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by brammie
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 344
Views: 35525

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Very interesting Robbo, and much food for thought. Think I might be about to get some of my locos weathered professionally …………
by brammie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Been mulling over what I should do next on Clackwick. Whilst filling in the odd half hour here and there bringing an open top Bristol Ledekka up to Jaywick local colour scheme (c 1950); I remembered a Hornby BR 75 Ton Breakdown Crane I bought new more than ten years ago - it had been languishing in ...
by brammie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Looks interesting BlueDay, and will take many back to the time of their own first layout. Look forward to seeing it develop. Good luck with your venture.
by brammie
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 749
Views: 82242

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Good luck with that Jim. Look forward to seeing things develop.
by brammie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

I saved my video to Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/165741652@N02/48768147971/in/dateposted-public/) hoping that it could be called up from this link for viewing, but doesn't work for me. Obviously I'm going wrong somewhere - can't use yahoo as Mrs B has an issue with them. All advice gratefu...
by brammie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

I saved my video to Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/165741652@N02/48768147971/in/dateposted-public/) hoping that it could be called up from this link for viewing, but doesn't work for me. Obviously I'm going wrong somewhere - can't use yahoo as Mrs B has an issue with them. All advice grateful...
by brammie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

9 months Brammie? It cant be! Oh well glad the layouts still surviving and its great to have an update. I think your shopping district has come up a treat. It was great to see some photos. Josh Hi Josh. Thank you for your compliments, Yep, 9 months. Things seem to take much longer these days, perha...
by brammie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Hi Brammie The problem would appear to be that the cogs on the back of the wheels are larger in diameter than wheel tyres. Are they fitted with traction tyres (whether driving or not). Shrunken O rings may be the problem. The tyres should carry the wheel high enough for the points of the cog to jus...
by brammie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

love the shopping district. I wonder if a file to the guide rail might fixit. Nice old flanges seem a trifle heavy going Into it. Does it foul in the opposite direction, as well. Hi Chops - good to be back in touch, and thanks for your interest. I took a few measurements last night and the results ...
by brammie
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

…. and so to the next feature of the layout to be addressed; an offending Peco SL-88 Large Radius RH Turnout. I referred to this in a recent post, and decided this morning that it should be top of the priorities list. Explanation might be easier if I include some pics first: Point in operated condit...
by brammie
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Thought it might be of interest if I added a wider view of the new Gt Clacton "shopping precinct". My hope was that the new build would fill the gap between the Eastern National depot and Clackwick Station. I'm happy with it, so on to the next feature ………………

Clackwick 6.jpg
by brammie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 102
Views: 4903

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Looking at my history on the site this afternoon, I was more than a little surprised to note that my last post on Clackwick was 9 months ago! Think I must have been in a time-warp since then. Anyway, I hasten to add that I have not been idle during the meantime and the wiring recovery work was compl...
by brammie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ECoS Controller and ZTC Accessory Decoders
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: ECoS Controller and ZTC Accessory Decoders

Job done. Put the failure to spot the solution earlier down to my advancing years.
by brammie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ECoS Controller and ZTC Accessory Decoders
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: ECoS Controller and ZTC Accessory Decoders

Browsing through the ZTC Decoder Manual this evening it would appear that switching over the point motor outputs at the ZTC-304 might well do the trick . Report to follow.
by brammie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ECoS Controller and ZTC Accessory Decoders
Replies: 2
Views: 139

ECoS Controller and ZTC Accessory Decoders

As part of the (prolonged) recovery program for my Clackwick Layout, I finally got around to putting the four ZTC-304 Accessory Decoders under the control of my ECoS console. These had previously governed the operation of fourteen sets of points from the ZTC 505 Controller - until it expired. No har...

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