Foxshaw Gardens Amusement Park

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Foxshaw Gardens Amusement Park

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I thought it was about time to let you know that I have not been completely idol with my layouts. Although I must admit my son most of it, the ‘fiddly’ stuff, it is well beyond me now.

I had kits that needed to be assembled to add to the park, but it was beyond me to do it, so as usual enter my son.
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As you can see from the above picture there is no room for anything else to be added so almost back to an empty baseboard.

THE REBUILD
Off we go again. The track isn’t being changed so there is no need to lift it.
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More to follow.
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There was I thinking I was the one dismantling parts of the layout and rebuilding again?

Looking forward to seeing the new scene.

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Ah - a clean slate. Loads of possibilities!
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Yes almost a clean slate but it will be a similar layout, having more rides and without the vintage vehicles. They have been moved to a new extension on the main layout in the form of a field to create ‘The Village Diecast Rally‘ I will post a photograph with my next update shortly.
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Originally the rolling stock was all HOe, but I have now decided that it will be REPLACED.
OUT GOES:
 
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Eggerbahn Bo-Bo P13 Articulated Steam Railcar No10.
Jouef (Egger-Bahn) P17 Steam Tram No 102 ‘Fiery Elias’
Roco 0-6-0T 33201 Industrial Tank Loco ‘Anna’...
Roco Class 99 0-6-0T 33241 Feldbahn Tank Loco No 99 4313.
Roco 0-6-0T 33201 Industrial Tank Loco ‘Rosi’
Jouef Decauville 0-6-0T P10 Industrial Tank Loco ‘Steatite’
Decauville P40 Balladeuse Passenger Coaches (toast racks) x2
 
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Liliput (Bachmann) L370001 Boxed set of 3, 2nd class coaches Ep V, numbers 3694, 3724, & 3692.
Decauville P43 2nd/3rd Class Coach X 3
Decauville P44 Luggage/Passenger Coach X 2
  
IN COMES:
 
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Bachmann 0-4-0 391-051 Hunslet Tank Loco ‘Britonart’ Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry 
Peco GR-505 -Tallylyn Railway (GVT) Glynn Valley Transport 1st Class Coach
Peco GR-500 -Tallylyn Railway (GVT) Glynn Valley Transport 3rd Class Coach
Peco GR-530 -Tallylyn Railway (GVT) Glynn Valley Transport Brake Coach (Freelance)
Bachmann 0-4-0 391-053 Hunslet Tank Loco ‘Dorothea’ Dorothea Quarry
Peco GR 551 – Ffestiniog Railway FR Bug Box 1st Class Coach.
Peco GR 556A - Ffestiniog Railway FR Bug Box 3rd Class Coach X 2
Peco GR 561 - Ffestiniog Railway Ffestiniog Bug Box Coach 'Zoo Car'
Peco 570UY – Quarryman’s Coach
 
As posted earlier there won’t be any room for the vintage vehicles so rather than confine them to shelves I have created ‘The Village Diecast Rally ‘
 
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A vintage rally - I like that !!

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Slowly moving on.The very first ride that I bought way back in time was the Galloping Horses, however this was not motorised. Next was the Ferris Wheel, this was motorised. I also had a go at making a Helter Skelter from a free PDF file online, not sure if this is still free or not.
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This file shows the kit Chris built to motorise the Galloping Horses hopefully it is self explanatory if not please ask.
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These are the kits that Chris has built for me. all motorised.
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Unfortunately we couldn't get the correct motor for the Sky Wheel even though we also tried the USA where the kit originated from. Using a motor I already had Chris sorted out the gears and made the housing which needed a hole to be cut in the baseboard for the motorised unit to sit below it. More work still to be done to complete it though.
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It's great that Chris has a 3D printer, I knew it would come in handy for my layouts, in fact it already has on a number of occasions.

Still more to come later.
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As well as impacting on my vintage vehicles this rebuild has also affected my main ‘OO’ layout. I had to move my controller nearer to the park so I had to rewire my main OO layout. I was using all 4 track controls and I had decided that the OO9 layout would also be controlled by the main controller. I had a short siding connected to No 4 that was never used so I decided to replace the single controller for the park track and use this.
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Each ride will be independently switched from the control box. Some of the rides are 16 volt AC and some 4.50 volt DC, the 16VAC input is taken from my Gaugemaster Quad Controller. The internal circuitry in the switch box enables each switch to operate independently both 16VAC and 4.5VDC outputs together and yet keep them isolated from each other. Chris has been busy again and made this box for me, I haven't looked inside to see the circuitry to enable it to operate this way and I don't intend to, it is so compact inside.
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A rough idea of the position of the rides
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This will be the final post on this article until full electrification is completed and unfortunately for me that could be quite a while yet. Then more things will be added to complete the park, well for the time being at least.
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