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Hi, I think the 'New Shed' thread has run it's course and I want to thank everybody that helped me through that part of the build.
But it is now time to build the layout and start a new thread.
I will add an introduction and photo's later today.

Cheers
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Good to see you've reached this point Ron, looking forward to watching your ideas develope :doublethumb    



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...and he is off and running..., well track laying anyway !!  Looking foward to watching your layout develope.

Cheers, Gary.

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Thanks both.:)

Intro:

The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a
delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. To the south are wooded hills and the
Norfolk beauty spots of Kelling Heath and Sheringham Park. To the north, the sea. All within easy walking distance from
the various stations.Enjoy a ride on an historic steam train - you can break your journey to look around the stations and marvel at the steam laden atmosphere from a bygone age. Weybourne station is mid way on the line and home to the loco and rolling stock workshops.

Some photo's and plans:













I chose this location the following reasons;
I know and love the area.
I can run what loco's and stock I like.
I don't need to run trains more than 4 or 5 coaches long.
I don't have to weather most of the stock!!

I plan to build a small terminus above the fiddle yard eventually and this will represent the station at Holt.

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Ron

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Hi Ron,

You covered a great deal of ground in a most appropriate way and now the journey continues with added interest and mounting anticipation.

Bon chance and we're alongside you all the way.

Bill :)

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Hi Ron, I love the layout idea, will it be a preserved line? you can run what you like, or set in a time period? also may I make a suggestion? the photos you have posted of your track laid out where the station will be are all dead straight, on the photos the track has a gentle curve through the station which if you copied on the layout would, imho, look much more realistic! Anyhoo just a thought.
Cheers for now Pete.  

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I thought about that Pete and will wait till I have all the track actually laid out on the board then 'play about' with it and see what I can achieve! (I have straight platforms already built but I could make some more curved if need be!!)
I'm also adding 2 sidings with a goods shed for more operating potential!!

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This morning I have undercoated the door and started on the bridge unit :)



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Congratulations on the shed build. Now we begin.:mutley like the intro and the pictures. I'll follow what's going on with great interest.

All the best with the layout build.

Cheers

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Looks good Ron.  One comment: it looks to me as if the baseboards are joined as one continuous baseboard and are permanently fixed to the shed walls.  If this is the case, what happens when you move house or, heaven forbid, you suddenly 'shuffle off this mortal coil' (to quote Hamlet), and the layout has to be dismantled? Will it be possible to dismantle the layout without damage? Just food for thought.

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Hi Terry,
The boards are screwed to a batten around the walls and each section has it's board, we won't be moving I'm pretty sure of that and if I'm not here anymore then I won't worry about that either!:):)

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Ron, I hope neither will be the case for a long time.  However, I have known a number of examples where, upon the owner's demise, the only way to move the layout was to smash it up. It's tragic to see all that hard work and often excellent modelling end up in a skip.  That's why I always advocate that EVERY layout should be free-standing and capable of being easily dismantled into separate boards.

Sorry to depress everyone.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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I understand what you mean but think I'm well past altering the baseboards now! If I do 'shuffle off' I'll tell the wife to donate the layout to the club and leave you to unscrew it all!! OK? :):):)

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Congratulations on the move from a shed thread to a layout thread:thumbs

I will be watching developments with great interest

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past the boring bit ,now comes the best bit the BUILD,keep em coming, I like what I see, enjoy
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Looking forward to it Ron but you've already confused me with this statement:

 The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a
delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. To the south are wooded hills and the
Norfolk beauty spots of Kelling Heath and Sheringham Park. To the north, the sea.

It's the "wooded hills" I'm struggling with - I thought Norfolk was as flat as the proverbial pancake ................:???::???::???:

You've made a great start. :thumbs:thumbs

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Hi Peter, inland it is, Norfolk Broads etc but the North coast from Hunstanton in the West to Cromer on the North east corner is quite hilly, wooded and has a cliff face towards the sea! Kelling Heath is well forested and is where we take our caravan, it is also a 'dark site' for astronomy! Stars and steam at the same place keeps me happy day and night! :):)

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Been busy this evening, baseboards finished yehhh!!!:doublethumb
Finished the bridge as well and sealed the plywood!







Need to find a way to secure the bridge when it's up, thinking cap on!!

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Ron

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Hi Ron,

When the hinged section is up, just place of 2 x 2 or appropriately sized timber between the under side of the vertical hatch and the timber bearing that it rests on when in the down position. Very low tech but effective enough.

Hope you can understand what I mean.

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Ron how close is the edge of the flap to the ceiling  when its in the up position ? If its touching or pretty close then a simple hook and eye or a couple of cupboard door magnets will do the job


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I wish you'd slow down - you're making me dizzy ..................:roll::roll::roll:

If you keep going at this rate Ron, you'll have it all finished before the kettle's boiled - then you'll get bored .............:cheers

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I think a hook and eye will do it!:) looking forward to slowing down a bit and enjoying the tracklaying!:)

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[Hi Ron,When the hinged section is up, just place of 2 x 2 or appropriately sized timber between the under side of the vertical hatch and the timber bearing that it rests on when in the down position. Very low tech but effective enough.Hope you can understand what I mean.CheersToto]


That ok as long as it does not stress the hinges or he will be out with a mini pw sthil saw to open the rail gaps every now and then lol

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Alternatively a hook and eye, like these, they come in various sizes, B&Q do 50mm, 75mm & 100mm (2", 3" and 4") crude but effective.

http://www.diy.com/departments/nails-screws-hardware/hooks-hangers/hooks-eyes/DIY580680.cat/page=2?&pageSize=12

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Was down that way at Easter on Incleborough fields caravan club site.

Had a ride behind 9F Black Prince from Sheringham to Holt and back, we go there a few times each year, one of our favourite haunts.

And Peter look up Beeston Bump on google for a Norfolk hill...

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Campaman wrote: ........................................................

And Peter look up Beeston Bump on google for a Norfolk hill...

I will do Andy ...............:shock::shock::shock:

The only two "Beestons" I know are either in Nottingham or Leeds .................:roll::roll:  You'll be telling me next that the "Boston Stump" is a church ............:cheers

Just looked it up and at 207ft, do you need oxygen ? .........................:hmm:bump

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Nice one Andy!!
Finished work early so decided to join some track up and get an idea of what it will look like!
Fitted hook and eye to bridge, problem solved!! :)

Station throat;



Platform end.



Yard entrance





Still some 'tinkering' to do and curves to sort!!

Cheers
Ron

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I see .......TRACK!!!!!           :Happy    Great going mate



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Yep well done Ron. The rate you are going at I can see you reaching power on before myself.:mutley Looking really good indeed, some really neat track work.

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Bit of a dilema! Trackplan was going well (see post 28) but I didn't like the large empty space at the front-centre. I tried one or two scenario's and ended up with this but it's not like the original Weybourne??


Old Layout.






New layout plan, but should I change??

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Sounds like a case of Rule No 1 rules Ron ;)

Enjoy your railway,

Bill :)

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Where possible I like to push my track to the back and partly hide it with buildings, trees, whatever.

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Hi Ron, I,ve just gone back to your original track plan and compared to Weybourne the real place it gives the flavour of the station but isn,t a slavish copy, so if you don,t like the track layout now you can see it in the flesh so to speak don,t be afraid to adapt- rule one applies! But be careful not to try and cram as much track in as you can find room for, I don,t think it would be right for what you are trying to achieve personally I would go back to the original concept of recreating Weybuorne as it is now look at the track layout on the real thing and try and replicate that within the constraints of the room you have available it is a real place and if you can replicate that, then I think you would be content with your railway.  But RULE ONE!
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Hi Ron

Nice layout coming here but, as already mentioned, the straight track doesn't do it justice and I feel it all needs to be on a very shallow curve for a more realistic look of Weybourne ( something like this);-



Also IMHO, don't put the extra sidings in as it will start to look like you've made the beginners mistake of laying too much track. Remember the shareholders and builders of the original wouldn't have spent a penny more than necessary, they worked out what was required, anticipated traffic etc, and laid just enough track to enable it - not a foot more.  Nice flowing gentle curves giving a sense of railway laid in the landscape, are much more prototypical and I feel your layout would be much better as a result...

Coming along nicely tho.....

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I'd agree with Mike regarding the extra track but that's just my preference.

I like to see plenty of scenery with the railway slotted into it rather than the other way round (although much of Maxmill contradicts that preference !! :oops:)

The countryside was there first and the railways had to cope with what was already there.  Filling the baseboards with track turns that on it's head and, IMHO, it just doesn't look right except in the case of urban layouts. :roll::roll:

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Another vote here to stick with the original plan but as Mike says put it on a slight curve, that front area gives you a nice area for scenics.

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OK, I'll stick with the original plan! A curve would have good but the end curves were a problem when I tried it on the baseboard!
I have already wired a couple of pieces of track to test and all OK!!
More photo's later.....

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think you have made  the right choice,once you get the scenics in it will all come together, neat work
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"I think a hook and eye will do it!:) looking forward to slowing down a bit and enjoying the tracklaying!:)

Cheers
Ron "

Personally, I would have saved myself all of the trouble and just got the missus to hold it up!

Terry

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That's dangerous talk Terry!!:It's a no no
Anyway got some more track laid and some feeds hooked up and ran my first train!!:Happy





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That's always a good feeling, Ron.  :thumbs

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Well, I gotta take my hat off to you Ron,

You've accomplished in a couple of months what it's taken me a couple of years to do although I did have a rather large false start.:mutley
Excellent, you must be over the moon with that result.

Great pictures and the Digitracks controller looks the B@ll@ck$.

I'll look forward to more pictures of the same please. Great result

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it`s a great feeling when that first train runs the distance,now you can enjoy it any time
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Trouble is, I've spent more time playing (sorry operating!) than fixing track and soldering droppers!! Still that's what it's all about isn't it??





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Hi Ron,

I like the DMU with the lights. Some great loco's on display.

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Got to tackle a bit of a problem today, when I set a rake of coaches on the main platform line they slowly ran down the line to the layout end!! It is only a very small gradient but enough to cause future problems I think with 'run-rounds' and shunting so!
I'm going to remove or slacken all the screws at the lower end and using a car-jack as support slowly lift that end. I will leave a rake of coaches on the line to check the gradient (and a spirit level!) then re-screw all the screws to the new height. I'm sure its only 5-6 mm but best do it now! Will update you later on!!

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PS; the electrics are working fine, just a few more droppers to do!

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Hi Ron,

Good stuff, sounds like a plan. Better getting these things sorted now.

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Seems to have done the trick, no more 'rolling' stock! Also got some storage space until I tackle the 'bridge'!!



(not sure why it's turned sideways!)



Or this one!!

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How much did you have to lift it Ron ?

With modern rolling stock - metal wheels and fine bearings - the track has to be dead level if you want to leave the stock sitting there - unless of course, you want to build some "OO" scale brakes ..................:cheers

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About 6mm Peter and adjust the legs! Glad I discovered this early!!
The modern rolling stock moves very easily as you say!

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Should have left it Ron, that's what catch/trap points are for :mutley


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Could have made it a hump yard:mutley

Still, great idea to get it resolved by just easing the jack up a bit at a time.

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About 6mm Peter and adjust the legs! Glad I discovered this early!!
The modern rolling stock moves very easily as you say!

