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Kyle - Further update...

bcnPete

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Evening all,

 

Following on from the last entry I have since managed to simplify the wiring and the new turnout is in place and trains run through it - a couple of locos need a check on their Back to Backs before I start tweaking the frogs...which was a downfall of the previous ones I think.

 

With this in mind I decided to build the second replacement turnout under the road bridge as the layout has quite a few shows over 2019/2020. I started this yesterday afternoon before bad light stopped play and continued fresh this morning. A test wagon and coach appear to run through smoothly so next week it will be gapped, primed and then a few key wires added as before.

 

This will be an interesting fit as just overlaying it with the two diverging roads means the tiebar will sit right at the edge of the scenic baseboard so I will need to rip out the existing wire in tube under the platform and reroute a new one.

 

I will try to get the old turnout cut out and the new one installed this side of Christmas to leave redoing the fascia and scenics in January.

 

Overall, progress is on programme I think :good:

 

A few pics...

 

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Old School on the turnouts using the 2mm Association jigs...

 

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A few easitrac sleepers on the ends to keep alignment...

 

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Dropped in place for test fit...

 

Comments welcome as always...

 

Pete

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your soldering is improving  well done

 

Thanks Nick - Don’t zoom in though...:no: :no:

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Good progress Pete ;)

 

Will be a relief when everything is back insitu and running again.

 

Like Nick says. Nice n'neat soldering ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Nice work Pete. The point does seem uncomfortably close to the end of the board but hopefully you have that under control.

 

I like the nail filing stick in the background. I have several which I use a lot. Mine are in multiple dayglo colours and came from a chemist's shop in Southend, so if they are good enough for Essex Girls then they should be right.

 

Regards, Andy

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Good progress Pete ;)Will be a relief when everything is back insitu and running again. Like Nick says. Nice n'neat soldering ;)

Thanks Mark - yep, it will be a relief to get back on the scenic repairs - so far so good though and little by little my turnouts are improving...

 

Nice work Pete. The point does seem uncomfortably close to the end of the board but hopefully you have that under control. I like the nail filing stick in the background. I have several which I use a lot. Mine are in multiple dayglo colours and came from a chemist's shop in Southend, so if they are good enough for Essex Girls then they should be right.

Thanks Andy - yep I got this...all under control... :swoon:Yep agreed on the nail files - always some strange looks when buying them from Boots but if only they knew what us modellers did with them - need some hair clips on my next visit...;)

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Thanks Nick - Don’t zoom in though... :no: :no:

 

I zoomed in! Muahahahaha!

 

Only joking, that's impressive work Pete, kudos to you for taking it on :-)

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I zoomed in! Muahahahaha!

 

Only joking, that's impressive work Pete, kudos to you for taking it on :-)

 

:laugh:

 

Thanks Mikkel - the layout has had about 4 makeovers since started so hopefully this is the last one...

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