The network goes green with Heki Decovlies and Flockings Woodland Scénics: T 1344, 1345, 1363, 1364 which are also used to make the trees from zeechium.
The zonedium is cleaned then passed in a mixture glue + water, then flocked, without forgetting, after drying, the strong lacquer stroke ...
For the mountain a mix [...]

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The network HO No. 1 is getting color.

The plastered strips were laid, some juices to delimit the spaces before laying the various flockings. The most important thing to do on the ho network, remains the part behind the bridge, before the final installation of the latter. Then the paper mache and the shaping of the mountain. Here's where we are ... and the HO network is getting color!
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Network # 1 wiring is moving forward.

Je finis de poser les voies, le câblage du réseau avance pour le DCC et après tout ça …  les premiers essais… Y en a un peu partout !!    et bientôt les premiers essais.
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The metal bridge of the network ...

The insoles (in insulating wood sub-layers) are all laid, the right station is wired (DCC signal,
it will remain the orders of needles to make). For the left station, you have to put the rails and wire ...
Between our two stations there are two bridges, the first is stone (it is in place) and the second is a metal cage ... It is the latter that interests us!
We will […]

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2 drawers for the network

2 drawers for the network were installed on both sides to facilitate the maneuvers, they are after the last needle ... and measure 50 cm long ... Here are 2 pictures of the right and one of the left ...

A box surface was also added to the front of the network with a rail, to allow the programming of the motor CVs ... the traces of paint correspond to the finishes of the station [...]

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The laying of the HO way - 1st part.

Our route is done ... We must now cut into the plate, the holes to house the Peco engines. The sub-layer in compressed wood (easy-to-cut parquet floor with a cutter) is laid and glued (wood glue).

I postpone the holes for the switch motors on the underlay glued in (turning over the plate) and test the location of the tracks ... the rails will then be fixed with [...]

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