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by GeraldH
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 406
Views: 75964

Re: The BNR (another way)

Following advice from other railway operators, including discussions with a railway in New South Wales where the BNR's management team have strong connections, a few tweaks have been made to the arrangements at Pewsley. The demand analysis unit identified a need for additional platform space and it ...
by GeraldH
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 406
Views: 75964

Re: The BNR (another way)

Some excellent consultancy advice there. It seems that the BNR''s extension team have been reaching similar conclusions :) . The invoice for the fees will be in the post on completion. If we can find someone who will deliver to Ballybongle anyway :D Good point, the postal service can be somewhat er...
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

That's a stunning transformation, great work! It's nice to see the older stuff being improved, it must give you a great sense of achievement whenever you run it.
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 122
Views: 12469

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Great work! I love the view of the passengers coming out of the station entrance.
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 406
Views: 75964

Re: The BNR (another way)

A recent test run of the ore train did not go according to plan, leading to what the Ballybongle Times has termed,"The Great Globble Island Ore Disaster". The media do have a penchant for exaggeration even in Ballybongle :) . Civil engineers failed to realise that the platforms at Globble ...
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 406
Views: 75964

Re: The BNR (another way)

Looks like construction is proceeding well! As there is a small loco shed on site, it makes sense for there to be coal and water facilities. The consultancy in Coventry, England recommends construction a small wooden platform between the ore siding and the adjacent track. Coal can then be unloaded ...
by GeraldH
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco 3-Way Point
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Peco 3-Way Point

One easy way of testing this sort of thing is with some mini leads with small crocodile clips on each end. I picked up some on Ebay a while ago very cheaply and they've been very useful for testing, repairs etc.. If it works then you can get the soldering Iron out :) . Obviously use some common sens...
by GeraldH
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 406
Views: 75964

Re: The BNR (another way)

The track has now been fixed in place and work has commenced on the operational structures. An engine shed was rescued after a previous earthquake many years ago. It was, however, assembled in a rather slapdash fashion and had also received some heat damage to the entrance. The doors were also a bit...
by GeraldH
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00
Replies: 428
Views: 62484

Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

dan8400 wrote:If people are interested I’ll post some more pictures of it.Dan


That would be very interesting and it might save some of us from having to reinvent the wheel :) .
by GeraldH
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00
Replies: 428
Views: 62484

Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

That's some pretty impressive carpentry. I've often fancied a helix and it's nice to see a successful home-made one on a British outline layout.
by GeraldH
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 406
Views: 75964

Re: The BNR (another way)

The Project Manager has finally got on top of things after the Emperor of Ballybongle stepped in :) . The newly painted suspension bridge looks quite smart, although one wonders how it stays up without the cables in place ;) . PewsleyApproach.JPG The equipment for the level crossing has arrived and ...
by GeraldH
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: track pins
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: track pins

Peco produce two types of track pins... SL-14 which are very fine and used normally on Streamline track; via drilling a hole in the sleeper and usually part way into the baseboard where the baseboard material is hard e.g. Plywood etc ST-280 for use with Setrack. Setrack sleepers have manufactured h...
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: track pins
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: track pins

If you use Settrack or Hornby's flexi track there are already holes in the sleepers which makes things easier. The downside is that the holes in the sleepers look less realistic, although they can be hidden to some extent by ballasting.
by GeraldH
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: track pins
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: track pins

Lancastrian wrote:... If you use pins don't hammer them all the way down just in case you want to lift the track at a later date.

Very good point, I've made that mistake before :) .
by GeraldH
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 125
Views: 6022

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

i love the low level photography. I can imagine wandering through the undergrowth for a bit of train spotting :) .

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