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Here's my new Swiss RhB layout still got quite a bit of detailing to do but it had it's first outing a couple of weeks back.




Thanks for the interest David
Paul
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Beautiful scenery, loved the trees.Are they from Noch?


Baykal
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Very impressive exhibition layout,thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Very nice indeed,

It, always nice to see exhibition layouts on the forum.

Where are you appearing this year?

Regards

John
QUOTE (BRITHO @ 25 Apr 2007, 13:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Where are you appearing this year?
This was the first show and as the layout still isn't finished we'll only be doing one more show this year at a small local venue in Kinson near Bournemouth. Had a couple more invites for this year I had to turn down purely due to working shifts.
Trees are mostly from Gaugemaster, which appear to be repackaged Noch products, and the really tall ones are from Busch's G scale range. It was the only manufacturer that seemed to have some in the foot tall range.
Paul
QUOTE (PaulRhB @ 25 Apr 2007, 14:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This was the first show and as the layout still isn't finished we'll only be doing one more show this year at a small local venue in Kinson near Bournemouth. Had a couple more invites for this year I had to turn down purely due to working shifts.
Paul

That's a shame, if you overlapped with us I would liked to have seen it.

Regards

John
I'll try and remember to post any outings we do with it.
Cheers Paul
Thanks for posting those pictures Paul.

My wife and I are planning a holiday camping in eastern Switzerland this year and hope to spend some time on the RhB.

David
Well Bemo make all these lovely souvenirs and still a lot of LGB around!

Enjoy your holiday and may i also recommend the MITV and van der burg dvd's if you want good videos.
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>i also recommend the MITV and van der burg dvd's if you want good videos.
My wife already has a lot of Swiss railway DVDs, so we are already quite familiar with the Graubunden region. I will look out for the ones you mention.

I don't know if you've found it yet, but I have created a couple of Swiss centric in the gallery section. I haven't created a contemporary narrow gauge section yet.

David
QUOTE (dwb @ 25 Apr 2007, 20:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't know if you've found it yet, but I have created a couple of Swiss centric in the gallery section. I haven't created a contemporary narrow gauge section yet.
Found it thanks, planning to go back myself next year and I really must include the Furka Bergstrecke, last time I went to the the area near the Rhone glacier, (well you could see the glacier in the valley for a start!), the DFB didn't go anywhere and the track was slowly disappearing in the weeds, must have been about 17 years ago on a holiday with the parents.
Ref a couple of emails from Richard,
This is an under constrution shot,


Showing the hidden sidings


and the plan


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Very nice Paul.

I am planning a Swiss section to my layout. I am still swilling around where to put the bridges and tunnels though. Hopefully it will look as good as yours.
Very impressive PaulRhB! The Busch trees are suitably imposing...I would be tempted to model one having fallen over and squashing a car/house or blocking a path!


It's nice to see such a foul material as polystyrene forced against its will into charming alpine scenery! Do you use DCC and is the layout automated for exhibitions? How did you do the water in the stream?

Goedel
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QUOTE (goedel @ 14 May 2007, 09:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Busch trees are suitably imposing...I would be tempted to model one having fallen over and squashing a car/house or blocking a path!


It's nice to see such a foul material as polystyrene forced against its will into charming alpine scenery! Do you use DCC and is the layout automated for exhibitions? How did you do the water in the stream?
Yes took a while to find any trees that big, I wanted trees to dwarf the trains as on the real thing.
The layout is analog with blocks as DCC wasn't a major thing when I started the layout over 5 years ago, it was a very slow build as the rest of life kept getting in the way!
I use DCC in HO, OO and G but apart from constant lights I can't see any particular advantage for this layout as the electrics are too quiet at the viewing distance for sound to be worthwhile. I do have sound running off cd's for the river and some other background sounds.
It's not automatic as you really need to drive the trains on those gradients and it's more fun.
Water is woodland scenics realistic water (not their EZ water as I found this cracks over time) and it does seem to disappear somewhere as there are two coats on so far and it's barely covering the gravel.
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Met Mr & Mrs DWB this weekend and got some good tips for my next holiday in Switzerland,

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> got some good tips for my next holiday in Switzerland,
And I haven't forgotten that I've promised a blog entry or two on the railway related parts of the trip; it's just that I still haven't got myself a new PC having given up trying to get parts mail order after two months. Just don't ask about the mail order thing; just combine reasonable order cost, delivery to work address, zealous anti fraud measures at CC company, brain dead supplier stock order system and you get absolutely no chance of getting your ducks in a row to complete the order.

Paul's layout is well worth seeing if you ever get the chance.

David
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