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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby n2oo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:29 pm

Ah ok, you should get a message saying your membership is pending, and then a mod will shortly email you to let you know it worked.
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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby tom92240 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:49 am

Michaelaface wrote:picture isn't loading on my pc?
and no they wouldn't be bi directional for passenger trains then?


In this case, don't worry about not seeing the diagram as I need to change it!

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby tom92240 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:57 am

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby Michaelaface » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:33 am

wow! thank you for that excellent diagram, would there be no ground signals in the sidings? or would it be assumed they'd be operated by hand with trackside levers?
also assuming distant signals wouldn't make an appearance either then?

also for the bay platform would the signal be something like this? http://www.riff-raff.org/bluebell/d/1959-2/DSCF1643.JPG

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby Martin Wynne » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:11 am

Michaelaface wrote:paying nearly £50 for Templot to design just one layout didn't really seem worth it

Hi,

Templot is now available for use free of charge, supported by voluntary donations:

The full version is not quite ready, but in the meantime you are welcome to download and use the Templot Development Version:

http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_postx.php?post_id=10771

regards,

Martin.

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby Michaelaface » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:18 am

ossum! gonna get downloading and then get playing!

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby tom92240 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:57 am

Michaelaface wrote:
tom92240 wrote:Image


wow! thank you for that excellent diagram, would there be no ground signals in the sidings? or would it be assumed they'd be operated by hand with trackside levers?
also assuming distant signals wouldn't make an appearance either then?

also for the bay platform would the signal be something like this? http://www.riff-raff.org/bluebell/d/1959-2/DSCF1643.JPG


tom92240 wrote:The yard with the sheds in it need not be signalled, only on entrance and exit to the mainline, thus the diagram shows all the points "solid" meaning their hand operated. I haven't included distant signals, you may want to put them in a scale half mile from the signals giving entrance to the station if you wish. If you do, then they need to mirror the type of brackets I have placed on the diagram. You could, of course sacrifice the extra arms for a route indicator.


You can signal the bay platform like that, theres no reason why either 2 separate posts or 1 bracket signal with a dummy mounted on it is wrong.

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby richard_3672 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:55 pm

From a to-be fireman point of view regarding trap points....

Two types of safety devices, being trap-points and catch points. Where i volunteer (North Yorkshire Moors Railway) there are two examples of both. Catch points (down line at Goathland station) are for runaway trains heading down a gradient (in our case, back down the bank towards Grosmont).

The other example are, as you're after, trap-points. These (NYMR ones being on the shed exit road to the station at Grosmont on No. 3 line) are intended for use where a secondary line joins onto a main running line (aka - uncontrolled area: sheds, meeting controlled area: signalled running line).

Hopefully this helps a little. :)

Richard

PS - Liking the layout so far.

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby Michaelaface » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:41 am

Its been a while since I last updated properly
so what's new then
1) I have a job, this means that modelling time will now increase dramatically (got paid on Friday, bought stuff today, done quite a lot of work!)
2) Christmas happened, so new toys (Bachmann B1, Bachmann TPO coach, some Bachmann mark 1's, and some wagons)
3) Wages happened so more new toys :D (Bachmann Jinty, some more Bachmann mark 1's, and some more wagons! and paints and ballast)
4) Started weathering and ballasting the track, and also fixing it to the board, so no more screws!

here's an assortment of pictures, any questions ask away

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:32 pm

Firstly, congratulations on getting a job...

Your ballasting looks very neat - what technique are you using?

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby Michaelaface » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:42 pm

thanks =D
and the same as yours I think, tracks held down in position by screws, then I weather the track, then undo the screws, and put pva on the cork base, put the track back down, make sure its in position, put the screws back in, then cover the lot in an excess of ballast, leave it to dry for a day or so, then remove the excess using a vacuum cleaner and a thin sock so that no ballast is wasted =D

I'm planning on making a video of how I do the whole process, as I remember it was something I spent ages trawling youtube for and didn't really find anything helpful

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby 35011 GSN » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:02 am

looks all rather impressive :D

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby Michaelaface » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:52 am

reasons for slow progress recently

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby 35011 GSN » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:34 pm

Good reason, I'll let you off :P

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Re: Loftfordshire³

Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:59 pm

I have to say that ballasting is epic! Great work!! Does that B1 have the new dcc ready chassis?
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