Cheers
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It does indeed. I was given a new B set but when it worked on the branch an automatic uncoupling routine that had worked for years failed:sad: the Kadee shuffle still worked, the loco moved clear and the coaches gently rolled back an inch and recoupled :shock:

So I put the old stock back and all was well

Good move getting that fixed Ron:thumbs

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More info on the site:
Weybourne station is a mix and match site. The main station building, which was built in 1900 and opened in 1901, is largely in its original form. Whilst the majority of the station buildings on the M&GN were built in a number of standard styles, Weybourne station was unique. This may be because of the large hotel, the 'Weybourne Springs Hotel' which was built nearby and in the same timescale. The hotel was a baroque building and was intended to cater for the 'upper class'. However it was never successful and was demolished in 1940. The signal box at Weybourne was originally at Holt whilst the waiting room on platform 1 is a faithful replica of the original building, which stood in this location. During the Second World War, Weybourne served the large Army camp which was on the site now occupied by the Muckleburgh collection.

The station was also used in a 'Dad's Army' episode called the Royal Train.

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Great to see trains running Ron , good going mate !

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Like the photo,

Can make out a couple of 47's an 08 and a 04.

Looks nice and busy.

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Two things today, ordered some points from Hatton's for the fiddle yard and a trip to the 'Range' to get glue,paint and card plus Polyfilla in order to start some scenics soon. Also spent the afternoon wiring the 'bridge' and running trains, although the A4 seems sick!! Hope Tom sorts his short out !!:)

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Great progress Ron,Its nice to be testing trains.
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Hi Ron,

Great to see you are now having some fun after all the hard work you have put in. Just rewards I'd say. Great stuff.:thumbs

Which parts of the scenics have you in mind for starting first ?



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Hi tom, around the bridge area near the station and at the far end I am going to use Metcalfe's farm buildings. No rush now but I still have the fiddle yard side to finish laying track and points yet and still to add point motors and control to the layout.

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I've seen the farm building kits by Metcalfe and they look really good. As for the control etc ...... a bit at a time. You are making good progress.


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The layouts coming along in leaps and bounds. Good to see that you have moved the goods shed to the outer siding. :thumbs

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If you have brake vans or brake coaches in your rakes you can glue a small peice of foam that just rubs on the axle that will stop them rolling away, but doesn't really make any difference to normal running, you only need it on one vehicle within the rake.

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Thanks Andy!
Been busy in the shed today, added an extra siding near the station and laid the fiddle yard track. Just the droppers and wiring up to do!





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Had some track re-laying to do tonight, I bought a Peco diesel workshop kit as there are big workshops at Weybourne. It's a 2 track building and I checked the size and have had to reduce the sidings from 3 to 2 in order to get the building in!



Bit of a comprimise but should look good when it's done and fitted.
Fitted and soldered all the droppers in the fiddle yard and tested, all OK.
Stargazing now while it's clear!!

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g0ibi wrote: Got to tackle a bit of a problem today, when I set a rake of coaches on the main platform line they slowly ran down the line to the layout end!! It is only a very small gradient but enough to cause future problems I think with 'run-rounds' and shunting so!
I'm going to remove or slacken all the screws at the lower end and using a car-jack as support slowly lift that end. I will leave a rake of coaches on the line to check the gradient (and a spirit level!) then re-screw all the screws to the new height. I'm sure its only 5-6 mm but best do it now! Will update you later on!!

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PS; the electrics are working fine, just a few more droppers to do!


You should have just placed a gradient post by the side of the track.  Job done! :lol:

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about...the gradient post is on the right of this picture, against the wall.

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col.stephens wrote:...................................................................
You should have just placed a gradient post by the side of the track.  Job done! :lol:

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That's a cracking photo Peter, I like that! :):)

Decided to make the 2 sidings in the fiddle yard into a run-round and add a small platform for a bit of extra interest!

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Decided to make the 2 sidings in the fiddle yard into a run-round and add a small platform for a bit of extra interest!

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Not guilty M'Lud - I think you meant to say "Terry" Ron ...............it's his photo. :roll::thumbs

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I'm P-E-T-E-R and he's T-E-R-R-Y ..................:cheers:cheers:cheers

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Ron, re the photo, the rest of the story is here:

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=9636&forum_id=21&highlight=luxted

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Thanks Terry :)

Finished the workshop today it's on the layout! Few more droppers added today and now it's time to think about scenics! Bought another Metcalfe Platform kit for the up line and branch line.





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coming on great guns now,looks good to me, all stop at my end  I picked up an allergy from something can`t stop scratching , yuk
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That sounds a bit rough!! Hope you get better soon! :)

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Looking good. I like the shed with loco's suitably posed there. You're running like a steam train yourself:mutley.

Excellent stuff.

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Is painting track supposed to be relaxing?? Found myself dropping off after about 3' of track!!:thud



Also been practicing using some filler as an 'embedding'  material?



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Your hand is a steady one Ron, even when the rest of you is dropping off!

The embedded track is certainly well and truly so. Presumably, one could texture the margins of the track, or even set features into the surface. Will this be concrete? I'm wondering if suitable scale cobbles could be set in, as I've a goods yard to cobble and not sure about textured plastic sheet.

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Speaking of adding texture to the 'embedding' of ground surface, I chose the method of using an air drying clay to infill around my track then using a small wire brush, tapping the surface to produce a rough texture, almost ballast like.

See here : http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13081&forum_id=21&page=6#p234050

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This is the yard at Weybourne, I would like to copy it if I can hence the Polyfilla trial!

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Yes, I can see it all now Ron and the filler sounds like a good plan. I particularly like the look of grimy working yards with a miscellany of ground objects and tufts of grass showing through the coal dust.

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Hi Ron

it looks as if you are making rapid progress with your layout, well compared to me anyhow, I am still only half way along the station with mine.

Mind you I did waste a fair bit of time tracing a fault on my diamond crossing which worked perfectly one day and not a few days later, traced back to a broken wire in the sheath but all is now well. I hope your work continues to be trouble free and progress continues.

I'll leave you to all that thankless ballasting now, I usually do 10 minutes at the end of each modelling session and leave overnight to break the monotony.

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Hi Jim, not all plain sailing! Had to re-lay a corner using flexi track instead of set-track which all my loco's struggled with, OK now but a headache at the time!! Starting on the scenic side now and I like the idea of doing 10 minutes ballasting at the end of a day, good idea!!

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10 minutes a day, helps you work, rest and play!

Apparently, so good luck Jim and Ron and may the boredom fairy not alight at your abodes.

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Finally got the right bridge position and glued it down, sprayed it with matt varnish then realized I have not painted or ballasted the track underneath it!! Ah well, we live'n'learn! :):)

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I've got a drawer full of those T shirts Ron - I'll send one over. :thumbs

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A little scenic area done todayjust to check the colours etc..



http://youtu.be/7SM0EGxVxJg


Quite pleased with that!

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Looking very promising.

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Well my first bit of scenic work has started, looks like a chocolate block in the photo!!



Card, mod-roc and acrylic paint so far!
Little vid of DofG a
leaving Weybourne!
https://youtu.be/FZNyjm0DpMQ

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Like the video. Great to see something moving so soon. You must be very encouraged with this.

Excellent stuff and congratulations on the launching of " Ronvision "

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Thanks Tom, got a bit done this evening; grassed the top of the corner 'mound' and made a start on the bridge approach road.





Off to the Stamford Rail show on Saturday, hope to pick some scenic stuff up there!

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Hi Ron,

You've surely got the hang of the scenics. The mound looks good and blends into your back drop quite well.

Keep up the good work.

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I like the rock face Ron. :thumbs  What's the backscene ?

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It's a Gaugemaster back scene Peter, the 'rock face' will be covered with earth scatter on my next visit, it's only temporary! :)

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Thanks Ron - it seems a pity to cover that rock face with scatter - can't you just paint it shades of grey and leave it as rock ?  It's got some nice strata lines ...............:roll:

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Could do but there are very few rocky outcrops on the NNR in Norfolk, will check some photo's first though!!:hmm

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OK then, it stays! will touch it up with some light brown later!!

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Covering the rock face and a lot of the surrounding area in Gorse bushes shouts North Norfolk and the Weybourne and Sheringham area

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(That's what I think Andy!, need some bright yellow paint and a small brush!!)

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Today's update, control box and another hill up to the 'modroc' part!







Must get some brick paper from the Stamford Rail show tomorrow!!

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Secured 'down below' Ed :pathead

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Today I visited the Stamford rail show and besides some scatter and glue I also bought a pair on LNER Teaks!!



Also a bit of weathering on the goods shed!



And finished the bridge road!



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I noticed you seemed to be using the "card lattice" method for your hills Ron - how do you get on with it ?  I ask because I'm doing one on Maxmill but, IMHO, it doesn't come close to using chicken wire ...............:roll::roll:

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No problems Peter but I use a quick set/grab glue which means I can build it fairly quickly and it's ready to cover in less than half an hour. I use crumpled newspaper for support. never used chicken wire it looks a bit tough!!

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Hi Ron,

You are flying through it. Great progress. The scenics are looking really good. I also like the teaks. I have some of them as well but it could be a while before I get the chance to show them off.

It would be nice to see a wee video of them being hauled about ......... Not hinting or anything.:mutley

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I prefer polystyrene foam carved to shape then smeared with a fairly thick mix of polyfilla and an earth or green coloured emulsion applied with a palette knife followed by a dose of scatter before it dries.

Handy set of palette knives on Amazon

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For you Tom!

https://youtu.be/hbhanQghuZk

PS; Notice the 'notched' track near the end of the vid!

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Thanks Ron,
looks really good and sounds good as well The DMU sitting there looks the part as well. Thanks again for posting......running trains .....what a luxury.


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Not a lot of progress this weekend, more scenics and ballasting!





Station approach! (Sideways!)

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Thank you all very much! Still a long way to go but enjoying the ride!!

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Congratulations Ron, great photo and very well deserved.
keep up the good work.


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Progress report; getting on with the scenics, the retaining wall in the goods yard and I've bricked in the controller!
Also added a line which disappears into the yard, it is my programming track is now part of the layout!







https://youtu.be/db9ll60ZCi4

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Cracking progress Ron, the scenics are coming on a treat. I guess the disused line that has been seperated from the engine sheds is the programming track ?? I like the way it has been finished off, another part of the scenery put to good use.

Keep up the good and speedy work. :thumbs

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Cobalt DCD-ADS8FX arrived today, very impressed and got it working 3 points already from the controller!



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Only went to the shop for some scatter stuff!!



Can't have enough streaks!!



Gadwall at £95 with TTS, got to be a snip!!

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did exactly the same thing myself a couple of weeks ago,lovely loco and a good runner too,put a vid in my post  on the m n &stoo
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Any suggestions for 'hiding' this point motor please?



Couple of up to date photo's..





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Maybe just some gorse or ....... The remains of an old halt platform.

Must congratulate you on the scenics. Really fantastic work.

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Will give it some thought!!
Couple of short video's with the A4 at Weybourne!

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I can see why you like those A4s Ron. First clip is a wow, stand back in awe, while the second is simply fab and groovy. I adore the start-up and had no idea that sound could be so good.

It's a great adventure you're having there Ron, so keep those trains rolling!

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Very nice Ron. Are the sounds on function buttons or automatic with the trottle ?

