Micro layout in O-16.5

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:59 am

Many thanks for all your kind words :D.

You are right E2E about before-and-after photos; I think I'll try to do similar comparisons in the future - and would be interested to see it on others' layouts too!

And yes TimberSurf, being furloughed from work has certainly meant much more modelling than usual 8) - in fact it's what's keeping me sane through these strange times - I feel lucky to have such a hobby, when a lot of people are claiming they are 'bored out of their minds' - I'm certainly not, and actually quite enjoying this downtime :lol:

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Memran » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:17 pm

Wow! :shock: So great to see an earlier picture next to a recent one.
When we post a steady stream of updates, sometimes we lose track of just how far things have come!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:36 am

After I built the brake coach on my workbench thread, I initially found the wide duckets fouled the narrow tunnel mouth I have :evil:
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However, this morning some good news :D. I found that, when I originally tested clearance through the tunnel mouth, I was pushing the coach backwards, and it fouled the outside tunnel mouth. However, today I was running some trains and thought I'd again see how much too wide the duckets are, and found that when the train runs forwards, it clears the tunnel mouth both sides  8)  - admittedly there is only approx 1mm each side. It just fits through in both directions! Its actually a bit of a thrill to watch the coach disappearing into the tunnel with such a tight clearance!!! (I know, I should get out more - oh wait . . . !)
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Absolutely bags of room where it passes under the overhang of the foremost tree:
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And quite nice to be able to run the full four coach train (even if the platform is a bit short :?)
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby glencairn » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:51 am

Lovely coaches PNP. Well done.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat May 02, 2020 6:07 pm

Here is a video of the layout so far :D:
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Dublo » Sun May 03, 2020 8:33 am

Fantastic video PnPenguin.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby glencairn » Sun May 03, 2020 11:04 am

A video nearly ten minutes long. Must watch later.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Sun May 03, 2020 4:17 pm

Very nice. I enjoyed that!

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby glencairn » Sun May 03, 2020 5:03 pm

Charming and well done.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon May 18, 2020 4:10 pm

Thanks all :D

A small addition to the layout - a whistle sign:
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Probably not prototypical in either placement or style, but I just thought that little area needed something . . . !

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby glencairn » Mon May 18, 2020 5:33 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Thanks all :D

A small addition to the layout - a whistle sign:

Probably not prototypical in either placement or style, but I just thought that little area needed something . . . !


If you thought something was needed then it did. Rule 1 being applied. :)

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Mon May 18, 2020 9:30 pm

When I saw one of those signs when I was on my course starting the job on the railway I thought the W meant "Whistle", but I was corrected. W means "Warning" and an SW means "Sound warning" which are basically the same thing. If one has a steam locomotive then one uses the whistle and if one uses a diesel one uses the horn, be it single tone or two tone.

Narrow gauge often used signs rescued from standard gauge use so it is very fitting. I like it. :)

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Bufferstop » Mon May 18, 2020 10:23 pm

I'm pretty sure that pre diesel it was whistle, at some point that changed it to Sound Warning, but sensibly decided not to change them just supply SW signs for new sites or when the old one rotted away.
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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Mountain » Mon May 18, 2020 10:40 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I'm pretty sure that pre diesel it was whistle, at some point that changed it to Sound Warning, but sensibly decided not to change them just supply SW signs for new sites or when the old one rotted away.


I assumed the same, but I was told by the gentleman who took the course that he was right and I was wrong. I know the W sign was a BR sign which still have been around for many years. 50 years maybe? A maximum of 70 years. The SW signs date from the Great Western Railway days in my area and are cast iron.

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Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Postby Wakimany » Fri May 29, 2020 10:46 am

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Here is a video of the layout so far :D:
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I really like all your work. Thanks for this great video.
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