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Rectory Farm Sidings BR 80s/00s: Bridlington show May 2019

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Hi Steve.

 

Looking forward to seeing this develop.

 

Jerry.

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The intention is to use 3-link couplings on the layout and this afternoon I did a 'reach test' to where the furthest siding is likely to be. Set up as below and found no trouble in using the couplings, even in poor light. Very pleased by this discovery.

 

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I knew there was use for this stuff...

 

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steve

That’s a great idea! (Other beverages are available- a good excuse to buy more alcohol?)
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Call it stasis, call it inertia. I wanted to get on with it but, somehow, I never quite did.

 

Then, this pm, a combination of spare time and. a CD of a Margery Allingham mystery, I actually made some progress with the track. Both of the other 2 sidings have been cut to length and the copperclad sections soldered on. Then the one closest to the front of layout has been laid.

 

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When that has set, the centre and final road will be laid...hopefully before the inertia sets in again...

 

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The fiddle yard has been wired up. Locos move but RMWeb doesn't like my video sadly. Here's a photo anyway.

 

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The last siding has been laid too.

 

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To get the power from the sector plate to each siding needs, obviously, a feed to each set of rails. This could be done in various ways but I have chosen the following method.

 

The 'far' rails are ganged together so power to one goes to all. The black wires in this image show how this done. Sorry if it's a bit dark.

 

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To pass power to the 'near' rail and lock the track in place, I have used a sliding bolt type arrangement using a hard steel wire 'bolt' into a section of square brass tube. As shown below.

 

Clearly I need to have some sort of arrangement to get power to the 'far' rail from the sector plate. The current idea is some sort of flexible plug and socket arrangement as the whole fiddleyard is detachable.

 

I shall consult our esteemed ERFG sparks Judge Dread when I ask him (nicely) if he will wire up the point for me. When sees the boards he will, no doubt, have comments to make on the state of my soldering...

 

steve

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The socket for the common return on the baseboard has now been installed. Many thanks to Judge Dread for the ready wired socket and ally mount!

 

A similar socket will be added to sector plate, so a lead between the two carries the current from the controller to the baseboard.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

steve

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The socket for the common return on the baseboard has now been installed. Many thanks to Judge Dread for the ready wired socket and ally mount!

 

A similar socket will be added to sector plate, so a lead between the two carries the current from the controller to the baseboard.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

steve

 

Looking very good Steve, please keep the mojo going.

 

John

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The final wiring has been completed. Thanks must go to Judge Dread for the alloy angle and the connection wire which has enabled this to be achieved.

 

The layout now runs, so, things can move on the scenic side. The track will be the first area of attack, with both ballast and infill being employed.

 

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Sadly I cannot upload the video as RMWeb doesn't like it

 

steve

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Some stock that will be appearing.

 

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Modified OBA. The suspension units have been fixed in place and etched s/s brake discs added.

 

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Buffer stops for the layout. Thanks Mally Baker for the build!

 

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First run out at Bridlington show. Long way to go still but pleased with how it ran at the show.

 

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Looks a fun little layout - will be following its development with interest as it's my preferred era too

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Hi Steve.

 

It was great to see your layout at the show on Saturday and have a chat, looking forward to your next update.

 

Jerry.

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looking good so far

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