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by NedFlanders
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Curved Point Bodge.

Thank you for your responses. I had heard of much problems with the set track Curved points, however, on the Trackmat layout putting in a curved point had cured a rake ( pun not intended) of problems so that’s why I had given them a go. The two main culprits for issues on the extension were one or t...
by NedFlanders
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Further Clearance testing.

Sooo, time passed........ Further testing by the relevant (Junior) engineer brought to light that (some of) the storage sidings on the Diagonal board just weren’t long enough. A Swallow Liveried HST set with four carriages was deemed the longest train for storage – and it wouldn’t fit. Careful exami...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: No name loft layout
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: No name loft layout

That's an impressive mimic panel - What is the turntable control knob ? I've never seen anything like that before.

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

So what are you going to do next week ? This has been so fast I'm dizzy, I do like the standards of woodworking, mine always looks like the remains of a lorry crash !! Geoff T. Thank you Geoff. I do try to measure twice, three times, perhaps even four to try and avoid calamities but I can assure yo...
by NedFlanders
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Slow progress now

Once I had the track all connected to power and trains could be run on all circuits I took a break for a while and then started back on a couple of "development" jobs. first things first was to wire up the three way point in the yard so that trains could test the yard. The wiring went fine...
by NedFlanders
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

How long does it take?????

Sleep, hmmm. Not so much of that in the run up. Each Baseboard "night" took about three times longer than I expected. ( and lets not even go there with the trackwork/electrics) One of the things that I hadn't catered for was the sheer number of screws needed. Initially I built some of the ...
by NedFlanders
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Track laying begins

So, having had some intial deliberations on the Trackwork forum https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=52110 then some final deliberations on the planning forum https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=52294 I settled on a design with a fol...
by NedFlanders
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

The diagonal baseboards next.

Thanks for all your comments. Time was pressing on - Christmas is not a date to be messed with - once I had the baseboards for the L built I laid them down on the ground and then I ran masking tape between the ends of the L until I was happy I had an outline for the diagonal boards that would allow ...
by NedFlanders
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Building the L

The base boards were going to be built in an “eggbox” fashion with 9mm tops, 4inch deep 9mm sides and 9mm cross bracing every foot or so. The sides were cut on the table saw once I had cut the main sheets into 2ft wide sections with the circular saw. These were then laid on the floor to give me a ro...
by NedFlanders
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Plans and reality

Once all the track was lifted and the point motors, Point motor decoders and the Hornby eLink controller all safely put away, the trackmat baseboard would become a very useful workbench for building the baseboards. With Christmas fast approaching ( 2 weeks to go) and a promise made to have the first...
by NedFlanders
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 19
Views: 756

UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

And so, after much fiddling with track plans, the first sod was turned – well, I started to remove the track from a tailchaser that never got past initial track laying and also removing the track and electrics from the current Trackmat layout. The track on the tailchaser had been stuck down with PVA...
by NedFlanders
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New "Railroad" layout - UDRRR
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: New "Railroad" layout - UDRRR

Ok, after laying masking tape out on the floor and seeing what baseboards might be fully practical in the room I have ended up with this... https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4738/38511652654_84fc10f452_o.jpg Stripping away the top level we are left with https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4644/38343521365_9...
by NedFlanders
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New "Railroad" layout - UDRRR
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: New "Railroad" layout - UDRRR

Do I take it that this is now going to be permanent? Hi Chris, The L will need to be able to be "deconstructed" should the need ever appear to need it to be out of the way, but the diagonals should be able to be removed "relatively" easily as we need room to be able to put up th...
by NedFlanders
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New "Railroad" layout - UDRRR
Replies: 5
Views: 596

New "Railroad" layout - UDRRR

Following on from my initial deliberations on the Civil engineering in the playroom ( see here for the Track questions thread - https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=52110 ), I have started this thread as I think it has moved more into the planning stage now for the U...
by NedFlanders
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway

Thanks Chris, Double looped 8 gives a great run for two trains but the space used eats up capacity to store and swap trains. That's what I found too, I was originally trying to fit some storage loops under the upper station but then realised that any derailments would be a pain for a "Small Con...

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