m.levin's layout thread

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mumbles
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Postby mumbles » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:50 pm

m.levin wrote:sorted the points out, thanks to my good friend Mumbles the wise.

patience and logic my friend

2 things i lack
:D

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Postby Lofty » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:36 am

Raider wrote:What was the problem

Incompetence :wink:

Raider wrote:others may be having the same issues

Yes I have it too :lol:

Lofty

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Chuffer Chuff
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:43 am

...so do I! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Zanziba » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:48 am

An unhealthy and misplaced optimism that all will be okay is my best quality.

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Postby m.levin » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:32 pm

I have done a little more on the layout today.
I have got about 1/3 of the layout double tracked, but I have started to run low on the track.
I have got the point motors and point decoders on the way via the post, for the new points at Levington Station.
What do I need next?
Electrofrog RH small points x2
Electrofrog LH med point
A number of lengths of Flexi track.
The hardest part is trying to do it and still having a layout that I can still run trains on.
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The Point issues have been sorted, It was down to my own stupidity. I followed and added the isolating fishplates were needed. but had the polaraty on the second line was wrong, What I did was disconect and replaced as it was before :oops: after a chat with Mumbles I went back up and swapped them over and made sure I did this time. I was a little embarrassed when I realized what I had done.

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Postby Zanziba » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:55 pm

Is that rail on the left a different scale (Just visible on the photo)

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:05 pm

I would agree with you...mm...I don't think its going to work well though! :lol:
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Postby m.levin » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:09 pm

Yer I picked up a Gauge-1 section of track instead of a OO-Gauge, when I went to the model shop last week. It is a very easy mistake to do so take care when picking your track up. I didn't notice until I went to connect it up to the layout.

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Postby Raider » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:14 pm

Broad gauge preservation line maybe?

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Postby mumbles » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:16 pm

m.levin wrote:Yer I picked up a Gauge-1 section of track instead of a OO-Gauge, when I went to the model shop last week. It is a very easy mistake to do so take care when picking your track up. I didn't notice until I went to connect it up to the layout.

sure is, i have some z gauge, i just thought it was very far away

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Postby peak » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:18 pm

Looks like you are making great strides forward, and very fast.
? have you been having lessons from Lofty?
I can't wait to see a vid of the complete layout (tracks that is!) with your sound fitted loco's running all the way round.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Postby m.levin » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:18 pm

To the human eye it is easy to make that mistake.

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:35 pm

Hi Mate :)

I was quite sad to see the old girl had undergone the surgeon's knife, but crikey, doesn't the result look good so far. Pleased to see you've managed to make so much progress so far. I am very much looking forward to the first video of the double track, complete with inaugral train hauled by Windy The Spam Can farting at appropriate intervals ;)

Easy mistake to make with the track. I accidentally connected mine to the c2c line by trying to create the tightest curve I could, not realising it was infact full 1:1 scale track. I got confused and connected it up to the track just outside Southend East station with the consequence being that I ended up with a class 357 parked outside my shed.

And then I woke up and vowed never to drink meths again...

Cheers fella, hope you and the family are all well :)

Tim
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Postby m.levin » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:07 pm

Infrontcat wrote:Hi Mate :)

I was quite sad to see the old girl had undergone the surgeon's knife, but crikey, doesn't the result look good so far. Pleased to see you've managed to make so much progress so far. I am very much looking forward to the first video of the double track, complete with inaugral train hauled by Windy The Spam Can farting at appropriate intervals ;)

Easy mistake to make with the track. I accidentally connected mine to the c2c line by trying to create the tightest curve I could, not realising it was infact full 1:1 scale track. I got confused and connected it up to the track just outside Southend East station with the consequence being that I ended up with a class 357 parked outside my shed.

And then I woke up and vowed never to drink meths again...

Cheers fella, hope you and the family are all well :)

Tim


Yer it is starting to look great now, hoping to get a lot done for Andrews next visit, so if you are coming you can play too.

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Postby thebuisnessman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:51 pm

Looking a treat Mart, nicely done 8)


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