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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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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The laying of HO lanes - a first try

Roco lane code 100, Roco and Peco turnouts ... for the laying of the HO lanes of our stations. They are held by screws and washers, I respect the 5cm mini for the width of the platforms.
All rails and switches are placed on a single plate (even if it is based on several modules, this point-to-point network is not intended to travel or to be exposed) [...]

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Tracks of train tracks

Good it's true! my tracks from the departure station tracks were a bit ... even very optimistic! given the space available! (the network is 70 cm deep and some have made the remark ... justified).
But we are always full of enthusiasm at the start, so I have to see my claims down (for what would like to admire the masterpieces of departure, he can search the article [...]

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Underground tracks

I decided to go digital ... a Multimaus ROCO will be more than enough ...

So new under our new network ... The underground station has been revised, the support part is composed of horizontal bars (exit candles) which will allow us easier access to the underground station if necessary.

The tracks were fixed with aglo screws and washers diam 6 mm.
Roads […]

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The path of the hidden station

The path of the hidden station received its protections (5mm plywood glued to the edge) to avoid the fall of the material and a black paint stroke (it was not necessary but hey it is more beautiful even if is hidden ...) and here is the result ...

If you have looked closely at the photos above, you can see that the backdrop of the network has left its blue ... for [...]

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