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    Posted: 17 hours 34 minutes ago at 4:26pm
Originally posted by BR42 BR42 wrote:

Ralph:

Looks nice, congratulations for making great progress.

Ulrich


Thank you, Ulrich. Being new to model railroads (and miniature modeling in general), the start was a bit of a head scratcher. But I'm enjoying this a lot more now that I have a better understanding of the process. Considering my mostly old plastic building models and simple materials, my goal here is not the kind of exceptional real-life realism I've seen in some fantastic online videos, but just to capture a bit of the 'old country charm' in this simple layout.

In a few weeks I should at the final stage of fixing minor damage, pathways, mounting figures, tree placement, etc.


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Ralph:

Looks nice, congratulations for making great progress.

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Greening of the landscape:






Train station:




Stream:





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Moving right along...





Here I had to do something with the DC connectors:



...so, a foam rock aggregate does the trick:



And, lastly, the small train station:



All buildings have lighting installed. Lots more landscaping to do

Ralph.

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Thanks, now I see what you all mean.

Have a good vacation, Gordon.

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There are a lot of Führerstandmitfahrts out there.  Signals and trackside equipment will be different than your era, but other scenery not much changed.

As far as the avalanche shed, this is what we are talking about:



Although most are concrete these days:


Talk again next week.  I'm off on vacation to a place where there are no comms - no internet, no cell service, nothing.


Cheers!
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Thanks, Gordon. That's great footage with lots of track side details.

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Try looking at some Führerstandmitfahrt videos, like this one:


The driver's cab view provides some interesting trackside detail.  I don't know if this particular vid shows any snow or rock sheds, but it will give you an "in" to this family of videos.


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Originally posted by Railwriter Railwriter wrote:

In all eras, up to the present, railroads have also built rock-slide/avalanche protection barriers from timbers.  These generally consist of two or more heavy vertical timbers driven into the ground, some angled braces on the downhill side and horizontal timbers between the vertical posts.  (I hope that makes sense.)

The Austrian Railways used to have (and presumably still do have) a job classification of "Bergsteiger" (mountain climber).  These maintenance people climbed the rock walls above the tracks and tunnels to knock down any loose rocks.  I don't think this was/is a full-time job and that these people did other types of maintenance work when not climbing.  But, presumably it was/is an extra pay category for more hazardous work. I know Preiser has some mountain climber figures!


Interesting info and I'll need to look around the web to see if I can find an example of the timber barrier construction. One benefit of building a proper model railroad is that it really does make one think about how the real thing is built and functions.

Hmmm, that would be a nice touch to have a climber up on the rock face. Now I just need to find the proper figure in N-scale.

Thanks,

Ralph.

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Originally posted by el Gato Gordo el Gato Gordo wrote:

This is Germany. It wouldn't take many stones before they built a shed roof over threatened sections of track to prevent stones from derailing the trains.


Yes, that's true of course :)
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