St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

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Dad-1
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:13 pm

Hi brit-in-bama,

That link was most interesting.
It shows how 'Nature' is much cleverer than we think.
Confirms my belief that we really don't know much, but enough to be dangerous !!

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:19 am

I've been working on other layouts, making wagons, trying to convert club stock to Kadee couplings.
Decided to run my cement industry train at club and when home put on St Oval just because I could ?
Here we have a Hornby Railroad class 5 pulling the load. Being a Railroad model it had no problems
with the set-track points and 1st radius curves.

https://youtu.be/ORAjo1KT560

Now I have to abandon computers to do my mornings baking .........

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Lysander » Thu May 16, 2019 11:26 am

Can hear those flanges squealing from here! I was waiting for the Black Five to reappear before the guard’s van had passed! Very nice train there. Are the Iron Minks Ratio?

And baking? You are truly a New Man, Geoff. You shame us all!

Tony
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm

Lysander,

I have a problem, I like cake !! The dear lady said once if you want cake that much try making
your own. So now in the oven is a Chocolate Brownie and an Apricot & Sultana tray bakes. Must
keep my ears open for the timer, this is where I could so easily go wrong, job done & forget !!

Those Blue Circle vans are Dapol ex-gunpowder vans, they do the job just fine, even at that speed
you have difficulty noting the 10 ft wheelbase. I'm no purist, the difference barely reduces my
enjoyment by 1%
That's just under half a circuits length, I'd not run that train for several years and it needed a run.
I noted the decoder was fitted to that loco in 2012 ....... where have the last 7 years gone ?

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dave » Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm

Lysander wrote:I was waiting for the Black Five to reappear before the guard’s van had passed!


I was too Tony

I never tire of watching trains trundle past on St O 8)

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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Lysander » Thu May 16, 2019 12:37 pm

Things do get a little tricky when your loco laps the Guard's Van!

Tony
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Sat May 18, 2019 4:23 pm

O.K Guys, No overlapping, but this one is even longer and in reverse.

Put the last of 2 coats of Klear over the Lowfits paint before lunch ready for decalling later.
Then after lunch cut my grass, but the mower is stored under St Oval and I just couldn't
ignore a final testing session.

https://youtu.be/mYQx0HUnFvk

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Lysander » Sat May 18, 2019 5:56 pm

Impressive running Geoff - as usual....

By the way, have you tried these? I swear by them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-1oz-Self-A ... Swmq9cuK0r

Tony
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:12 am

Hi Lysander,

He, He, I'm of Yorkshire parentage, also spent 22 years in the tyre trade
and use what charm I have left to cadge for free strips from ATS of auto
sizes that come in alternate strips of 10 & 5 Grams. While ideal for vans
I prefer to insert cut pieces of sheet lead into chassis voids of unloaded
opens.

Decals on my Lowfits, but final paint touch-ups and weathering needed,
but out today.

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby manna » Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 pm

G'Day Gents

I have built a Rapport, with my local tyre replacement company, I now have access to their lead weight bin !! :D

manna
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:58 pm

Good on you Manna,

Free lead has to be about the best option !!

Geoff T.
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Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:48 pm

I was tidying up my recent additions and allocating spaces in various stock boxes.
I needed a re-check on box 16 and today decided to do a run before they're taken
back into the loft.
The little J94 pulled without and signs of distress other than some gear noise that
was there when bought. In fact it's beginning to quieten down, I hope being run-in
rather than worn-out !!

https://youtu.be/PRSOROoKeo4

I ran this set backwards as well, but a few of these wagons have non-synchronized
couplings - yes a few with slightly sagging Dapol couplings that I'd not "Fixed" that
after two laps were beginning to ride over one another, so I stopped before derailments.

Geoff T
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