Maybe I could use another "Streak" afterall ...................:roll::roll::roll:

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Thanks Bill, enjoyed filming them!!

Hi Peter, whistle and chime are button presses, the rest as set. Check out  the online manual at the Hornby website.
The streaks are my childhood memories as a young lad living next to the ECML!! :)

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Couple of jobs done today, mostly on the bridge!





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I think you'll be on shed number two by Christmas.:mutley

Great progress and equally great results. Enjoy your weekend away.

Out of curiosity, how much mod roc did it take to do these sections ?

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I've used 2 small packs to do this section and the one near the door. Warm water and a little salt and it sets solid in under 2 hours.

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Good to know as I will be using it for my hill side quarry scene at some stage. 2 hours is quicker than I thought. I intend to put some brown emulsion through the water before soaking the bandage in it.

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I hope to get a thick coat of acrylic 'brown umber' on before I hitch the caravan later!!:)
Off to Witney in Oxfordshire to see family but a visit to Howes model shop in Kidlington is on the cards for tomorrow!!:):)

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Back home now, got some bits from Howes model shop ,



Both were Dapol kits, the footbridge (which is too high I know!) was OK but the water tower kit was a nightmare!!
The tank base was twisted and 2 of the tank sides were warped, not sure I will buy any other Dapol kits after that!!
Anybody else had a problem??

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The Dapol kits are from the old Airfix range and donkey's years old.  They are certainly getting their money's worth out of the moulds but it must be costing a pretty penny in waste styrene with all that flash that has to be cleaned off ..............

I bought a couple of their brake van kits and I'm not too unhappy with them.  Far from perfect by today's standards but much cheaper than the RTR offerings which seem to have gone sky high for some reason.

I haven't bought any other Dapol (ex Airfix) kits so can't comment but the instructions do warn that they might not be the best kits on the market ..............

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the instructions do warn that they might not be the best kits on the market ..............

that is just a cop out,if they know the goods aren`t up to standard why don`t they put them right ?
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I suspect it's down to the cost Owen.

They bought the old moulds from Airfix - or their successors - and just continued selling the models.  The cost of producing new moulds would probably be more than the income the kits would generate today.  With the vast improvement in RTR models, their market must be well below what it was in Airfix days so I'd guess they take the view that, for those who want cheap kits, they serve a purpose.

Most of the kits from that era have disappeared from the market, presumably because of lack of demand in spite of the fact that many were far better than the Airfix range. 

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It's a nostalgia thing for old blokes like us that remember making the original Airfix kits :mutley

I bought two platform kits and in both some bits were a bit warped.

Just did a 'best fit' to get them together and then read (I think it was someone on here) that you can straighten the bent bits using hot water :thud


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I did the same with these Ed, bit of filler before painting. Certainly was a trip to the past!! :):)

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Quick video of A4 Gadwall at Weybourne.

https://youtu.be/H-krwYZnFZU

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Been sowing some grass tonight!







Still a lot to do, let alone the ballasting!!

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Hi Ron,

The grass is coming on a treat. Great photographs showing off your bridge. The ballast will be the icing on the cake. Really first class.

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Toto is dead right......that's a lovely shot of the bridge.....super job

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Thank you both, I'm really enjoying this part of the build :):)

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Hi Ron

Great to see you still making rapid progress and leaving me trailing in your wake.

Like you I love the scenic side of things and spend ages trying to get it just right, the corner under the bridge is looking good and I can imagine the trains appearing from under it.
But that brings me to the one thing I would have done differently - I hope you don't mind me saying it - but when the road slopes down from the bridge I would have had the strengthening columns upright but the brick panels either straight or following the slope. I just can't imagine a bricky building a support column at an angle. Just my thought as it stuck out to me.

Of course someone will pop up a picture and go here's one.

Anyway I am enjoying the journey so far so keep up the good work.

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I can see what you mean Jim but those 'balastrades' were part of a bridge extension which I butchered to make this slope.
I can live with it although I might hide them under some more foliage!!

Did a couple more tree's today, the first of many for Weybourne as it has woods all around it (in real life!)



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Ed wrote: Just did a 'best fit' to get them together and then read (I think it was someone on here) that you can straighten the bent bits using hot water :thud


Ed



I had to do the same with the water tank I used on my son's layout, Drop into boiled water for about 10-15 seconds then place out onto glass. That fixes them.

Ron,

The scenics are certainly coming on. It must be spring in your part of the world ! ;-) Looking very green. :thumbs

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Yes, Spring into early Summer!
Andy, I have ordered some Gorse bushes, I tried making some and they looked 'naff' :Red Card

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Altered the bridge parapet, looks better i think!



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Looking good Ron. I like the grey keystone / bearing at the bottom of the arch where the blue engineering brick stops. Nice wee detail.

Really good

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The bridge looks much better now Ron.

I hope my last comment didn't make you keep looking at it so much that it annoyed you to see it, I know occasionally when I have photographed something and see a glaring error that I had not seen before I just can't live with it and have to redo it.
I was looking through some old pictures yesterday and spotted a couple of things that I thought were wrong but have otherwise lived with for months.

Funnily enough it's mostly with the scenery as I don't seem to worry about the stock too much.


Keep up the good work as it's encouraging me to get all my station track laid this weekend.


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Nick of Much Murkle fame, has created some great bushes from using 'polyfibre' and scatter material.

See here : http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=4708&forum_id=21&page=9#p152215

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Thanks Gary, will have a good read later and I hope to go to Trains r us in Peterborough today so I'll draw up a shopping list!!

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Hi Ron just been watching Tony Robinson, (Baldrick) getting on a train at Weybourn to Sheringham on channel 4s walking through history.
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Yup, watched it too! :doublethumb


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Altered and relaid some of the fiddle yard this morning, need another 3' of track now!





Thank goodness for this gizmo, bought it yesterday!!



and a rarity here, a slow goods train!

https://youtu.be/PT1Nhurj7Gk

Off bird watching to Peterborough now!

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Off bird watching to Peterborough now!

Miniskirted or fevvered?:mutley

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Like the video. Running trains ........... You are a member of the elite.

I'll be interested in the results of the ballast layer. Mind the piccies. Have you decided on a colour yet ?

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I'm using medium grey but with a light spray of sleeper grime!

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You've captured the train sounds really well, Ron.  :thumbs

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G`day Ron,
This build is coming along quite nicely.

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Off bird watching to Peterborough now!

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Are you going to Nene Country Park (Ferrymeadows)?

I was there two weekends agon in the motorhome, out walking and rounded a corner to find two Heron sat there on fence posts, right made me jump as they just stood there completly still, wernt sure if they were real for a while until one of them moved its head.

:):):)

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Hi Andy, on the River Nene but 6 miles East of Ferry Meadows on the Nene Washes at Whittlesey. I know Ferry Meadows very well as I lived only a mile away for 18 years! Had a great day though, 12 Marsh Harriers, Bittern, Barn Owl, B T Godwits and a new bird for me, a Corncrake!!
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Gorse bushes have arrived, just placed a few about to see how they look. A lot more tree's to do yet though!!





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Also 'glossed' my A4 Gadwall!
https://youtu.be/O7se8o0LC4Q

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Added a platform signal box (Ratio) as per original and am checking out a small station building similar to the Weybourne.
Also 'glossed' my A4 Gadwall at the weekend, pleased with the results :)





Small vid of Gadwall

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New arrival at Weybourne (& I only went to the shop for some ballast!) A Bachmann LNER B1! It took me an hour to fit the decoder as after checking on another rail forum, it seems a piece of ballast has to be sawn off to make room for the decoder! It was and it fitted!!





Also on:  https://youtu.be/3t5Pk4ymP3Y

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Hi Ron

A nice smooth runner by the looks of things. A bit more committal than a bag of ballast though.:mutley

Great addition.

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Yes Tom! Today is station ballast day, laid the ballast last night and will fix it with ballast bond this morning. Going out to see 'San Andreas' in 3D later while it all sets!!



Ready to 'Bond' it later!

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A very neat job you've done. Really coming together

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Just made a static grass 'applicator' using a YouTube video and it seems to work OK! Ordered some static grass and looking forward to trying this out, looks good on other layouts so it's going on mine!!:):)

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I'll look forward to the grass going down. Some reasonable expanses of grass fill the baseboards quite quickly . Gary done a tutorial on making grass applicators as well but you're already ahead of the game.

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Quick video of the B1 in action at Weybourne!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjRGgsWvk6k

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Spot on Ron,

Shows it off nicely. Remembers me what it's all about.

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Are you going to remove the lower brick section from the signal box and have it sit flat on the platform, as per Weybourne ??

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No Gary, Rule 1 applies here! I've only based it on Weybourne not an exact copy but near enough for me! :):)

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A4 Wild Swan, streaking through Weybourne.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYDzx2H_7uE

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3 A4's Ed no A3/1/5's (yet!)
But really enjoying my new Bachmann B1, great loco!!

Photo for today, a DMU at rest!



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Today's efforts were to make the station more like the original. So, chopped the signal level to the platform and repainted (needs a bit more work!) and added a canopy to the main building and painted the valance in M&GNR colours.





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I like all of the above but the photo of your DMU is really spot on. Quite an atmospheric shot.

Good stuff.

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Just replaced a double 240v socket for one of these with 2 USB ports, handy for charging etc without using an adaptor!:)



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(Bit] warm in the shed today, now running a big fan!!)

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Bit more done today (in between a beer or two in the sunny garden!)
Started on the RH corner and a bit more ballasting which will set overnight!







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It's all coming on great Ron, I wish I could advance that quick.

I do like that first shot looking toward the bridge with the steep bank behind it. I look forward to the next update.


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great pictures. I like the one with the farm sheds. The previous post with the DMU is still the tops though. really great. Keep up the good work Sir.

 

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Great progress Ron, nice valance on the canopy.

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Just being nosey, what make is the level crossing?


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Hi Ed, It's a Ratio Occupation/Farm crossing gates (No. 509) :)

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Not seen one quite like that before.

Filed away for reference.

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First real problem has reared it's head today! I ballasted some track yesterday and left it overnight to set, I checked it today and after cleaning the rails and hoovering up any oddments I decided to test run a train. It stopped on the point and when I tried to change the points direction the motor moved OK but the point did not 'lock' in either direction. It appears some ballast must have entered the spring mechanism of the point. I have removed it (eventually!) and it looks bad (see photo) so off to the model shop tomorrow for a new point. I'm glad I did not do more scenic work in that area apart from a crossing.





Back to the learning curve again!

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These things happen Ron:cry:

I hate ballasting points for that reason......bitter experience has taught me to keep throwing the point throughout the drying period to prevent nasties happening

Ps I meant to post earlier to tell you. How much I liked the work you have done on the station:thumbs

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Hi Ron would it be possible to soak the point in warm water to soften the ballast and glue to save the point? then clean up round the point blades, leave it to dry then return it to the layout but before glueing down dribble a little light oil around the switch blades to stop glue getting into the works.  Hope this is of some help.
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Hi Pete, good idea but I picked up a new one today and have just fitted it! (Pictures later!) and the DoG is back from Hornby repair works!!
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New point fitted today but not ballasted yet!



and the 'Duke' is back!!



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Point ballasted and a dirty DC visitor to Weybourne!







