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 backdrop of the network N ° 1

I already in this blog spoke and spoke of the backdrop ... being at the beginning, rather for blue with some clouds ... but since there are only idiots who do not change their mind, a thread on the forum Locorevue made me want to make a more elaborate backdrop to support the model of the foreground ...
Everything plays with the grays (I have no [...]

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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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The underground station & platforms of the network N ° 1.

No possibility on the network to set up a swing bridge, with a rotunda for example ... the place is much too limited!
After thinking, I will create an underground station, it will have 3 sidings ... which will be largely sufficient for our modest convoys.
It is time to set up the different support plates for the underground station and its access road.
We must first do the [...]

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A hidden station under modules 4 and 5

Changes in the plan of our new network with the creation of a hidden station, as I had suggested Nicolas, faithful blog, a few weeks ago in a brilliant comment ...
This hidden station will be placed under the station of St Antonin (partly module 4 and module 5) and will have 4 lanes or more, to allow us to park several convoys ... The path that will serve this hidden station will join [...]

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The network layout Ho No. 1.

I started the layout of the network. My allies ... the pencil of paper, the eraser obviously and a little string for drawing curves and some standards too, because a question quickly arose ...
How far between the tracks, in full lane, in curve and in a station?
I went poking around the European standards of model making, the MOROP with the recommendations for the spacing of the tracks (NEM [...]

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The network map N ° 1!

Which system to adopt? What configuration to put in place?
I chose on our 5 modules, to simply connect 2 stations ... that of Villeneuve sur Vère and that of Saint Antonin Noble Val. These 2 villages exist, but do not look for anything in common with reality because they do not have SNCF lines
Here, in general, the plan of the network, the pretty sketch that I realized! with the […]

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