MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby End2end » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:23 pm

Ahh yes with that new station diagram, that looks like much more operational interest. :D
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Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:49 pm

Thanks End2End

Hopefully I'll have another update tonight with some track actually laid on this section. I have started :D

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:52 am

Hi everyone,

I have started laying track on what is to be the station side of my layout. I am working in small blocks so as not to get bored. What I mean is, I am prep-ing 5 or 6 bits of track at a time. So I'll cut my dropper wires. Strip them and tin them. I then tin the track where I want the droppers. Solder droppers on. Then I lay the track and pin it. I find that if I have to cut, strip and tin hundereds of wires I get bored very quickly! At least this way I am getting some progress (whilst still doing the job properly) and not getting bored of one monotonous job.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby nickbrad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:05 am

I think that's a great work plan you have there, breaking it up into sections, although potentially slower overall, allows you to see progress quicker and keep the mojo flowing.

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Postby dan8400 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:36 pm

Thanks nickbrad

It suits me to work like that. It can be a bit daunting looking at reels of wire and heaps of track and then putting it off! :o

It also helps by only using the right amount of time and materials. It would be no good if I soldered droppers to, say, 100 bits of track then only use 75. That would be a waste of solder, wire and time

That's just how I do it. I'm sure (like so many things in our hobby) there are as many ways to do it as there are modellers! :wink:


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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:08 am

Hi everyone,

I realise there have been no updates since January!! I intend to rectify this today. I was in my shed last night so a little update coming today

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby js1975 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:35 pm

Hey Dan. I guess with your shed business you have proper machines to cut your timber? Must make short work of some jobs? Good efforts as always.

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Postby dan8400 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi js1975,

Yes we have the right kit to make life easier in some respects. I don't have an automatic soldering and track laying machine, unfortunately :wink:

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:35 pm

Hi everyone,

So, after a summer of playing with my kit car, family stuff and a holiday I have FINALLY been back in my shed the last few nights. Not much to see I'm afraid but progress none the less.

I have made the baseboard sections to lift and pivot away from the door. The tracks nearest the door will be hidden in normal use. The front pivoting section will hold a river scene with a viaduct over. This will then continue to the raised section which will be the gravel loading yard. I have also done a massive amount of wiring and soldering.

My 19 month old daughter has taken an interest in my trains too. So, hopefully, the next generation of modeller in the family :D

Photos show: door sections open and closed and my daughter having a go with the NCE / class 66


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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby End2end » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:57 pm

DON'T PUSH THE RED BUTTON!!! :o he he.
Looking good there dan8400. Slow and steady wins the race :) Blooming clever your double entry/exit contraption!
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:14 pm

Thanks end2end. It happened by accident to have a lift and a pivot section but it seems to have solved the problems.

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Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:37 pm

Looks very impressive! Can't wait to see more.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:31 pm

Hi everyone

Just a quick update.

I have been flat out wiring and soldering so not much to see. I have been doing some civil engineering as well. I bought the bridge sides from eBay. Only around £6 a pair delivered*. 3mm laser cut mdf. Good quality and should paint up well. The raised section will carry on above the fiddle yard and will make up the gravel loading / quarry area

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New bridge
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Fly over of station approach leading to bridge

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby railwayjim » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:11 pm

I have only just come across this layout. I have to say, I really like the entrance to the room. That lift up and swing section is genius.

Can I ask if the door opens 'in or out', if its inward do you have it locked when the section is down?

Keep up the good work, I am now following this build with interest.

Jim.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:49 pm

Hi Jim

Thank you for your comments. The door does open inwards. The fold down section prevents the door from opening, but when I get fully operational I will lock the door during running sessions.

I am aiming to get at least a full circuit done before Christmas. Got some family over. So it will be fun to either: play trains with them or play trains on my own to escape them! It's good to have a target either way

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