Re: BelmontBahn progress

Please post pictures & reports of what projects you have in hand. It does not matter if you are constructing a kit straight out of the box or scratchbuilding a brick by brick model of the Stanley Warehouse.

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Re: BelmontBahn progress

Post by ChiefPenguin » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:23 am

Shows the old engine shed (no longer connected to the main line).

The track is not fixed - just a possible feature with the Glaskasten being worked on as a project (it's a non-runner).

The disused snowplough is a "feature" that seems to appear on our layouts.
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Re: BelmontBahn progress

Post by ChiefPenguin » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:33 am

The modern part of the town.

Only the station building is fixed & is a replacement for an earlier temporary building as this part of the town that suffered damage during 1939/1945.

The Multi-Story Carpark will probably stay where it is but will be shown as a derelict building about to be demolished.

The Fire Station ? Not too sure yet where it will go.
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Re: BelmontBahn progress

Post by ChiefPenguin » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:13 pm

A couple of prototype trees looking a bit lonely.

I'm well pleased with these & only need about 200 more.

The forestry ground needs to be sorted as does the backscene.
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Re: BelmontBahn progress

Post by ChiefPenguin » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:19 am

The last month or so nothing much has happened to BelmontBahn. However, a lot has happened on BelmontBahn.

I have tested/repaired/serviced most of the traction fleet, only 5 locomotives needing further attention & 1 to be "DCC'ed".

The rolling stock is taking it's time, but only around 6 sets to do now - see "Tips & Tricks "https://notthemodelrailforum.com/viewto ... ?f=21&t=60)

From tomorrow I'll be working on the layout itself with a "target date" of December this year to have the front section complete & the 1st stage automation done.

Need to decide on setting out the modern part of the city (around the station) & will post up an image later & would appreciate some input.
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Re: BelmontBahn progress

Post by ChiefPenguin » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:02 pm

At last !
I've now finished checking all my rolling stock (carriages & wagons). All the back-to-backs checked, coupling checked & entered onto an inventory.
Boring stuff but all stock is now serviceable.
Still got some non-essential work to do such as adding tail lights, populating & lighting passenger coaches & some weathering.
Most of the locomotives were completed last month - around 10 to complete, 2 awaiting some spares, 2 awaiting DCC conversion, 4 awaiting minor tasks that require me to be in the right mood to do & 1 awaiting a friend to modify the pickups.
I've also decided to replace all the track & points in the storage loops.
Hopefully, next month & September will see the backscenes painted & September will see the new trees planted & the bulk of the scenics completed on the front baseboards.
October/November will hopefully see the storage loops relayed & the 1st stage automation completed.
If all goes to plan, BelmontBahn will be ready for the 2022 show season.

As from next week work will re-start on the layout itself.
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