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17 hours ago, kevo said:

Hi Marc   thank you for the info regards fitting decoder i will have a look at that . ......

.i have had faulse starts before espicialy  with my version of John spencers Ruyton road its a small EM gauge layout there are some vids on u tube of it it could easy  be turned into a scottish type layout . it has  a dissused cattle doc etc . PS here is my irish loco i said about that will take over track running trials for uncoupleing etc . cheers 

 

Hi @kevo 
Hope you fit the decoder without hitch. Just thinking - might be worth contacting the seller of the loco anyway. Just explain that you've only just recently opened it up & discovered it wasn't DCC ready.... worth a try at least? Send them a photo - perhaps they didn't know? Explain you're not expecting a full refund, but perhaps they can give a partial refund....

Anyhow - funny you should mention John Spencer's "Ruyton Road" - don't know if you're aware? But I'm the current owner :)
It was on seeing it for the first time (twenty odd years back!) that was the turning point for me, and I have modelled small & micro layouts ever since.....
It remains a design icon, and a "classic layout" in the eyes of many. I've been restoring & modifying it
 

 

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Hi Marc  regards my 24 i did excatally  that i contacted  the seller explained what i had found and sent a pic etc . still waiting for a reply . like you say ime not expecting a refund just a reply of some sort . any way ile see what happens . well my jaw fell to the floor when i read your msg  about RUYTON ROAD  unbeliveable  . thats brilliant  i love the colour pics of it  and you have done a brilliant job of putting your own mark on it  . i did have the MRJ mag on it  . there is so much i like about it well all of it really . its so good its still around  . it was built in EM  gauge i think could be i am wrong  i have just flicked through your link to it  . gord its a strange world  . 

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Evening  all . Just a small up date on a bit of progress on the layout . i have been doing the odd bit here and there . the station building is not far of finished bit more to do on the roof . i have cut some sky lights in to let some light in as it looks farely dark in side .  also the road bridge is nearly done . and work on the small yard is take ing shape . i still have no real fixed plan how it will all come together  yet .  bits will change :rolleyes: any way i will post more soon .  take care . 

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Great little layout in the making and thanks for posting on the forum.

Please forgive me if I'm missing something here, but what scale is your layout and what are the baseboard dimensions?

Looking at your photos showing the road bridge in situ, do you have any further photos showing design of the bridge abutments and underside of the bridge span, or in other words, how the bridge span sits on the abutments? 

 

Many thanks

Mark 

 

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Hi Mark  . the scale is oo . it must look bigger in the pics :D  Baseboard dimensions are lenth 50cm  width 25 cm . the bridge span in total is 25 cm long .  across the 3 tracks its 16 cm . i have inc a few pics to show how the bridge was made  top part is not yet fixed in postion yet  . the sector plate is  50cm long  width is 25 cm  this was all re used form my china clay layout that never got finished . hope this is of help cheers kevin 

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Hi Kevo,

Many thanks for your reply and photos showing the structure details for road bridge abutments and the sector plate. All great stuff and food for thought.

Keep up the good work and looking forward to more photos being posted as progress continues.

 

Cheers

Mark

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Hi all . this eve i have had a bit of a tidy up on my work bench  and dragged  out fort henderson  . i havent done any thing for some time on this . but i did take a few pics of the last work i had finished  so here is a few pics .  there is some greenery  and odds and ends   . i placed the class 24 and a few wagons to complete picture . hope you like it 

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There you go strange things do happen :D It was only sheer chance i had dragged it out to have a look as i have to admit  i was eye ing up the base board for another project i had  in mind  . but now ive had a look i think its  safe  . 

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Thanks indeed for the comments  chaps  very kind . it still needs a few bits like passangers on the platfom .  well not to many as room is tight . mind you summer hikers  etc .   and there is the problem of a signal of some kind  at the end of the platform all to think off . and i need a class 121 for the passangers  as there is no way of squeez ing a single coach and loco on there . For earler  time  span late 1960's etc i have a parkroyal  rail car so that takes care of that . 

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On the subject of passenger trains, why not try 'bitza' trains. Run your loco of choice into the platform with the carriage of choice, allow time for your passengers to disembark then propel it back into the run round loop (i.e. the fiddle yard), plonk the loco onto the other end of the train and propel the carriage back into the platform, the secret is not to show its a single coach train by always leaving part of it under the bridge.........

Just a thought

 

Disgusting of Market Harborough

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Thats  not a bad idea  thinking about it . in fact  i will have a look in my stock box i ame sure i have a passenger  brake mrk 1 think there called a  BSK   may be .IF i havent i will have to chase my mate up as its possible i lent it   to him  fingers crossed i didnt :rolleyes:

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i have just been trawl ing  through some old pics   and came across , thease  its  the original fort henderson layout i built a long time a go  and where  i pinched the name from  for my micro . in fact  the base board was given to me by my friend of a faild southern region layout he never started . his idear was to get me back in to oo scale as i was more in to narrow gauge at the   time . 

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On 08/11/2020 at 20:36, kevo said:

Hi all . this eve i have had a bit of a tidy up on my work bench  and dragged  out fort henderson  . i havent done any thing for some time on this . but i did take a few pics of the last work i had finished  so here is a few pics .  there is some greenery  and odds and ends   . i placed the class 24 and a few wagons to complete picture . hope you like it 

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Excellent!  This looks really effective: things like the tufts of weeds growing out of the bridge really show the attention to detail.

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Thanks  Keith glad you like it . i got the layout back out from under my work bench with the in tension  of do ing some more work on it . But so far nothing has happened as i have now started Mucking   around with some ON30  bits . but that all ways happens with any of my builds  they get near 90% finished and putt away  till that last burst of effort  comes back . the class 24 needs a decent dcc decoder as it ran like pants  . i might have a spare one knocking around some where and fit it . a lot of my decoders end up being swapped around till i loose  track of them:D. and some hedgeing is needed to go behind the low wall  station end .them the jobs go  on and on .

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