Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby hobby boy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:52 am

well at least you have done some of the trackwork now. What you need to do next is make the other boards and do the track work on (if you use point motors with extended pins drill the holes before you put the track down and don't use slits, drill a 10mm hole under each point).

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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby Sprintex » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:43 pm

hobby boy wrote:What you need to do next is make the other boards and do the track work on


I bet he didn't know that :roll:


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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby ste234 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:02 pm

Sprintex wrote:
hobby boy wrote:What you need to do next is make the other boards and do the track work on


I bet he didn't know that :roll:


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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby briantwigley » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:51 pm

I get slightly pissed off with you pointing out the obvious on everyones threads then telling them about your layout as well, if you're going to give advice actually advise people not just say what they should do with their layout...

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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby olliereading1123 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:18 pm

hobby boy wrote:well at least you have done some of the trackwork now. What you need to do next is make the other boards and do the track work on (if you use point motors with extended pins drill the holes before you put the track down and don't use slits, drill a 10mm hole under each point).

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thanks for that :? , what i will be doing is using PL-11 surface mounted for the fiddle yard and either pl-10 or the extended pin version for the scenic side. my problem is by top is 6mm MDF and the screws provided with the pl-10e are deeper than this even with the mounting plate.
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby Sprintex » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:23 pm

briantwigley wrote:I get slightly pissed off with you pointing out the obvious on everyones threads then telling them about your layout as well, if you're going to give advice actually advise people not just say what they should do with their layout...


HEAR HEAR !!!


Ollie - I don't know the specific dimensions of the Peco motors, but my baseboard is 6mm MDF and my Seep motors are screwed to it with short screws that just protrude through the board. The ballasting covers the small end-point that sticks through. Hope that helps :wink:


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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby olliereading1123 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:30 pm

cheers for that, i'll look into it. Am i right in saying that the seep ones are cheaper than the peco ones??
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby Sprintex » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:35 pm

Having just looked on Signal Box there ain't a lot in it, Seep's are marginally cheaper than Peco. Hopefully someone who's had experience of both may be able to advise which is better :wink:


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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby olliereading1123 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:39 pm

One benefit of working in a model shop is discounts, so whatever is cheaper i'll get slightly cheaper. meaning more money for stock!!!!!
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby hobby boy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:54 am

olliereading1123 wrote:cheers for that, i'll look into it. Am i right in saying that the seep ones are cheaper than the peco ones??

Yes, the seep point motors are a £1 cheaper, which is a great thing as the point motors are made in the uk. I know the Hornby ones are made in china and are more expensive.

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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby olliereading1123 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:25 pm

Today i went for a train ride and on my return i found my dapol membership pack had arrived, so the first thing to do was to photograph the free wagon.

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Then i went round to do some more board construction and got most of the second 4'X3' board done, shown here is the construction and the maiden joining to the other 'big' board.

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and there will be more cross bracing on the one closest to the camera in case someone points it out.

Then i took one of the boards home so i could have a little play, i joined a few pieces of setrack and put my only chip into my bardon 66.
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so that's all for today, got wor tomorrow so next update should be sunday
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby olliereading1123 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:57 pm

Right, not much of an update but some news is better than none.

The biggest news is that i have had my dapol 4575 chipped up (cheers andi) and i have placed a chip in my bardon 66 so i have two locos ready for when track laying commences.
in other news it is my b'day today so there have been a few new additions to my large collection of stock, as follows:

ND-066A Tiphook telescopic hood
ND-066B Tiphook telescopic hood
ND-066C Tiphook telescopic hood
ND-066D Tiphook telescopic hood
373-002C Rugby Cement PCA
373-008 ICI PCA

here are photos of them on grantham abbot along with my gbrf 66 and other tankers
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and with b'day money i have ordered a mainline 60 (£39 at hattons!!!) and 3 more pca's

that's all for now
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby beerandpies » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:40 pm

That water tower look familiar! Heh

I've been tempted by some of those sale items at Hattons myself. I'm just a bit nervous about solder tags!
cheers, Mark.
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby olliereading1123 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:47 pm

same here, i'm sure i will be reading through the instructions a fair few times before i attempt anything!!!!
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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Postby beerandpies » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:52 pm

Let me know how you get on with it.
I coped with a split chassis loco but I'm not the best solderer.

I'll keep tuned on your layout progress too. Loving both this one and the one for your neighbour!
cheers, Mark.
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