DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

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Postby S_Jay » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:46 pm

Hi there I love the look of your fiddle yards and your engine collection is amazing! I work next to the GCR at Ruddington and so get to see it most days. I've always thought there station would make a great model.

I'd love to see some more pictures and maybe even a track plan!

Keep up the good work :)
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Postby Raider » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:48 pm

Always a nice feeling when you get the track down.

What sort of size is your fiddle yard?

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Postby DrStroganoff » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:38 pm

What a great collection of stock you have too !

Is that a class 15 I spot right at the front ? Kit built ?

Looking forward to seeing this one progress !! Keep the photos coming !

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Postby Raider » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:02 pm

Thanks for the info. Had a feeling it was going to be a long one.

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Postby iankemp » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:32 pm

hi Don nice layout you have. it will look good when you have done a bit more to it. I have got some bridge kits that are based on the GCR bridge at Ashby-magna. but they do look like the other ones as well. The kit comes with a few styles of what you want. if you want contact me via pm to find out more!

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Postby Lee » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:33 pm

Hi Donb,

Fantastic pic of the open day, will be fun operating all the points :lol: :wink:

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Postby davek » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:06 pm

Hi Don,
Your method of fixing the points is the same as I did, except I used double sided tape. I look forwards to seeing more pics of the layout as you progress.

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Postby mycerbera » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:34 am

DonB wrote:Image
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Wow love your fiddle yard, How many locos have you managed to fit on there?!

I'm needing something similar for my new track plan, as with 136 locos to house, like you i need a large yard lol :D

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Postby blackpool_fy2 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:15 pm

DonB wrote:How's this?!


Smashing! Well done, mate. :D
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Postby live-frog » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:46 pm

Hi Don , nice workmanship with the ballast.
Just my view but I'd say that the ballast was a little oversize. I've read & seen people using N gauge ballast to good effect on OO track.
As far as the points are concerned , I've just done 6 plus a double slip.
I'm a complete novice at the ballast game but I've found that you need to be very patient with points to get all the ballast out of the check-rail gaps , the frog Vees and the point blade contact points - all before you start glueing. I've found that a piece of thickish plasticard is a very useful tool for teasing the ballast out of these places.
Keep testing the contact by MANUAL switching to make sure that ballast is not clogging the contact area. keep running a loco back and forth to make sure it's not snagging - before glueing !!

Practice on a double slip - you'll have no worries then on standard points !!
Best of luck
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Postby davek » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:53 pm

Don, nice work on the ballasting!
As Ron says, just take it easy when doing the points and all should be fine.

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Re: DonB's Loft Layout

Postby iankemp » Sat May 10, 2008 3:29 am

Hi Don

Layout looking good! What make of points are you using? are they Peco steamline points or Hornby points? as they look to be a lil sharp radius to be Peco ones or if they are they could be set track (simular to hornby style) i am using the streamline points and track system on my layout. i know i am a bit fussy on what i use. Just found that Peco have more of a range and more choices on points track etc.

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Re: DonB's Loft Layout

Postby davek » Sat May 10, 2008 6:41 pm

The control panel is very impressive!

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Re: DonB's Loft Layout

Postby santene » Sun May 11, 2008 1:33 pm

davek wrote:The control panel is very impressive!


ye it is very complex! just the way i like it :D
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout

Postby santene » Mon May 12, 2008 4:36 pm

DonB wrote:...Hopefully it will look a little less complex when I have marked the switches...



aww :( but then i guess it would get annoying after a while
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