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On 27/09/2019 at 18:04, Barry O said:

Once Graham had set off home the fiddleyard looked tempting so...

 

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Expresses at the ready

 

and..

 

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overview with two DMU stabling sidings  at the rear..

 

Track work laid apart from a little bit of the loco yard. Some framing in place for next baseboards..

 

Well done Graham!

 

My tasks   fit point motors. make panel for fiddle yard... wire up panel

 

Baz

 

Hi Barry

 

Call them DMU sidings, how are you going to get a 8 car train in them?

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The track closest to the running lines on both yards has an 8 car train.

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I consider myself very very lucky to have the room so both sets of storage sidings can take an 8 car DMU train on all lines.

 

I am looking forward to seeing progress on Barnbow East.

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On 05/10/2019 at 12:34, Clive Mortimore said:

Hi Barry

 

Call them DMU sidings, how are you going to get a 8 car train in them?

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The track closest to the running lines on both yards has an 8 car train.

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I consider myself very very lucky to have the room so both sets of storage sidings can take an 8 car DMU train on all lines.

 

I am looking forward to seeing progress on Barnbow East.

Clive

My biggest DMU set is a six car Trans Pennine Unit. I can fit that into one of the other sidings. Space precludes having longer dmu sidings but I can fit my met cam 4 car unit (includes a buffet car) into one siding..just! normally 2 or 3 car sets will be used plus the odd single unit.

Baz

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All fiddle yard dead ends wired up. Control panel made.. awaiting wiring up.

Point motors in place, wired up and checked. Next connect control panel to layout wiring...

 

And

More wood ordered.

 

Baz

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Panel wired up but..I have to change the panel as I made a mistake on the track plan. ..pah!!!

 

Baz

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23 minutes ago, Barry O said:

Panel wired up but..I have to change the panel as I made a mistake on the track plan. ..pah!!!

 

Baz

I have done that before.

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New panel wired up and tested. All ok.

More work tonight/tomorrow..so more pictures soon

Baz

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Et Voila!

 

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Baz

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Now that looks like a panel I could work......stud contact for point control wonderful.

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Clive, I like the "KISS" principle☆. So stud conta t for points, switches are on or off.

 

Baz

 

 

☆ Keep It Simple Stupid

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I Note your use of probe and studs for point control.

After my experiences at Leeds exhibition the other week I am reverting from push buttons (which jammed and drained the CDU) to studs.

As you say, keep it simple.

Lofty

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Lots of wood have been worked. Thanks to Graham for his hard worlk. Hopefully he will post some pictures later.

Baz

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Here are some photos wot I tooked towards the end of yesterday's work session.

 

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This should give some idea of the carpentry involved. The rails you see here is the entrance / exit road from the fiddle yard and this will be covered more or less until where the rails end. So the structure around it is designed to supported the boards above whilst leaving clearance above for this line.

 

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This is the corner where the entrance / exit line begins its climb up but on a very gradual gradient only as it rounds this curve. The board above has been cut to shape but not yet fixed down pending completion of fiddle yard works.

 

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The main board above the fiddle yard HAS been fixed into position ... but, as you can seen, is on a hinged arrangement to allow access for maintenance / repairs etc if required. The upright pieces are 12mm ply stood on end, to provide the necessary bracing for the top board (9mm ply). A bit more bracing still required, but it was encouragingly stable even at this stage. The clearance here is 105mm, or just over 4 inches if you like, ample to get a hand in to prod a recalcitrant loco or retrieve a derailed vehicle (not that Barry is planning to have too many of those...).

 

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And this gives the overall state of play. The running lines of the main circuit can be of a fairly generous radius here (approx. 4' 3"), roughly laid out as shown. The left hand board is now screwed down for keeps - the goods yard headshunt and loco depot will be to its right. The fiddle yard entry / exit road and part of the turntable will be permanently accessible beyond the running lines in the corner - no bad thing.

 

Next session, we probably carry on in an anti-clockwise direction to get to the junction between the fiddle yard line and the main circuit (about where I'm standing to take the final photo). Then we can test and (hopefully) prove the gradients.

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Only just found this, apologies Baz, excellent work to you and Graham. We playing trains at yours Baz in a week? 

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Maybe a bit longer than a week but we can shuffle things in and out of the fiddle yard sidings:D

Baz

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1 hour ago, Michael Edge said:

Nice to see the straight bit in the reverse curve in the first photo.

We do try ... every now and then

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5 hours ago, Barry O said:

Maybe a bit longer than a week but we can shuffle things in and out of the fiddle yard sidingshttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin.png

Baz

So trains aren’t running? I didn’t know you modelled great western....

 

 

I can see John now scratching me off the Drivers list at his place.....

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Steady Jesse no worries mate..get up to Leeds and you can have got

 

Baz

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20 minutes ago, Barry O said:

Steady Jesse no worries mate..get up to Leeds and you can have got

 

Baz8

John and yourself had better pop round to Brighton Junction for some trains and a beer or two when your here next! 

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On 09/11/2019 at 20:20, Michael Edge said:

Nice to see the straight bit in the reverse curve in the first photo.

 

On 09/11/2019 at 21:26, LNER4479 said:

We do try ... every now and then

If I squint hard I think I might be able to see transitions too!

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On 09/11/2019 at 22:53, Jesse Sim said:

So trains aren’t running? I didn’t know you modelled great western....

 

 

I can see John now scratching me off the Drivers list at his place.....

If you don't turn up for a session soon your route-learning ticket will expire anyway...
 

I know you'll be away for the next one but you have no excuses for 18/1/20 - if Baz can make it from West Yorkshire you should be able to struggle over from West Sydney.

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6 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

If you don't turn up for a session soon your route-learning ticket will expire anyway...
 

I know you'll be away for the next one but you have no excuses for 18/1/20 - if Baz can make it from West Yorkshire you should be able to struggle over from West Sydney.

Only if you two make it down to play trains at my place....no more alcohol this time before a running session, I think the pair of you were a bit how how ya going that day! 

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