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    Just within earshot of Gatwick
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    US HO - mostly BNSF circa 2008. Rhatishe Bahn in HOm. CD (Czech Railways) in HO and TT

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  1. No progress on the snag list arising from Warley due to client work, Christmas and the garage being too cold! However I did treat myself to a set of 4 Uce cement tanks off Ebay at a very reasonable price (water damaged boxes). Now they are weathered I can thinks about that 'to do' list
  2. No progress on the snag list arising from Warley due to client work, Christmas and the garage being too cold! However I did treat myself to a set of 4 Uce cement tanks off Ebay at a very reasonable price (water damaged boxes). Now they are weathered I can thinks about that 'to do' list
  3. There will be a number of Swiss outline layouts there as its a significant anniversary for the Swiss Railway Society.
  4. Santa Maria was built on G&H custom spec baseboard kits. Very efficient company to deal with andhave been very pleased with the 14 odd baseboards I've had from them for various projects Dan
  5. When I took my old layout 'Galatia' to Warley a couple of years back we had to give up on the JMRI / Sprog / Digitrax wireless system we were trying to use the volume of traffic. Admittedly my wireless router wasnt the best but I'm not sure it would work any better given an upgrade.
  6. http://2019-11-24 14.47.09 by Dan Spalding, on Flickr http://20191124_144758 by Dan Spalding, on Flickr
  7. So back from a great weekend at the Warley show. With the first trip out with the full catenary it proved to be a bit of a voyage of discovery with the much discussed return curve at one end of the layout proving to be somewhat troublesome. After some "fetttling" on Saturday morning all but one of the loco roster was able to run pan up but a more permanent solution is now planned with adding a minimum of one extra post and shorter links to be able to run the wire upright over the curve and maintain contact on the pantograph. Other than that bit of stress the layout ran well and it was great to chat to an good number of Swiss railways enthuiasts and swap knowledge and tips both prototype and model. While the layout has pushed forward operating at the show as highlighted a few more jobs to do inc light displays to show the throw of the points and the addition of the small details around the station. http://2019-11-24 14.49.47 by Dan Spalding, on Flickr http://2019-11-24 14.48.56 by Dan Spalding, on Flickr
  8. Do your think the guy on the left may be suffering from rucksack envy.......?
  9. Had a great weekend exhibiting my layout Santa Maria. Was great to chat to a good few RMWebbers with similar interests in the RhB along with numerous questions on transporting a layout with overhead wires. Managed to see a few layouts with the Northwest Corridor and Barrymore's CNJ layouts taking my fancy. Congrats to the Warley team and thanks for the invite
  10. Thanks Paul. Now to get the tensioners and removable links done tomorrow....
  11. Thanks for the various inputs on my gerry- rigging . To answer a couple of the questions possed the radius of the curve is around 18inches (IIRC) and I did install 2 pull offs as well as one mainline post. After dinner I had another look a the set up and remeasured the gantry post to track centre distances. While the pull-offs were correct at 29mm I'd got the mainline mast wrong so this was moved out to the correct 35mm. This together with some "adjustments" on the wire alignment have produced a less tilted look (see below). With one week to go this will have to suffice but I'll look at replacing the pull offs with mainline masts, which I took to be the gist of Paul's advice post- Warley
  12. To be honest this is my first time setting up catenary. I've done my posts as per the RhB example in the Sommerfeldt manual which seems to have the posts on the outside of the curve and the wires doing likewise
  13. Managed to push things along with the wires so we how have (the easy) two thirds installed. Still to come are rigging up the tensioner mechanisms and removable section. Then testing with a loco!!!!!
  14. Dose of man-flu had swept the household in the last week so 2 sickly kids and myself nit 100% has dented progress. Despite that gantries masts continue to get prepped for anchor points amd tensioners. Also I've pushed on with the rail served warehouse with the roof being added along with the majority of the loading bay. The blue sections visible are the Wilko cheapo Lego-style bricks used to make a supporting shell for the building
  15. Mine came from a combo of Blackwells and Modellbahnlippe, the later being very competitive on shipping from German on the last oeder I did
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