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:mutley "Indecision is the key to flexibility"

I've got so many books and track plans to choose from, too many, but as usual, nothing seems to be 'just' right so I can't make up my mind and regret having spent weeks/months trying to get a roundy-go-round to work. I'm now thinking along the lines of Wallingford or Watlington as terminus prototypes to work around, but Lambourn has an intriguing 'Y' release   and access to the single road engine shed I like so I could re-use my Bear's End shed.

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Watlington 1983

Now doesn't that look tempting?

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Hi Doug

Superb benchwork.......the curve is so elegant. Definitely a craftsman's layout.

Cant wait to see the track plan

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Thanks John,I have been watching the civil engineering tribulations with sympathy!

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Looking good Doug .Well done.  What is the plan with the wall brackets?



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Thanks,  Reg,

The brackets are to provide fixings for back scene boards and cantilever brackets for a lighting pelmet. At each end there will be curved backscene supports as I don't want 'corners' to appear in the sky!

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Stand by....be sure you are seated...shock..amazement.

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Pieces of cardboard. Planning station platform curves etc with card templates, 78", 72", 60" etc. I have tried flexitack curved variously, and I can just accept 72" radius curves. Any thoughts? I have placed 3 carriages on the curves, and only at 72" do they look as though they are not part of a 'wiggly worm' layout!

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If you can get away with the larger radius, I think it will look superb with the wonderful curve of your baseboard because it won't look as though it is running parallel so will be visually interesting as well as avoiding the wiggly worm.  I hide my tighter curves as much as possible but you definitely won't need to do that.  Looking forward to more!

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It's looking excellent Doug - love the frame work.

As Michael said, the easier the curves, the better it looks.  If you can get the 72" in, then go for that. 

IMHO, many an otherwise excellent layout, is spoilt by tight curves with huge overhangs and coaches with a massive gap between the platform and coach.  A 6ft curve would be a delight, provided you didn't then have to enter a 2" radius curve to get round the corner !!

I still do like that shelf bracket idea for the supports - very clever and totally dual purpose !!



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Hullo Michael, Peter,

Thanks for your interest, I shall make the curve of the platform road 6ft radius, with the carriages lining up in front of the platform on the viewing side, and the run-round in front of that. At the other end, a 3ft radius curve will get me round the right angle and parallel with the end wall where after 4ft  I intend ['intend' is another of those words like 'if', isn't it?] to have a 3ft double sector plate with just three roads, unlike the Bear's End model which had 5 roads.



Herewith a picture of the 25mm insulation board which will form the lowest level of the baseboard. A piece of 50mm rest on top. I want to put the curved station, station throat and small goods/loco facility down behind that curve and then cut it out completely as a unit in order to place it on the bench to wire it up. With 30mm x 6mm strips contact glued to the underside I hope to drop it back in to be connected to the main line.

That's exercised the old grey cells enough for today, I might do a 'pitcher' to illustrate my 'forts'.

Douglas

P.s. I forgot to say that the aluminium tape used to back up the 'No-Nails' joint in the boards is the very devil to work with. Imagine super glue on aluminium foil! It comes second in difficulty only to trying to push butter up a porcupines ar$e with a hot knitting needle.....



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Looking good Douglas  :thumbs   Re the butter. . . . Try a refillable silicone cartridge and gun !!!
Hat, coat,  gone  :mutley


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Hi Douglas,

Is that 6' curve the radius or diameter?

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Barchester wrote: Looking good Douglas  :thumbs   Re the butter. . . . Try a refillable silicone cartridge and gun !!!
Hat, coat,  gone  :mutley


Cheers

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Tee hee!

This is the man who once threw a whole load of tools in a tool bag into the boot of his [ex]chum's Corsa including an areosol can of expanding foam. It was evidently punctured by the corner of my try-sqaure and when I came to get out it was just on the verge of pushing up his parcel-shelf.....

Shame, it took me days to get that stuff off my tools, I've never been able to look a 'Crunchie' bar in the face since then.

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BCDR wrote: Hi Douglas,

Is that 6' curve the radius or diameter?

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