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Good to see you getting your modelling mojo back Andi; 3am posts after a bout of late night modelling is the man I know! laugh.gif

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What was yesterday a piece of 3mm plywood has now become a retaining wall with blind arches.

 

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This has taken me all day to do, cutting the arches out of the ply by hand with a craft knife wasn't easy. Then batten was fixed behind to give the arches depth and a layer of plasticard added behind the arch cut outs. The arches had to have all their brick plasticard added before the ply was fixed back into place, then once in place the main front piece of brick plasticard could be added as it then covers up the fixing screws.

The arches are different sizes as the bottoms of the incomplete ones will be hidden behind embankment and I couldn't be bothered to cut curves that wouldn't be seen.

Tomorrow I'll paint this lot, then I can get down to the messy bits with the paper mache for the embankment.

 

Andi

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Decentish weather and an opportunity to get the board outside. A coat of matt black makes a big difference to the wall.

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Andi

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I dug out the previous board as well, again the first time it has seen daylight for 18 months. I realised that I hadn't put up any photos of it since the bridge was white and it had progressed quite a bit past that.

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Bolting the two together makes more sense of the sloping wall against the backscene on the current board.

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Andi

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A few more general views of 'Barbara' and 'Caroline'

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There is still a lot to do with the overhead on this board too, though I am very pleased with the way the switching portal came out.

 

Andi

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This really does represent mainline modelling very well. Your OLE is thoroughly convincing, too. Glad you have the enthusiasm to be back in harness with this. It surely deserves to be seen and operated.

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Looks good gents...Keepu up the good work!

 

GE

Gents? This is a one man project... but thanks :D

 

Andi

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Guest jim s-w

I might be wrong but I think most of the projects in the group are

 

Cheers

 

Jim

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Two of us on the viaduct Jim ;)

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This is one cool layout you have! have you got any plans for the catenary gantries?

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This is one cool layout you have! have you got any plans for the catenary gantries?

Do you mean plans as in drawings or as in a method of how to make them?

 

Andi

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Hi Andi

 

Love that curved diamond. Is it scratch built? Should have done that on Abbotswood , would have maintained a smooth transition for all those long 1Co-Co1 bogies!

 

Phil

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Do you mean plans as in drawings or as in a method of how to make them?

 

Andi

 

all of the above! scale drawings then how to build them!

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Hi Andi

 

Love that curved diamond. Is it scratch built? Should have done that on Abbotswood , would have maintained a smooth transition for all those long 1Co-Co1 bogies!

 

Phil

 

Yes it's scratch, there are two scratch diamonds on the layout, the other is in the NCB. I'm not sure how prototypical the curved one is but it seems to flow with the rest of the junction so I'm happy.

 

Andi

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all of the above! scale drawings then how to build them!

I do have scale drawings, I've got over 25000 OLE drawings but none of them are my copyright so unfortunately I cannot reproduce them. The first ones were drawn by a good friend of mine, then I was given a copy of the OLEMI (Overhead Line Equipment Master Index) but discretion forbids me to say where I got it :angel:

 

The main components on the portals that are in the photos here are N-Brass parts, though all the bits below (and above in the switching portal) are scratch built.

Once I finish the signals on the board I'm working on now then I can go back to building more portals and continue the wiring up :D

 

Andi

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Aww thats a shame cos they would be only for my eyes as i am wanting to use catenary on my layout!

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Have a look here at Clive Mortimore's website http://fatbaldbloke.....com/index.html think you might find this useful.

Clive was the friend referred to in my earlier post, I have a LOT more drawings from him than just those on the website, it may well be worth contacting him yourself.

A lot more of the detail can be worked out from photos, I'm writing this on a friends PC rather than my own, but when I get home I'll dig out some links from my favourites.

 

Andi

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That's great Thanks for the link. Anything you have and able to post about catenary will be useful.

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Hi Ian

 

You can download my article from here http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/other/articles/Resources/Update%2038%20ole.pdf

 

Also there's the rmweb electrification group http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/forum/146-electrification/ and finally if you are not in any rush I will eventually be introducing my own range to assist modelling mk1 ole to scale.

 

Hth

 

Jim

 

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I know how you feel about fotopic as i had loads of pics of stuff on there and it was book marked. Glad i had a back up on a separate hard drive.

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Board C (Caroline) is now electrically complete, the last of the signals having been wired up this afternoon. This board has six signals on it, three position light shunt signals, two semaphore shunt signals - one of which is a yellow faced dod - and a main aspect signal. Both the semaphore dummies are lit and operate, this is the red faced version showing 'off'.

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The signal is built from an MSE kit with a tiny LED added inside the body. It is operated by a relay below the board.

 

More photos to follow once I get board B (Barbara) out as well so I can continue scenic work across the baseboard joint.

 

Andi

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