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Kyle @ Billericay...and next steps...

Posted by bcnPete , 06 May 2018 · 832 views

Afternoon all,

 

An update from the Billericay show yesterday. A nice small friendly show set in 3 buildings joined by a garden...the Mayor arrived for a scheduled 30 minute visit...and ended up staying 2 hours! His driver was well impressed by the sounds from the 37’s just as he remembered them.

 

Overall, the layout behaved although some stock has been withdrawn to have a look at on the workbench - my once reliable 37/4 seems to suffer from cut out of the lights and sound regularly - might remove the body and see how it runs without it. The corridor connections from the previous post were actually removed just before as they need thinning down - together with the knuckle couplings it seems to derail them so that’s another one to look at.

 

The big decision of the day is that I have decided to replace both the turnouts...or rather elements of them, especially the common crossings. This will be an interesting manoeuvre for the soldering iron due to the fascia...I may have to remove it and remake this if it proves cumbersome. The turnout in the station has had for sometime an intermittent electrical fault and the occasional derailment so I have decided this needs to be sorted for the two day show in Stafford February 2019. After all, the track dates back to its original box file incarnation which was for 2010.

 

Two other outcomes from the day were Stoke City getting relegated :( (lifelong supporter) and my youngest son deciding that this would probably be the last show he attended with me as he is now not enjoying it as much as he used to. He is nearly 15 now so I was assuming he would follow the same path as his brother did around this age. Shame though, as he has been a reliable operator, great helper in setting up/dismantling and also good company :yes:

 

Back to the show, I had some very nice comments and received three verbal invites, two already sent by email. The seethrough black cloth also gave way to the original black drape I bought for my CJM layout...thankfully and hopefully now the attention is refocused on the layout not the supporting structure :jester:

 

A few pics of KoL from the show...I have posted some other pics of the day on the exhibition thread here if of interest:

 

http://www.rmweb.co....2018/?p=3154062

 

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My son already distracted by his phone after set up...

 

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New black curtain tidies the base...

 

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37025 was the star of the day...great sound from this tractor...different to 37414...

 

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On standby next to the inspection saloon...

 

Overall a good day out and expect to see the next update on turnout replacements...

 

As always, comments welcome ;)

 

Pete

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nick_bastable
May 06 2018 17:40

good luck with the rebuilds I normally end up scrapping and starting from scratch.

 

any video of the 37 in use ?

 

Nick

good luck with the rebuilds I normally end up scrapping and starting from scratch.
 any video of the 37 in use ?


Thanks Nick - they have been bugging me for a while so it’s time to bite the bullet!

No vids from the show...I have a couple on my phone but I find it a pain to upload them on here...if I get a chance I will upload them to Google as a host...

Glad it went well Pete - looks like a really nice day from your outdoor photos on the other thread.

 

Regards, Andy

Hi Pete, nice views of Kyle. Let's hope your sons returns to the hobby one day, once they've worked out that all the other stuff is overrated :-)

 

Sorry to hear about Stoke City, the world famous FC Elsinore (our local team) is also on the brink of getting relegated. There is no justice in the world!

Evening Pete, Glad Kyle behaved and you had a good show. Some lovely snaps capturing the essence of the layout.. Shame about Stoke City..Hopefully they will rise once more. New developments sound good and look forwards to reading about them. Cheers, Mark

Glad it went well Pete - looks like a really nice day from your outdoor photos on the other thread.
 
Regards, Andy


Thanks Andy...

Hi Pete, nice views of Kyle. Let's hope your sons returns to the hobby one day, once they've worked out that all the other stuff is overrated :-)
 
Sorry to hear about Stoke City, the world famous FC Elsinore (our local team) is also on the brink of getting relegated. There is no justice in the world!

Thanks Mikkel - hope your team avoids the drop...I had little sympathy from my wife on it...football is right up there with trains for her.

I think both of my sons will remain interested in the stuff I do...just not willing to give up their precious time for it...it’s the eventual natural step of them detaching I guess...

Evening Pete,

Glad Kyle behaved and you had a good show. Some lovely snaps capturing the essence of the layout..

Shame about Stoke City..Hopefully they will rise once more.

New developments sound good and look forwards to reading about them.

Cheers,

Mark

Thanks also Mark - At least I have more time to model as Stoke won’t be on MOTD or on the radio anymore :rolleyes:

I think I will tackle the turnout mods soon so stay tuned to radio Kyle ;)
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PaternosterRow
May 31 2018 22:53
Hi Pete, Nice to see Kyle out and about again - great pictures and still can’t quite believe this is 2mm FS and not 4. Good luck with all the repairs and points etc.

Hi Pete,

Nice to see Kyle out and about again - great pictures and still can’t quite believe this is 2mm FS and not 4. Good luck with all the repairs and points etc.


Many thanks for your kind comments Mike - yes I have a few more invites now so want to try and get the mods done by the end of the year - watch this space...

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