The Line To Honeywell

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Postby Dave777 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:04 am

I guarantee Mr H has made more progress than me - 8 months in and here I am only just planning to finish my baseboard this weekend!
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Postby m.levin » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:32 pm

Dave777 wrote:
I guarantee Mr H has made more progress than me - 8 months in and here I am only just planning to finish my baseboard this weekend!


I bet he hasn't. :lol:

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Postby Honeywell » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:41 pm

m.levin wrote:
Dave777 wrote:
I guarantee Mr H has made more progress than me - 8 months in and here I am only just planning to finish my baseboard this weekend!


I bet he hasn't. :lol:


I know he hasn't :D

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Postby Raider » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:30 pm

Rumour has it that there has been movement in the Honeywell loft this evening. As yet these reports are unconfirmed.

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Postby Lofty » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:40 pm

Raider wrote:Rumour has it that there has been movement in the Honeywell loft this evening. As yet these reports are unconfirmed.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good rumour :lol:

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Postby Honeywell » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:08 pm

Raider wrote:Rumour has it that there has been movement in the Honeywell loft this evening. As yet these reports are unconfirmed.


The movements in this place usually tend to be of the bowel variety.. Though on this occasion I admit I have been into the railway room as I like to call it.

Over 3 months after we bought the place and moved in I've finally made the effort to get up there and measure the main piece of railway space.

Sketch picture possibly to follow..

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Postby m.levin » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:30 pm

:shock:

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Postby Honeywell » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:38 pm

Ok, here it is.. (apologies for very rough nature, it's literally what I was scribbling on up the loft while measuring. All measurements in mm)

http://www.thelinetohoneywell.com/photo ... ements.jpg

Some words of explanation:

The outer area measured is what I'd term the usable area. Outside of that there is more room should I need it, but the headroom starts becoming an issue unless I'm careful what I put there as the roof is getting rather low.

The thin rectangle shaped items are brick built uprights supporting the roof. The open space above the top upright is usable up to a point, but it's one of the low bits of roof, so if anything it's likely to be greenery or something to mask the back of the model.

I'll transpose the XTrkCAD onto it at some stage to give a (very) rough idea how things are going to work.

To complete the story for now, the space where the loft 'disappears' at the bottom of the picture has more room, but it'll be where there is a bit of a run for the trains.. Low priority for now until the main section starts progressing.

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Postby Ironduke » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:47 pm

It looks quite big. Could you knock some tunnels through the supports?
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Postby Honeywell » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:49 pm

They're brick and they hold up the roof..

Funnily enough I'd rather not. :?

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Postby Honeywell » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:55 pm

Ok..

The sketched measurements picture is well and truly out of scale, so it's making things look like the trains are going to run headlong into the walls, but this should give you an idea how things are going to be.

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Once I've done it on computer to scale and overlaid my XTrkCAD plan again it should be nearer the mark (though the CAD plan was done before I knew any measurements up the loft, so it will need to be tweaked somewhat to fit properly)

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Postby westbrom » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:13 am

That looks like a good station plan Rich.



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Postby Honeywell » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:19 am

Thanks.

I'm hoping to get some ideas a bit more concrete the next week or so to enable me to get the framework started at last, so watch out for updates on designs and a more accurate representation of the loft..

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Postby Ironduke » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:41 am

Once I've done it on computer to scale and overlaid my XTrkCAD plan again it should be nearer the mark (though the CAD plan was done before I knew any measurements up the loft, so it will need to be tweaked somewhat to fit properly)

um.. You do realise you can draw lines with Xtrcad?
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Postby m.levin » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:48 am

Looking good Rich mate.
Some times it just takes a good hard kick up the **** to get something started. :wink:
The real thing would look better then scraps of paper. Just giving you another good kick. lol :lol:


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