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Hi Ron,

Did the dirty DC visitor come that way or is that a project of your own. It looks very well done. I note you are still teasing me with the DMU as well. Bad man.:lol:

Looking good

What is the latest with the class 08. Has Paul sorted you out with one in a livery of your choosing ?

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Yes the V2 was a project i did a long while ago! I'm waiting for an email from Paul re the 08. The new Heljan 06's look good!

Sorry about the DMU in the shot!! :):)

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Hi Ron,

The new Heljan 06's. Ain't seen them yet. I take it they're not released yet.
Your project is excellent, maybe another couple of shots........please.:lol:

I'll forgive you for the sneaky DMU shot:lol: but no more you understand !

I have a couple but they still require decoders yet. That's for later. I would like to see a remake of the class 101 bubble car. There is one at Hattons at the moment but the coffers are empty. I just ordered a class 14 in blue circle cement livery ( weathered ) and a class 16 BR green small yellow panels ( weathered ) they were £75.00 each but well detailed models and the usual standard Heljan bomb proofing:lol:

Keep us up to date with the 08.

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One of my favourite video's of NNR and 'The Lark Ascending' as a backing track.!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh1JliAYdtU

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A small update, new corner added to give the station access and some signalling done.







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it all looks great,you have come on leaps and bounds in a short time
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Thanks, but I came upon the first thing that I have been unable to do today! The wires on this colour light signal are so fine I could not get them into the required screw connector! I tried 6 or 7 seven times but old age and my eyesight beat me, oh well!!
A photo to show how fine they are!!



Live and learn!!

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yeah know the feeling well,try soldering a thicker wire on the end, should do the trick,
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Or strip the wire back a little more and double it over then tin it being generous with the solder.

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Will try both, tomorrow!!

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Decided to do some scenic work in the loco/goods yard...


Step 1, filler mixed with black acrylic paint.



Step 2, scatter earth/grass and coal plus infilling in the track on the left.



Step 3, hoover up the excess (will do that tomorrow!!)
Still lots of 'clutter' to add!!

Original loco yard.



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Are you using a static grass applicator ? I have a small one ( static grass applicator ) and I'm interested in how you feel it's performed.

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It's not working very well, going to dis-assemble it at the weekend and sort it!!

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Hi Ron,

What's the issue ? Maybe Gary can cast some enlightenment as I know he made his own and the results speak for themselves.

It's a scary one because you buy or make these things and then take the plunge. It's a messy affair if it doesn't work out but I must say, from what I can see the areas covered look ok.

Keep us in the picture as I am am sure that if there are any pitfalls, then at least 50% of us will hit them. Sorry if you are the guinea pig here.

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Just fixed it! Wire solder joint was broken. Tested it and seems to be working, I will check the grass in the morning! :):)

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The yard is looking brilliant Ron, really coming to life and getting better and better. Roll on the clutter.

Static grass applicators are so cheap and easy to make Toto, less than a tenner, so no contest really.

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Pictures of the loco yard and 'long' static grass..



Still to do the sleepers!


(Needs a haircut me thinks?)

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Hi Ron,

 

The loco yard is looking exceptionally good with the old disused line disappearing under a matt of foliage. A great little effect. Not to mention the very appropriate posing of your rolling stock. ( And I thought we had a deal on teasing with that DMU as well ).

the grass looks good if maybe as you suggest a little heavy but I think that's the way it needs to be done......... sow it long and cut it back a bit to the ideal length. ........ You've conquered it though.

 

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Update on Weybourne, just the farm area to finish.





But I keep playing (sorry operating!)

This is just for Toto: https://youtu.be/rgYK-GnbOZU

and finally, my B1 going to the shed!
https://youtu.be/apiKLJGUszc

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Hi Ron,

Great clips.cant wait to get my DMU strutting their stuff on Rosebuddy. Spurs me on. Not sure if mine has lights or not. I think they do. Could be a bit of night time operation.:mutley maybe some well placed platform lights as well.

Top drawer stuff. Thanks for showing.

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Hi Ron            Your D M U does really good good (Just out of Swindon or whichever workshop) with a new paint job.That puts me in a "Dilemma", with my new start do I risk making a "Right Mess of Weathering" of my new stock?? or do I leave them be?and have brand new clean looking trains running about,                 all the best   Kevin

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As it's a preserved line I've left it 'like new'! I have left my A4's and diesels the same  and weathered a couple of older, smaller models! One of the reasons for choosing a preserved line, that and shorter,mixed stock trains!! :)

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Congrats on 'Alan's Picture Of The Week', a well deserved spot to show case your talent. :doublethumb

I'm sure you'll be at the top of the header page again in the future. keep up the good work.

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Hi Ron,

Weybourne just keeps getting better and better and well deserves 'Alan's Picture Of The Week'. Very well done indeed.

Bill :) 

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New loco seen at Weybourne!!



Thought I ought to balance the rolling stock and I needed a small tank!
Bachmann 45XX with DCC  (only £62 s/h) runs very well and looks good I think?!



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PS also got a shunter's truck for the new 08!!




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Today's job was outside the shed, a new path! Not quite finished but now usable!!:)


(Keeping SWMBO happy!)

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The most IMPORTANT job Ron ...keep SWMBO happy :thumbs
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Weybourne now has a waiting room on Platform 2 as per real Weybourne.



Also got a Peco Loco-lift which I find a brilliant idea as I can store loco's not in use off the layout and when required just place the lift on the track and drive it onto the layout.



Took some video's of it in use as well!

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Bought another loco lift for the DoG then banned from the shed tonight!!
Out for my birthday meal and SWMBO is driving!!!

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Many happy returns. Enjoy your evening out. The shed will be there tomorrow.

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Made a few more tree's today, need to finish them off when the glue sets and my loco-lifts in use!







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Hi Ron

Belated congratulations on the header shot. Very well deserved........its a brilliant shot. :thumbs


You should probably get an additional award for the most progress on a new layout......you put us all to shame



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The main reason for the speed is because I have done very little astronomy this year, it's been the worst Spring/Summer I can remember for cloud and wind!! So I spent more time on the railway than I envisaged!!

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I agree, amazing progress and not at the expense of quality.

Excellent work.

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John Dew wrote:

You should probably get an additional award for the most progress on a new layout......you put us all to shame


Certainly does, well done Ron :thumbs


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Considering my shed is well insulated, I got home this afternoon to find it was 38.5'C inside!! Door open and big fan now on!! :pedal

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g0ibi wrote: Considering my shed is well insulated, I got home this afternoon to find it was 38.5'C inside!! Door open and big fan now on!! :pedal

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same reason I stayed out of mine today!!

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38.5*C ! You would be sweltering in that kind of weather.  Lucky for us in Sydney at the moment, we are experiencing cooler 5*C mornings and beautiful 16-18*C days. ;-)

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Interesting that temperature as I went into my shed yesterday and it was reading around 38C but mine is not insulated, I only have roller blinds at the windows to stop the greenhouse effect.

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Got a bit of a problem here!



Just added a distant light signal and got to thinking about how to cover/hide the hinges? I have covered the nearest one with a temporary building but what to do on the other side?? Left of the photo will be an overbridge then a scenebreak to the fiddle yard. Any suggestions? What about an old coach body??

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it`s very like a building as is so just paint the top grey and the walls brick or stone etc,worth a try ?
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Just a thought.... Any reason the signal box can't do a 180 , switch to the other side of the tracks and sit over the hinge? As I said, just as thought

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Any small building should do the trick, if you want it to be removable stick a piece of square plastic inside each corner projecting down a bit and make 4 holes in the baseboard to match, then you can "plug" it in and unplug it when folding. I've used this method to put buildings over point motors etc.

Covering baseboard joins I usually plant a hedge, wall or paving so that it overlaps the join, or use plastic "legs" to slot in the join when erected.

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I'm with Matt.

Then you'd see the signal box front on when operating.

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Turn it in to a raised grass mound and put a water tank of some sort on top...I take it the over bridge will turn and run the other way once over the tracks ? If its running towards the signal you could make it a banking with the road running over it before running down to track height ? Or turn the wood block into a building with the water tank on top

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Good idea's, but don't forget this is the bridge section across the doorway that moves up and down for entry into the shed!! :)





(Old photo from April)

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PS awayfor the weekend with the caravan to Witney in Oxfordshire (hopefully a day at Didcot!), just found out the A43 is closed all weekend for the British GP, where's that Sat-Nav!!

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Precisely the position to use plug in buildings. Although I said square "legs", round ones would also do the job, it's just that square are easier to fix plus the add to the rigidity of card buildings corners which is worth considering if the building has to be handled fairly often.

In the sort of location shown I'd be inclined to make a small plug in module that covers most of the join as well as the hinge blocks, building and a wall, hedge or path, or a house with a yard or garden, or industrial building with a yard or car park.

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Hi Ron,

why not make the scenic break over the hinged section ?? This could be a lift off bridge or perhaps some remnants piers/retaining walls and wing walls of an old former bridge.



The excuse for having another bridge (the real scenic break) is that the track has been realigned or the former bridge piers have steadily been  sinking...

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Some good ideas there and I think the lift off module is the way to go . fast and easy to lift out and drop in as and when you are going in and out the shed         Cheers.   Matt

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I have bought some Peco girder bridge sides from Howes Models in Kidlington, and will start the plans tomorrow. I will bring the bridge forward and use it to cover the hinges and be a lift off structure.



And a new wagon!



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I'll look forward to the photos

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See post 260 Tom ..

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When did you sneak the photo's in ?

What livery is the grampus wagon ?

The girder bridge is an ideal solution as well. A great work around.:thumbs

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Just a modern BR black Tom.





Increased Weybourne's population as well!!

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The little people have invaded Weybourne. Like the geezer with the pram looking over the bridge. Great little detail.

 

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Started on the bridge tonight:





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good idea Ron, looks the part and quick 'n' easy to remove. was that an extension of Garys bridge abutments suggestion ?


nice one

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Yes Matt, but I think I will add some angled abutments to follow the track instead of just square??

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  1. Basic structure is finished and left to set hard overnight..






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neat solution,should do the job well
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Hi Ron,

Are you going to fit the wing walls to the bridge ?  Something like this :



Ofcourse these wing walls would be on each side of the bridge. ;-) But that depends if the rest of the layout behind the bridge will be hidden or on show. The wing walls can be made from card/styrene as you have with the piers. The grassed area (embankment) could be as simple as a paper mache infill with grass flock over the top, to keep the weight down.

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No wings or embankments Gary, might overcrowd it all I think?
Anyway, basic shell now covered and set to try in, lots to do yet though!!



and!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTzLayyNr0E

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Hi Ron,

Nice little video. The bridge is looking good.:thumbs

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the bridge does the job,and the vid was ok you should be well pleased
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Finished the bridge tonight, really chuffed as this is the first ever scratch built model I have done!!







Any comments please?

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Looks really great Ron! Simple, but effective and good looking!

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And so you should be chuffed.........looks great and should easily give you the confidence to take on more. It has a nice clean, sharp finish about it. Now ........ Get it in place and get the Insitu photo's on the go:mutley

Well done Ron :thumbs

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Like this?







Thanks Tom!
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The second shot is the one. It looks right at home with the signal box.

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excellent job Ron , bit o' weathering and it will look like its always been there !  Grats on your first scratch build mate

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Scratch building ( or even heavily kit bashing) is good fun & tends to make swell with pride when an idea comes to fruition.
Nice bridge mate.

