Borkum Match - Display Twins, w tracks

This article was published Dec 31, 2014.

Now they got tracks and are (almost) finished, except missing rail spikes on the 18in gauge module. I couldn´t find my stash so have to order more.

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24in gauge module

Both modules are using PECO SM32/16mm scale track and since this one already are in correct gauge, I only weathered the track and glued it in place with ballast.

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first usage of 24in gauge module

3073  -- this loco is the one I will kitbash making a Lessebo loco
3073 -- this loco is the one I will kitbash making a Lessebo loco
3094  -- partly disassembled with 3D printed chimney and domes in place
3094 -- partly disassembled with 3D printed chimney and domes in place
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22.4mm gauge module

This module has the S scale std gauge at 22.4mm, which I am using for 18in track in my scale. I did remove the plastic sleepers and made a few new ones in brass, which I soldered in place in about 15cm between each.

The sleepers are made of basswood which I brushed with a steel brush in my motor tool. Could be done with an ordinary steelbrush I guess, but with a motor tool it goes much faster. After that a mix of middle gray, flat medium and a few drops of brown, painted on. A few small trees and leftover sleepers as garnish finish it of nicely ..:tongue:

3037  -- soldering
3037 -- soldering
3038  -- soldering
3038 -- soldering
3040  -- testing that it looks ok on the module
3040 -- testing that it looks ok on the module
3045  -- painting the tracks
3045 -- painting the tracks
3052  -- steelbrush in the motortool
3052 -- steelbrush in the motortool
3055  -- checking number of sleepers needed
3055 -- checking number of sleepers needed
3060  -- untouched wood, brushed and brushed and painted
3060 -- untouched wood, brushed and brushed and painted
3061  -- checking once more before adding ballast
3061 -- checking once more before adding ballast

first usage of 18in module

Have not built any vehicles in this scale/gauge combination yet, so I borrowed a wagon in Hf scale I made a few years ago, which also are for 22.4mm gauge track.

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