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  1. I've only managed to find one clear colour picture that shows this particular point and the bar seems to only be on the switch rail. It could very well extend further but I've not managed to come across anything showing it being any longer. For now I think I'll just leave it as is unless another photo crops up that shows any difference. That is before I put down the ballast which will make things much more permanent. Cheers Pete
  2. So I had a go at 44fpl with locking bar and here is my first attempt. I designed a 3d printed the straight adjusting cranks as I didn't have any plastic or etched ones and used the rest of the components from the wills kit and some evergreen strip. It's looks neat and doesn't foul anything when the points move however its miles away from the running rail. Also taking Paul's comments onboard and finding another reference photo I realised that the locking bar would only go as far as the end of the switch blades. Mk 2 arrangement is now attached to the
  3. Am I right in assuming that all of these sound fitted models are being fitted by retailers instead of the Dapol factory fitted models. I saw the other day that rails have some sound fitted moguls for over £300 on their website and can only guess the associated price was due to Rails fitting DC models themselves? Cheers Pete
  4. Actually having had a further look it seems I've now got most of them bar one. Am I correct into thinking that where some an FPL such as 16 lever locked the end of the crossover and the up double slip there would only be one locking bar provided even though it ended in 3 places? The only one I cant find any photos of is for 32 FPL coming out of the carriage sidings/ run round. Because of all the point work in that tight space am not even sure where a locking bar would have space to go. Suggestions welcome ? Cheers Pete
  5. @5BarVT @RailWest after having a look further into this point lock conundrum. It's interesting. As you guys day there is definitely a locking bar coming from the facing points in platform 2. Although it goes forward from the toe of the point. The same seems to apply on the points going into the goods yard. Although the locking bar appears to be in rear. Oddly though there seems to be some other rodding ahead of the v any ideas ? What's stumping me of that there doesn't seem to be locking bars on some of the other points where you'd
  6. Right so as per the instructions they are getting you to set up and economical fpl which is missing the locking bar. Looks like I'll need to play around a bit more. Cheers Pete
  7. How would that look in practice chris ? Am I right in thinking the lock bar would often run parallel to the rail head? Cheers Pete
  8. I've been working on some of the rodding runs using a mix of wills point rodding kits some MSE crank etches and also modifying my PECO points and using parts that are left over. On all the points that do not have facing point locks I remove the molding that used to hold the the clips. These have been removed due to using the cobalt motors. I also cut out the molding and will replace the hole with a sleeper to match where there are the ends of already on the moulding. On the points with FPL's I replace the removable moulding with the parts from
  9. That could be it as the conduits seem to run towards the points rather than signals. Especially the ones near the scissor like point work. And in some photos the concrete channelling seems to have been covered completely. Cheers Pete
  10. Hmm that's a possibility but as far as I am aware the only track circuit provided was on approach to Ilfracombe between the distant and home signals. I'm happy to be proven wrong of course. Pete
  11. After mocking up the signal box in cardboard I've been trying to work out the rodding runs leading away from it. I've got all the locking table and signalling diagrams and am trying to compare with photos of where stuff went. What is throwing me is that there seems to be concrete trunking. Would it be safe to assume that the trunking most likely contained the signal wires and then the rodding which looks to be much thicker would no doubt run along the perimeter of the site which I think is what this photo that I've annotated shows. At first I thought the trunking cont
  12. My final Job I completed today was to paint the Dapol telegraph poles which I have had lying about for ages. I then drilled some pilot holes for the poles to go in and have used photos to get a rough idea where they stood in real life. Overview of the station. The embankment pretty much complete and dry. Looking towards the end of the line from the turntable. Cheers Pete
  13. This morning I repeated the process on the last of the embankment and just had enough of my 2mm grass to finish everything. I then used some woodland scenics clump foliage to add some bushes and glued them down with neat PVA. I then diluted some PVA and coated the bushes with this mixture then added various colour flocks to create variety and the impression of some flowers. While I had everything out I have my previous efforts a spruce up and they look much better. Now onto the unenviable task of ballasting and laying d
  14. Next up was some cheap burnt umber paint to go down as a base layer. Neat PVA was then put down all over the surface. I then used my mix of dried soil and coffee grains and applied it through my shaker to ensure that only the finer particles were to fall through. This left me with a nice surface to add static grass onto. My next steps involved following some of the tips given when static grassing in one of the lastest topley dale videos from the Hornby magazine. Neat PVA was put down again and then wa
  15. Nice to see you getting back on track with some new ideas. Cheers Pete
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