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Thanks all, I'll weather it a bit when I finish that area around the track and light signal.
Just downloaded a Norfolk farm house from Scalescenes, 32 pages including the instructions!! That might be a Winter build!!

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The bridge really looks the business Ron.Well done that man.:doublethumb:doublethumb:doublethumb

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We've all said what a great job scratch building the bridge Ron,  but I think we all missed something ?   Hinges and baseboard join ??   Where ?


   Job done :thumbs

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Inside the bridge parapets ........... dummy.:mutley

 

Ron, one question with regards to the positioning of your signal. Is it not a bit close to the bridge ? The driver would be right on it as he comes round the curve and out of the bridge. I know we're compressing scale but just wondered if it maybe could have either come back a bit or been positioned before the tunnel. ( not a criticism ...... it looks great .... just a query )

sometimes things look a bit different from the photo's and you don't get the real impact unless seeing it in the flesh. Keep up the good work though.

 

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The bridge looks good. I'll echo other replies on how good it feels when a plan and some card comes to fruition. Well done. :thumbs

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Matt, see post 256 which is a photo from the early baseboard build!
Tom, signal placed (& fixed!) before bridge idea!! its a distant R/Y signal so not too much of a problem?
Bridge now weathered and drying and the area around the signal has been grassed (and drying!)

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Lol its OK Tom and Ron I'm not going daft just yet ! I was just pointing out that the reason for the bridge in the first place WAS to hide the hinges and join


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Hi Ron,

I know nothing about signals myself so it really doesn't mean anything to me. It's all looking good anyway and I can't wait to see your weathering and landscaping additions.

You ain't hanging around that's for sure.

Cheers for now.

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Thanks Tom, slowing down a bit now I've got the main stuff done! Got that corner behind the bridge to do and the farmhouse etc at the other end to do.I downloaded a Scalescenes farm house but not sure if I can do it, looks difficult!!?
Hope you get your momentum/enthusiasm back this weekend and looking forward to the computer stuff getting wired up??

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I'm sure you'll manage the kit fine. Just take your time with it. The rest of what you've done to date would suggest that you'll manage it standing on your head.

I'll get back into things before long. The layout will run on DCC before the laptop is connected for RR & Co so you'll maybe have a wait for the computer control.Once the DCC is running on the lower level and everything is running smoothly, It'll be CCTV installation before installing the upper baseboards.

Once I get over this electrical stuff, things will speed up again.

Meanwhile, I have weybourne to keep me tuned.:mutley

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Weathered bridge and grassy area finished!

https://youtu.be/M2rUxErO59A







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Good stuff

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Just out of curiosity, what are you using for your photographs ?

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A Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ27 , just a small  digital camera I've had for nearly 5 years!!
Does the movies as well!

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Similar to mines, that's a Panasonic as well. Great for use in the shed with the zoom lens. They can get everywhere. It's actually SWMBO's but I've sort of claimed it.:mutley

I don't like taking the DSLR into the shed as it's liable to take a knock and it's not as flexible either.

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Nothing wrong with that signal Ron, you can see it shining on the abutment under the bridge in the video, so it must be visible from any approaching train :thumbs

Just wish you'd slow down a bit.

You only started on the bridge Monday and now it's built, in situ and you've already done the scenery around it. Makes me feel terribly guilty :oops:


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Still plenty to do Ed! I get home at 3.30pm so have a couple of hours before tea most days and after tea as well! Don't normally watch TV much before 9pm due to SWMBO's soaps!! (Although I'm watching the Ashes at 7pm nightly!) I hope I spur others on and not turn them off!!

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ah nothing like the soaps to get modelling done,Iwas told to go "play trains" every night at 7 pm on the dot, soon got stuff done at that rate :doublethumb
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Ah ha, that's where I'm going wrong.

Spending too much time listening to Test Match Special :mutley


(and then watching the highlights at 7:00pm)


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Radio in the shed for Cricket and I tape the 7pm Ch5 and watch it when SWMBO has gone to bed!!

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In my defence, the radio in the garage isn't digital so no BBC radio 5 live and it hasn't got Long Wave either.

Ooops, just lost another wicket.

But I have stuck the platform down during the lunch break :mutley


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Well! Went to the local model rail emporium in Grantham to get some more lichen to do a few more trees, when I went in he was showing someone the Hornby LNER J15 loco.
Needless to say I was well impressed, what a great model of a local loco on the North Norfolk railway so I bought one and an encoder.





and 2 video's !!

https://youtu.be/KNsZfOSZQd4
https://youtu.be/N5YSutENAFU

Well chuffed, what a model!!
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PS: J15 on the NNR:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ubQRN-EZVo

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Hi Ron,

It's a cracker. Runs very smoothly. That first video shows a good chunk of your layout and I did not realise just how much you have done. I knew you were horsing on but wow. It really is looking good.

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Thanks Tom, still a bit to do yet! How's your day going after the vet's visit?

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Sitting here with a coffee trying to get myself in the mood.:mutley

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The day is fast disappearing Tom, connect up a couple of wires and run a train or two. That should get you in the mood!!:):)

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Did you see the extra J15 video I added?

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Just watched it. Great video. Thought it was Weybourne:mutley

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Most of it was Tom!

Cleared the corner out and trying to decide what to put there??



Any suggestions??

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:hmm

A couple of photo's showing either side of the gap again would be good to get a better idea of space and what's in the immediate surroundings.

I know you have the bridge and the signal box at the right hand side but I'm trying to get a picture of whats at the other side again.

The corners are usually the ideal place for some kind of feature.

Got my 2.5 mm cable this afternoon so hitting the shed after tea to run it in for the second half of my track BUS and get the rest of the cables hooked up. I'll still get plenty done tonight.I'm warming to the idea now.

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Glad you're getting started, good luck!
Trackwork to the left of the photo is on post 164, page 9 if that helps?

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Firing up the BBQ now!
and well done the England cricket team!!

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You could always have a second bridge running off at the opposite angle / direction and a hillside / cutting in between the two in the corner. One bridge for motor vehicles and one with a double track on it.

It's quite a tight corner. Your fiddle yard is to the right so I don't know if you are trying to separate it scenically or not.

I'm sure other ideas will come in. Somebody wake Gary up:mutley

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That's the fiddle yard and a favourite photo of mine!!:):)

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Congratulations on the new loco Ron.........I had read a number of very favourable reviews and having seen your videos they would seem to be absolutely correct ........a stunning model in every respect.

Not sure which of your two videos I liked the most. I thought the opening shot of the shed scene was superb but in the first video I really like the way you followed the train and panned round the corner leading on to the back scene :thumbs



g0ibi wrote: Most of it was Tom!

Cleared the corner out and trying to decide what to put there??



Any suggestions??

Thanks
Ron

I think the world is your oyster........its a real green field site. As Tom says its a perfect place for a cameo scene. Brewery/Factory or Village and Pub and or Garage.......my bid would be some collection of card buildings Metcalfe or Scalescene

The only caveat would be to try and ensure it fits naturally into the scenery/backscene on either side rather than something that was plonked there to fill the space. One useful question to ask is how do these buildings or whatever relate to the railway......where they built before or after the line

Hope this helps.....although knowing the speed you work it probably already done by now!:lol:

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It wouldn't be a bad thing to visit Grandby. Loads of ideas there which you don't need to directly copy but I think that you will get a better idea as how to " blend " from one scene to another as John has managed this seamlessly on many occasions.

It's one of the most difficult parts of the scenics I think but can make or break a scene. The existing bridge looks fantastic in its own right but if you get the area round about it right it will bring another dimension to a great scratch build and also possibly enhance its sense of purpose. Right now without being critical it stands alone ( brilliantly but alone ).

You have the fiddle yard at one side and the signal box at the other side your fiddle yard may suggest something slightly urban and when you pass the bridge a more rural picture emerges. This will be interesting to see how this unfolds. If I think of anything .......... I'll be back. No worries though as it all looks great so far.

Thinking cap so for the right feature.

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I assume the piece of card or board is where you will have a scenic break  before the fiddle yard, I would be inclined to either take it across from the angle of the boards to the corner or rotate it anticlockwise to parallel with the front wall or rotate clockwise parallel with the side wall, may even work butted up to the bridge, then you won't need to worry about filling the corner with scenics.:roll:

In another scenario you could run a couple of short sidings into the corner to stable locos on with easy access to/from the fiddle yard. Taking that a bit further maybe a turntable and shed, although space looks a bit tight for a T/T and shed.

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Thanks Mike, had this idea; a road junction at the bridge, grassy slope to the track and some low relief buildings on the road?
What do you think??



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Sounds like a plan, where will you put the scenic break (if any) could always disguise the fiddle yard as carriage sidings or loops for allowing express to overtake goods or local passenger.

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Well, woke up early with lots of idea's spinning round in my head!
Plan now is:
NO scenic breaks either end and to incorporate the fiddle yard into carriage sidings/workshops etc.
Do some scenic work either end to 'blend' it in and perhaps add a point or two and a carriage shed?
Finish the farm at the far end and do a pub/garage scene at the other end (door/bridge).
Add signals etc...
What do you think??

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PS: Points and carriage shed ordered!

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Just read your post, but since then the thread has been extended...

One option is to model an old siding, which has been cut off the main line... Perhaps a factory or a dairy building in the corner.

This is just an idea as Toto prompted me... ;-)



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Good idea Gary, I'll put it in the melting pot!!

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I was just reading the posts on the previous page Ron and was about to say a hill with some sort of road to give the bridge a reason for being there, and you beat me to it.

Now Gary's posted a disused siding with some sort of building, I dunno :hmm


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All in the melting pot Ed, no decisions until i get the extra track laid in the week!

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I go with Gary on the corner. It's good to have the disused siding . Makes it look like there has been a previous life / history to it. However, your scenics are good as well.

Not much help there then.

You could even make the building derelict with a couple of old rusting dairy tankers in the siding. The ground showing where the points were in its previous life but now lifted.

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g0ibi wrote: Well, woke up early with lots of idea's spinning round in my head!
Plan now is:
NO scenic breaks either end and to incorporate the fiddle yard into carriage sidings/workshops etc.
Do some scenic work either end to 'blend' it in and perhaps add a point or two and a carriage shed?
Finish the farm at the far end and do a pub/garage scene at the other end (door/bridge).
Add signals etc...
What do you think??

Cheers
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PS: Points and carriage shed ordered!


Go for it! No need to eliminate scenic breaks entirely, maybe a double sided scenic break in the corner at the door/bridge end, that would go some way to giving the impression that it's not a roundy roundy. A lift off diorama so that the bridge becomes the start of a short tunnelled section? You suggested a road from the bridge along the wall, instead of a grassy slope down to the track cover the area to a second break (bridge or tunnel mouth?) at the near end of the fiddle yard and put houses with gardens fronting the road along the wall, or allotments, a playing field/recreation ground, factory, school, whatever will suit the general theme of the layout.

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Umm, not sure so I have done some woodwork to see what it's like?
Ballasting done on that bend as well!!



Plan for new trackwork, carriage shed at the far end.





Ballast has yet to be weathered..

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Quite a busy afternoon as it keeps raining!!



Ready for the Mod-Roc and some static grass!



