Overhead WIres

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  1. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

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    Hi guys,

    Do you know where to find instructions manual for installing overhead wires, or a How-to Site, or anything? I have some doubts about installing overhead wires. I'll explain later. Time for lunch now.


    Thanks for your time.

    Luis
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hi Xaniel,

    I was wondering the same thing recently so I could string mock up overhead for a scene with an electric locomotive. There was a nice link to commercially made products (North American) in the thread. Check "The GG-1 rumbles overhead" in the Photography section. I'm sure you'll hear from people like Chris (aka Interurben) who make their own overhead. Wow!

    Best wishes!
    Ralph
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Luis:
    what type of overhead wires are you thinking of? Do you want simple streetcar type or the big heavy electric (Pennsylvania) type? I've made the streetcar type, but I bought the other types.
    How was lunch?
  4. interurban

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    Overhead????????

    Luis,

    It all depends on what you intend to run .
    The type of overhead and poles we make were used by many Interurben and electric freight lines.
    Pensy stuff and a few more had catenary, which one can also make.
    PM Val aka spitfire and she will give you the link to the write up I did re pole making.
    Here are a few pics of what you can make at a low cost.

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  5. interurban

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    This shot shows the poles we make.

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  6. interurban

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    And this is how we span .

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  7. interurban

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    A street scene.:p ;)
    Hope that helps.
    Let us know what you are running under wire.:)

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Told ya! :D
    Ralph
  9. interurban

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    You sure did Ralph, But did I frighten Xaneil away??:(
    It`s dead easy really:D :D :D :D :D :D :p
  10. Xaniel

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    nope, interurben. You didn't frigthen me. I had been searching for a job, and it makes me low on time to be here. LOLOLOL :D

    60103, lunch was great. some fish and some potatoes, with peper, olive oil and vinagre. Delicious!!! With a bottle of fresh water. feels good to drink iced water in this rough summer.
    as disert: vallina ice cream, and to finish some water mellon.

    Anyway, I'm thinking about high speed european trains, and also electric frieght trains. I had to get back to european models. :)

    Anyway, I wondering this because I need to know how to begin, where to begin. I'm thinking about using Sommerfeldt, Viessman or Vollmer overhead lines. But don't know when should they be installed.

    By the way, I wont be able to build a new layout, so I'm remodelling mine (a lot changes must be made). I'll try to get some pics here as soon as I can.
  11. interurban

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    Ha ha glad to here lunch was good.
    Looks like you will be putting in a lot of Catenary, hope you can have LIVE wire.
    Make sure you have looked at every angle of operation if it`s going into an already built layout.
    Look forward to your progress report:D :D :D
    I do hope the Job comes your way soon:)
  12. Xaniel

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    So here what I've been up to:

    here's a pic how my layout was.

    I have removed everything I had on my layout, modified track plan at the intermodal. here It will become a passenger terminal. The fright station will become a small industri or something. I will add some country house, perhaps even a little caste or church. Swiss or german style.

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    after me and my tools passed by....

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    and another view. try to see what's been happening where the intermodal was.
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    Another view. try to see what been happening where the intermodal was.

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  16. interurban

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    Is this N scale??
    You have a nice run there. Have you decided to go with Catenary?
  17. Xaniel

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    Yes, interurben. It's N scale.

    Here are some things I want to do.

    Projects:
    -Add overhead cantenary;
    -Add some country houses;
    -Add a small industry;
    -Build stone bridges;
    -Make this little layout even more interesting;
  18. interurban

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    Hi Xaniel. check out Redracer, n/z scale modeling he is doing a great Japanese N scale layout with overhead.
  19. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Hi Xaniel.
    The bit I can never figure out is how to add catenary to a bridge. That old timber trestle was going to be a problem, but it seems to have disappeared.
  20. mykroft

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    I'm pretty sure Fleischmann does N-Scale European Catenary fixtures, and their instructions are excellent. Trix probably does as well.