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 Posted: Sun Oct 8th, 2017 10:44 am
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This was a bit longer than my usual standards but hopefully it will become clear as we go along.  Thanks Bob for your "imprimatur" so Paul here is an interpretation based on your input.

A couple of explanations.

I have divided this section of your plan into 8 blocks (strangely enough numbered 1 to 8) and labelled discreet points on the layout  A through to R using the draftsman's alphabet (No i o or q) 

You said you wanted to be able to run a train on the main line while shunting in the small yard. Presuming that the operator at what will be the other end wants/needs/would like/all of the previous to be able to do the same at the other station. Hence I have used Rotary switches with 12 positions which I have shown 1 wire for each of 2 controllers ( or two sides of a gaugemaster) but you could use more  wires to the other terminals up to 11 controllers.  I used two for clarity purposes.  Throttle 1 would be at 1 o clock on the switch, throttle 2 would be at 2 o clock on the switch and so forth. The orange strokes are the insulated joiners on the "North" side of the diagram.  

I will be using a similar system for some parts of my own layout for block control when I expand to 4 controllers (after the move of course)  but I do use the same system of aligning positions of the clock for setting the stalls on my  turntable area using a single rotary switch.


The black wire is the common return for controllers and joins up to one side of every controller you want coupled while the rotary switch wires go to the individual controllers other side. The side does not strictly speaking matter!

I did make a couple of assumptions such as the point at G is a catch point? The Main line goes from A to H to P while an engine can shunt the yard coming out of the yard to a yard limit at point R?  You may want to stable a loco in siding J to C  or the track from N and upper or D to south of the Signal box (... sorry I forgot to put a label on those points)  so the switch points can act as the isolator switch. Section B to F is individually blocked to allow a little more flexibility with shunting. 

You may want more or less blocks but see if this suits you... and feel free to ask more questions if it is not clear

Cheers from Oz

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 hi all ...  has anybody have any ideas what i can use for fishing net ??   cheers bob  ..

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Hello Bob,
Stockings perhaps?  Also Tulle at a craft shop?

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Hi Bob

I used the plastic net from the shops - which had cloves of garlic in it.





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Hello Max

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which had cloves of garlic in it.

Are you trying to emulate the smell of fishing nets? Surely you would use fish?

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What a good idea.  :mutley



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thanks guys ..   water is done and i am happy with it ,  just need to build the boat next , few small details left to do then i think its finished  cheers bob




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That's smashing Bob.It really is very well done  :doublethumb



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Great work Bob .... 

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I agree with all of the above!!!  You should take a few more copious notes about how you did your stuff and perhaps make a booklet on it!  Well Done mate!!
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hi and thanks again   :)   well i have finished the boat kit , added a few things to the boat   nets , bouys , also the dock area is now complete    i am happy with the result i added some seagulls for fun  looks ok  , hope you like...  few more little things to add on the whole of the layout then that will be it   .....    cheers bob








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More nice work, Bob.  :cool:



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Incredible detail, looks great Bob :thumbs





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hi all like to say that the layout is now finish :), i like to thank you all for your help ,    abit over done me thinks but i got carry away with it , its like having two layouts but i did enjoy making it   few pictures to show off  hope you like it    cheers bob




















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It's a triumph, Bob.  :doublethumb

What will happen to it?  Will you sell it and start another one?

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hi yes i will unfortunately,  :cry:  not working because off ill health its the only way i can afford to make another, wish i started this hobby when i was fit and working , its a great hobby and fun learning  new things  cheers bob  

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Absolutely brilliant Bob :thumbs :thumbs :thumbs, good luck with the next one.


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I've just read through this thread again from the start and cannot help but feel that my own progression is pretty inadequate!  You have completed a finished layout in the time it has taken me to do no more than progress the baseboard!!

What the thread does though is highlight a few questions that I would really appreciate your thoughts on, mainly scenery related.

1) What have you used for the stone walling?  From what I can see the available resin items on the market lock together with very visible joints that require a lot of work to hide and I need a stone wall of around six foot long so something more continuous would be easier to deal with.

2) What have you used for the water?  It looks perfect and your take on a harbour scene is very much along the lines of my own intentions.

3) Are all the buildings plastic kits, card kits, resin or scratch build?

I just want to finish by saying that your buildings  and weathering are superb.  There is plenty of detail to maintain the interest and the layout of the buildings is realistic and believable.  I also think your harbour wall is perfect and the way you have used the plasticard then hidden the joints with the pilings is perfect.

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hi Bunkerbrarge , 
 i did the water by painting the base with green and brown paints when dry i gave it a coat of gross varnish let to dry over night..  i had some vallejo still water so i pour some of that on top about 2mm thick left to dry over night  while still soft i got a cocktail stick and rough up the edges along the wall and the flat water abit .  when dry i painted the the rough edge with a bit of mix green and brown paint with some white just to finish it off

 the walling   is Faller  n272651  comes in a sheet .. grey and white, i just painted the wall in browns then dry brush it with lighter colour 

the buildings are mix    some card ..metcalfe  plastic kits are kestral, ratio .  the one scratch build which is the warehouse is bits from kestral with ratio doors ...
the station is hornby  '
hope that helps  cheers bob 

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