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My...... you do crack on Ron..........I think the idea of a carriage shed is perfect for a preservation railway.....great idea:thumbs

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Thanks John, got the corner 'Mod Roc ed', good days work I think!?



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Certainly is. Good confident progress. Great to watch.

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A bit more work done today, points arrived as did the fuel depot.
Got the plaster painted and the points fixed, just need a couple of 3' lengths to finish and some droppers soldering!







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Keep steering the same course.

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More progress today, points added in fiddle yard with track and droppers and grassy bank started with static grass and earth scatter. (not yet fully dried!)







Just waiting for the carriage shed and 3 rail buffers then a bit of track painting!!

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Considering what you started with Ron, that is an impressive looking bit of banking!


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Thanks Barney!
Next move I have in mind is to 'butcher' a Superquick Hotel model into a triangular shape and put it in the corner??



Cut to this base shape?



To fit in this corner?



Good idea??
Any other suggestions please?

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If that is the main road in front of the pub it doesn't look to me like there will be enough room, especially with it at an angle? Can you put the triangle base into the corner so we can see the size? I'm thinking a very thin low relief might be better?
I too like the idea of the scenic carriage yard/shed.
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Can do Marty,






How's that Marty? The Hotel model is 200mm wide at the front and 85mm wide?

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I think the corner hotel is a good one Ron , bit of a wall at the edge of the Banking , gateway leading in, bit of a parking area..you often see a hotel stood on its own like that. you could even do a low relief high stone wall coming off the two sides, against the back scene, with an arch through showing a bit of garden scene...to hint at gardens behind the hotel ?

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Of course Ron.    I see great things going on in your shed.              :shock:                      :mutley:mutley:mutley



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If you change the angle of the triangle so that the left side is longer than the right it would fit into the corner better.

So lengthen the left side and shorten the right, and then maybe follow Matt's suggestion regarding the high walling.

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Sfunny Andy, the exact same thought was going through my mind   :thumbs

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There you go Ron, you now have a plan, we expect to see the finished photos tomorrow :-)

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Too hot in the shed today and I have not even got the Hotel model yet!! ha ha, know I'm quick but not that quick!!:):)

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I'm with the lads, oblique rather than 45 will present a better angle (see what I did there, sheesh). Crack on.
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OK, oblique it is then (Got to put my thinking head on for that! :hmm) Thanks all :):)

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g0ibi wrote: Too hot in the shed today and I have not even got the Hotel model yet!! ha ha, know I'm quick but not that quick!!:):)

Cheers Ron
Sorry I thought you were "superquick"   :pedal:pedal(yeah I know)
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No ideas or suggestions I'm afraid, be interested to see how you go about it though.


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Ordered the Superquick Hotel so sort that out when it arrives!
Bit more work tonight, partially built the carriage shed and decided to move the signal box from the bridge unit to the fiddle yard as I'm now adding some scenery there!!





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I thought that the signal box looked the doggies doo da's where it was. I suppose the signalman will get a view of more action where you are moving it to right enough.

Looking good

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Yes, a better place for the signal box.
I take it you'll build another signal box for the station side?
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There is a platform box there already Marty :)




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So there is... sorted.

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Change of signals!



https://youtu.be/Jk8DZBiQ7jU

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[nitpick] Shouldn't the DMU tail lights be red?[/nitpick]:roll::lol:

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They are, looks  like the front lights due to sunlight!!

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Couldn't tell you, I'm only getting sound. But the lights sound good to me :mutley

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Well done a bit today but 2 problems reared up!
1. My Zimo sound Class 08 just stopped and caused a layout short and still is!!
2. After wiring up a Seep point motor to the DCC system, I found the motor doesn't work even directly of AC!!

Got a couple of trees made and started my timetables!

Probably did less than Tom today!!

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Got a new chair though!!

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That'll be a first Ron. You are normally in overdrive.:mutley

Hope you get these issues sorted out. Where did you pick up the 08 ?

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Digitrains in Lincoln, one of Paul Chetter's.. I was in there yesterday and said how well it was running!! (Fatal mistake!!)

Will return iy when I can to see what's wrong!

Sounds as is you had a good day?

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I'm sure that Paul will get you sorted out. It's a shame because the 08's sound great and expensive as well.

I've had a great day thanks. Finally got to where I needed to be. It's now time for the points to get sorted out and a bit track cleaning and loco programming. The points will be a tester but will be the icing on the cake to enable me to access all area's of the layout.

Keep us up to date with how the shunter works out.

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Will do!
Glad you've had a productive day and feeling better!
Ordering a sweatshirt tomorrow for Warley, think it might be a bit cool for a T shirt!

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Been busy Hotel building tonight! Luckily the Superquick Hotel has a double roof so it was easy to just build the front half as a low relief building!

Original..



My version, but is it better on the RHS wall or against the back wall??









Decisions, decisions!! Of course it is not fully finished and there are other bits'n'pieces needed to complete the scene.

Comments welcomed?

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I thought you were going to cut it to fit into the corner at an angle.

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Back wall for me, Ron.

Enjoyed the vid.  :thumbs

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I knew everybody would say that!! I am not that good a modeller and when I got the card model it was so obvious that I could manage to cut it in half without too much difficulty!! (It's my age you know!!)

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I don't think you give yourself enough credit. I think you would have breezed it. Leave the lean too bit off and cut each end at 45 degrees job done.

However, you know what you are comfortable with and it still looks good anyway Ron. Iooking forward to what you are going to do around about it.

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Sorry guys, 2 photo's Back or Right just to check?
I can't decide!


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Sorry to be a PITA but want to get it right!!
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I was just looking at the first lot of pictures when you posted Ron.

First picture looking up the embankment somehow looks 'right' to me, so B.

Space is tight though, maybe take the extension off the side to reduce the width of the building to give a bit more room around it?


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That too is my concern, if you put it on the wall labelled B will you have enough space in front allow for passing traffic?

It didn't look to me to allow enough for cars so my preferred "back", just to confuse matters, is your R wall.

Of course, the Tarmac may just be the beer garden with the placement of a few potted plants, table, etc in which case, either will be fine.

Just my thoughts. Rule one Ron.

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If your not going to corner it then B as it looks like the road ENDS at the hotel..R looks like the road is passing so you have to keep the front of hotel clear and make the road go somewhere... B ...you can wall the front and make it a beer garden etc as mentioned

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Agreed, I'll model a garden and a car park in front of the hotel..
2 new signals added today (both DCC controlled).





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Very good Ron. How were they wired then ? Not sure how you have set up your system for DCC accessories.

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The Train Tec light signals have 2 wires straight to the DCC  bus, select an address number (I link it with a point) join the contacts at the signal base to program them. The Ratio semiphore's need a Train Tec signal board, all the wires are joined to this (upto 2 signals) then select an address number (could also be a point address) and program using a switch on the board.
If I can do it anyone can!!

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Your layout is growing from strength to strength. Never a dull moment happening as you always have something on the go. It is a credit to you for what you have achieved in such a short time. Well done and carry on. :thumbs

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I am enjoying watching the build of Weybourne as much as you are building it ! Looking foward to the next installment.

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Video of J15 passing the new Railway Hotel at Weybourne.

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Not a lot done today, got my eye's tested and some new glasses ordered (might be able to see what I'm soldering now!)
Two small tree's and some fencing added.



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The whole scene is starting to fill out now. Really nice.

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Well, big change in DCC control! After serching the signalling question I had I found route setting was the way to go, Digitrax seem to want all bits and pieces to get that to work so I took the bold step of buying a DCC02 Prodigy Advance 2 starter package!! Off to read the manual on line now and see what changes (if any?) I need to make.
Guess they'll be a Digitrax Zephyr controller for sale soon!!

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Bold indeedy,

That came out of nowhere. what was the issue exactly. Is it the ability to be able to control your signals from the handset or were there other motives as well ?

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Hi Tom, I set the signals to operate on the same address's as the points they controlled but, I found that running loco's (or trains) the reverse way the signals were set wrong. So it was either give the signal's their own address or find some way of setting routes!? i didn't fancy setting points and signal address's before each train movement so looked to see what was available to set routes and be upgradable for the future. Digitrax seemed to want extra's adding to do the job but the Prodigy had them already at a 'reasonable' cost. I had to hunt one down though, they're like hen's teeth to get hold of!!

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PS Could keep the Digitrax for a future plank project!!:hmm

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Hi Ron,

At least you managed to find one. that's the main thing. I'm surprised you did not look at going down the NCE route as I'm sure the power cab can do all that malarkey as well and it costs £ 150 or there abouts. Anyway, you've got your first choice so good luck getting to know it and get the demo of the points and signals changing etc.

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Just had to email DC Concepts about my ADS-8fx Solenoid Accessory Decoder, I have 5 points (2 doubles!) working fine but the other 3 outputs are not working!! A couple of members on the RM Forum have had the same problem, anybody here had a problem?
Anyway sent an email so I'll see what they say!!
I've now given my signals all separate address's so I've got to get use to operating with them afresh!!

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Is it one of their own brands ....... Just curious ?

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Yes Tom it is! :twisted:

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If the others suffer from the exact same issue, maybe it's just been a faulty batch. They seem a decent company so I'm sure they'll sort it out.

Annoying none the less when you are trying to press on.

Let us know what they come back with Ron. ......... Get the Sweat shirt on ....... Then they'll know who they're courting.:mutley

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Will do, the Class 08 went back to Digitrains yesterday so waiting to find out what's wrong there! Only had it a month!!

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Re assigns signal address's this afternoon and a bit of operation!







My new controller should be here Monday or Tuesday, I think that will keep me busy for a few days!!

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Can't get your videos I'm afraid. As soon as I hit the button they disappear and only get sound.

Good news with the controller. You'll be looking forward to that I'll bet.

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Hi Alan,

Some of the videos I am able to get but not the latest versions. It's no big deal As long as it's works for the majority. It may be that it's because I'm working of an IPad or something but I'm sure that's been ok in the past.
Teething problems. :mutley

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Try this way Tom,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVTAsZvKuVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74WUzHotOKo

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Cheers,

Works first time every time. Great videos.

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It's a great loco Ed, love driving it!:lol::lol:

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Well Prodigy Advance 2 has arrived, set it up and tried all the locos, points and signals with no problems, happy bunny!!
It's going to take a while to get used too but looking forward to using it!



Only problem I have is where to locate the master unit, may need to build a shelf??



Also got an email from Cobalt about the decoder problem, they want a date and a photo which I'll do tonight..

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Shelf built under the layout.



But leaves me with some extra space for scenics now!!



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Great area to store the screw drivers, pliers, batteries, track rubber and all those other miscellaneous bits and bobs that appear in the last pic ... ;-);-)

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I had an email back from DC Concepts re; the decoder problem, (only 5 out of 8 that work!):

"Hi Ron,Thank you for the pictures. I think what has happened here is that a small short occurred when you were putting the wires in the last terminals. I can Understand there being one channel not working for fault with a component but 3 channels down is something that we have only seen when something brushes or bridges across the terminals which could have been at the time you installed the wires in the 3 channels or even when you did your initial install and it has only been discovered now. When moving the wires around power needs to be disconnected from the unit and the channels discharged so there is no charge left in the Caps. I'm not say these causing were intentional but understand they would have been accidental if this is indeed the cause for these channels not to be working. I can not classify this as a warranty issue but talk with Hattons.At this point I do not think there is any way of restoring the unit unless we see it first hand.
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After wiring up those 5 (7 points) I'm reluctant to strip it all down, so in the light of this email I may well just get a 4 point decoder to finish the electrics off.

