Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Model Railway Layouts. > Members Personal Layouts. > The Faversham Creek Railway To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  ...  Next Page Last Page  
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

The Faversham Creek Railway - Members Personal Layouts. - Model Railway Layouts. - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2018 07:56 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 181st post
John Dew
Full Member


Joined: Tue Dec 1st, 2009
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 3837
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Headmaster wrote:
I am pretty much decided on the kadees for the very reason you suggest - reliability.  do you use their magnets too?

Regards

Michael

Yes.....lots!

I generally use the wider ones where you have to do the famous kadee shuffle to uncouple. If you are super confident about your track laying you only need one at the toe of a turnout ladder and the loco will push the uncoupled wagons to their siding without recoupling.........any bumps on the way of course and they recouple.......which is one reason why I use lots......typically one in each siding:oops:

Cheers

John



____________________
John
Granby III
Lenz DCC,RR&Co Gold V9 B1 Windows 10
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2018 08:11 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 182nd post
Sol
A modelling Moderator.


Joined: Mon Nov 28th, 2011
Location: Evanston Gardens, South Aust, Australia
Posts: 3939
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Michael, re Kadee - I did use the Kadee in the track magnets but for appearances, I  went down the path of rare earth magnets as described in the thread by Perry
In my  main station platform tracks I use electromagnets
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13783&forum_id=6



____________________
Ron
NCE DCC ; 00 scale UK outline.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2018 09:50 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 183rd post
John Dew
Full Member


Joined: Tue Dec 1st, 2009
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 3837
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Sol wrote: Michael, re Kadee - I did use the Kadee in the track magnets but for appearances, I  went down the path of rare earth magnets as described in the thread by Perry
In my  main station platform tracks I use electromagnets
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13783&forum_id=6

A much more elegant solution Ron :thumbs

Mine do tend to stand out......problem is I keep moving them....can never make up my mind where the ideal location is! :roll:


Cheers



____________________
John
Granby III
Lenz DCC,RR&Co Gold V9 B1 Windows 10
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 12:31 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 184th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Yes, I've read that thread - very interesting R and D.  I like the five magnet solution.  When I have looked to source them they come in a range of "powers", do you have any idea what that is on the ones you have used Ron?  I think I have seen them range from 250g to 1kg!  And I presume that is each one.  I can imagine too strong and the freight will go flying!

Michael



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 12:55 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 185th post
Sol
A modelling Moderator.


Joined: Mon Nov 28th, 2011
Location: Evanston Gardens, South Aust, Australia
Posts: 3939
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Michael 3mm Cube are I think standard like these
https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=rare+earth+magnets+3mmgshopping&msclkid=329468c65eea129d850e34cf9a7fdb5e



____________________
Ron
NCE DCC ; 00 scale UK outline.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 05:15 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 186th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thank you Ron, although  even these vary between N35 and N55 (delighted to see their force is measured in Newtons!)  But N52/55 seems to be about average - which is quite a strong magnetic field.

Regards

Michael



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 09:05 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 187th post
Sol
A modelling Moderator.


Joined: Mon Nov 28th, 2011
Location: Evanston Gardens, South Aust, Australia
Posts: 3939
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Michael, that is something I just learnt - was not aware of the differences in Newtons! Or that they are measured !
I see that N number now but took no notice.



____________________
Ron
NCE DCC ; 00 scale UK outline.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 10:38 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 188th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Actually, I have discovered I have it wrong - although the error still has some truth.  The number refers to the degree of magnetisation - the higher the number, the stronger the magnet.  The force of the magnet could be measured in Newtons, but that is not what the N stands for.  The N describes the maximum working temperature.  N is 80 degrees, which is the most common.  But, the number does still describe the "power" of the magnet.

I hope that clarifies things!!

Michael



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 10:41 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 189th post
Sol
A modelling Moderator.


Joined: Mon Nov 28th, 2011
Location: Evanston Gardens, South Aust, Australia
Posts: 3939
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Learning more again. thanks Michael.
I think my magnets were N50.



____________________
Ron
NCE DCC ; 00 scale UK outline.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 10:48 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 190th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks Ron - that does seem to be a common figure, I will go with those

Michael



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Dec 8th, 2018 03:14 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 191st post
John Dew
Full Member


Joined: Tue Dec 1st, 2009
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 3837
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I am confused...I thought Newtons were all about apples.
:pedal



____________________
John
Granby III
Lenz DCC,RR&Co Gold V9 B1 Windows 10
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Dec 8th, 2018 11:43 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 192nd post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

:mutley 



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Dec 8th, 2018 06:24 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 193rd post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

The next part of the buildings for the layout, while I consider how the quay side will develop, is the first platform.  This is made from a series of linka castings which have been chopped a bit to make it double sided.  At the bottom of the photo is finished paving, in the middle, paving which has been painted and the first wash added, and at the top beginning the process, colouring individual pavers in a variety of shades.





____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Dec 8th, 2018 08:12 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 194th post
MaxSouthOz
Admin


Joined: Sat Aug 23rd, 2008
Location: Adelaide , Australia
Posts: 12343
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

That Linka has real potential, Michael.

