Trucks in a Tizzy

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MrH
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:49 pm

Another fairly boring post just cut all the track...

One length of flex track was not quite enough
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by a whole 3cm grrrr
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still made it in the end
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next stop will be soldering the droppers probably next week before I get round to that.

Still not spent any more but my mini files are in a missing box so may have to get another 1 from somewhere.....
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:41 pm

minor update, I had to wait until I got paid to get a needle file to make up for the set I own being in the missing tool box :(
however when I got to the shop they had this in 2nd hand I couldn't resist although the image of people breaking in and out of trucks these days has different connotations.....
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on the layout droppers all attached just need to do a bit more work on the points and then I'll get it all fixed down.

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Needle file set £9.99
truck £4

new total £99.11

cant spend any more this month as had to get some new climbing gear so point motors and dcc deecoders to get it actually running need to wait till next month....
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:08 pm

Gremlins have been stock rail popped out of sle91e never had that happen before. Budget busting trip to shop tomorrow having spent a whole 1.99 today on copper clad board

New total £101.10
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Tiddles
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby Tiddles » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:37 pm

Nice idea.

What are you rules for this puzzle?
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby nickbrad » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:59 am

I'd forgotten about this until you mentioned it in the other thread, but I do like the idea of the small shunting puzzle until Sodor mk2 comes along.

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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:08 pm

Tiddles wrote:Nice idea.

What are you rules for this puzzle?


Until you asked I hadn't thought of any so here goes!

Rule 1) do not drive the engine or rolling stock off the edge of the track
Rule 2) Line up the truck with the same coloured rocks as the lights indicate on the board
Rule 3) Make up more rules

I'm not even sure how many trucks I will have on it at any one time yet!

I have done a little bit more to it but my laptop is dead so not able to sort out new photo's or anything much yet as I can only steal my wife'sone for so short periods...
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:18 pm

Just a quick one as I haven't done anything for a while due to needing a couple of bits but having to spend my cash on Seren and her climbing for a couple of months. In good news the flat has finally sold and we have found a house to buy so will early next year hopefully have some workspace and be able to unpack and find all my missing tools!
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:04 pm

Nearly 2 years and I finally got time to finish laying the track, It also took this long to find everything.

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Still need to unwrap the rolling stock but had a box with a couple of bits in

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Have managed to get the previous photo's out of the bucket so will update the old posts when I get a moment.

I haven't spent any more money yet so the old total is still correct but will need point motors soon
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:10 am

I could start with a "Where have you been" question, but that aside it's good
to see you back on here.
In fact doubly good as you think you can replace the missing photographs. That's
great if you can, Not hard, but time consuming.

I shall look forward to re-visiting.

Geoff T.
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby Dave » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:37 pm

I echo all that Geoff has said 8)

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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:01 pm

So I have put all the pictures back in this thread so it's up to date and noticed an accounting omission. :oops:

the total stood at £101.50 however a replacement point was needed and not added in so I think this will be about £8.50 which helpfully makes the total £110.

Spent some time today looking at what order to get the various electronic parts.

I want to use cobalt point motors and need 2
I need 3 uncouplers
and some dcc chips

I'm planning on trying the heathcote electronics servo uncouplers if anyone has used them 'd be interested to hear. I will need to put these in before ballasting so may get them next followed by the point motors and then dcc for Toby so he can run the show.

most immediate job is soldering the droppers to the dcc bus and testing the track before filling in missing sleepers
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:03 pm

I've not been up to much between times Moving house getting it sorted and leaving work to study music (and later be fully self unemployed composing) With things staring to get a bit straight I can do some more train bits. I've just downloaded some software to start designing the loft layout too but I guess this will be even longer coming!!!!
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:53 pm

Mr H,

Few make much money out of music, the usual life problems
All, or Nothing. However why spend the one life not trying to
spend it doing what you like.

Geoff T.
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:18 pm

Dont need to make much just need to fund the railway!
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Re: Trucks in a Tizzy

Postby MrH » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:39 pm

Little bit of spending today

3mm ply
10 bi colour LED's
Resisters
3mm Clear acrylic rod

£10.62.

Makes the total £120.62

Will order the uncouplers on friday....
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