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addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby BRblueSTEVE » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:40 pm

hi everyone, this is my first serious outing into model railway building.the setting is a small private goods yard. its not set in a given location or era as funds are tight so i buy what i can when i can. i have a few of the superquick card kits(goods depot,signalbox,coal office) but most of the other stuff will have to be scratchbuilt/improvised/artistic license.its dc powered using 2 controls allowing 1 loco(bachmann class 20) to slowly tail chase on the outside oval, ill only be using a maximum of 4 wagons plus brake so dont think this will look too bad..lol.. whilst the other loco(bachmann class 08) shunts freight around the inner oval and yard.so here are a few pictures to show progress to date,tomorrow ill cut the channels for point control and power lines,if every thing goes well sunday may see some hard track laying.

have a look see what you thin, all thoughts and ideas welcome.

steve.
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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby whynot » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:29 pm

That's a whole lot of track in only 6' x 4' - but I suppose some at least can be hidden/disguised! Will not only two power feeds be a bit restrictive should you progress to more than 2 locos? Good plan given the space, I think.
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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:32 pm

The first photo indicates good sound planning. Keep that up and you shouldn't meet many problems (I aim not to have problems but they always arise!). Best of luck with the next stages - I assume you will be attaching a backdrop or similar down the lefthand side to prevent any derailments falling to ground?

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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby BRblueSTEVE » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:51 pm

well guys, got the channels cut for point control,got them all made up and in temp position,will cut channels for power leads tomorrow and start laying first pieces of track.
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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:37 pm

Nice looking trackplan. Nice to have some trains going round and round whilst you can just shunt. :D

I'm just wandering, How does your point control method work? I'm guessing you pull the wires, but then are the points sprung or something to push the point the other direction?

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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby BRblueSTEVE » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:14 pm

hi stew, the points are just standard peco/hornby with over-centre springing, pull wire to open,push wire to close.i went to local model shop for the plastic tubing but my god its pricey so i went to poundshop and got a box of 800 cotton buds and local homebase for 3 core x 1mm cable.chopped cotton ends off the buds then threaded on wire, i joined the plastic tubes together with masking tape.

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Postby PD. » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:57 pm

I love some of the money saving ideas on here Image Image
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Postby Pevensey Flyer » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:23 pm

Yep- totally agree. Creating a layout doesn't have to be expensive. Is there a money saving topic on this forum?
Have fun my friend!

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Postby BRblueSTEVE » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:54 pm

i agree pf that it doesnt need to be expensive but it can get very if you let it,yeah id love to have the funds to go dcc and have point motors everywhere with the finest buildings dotted over the landscape,but i havent so i gotta make do with what little space i have and the crude running set-up im using,although my finance minister(the missus) did release funds to buy the bachmann class 08 and class 20 last weekend, as to what stock they'll be shunting,that just depends what turns up at car boot/second hand markets lol

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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby BRblueSTEVE » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:49 pm

well guys time for an update. the track laying is now complete,it took slightly longer than expected due to having to adjust the point control for the goods and fuel roads.so today ive been testing the track and am pleased to report that it runs without any stall or hesitation even at low speed,with or without wagons,forward or reverse,over all the point work....which is nice next step now is the wall running around the perimeter of the board and the control panel. i know this is a bit cheeky but have any of you got a brick background Jpeg image already scaled to 00 gauge ready to just print out onto A4 you could e-mail to me?

latest pics of progress...any comments welcome.

thanks...steve.
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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby PD. » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:28 pm

BRblueSTEVE wrote:i know this is a bit cheeky but have any of you got a brick background Jpeg image already scaled to 00 gauge ready to just print out onto A4 you could e-mail to me?


How's this? - http://www.mike.martin.dsl.pipex.com/brickpaper.htm

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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby buz » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Hi BRblueSTEVE
Looking at the board layout It strikes me the back scene should be terraces.
And that the rest of the layout should be only industry with a couple of halts for the
workers on the internal system.
So the whole layout is nothing but the dark satanic mills with private owner locomotives
shuffling wagons and workers around the site.
Just the first thought that popped into the brain.
No idea if that is actually what you have in mind.
regards John
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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby BRblueSTEVE » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:28 pm

hey guys a quick update. well all the tiresome "construction work" is done, and work can begin on the filling in..the look im trying to achieve is a weed strewn,oil and rust stained private goods yard feeding local industry and private merchants,

@ PD thanks for the link i ended up cheating and used metcalfe card brick.

latest pics....

all comments welcome.
thanks...steve.
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Re: addingford mills 00 gauge roundy round.

Postby Spavo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:04 pm

Looking really good mate,

I am very interested in your point control, are there any other pages or how to's to do what you have done, it looks like a really simple yet effective way of operating points without the hand of god...

Many thanks,

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