The concept of the layout
is segmented : it consists for the moment of 4 units, each 80
cm of width
cm of length
The layout height can be varied by using two sets of legs : one set
that puts the height of the track at 80 cm and another one which gives
a trackheight of 150cm.
The units are made of plywood boards (10mm thick and 20 cm of
height). On the inside, there is a framework of smaller
(2cm x 3cm) on which we put the insulation boards
(thickness 4 cm)
The units are connected with each other by means of bolts and
pins for a correct alignment.The legs are adjustable in
for about 2 cm and are removable..
Tracks are used from
They are being airbrushed in advance and shottered with self
ballast (grains about 2mm). Broken prophyric rocks (0 - 4mm)
the baseproduct for making the ballast. The sieving is done with
several sieves with different mesh size (incl self-made sieves) The
ballast is glued with normal diluted white glue to wich are added some
drops of detergent.
Each rails has his own feeder wire of min 0.5mm².
One must also pay attention to the fact that when rails are cut between
two units, each piece of rail has a power supply . These wires are
soldered to a bus wire (2.5mm²).
The units are electricalyy connected by wires who are ending in clamps.
Those clamps are glued to a little wooden piece, so they are
The switches are motorised with Hübner switch motors. These
have a power switch-off. at the end of course They
commanded by dip switches who make it possible to see in which way the
Regarding the power supply, there are 3 separate circuits : one for the
track power supply (2.5mm²), another one for activating the
signals and the last one for all the lamps and lights on the layout.
The signals are from Saalbach and they are motorised with
motors. It is possible to let the signals change slowly (is more
realistic) by reducing the current to the Bühler motor.
Short overvieuw since I started with gauge 1 : Evolution (photo's)