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A quick summary of the past 2 weeks

Posted by hayfield , 10 July 2011 - - - - - - · 183 views

It seems like I have had nothing but turnouts on my work benck for the past 2 months, thought I would share what has been on the bench over the past 2 weeks

Earlier this week I finished a set of 4 EM turnouts using ply sleepers and C&L rail and chairs.

Today I have completed a...


Junction Finished

Posted by hayfield , 29 June 2011 - - - - - - · 210 views

Tonight I finished the Junction, I fitted the tiebars and gave it a thorough testing, a couple of minor tweaks were needed, mostly to open up the check rail gaps a fraction.

Testing is a bit Heath Robinson with wires crock clipped to the rails.

Photo of it in 2 parts, thankfully...


Rails now in place

Posted by hayfield , 28 June 2011 - - - - - - · 203 views

A couple of photos of the junction now all the rails are in place

I must make more room on my work bench, using a building board 4' x 1' is a bit large for my bench.

Next job is to cut the isolation slits with a cutting disc and fit the...


A couple of hours this afternoon

Posted by hayfield , 26 June 2011 - - - - - - · 345 views

After building the diamond crossing, I then fitted the rest of the stock rails

A couple of hours break and I will do some switch blades


Last weeks work

Posted by hayfield , 26 June 2011 - - - - - - · 162 views

Junction still on the workbench

Had a busy week at work and done very little on thursday or friday, but finished laying the timbers.

For ease of posting the junction is being made in 2 parts, see the red line in the right hand side. It would have been easier to build as 1 unit...


Turnouts finished

Posted by hayfield , 18 June 2011 - - - - - - · 341 views

I have finished the 2 turnouts I was asked to build, the first was a SMP 60" radius built to a B6 size, Its some time since I have used SMP products, I feel that the Paxoline sleepers are not as good as C&L fiberglass ones as the widths seem to vary a bit (the ones in this kit were quite good)and the material seems a bit weaker than fiberglass....


Making a crossing and filling in the gaps

Posted by hayfield , 15 June 2011 - - - - - - · 180 views

I sanded flat the filler I put into the gaps on the SMP turnout, a lot easier with no rails in the way. Now just have to fit the rails.

Also built the common crossing for the C&L plastic turnout

Just placed on the sleepers, as it does not show up on the paper plan too well.

The V was soldered up in a simple jig...


To nights jobs

Posted by hayfield , 14 June 2011 - - - - - - · 173 views

A few little jobs done to night

The crossover is finished, sleepers gapped, tiebars fitted and isolation breaks cut through the rails. A right selection of locos used for testing, Mainline J72, K's Terrier, Wills Pannier and a Comet Auto tank chassis

The SMP turnout has had...


More work on turnouts today

Posted by hayfield , 12 June 2011 - - - - - - · 131 views

This trailing crossover was on my bench overnight, and after a wet mornings golf and a lengthy drying out session in the clubhouse drinking large hot coffees modelling time this afternoon was restricted. Still I managed to get all the rails soldered up and tested with a wagon.



What's been on my workbench lately

Posted by hayfield , 11 June 2011 - - - - - - · 647 views

Not listed much lately, one of the reasons is that I had a problem with a couple of programs including my camera link,another having new windows fitted to the house (had to tidy up the workroom and stop using for a few days)also sorting out the seedlings in the greenhouse and planting some of them out, but most of all the bench has been full of turnouts for...

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