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Paulus




PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:01 pm

Covering the styrofoam wall with the concrete mix.





Also filled the joints an covered the roofs of the house with the same mixture. This gives the rough model more strength so it is easier to work with.





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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:22 pm

Here it is! The train mounted camera ride!
Unfortunatly the battery of the enigine was as good as flat so it had trouble at some parts...
I'm afraid I damaged the battery yesterday by wrongly connecting the poles by mistake and left it for a few hours like that, thinking it was charging...

Anyway, enjoy the ride... And yes, it was a rainy day again...


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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:27 pm

Seems I can't get the clip embedded, so here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/JzeUH5pu3R8

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:27 pm

Thanks...... the Y tube link works ok, a good run round there.
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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:53 am

The CFJ purchased two freigtcars at an auction.
After arriving at the Juruth depot the staff inspected both cars thoroughly. It was decided to build one closed car out of the two.
See the results at: http://www.cgtrains.com/t1106-wagon-fourgonnette#14458






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Paulus



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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:44 pm

A new movie! The battery operated Stainz makes it rounds.
Notice the train first goes uphill toward the station and in the second round it goes through the tunnel. This is caused by the train that sets the turnout in a different position each time the train pass the turnout.
This way the train enters the station from the same direction as it has left the station. It looks like the train is 'returning from a voyage' instead of making a round.



http://youtu.be/37zvQpEKgQk

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:24 pm

Worked a bit on the house today. Since some pictures went AWOL here a quick flashback.
Base made out of styrofoam (left over package material) and covered with fine concrete.






Don't know why but these two pictures keep getting upside down...
Here you see the roofs covered with the concrete but I did the whole house with it, scratching stonework, windowopenings and doors in it. Can't find the pictures unfortunatly.







Today I covered the chimneys with a layer of Bison mounting kit. When still wet stonework is scratched in.
Also the roof of the smaller part of the house was textured with this glue. The glue was an experiment I did because I could not find my Milliput... I had some left over from a DIY job and I noticed it was getting harder so I thought I could use it instead of let it harden out and throw away... It works reasonable I must say and I'm happy with the result. It was for outdoor use also so I hope it will keep up in the rain etc.






A cheap funnel is used as base for the tower roof. The tower roof will get a texture using the glue or Milliput. Perhaps also the bigger roof.




And some painting of the stonework and roofs.







Next: windows. I'm planning to push in a piece of clear plastic and make the window frames over them.
Stay tuned!

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:16 am

The bigger roof and tower got the same treatment with the mounting glue.






Windowframes are made from balsa wood glued on clear plastic.






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Paulus



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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:23 am

Roof painted and sides made from plastic and wood strips, painted in same color as windows.




Doors made from plastic.








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Paulus



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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:44 am

Roof ornament made from some beads kindly provided by my daughter.



And finally it went outdoors:








And the last weeks it took it's snow baptism Smile



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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:00 am

Interesting and excelent work it fits in well, how thick is the cement mix. i will be intereste to see how it stands up to the outdoor weather.
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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:24 pm

The cement layer is about 5 mm thick (more or less). I made a ruin/tunnel kind of structure (for a still to come Gn15 train) in 2011 Styrofoam and cement. It's fixed on position in my garden and out 24/7 and still holding strong. The only thing is mosses are starting to growing over it/the cement is coloring green. That won't have to be a bad thing though.



(Click here for more photo's)

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:36 pm

Hi everybody... it's been a while since I last posted here. How are you all?

Also been a while since I last worked on the layout. 
Live changed and for now I find the railway a bit too complex and asking too much maintenance. The turnouts were often sources of derailments and some parts are difficult to reach. Or at least, that is what I remember because I did not run a train for almost 2 years... 
Also, I want to get rid of the (somewhat steep) grades because I still have my steamengine restoration project that was donated so kindly by a further anonymous well-doer (for which I am still very thankfull!). 

So, what would be te solution than? Yep... downsizing!
For now, the Juruth railway will follow the KISS principle; Keep It Simple Stupid!  
The original trackplan was actually two turning loops (one small and one very big) with track between. This gave the idea the train went somewhere and came back, like real train operation. But I don't want any turnouts in the main route anymore so I will convert the trackplan to a simple circle using as much as I can from the original plan.

First, some pictures of the situation as is untill today:


Station area... (station is gone, demolished after the roof collapsed)







Overgrownd rade (will be removed)




A bit further down the line (will be removed as well)




Somewhere here is the tunnel entrance (see last post from 2013)




This part will stay but the turnout (lower left) will be removed




View from other side:




Following the line




This loop will be removed. The track will continue to the right (on to the station area)




A bit overgrown as well ;-)


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Paulus



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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:55 pm

Todays work:

Removing the long grade and some of the station area





Snail family was not so happy about it




Man I did a good solid job some years ago with the concrete...




Some of these concrete pieces can be used again for other parts of the layout




Station area




Salvaged concrete ;-)







This will be the new part; from the (former) turning loop at the left to the station area at the right.


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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:07 am

Looks a bit like a long abandoned railway line. But it looks really nice that way.

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:58 pm

Thanks Lorenz! 

Did some work last week:










Dug out the tunnel entrance









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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:45 pm

And a small video of the first run.


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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:42 am

Hi Paul

Have you run any trains yet this year ?

Will you be visiting the Baie de Somme in April?

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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de Fer Juruth   Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:38 pm

Paul, only just noticed your video. Nice to see your railway running again. Any progress on a first steam loco.

David
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