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French Chuffed




PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:09 pm

Glad to see you back Paul, and good to see you have managed to retain your railway (not to mention the house) I will have to arrange a visit when I am over next time.
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:32 pm

I was just thinking about you the other day Paul and was on the point of venturing on to other forums to see if you were okay....and hey presto.....here you are with some great snow shots.
cheers

Just looking at the pics and previous posts...You moved out of your house and ripped up all the track and have now moved back and you are relaying it? scratch

That's real passion for the hobby.
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:17 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
I was just thinking about you the other day Paul and was on the point of venturing on to other forums to see if you were okay....and hey presto.....here you are with some great snow shots.
cheers

Just looking at the pics and previous posts...You moved out of your house and ripped up all the track and have now moved back and you are relaying it? scratch

That's real passion for the hobby.

Thanks Carl. With the benefit of hindsight, I should have left the whole railway where it was......but "you don't know before until after" as they say in these parts , so I had to transport it all back and start again (well almost). Rolling Eyes

There's still a lot to do, and a few new ideas too.

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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:11 pm

Nice to have you back Paul, I too was wondering where you had got to. Happy for you getting (at least) a bit of your life together again.

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:29 pm

Thanks for all your kind comments.
Good to be back. Very Happy

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Website http://linzgstadtbahn.webs.com/
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:14 pm

I braved the cold to take a few pics............








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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:25 pm

Great photos, as usual, Paul. Great to see things are working out for you and that the LGB is back up and running.

...and that fake snow looks so real!

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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:40 pm

Good to see you around again. Regards from Andrew from Sandbar & Mudcrab Railway
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:59 pm

WOW! Those 'nighttime' pictures are looking GREAT!
Must be a real fun to watch them ride through the winterlandscape. Must make some nice Christmas cards!

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:17 pm

Thanks for your kind comments.




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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:32 pm

Great to see you back Paul cheers

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:08 am

Hi Paul, in relaying your track have to just re assembled it using copper slip or equivalent on the fishplates, and are you planning any improvements to the layout electrics in hindsight? bom bom
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:29 am

[quote="French Chuffed"]Hi Paul, in relaying your track have to just re assembled it using copper slip or equivalent on the fishplates, and are you planning any improvements to the layout electrics in hindsight? bom bom [/quote

Hi Peter, yes, I'm still using the LGB grease, as I have done from the beginning - its well worth the time spent.
The electrics worked well before (MTS control of about 60 % of the points, the rest on manual springs), and I had the foresight to lift the points in groups of 4 still wired up ! (I need to reconnect to the track power yet though, which is one of a list of jobs to do). So at the moment all points are manual control.

Some of my friends are trying to persuade me to switch to Massoth digital control - it would be nice and I could afford to do it if I raid my savings - but at 1200 it is not going to happen, so for the moment I will continue to use MTS II. Very Happy

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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:02 pm

Great to see you back Paul - here and on the other channel. Inspiration returns! Very Happy
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:24 pm

paul stainz holt wrote:
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Some of my friends are trying to persuade me to switch to Massoth digital control - it would be nice and I could afford to do it if I raid my savings - but at 1200 it is not going to happen, so for the moment I will continue to use MTS II. Very Happy

I have only used copperslip but do have the odd continuity problem, though it is usually easily sorted.

I have just gone down that rout, as I had mts 11 (well still have). I got a Massoth 800z with remote handset. A good job I have the winter to work out how it all works.
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:54 pm

The odd time I have a problem with electrical continuity, I usually fit an "over the fishplate" rail clamp which sorts out the problem.

Today we had a little Winter sun :








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Website http://linzgstadtbahn.webs.com/
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:16 pm

Hello Paul, Andrew calling from down under. Some time ago on another site, I think you posted an article on weathering a Stainz. Would you still have that article kicking around?

Regards from Andrew at the Sandbar & Mudcrab Railway

P.S. Sitting here in a pair of shorts and no shirt. Current temperature is 19 degrees C with a top forecast of 25 degrees C. Time is 0815 hrs, having breakfast while looking at this site. Glad I don't get snow here!
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:11 pm

I'll have a look on the old computer......and if I still have it, I will post it here - my weathering techniques are not as meticulous as some
but the overall impression is satisfactory (to me anyway. Smile )

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Website http://linzgstadtbahn.webs.com/
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:01 am

Thanks Paul, much appreciated. Regards Andrew
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:11 pm

Hi Andrew

Looks like the pictures were lost when a former computer gave up.
However, I have used several ways of weathering my (Stainz) locos, here's one.....

1. Take the chassis off the loco and disconnect the 4 pin plug and put to one side.
2. Mask the cab windows with masking tape.
3. Mask the driver (if present).
4. Get a matt balck rattle can (aerosol) shake well and spray very light coats (heavier at the bottom of the loco).
5. If you want to have traces of rust and water stains on the loco, use orange and light grey with dry brush - I suggest you study photos to mimci the effects.
6. The running gear on the chassis will need to be grubbied up too - matt balck on dry brush again.

Many of my Stainz have both the cab and the frame painted black - most of those locos have been done by dismantling.

Hope that helps. Very Happy

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Website http://linzgstadtbahn.webs.com/
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:15 pm

On a separate note, work has been going on a pace at the L.G.B.

The fence has been replaced by conifers (For better photos, no 1 : 1 fences ! )
And a loop has be installed at the top of the layout.

Early days yet in the development of the loop, lots more mini conifers to be planted.








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Website http://linzgstadtbahn.webs.com/
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:18 pm

Looking good Paul. That sloping curved viaduct-like structure is starting to get a greenish tinge to it. Keep the progress pics coming please!

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Clive

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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:04 pm

Thanks for the step by step on weathering the Stainz.
Regards Andrew
Sandbar & Mudcrab Railway
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:34 pm

Dry here tonight, so Ithought I would try a few more night pics










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Website http://linzgstadtbahn.webs.com/
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:50 pm

If it was at all possible I think your getting better at this photography lark.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:16 pm

Great pics again Paul - I love the 4th one, oozing atmosphere

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Clive

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