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Sarum Town (formally N gauge home layout)

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Looking back at this post:

 

 

might give some clues... 

 

Hope it helps!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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On 04/03/2020 at 22:29, pelhama said:

Looking back at this post:

 

 

might give some clues... 

 

Hope it helps!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Thanks! On the underside of the layout I have a bundle of wires which don't match up, one green wire, two black, two yellow, two blue one orange and one brown. I'm going to take the chance that the pairs are left and right for each solenoid of a point, the green the return and the orange and brown just mismatched and also a pair for a set of points. The only problem is this leaves one point unwired. I reckon perhaps one set of wires has two points wired in parallel or something. 

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OK so I was right, here's a temporary control box I made to power them for Sarum towns first exhibition. 

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Added some buildings, covered up the down end tunnel portle, added more ballast at the top and added some scenic scatter as well around the distribution warehouse. One week to go for Sarum a first show! 

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Looking for some spectator participation, what can you think of that will fit in behind the station? There is a blank area that I have no plans for and can't think of anything to do with! Thanks guys!

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Might be miles off the mark, but as a first idea what about a car parking area? There are not many stations without one and it'd fill space without being overly expensive. Maybe some sort of fencing and a car or two.

 

It would also be something that gives a realistic plausible background without distracting too much attention from the trains? 

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37 minutes ago, DavidMcKenzie said:

Might be miles off the mark, but as a first idea what about a car parking area? There are not many stations without one and it'd fill space without being overly expensive. Maybe some sort of fencing and a car or two.

 

It would also be something that gives a realistic plausible background without distracting too much attention from the trains? 

It will now become a car park! Thank you! :D

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Paint arrived yesterday, painted the remaining exposed board, laid some scatter material and added a foot crossing to the newly installed signal box and transformer cabinet. 

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So tomorrow is Sarum Town's first exhibition, it will be at Cregagh Model Railway Show, Belfast. I hope to get a live stream up tomorrow of the operation on some Facebook groups! 

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On 08/03/2020 at 20:13, toolongtoremember said:

It will now become a car park! Thank you! :D

Well that was a quick and easy choice :). Looking forward to following progress on the carpark and good luck for the show at the weekend. 

 

All the best,

Dave

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Hi would you be able to post a link to the live stream for facebook ?. It would be good to see the layout out for its first exhibition as I spent a few hours running Sarum town when Graham was building it. 

 

Hope the show goes well 

 

Stuart 

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23 hours ago, shreives said:

Hi would you be able to post a link to the live stream for facebook ?. It would be good to see the layout out for its first exhibition as I spent a few hours running Sarum town when Graham was building it. 

 

Hope the show goes well 

 

Stuart 

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Exhibition report; so it was a success! Some power defects were found on the top level and on the bottom loop. Soldered across two points on the top level to provide power behind the distribution warehouse. Bottom loop I just left out of action as it could be to do with the juicer. In the morning of the show, one of the push to make buttons got stuck in the pressed position, which left me head scratching for about fifteen minutes believing it was a short somwhere. Found the button and pulled it back out and all points were back in action! Good feedback from the crowd, got quite a few votes for best in show, but was beaten by the lego display (the kids loved that one!). Spurred on now to get my new 14 footer operational for next year's shows! 

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Pictures from the exhibition look great, so much interest packed into a small space. 

 

All the best,

Dave

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So I have decided to include Sarum Town on my YouTube channel from now on! You may subscribe for updates there as they happen, I will try to update here as well. 

 

Thanks all! 

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