Rimenough MPD

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Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Wed May 02, 2007 3:34 pm

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Hopefully a rough track plan of my layout is attached?

I`ll descibe the basic operation and you can then tell me which bits are ok, possible and rubbish!

Movement 1

DMU enters layout (10x 2 ft) via track C off fiddle yard traversa (6ft conected to track C + B) and crossed over points 1&2 to exit layout via track A or it stops, then exits layout via track B.

Same for light engine.

Movement 2

Top and tailed 3 coach train enters from fiddle yard over track C runs into Track D. It later then returns to fiddle yard the same way it came in.

Movement 3

Frieght train enters from fiddle yard via track C and runs into track D, stopping between points (4) and (20). It the runs round via point (4) onto track E then crosses to onto F. Stops, then backs onto the rear of the train on track D via points (21)+(20)

Movement 4

Light engine comes onto layout via track C enters Depot via point (3) and runs onto track G . From here it can either run onto Track H which is the re-fueling road and then it can be stabled on the depot somewhere, or if it does not need fuel / sand it can enter the depiot via track K or use point (7) to enter the depot.

Movement5

Fuel train.

Loco and occasionaly a stores van (when Bachman bring it out!) plus 2-3 TTA enter layout via track C and moves onto track G. It then backs the TTa into the tank road, track J and then backs the stores van onto track K. The stroes van is picked up by the depot 08 and moved to the stroes road, track M. The loco goes for fuel if needed or just finds a road to wait in.

To leave, the 08 take the stores van and TTa's onto track G where a loco attaches to the front and then leaves via point (5)+ (D1)+ (3) onto track C and fiddle yard.


There is a lot of track on my layout, but it was initially designed for use at home, and this is where it is used most weeks. I can quite understand someone saying there is too much track squeezed onto the boards, but then I like to see empty tacks! Sometimes they are full granted, but as all Locos have sound not everything is running.

Track S is supposed to be access for road transport

Track Q is an old inspection pit at the back of Shed road 1, the idea being it was left over from the sheds steam days, just incase its needed.

Track R is a small holding road that sometimes one of two snowploughs occupies.

Tracks T,U,V are holding roads, perhaps for locos that dont move much.

Track M is either used for a loco to sit in, or on the odd accasion a stores van enters the depot this is where the toilet roll is unloaded!

Track H is the fuel and sand road, locos can enter and exit from either direction though only one can re-fuel at a time, a second loco can sit in the road awaiting its turn.

Track J is where 2-3 TTA unload.
Track I is a short road, just long enough for 1 TTa or the 08 to wait in.

So whats missing (catch points) whats rubbish ( i dont mind you saying everthing ) whats nearly there and what seems ok? [/url]



Layout Name Rimenough MPD
Scale/Gauge 00
Size length = 10 ft scenic + 6 Ft fiddle
or 10 ft " + 6 + 2 ft fiddle(s)

Width 2 ft (boards), operating width about 5 ft for traverser and to fit my belly in!!!
height Normally 50 in from ground, but due to "top tip" about Aldi "Extendable
Work station tool" now variable from 30 -50+

Exhibition layout, or stay-at-home?

Bit of both. Built for use at home, which it is, but also quite portable and thus able to do shows, depending on dates.

End to end

Ear 2000- present day, targeting 2002-5
Region - Western-ish EWs with visits.
Whether you would like to be included in the layout register - Yes.


End to end EWS (ex steam shed site) MPD, small modern 4 road shed, the main purpose of which is to maintain and supply 37's for a top n tailed 3 coach (mix of Arriva mk2 and virgin mk2) trains loosely based on Rhymney service.

There is a single track main line at the rear of the layout that sees 153(*) + 158 DMU passing, while the holding road off this can be occupied by:
the top & tailed passenger working, usually pairs of 37 but with the Large logo 37 being paired with a 50 on Saturdays.
EWS hospitality train
67 on 4 coach PCV Mail train
DRS double headed class 20 or 47+37 on flasks
FL 66,90& 57 (*) on way to open day somewhere
66 Top & tailed on short 3 coach Test train
67,37 or 66 top & tailed on snowplough testing

Stock movement on the layout is limited. A fragonset 31, Cotswold 47 or Virgin 57 (*) sometimes visit light engine or with the EWS observation saloon.
Fuel via 2-3 TTA is braught in by 60 or 66 usually, though 67 or 33(**) can also be on this job. There is sometime a stores van that comes with the fuel that contains spares, things like more toilet roll!
08/09 then does a bit of shunting

There is also a water tower left over from the shed's time as steam shed. The odd mainline ticketed kettle visits for water between charter duties, even Thomas pops along now and again!

