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2 hours ago, Allegheny1600 said:

Hi Andy,

Good luck with this one bud, don't go selling it before it's finished!

I will drop in from time to time as I won't be able to keep up.

The 'big project' sounds very interesting - my old club (Ilkeston) used to have a fabulous MPD layout based 1948-68 with lots of lovely steam and electrics, it was gorgeous!

John.

Hi John, Hope you and Bev are well mate. I'm now almost looking forward to the move and starting the big project as I do like Rural Countryside Scenics.

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An earlyish start this morning saw the Points modified and wired ready for fitting for power feeds and the Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrogs.

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Using my normal format of Black to the Back, NOTE = NOT Red to the Rear, haha.:laugh:

 

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Next up was a trip over to Tutbury Models to pick up some Peco Platform edging and another Large Right Hand Point, and a Berko Colour Light Signal for the left Platform end, (the right hand one will be imaginary as it will be under the Fiddle Yard at that end).

 

Then after coffee the edging was modified and fitted along with the Point in the Fiddle Yard.

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Then finally checked for smooth alignment.

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5 hours ago, Andrew P said:

 

Using my normal format of Black to the Back, NOTE = NOT Red to the Rear, haha.:laugh:

 

 

I do that too. :D

 

And then I get all confused when I turn the board over to connect it all... :banghead:

 

:D

 

Al.

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44 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

 

I do that too. :D

 

And then I get all confused when I turn the board over to connect it all... :banghead:

 

:D

 

Al.

Black to the Back, becomes Black to the Bottom when it's turned onto it's back. haha.:good:

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32 minutes ago, jbmccarthy said:

Looking great. The speed that you work is impressive! Done by next week? 

Haha, Thanks, I hope not, I can't afford to start yet another just yet.:D

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A couple of Hours in TOPS before Lunch and some people looking at the Bungalow. But I did manage to get all the Pointwork laid and the Sidings. Just the Steel works to do next week now, then I can start to wire it all up.

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Careful Andy, you don't want to finish it too quick, it's almost ready for sale, could have thrown it in with the house as a sweetener.

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11 minutes ago, woodenhead said:

Careful Andy, you don't want to finish it too quick, it's almost ready for sale, could have thrown it in with the house as a sweetener.

 

This would work on me when it came to purchasing a house. Sadly house choice is not down to me. :jester:

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Blimey  that's quick  and Ive only taken three months to get my static grass machine repaired !

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1 hour ago, woodenhead said:

Careful Andy, you don't want to finish it too quick, it's almost ready for sale, could have thrown it in with the house as a sweetener.

The man today want's TOPS for his Motorbikes, and there NOT EVEN proper Motocross or Trials Bikes.:fie:

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1 hour ago, jbmccarthy said:

 

This would work on me when it came to purchasing a house. Sadly house choice is not down to me. :jester:

I need to buy somewhere with at least a decent Garage as a starter for the POD, (Pit of Doom)

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1 hour ago, lmsforever said:

Blimey  that's quick  and I've only taken three months to get my static grass machine repaired !

New Batteries?:o:good::D

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On 15/11/2019 at 14:47, Andrew P said:

Next up was a trip over to Tutbury Models to pick up some Peco Platform edging and another Large Right Hand Point, and a Berko Colour Light Signal for the left Platform end, (the right hand one will be imaginary as it will be under the Fiddle Yard at that end).

 

Then after coffee the edging was modified and fitted along with the Point in the Fiddle Yard.

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Then finally checked for smooth alignment.

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Castlemain XXXX :o

 

Do they still brew it?

 

ian

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On 14/11/2019 at 19:54, Andrew P said:

Thanks Steve, I do have a BIG PLAN for after I've moved, if I have the room to do it, It will probably be either Southern / BR Steam or Somerset and Dorset as a big roundy roundy with lots of Fields, Lanes, Cottages etc, but that is still some way off yet, but even then I want to keep Argyle Street for my Modern Image Stock.

 

Hmmm.

 

Dorset? -  Corfe Castle and the Swanage  - our second home - plenty of excuses for a Green Crompton fest.

