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by AJFE 2488
Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Since my last post I have continued with wiring up the yet to be installed point motors and the accessory switches to go with them, just need to order some multicore cabling and suitable plugs and sockets for them all to save having a multitude of leads going between the boards and control panel. Di...
by AJFE 2488
Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Semaphore signalling help
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Semaphore signalling help

I'm in the process of sorting out multicored cabling for the electronics on my layout and I have been looking at incorporating working signals that are servo controlled. I've been trying to plan the signalling on my layout to work out the additional cabling I'll need for it and have been struggling ...
by AJFE 2488
Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millers Brook - O gauge end to end
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Millers Brook - O gauge end to end

Looks like a nice little fun layout to work with. Have you got room for a fiddle yard or are you just keeping it as it is?
by AJFE 2488
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Got a bit more work done on the control panel this week and still plenty to do on it. https://i.ibb.co/Q893jqV/20240608-213229.jpg Gave the panel a few coats of white (same stuff I use to do skirting boards) and redrew the track diagram with sharpie. I'd imagine there are a tonne of different ways t...
by AJFE 2488
Wed May 29, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Haven't done anything else to the layout but have made a start on the control panel. Was thinking a lot on how best to do it as I wanted one panel to control all 3 main boards with regards to locomotive power, point motors, signalling, lighting, turntable and the coaling stage automaton. Also wanted...
by AJFE 2488
Wed May 29, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Looks like a fun layout, and the track plan with the decent sized MPD becomes a perfect way to display and collect stock. nicely done too. what sort of gradient have you got up to the coaling stage & how high is the track through it?? wanting something similar here and wondering on the practica...
by AJFE 2488
Wed May 22, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 2942

Re: Alex's Workbench

Have been very lax in posting updates due to starting a new job as a Mechanical Engineering Technician at my local Heritage Railway earlier this year, concentrating on Uni and also working on my layout "Stourford" but here goes. I have done a fair bit of work on the coaling stage and gotte...
by AJFE 2488
Mon May 20, 2024 12:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Got some more work done to the layout and have pretty much got the vast majority of the trackwork now laid and wired in with the exception of the elevated part beyond the coaling stage where I need to landscape first and to finish building the coaling stage with an automaton built in. Connectivity b...
by AJFE 2488
Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Pannier Updating
Replies: 16
Views: 2607

Re: Hornby Pannier Updating

Looking good. As information for others who might see this and think 'that's a good idea'; what is the minimum radius curve that the new mechanism will go round? At the moment I won't be able to check properly as I still need to fit it with pickups but happy to report back in due course. The layout...
by AJFE 2488
Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Pannier Updating
Replies: 16
Views: 2607

Re: Hornby Pannier Updating

Finally got round to purchasing a wheelset from Markits and spent this weekend with the soldering iron fitting the brake rigging to the chassis and burnning the skin on one of my fingers in the process (got another 7 so no problem there). Got the gearbox soldered up, test fitted to the chassis with ...
by AJFE 2488
Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Have been doing some more work on the track and baseboard since my last post whilst fitting it between work and uni. https://i.ibb.co/RN2F41H/DSCN2368.jpg https://i.ibb.co/TgqFL3T/DSCN2371.jpg https://i.ibb.co/DVS56Rq/DSCN2370.jpg So far all the track for the 4x2 baseboards have now been laid and wi...
by AJFE 2488
Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Good progress, and it looks very neat overall. Regarding the Bachmann Hall, one of their models I have not sampled, what is the drawbar arrangement to couple on to the tender? If it has the tender pin on a screw locked adjustable slide, it is very easy to adjust. I have seen these set 'all over the...
by AJFE 2488
Mon Jan 01, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Before I say anything else, Happy New Year to you all! Have kept myself busy over the Christmas holidays and cracked on with the layout. So far I've focused on the 4 foot boards and they're almost finished trackwise, underlay has been glued down, track nailed in placed, holes have been drilled/ cuto...
by AJFE 2488
Sat Dec 16, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Stourford

Mini update as I have now got myself some free time after finishing my coursework for university. I've started off doing a dry run of the track layout with the track I currently have to see how it looks on the baseboard and to check how the rolling stock handles it. https://i.imgur.com/FoCSNHD.jpg E...
by AJFE 2488
Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stourford
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Stourford

This will be the first proper model railway I'll have built since my first attempt as a teenager back in 2010 as I originally tried building a small layout in my parents attic using a few thin plywood boards from MFO boxes my dad had saved from the army years ago. Fast forwarding back to today, my p...