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  1. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Hey guys . . . i have finished the built of the bridge ! Now i can witch to paint job on it. The last step was a little bit technic because it was the addition of the walkway panels, and the counter-rails. The walkway are sawed in a fine deployed metal photo-etched sheet. It is from a french craftsman called "Decapod". I buy this kind of stuff in a french online shop specialized in providing professionnal precision tools, accessories and craftsman materials for scratchbuiling and mechanical precision job : https://micro-modele.fr/fr/ So i have striked the metal with a knife (Tree pass, cut regulary the blade to keep shapness) and have finalized the cut by bending the metal with precision flat pliers. The walk way is 2.5mm large. When this done, I have attached the walkways, with a hight perfomance Cyano glue. It is a pasty powerfull glue. But it's allow 10 sec before drying so you have the possibility to place correctly the panels without to much stress to do mistakes. It's a long and boring step but the results worth the trouble. In the curve the pannel are a little bit angled and are 4 to 6 ties long to keep a smooth curved apearence. It is see through grid so the effect of transparency is quite nice, i am very happy with that point : Here the glue for metal walkways : After adding the center walkways, the last detail to add on the bridge is the counter-rails. They are made with .030" square strips styrene from evergreen. They are attached with a profesionnal very very fluid cyano professionnal glue. The rails are keep up in the correct place with the nail. The point of the nail not the meet ... I you dont do it with your nail your finger will have great chance to become a part of the bridge. That kind of glue LOVE the finger meet ! I apply the glue with a fine pin to have a great precition. The capilatity power of this fluid glue do the rest of job : Here is the fluid meet lover glue, Important point you need to store it in your fridge. : Result of this work, on a Zoom. I think it is matching the real bridge looks. Your can still gess the internal structural details of the bridge witch is very nice and was a goal of the project : Some views of the bridge, now ready to prime. I feel Happy with the result of the work, it was a great scrathbuilding challenge, and it matched my hopes : So there will be some times before next update, my holidays time is finished and the paint job will be quite long and difficult, So stay tuned ... Bye all. Best regards, JEF
  2. Bubule

    Kotayama (γƒœγ‚Ώε±±)

    This is a very nice project. It's the type of layout i love. It's small so you can go fast to different works on the layout : Carpenty, Track, Electricity, scenery. You did not have the time to be bored in a compartment of the hobby. Like you said, it is also a great learning platform. There is volumes, crossovers, industry, nature, city ... a big variety that will be interesting to do. The track plan type "John ALLEN" is very nice ! And these layout is easy to move. A friend of me have made a small N scale US layout on a pretty same track plan with a coal mine. He have great fun to build an go on exhibition with that layout : I sit there and will follow your built with pleasure, have fun ! Jef
  3. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    The putty is like the tamiya one, but i prefer the deluxe witch is finer and more easy to use. You can also see the jig unloaded
  4. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Thanks ! The base is "aged concrete" paint from polyscale, airbrushed. The weathering is "grimmy black" paint from poly scale, applyed in juice at the artist sponge like the technic just below. Rust is added with pigment powders.
  5. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    I have checked it and no, there is enougth room. You can see on the last photos that the rolling strock, in strait line, is as large as the track. I'm reserving the right to put away, 3mm on the rigth, the pole if it's too tight visualy. But like you see it is working.
  6. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Here are two Bonus views of the test on the girder :
  7. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Thanks, nice french ! Tu parles français ? So here the next part. One point witch is very caracteristic for this bridge is the two Waren catenary poles. They are placed on small platform with handrails. To built these i will take from base, the waren catenery poles from Kato ... so lets go ! First the base have been cut to fit my small girders : I use three poles to make one arcade. So i need to cut it : Here is the arcade : Platform are scratch built with .015 card and Plastruct styrene hand rails: The structure is made with I-beam from evergreen : Some details with reinforcement triangles : Here the pole finished : More to come ... Best regards. Jef
  8. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Hello all, Thanks a lot for your comments. I see that the US layout is interresting some of you. So when i will have some time, i will create a thread in the special part of the forum about Turtle Field. Return to plastic work now ! I need to install the bridge to finish the installation of the tracks on the layout. So i need to made all the poles of the bride. The challenge is to get a standard shape and maintain the same geometry on each poles. To reached this objective, i have realized a jig with plastic card and strip. It have been designed to glue in place the parts of the poles without sticking on the jig itself ( the little transversal strips in the bottom, keep the poles away from the base) : The tool have been very usefull, to made the 5 poles. Each pole is made with 8 plastic parts. All gaps have been filled with deluxe putty, filled and sanded : Ready to paint now ! The two larger (poles 2 and 4) are made to support catenary poles. I have made a test of rigity on charge : NO PROBLEM it's very strong : I have also prepared the wood sokets of each poles. I have chosen to vary the higth of each poles. They are gowing up on the three first poles and the two last are lowering . So the center pole is the higthest. It is more work and more difficult to trig but i think it's beter for the scene appearance : Here is a view with a train to get an idea of the volumes : So thanks for watching and see you soon to see the next steps of the bridge integration. Best regards. Jef
  9. Bubule

