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Kyle - The Sky(e’s) the limit...

bcnPete

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Evening all and a very Happy Christmas to you,

 

Have been chipping away at progress and almost ready to start scenic repairs again.

 

The second turnout was installed in position yesterday having first gapped it, cleaned with Vim and then sprayed with a coat of primer...as before sky blue was all I had at hand :rolleyes:

 

One thing you will note is the backscene and also the ramp/bridge have been removed now. This was twofold, firstly the bridge railing was getting damaged and secondly the tie bar was sitting right beneath it so installation of the turnout aligning with two diverging roads at one end and the traverser board was difficult :no:

 

They have been set aside for repairs and reinstallation. The turnout was added, new wires added where necessary and the wire in tube has been replaced with new run partly as it fell in the next sleeper bay. Once levelled and aligned using work business card slithers, it was attached with superglue.

 

This morning I got to run a few tests with the locos and most locos run through a lot smoother now including to the siding at the front. It looked a bit loco heavy at Kyle this morning during testing :swoon:

 

The wiring despite being simplified to DCC now is still a bit complicated for my liking involving lots of chocolate box connectors and 4/5 wires streaming from them :no:...before I tackle the scenics I might just take a look again at this with fresh eyes and see if I can install some busbars.

 

Overall, a lot happier now and hope to do some more over the festive period.

 

A couple of pics from earlier and vids if I uploaded correctly...

 

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Best wishes to you,

 

Pete

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Great to see Kyle up and running again and no Sky (Fall out) :D

 

Love the 37 sound. Will certainly be sorting mine out once the funny stuff is sorted! ;)

 

Look forwards to an update on the scenics...;)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Great to see Kyle up and running again and no Sky (Fall out) :D

 

Love the 37 sound. Will certainly be sorting mine out once the funny stuff is sorted! ;)

 

Look forwards to an update on the scenics...;)

 

Many thanks Mark,

 

Plenty of subtle Bond references in there - Skyfall - 009...;)

 

The sound definately adds a new dimension...when the 26’s and 27 creep in there they sound earily quiet...need to get them sorted...

 

Kyle will return... :yes:

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Merry christmas to you also Pete! That sound is quite impressive. If you has asked me I would have thought it might disturb the type of scene represented by Skye, but it works really well I think.

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Merry christmas to you also Pete! That sound is quite impressive. If you has asked me I would have thought it might disturb the type of scene represented by Skye, but it works really well I think.

 

Many thanks Mikkel - interestingly enough at exhibitions it sounds just right...not too loud as to annoy the neighbouring layouts but enough to convey the atmosphere...it sounds much louder at home...hence testing done whilst my wife is out...:no:

 

 

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Merry christmas to you also Pete! That sound is quite impressive. If you has asked me I would have thought it might disturb the type of scene represented by Skye, but it works really well I think.

 

Sounds like the Kyle I remember. Although seeing a 27 there would have been a surprise.

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Happy Christmas, Pete.

 

Sound doesn’t half add an extra dimension. That 37 backing out was a real treat. Brilliant. Looking forward to the scenic updates.

Mike

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Sounds like the Kyle I remember. Although seeing a 27 there would have been a surprise.
I agree Chris...but apparently they did stray there...hence the flimsy excuse to purchase one...I have seen pics of both mentioned below but can’t post here due to copyright issues...http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/9593-far-north-highlands-of-scotland/?p=118371

 

Happy Christmas, Pete.Sound doesn’t half add an extra dimension. That 37 backing out was a real treat. Brilliant. Looking forward to the scenic updates. Mike
Many thanks Mike - hope to do a few more vids when the sky has been reassembled...;)

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