Any comments welcome...

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Just looked at the thread on 'the other' forum Ron.

Bit odd that three people appear to have the same problem and you all managed to accidentally short out three channels during installation.

My view is send it back, or at least contact the retailer.


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A bit of gratuitous (and too late), advice Ron.  :lol:

Never contact the manufacturer or the shop and give them more information, other than "It doesn't work".

The best way to deal with it is to play dumb (easy for me), and just say "It doesn't work."

"I just took it out of the box and plugged it in - and it doesn't work."

FYI, I have heard of these having multiple dead channels right out of the box.

Leave it a couple of weeks and take it back, after having practiced a dumb expression in front of a mirror.  :lol:

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On a good note, a big thanks to Jeremy at Digitrains!
He rang me this morning to say my Bachmann Class 08 Zimo was repaired and ready to pick up from the shop at no cost! The decoder had blown and caused a short circuit, he has replaced all the components and checked it runs OK!
A big thank you to him and Digitrains for excellent service!!:pathead

Still thinking about the DCConcepts decoder, if I return it the layout is unusable and I would sooner buy another 4 way decoder to finish the layout.

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She's back!! All fixed up and as good as new! Thanks Digitrains!




Also ordered a Bachmann 4MT from Hatton's as it seems the most used loco on the NNR!

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Taking up her rightful position again.good news Ron.:thumbs now ....... Did I you say that you were going to let us hear that sound again ........... Just to make sure.:mutley

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Just a quick video pf the Class 08 shunting. (For Tom!)

https://youtu.be/UVG88fo_MEA

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Thank you kind Sir. She is a very smooth runner by the looks of things and it's nice to see a good rake of weathered wagons. I'm sure I have an 08 that has been chipped somewhere. I'll need to look it out and get it into my " programming schedule " ;-)

I will reciprocate the videos Ron ...... At some point but for now I'm trying to get my points sorted out. It will make any video so much more worthwhile if I can show something on a good run ........ Maybe even with a rake if wagons . Oooooooo:mutley

Thanks for the video.

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Fiddle yard will now be called 'Sheringham Yard' in keeping with the local area and the job it does. I have painted all the track and the coach shed, applied some static grass and bushes at one end so far! It's now 'beer time' while everything dries and is ready to hoover, photo's to follow!

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Quick photo:


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Finished the corner off, still got the hotel wall and details to do though!



Also got my 'loco's in waiting'!!



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Fantastic. The first shot of the sidings is terrific. You have this scenic malarkey off to a T.

These loco's are sitting there like greyhounds ready to spring from a trap.:mutley

A great result.

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Thanks all, well I've just spent the last hour chipping a Bachmann 4MT and it has been the hardest of any loco I have ever done!
After finally parting the boiler and the mainframe/motor I then had to remove the weight in the boiler to get the weight out and the encoder in and finally found if I removed the smoke box door I could just manage to get the Digitrax encoder in (but not the stay-alive!). Good job the smoke box door was just a press fit!! But it's back together again, programmed and running well, what a job!! managed to lose the whistle off the boiler top and cannot find it any where!!

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I used N gauge DN136D decoders in everything I've hard wired Ron, purely due to available space.

Never even considered stay-alive.

Bet the whistle will turn up when your not looking for it.


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Hope so Ed or it's of to Peter's Spares!! :mutley:mutley

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Here's the new loco, a Bachmann 4MT. It has not been altered apart from the decoder addition. (See previous post!)



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Need a video surely:mutley

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Did try but the camera battery was flat!! On charge now!:):)

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4MT in the station at Weybourne.

This made me chuckle when I saw it, spot the mistake!

https://youtu.be/c6f66tgHcLs

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I may be wrong but it looks as if that chap on the platform has been taking a leak or exposing himself. Maybe a station shunky would have been a better place to pose him.:mutley Still a good photo though.

 

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I think he's holding a radio?? (hope so!!) :mutley


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well at least you know where the track cleaner is,,, liked the vid
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:mutley  Been there......done that.   At least the signal prevented a problem

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Finally got my Pendon barn delivered to home after 2 failed attempts by Parcelforce to deliver it to my workplace!!





Also added some signal cabintes and ground signals!



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More great photo's. I like the cabinets. Great little details that make the scene.

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another enjoyable clip there. All looks good.

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NO Max, just around the bottom to bed it in! It is a copy of a barn at the Pendon Railway museum in Oxfordshire, made by Bachmann. Here is a photo I took of the original:



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A bit of operating tonight for a change! (or playing trains as SWMBO says!)

https://youtu.be/Erxpi5hhb3U

or





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You like them A4's ....... That DMU is looking a bit lame. Maybe it needs a run. :mutley

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It had a run tonight, debating whether to invest in a Zimo sound encoder for it (DMU) at the moment, a job for Digitrains I think!
Hope your lad gets his promotion by the way!!

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Hi Ron,

I can only help and encourage. He is good at his job but written English is not his strongest point. A little guidance to help get it down on paper so it flows a bit. He knows what he is about otherwise. He appears to be well thought of at work and is a grafter.

Sound for the DMU. I'd like to hear that. I've got the TTS 37 sound which is ok for what it is and the 66. I would like an 08 and a 25 but a DMU could be added to the list if I like what I hear. My DMU's should be a regular feature on the R & GLR although I intend to have them automated to a point. Sound on at least one ( maybe two ) would be good.

Generally I've held back on splashing the cash on sound as other things have taken precedence. Especially with the arrival of Breadalbane. That meant more rolling stock due to it being modern image so that kicked the sound into touch a bit.

I'll see what the coffers are like when I hit Warley but I have a pre determined shopping list if the releases that I want are available. We'll see. The 08 is top of the list though. That decision was made as soon as I heard PeterMacs.

I'm mighty close to having the whole layout at my disposal for running sessions so I'll take my turn of entertaining with the videos once I get going.;-)

Meanwhile ......... Get that DMU back in action.:mutley

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Just a bit of work on the 4MT tonight, fresh coal load, painted the copper piping and pipes added etc..



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Back from astro camp, I now have 200+ photo's to stack, process and play with in Photoshop! (should keep me quiet for a while!)
Visited Cleethorpes on Friday, they have a 2 mile 2' gauge steam railway along the the front, I'll put some photo's and vids up in the proper place later..

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I've been on plenty of camps in my life but never an Astro camp! How many people attended?

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Hi Marty, this was our local group meet, about 20 of us but next month I'm going to one in Norfolk (next to Weybourne station!) where about 800 turn up for 4 days of sky watching, it's really dark there and some come from France, Germany and beyond!
Looking forward to it already, will post some photo's during the week..

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Part of the North America nebula, I photographed last Saturday night from the star camp near Mablethorpe. This is 8x7 min exposures, stacked and processed in Photoshop. The two previous nights were cloudy!! We saw quite a few meterorites during the night and a great clear, dark sky!!

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Just tried a bit of running and it seems I have a dead section of track trough the station! I need to investigate and sort it or not much will be moving!!

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This could be the culprit i think!!


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looks like a little soldering job should put that right??
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Your absolutely right!!



Sorted!

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I'd have put a piece of wire along the outside of that break, makes it easier to build up the solder to level with the top of the track, as is it could be a derailment waiting to happen.

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Agreed Mike but I still wanted the 'clickerty clack'! :):)

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That's easy, just make a quick pass with a slitting disc to just notch the rail surface without compromising electrical continuity

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That's what I did here Mike, just a bit too deep but not sure why it went through completely as I did it month's ago?

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Ron you did not go right through the rail,I could see it had snapped at the bottom hence the solder job,I also like clickety clack:roll:
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Ron tell the Mrs to stop slamming the shed door when you ask for more tea...Its cracking yer rails  :mutley



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Ha ha Matt, will do (I should be so lucky!!) :lol::lol:

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No railways tonight, it's a clear sky here so the obsy is open and the scope ready!!

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Bit annoyed!! Wanted the USB lead to connect the Prodigy controller to the PC, £50 !!! What a rip off, I thought astro gear and leads were expensive but that is robbery  (I think!)

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A USB at one side, what's at the other ?

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An RJ11 with something attached ?

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=DCC55

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Off shopping to Meadowhall in Sheffield with SWMBO'd (Wish me luck!)

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Not a lot of bang for your buck. I wonder if there is a third party equivalent ?. Seems a bit steep. Never mind once SWMBO has finished the shopping there will be no cash left anyway. Sort of takes away the problem.:mutley

I'd hang fire in case anyone else knows of a work around.

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The LocoBuffer-USB to connect my laptop to the Zephyr was about the same price Ron.

I may be wrong, but I think you will only be able to run the Gaugemaster software with the Prodigy.


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A couple of photo's to keep you upto date:



and a real streak!






Working on timetables at the moment and get into finishing the scenery once the Summer is finished I think!
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Home from Witney, very and soggy and so is the caravan and awning!!
Be on later to catch up when we've unpacked!!

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Visited Bourton-on-the-Water model railway on Saturday, full of kids and it seemed a bit 'toy train'-ish although some of the stuff was good. Stopped in the shop and bought a couple of wagons and some more Kadee couplings. (still on trial!)





Also had to buy a camera as the lens mechanism failed on my Panasonic! Got a Canon IXUS which I'm still learning to use!

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Some nice editions Ron. Shame about the camera packing in. The Ixus gets a good write up though. You'll enjoy that once you have mastered the basic controls and menu's.

Happy snapping.

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I've decided not to go down the Kadee route on Weybourne, much too time consuming, lining it all up and a bit of a fiddle!
So staying with normal coupling and my home made decoupler for now. may try them on the envisaged plank at some stage though as the magnets work well!!

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At least you tried Ron. It's not for everyone.

I'll be trying them myself and the plank will make the ideal testing ground as I will only need half a dozen wagons or so..

Once I've decided what ones to use, I'll check the back to back a gauge on them as well. ....... That'll be two firsts :mutley

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Seems important to get the Kadee's at exactly the same height, they do a check gauge i believe?

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They do, and from what the lads say it is an absolute must when setting the coupler height on the rolling stock.

I think it all comes down to you preferred method of running your railway. If shunting is your thing, and hidden uncoupling points, then Kadees are very popular.

But rule 1 applies. You can always go back and retrofit them once everything else is done should you wish.

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g0ibi wrote: Seems important to get the Kadee's at exactly the same height, they do a check gauge i believe?

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  from the website http://www.kadee.com/htmbord/page206.htm

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That's the gadget! I'll think about retro fitting maybe, at the moment it's all in a plastic container so it doesn't get lost!:):)

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... AND what else is found along the way.:mutley

Yes, you are right Matt. Entertaining at the very least, not fast though.

Sorry Ron... Your thread!

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An operating day today, mostly goods traffic and trying the Pannier out.



A busy shed!



Waiting for the green light!

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Ahhhhhh ........ Sounds like a work in progress.:mutley

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Finally got a coal loader!! From a toy stall at the Classic Jaguar show locally!!



Need to build a small ramp and coal bunker now!
And a holiday maker's VW!



And for Tom:
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57XX into the sunshine

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Well done with the coal loader Ron. All things come to those who wait, so well done. Oh and and the Jags look terrific as well!