    B Train 12x24" Layout

    Wou're true, it's beter widder. It would be verry nice with the resin !
  10. Bubule

    B Train 12x24" Layout

    WOW ! Fantastic concrete !!! Great choice of colours and awesome weathering. It's a great interpretation of the real scene. Love your work guy ! I'm impatient to see your bridges ... Scratch or Kit? Will you put resin in the trench to figure the dirty water ? I use personnaly "Magic Water" bi-components resin. It is not smelling, dont yellows and dont cracks. It's easy to use and gave great results. It's aslo very easy to dye it with some acrilics paints. Here is a view of the river on my US layout, made with that resin : ( you need no leaks, the resin is very fluid and will go in every little holes )
  11. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    First question : Very good question ! But tricky answer πŸ˜… The peco crossover is an electrofrog switch. It means that all the frogs are metal. So they need to be wired and juiced to have a great conduction of electricity to the rolling stock. Below there is a photo of the crossover and a shot of my control panel.You will need to watch them to understant my explanations. The red arrow shows two cuts made by Peco. That cuts isolate the two pieces of tracks i have colored in blue at the right (the same two pieces at the lef are isolated too). - When you pass on the red crossover on the pannel, the blue piece of track need to be juiced with the polarity of bottom rail on the photo . - When you travel on the blue crossover on the pannel, the same blue pieces of track need to bee juiced with the polarity of the upper rail on the photo. So you need to separate the two crossover to juice correctly this pieces of tracks an prevent a short circuit. The same pieces at the lef than the blue ones at the right works exactly with the opposite polarity of the rigth blue pieces. So two contacts of the 3 positions switch used to drive the crossover are use as an invertor to juice that two frogs. I dont know if i am clear, it's complex to explain and my spanish cow english is so poor ... πŸ˜₯ Second question : For electricity skills : Like you have guessed beyond your question, i am a profesionnal in electricity business. I am since 16 years an Electricity/Automation project manager in a pharma chemestry plant. So i can apply my work knowledge to model railroading. It's very usefull πŸ˜‹. For carpentry and more artistics job on model railroads : I am building model railroads since i was 12 years old. So modelrailroading is for me a devoring passion since 25 years. I have built or worked a lot on more thant 10 different layouts in my modelrailroad club (that i have leaved) and on my personnal layouts. But what gave me the more skills is to buil my last US prototype N layout : The Turtle Field Railroad. Here a video of an over view. It's not a japannese layout, i dont if i can show it on your forum ? I have have started that layout in 2003. And it is still not completed yet because there is a lots of big and very complex scratchbuilt buildings to made on the "spirit of Denver" part of the layout. For example that full scratchbuilt overhead crane for by round house have taken to me six month of works to design it on prtotype photos, to built it fom nothing in platic and brass, paint it, and weathering it : Hope that will answer to your questions. Thanks a lot for you interrest on mya work it is very nice. Jef
  12. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Hello all ! Electricity is finished ! So here is the first update video. On this video you will see : 0'0" = Overall view of electricity on the layout. (Power supplys, canals, relays, control pannel...) 11'16 " = Test peco cisor Crossing with MRC-M1Z controller 14'24" = Test peco cisor Crossing with TETSUDOU controller 18' = Work to come up soo. 21'40 = Some runs with kirara Hope you will enyoy, Best regards.
  13. Bubule

    B Train 12x24" Layout

    Wow, what a great scene !! 😲 Your trench is very nicely done. I love the angle you have done. It's gaving a beautifull perspertive. I cant wait to see more ! Awesome project !πŸ‘
  14. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Hello all. πŸ˜ƒ Tomorow : Allez les Bleus ! ! ! ! ! Thanks ! Hope a second star on the jersey ! Like i have expected, tutorials interested some modelers but are not has appreciated as advancements or rolling stock video πŸ˜‰ . But i have prepared three tutorials during my built, so i will still edit and publish it. After, i will come back to photos advancement posts and when there will enougth advancement a small video blog to check it. So here is the smaller tutorial. It's a little tip : how to build power plugs panels for an exhibition layout, reliable and easy to use. Hope it can help ... πŸ˜‹ The last tutorial will be about electricity. Best regards, JEF
  15. Bubule

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Yep, i'm very proud and happy to get one at the re-release in 2012/13. I love this controller. 😁 A modeler in france, have seen mine on photos. He have proposed me 600 bucks for that 150$ contoller. He was crazy about that thing. But i have to waited a too long time to get mine, for selling it. I dont understand why tomytec dont make another run of that marve l. . . .I have got a lot of friend that would be happy du get one. I would like to get The deluxe clock and brake command, but i never have the chance to get one ... πŸ˜₯
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