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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi dan8400
its done with two pieces of thick card, first piece is cut to fit between the sleepers and I pin it in place with track pins, then second piece is cut to fit between the rails and that is stuck on top of first piece with card glue. For the bend of the tracks I first used thin card placed on top of the track then rubbed my finger over it and like doing a brass rubbing gets an outline of the rail, which I cut out and trace the edge onto the card. Painted a grey colour then stippled a darker grey over that. Note the strips in the middle of the tracks is only one thickness and is held in place by using 'blue tack', which is great, as its held firm but if ever I need to undo comes away easily with out any damage.
Image20181222_153422_HDR by peter, on Flickr

So had running the Heritage Steam train today as well as the 37
https://youtu.be/GigFYW4tgxY
https://youtu.be/IgEE0zwdS3I
Image20181222_152849_HDR by peter, on Flickr

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Re: New layout

Postby dan8400 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:04 pm

Thanks for that peter. Great explanation. Is there a particular card that you use? And where do you get it.

Thanks
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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi sorry dan
but I just happened to have it around for a long time. However others have done the same using plasticard or foamboard which I think you can get from 'Hobbycraft' stores
Cheers Peter

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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:19 pm

Now I hope its starting to get warmer, may get round to scenery ballast etc, but in the mean time heres the overall look and remember the track at the far edge is just the programming track. Removed the 2nd shed as I like the look of the locos in sidings. Made a few running videos
https://youtu.be/ysTSZEXVHsM
https://youtu.be/_nz9TL1U5lM
https://youtu.be/7U94D9ZrSpM
https://youtu.be/aq5E3NIIktk
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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:57 pm

Had a bit of a 'hic-cup' with the phoenix class 37. It stuttered a little while going up through the speed steps and I could see the interior cab light flickering as this was happening and no, not down to dirty track or wheels etc. Now I have picked up somewhere be it you tube or in here, that another Bachmann loco gave problems (not a 37) and the owner found that a wire going to the pcb board was not making the best contact, so with that in mind, I took of the body and even though it all looked OK, I removed all the black plastic tabs that hold the wires to the board and soldered the wires back on instead. Back running and alls well. Phew
Image20190215_120617_HDR by peter, on Flickr

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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:00 pm

Arrrrggghh having a nice running session with the 37 then problems over the points. What the ????? Aha... Wire broken off from bogie pickup, another care full removal of the body, drop down bogie and solder back on. Fixed and working well. Think a soldering iron is a must have for us.

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Re: New layout

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:17 pm

triuph1050 wrote:Arrrrggghh having a nice running session with the 37 then problems over the points. What the ????? Aha... Wire broken off from bogie pickup, another care full removal of the body, drop down bogie and solder back on. Fixed and working well. Think a soldering iron is a must have for us.


Don’t waste your money on anything else just get a WELLER it’ll last you years! Plus lots of spares about and a range of different tips

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Re: New layout

Postby Chops » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:34 am

Enjoying the progress of this modern era attempt. Well done.
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Re: New layout

Postby End2end » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:19 pm

BuffyMcBuffer wrote:Don’t waste your money on anything else just get a WELLER it’ll last you years! Plus lots of spares about and a range of different tips

I'll second that. I've soldered up a LOT of editing houses/recording studios in London. NOTHING beats a weller soldering iron!!
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Re: New layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm

End2end wrote:EDIT: NEVER WALK AWAY FROM A SOLDERING IRON LEFT ON

And never put it away until you can hold the bit in your hand✋
A telephone engineer of my acquaintance finished work for the day, hung his overall in his locker, put his tool tray in the bottom, and hung his soldering iron over the open metal door. Sometime shortly afterwards someone else must have shut the open door with enough force to send the iron point first down into the tray. The tray contained a small bottle of some kind of cleaning fluid, and it is presumed a cloth that had been used with it. Between those elements and the overall hanging above the locker burst into flames at some point during the evening, spread to the cables above and along them and into the switch room. By the time the fire alarm triggered it was well alight. There was an inguiry into what had happened, the folks in the village got quite attached to the big green caravan parked on the forecourt of what had been their telephone exchange, and I got to find out how a mobile exchange was patched into the network.
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Re: New layout

Postby End2end » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:14 am

After Bufferstops tale, I must also mention...
ALWAYS USE A PROPER STAND FOR THE IRON TOO
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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:23 pm

One of my purchases from Alexandra Palace from DCC Concepts
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https://youtu.be/2gq4EL6_DDw
https://youtu.be/mooWJKZMaYE
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Re: New layout

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Re: New layout

Postby waz » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:19 pm

Hi !
Just spent an hour going through your thread. What a great job you are doing. Also a little like me in as much as you like to run some stock arround instead of getting on with the job.
I've forgoten how to link video from you tube to my thread. Only done it once and that was by pure luck.
Keep up the great work.

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Re: New layout

Postby triuph1050 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:22 pm

Been having fun with the Ratio Security Fencing kit but well pleased with the look
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