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  1. Hello. I thought I would record what has happened today as it once again didnt go exactly according to plan... What was supposed to be a quick couple of hours job to wire up the station lights on the goods shed end of the platform kind of turned into something that still hasnt quite been finished off.... The first thing is the original holes I drilled in the platform came through the underside of the baseboard directly onto one of the supports for the legs so I couldnt get near it to fit the socket for the lights! The only solution to this was to redrill the holes slightly to one s
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  2. Whilst I await some decent weather so that I can order the materials to line out the new shed without them getting soaked I've been dabbling with building the North Box for the station. This is based on the old one at Birmingham Snow Hill, which was some 50ft by 10 ft and stood on girder stilts because of the restricted site. The basis of the cabin are some butchered sides from a number of the Hornby GWR Dunster Signal boxes, the windows whilst typucally GWR do not match those of the prototype but life's too short to get overly concerned with such matters. The photos give an indication of
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  3. Greetings. I have been tracklaying tonight. The turnouts are temporarily fixed in place with tape,while the track is trimmed to length. The turnouts were subsequently removed and sprayed with undercoat and then the sleepers given a coat of sleeper grime mixed with matt black. The turnouts are awaiting reattachment. The Track was attached with double sided tape, on which fine ballast was pressed down between the sleepers to leave a minimalist ballast trackbed ( I overdid the other board!)
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  4. Hi I made a decision to use KD couplings because they can handle sharp curves without causing derailments. I have however had problems with the uncoupling because I have not been able to obtain the face magnets required. The point is a Peco Setrack Y point, but I intend to replace it with a Setrack Right Hand point, because this will allow me to ease the approach curve. Diane
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  5. Hello Mac. Well railway modelling is certainly a multi-layered hobby. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall during that club discussion! . I can see the point about even realism being subjective, but for me the difference lies in the intention: If someone is trying to replicate reality to perfection, then they are pursuing the "realist" approach - even if they are subconsciously making their own interpretations while doing so. Anyway, I like the geology map. That's what I call research!
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  6. Since when did HF Stephens follow usual practice! He used concrete pots to secure chairs on a passanger railway. Neither this or attatching sleepers to baulks is the usual accepted practice.
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