All Locos are Sound chip fitted (with the exception of the FL 90 which is the only non sound loco allowed on the layout) currently there are class
08/09 (x2),
20 (x2),
31(x1),
33(x1),
37(x12, more to be added with the new Bachmann 37 in 2007),
47(x2),
50(x1),
60(x1+ 1 in works)
66(x5),
67(x5)
with 158(x2),153(x1),57(x2) awaiting SWd chips hopefully this year.


(*) Awaiting SWd version of sound chip
(**) Class 33 awaiting re-vamped Dcc supplies sound chip

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Postby peak » Wed May 02, 2007 3:50 pm

I like depot layouts, so I will look forward to your progress.
Welcome to the forum.
You have certainly got a lot of loco's, and with sound fitted.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Postby tinsleytmd » Wed May 02, 2007 4:16 pm

yeah me too depots are the best

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Postby piemanlarger » Wed May 09, 2007 10:02 pm

Ballasting of the new 4ft board should be done tonight, just got to wait 24+ hours for glue to dry which means I will be under the boards doing the wiring.

Once the ballast is dry, I will start to add the detail bits, signs, people etc and post some pics.

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Postby tinsleytmd » Thu May 10, 2007 6:28 pm

have you any photos of this layot sounds great maybe some videos with all those soundchips going??

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Postby piemanlarger » Thu May 10, 2007 9:32 pm

tinsleytmd wrote:have you any photos of this layot sounds great maybe some videos with all those soundchips going??


No photos until the re-build is complete, but I have u-tubed most if not all my sound chipped locos.

SWD Class08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sPrwNt6a2w

SWD class 158 (not on my layout)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPVp949MkAg


Pair SWD DRs 20 on my mk2 Rimenough
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVq21Lb27k

Howes class 60
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmHXttCd1w

Mk 1 Dcc supplies 33 (Better mk 2 version should be with me next week)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMattA79060

Class 67 on club layout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_VRQ9UVJ40

5m x SWD class 37 starting up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qynmjCvZUAs

SWD class 50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=686BciKrWPE

SWD Class 31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPEE3L5EtHc

Swd class 47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVQL_p_0sHA

There are more there if your interested, just click on "more videos from this user"

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Postby British Rail » Thu May 10, 2007 9:50 pm

Excellent 8) I've been following all the things you've posted on youtube, that layout you have the locos on is really nice :D

Please keep the excellent work up,

BR

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Postby peak » Thu May 10, 2007 10:31 pm

Excellent!
I've got to have sound!!!
I wonder? wot does it sound like when you have different class's of loco's ticking over at the same time.
Is it great or annoying?
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

Regards

Andy



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Postby piemanlarger » Fri May 11, 2007 8:09 am

peak wrote:Excellent!
I've got to have sound!!!
I wonder? wot does it sound like when you have different class's of loco's ticking over at the same time.
Is it great or annoying?



This clip should answer your question!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adwQsL9SaQI

Generally I only have about 1-4 running at any one time. With a few different classes it does kind of get confusing and the different sounds can almost fuse into one.

Half the fun of sound on a depot layout is starting up and shutting down locos, so thats what I do alot of!

One thing for sure, sound is far more realistic and fun than no sound.

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Postby peak » Fri May 11, 2007 8:52 am

Thanks for the post piemanlarger.
Now I've definitely got to get sound!!!!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

Regards

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Postby piemanlarger » Fri May 11, 2007 9:02 am

peak wrote:Thanks for the post piemanlarger.
Now I've definitely got to get sound!!!!


I take it your a fan of class 45?

SWd should be doing one in the future, so start saving!

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Postby peak » Fri May 11, 2007 12:14 pm

piemanlarger wrote
I take it your a fan of class 45?

How did you guess?????
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby piemanlarger » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:05 am

As My Mpd layout is due to make its third exhibition apperance (thast an average of one per year so far!) 37411 is being transformed into, er, 37411!

Ty-Hafen was a timely release by bachman as I have had the plates for 37411 for some time, the plates being the scottish preservation society though.

Failry simple transformation, just remove the Bachmann lights and fit Express models replaceements so i can have tail lights on / off when i want, hard wire the sWd mk 4 Sound chip and Sunday add the plates and electrification flashes and turn the head code box black.

Then add snow ploughs, new metal sprung buffers, screw coupling and pipes, have naming ceromony and weather to taste!

Right, body off and i snip the three wires to each nose, snip off the cab light wires, sniip off power and motor leads and thr pcb is gone, soon to re-appear on e-bay!

Note far too much "Gold" grease on worms, so its cleaned.

Chassis strip and we have the tank weight that need removing

And here it is removed!
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A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
EWS sound loco depot viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7263
Olivers Road RMD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=18867&start=30

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Postby piemanlarger » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:12 am

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A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
EWS sound loco depot viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7263
Olivers Road RMD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=18867&start=30

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Postby piemanlarger » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:13 am

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A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
EWS sound loco depot viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7263
Olivers Road RMD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=18867&start=30


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