 

Ian

 

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On 14/11/2019 at 23:00, Andrew P said:

The Steelworks will follow a similar pattern to the Distribution Shed I had on Deesdale Road.

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Deesdale - that old chestnut - fantastic and just my bag - bit like my Knox Oil Micro (with 3ft of ballast) completion date 2023 <_<

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10 minutes ago, Crisis Rail said:

 

Castlemain XXXX :o

 

Do they still brew it?

 

ian

Not sure Ian, as I don't drink, in fact I didn't know Tutbury had a Brewery, but I know Burton has a couple, and I find the smell pretty awful at times.

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9 minutes ago, Crisis Rail said:

 

Hmmm.

 

Dorset? -  Corfe Castle and the Swanage  - our second home - plenty of excuses for a Green Crompton fest.

 

Ian

 

I'd like to visit Corfe Castle one day, it's a place I've never been to. I have been down to Swanage many years ago, (about 1981/82 ish I think) and it wasn't running for some reason, but loads of great atmosphere in the place, so definitely need another visit and a run on the Train maybe. It will still be quite a journey there from the Portsmouth area so I'll be spending a lot of time at the Mid Hants which is only about 25 minutes up the road, after the move I hope.

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11 minutes ago, Crisis Rail said:

 

Deesdale - that old chestnut - fantastic and just my bag - bit like my Knox Oil Micro (with 3ft of ballast) completion date 2023 <_<

Yes, Deesdale is still going strong in the hands of Peter BB, and he still enjoys showing it at Exhibitions. 2023, that's a lifetime away, haha.

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Great start/finish!

Interested to see what you are doing with the sector plate fiddle yard on the left hand side.

The original plan has 4 yard lines and 1 for the dmu platform line.

From the photos you appear to have dropped 1 yard line and if both exits from the yard have storage tracks you then lose the dmu line.

Have other people used sector/ traverser plates with two different angles exits and how have they limited operations?

 

I am sure if I wait a week, there will be a full video showing exactly how it works very efficiently! 

 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, muddy water said:

Great start/finish!

Interested to see what you are doing with the sector plate fiddle yard on the left hand side.

The original plan has 4 yard lines and 1 for the dmu platform line.

From the photos you appear to have dropped 1 yard line and if both exits from the yard have storage tracks you then lose the dmu line.

Have other people used sector/ traverser plates with two different angles exits and how have they limited operations?

 

I am sure if I wait a week, there will be a full video showing exactly how it works very efficiently! 

 

 

 

Hi Muddy, Yes your right, 5 was a bit tight to get the fat fingers between to rail / re rail Stock. The back one is strait and just for the DMU's and the front 3 are angled for the Freight, I'll show more pics of that once laid properly and working.

I've used Swivelling Sector Plates on quite a few Layouts with not to many issues.

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Andy wish it was just batteries on my magic grass machine ,had to take it down to my old club and they fixed the wiring for me ,good to see everyone they are gaining members every month.

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3 hours ago, muddy water said:

Great start/finish!

Interested to see what you are doing with the sector plate fiddle yard on the left hand side.

The original plan has 4 yard lines and 1 for the dmu platform line.

From the photos you appear to have dropped 1 yard line and if both exits from the yard have storage tracks you then lose the dmu line.

Have other people used sector/ traverser plates with two different angles exits and how have they limited operations?

 

I am sure if I wait a week, there will be a full video showing exactly how it works very efficiently! 

 

 

 

O.K. Muddy, The curve off the Fiddle Yard was to tight for the Kadee Couplings so it has not only been altered there, but also now 3 of the 4 Track also line up with DMU Line, so that will give more operational scope such as light Engine through the Station or a Loco and one Wagon for example.

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So then I decided to have a push test, (no power to the Track as yet)

 

Firstly the Empty Steels comes in from Washwood Heath Yard hauled by 66022 Lafarge Charnwood.

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Up to the Head Shunt.

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Then backs it's Wagons into the Steelworks Complex, and Shed.

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The Loco then Runs off Light Engine.

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And Stables in the back road with 66068.

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