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Nice smooth motion. Looks every bit the part.

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Started the coal loading area, still a bit to do but it's a start!



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Preserved railway don't forget!! :)

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I just can't believe how much you've done on this fabulous layout Ron! It's taken me three years to think about screwing my baseboards together!

Well done and thanks for the inspiration.

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I can se that you took advantage of the 'free' Sydney Gardens retaining wall from Model Rail Magazine/Scalescenes... :thumbs The very clean looking New Holland front end loader needs a nice dirty wash of black over it.. ;-);-) Layout is looking good and your collection of locos has grown considerably since you started the build. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Gary, yes a bit of 'dirtying' to do!! I need to put a wall to the side and some sort of 'office'. They'll be the next jobs when I get back from a long weekends star gazing in Norfolk. (Next to the real Weybourne station!)

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Off now till Sunday, going to a large stargazing camp (700+ astronomers!) It's right next to Weybourne station so Saturday we'll be on the train, B1 'Mayflower' I think! Plenty of photo's and a trip to the beach thrown in!

See you all Sunday pm

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g0ibi wrote: a trip to the beach thrown in!



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Wrap up warm :mutley


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700+ 😳 do you have to jostle for position or is it a Le Mans start!!!

Enjoy...


Oh.... And get us a couple of cool pics please?


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There is a model shop on the main street in Sheringham (although catching it open is not easy), also at Holt there is a model railway at the station

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Never mind ........ The brandy is just as good regardless.

Home on Saturday.

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Just home, had a great time and an unbelievable day at Weybourne station!
Photo's and waffle to follow!:)

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An "unbelievable" day at the station? I can feel a story coming on....

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Marty, see 'Visit to the Poppy Line' thread all about the day out at Weybourne :)

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Oh... Nice work. Good on the station master for the guided tour.

People can be really nice.

When I told the manager at the Felin Fach milk factory that I was going to come half way around the globe to see his factory, he, and his people were most accommodating.

The fact that he forgot I was coming didn't matter as his office staff were all organised.


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Something I bought at Weybourne!



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Very nice, glad to see you've got the priorities right ........ A good brew. Matt will be proud of you.

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Like it :).
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Bit of work done today, finished a small wall on the edge of the bridge section. Nothing has fell odd yet, hopefully nothing will now!!





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Is the wall card Ron, or something a bit more substantial.


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No it's a resin made wall Ed in 3" lengths I've joined together and 'touched up' so now disappearing trains I hope! :):)

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My way of doing walls with no joins is to use plastic angle or plastic lipping, (like angle but more like an "L" with a very short base) 12mm gives a 6' wall in N gauge)   comes in 8' lengths from DIY stores, cover it with downloaded brick or stone paper printed onto A4 labels; for smaller sizes of angle, Plastruct do a good range of angle also other sections and tubes

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Small "V" cut out of the vertical bit so I could have an incline, 


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That's a good idea Mike, never thought of that! :)

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If you need a longer/stronger bridge you could always use aluminium angle instead of plastic, for example a lightweight lift out/hinged across the doorway location

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Couple of photo's from this afternoon;



Loading A4 with coal..



"Off that wall!"

https://youtu.be/B7zn2c7eef4



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Station lamps all done put not fixed down yet.



Still plenty to do!

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Bit of operating tonight, an LNER night with J15,N2,C11 and an A4 of course! Nice and relaxing although I kept looking at all the work yet to do!! :)

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No rush Ron, I reckon you've got the right idea. A running session where you do nothing but enjoy the fruits of your labours. A bit of thinking maybe, but that's all.

I may haul out my A4's for programming onto the JMRI roster when I programme up my recently chipped DMU's as it's been ages since I went anywhere near a steamie. They are nice to watch.

The commonwealth of Australia which is in Garter Blue from memory. I like the Garter Blue A4's. With silver lettering depicting the LNER.

Some good playing ahead I think.

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Next area to plan and work on is this end, hoped to do a farming type scene?



And a busy shed around the corner!



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Had to do a double take there, yon bloke in blue looked like he's playing the violin.

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More Brownie points earnt! Flat-pack wardrobe up and fitted and old fish tank taken to the tip! Must be worth some shed time I think!!

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New field laid and a couple of photo's and a video.

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I need to sort some fencing out to stop the horses escaping!!

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Your scenics are coming on a treat as well. I take it that is scatter materials that you have used there.

They look very convincing.

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Great to see the photo's. It shows just how far you've come on in such a short space of time. Tackled everything head on. Excellent stuff.

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I have been ballasting the yard with a cinder mix, quite pleased with it!



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What's the latest project on the bench then. You've had your feet up for far too long now.:mutley

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Hi Tom, I keep going out there to do stuff and end up playing (I mean operating!) :):)
Plenty of scenics to do and a few points to get connected but I love messing about with the timetable!! :):)
Peterborough show this weekend so may get a few bits :roll: and I've started the Inglenook plank as well!

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Hey ...... You crafty so and so. You kept that quiet. I knew you were thinking about it but didn't realise that it was under way.

Come on then ....... Spill the beans ..... Details followed by new thread and pictures of progress ....... However minimal.

Love a new layout :lol:

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Hi Tom, already started a thread when I was thinking of starting the plank,
link is here:  http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13750&forum_id=6#p247625

I have got the trackwork ready and at the moment I'm sticking the cork underlay down and getting some PL11 point motors from the Peterborough show tomorrow.

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Played with my Canon DSLR this afternoon...



J15 resting!



45xx ready to leave Sheringham yard..

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Done a bit more around the goods shed tonight, not sure if I've overdone it or not??







What do you think??  OK?

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Track level shot particularly good!

Yard lights, telegraph poles, lineside fences, more stuff in the yard... rails, sleepers, spare signal and point rodding/wire... don't stop now... coming along nicely.

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Hi Ron,

Looking very good indeedy. I like what you have done with the ground cover materials in particular. If mines turns out half as good I'll be delighted. :thumbs excellent result.

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Marty wrote: :thumbs:thumbs

Track level shot particularly good!


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I'll second that :thumbs


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Thanks all, plenty of extra stuff to do yet!!



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Hello Ron, like what you've done with the ground cover and that track and ballasting is brilliant. Keep the photo's of your progress coming. I for one enjoy seeing shots of your layout!

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Hi Ron, are you happy with it? rule 1 mate!! looks good to me :thumbs.


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looiks ok round the back,but are you doing anything out front ? like goods ,parcels and palets of stuff, just a thought
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As I said earlier Ron excellent stuff , I hope your loads of stuff won't over do it. The elements that you have shown are what I would call " mature " in as much as I think ( opinion of course) that you have struck a great balance with what you've done. Add to much and it could go to overkill.

I'm talking purely with reference to the extent of the ground cover. It's bang on. Hope you don't mind me saying. Maybe a bit rich coming from someone who hasn't even attempted it yet.

I'm particularly interested in any thread that is at the ground cover stages at the moment as it's something that is high on my priorities. One of my fears is that I'll over do it. I think what you have produced is exactly how I'd like to replicate mine.

Keep up the good work Sir.

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Owen, won't be too much as regards goods stuff as it's a preserved railway not a 'working' railway. When I last visited Weybourne in September there was very little in the way of goods, some wagons had fixed loads and a couple of containers were in the yard but that was all. I know Rule 1 applies so I will add some pallets, boxes etc and vehicles when I get to the 'front'..:)
Thanks Tom for your comments, I'm sure you'll do a great job!!:)

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Hiya Ron. Even on preserved lines they display everyday working stuff that used to be in regular use, At Didcot they had a porters trolly parked full of luggage outside one of the buildings and at Bonness they had stuff on the platforms and even a loaded luggage van etc on display in the musium bit. It's party of the preservation projects to show how life used to be. I'll hopefully be doing similar things on my stations once I get going 



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Platform luggage etc now on both platforms.I also noted the platform stuff at Didcot and at Sheringham station on the NNR.





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This is the last big area to do, I plan to do a farming area, barn, farmhouse, outbuildings etc. It's just a matter of what goes where and land contours (if any), suggestions please??



and with some buildings..





Comments welcome :)

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That big barn should have space in front of it for vehicles to approach, Ron.

The area close to the nearest edge looks like a prime spot for something - a haystack maybe?

Or stockyards?

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Hi Ron

Really enjoyed catching up with this layout. Nice to see you have not tried to sqeeuze to much into the space you have and as a result it looks fantastic. Something i need to consider for my next layout without a doubt.

My thoughts on your remaining space maybe an apple orchard?/ stream feature?

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Hi Ron, what a lovely read... I've just read your thread from start to finish and I can't get my head round what you've achieved in just seven months... amazing!!... all I've done for the last seven months is a lot of thinking and made a start on a new panel.

I don't know how you do it... you just seem to identify a project, get stuck in and, a couple of days later, it's finished... seems to take me forever whilst you make it look so quick and easy... brilliant.

I read you'd been practising with route settings... did you get it sorted?  Made me think more about routes with my NCE and how the macros could be made to set the points one by one and then pull the signals one by one in the proper order, however, the NCE fires macros off very quickly and I'm not sure they can be slowed to a more prototypical (signalman doing it) kind of pace - maybe one macro to fire the points and then last thing that macro does is to fire off another macro to pull the signals might delay the rapid fire a little - anyway, thanks for the prompt.....


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Thanks Mike, yes I have 10 routes working. They need a bit of tweaking but I found them easy to set up and run. Still plenty of scenic's to do and I have a 'plank' I am working on too! need a name for that!?

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g0ibi wrote: Thanks Mike, yes I have 10 routes working. They need a bit of tweaking but I found them easy to set up and run. Still plenty of scenic's to do and I have a 'plank' I am working on too! need a name for that!?

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Hope the 'plank' complies with Chubbers new Forum definitions... Name? as you live near there, how about 'LINKIN'

Am I going to the Spalding show this weekend? unfortunately not I've got a prior arrangement - apparently, to do with the family and the authorities have refused me a days leave of absence... she needs a driver.....

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Started on the scenics, fixed the barn and the approach road.





Now going to look at Google Earth and look at the way farms buildings are placed to get the relationships between them right! (I hope!)

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Bought and made one of these yesterday, I'm not sure quite colour to paint it though.



This is the footbridge at Weybourne, grey, light Blue or what??



Any suggestions? Could use the M&GN colours?

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Don't know why, but same as M&GN Locos, brown.

http://www.lner.info/co/MGN/livery.php


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The one at Weybourne is grey but I would paint it in M&GN Colours, similar to the signal box in the background.

The latice work in the light colour with the frame in the brown

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Ron, I fitted one of those to my layout many years ago, If you check the height with the picture you will notice that they are way too high and looks that way on the layout, easily fixed though by cutting the pillars and the bottom of the steps.

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Sorted that Phil, thanks.



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Here's mine shortened and all painted up, you can just about see it ...it's that over enthusiastic firemans fault :lol:

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Hi Ron, maybe paint it grey, then when the NNR paint theirs repaint yours but if you want to paint it, M&GN would look excellent.


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nearly finished footbridge in M&GNR colours, just the steps and fllorboards to do when then the rest is dry!



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Hi Ron. That's a much better footbridge, which looks the part and more in keeping with the real one at Weybourne.

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Footbridge finished and rear wall done! Time for a bottle of Xmas ale (or 2!)







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