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by simonboyd
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

I'm making a start on a new scenery section today. In the back right hand corner, i plan to have a car park area and footbridge which will lead onto the 'country walk' section along the back of the layout This is the section... P1010197.jpg And after its been built up with some pieces of polystyrene...
by simonboyd
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Beech Hill
Replies: 84
Views: 16871

Re: Beech Hill

Good idea for the concrete to use card. you're right it does look a bit smooth just now, but maybe a little n-guage scatter or the like might rough it up a bit for you

The whole layout tho looks like its coming on great
by simonboyd
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

Hi Yes, a CDU will help and only one is need for the whole layout. Most Heavy Duty types can power one or up to six point motors all operated from one switch. Hi Flash, thanks for the wiring diagram, this is very useful On my layout, i have 14 points and motors in total - this includes the 4 cross ...
by simonboyd
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

How many point motors are you trying to operate at once? I also use the HM2000 and have several crossovers, each connected to a single Hornby switch. I find that the controller can operate a single crossover OK but doesn't have the power output to do more than three motors at once. Hi Geoff, there ...
by simonboyd
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

I was hoping to get a bit of advice about the switches powering the point motors. Underneath the tunnel on the left of the layout, i have two tracks, each of which splits into two, then some together again before they re-emerge. I have wired two point motors to a single switch so that one flick of t...
by simonboyd
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

And one more thing...the items that saved my track!! Taking the advice i was given, i used a Peco track rubber, wheel cleaner and lube to go over the whole track and my locos. Everything is now running well again

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So, now on with the rest of the work :D
by simonboyd
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

I thought i'd throw in another few photos tonight, just to show my loco fleet, and also some of the scenic work that i've done already So, the fleet.... P1010185.jpg The Scenery: This first shot shows a couple of different methods i experimented with. On the left, some rough grass made from hanging ...
by simonboyd
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!

Why did you leave it so long? by the looks of them pics of your layout it looks great! Will follow your progress of this layout!! mines gone on hold at the min but kits are bing built still! Thanks for the comment :P The main reason i left it was frustration over the electrics, particularly the poi...
by simonboyd
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Resurrecting an old layout!

Well, here are a few photos of the layout so far. The layout itself is approx 8' x 8', and in my garage. I started it a couple of years ago, but with being my first layout, i think i maybe took on a wee bit more than i could chew :roll: But i'm back now to give it another go This is the view along w...
by simonboyd
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!

Hi, Thanks to everyone for their advice. i went out and bought a Peco track rubber and lube, and it seems to have done the trick, as the trains are now rolling again

I'll post a few pics on here shortly, and you can see my progress as it goes

Thanks again
by simonboyd
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Resurrecting an old layout!

So i'd prefer not to have to rip up all the old track and start again if at all possible!! what track is it? i have a feeling that it is hornby by the sounds of it (i could be wrong!!!) but serious it could be your only solution! have you ballasted it etc? hi, yes you're right it is Hornby track. a...
by simonboyd
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Resurrecting an old layout!...new pics below!

:!: Hello, this thread has moved on a bit now from my initial question about getting my track working again, so please scroll down to check the progress of my railway. Thanks :!: Hello all, i'm looking for a bit of advice on getting my old layout up and running again. it has sat in the garage for th...
by simonboyd
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Bambrough & Mallenbourne Junction Garden Railway
Replies: 105
Views: 14569

Hi Jules, Can you explain how the electrics 'cope' outside? Do you use point motors? How do you waterproof them? And how do you protect them from frost damage? I've been trying to build a model railway in the garage (but the wife bought a new car), then a spare bedroom (but then we got pregnant)! Bu...

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