It's looking good.  :thumbs

If it turns out as well as your turntable pit, you will be well pleased.



____________________
Max
Port Elderley
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 9th, 2018 12:49 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 195th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thank you very much Max.  It was taking a bit of time, doing the casting and then hacking them about, but I have now made my own mould to the correct width so should be a little quicker.  This photo shows that I have started to add and paint the walling and I am very pleased with how it is coming along.  



I am trying to be true to my opening story..... The creek had its heyday up to about 1920, but I am imagining that it continued to prosper into, currently, the 60s, but that everything was starting to show its age.  It's a busy little transport hub showing some wear and tear! Hopefully the buildings will reflect that.



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 9th, 2018 01:10 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 196th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

The problem with hacking the linka platforms about is that there is always a half paver which joins another half paver, and you can see the join, no matter how accurate the castings and cuts.  However I have discovered a great surface filler which solves the problem: Tippex.  You might just make it out in the platform photo above - the white blocks at the very top.  It doesn't need sanding but fills the gaps perfectly and is easily painted over.  I use the variety that comes in a sort of pen because it doesn't go thick and hard and it is quite easy to control.  I used it on joins for the warehouse too.



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2018 10:03 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 197th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Not too much to report so far - just encountering lots of problems!  The Peco turntable is now motorised, but it isn't very convincing.  Looks good, but might need to be hand of God, until I get something better.  It looks ok form some angles, but not from where I will be operating it.  It looks like a toy, if I am honest.  Also encountered my first problem installing a decoder in a supposedly DCC ready loco. Admittedly an early version of DCC ready, but it isn't working for me.  I tell myself that these frustrations are good for the soul, if not the bank balance!

If anyone has any recommendations for a TT, I would be grateful.  Searches on our friend google give a bunch of mixed results.  The layout is DCC, but I am quite happy for the actual TT to be DC, so long as powering track is straightforward.  Smooth and quiet operation are a must!




____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2018 10:07 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 198th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I have, however, been cracking on with the platform.  It is now at 90cm, so 3/4 built, roughly.  I think it will be 130cm long when finished












____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2018 10:32 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 199th post
Headmaster
Full Member


Joined: Sun Jun 2nd, 2013
Location: Faversham, United Kingdom
Posts: 796
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Going down the Linka route, accepting that I had already bought the moulds, I think it works out that the full platform will cost me about £3 pounds to cast.  Add in another £2 for the cost of creating a custom mould, and it will be a fiver, plus the cost of glue and paint.  It might be slow, but it is pretty cost effective.  And as I will be building a further two platforms and can use the moulds for platforms for goods sheds or warehouses, this is one situation where I think Linka has come up trumps.

I don't use plaster, all of the castings are in resin - which is much more forgiving.

Painting the castings has been a real challenge.  I had some cheap acrylics, but these really don't work.  They don't have enough pigment.  I have been researching paints and techniques, and have discovered a wealth of information and guides from war gaming sites.  While the actual subject matter has little interest for me, the modellers face the same issues that railway modellers face and paints designed for war gaming miniatures have worked very well.  They have a high pigment ratio and go on very easily.  Obscure colour names, but if you ignore those and just look at the actual colour, they work very well.  Washes and special effects, including excellent metallic  colours are available too.  There are a couple of well known brands, but I have recently discovered the "Army Painter" versions, which have a good variety of colours and are excellent for coverage.  They need a thorough shake though - I use my jig saw!!

The platform was done with Citadel paints, which are produced by Warhammer.  I also used their paints for my track too.  Excellent first time coverage.  But I've used the Army Painter brand for some test pieces and I am very impressed with the coverage and the effects, and the price.

I've discovered that diluting these types of paints with  water does not break down the pigment too much, but using isopropyl alcohol is even better and you can create your own custom washes and glazes.  You really don't need much paint and they are great for pulling things together.  A little light weathering is all that is needed to make a model sit in the scene.



____________________
Michael

Faversham Creek

"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Plato
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2018 07:04 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 200th post
John Dew
Full Member


Joined: Tue Dec 1st, 2009
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 3837
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides



Hi Michael


Sorry to hear of your problems.

I guess we always knew that indexing would be an issue. I thought of the Peco TT as an inexpensive way of getting a TT into the layout so you could find out how much you enjoyed operating with them. It sounds as though you have caught the bug.......they really are fun to operate.


I wouldnt worry to much about the appearance..... with your model skills I am sure you will be able to get the TT to merge into the overall scene. I assume it is the well that is bothering you because I thought the weathering on the bridge looked great.


Regarding an alternative .....I can only repeat my earlier advice to look out for a second hand non DCC Fleischman.  The indexing is very crisp and accurate so it is easy to operate by eye. With only a limited number of exits it is relatively easy to convert to automatic/DCC operation using reeds and magnets.......which is how I operate the TT in the storage yard.


I hope you got your decoder problem sorted.....I will write separately

Best wishes

John



____________________
John
Granby III
Lenz DCC,RR&Co Gold V9 B1 Windows 10
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 15008     Current time is 04:52 pm Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  ...  Next Page Last Page    
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Model Railway Layouts. > Members Personal Layouts. > The Faversham Creek Railway
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic


Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.