Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan

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Re: Heritage Line Layout A Signal Event page 2

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:35 pm

wow they are much better than the normal hornby ones :D

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Re: Heritage Line Layout A Signal Event page 2

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:22 pm

Just to prove I don't spend all day browsing the forum I set to and "planted out" my collection of signals. I mightn't have the length for every signal, but both terminii are protected by a fixed distant. The home at each end has a theatre type indicator (non-functioning) to show the driver which route is set, and all platform faces have a starter.
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3205 Departs with a rake of ex LMS coaches.
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At the other end of the line the DMU waits for the starter to come off.
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Meanwhile the 04 has collected a couple of brake vans and is heading off into the gasworks tunnel.
If my line has signals they have to work! even if it's only a bit of wire and poly tubing with the head of a map pin. One day there'll be a lever frame. One day. :)
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Peterm » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:46 am

Hi John.

Very nice looking layout there... however, in picture no 5, wot is that Loco' doing on the wrong side of the bufferstop ?

I bet you've been waiting for someone to ask that haven't you. :)
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:33 am

You mean this one

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As you can see a loco shed has sprung up on that siding and now that loco is the "Rusting Hulk/Ongoing restoration Project" round the back of the shed.
Just noticed the top of that buttress is coming unglued, it's starting to look like a piece cut from a manilla envelope!

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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Peterm » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:44 am

That's the one. It looks the part with the tarp's over it.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:00 am

Very nice looking layout you've got here Bufferstop sir.

May I ask what did you use for the tarp to go over the loco in the above picture?

Thanks,

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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:58 pm

OK Stew - short how to for a tarpaulin.
Cut a square of "Turkey Foil" the size of your tarp. It's slightly heavier gauge than ordinary foil.
Scrunch it up fairly tightly then flatten it out to leave lots of fine creases.
Now fold it several times and press the folds down to form the heavier creases
Flatten it out again, paint both sides with khaki acrylic artists paint, with the odd splashes of rust and muck.
When dry apply to model, attach tie cords (I raided my wife's cotton supplies) glue to the corners with Bostick or similar.
Give the whole thing a blow over with artists fixative (or hairspray) if it's likely to be handled.
As told to me by an old hand some years ago. When I got to try it I was surprised how easy it was.

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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:41 pm

And you would never guess that those tarps started off as a piece of foil... Great work.

Will try it when I get back from the World Scout Jamboree in august sometime.

Thanks John.

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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby siquelme » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:20 pm

Out of interest how are you getting to Denmark?

Sorry buffer for stealing your thread for a minute
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:57 pm

o.k. by me I'm sure I'll have done the same to you some time. :)
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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby siquelme » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:31 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I'm back with a few more pics
Pannier tank rounding curve (some say it's a corner) behind loco shed.
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somebody forgot to open the shed doors one morning, hence no doors and timber in primer above the door opening. If you can spot two patches of masking tape floating in the air behind the signal cabin, they are stuck on the end of WIT wire for signals, to save me poking my eye out


Has that Lima 94xx been upgraded with a Bachmann chassis (similar to what i am doing)?
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:15 pm

Yes, long, long ago, it's one of the first batch of replacement chassis that Bachmann released. It's split chassis with cylindrical motor, worm gear and double gear idler. I chopped up part of the back end of the Lima chassis and attached it to the end of the new one, it matched the chassis to the body length and provided the locating lug. There's a very slight misalignment between wheels and splashers but less than you get on many RTR models. Transformed the running.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby Stewart Gethin » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:28 am

siquelme wrote:Out of interest how are you getting to Denmark?

Sorry buffer for stealing your thread for a minute



Haha we're flying out.

I don't suppose you're going aswell? :D

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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby siquelme » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:00 am


Haha we're flying out.

I don't suppose you're going aswell? :D

Stew.


Oh god no ;) I will be in Paris at the time. My dad is part of one of the county's leadership teams so all I have heard for the past three years is denmark this and Denmark that lol
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Re: Heritage Line Layout Now with added Semaphores P 3

Postby bob hughes60 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:15 am

To clarify the situation with totoishell cats the colour is due to the XX chromosmes in female cats. One X has one colour, one X the other. Of the pair of X chromosmes in a cell one is inactivated so that cell and all its copied descendants are black/ginger hence the patchwork tortoisehell colour.
Male tortoishell cats would have to be XXY (or XXXY etc) - normal males only have one X chromosome -XY- so cannot be two colours, no colour gene on the Y chromosome.
XXY is a fairly rare genetic condition hence tortoishell cats are "always" female.


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