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by Dad-1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

The layout rotated and all joined together to see how the various elements mate up. Rather pleased with the gravel access road, a very good join on a rising gradient. Now to get on with the station fencing and unkempt ground between the platform rear, extending to this boards end. I'm having to rais...
by Dad-1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

It took time for that grass to dry out enough to run a drill through the holes to clean up ready for fence posts. https://image.ibb.co/ftCvre/IMG_2823.jpg No depth of field in the image, funny lighting with dark shadows and full sun through my shed window. At least you get the feel of my signature m...
by Dad-1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Greater Loftchester

Hi Michaela,

Very neat and clean construction.
I do like your weathered one at the back.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

O.K more pictorial stuff ! Here we have all the grass edging done out to the gravel station access road. That access road has changed little in the last 120 years, but of course the old yard is now a car park, with the station building being an up-market cafe. The cafe currently has an old GWR carri...
by Dad-1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoder/controller incompatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Decoder/controller incompatibility

There are certain incompatibilities and quite honestly you don't quite know what will and will not !! The most extreme Ive heard was a Bachmann loco, Bachmann decoder, and I believe Bachmann controller !! All the recent Hornby R8249 decoders are fully NRM compatible, but that's no guarantee it'll wo...
by Dad-1
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1332
Views: 172370

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Superb Jim,

Can't say much more ..... I do look forward to your 'new' work postings.
I could so easily loose an evening just going back through this thread !

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

A few days gone by ......... West Bay's cattle pens coming along, just need to finish painting. Screwed back onto the baseboards and merged into the un-metalled lane surface. A gate removed for adding the sand surface and some grass verge grass. https://image.ibb.co/k9f7n9/IMG_2814.jpg My Bachmann '...
by Dad-1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Uncoupling Hornby wagons
Replies: 14
Views: 214

Re: Uncoupling Hornby wagons

Pretty well everything covered already. I will add that for serious shunting the best option I've come across is using Kadee couplings. They are expensive when many wagons need converting and they are demanding in their set-up for reliable operation. There is still a serious limitation in that you n...
by Dad-1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Bufferstop, Yes, but yours was working. Mine started having uneven running, then ceased almost as if no pick-up, but it's loaded with lead and one test was to re-programme another address. I heard it take the change, but still wouldn't run. After a second strip down and thorough check including p...
by Dad-1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Greater Loftchester

Thanks for that, quite impressive.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi John, On a finer scale track we're looking for slightly finer running gear. I've had my S&DJR 3F in pieces as well as the clubs open cab Pannier tank. While the 'Keeper plate' that holds the wheel sets in is exactly the same product L-5698 on both locomotives the actual chassis has some diffe...
by Dad-1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Greater Loftchester

Hi Michaela,

Nice, but I'd like to see where & how your automation holds and rotates traffic.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cork
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Cork

I hate Cork !! There is always a 'But' ........... If you use Peco track, code 75, or 100 you can get an adequate shoulder from the sleeper depth. Obviously the same regarding any of the code 100 train-set tracks of Hornby, or Bachmann. My 'But' is regarding SMP track and Marcway hand made points, p...
by Dad-1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

I seem to have been busy all day, but not a lot to show, although I like my fencing. https://image.ibb.co/cpcW29/IMG_2808.jpg Regrettably I shall have to slow again as I've decided cutting strips of plastic off my large sheets is too time consuming and given me a sore finger. Today I've ordered some...
by Dad-1
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 665

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Dublo,

I think it may have been on 'Private' - should be O.K now.

Geoff T.

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