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I’m really impressed with the rodding run.  Very well done.

47 minutes ago, Johndc120 said:

There is a slight rise to get up to sleeper level through the bridge so some custom made stools were required for this rising 0.2mm on each stool

That’s cheating!  You’re supposed to use standard stools and bury them at different depths into the ground.

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But still very well done!

Paul.

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Thanks Paul, of course with my profession it’s something I want to get looking right

 

Haha, I hope I never have to dig in another one of these stools or the crank legs again! 
 

 

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On 20/08/2020 at 12:55, Johndc120 said:

I was asked on another forum why not use the Wills kit over making your own, this photo shows the answer

 

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There's no comparison really, although obviously different types the wills is way too big, I'm sure the manufacturing process will allow them to make them to scale. I bought some Langley 4mm chickens once and they were huge, they must have scaled out to the size of a fattened goose! Anyway, ordered some of their 3mm scale ones, perfect. 

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1 hour ago, Worsdell forever said:

 

There's no comparison really, although obviously different types the wills is way too big, I'm sure the manufacturing process will allow them to make them to scale. I bought some Langley 4mm chickens once and they were huge, they must have scaled out to the size of a fattened goose! Anyway, ordered some of their 3mm scale ones, perfect. 


The wills rods and rod spacing is actually too big for O gauge! Haha

 

the big issue which I tell people is you will really struggle to get the rods into some of the tight gaps they should fit through, you should be able to get 3 rods 3 rods between sleepers or down the side of a platform face. With the Wills you just can’t do this

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Recycling a signal box this week. We already had a signal box from another layout which never made it onto the layout do to changes of plans, so to get it ready, we’ve repainted the lever frame and moved some bits around in the box to make it right for Elmore

 

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Carrying on from The work on the signal box on Thursday, I wasn’t very happy with the block shelf, it looked really empty, especially for the period, lots of indicators for various bits of equipment but also plungers to release the levers. I didn’t spend too much time designing these as they are so small but hopefully it will give an impression of something being there

 

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Also designed and printed this week were the steps for the ash pit, the shed pit and for the outer girders of the bridge, We’re still not quite sure on the handrail yet but I’m reluctant to cut it short just yet

 

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alongside these side projects, track work still continues, at the station end it’s only the 3way and crossover which need work, the others are all complete, we can then do the 2 at the junction and all the track will be done!!

 

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You may not have spent much time on the block shelf bits but they are readily recognisable.  I like the emergency releases and the pile of collars.

Paul.

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Progress this week has been focused on the 3 way point, I’ve done all sorts of track over the years but I’ve never made a 3 way point before. It took a bit of thought to get the chairs in the correct spots and As always there’s a few lessons learnt! 
 

generally I’m pretty happy with it and it’s nice to see the track nearly complete now. All that’s left is the platform crossover and the 2 points at the junction before we can start wiring it up 

 

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Having just Completed the glazing on my B-set and the Collett full brake, I couldn’t resist posing them for a few shots

 

A local passenger departs Elmore

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The afternoon Milk train arriving with empty milk tanks

 

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Today we finished the last bits at the station end, this was mostly the platform crossover but also some cosmetic bits on the other points. We’ve also started work on the 2 points at the junction. This should be finished on Monday

 

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One thing we’re currently considering is the addition of a check rail along the blue line, partly because it’s not modelled often but also because it would add to the illusion of the lines separating 

 

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Ten weeks after we started, we can now say the track work is now finished. All that was required this week was to finish off the 2 points at the junction and add the check rail which we discussed last week.

 

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We are really please with the check rail, it just adds to the illusion that the curve is tighter than it really is

 

now the track is finished, any excuse for the inspection saloon to make an appearance! 
 

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also work continues with the point rodding, all of the stools are in on the main run, just got to work back towards the box adding the appropriate bits as we go

 

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I like the occasional saloon.  Although I’ve only been on the ScR LMS type, you really need a model of KDW150266!

Paul.

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11 hours ago, 5BarVT said:

I like the occasional saloon.  Although I’ve only been on the ScR LMS type, you really need a model of KDW150266!

Paul.


I was really lucky to find this Perservance models Q13 Hawksworth inspection saloon on ebay. Interestingly like a lot of Hawkworth designs they were built under BR but Swindon pride got involved when it came to their painting as they were all turned out in fully lined GWR chocolate and cream

 

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it was a real mess when I got it, it has been folded inside out so all of the body detail was on the inside and it was soldered with electrical solder which they couldn’t get hot enough so it was thick and lumpy. Luckily it cleaned up nicely

 

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On 11/09/2020 at 21:34, Johndc120 said:

Today we finished the last bits at the station end, this was mostly the platform crossover but also some cosmetic bits on the other points. We’ve also started work on the 2 points at the junction. This should be finished on Monday

 

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Hope that stuff is on the shelves securely ;)

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