Decisions made

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Re: Decisions made

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am

Brian2 wrote:Sp what's happened in a fortnight?

Bullhead out and in with Peo code 75 Streamline Electro frogs. Having discovered I can't solder and irons are hot, out with complicated wiring. So chuck the station run round, 3 feeds via a bus wire and let the points look after themselves re power Still haven't quite decided re point operation apart from wire in tube....it's the switching that's in abeyance.

The result? The track work is alive and my little Pecket sails along quite merrily at a scale snails pace.

The wiring decision was also helped by my intention of going R C in the near future.

Incidentally added a scrap yard with a 009 service on the third baseboard.


Will be fantastic to see some pics.
Ahh yes soldering. I used to be quite adept at soldering, having to cut and join automotive wiring harnesses from time to time. I was surprised how very rusty I was doing the track droppers and wiring on our oval track. Had to go back and resolder more than one area before I got back in the swing.
I really like how clean your initial work is so Im looking foward to seeing your progress.

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Trackwork almost complete.

Bus wire temporarily held up by pegs. It will eventually go behind the valance.
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Re: Decisions made

Postby End2end » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:06 pm

Yup, definatly the tidiest layout room I've seen! :lol:
Also nice to be able to run a mix of scales on the layout.
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Re: Decisions made

Postby boxbrownie » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:13 pm

That picture almost looks like Looe Lifeboat station?
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Re: Decisions made

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:43 am

Obscenely tidy! But very, very nice. I assume there is some form of compression on the horizontal axis of that photo, as last months railway modeller is a very odd shape!

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Re: Decisions made

Postby boxbrownie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:10 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Obscenely tidy! But very, very nice. I assume there is some form of compression on the horizontal axis of that photo, as last months railway modeller is a very odd shape!

jim


Reckon so, quite a wide angle lens corrected for distortion post processing most likely.
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Re: Decisions made

Postby glencairn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:56 pm

boxbrownie wrote:
Reckon so, quite a wide angle lens corrected for distortion post processing most likely.


Does that mean it might not be as tidy as it looks? :mrgreen: :lol:

As others have mentioned, very nice and a joy to admire etc.

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Re: Decisions made

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:37 pm

"We was 'ad!" :lol:

Look how long the UHU glue is!

The sides of the layout are only 3 foot long, not the 9 foot they look like! :shock: :lol:

Flickr is unforgiving!

Click the pic and scroll down, the clue is in - "Software - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 8.0 (Macintosh)"

I'm with Glencairn, Brian is just as messy as the rest of us, he's just better at photoshopping it out! :P
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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:53 pm

Well spotted. Picture taken using the 10mm Fujinon lens. The layout is actually about 7'x10'x 8'.

Another shot , nothing fixed or finished but I like the loco and carriage even if they have strayed far from their homeland
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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Sorry slightly better piccie for your delectation. ;)


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Re: Decisions made

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Good idea the clothes legs to hold the bus wires. Do your soldering right way up. Try to find some renewable cable ties to hold them in place when you put them behind the fascia..
The photoshopped looks well done to me. Chop the bottom off you'd have a decent full width photo.
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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:36 pm

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:12 pm

Oh dear, Oh dear dear dear......in more then just the emotional sense.

The track work basically was wired up running and ballasted. But, I had made a bad decision, well several actually.....I had decided to not wire the frogs on the code 75 Electro points, mistake, bad mistake. I also kept looking at the two Bullhead large radii points lurking in the drawer. Result? Ripped up the track and started again.

This meant simplifying the layout in order to accommodate the large radii points, but what the heck, it means more room for the scenic side, which for me is more important.

Still aim for wire in tube operation but undecided re motors/ manual levers. I would prefer to go with the former but the Tortoise is huge, DCC surface mounted are better but seem a bit complicated with their control boxes.


Imageuntitled (1 of 1)-7 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

Mock up of one corner, nothing fixed down, sorry about the interloper but I do so like the little Bavarian (?) loco and those carriages are fantastic. :)

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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:38 pm

Sorry wrong button.
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Re: Decisions made

Postby Brian2 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Oh well.

Bullhead back in, track plan modified to suit all large radii points. Cobalt slow movement analogue point motors selected. Building work continues, although final position of houses etc not finalised. Some of the track ballasted, great tip.....use meths with warm water and PVA (1+2+2) much better then added washing up liquid......Vodka, or any other alcohol will do if you haven't any Meths.

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