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I'm not as qualified as m'learned colleague to comment on tracklaying, but that's some exemplary sheeting on those wagons in the last picture. Someone has clearly been on a course.

They were actually quite fun to do. They are just empty china clay wagons or limstone...not sure. 

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Spent some more time wiring over the weekend, i finally got to run some trains and get the feel of operation. Ill post some pictures in about an hour. 

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All quiet at Brighton Junction today. 

 

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A J11 comes into the down loop with a down pick up goods.

 

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Here she simmers by the signal box. 

 

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The quiet countryside is no more as an A1 'Royal Lancer' emerges from under the bridge bring a northbound express. 

 

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Racing past the Signal box and out of view! 

 

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Now that the line is clear, the J11 can continue on its slow journey North. 

 

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So, after some wiring hiccups i have now rewired the three crossings to DPDT switches, This helps with shorting out problems. If i want to use the down goods loop crossing (1), i switch off the down main to branch (2) and the up main to branch (3). This way the locomotives can't short out when moving slowly over the crossings-still have the problem of the wheels stopping in the insulated spots, DOH  :banghead: -but i'm getting there!!!! 

 

No pictures I'm afraid as its all under board wiring and me swearing! 

 

I have ordered some buffer stops from Lanarkshire models which should arrive soon. 

 

Might start structures soon, ie, the bridges, all scratchbuilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD HELP ME

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I have ordered some buffer stops from Lanarkshire models which should arrive soon. 

 

An excellent choice. They are a great product. Good to meet you at John's on Saturday.

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All quiet at Brighton Junction today. 

 

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A J11 comes into the down loop with a down pick up goods.

 

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Here she simmers by the signal box. 

 

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The quiet countryside is no more as an A1 'Royal Lancer' emerges from under the bridge bring a northbound express. 

 

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Racing past the Signal box and out of view! 

 

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Now that the line is clear, the J11 can continue on its slow journey North. 

 

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Some very good examples of well-laid track there, Jesse.

 

I look forward to seeing further developments. 

 

The LMS buffer stops are really splendid, by the way. 

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I have ordered some buffer stops from Lanarkshire models which should arrive soon. 

 

An excellent choice. They are a great product. Good to meet you at John's on Saturday.

Agree on both counts.

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I have ordered some buffer stops from Lanarkshire models which should arrive soon. 

 

An excellent choice. They are a great product. Good to meet you at John's on Saturday.

They look lovely, good to meet you also. 

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Some very good examples of well-laid track there, Jesse.

 

I look forward to seeing further developments. 

 

The LMS buffer stops are really splendid, by the way. 

Thanks Tony, all Peco code 100, but after seeing John's (St Enodoc) layout last weekend, i think i might build my own points on the next layout. I might even create some new swear words. 

 

Main wiring should be completed in a few weeks, so then it will be running sessions and working out what needs to be corrected, altered and fixed. 

 

Those buffer stops are the old Hornby Triang ones from many years, Salvaged them off my Pops layout. 

Agree on both counts.

It really was a lovely day, shame i couldn't stay longer. Until next time!

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Oh dear, now that Sir is lurking about on my page, the Grantham boys better watch there grammar.   :sarcastic:

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No worries Jesse, we all have our own take on English Grammar...

 

Baz

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Sad to hear that a fire went through the Richmond Vale Railway yesterday. Some of the stock has been destroyed, luckily the ROD 2-8-0 locomotive survived! 

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I took some pictures, they were upside down-DOH!

 

Ill try again. 

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ahh that's better! So the Lanarkshire models buffer stops arrived, however, due to the peco code 100 track i had to slightly modify the LNER standard buffer stops to allow them to 'fit'. I think they look rather good. 

 

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Here we have a few wagons sitting in the up siding at Brighton Junction. 

 

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Sorry for all the shite everywhere!

On another note, i have one more cobalt point motor to add to the scenic section, HAPPY DAYS!

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I also want to apologise for the horrible photo quality, still using my iphone. 

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This is great!

Thanks mate, appreciate the comment. I am a bit slow with the updates, I'm always busy, hard being a 21 year old bachelor.  :sarcastic:

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Jesse, there isn't enough piles of stuff in the rear of those photos to apologize for, you need to try harder, month old coffee cups, piles of old magazines, bits of random paper, half built models (I seem to be good at that!)....general debris, tools, etc  :jester:

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Jesse, there isn't enough piles of stuff in the rear of those photos to apologize for, you need to try harder, month old coffee cups, piles of old magazines, bits of random paper, half built models (I seem to be good at that!)....general debris, tools, etc  :jester:

Don't forget the small bits of stripped wire. Black, red, white, blue, you name I've got it laying around.

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I started this afternoon on fitting NEM pockets on the ends of the Kings X to Leeds carriages. These are kit built, i picked them up, already built and painted for a bargain at Warley in 2016. These next two photos are upside down but you get the gist of what I am doing. 

 

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Here they are sitting nicely on the track with the three extra coaches, behind A1 'Royal Lancer', I think they are the correct type, but two are BR numbered. 

 

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A nice picture here of just the kit built articulated coaches. Might give them a repaint, the lining isn't the best, but they'll do for now,  :locomotive:

 

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Ahh starting to look better...  Water bottles, note pads, random tools.  :jester:

 

Seriously though the Twin set is rather interesting. You may want to keep your eye out for more kits as they can be an interesting build. Can I suggest looking out for LNER Carriages by Harris as there can be a fair bit of information in there that can be helpful. I picked a copy up in paper back for about $16 on Amazon. But there is a LNER Historic carrages book by Harris which is hard to come by and has further information but from what I found is over 70QUID! I have yet to need this book but one day I will find it!

 

 

Back to the carriages the Kirk kits can be detailed up with MJT bits which you may look at in the future. I have a Quad art set to complete (all they need is the solebars, buffers, vac pipes and some painting to complete) but I can see how people can become addicted to the coaching stock in this manor!

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Ahh starting to look better...  Water bottles, note pads, random tools.  :jester:

 

Seriously though the Twin set is rather interesting. You may want to keep your eye out for more kits as they can be an interesting build. Can I suggest looking out for LNER Carriages by Harris as there can be a fair bit of information in there that can be helpful. I picked a copy up in paper back for about $16 on Amazon. But there is a LNER Historic carrages book by Harris which is hard to come by and has further information but from what I found is over 70QUID! I have yet to need this book but one day I will find it!

 

 

Back to the carriages the Kirk kits can be detailed up with MJT bits which you may look at in the future. I have a Quad art set to complete (all they need is the solebars, buffers, vac pipes and some painting to complete) but I can see how people can become addicted to the coaching stock in this manor!

I have recently been talking to Jonathan from the Grantham team, he has been a fantastic help with all my questions. Recently purchased the harris LNER book, have a few others, just need me a decent soldering iron, which I'm saving up for at the moment. 

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If you can track one down the old Dick Smith temperature soldering irons are the best! It might be worth having a look at Jaycar as they seem to stock most things that were at dick Smith.

 

Not sure but this might be ok

https://www.jaycar.com.au/40w-temperature-controlled-soldering-station/p/TS1620

 

Should be able to do most things!

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Hi Jesse!

 

Great to see the trains running. The Quint set is presumably based on making best use of nearest Kirk kits; the real thing was a GNR build so there are numerous detail differences but what you have there looks to be perfectly OK for your use. :sungum:

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