kit
Here is some pics of my first BOB train Schowcase ... sorry ... my first Protocab Schowcase.
Here are the tracks (hand made) with a "bifurcation" from a main double railway to a one railway with a difficult switches layout all in a curve.

Hmm ... what is that ... United States?
DVCI1287.jpg  No ... it's just the backward of my layout ... absolutly no wires ... 

DVCI1289.jpg  Better now ... 

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And of course it works perfectly with my Protocab controler!
First time of my life that I ran a HO locomotive in my garden ... it was very funny to test the range of the controler ... well ... my garden is not enought wide ... the controler always works perfectly. I was in my house (old one with stones wall about 1 meter thick) ... the train was in my garden ... I can't see it (my dougther was giving me order by phone) ... and ... it works ... I need to buy another house with thicker walls and bigger garden. ðŸ˜
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Protocab
Hi Kit.... back when I was a younger man, we had a pop group called 'Gerry and the Pacemakers' who had a hit with the song 'I like it'.... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gerry+and+the+pacemakers+i+like+it
that's what I think about your layout! I agree, the back of the layout does look a bit like the USA. Regarding the stone walls, remember that the distance between the 0201 and the 0502 LCU through the stone wall will be different depending on the angle that the wall is to the straight line between the 0201 and 0502. Thanks for your update though!
Best regards

Tony Hagon
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Rich Archer
Interesting track layout Kit. Thank goodness you don't have to wire it 🙂
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kit
Protocab wrote:
Hi Kit.... back when I was a younger man, we had a pop group called 'Gerry and the Pacemakers' who had a hit with the song 'I like it'.... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gerry+and+the+pacemakers+i+like+it
that's what I think about your layout! I agree, the back of the layout does look a bit like the USA. Regarding the stone walls, remember that the distance between the 0201 and the 0502 LCU through the stone wall will be different depending on the angle that the wall is to the straight line between the 0201 and 0502. Thanks for your update though!
Best regards

Tony Hagon


Tony Thanks for your comment ... I just hope you will not put "your and in my hairs" ... Lol! ðŸ˜‚
Not sure you find them! ðŸ˜‡
Rich Archer wrote:
Interesting track layout Kit. Thank goodness you don't have to wire it 🙂


Exactly Rich. No wiring! I will never try to do my own tracks if it was nessary to wire all the "frogs" and all the movable blades. But with BOB train ... sorry ... Protocab trains it's not a problem! I will just put the motors for moving the blades and the signalisation but nothing elses to wire! Difficult to imagine a so simple way to do trains models!

Some pics of my layout before to put it in my schowcase.

I cut the wooden board (I don't how you call that kind of wood 3mm stick and with a withe plastic side?) to delimitate the rails bed.
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Then I sand down the edges
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and I get the result with a correct angle rail bed.
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The tracks are fixed with spikes in wood. The spikes are hand made with stapples like this.

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With prtocab I can do, now, what I want. I can get a free geometry for my tracks. For this one it's just a trial. I would like to print in 3D my tracks for the futur with crispy details and ... at last ... a french track not an english or a german one (nothong against them but they are far away from french tracks).

I post these photos for modellers to show them that with a BOB train you must change your point of view about "how I built a model train layout?". 
With BOB train we are compltly free to create tracks!
I hope you enjoy it.
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kit
Some pics of my BOB schowcase.

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I put graphit on the main tracks (heavy traffic)
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And I keep the other with rust (down right Code 75 Peco bullhead the other are hand made with Roco profil code 83)
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This schocase is 100% dead rail of course!

I hope you will enjoy it.
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Rich Archer

Well done Kit. Love that complicated track layout and impressed by your ability to scratch build it. Great idea of using staples as rail spikes. I look forward to the finished product which looks like it will be a good advert for Protocab. Like the clean shiny track and dull rusty track. To emphasis the independence from track power I suppose at some place on a layout there could be a piece of old track that is all covered with plant growth, so much so that you can't even see the track, and have your loco drive slowly over it.

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kit
Hi Rich,

Thanks a lot for your feedback.
I notice that the graphite go onto the wheels of the loco. So my wheels are much realistic. But I notice too that the wheels put the graphite on the tracks which were only rusty. And it's very fine, just on the edge of the track, something thath I will never be able to do. Another good point for BOB trains. The weathering is done by the model itself.

You are right Rich, for the moment I put some "frette" french word for metal put arround the tracks like that

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It's very long to do but the result will be good.
Then I will put some plants and grass in the service track (Peco bullhead code 75). And yes, they will see a train going in the grass and I think it will be very impressive.

Thank again for your comments. The best way to go ahead!
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