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by CandO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

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I'm hoping to at least get some trains running this month but time is very precious atm and with a new grand-daughter due in around two weeks it may be a little hectic over the summer :D :D

Hope you've all enjoyed my progress so far!
by CandO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

So there now follows a few pics showing the layout as I think it will probably end up. I'm hoping the points in the sidings will be adequate for all the engines to navigate but if not I may need to invest in the medium ones. Like before the gaps in the track in places need filling but more track nee...
by CandO
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Market Street (formerly CandO)

So after the attic build and the baseboard construction were complete it was time to start laying some track. Now apart from the main central part of the layout which would be similar to CandO (itself based on Church and Oswaldtwistle (as was)) the rest would be a total freestyle and I had a couple ...
by CandO
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Market Street (formerly CandO)

So after all the hard work of converting the attic the next task was to build up the baseboard. With the main part of the layout being a raised track on embankments (I was still intending to have the same central part of the CandO plan as my focus) the central part of the frame was around 90mm lower...
by CandO
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Finally for this part another three pics of the finished room.....The approx measurements are 8' wide and 12' down the left hand side and 10' down the right..... plenty of room for N gauge :D boarded4.jpg boarded5.jpg boarded6.jpg Well I hope you all enjoyed my story of the room construction, my ama...
by CandO
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

The final part of the room construction (barring minor bits) was the plasterboarding .....I was that eager to get it done I didn't take any pics during the process but there was some taken when it was completed :D boarded1.jpg boarded2.jpg boarded3.jpg boarded7.jpg The more observant amongst you may...
by CandO
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

You're undertaking a lot of building work before you can start !! Long term should be O.K, unless you move again. We did settle once after 5 different houses in 12 years. Geoff T Thanks for the reply Geoff. It was a lot of work and certainly took time with me working full time too, I'm sure it'll b...
by CandO
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

The new hatch cover within the attic was definitely needed when it came to the demolition bit but the wall came down fairly easy....however taking the bricks out of the attic was a lot harder :lol: wall1.jpg wall2.jpg wall3.jpg The wall was non-supporting so all was good..... :D The next thing was t...
by CandO
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Market Street (formerly CandO)

Hello again folks, I'm back :D Lifestyle changes and other things meant that CandO railway layout construction ground to a halt for a while so a decision to resume warranted a major change from the collapsible old layout to a dedicated room layout. After much thought I decided the best option was to...
by CandO
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: CandO is Under Construction

I've now got to the point where I'm going to start fixing the track down although atm I'm still undecided as to whether to use point motors in the fiddle yard or change them manually - thoughts please peeps... Anyway - a few pics showing the fiddle yard layout roughly as it will be.... P1080714.JPG ...
by CandO
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: CandO is Under Construction

As it took four weeks before the back got anywhere near ok November turned into a non-month for the layout. December was always going to be a no-go too with birthdays and the first anniversary of my dads passing quickly followed by Christmas meaning it all got taken down and popped in the corner aga...
by CandO
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: CandO is Under Construction

Thanks for the comments chaps, though ground to a halt again now cos I've done my back in!!! Typical :roll: :roll:
by CandO
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: CandO is Under Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

CandO is Under Construction

After a hiatus of nearly 11 months the developers have finally began moving in to restart the construction process of C and O! :D On the Baseboard thread I ended with the following pic.... P1070383.JPG This was the only part of the elevation I had done as such and upon re-erecting the baseboards las...
by CandO
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: C and O - And so it begins!
Replies: 17
Views: 3139

Re: C and O - And so it begins!

I'll just start another then thanks! :)
by CandO
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Gauge curve radius
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: N Gauge curve radius

I've had no issues with 9" radius curves in OO9/HOe using N scale chassis, but as said it's best to keep sharp curves (of whatever radius) out of tunnels unless you can easily get at them! No tunnels involved....just thinking behind the backboard/backscene and into the fiddleyard....whilst run...

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