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by pete12345
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New Layout Plan - any advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: New Layout Plan - any advice?

Or, if using setrack components, use two right-hand points to make a crossover to the left of the diamond crossing.
by pete12345
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Suitable Curve
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Suitable Curve

Does it have to be a continuous run? If you can fit a longer run with a narrower width, end-to-end layouts can fit better in the room and offer more operational interest than a tail-chaser. An arrangement in a corner, spread out over an L-shape, can be a good plan and the space under the layout can ...
by pete12345
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 274
Views: 26931

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Dublo wrote:Hello all
Another exciting delivery from the postman again today. A lovely boxed pair of Trix Twin illuminated Bracket Home Signals.


These look excellent. Most semaphore signals I've seen are left dark, if they work at all. Trouble is now you'll want a load more!
by pete12345
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 415
Views: 77989

Re: The BNR (another way)

It's coming together nicely! The platforms blend together well and the subway is a good space saver as I assume the main station building is underground or elsewhere.
by pete12345
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Peco Asymmetric 3Way Point
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Peco Asymmetric 3Way Point

That's basically how the peco one works. The middle frog is common to one of the others, and the other two are each switched by their respective point blades.
by pete12345
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Single line branching from double
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Single line branching from double

Think I've cracked it. I shuffled some points around elsewhere which gave me a spare medium left-hand in exchange for a large one. So now I can have a crossover at the start of the curve made of a large right and medium left, then a branch off to the left further round by a medium right-hand. The sh...
by pete12345
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Single line branching from double
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Single line branching from double

Peco track indeed- hence my wariness at using a slip on the main line. There's a double slip in the MPD area but that's low speed and locos only so a different matter. A third option would be to use a diamond crossing and two sets of points here instead of the slip- basically turning it into an outs...
by pete12345
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Single line branching from double
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Single line branching from double

On my layout, I have a single line branch off to the fiddle yard from a double track main line, immediately after one of the corner curves. So I'm playing around with track pieces to figure out the best layout for the junction. Option 1: Have a trailing crossover followed by a facing point. So train...
by pete12345
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

When Hornby first released their live steam Mallard, it struck me as a bit of a marketing gimmick. A remarkable piece of engineering, getting a working remote-controlled live steam loco to work, but still very limited in what else they could do, and the system was never going to be perfect. If you h...
by pete12345
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coventry GWR
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Coventry GWR

Enjoyable to see. Point work most elegant. The credit, as usual, must go to Mr. Freezer. It's one of those features of the Minories plan that looks a bit strange on the plan but makes a lot more sense in real life. The tracks make a turn across the platforms and then any platform only needs one rev...
by pete12345
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

This is looking good so far :) For the section by the bridges, how about an urban area with a road under the bridges. Lots of places around where a railway goes through a town at high level, and the area to the right could be faced with brick arches housing small industries, a car garage etc. Nooks ...
by pete12345
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout up and running trains
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: New layout up and running trains

Automotive connectors are a good option for cases like this. You can make or break all connections in one go and no possibility of mixing them up.

I did a diagram somewhere for a double track hinged section- I'll see if I can dig it out.
by pete12345
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout up and running trains
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: New layout up and running trains

For a lift-out or hinged section, the best way is to wire isolating sections either side of the gap, such that power has to be cut off before the bridging section can be moved. Multiway plugs and sockets on a short cable is one method of doing so.
by pete12345
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout up and running trains
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: New layout up and running trains

You can either reduce the image size to upload directly, or upload them to a hosting site and use the Img tags to link them into your post.

Sounds like you've got a good space for a layout- similar to mine in size and location. Looking forward to seeing this one develop!
by pete12345
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coventry GWR
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Coventry GWR

So there are a couple of decisions to be made around the station where I need some outside opinions. Firstly, the provision of the outer crossover around the corner. I was planning to use a left-hand point and double slip to give a further trailing crossover and branch off into a third line which co...

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