Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

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Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:26 pm

Evening all,

Well i have now moved into my University accomodation so my Uni layout has begun. As i am at Sheffield Hallam i have decided on the name Hallam Junction. It is 4X1 (without fy) and represents a small preseerved line terminus. I'm using code 55 finescale track with concrete sleepers for the main running line and wooden for the yard. Oh and it will be DCC
Anyway pictures to start:
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Typical train:
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I'm paying my first visit to Rails of Sheffield tomorrow to get a few bits and i aim to have the concrete track sections to be fully laid and wired by the end of the weekend.

Ollie
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Re: Hallam Junction - A Layout for Uni!!

Postby egroeg93 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:38 pm

Pretty awesome dude, i was up in Sheffield two weeks ago looking at Sheffield university, as I've just started my A2 year, hoping to do maths at uni. A layout at uni did cross my mind, what made you decide to Take the plunge?

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Re: Hallam Junction - A Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:56 pm

Well i always said i wanted a layout at Uni and when i got a first look at my room i founbd i had space for a smallish terminus. I'm also using this to get some practice before i do complicated bits on my home layout.
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby MrT » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:09 am

Excellent choice of uni - I went to Hallam (in 1999 - ouch!). Best of luck with the course and the layout.

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SimonDBench » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:30 pm

Looks like this one is going to be interesting.

Oh look, a Collett Goods engine, Snap! lol

What kind of points are you using (insul/electr) seeing as you are going down the DCC route? Personally I have used insulfrgogs and regret the decision as they require (what seems like) continuous cleaning and tinkering.

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:03 pm

nice start there ollie, cant wait to see progress on this :)
60089 Felstead :)
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:50 pm

Looks good to me - and a nice manageable size too :)

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby briantwigley » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:06 pm

Just the thing to keep you from going out all the time :)

Looks good so far

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:42 pm

SimonDBench wrote:Looks like this one is going to be interesting.

Oh look, a Collett Goods engine, Snap! lol

What kind of points are you using (insul/electr) seeing as you are going down the DCC route? Personally I have used insulfrgogs and regret the decision as they require (what seems like) continuous cleaning and tinkering.
Simon


Indeed a Collett Goods, easily my best performing digital engine. And as i'm using code 55 all of the points are electrofrog, the layout will have a total of 9 small radius points (4 of which are layed, but not wired)

briantwigley wrote:Just the thing to keep you from going out all the time :)

Looks good so far

Ryan


No need to worry there as i am a rare breed (non-drinker) so layout comes way before going out :p

Anyway a small update, i paid a visit to rails of sheffield today (shopping list in hand) and got most of what i wanted. This was a ratio station building, metcalfe platform kit and a mooch in the second hand emporium, unfortunatley they didn't sell the glue for the kits so i have ordered these from SMC. They also were out of the peco diesel shed kit so this is on its way from hattons along with a pullman coach. I later discovered that the sheffield branch of antics is less than a 10 min walk from my flat so off i went and came out with some glue and a ratio canpopy kit. So i've got some building to do :D

First off another overview
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And here is a rough idea how the layout will operate, Train will arrive under thse bridge:
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Then drive up to the buffers:
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A second loco will be dispatched from the shed:
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Then attatch itself to the rear of the train:
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This will then depart leaving the arriving loco free to go to the shed:
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And thats a basic arrival and doing it this way allows me to run up to three coach trains if wanted :D

Expect more tomorrow

Ollie
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:42 pm

Double Post, please delete
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:09 pm

... Expect more tomorrow ...

Ok - I'll set my alarm. What time should I get up? :)

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby Infrontcat » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:28 pm

Hi there

What a splendid wee layout ths is going to be! I like the track plan- not too complicated but enough to give interest and realism- and compact enough for excellent portability. Plus, you're just up t' road from Rails! Awesome stuff! :D

Cheers

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:40 pm

SouthernBoy wrote: ... Expect more tomorrow ...

Ok - I'll set my alarm. What time should I get up? :)


Don't forget i'm a student so won't be up much before mid-day lol, But my parcel will arrive before 12 so early afternoonish the update will come :D
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SimonDBench » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:50 pm

We had best set our alarms for 12 then :P

Simon

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:21 pm

"Don't forget i'm a student so won't be up much before mid-day ... "

That's what I was hoping :)


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