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Comes to all of us, I must admit to liking the size and mass of 7 mm scale, though the size required has its limitations

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Welcome to the big scale Alan. There’s no going back now! Look forward to following your progress.

Rich

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I shall keep an eye on this Alan............assuming I can find the thread again.......

I will be doing this myself by the end of the year....

Rob. 

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Nice move, and a very good start Alan, I'm looking forward to seeing a Track Plan soon.

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For those of you who might be interested in a track plan here it is. Very small and basic just 3 points. At the moment I have drawn it to 10ft 6 ins long, each faint square is 6 inches, I may be able to stretch it by another 6ins to a foot. If its 6ins that would be on the fiddleyard board, if a foot 6 inches on the fiddleyard and 6 inches on board 2.
 

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Looks like a good plan to start with O gauge Alan ... just be aware of one thing, most of us would agree, space available does not equal limit on locos/wagons acquired!  You WILL end up with far more than the layout can accommodate :P

 

Rich

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I suspect I will, probably more wagons than I need as I like making Parkside kits, Rich.

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It was very kind of you all not to point out my mistake with the brake gear on the plywood van, it was however pointed out elsewhere so some delicate work with a scalpel managed to cut it free for the brake gear to be turned round and positioned correctly.

 

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Hi Alan,

What am I missing with the brake gear?  The hand is up, so the brakes are off?

Rich

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I like the simple Plan Alan, and knowing your previous work, it should be very effective. 

 

I wish I could do SIMPLES:wacko:

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Just found your thread Alan, I'm looking forward to seeing your layout develop. The kits look good, cant wait to see them painted and weathered, I like your plan, you've made a good start.

Steve.

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12 minutes ago, MarshLane said:

Hi Alan,

What am I missing with the brake gear?  The hand is up, so the brakes are off?

Rich

 

It was the brake shoe unit that was on the wrong way round. It happens to most of us.

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1 hour ago, Rowsley17D said:

 

It was the brake shoe unit that was on the wrong way round. It happens to most of us.

Ah! I will have to go check my brake shoes now ... oops! Thanks Rowsley!

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Interesting as I am about to start a layout that also is a change of scale and period for myself. 

Good luck and shall look for your updates. 

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Hi Alan, 

Great to see you having a go at 7mm. I will be following your progress

 

Cheers Peter.

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Wagons are now painted and awaiting decals and weathering. You may have noticed that at the moment I have not put the coupling hooks on as at the moment I am not sure whether to use 3 link couplings or Dingham couplings, any thoughts would be useful.
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On 08/02/2019 at 12:02, westerner said:

... at the moment I am not sure whether to use 3 link couplings or Dingham couplings, any thoughts would be useful.
 

Use Kadees..!!:jester:

 

Only kidding, Alan - you know where I'm coming from!! ;) Glad to find your Thread Over Here, as well as Over There :bye:

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The last few days I have been weathering the 3 wagons ina fairly grubby state as we will be almost at the end of steam in the Forest. At the moment I am thinking about the Layout name and a suitable a back story, when I have worked it through I'll let you. Any way the vans, I still have vacuum pipes to fit and of course couplings when I make my mind up.
 

 

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The wagons look good Alan, have you decided on your couplings? I would have thought 3 links woud be the way to go in O gauge, they would look superb as well. 

Steve.

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 Thanks for your kind comments. Still not decided Steve, with my eyesight and at times dodgy manipulative skills. I still might go for Dinghams. The good thing is I gauge couplings seem easy to swap about.

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16 hours ago, westerner said:

Nice work Alan. A nice finishing touch is to add chalk marks. I use a wax chinagraph pencil to simulate the marks. If you make a mistake, just rub it with the tip of a finger and it will look an erased mark. Here are a couple of examples of my stock.

 

Regards,

 

CK

 

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Chris Many Thanks for the tip. Next time I'm in Norwich I'll get one.

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