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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:47 am

Ive added a links page to my site with the aim of having a 'network' of model railway websites all linked together via each others sites.

Hopefully we can give advice to each other and promote each others railways via this forum and our sites.

Current model railways with links on my site are:
Northfield Park


Anyone who would like there site added onto my links page please pm me.

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Postby Class 60 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:41 pm

Hi Marc,

Have added your site to my one

Cheers

Adam

http://www.freewebs.com/duffrynroadtmd

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:38 pm

Updated with Improved links page and a timetable for works page detailing the program of building works which will run until mid 08.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:20 pm

My website is updated with more pictures and plans from My Model Railway.com

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:47 pm

I have decided to add a mini news section to this thread.

27-Sept-07

I have brought eight 3rd radius curves to form the outer circle of the mainlines, so now i have enough track to complete the two mainlines and the start of the depot entry road.


My next target is to complete the junction on the mainlines then buy track work for the yard on the outside of the mainlines and the depot its self on the inside of the circle.

I am however thinking about adding a head shunt to the depot entry road as the plan at present has a very long curved entry road then straight onto the shed.

Also I am looking for suggestions from yourselves about my next locomotive purchase.

Im looking at a 37/5. or 37/4. the 37/4. (37410) would be for conversion to 37422 Cardiff Canton is ex works condition.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:41 am

News update 09 October 07.

I have sourced and im now awaiting delivery of 6 sets of turnouts for the main junction, which will allow access from yard/Headhunt onto the mainlines up and down and then on to the depot entry road/head shunt.

Also this now allows me to use the one turnout I already have to be used on either the depot sidings or the yard sidings.

I have also purchased enough curved track and some straight track for the whole of the depot entry road (curved) and the plain line straights for the depot head shunt and yard head shunt.

Now my initial track layout is coming together towards completion I have come across a problem, how to power the inner circle and depot, do I need another power track section? And how do I make the points (Hornby set track) live for DCC operation ?

My website hasn’t been updated yet im awaiting the arrival of the above so i can include some pictures and more detailed plans.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:27 pm

News Update 13-October-07

My additional track has arrived however im still awaiting the turnouts.
Ive modified the track layout AGAIN ! :lol: What i plan to do now is straighten out the shed roads and somehow add additional sidings.

I had thought that once this track had come ive had enough to complete the whole track plan but I still short by some way now ive extended the plan a little.

I still need some 2 & 3 radius curves, a few curve turnouts and standard left and right hand points.

I still deciding whether I want to power operate the points and if so to do it will the SELECT controller or a peco switch types.

As ive extended the track layout by extending the former shed area and rebuilding it into a yard, this will add about an additional inch or two to the standard 6 x 4 board.

Oh and ive updated the website with additional pictures of the new that is until i change it again layout plan.
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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:53 am

Another remodelling has been undertaken!

Im worse than Railtrack's WCML upgrade !!!

Anyway this will be the final design and the one i have allocated funding to so i cant change it now.

Pictures and overview on website.

cheers.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:39 pm

I have added a new page – Master class, this documents the completion of my projects in a picture and text form with ratings and explanations on the different stages.

The currently includes:

Etched Nameplate fitting and Bufferbeam equipment fitting.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:06 am

Hello,

Ive made some changes to the layout and started a full size mock up of the layout to mesure and assess which track i need to purchuse next.

Ive added two additional carriage sidings which can hold a three car DMU each along with addtional junction and head shunt.


Now with improved trackplan page - Masterclass and Traction and Rolling Stock pages improved.

Also with a very special delivery due 25 - October - 07

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:15 pm

Good Evening.

My Model Railway.com has a new addition a Bachmann Class 158 (158726) in First Scotrail colours.

This unit along with a Class 170 Turbostar in First Scotrail will form my passenger carrying fleet.

I am also thinking of change the use of my carriage sidings as i have found the head shunt is only long enough for a two car unit and I don’t have room to extend it for three car operation.

I am thinking about a main works reception sidings such as like at Wolverton with a special 08 and brake van with adapted coupler or something.

This would allow me to run any unit i want whether it be a Regional Railways 158 or Arriva Trains Wales one or even a former Anglia Railways Class 170 arriving for refurbishment and repainting :wink:

I could even have a EMU in for life extension of heritage overhaul (with an eye on the forthcoming EMU from Bachmann :wink: ).]

Anyway a full update is available on the website.

Cheers.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:27 pm

News from My Model Railway 02/11/07:

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*158726 involed in incident at Kings Heath TMD resulting in major damage.

*Loco hauled passengers trains to return during DMU shortage.

*suspeiction surrounds incident at Kings Heath.

For more information on the headlines please see My Model Railway.com News Section.

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DMU and Locomotive Fleet sections updated.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:24 pm

Good Afternoon,

Another little update to go with the full news section on the website.

I taken delivery of eight MEA box wagons to form the basis of a coal train, i also hope to add four more in the coming week.

Also i have dropped 66705 (GBRF) Limited Ed. from my program of additions due to it not really being my cup of tea and fitting into my other plans for my traction fleet.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:55 pm

Another Mainline Blue unbranded MEA arrived this morning to make the rake up to 9 vehicles now, the plan to add 3 more to make 12 didnt come off as the 3 coal sector MEA when for in excess of 9 pound each!.

I have my eye on 5 EWS coloured MFA open spoil wagons to go with a future Seacow rake of 3/4 wagons.

On the track and loco front, track is be sought for the remained of the layout at present although due to other on going projects this is on the backburner at present due for review in Jan/Feb 08.

Locomotives, well i was due to take delivery of 66705 this month but i decided that the engine wouldnt fit into the motive power plan and also i dont have the room to run intermodal trains with twin wagons and there are not enough general user engineering wagons to use a GB 66 on.
So i have decide that i am now looking for an DCC ready Bachmann or Hornby 08 for my yard and 'works/CS/thing sidings'.

The track layout has undergoing testing with live movements over the week i slight concern was that trains crossing the west ladder in the yard where derailing on the R/H on to L/H points on to R/H curve, but after investergating this i have imposed a strict 5mph limit on movements in the whole yard.

Train length testing has concluded that the maximum lenght of trains (Freight) will be 9-10 4 wheel wagons or 5/6 bogie wagons of BYA/VGA design.

I thing December will be a quite month for My Model Railway.com but further testing will be under taken and the site updated accordingly.

Also can i thank the 1800 of you who have visited and commented since May. Cheers it is really great to see so many people watching the development of my model railway.

Cheers.

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Postby 37422 Cardiff Canton » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:03 pm

Good Afternoon,

I have introduced a Shop page on to my website to help fund the progression of My Model Railway.com

I sell railway magazines and videos paying/buying is safe and simple using Paypal direct links from the item you wish to buy.

Over the next couple of days i intend to add pictures and reviews of the items to provide you with a preview before buying.

Many thanks.

PS: This is not commercial venture just a way of making a few pennys for my railway.
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