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I thought I would share some pictures of my work on my German Peat works.

The scale is 1/43 and the track gauge being used is 14mm, what is refereed to as 014 in the UK. The prototype is 600mm gauge so I pretty close to a scale representation.

The layout will depict the tipping shed of peat works, peat is collected from the peat moors and transported by narrow gauge railway to the tipping shed where it is either processed or loaded into road transport. The layout is in the very early stages, the baseboards are built and I am planning the layout with paper track plans and cardboard mock ups of the buildings.

The layout is only just over 6' long by 1' wide and is designed to be portable and taken to shows.

I will use this thread to share pictures of the stock and layout, I hope you enjoy them.

The below is picture of the layout in its current state, I am testing out some LED strip lights as lighting for the layout.



Here is a shot of 2 of the loco's I have built:



The White loco is scratch built and represents a Schoma loco commonly seen in use on the peat railways. The brass loco is a kit of Diema DL6 and is much older loco that is used for yard duties and works trains.


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Very nice, a "light-box/window display" type layout in only 6'. The Exhibition Managers will love you !. The card says 'Man Cave' but where are all the shelves of cr*p along the walls ?!.

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Salada wrote:
Very nice, a "light-box/window display" type layout in only 6'. The Exhibition Managers will love you !. The card says 'Man Cave' but where are all the shelves of cr*p along the walls ?!.

Regards,       Michael



Thanks Michael,

We have not long moved into this house and the 'man cave' has freshly plastered walls, the layout was the first thing to go up on the walls, there will be plenty of shelves of rubbish in the near future!

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Nice concept and structure for the layout.
I always marvel at layouts built in the UK and EU, the shadowbox 'display' layout where one person built it to take to shows is a concept you very rarely see in the US...

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Hi James.

Looking great !

Nice lil' critters you've made.

Don't worry about the lack of 'useful' junk...

...Michael has already confessed to my personal vice...

...HOARDING CARDBOARD !

How much other 'useful' trash is Michael stashing in his workshop ? ; is what I wanna know. :moose:

All the best.

Cheers.

Si.

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Thanks guys,

Here is one of the wagons / cars I have made:



If it looks like a shed on wheels, that's because it is! The real thing is a small shed on wagon chassis, they used as tool sheds, they also have stove in them so the workers on the moors have some where to take break and keep warm. This is one built using individual planks and the chassis is a 3D print from Shapeways. The roof is made from very fine sand paper.

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Interesting concept for a layout, and the display case looks good. Nice work on the "shed" too.

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I like it!!

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Here are a couple items of rolling stock:

An O&K loco, which has been made from a white metal kit.



Here are the peat wagons I have made:



The one on the left has a scratch built body from individual planks of scale hardwood and has been painted, the middle is also scratch built. The one on the right is laser cut basswood, when I realized I would need abut 20 f these I found some one who could do laser cutting and got some made up, they where great value at about $3.50 each body! The chassis on all 3 are 3D prints from Shapeways.

James

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Nice work Michael,
That is becoming a very nice layout with lots of rustic scenery potential.

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Michael -those are lovely and give great ideas of things to do with our collections

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No new pictures for you today but there are been progress, of a sort. The layout is disassembled and sitting ready for all the MDF to be painted, it will seal it against any moisture, so all the wood surfaces are going to be painted.

I have also bought some Sundeala board to use as a track base, the track system I using involves spiking the track down.

Sundeala is a 9mm thick board made from recycled paper, I am not sure if it is available in the USA, normally it is used for notice boards, but it will in this case for the track bed.

I will glue to the bench work and it will cover the entire surface as these kinds of industrial narrow gauge railways, in real life use no ballest and the track is often sunk into the ground, it is after all a portable track system.

I have made some test components for my turn outs.



These are just a test V and wing rail assembly, I have not done a lot of track building so it is best I do some practice turnouts first!

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Let there



So the first board now has 2 strips of LED's installed, and I think they work quite well, also the boards have been painted all over with coat of MDF Primer, it is just primer not the finished article.






On the next board I will solder on the wires before the led strips are stuck down, there is not much room to work and I had to peel them off in order tot solder the connectors on, also need a blob of glue from the glue gun as the weight of the wires was pulling the LED strip off the board.

I think I blob glue on all the connections to prevent any shorts.


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