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Update 3 - Cement Works

 

Work has started on the cement works with the conveyor system, below are a few early shots.

 

Nik

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Good Afternoon

 

Further updates - Boards - now had a visit to Whiterose to agree final details and to see the incline in situ to show the bank up Peak Forest.  As you can see by one of the pictures its a big gap to fill by gradient but great job done by the guys.

 

The next part is to cork the incline and flat surfaces then off to get track layed.

 

Only now is the size of the layout hitting home

 

Nik

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Hi Nik,

Good to see the progress.

It sure is big. 

And you may need some banking locos on the model!

Regards,

Andy

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Afternoon

 

Latest updates bridge one completed Mr GravyTrain is a craftsman.  This is the bridge near the old station.

 

Nik

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Also following a trip to Whiterose Models the latest pictures of the boards they are really looking the part now.

 

Nik

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Hi Nik,

In response to your message, here's a minor structure yo get you started - the gas cupboard at the corner of the station approach:-

 

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Cheers, Andy

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Afternoon

 

Latest updates bridge one completed My GravyTrain is a craftsman.  This is the bridge near the old station.

 

Nik

My Gravy Train???

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amended well spotted

 

Nik

No. I think you may have misunderstood my comment. Who or what is 'My Gravy Train'?

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No. I think you may have misunderstood my comment. Who or what is 'My Gravy Train'?

Gentlemans user name on here who scratch builds the buildings

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Well what appears to have been a quiet period on the layout build I am pleased to announce the first three boards are off to Norman Saunders for the track laying start with the powerbase underneath to hopefully help the locos to pull up the bank.

 

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Hi Folks

 

With summer progressing work on the layout has been slow however the first big forward movement happened this week.  The first two boards have arrived from Norman with all track laid.  The pictures attached don't give it justice as not good light and location, however Norman's trackwork is outstanding.  THe other bits completed are as follows:-

 

1. all rail primed

2. Power base fitted beneath track for helping hand when locos climb the bank (hence the shine)

3. tortoise motors fitted

4. Copper clad fitted to the end of the boards

 

 

work can commence on wiring to buzz bar and scenery and ballast.

 

A trip up to Peak forest is scheduled for tomorrow to start collecting pictures and reference material which although 20 years later will help in the overall effect as I progress the layout

 

thanks

 

Nik

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Hey Paul

 

There will be small compromises and the summit and length of train are obvious. As to length who knows until we build it as limitations of loco haulage will impact even the 60 has its limitations. In terms of summit to make it work we will start to flatten at about the signal box I think but a bit of trial and error as always will need to be considered

 

Nik

 

It may be easier to rework your locos so they have adequate haulage capacity than have a system such as Powerbase. Modern model wagons are very free-running and it really ought to be possible to get your locos to handle the loads.

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Well after a frustrating summer of not a lot of activity today has seen the start of the preparing the fiddle yard on the Gt Rocks side

 

First the first layout of track

 

Nik

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then by the end of the day plus the buzz bars for the DCC and DC point work fitted to the thre boards

 

Phew progress

 

Also the next 3 large boards have been sent to Norman for track laying in the new year

 

Nik

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Well after a frustrating summer of not a lot of activity today has seen the start of the preparing the fiddle yard on the Gt Rocks side

 

First the first layout of track

 

Nik

Nice pointwork! 

Good to see some tracklaying, too.

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Latest Arrival 1. - Peak Forest South Signal Box

 

This is the pre christmas arrival it captures the box in it's marron 80's early 90's guise and a fantastic model it is

 

Nik

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Building 2 that arrived before christmas.  A fantastic model of the old station building

 

Nik

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So for the latest update

 

Well despite very wintry conditions I have finished wiring the scenic boards that I have here and have completed the wiring and track laying on the second fiddle yard board.  Finally putting the two fiddle yard boards together gives the size impression as this is for only one side.

 

We ran out of time but I am hoping on Saturday to put all the boards here up to show the progress and I may even try a loco to start the testing phase on the boards here.

 

January will see Norman start on the main scenic boards so hopefully more progress can be made in the early part of the year

 

Nik

 

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Finally managed to put the completed boards together for a test run.  Although the surface was very uneven it was a good first test and I think the pictures start to show the gradient and look I am trying to achieve 

 

Nik

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