First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
User avatar
Zanziba
Posts: 209
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:31 pm
Location: UK, Lancashire

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby Zanziba » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:36 pm

I've just bought that exact same controller on eBay! Is it any good?

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:11 am

Yeah I really like it as a budget DCC controller, programming the loco's is dead easy. The only down side is not been able to change CV's but for the price I'm not complaining.
42! What sort of answer is 42!

User avatar
Zanziba
Posts: 209
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:31 pm
Location: UK, Lancashire

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby Zanziba » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:44 pm

CV's? What would that be then?

Paul-H
Posts: 219
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:00 pm

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby Paul-H » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:06 pm

Isn't that what you send off when applying for a job :lol:

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:48 pm

Haven't had time to post any updates for a few weeks been that busy with this thing called work. :lol:

I have however been able to build my goods shed & water tower, rebuild my engine shed longer and with better windows and get my tunnel looking like a tunnel. Its not finished yet but its getting there.

I also managed to fix my problems with my un-couplers and have got them working in my sidings nicely now.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

As usally any comments are welcome.
42! What sort of answer is 42!

User avatar
mikem64
Posts: 1045
Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 1:17 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby mikem64 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:27 am

Another modeller with the Scalescene Bug, love the buildings & you look to have done them well.

I see you have some Bachmann China Clay wagons, do you have any issues with them derailing when being shunted across standard point work ?

Get the progress going.

Mike.
Wordsworth Model Railway Free Downloadable Card Kits can be found at here
http://www.wordsworthmodelrailway.co.uk
The Wordsworth Model Railway Photo Album
https://michael-martin.imgbb.com/

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:29 am

mikem64 wrote:Another modeller with the Scalescene Bug, love the buildings & you look to have done them well.

I see you have some Bachmann China Clay wagons, do you have any issues with them derailing when being shunted across standard point work ?

Get the progress going.

Mike.



Yeah I love building the Scalescene stuff and with my tunnel I was able to kit bash very easily. :)

Haven't any problems yet with the wagons, however I only picked them up yesterday, they do seem to make a click/clunk noise when going over the points but seem fine.
42! What sort of answer is 42!

User avatar
hobby boy
Posts: 430
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:22 am
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby hobby boy » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:03 pm

Great work with those scalescenes kits, i've downloaded one but i haven't got the card and things you need for it.

Andrew
I have this engine like the picture :) GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank
Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

User avatar
Bigglesof266
Posts: 924
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:59 am
Location: Australia

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby Bigglesof266 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:58 am

mikem64 wrote:Bachmann China Clay wagons, do you have any issues with them derailing when being shunted across standard point work?

Define "standard point work"? If by that you mean current M suffixed Hornby SBG or PECO Setrack, you might try regauging the wagon's wheels.

In my experience with a couple of dozen Bachmann wagons recently sourced from Hattons, I've found Bachmann rolling stock often come OOTB with their wheel gauge 'way out of wack'. Gauging it them back to the "OO" BTB specification should fix any problem with them traversing the points mentioned above provided they are unobstructed by ballast or other debri and in good working condition IME.

User avatar
Bigglesof266
Posts: 924
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:59 am
Location: Australia

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby Bigglesof266 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:03 am

All looks good McScooby.

Is your green 08 (D3200) particularly noisy at ½ to full throttle?

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:17 am

Bigglesof266 wrote:All looks good McScooby.

Is your green 08 (D3200) particularly noisy at ½ to full throttle?


It does get noticeably louder at those speeds, I did clean all the wheels make sure everything was free to move and oiled. This helped a little but it is louder then any of my steam engines. I just put it down to the way in which its built.
42! What sort of answer is 42!

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Finally got all the bits to my under arch workshops done as well as putting the floor in my engine and goods shed, not 100% happy with these but they are good enough for how much you can see from where I operate it.

Image
Image
Image
42! What sort of answer is 42!

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:43 pm

Latest update: -

Finally got my ballasting finished.

Image
Image

And got a nice Britannia class - 'Apollo' to pull my passenger express round which now has, 2*BR(ex LMS) 1st class coaches, 1*BR MK1 Maroon buffet car, 1*BR MK1 Maroon sleeping car and 2*BR(ex LMS) parcel vans.

Image
Image
42! What sort of answer is 42!

User avatar
hobby boy
Posts: 430
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:22 am
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby hobby boy » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:59 pm

well done with doing the ballasting! I guess it is pretty hard to get it right.

Andrew
I have this engine like the picture :) GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank
Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

User avatar
McScooby
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Location: Cheadle (Staffs)

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

Postby McScooby » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:28 pm

Its not hard, it just takes time to make sure that the rails are clear and the level is right.
42! What sort of answer is 42!


Return to “Personal Layouts - Under Construction”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests