Module update

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, May 4, 2007.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    Great day, so I set my two modules up in the yard. Used my airbrush and painting in natural light was great.

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  2. Bill Pontin

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    Started scenicing the left module with a little ground cover. I have a long way to go but this is the part I enjoy the most.

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    Great looking module Bill. Did you use castings for your rock facings or just carve them in?
    :-D
  4. Bill Pontin

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    I have to pour the enviortex water before I can anchor the five bridges. The two upper bridges are scratch built.

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  5. Bill Pontin

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    Having trouble getting the Peco switches to actuate with Tortoise switch machines. Since my modules are made of layers of 2" thick styrofoam I have to pocket the underside to mount the switches.

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  6. TruckLover

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    WOW, that looks AWESOME Bill!!!!
  7. Bill Pontin

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    On the Tortoise switch machines I went to a heavier wire but it still flexes and actuation is not 100%. I am about 1/2 to 5/8" away from the underside of the switch. I was told that I can eliminate the slight flex by adding a tube over the wire. Will have to check my LHS.

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  8. Bill Pontin

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    Thanks Josh. David the rocks are castings I made from molds I made. I posted a thread on it some time back. Think it's under "Can I borrow that rock"
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    Really great work you have done :)

    To work in daylight outside really makes a big difference. I made the mistake sometimes to work with artificial light and was disappointed when I saw my work in daylight. It didn't look the same way :cry: