Andrew's New Loft Layout

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Postby Dave777 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:21 am

Nope, having to use three controllers is the exact opposite of cab control! CC would let you do that operation with just the one controller.

But you're up and running so this is good.
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Postby joshing_man » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:48 pm

Okay :oops: Will read the post properly next time!

Was pleased with the running though and definitely feel more enthused because of it.

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Postby joshing_man » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:55 pm

Time for an update seeing as page 2 had been reached! Not much to report although at the weekend I started making the tunnel at the far end from polystyrene and plywood. Ran out of both so back to a standstill as other areas demand my money :cry:

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Postby f1_mw » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:53 pm

This is a very interesting thread, well done Andrew :) My loft space is crying out to have a model railway reinstated... just need to find my old baseboard under all the junk :oops:

Could anyone post up or point me in the direction of some wiring tips/diagrams for "cab control"? This sounds just what I am looking for for my proposed new layout... Ta. :D

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Postby live-frog » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:58 pm

joshing_man wrote:Time for an update seeing as page 2 had been reached! Not much to report although at the weekend I started making the tunnel at the far end from polystyrene and plywood. Ran out of both so back to a standstill as other areas demand my money :cry:

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Page 2 brigade has been out in force tonight I see !!

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Postby joshing_man » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:28 pm

Thanks F1. For cab control tips see earlier in the thread from Dave777 or give him a pm for further details. Alternatively start a thread in the Electronics section.

Ron, yeah and I'm already slipping half way down again! Please visit again to keep me on page 1 and I will try to get some more done. :shock:

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Postby Dave777 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:32 pm

Probably best to just do a Google on 'cab control' or 'sectional control'. You may have to put additional words like 'OO gauge' to get the right sort of thing.
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Postby joshing_man » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:19 pm

Managed a couple of hours in the loft yesterday getting the basics of the far tunnel sorted. Wife and kids away from Wednesday for a couple of days for half term so might manage some more this week!

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Postby Kentman98 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:07 pm

Glad to see you are back in your loft Andrew.

Got a question for you. Are you going to put a backdrop scene around the edge of the layout? I think it may be a good idea and will help kick start your attempts at scenery once you see the immediate effect doing this will have.

Oh btw your second pic in the latest group of three. I assume that station aint staying like that? Or is it there to give your passengars a bit more of a challenge embarking/disembarking :D

No slacking now...

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:39 pm

Hi Trev

No the station was just put there out of the way. It will be on the hill but not like that and there should be an access road etc :?

A backdrop will definitely go in but I need to think harder about the scenery I want. Looking back I wish I had given greater thought to the scenery and I may yet change things again and go slightly more prototypical and build the layout around the scenery. However, running trains is what I like so that will still override the scenery in the end.

Will try and make some bold decisions soon - change the layout, sell the track and go for all new flexitrack only, improve scenery vision etc!? :shock:

Oh the dilemma, but hey beats doing ballasting! :lol:

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Postby Kentman98 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:40 pm

Well you may well have done the right thing in just getting on with it. I still cannot come up with a trackplan I am happy with. Trouble is I design something in my head, draw it out and then find it either does not fit or it will not be very user friendly!! Then of course I read C J Freezer's tips and advice and find my plans break nearly every rule :lol:

Even if you do start afresh then what you have done is all good experience and not really a big loss. Anyhow, the layout looks fine to me, just get on with that darned scenery....

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:57 pm

Have ordered 7 rolls of Woodland Scenics trackbed and won an EWS class 37 on eBay for £26.50 inc p&p.

So the next question is (and I think I know the answer!): Do I rip up the Hornby settrack and points and sell them on eBay and replace with lovely new Peco Flexitrack and some decent Peco points? Please advise! I think I probably should and now is the time to do it if I am going to!

Secondly, before I put down the trackbed and re-lay the track (flexi or otherwise) should I paint the baseboard? If so, what type of paint should I use on MDF?

All advice gratefully received.

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Postby Kentman98 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:41 pm

joshing_man wrote:Have ordered 7 rolls of Woodland Scenics trackbed and won an EWS class 37 on eBay for £26.50 inc p&p.
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Nice one!

Go for it Andrew, buy the flexitrack. If it is on your mind and you don't do it you will only regret it later. If the set track is in good nick then I doubt there will be a problem getting a good price on Ebay.
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Postby westbrom » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:53 pm

Hi Andrew


I painted my MDF board with an ordinary green undercoat.


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Postby joshing_man » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:57 pm

Thanks Neil.

Hi Trev, yeah reackon I am going to have to do this to reduce problems. Christmas is coming so hopefully a good market on the Bay! :wink:

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