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Paul Stainz Holt




PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:47 am

One the things which is always a problem for me is the length of the passing loops on the LGB.
Linz station is the main problem, so I came up with a cunning plan......

From this..........




To this............




Then of course I had to test it extensively, and the rest of the railway....











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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:54 pm

Clever solution on the passing loops. This will give you more room for longer trains (and I think you have spared 1 turnout?)

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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:43 pm

Great pics as ever, Paul

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:00 pm

Thanks Clive.
Ran trains for a few hours this evening...........

















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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:46 am



This picture appeals to me, very CFD. overgrown tracks and a road running alongside the railway.
It could almost be real.


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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:20 pm

Thanks Carl. Weeds need no encouragement !
Can you tell I've got a few days off work ? Laughing














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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:41 pm

Excellent photographs again Paul you manage to bring out a really nice atmosphere.
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Knotty Ash



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:49 pm

French Chuffed wrote:
Excellent photographs again Paul you manage to bring out a really nice atmosphere.

Evening Paul sorry we missed your testing at the week-end, we have had some poor weather over the last few weeks. Hope to catch up with you before Llanfair. Great pics Les
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:01 pm

Ran a train for an hour tonight on the top loop.








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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:32 pm

Paul, I believe that you remove the traction tyres, I have done the same but mine rocks like a stool with one short leg - how do you get around that ?

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:21 pm

pjti wrote:
Paul, I believe that you remove the traction tyres, I have done the same but mine rocks like a stool with one short leg - how do you get around that ?

Hi Patrick, my locos are okay on LGB code 332 track.......do you use Peco code 250 track ? (It is smaller in both width and height).

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:42 pm

pjti wrote:
Paul, I believe that you remove the traction tyres, I have done the same but mine rocks like a stool with one short leg - how do you get around that ?


Same here my stainz has shed its traction tyre and rocks like Patricks and I`m on code 332 rail.

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:59 pm

Usual thing is to change the wheel.
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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:05 pm

Sparkeswood wrote:
Usual thing is to change the wheel.

Thanks.
Never thought about that scratch

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:45 am

I don't know about LGB parts too much but with USA Trains bogies there is one axle with 'traction tyres' and one without. These can be ordered quite reasonably as spares as a direct replacement for the tyred axle.

I wonder if anyone has tried to replace the tyre with something metallic like a brass ring.
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:18 am


@Paul
Its a mix of LGB and Aristo code 332, it is the age old problem of stalling on points where it rears it's ugly head, it stalls on the frogs, I rock it, it jerks and stalls again.

@Troy
I didn't really want to get into changing the wheel - it was an experiment to see if it still stalled on points R1 of course and don't even mention the crossover - alas it does because only 3 wheels are contacting the track. I am using dcc and the slow shunting setting, probably be ok with more speed but this is my table top layout - speed is not desirable. Might try a brass/copper band in the groove (one day).

I think the removal has made things worse because it affects the front diagonally opposite wheel too because there is less weight over that wheel caused by the imbalance. I think to replace with a normal wheel or filling the groove with something conductive is what is needed. mmmmmmmmm I have a plan..............

Anyway thanks all

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:08 pm

I'm sure I have a box of wheels in the shed Patrick.If you want to try a few things out I'm happy to send you a couple out (gratis of course).
Please let me know.
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:16 pm

That sounds great Troy, I will be in Uk for end of August so be good if we can arrange to get a couple sent to my mums.

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:26 am

Mmm. Not sure why my locos don't wobble.
They are all fitted with extra lead weight, so they are all around 2.2 kilos each.
I have found that with the traction tyre removed, electrical pick up is much improved and they never stall on points and their tractive effort is at least as good as with the tyre.....

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:27 am

I ran trains all yesterday. Also tidied up all the shrubs behind Wieselburg bahnhof so the bridge was more visible.



Thanks to Bruce, I was able to install some quality LGB railway crossing signs.



The steeple cab is laid up in the siding (waiting for a chip to be installed)






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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:55 am

I keep repeating myself but anytime I see pictures of your layout I find them very great and your layout is beautiful.
Looks like you had some better weather the last days (at least yesterday) than me in the low countries... Woul love to see
I love the AEG cable engine! Are you planning to make overhead wires for it?

Paul

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi Paulus
The overhead wires are shown below (No wires between the posts though - they are imaginary)

I also have a green steeple cab loco for this section of the line.











And down at Wieselburg junction....



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



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:20 pm

pjti wrote:
That sounds great Troy, I will be in Uk for end of August so be good if we can arrange to get a couple sent to my mums.

Sent you a PM Troy.

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:59 pm

Quote :
Hi Paulus
The overhead wires are shown below (No wires between the posts though - they are imaginary)

I also have a green steeple cab loco for this section of the line.
Looks good!!!

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:23 pm

Tonight I have been mainly running...........








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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Linz Gstadt Bahn   Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:59 pm

The old ply deck got ripped out in favour of a concrete base.
Not complete yet, just need to reinstate the retaining wall face.



I had to test each part of the passing loop



....and have a running session...








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