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    Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 3:44pm
The fountain and the flower beds are just wonderful! I must say that I've been both amazed and inspired by the detail work I've seen in your last few posts.

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Looking at your vehicles and details, I sometimes envy the variety that is available in HO.  But with so little room here, and so much invested in N scale, I am not about to make any changes.

Even so, I enjoy seeing your progress fotos and take great delight in your vision and craftsmanship!
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Yesterday my wife pretty much finished to repaint most of the Preiser figures we have so we can place more visitors on it. We also talked about some cars for the parking space. I know I already bought cars but I lost a little bit track since they all got into a box and sitting underneath the layout for a long time. Yesterday I took all the boxes and placed it for an overview on the kitchen island. I was a little bit surprised as I took them out since I was not really aware of how much I have. Embarrassed





I forgot also about the kits Shocked





After we figured out what cars we like to place in the parking space I took some more pictures before the castle goes back into the "man cave".










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Originally posted by el Gato Gordo el Gato Gordo wrote:

Very nice, Markus. Is that a kit-bash of the Vollmer Baden-Baden Hbf?



Yes, I used two kits for it

Yesterday I worked on another project. We have each year in a German model train community forum an event going on for Christmas where members can apply to participate. Usually end of October we close the application process and on November 1st. we have a draw where an impartial person select members that have to build something for another member. In addition somebody else build something for you but nobody knows which member builds something him so it stays a surprise for Christmas. Also the one that builds something for you is never the one that you have to surprise with your gift. It's a lot of fun. Since my part goes to Germany I have to hurry up so it is delivered on time. With working on this I only had time to finishing the flowers so I can glue it on later today.





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Markus,
Fantastic work.  I look forward to seeing what's next. 

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Very nice, Markus. Is that a kit-bash of the Vollmer Baden-Baden Hbf?

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@ Gordon
Strange problem you got - at the moment I have no clue where to start trouble shooting.

I have to get the castle out of the kitchen so yesterday this was the main part I had to work on.



The fountain has it's final paint and is glued on so I can start with detailing the space around the fountain.



Including some flowers...!!!



In the back of the castle I cut the hill down and planted some tree's, I think it looks better this way. The castle will stay in a good maintained condition but I need to weather the roof more, it still get's that plastic look.



Shortly after the construction trucks are left the scene I already got some early visitors.





...to be continued
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Fascinating details!  I hope to refer to this should I ever get the chance to do a larger layout.  And I would also take your advice on the magnet wire.

I've had an interesting problem lately with a Faller Bus.  I bought a Spare Bus, just in case I am at a show and Bus #1 develops problems.  The Spare follows the wires properly, but when it gets to the stops, the steering magnet grabs the stop electromagnet.  This stops it short of the intended stop and also throws the steering magnet off course.  Bus #1 does not have this problem.  I have tried reversing the polarity of the steering magnet, but no improvement.  Luckily (fingers crossed) Bus #1 is currently running fine.
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Yes I do HO but the principle is the same even it is a little bit more work to adjust the steering magnet on N-Scale but you should give it a try.

Yes, with that constant downtime of the forum Reynaulds lost the chance to grow the forum community. But for them it seems the forum has a really low priority and I do not see anymore any posts from Rey or any other person from the store. Rey asked me a few times if I would be willing to help out with some things and when I replied with yes I didn't get any feedback since then. In the past I kept this thread up to date the same way as the one I do in a German Community Forum but this changed. Here I just show some updates and login from time to time since it looks like there are just 4-5 people active anymore. So the time where we got new members and more activities are gone thanks to the constant down time.

I continued a little bit on the layout. One problem I face is the track at the harbor. I want this integrated in the floor, not on ties that I need to ballast. My solution is to engrave grooves with my laser into the the underlay material, remove the tracks and glue it on. So I have the right space for the crane and the rolling stock and can use my filling material to cover the space in between.





the track is raised around one milimeter higher then the filling material just for safety so the crane and locos are not sitting on the material and loosing contact.





On my glass factory I finished laying the floor and test now out on how I do the fencing.

 
...to be continued
 


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And you are working in HO, not N scale.

I sure missed the Forum all those times it was down. Hope more folks come back.
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