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belg
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  05:41:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, these look like some real solid benches. Are you not worried about the weight of these? I'm thinking by the time you get all the scenery and structures in place some considerable lifting will be required. Really like your plans you posted, are you planning any elevation changes? Hope you are still keeping me in mind the next time you go to get more twister material. Thanks Pat


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milocomarty
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  06:27:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, not worried about weight, they are quit light so to speak, using 9 and 12 mm birchply. Noticed with the Nolans Wharf modules that size 's more a problem as the weight. Bill in my layout room I put them on cupboards..have to spraypaint them only to get'm ready and in place..Pat, I dropped a mail on the twister guys asking what are the minimums for deliveries, hope to get an answer soon.

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railman28
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  10:42:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

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Originally posted by railman28


Is this your electric service panel?
Are these fuses? So the building is older than the electrification?



No Bob done straight after the building was done in '85, using fuses (the old melting ones) was very common in that days and my parents try to build with a low budget. Lot of them because the WS has 380 / 400V for the machines. Every phase has it's own fuse of 10 / 16A



Wow! Thanks for the interesting information. Certainly a different way of doing things than I'm use to. My house was built in 50 with 6 fuses to guard the 6 circuits. A million fuses later in 85 I upgrade my service to 16 circuits guarded by breakers with the bathroom and garage wall circuits on Ground Fault breakers. I also set it up to handle 220 volts if I ever have to. What current do you guys use in your homes?


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milocomarty
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  11:09:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We use 240V in our homes, 380/400V for heavy machinery here in Holland Bob.

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milocomarty
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  5:54:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Spend the evening on the couch watchin Milan vs Barcelona, before that I finished the 4th module, no pictures yet.
Been thinking about doin the 5th to and move to the peninsula in a later stage..


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belg
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  6:16:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marty, thanks for the help my friend. Pat


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railman28
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  7:13:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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We use 240V in our homes, 380/400V for heavy machinery here in Holland Bob.


thanks Marty,
240 would certainly rattle your teeth. I wonder why so many people adopted different standards. Someday I'll have to do some research. In between models of course.

Thanks again.


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Neil M
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  03:07:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

We use 240V in our homes, 380/400V for heavy machinery here in Holland Bob.


thanks Marty,
240 would certainly rattle your teeth. I wonder why so many people adopted different standards. Someday I'll have to do some research. In between models of course.

Thanks again.



hi Bob, it's pretty interesting really. I'm not sure why some countries use 50Hz and others 60Hz but the reason for 110V being used initially was to avoid burning out the carbon filament lightbulbs however when the metal filament lightbulbs came in most countries upgraded to between 220 and 240V AC but for some reason North America stayed at 110V AC (it may have been to do with Edison and GE). The advantage of the higher voltage is that there is less transmission loss from heat because lower currents are needed. Current kills, not the voltage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_power_systems


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milocomarty
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  4:59:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Think I like the modular building as I do at the moment. Been working on the track and after you're done you just put'm aside..
Bit of track installed...





closer look at the track cuts / module end..



I know it's not the most elegant solution, but I think you don't see it back after ballast is in place..
Funny a journalist of the local news paper came to visit me this week and wrote an article about me and my modeling...



Headlines say : Designing and building is his passion. In the clouds with interior construction and modeling


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Tommatthews
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  5:05:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

I think your end track solution is good.

Great to see the press has taken an interest in your work. Congratulations.



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BigLars
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  5:09:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,
I have seen connector tracks designed like this and they work well.
Larry


Larry
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Geezer
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  5:20:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marty! Ya finally made it big time!!!!
Congratulations......nice modules too!!!



Bill
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milocomarty
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  5:36:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Geezer

Ya finally made it big time!!!!


just a local one, for the village


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Sully
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  5:51:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's always nice to get a little publicity for your hobby.....hopefully another modeling with similar interests will get in touch with you.....tom


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belg
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  6:25:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dat iz mooi Nederlands. Ik weet nicks als plat Antwarps. Well done Marty, how will those ends now connect, track joiners dont look like they will slide on anymore? Pat


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