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 Posted: Tue Jan 8th, 2019 09:36 pm
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Maxmill version III? I think you’ll enjoy the build Peter while you wait for a bigger space. Solid woodwork too! Looking forward to the story.
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Ed wrote: Good luck with it Peter, don't think you'll be running any A3s :mutley


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Don't hold your breath Ed - as it's my plank, rule 1 will apply.  I have a vision of a Gresley "Streak" shunting a rake of cattle wagons ........................ :roll: :roll: :lol:



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Longchap wrote: As Ed said Peter, but those W4 0-4-0 Pecketts are simply delightful.

Just sayin' :)

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With my track laying, I'm not sure 4 wheels would provide enough pickups Bill. :shock: :shock: :shock:  If I used an A3 for the loco, the "3 wagons plus loco" rule for the puzzle would give me a head start .................... ;-)

I a previous life, Darlington Railway Preservation Society did have a Peckett in steam so yes, I agree, they are excellent shunting locos.  It's a possibility I think. :thumbs



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BCDR wrote: Nice looking base. Which side does the track go?  :hmm Go on, paint it red, white and blue. Or just red and white.
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The pretty bit is the underside Nigel.  If I were modelling US outline, I suppose I could sit a big diamond crossing in the middle and see what happened if I released a loco from each "arm" all at once ................6 locos racing for the crossing reminds me of driving in Italy ..................... :cheers



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The plan is Marty, to try to incorporate this plank in the next Maxmill plan.  I already have my Maxmill module from the Cornwall show, Doug's mill and the infamous "Mind the gap" tube module so it will just be like joining the pieces of a jigsaw by the time I've finished !

I reckon with that lot, half my track plan is already done - just joining the dots really ............................



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Oh good, I'm glad you kept those quality bits of your layout... sounds like a good plan to me... just keep adding modules... what's not to like  :lol:



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Near enough 2 months since my last post here............................. :oops:

I've fitted some shelves in the kitchen, dug various bits of garden for flower beds, hung some curtains, put some trellis up on the garage wall (for climbing plants), put wires up for roses, cut the grass twice, strimmed etc. etc. etc. then I suggested I might be permitted to spend 20 minutes or so on my model railway ......................................the bruises are finally subsiding.............. :roll: :lol:

I glued in the remaining internal ribs - the "sandwich" affair is the Scottish Yorkshireman in me avoiding waste - I'd miscalculated and the bits I had left over weren't long enough so I used the offcuts ..............:




The bottom panel was glued and clamped in place and left for 48 hours to thoroughly dry (it's been wet here recently):




This shot shows the drilled holes for the various wires and cables:




Flip the structure over and here's the ply top:




Following advice earlier in this thread, I decided to try click-flooring underlay rather than cork as the working top.  This seems similar in structure to Sundeala and is 5mm thick.  It is stapled to the ply top:




Now all I need is a track plan for my puzzle................................................... :hmm






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Hi Peter
I think John Flann designed and built a shunting puzzle on his Hintock thread....might be worth looking at........if you have time that is:lol:

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Well that looks lovely craftsmanship.  Those "sandwiches" are an excellent idea and I bet there comes a useful reason why they are there!

I dare not look at my benchwork in comparison!

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I'd forgotten John Flann's "puzzle" John - thanks for reminding me - I'll have a look.

My board size is odd - not desigend around a puzzle, more around the pre-cut boards at our local DIY store.  I built it essentially to try out the structure to see if it would be practical for Maxmill 2 when I start that.

I suspect what will happen, is that I'll put the chosen "puzzle" somewhere on the board and use the rest to set the scene - maybe terraced housing on cobbled streets with some means of linking it to a main line in the future ..........................

With any luck, we'll have weeks of rain so I can get on - Liz won't need me in a water-logged garden ............................. :pedal



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Thanks Michael - when I start the wiring, you'll see how quickly all those spaces will fill with multi-coloured knitting .................... :oops: :oops: :oops:



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Turn it back the other way!!!!! A Union Flag layout looked so promising....



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TeaselBay wrote: Turn it back the other way!!!!! A Union Flag layout looked so promising....


:mutley :mutley

It was that complex crossing in the centre that frightened me Chris - wiring never was my strong point .................... :roll:



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Looking smart Peter

I just use a stapler to fit my green board to the ply aswell never had any problem doing that.

Now you need to tell her your retired and as a retired person you need to have at least 3 days a week working on your layout and then you will do 3 on the house and 1 day floating.

After you have told her that make sure the dustbin bags are hidden and put on a turban to relieve the pain of the frying pan.

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Briperran wrote: Looking smart Peter

I just use a stapler to fit my green board to the ply aswell never had any problem doing that.

Now you need to tell her your retired and as a retired person you need to have at least 3 days a week working on your layout and then you will do 3 on the house and 1 day floating.

After you have told her that make sure the dustbin bags are hidden and put on a turban to relieve the pain of the frying pan.

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:mutley :mutley :mutley

Fortunately Brian, from experience, I know the trauma units here are pretty good ................... :cool wink



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Looking good Peter !  I too was hoping to see track going down on the union Jack side  :thumbs
Just a thought if your thinking of linking the modules in the future, is it worth taking templates of the track on the existing modules so you can position the track on the new module to link up ?

Looking forward go more progress

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I can't understand why everyone expectec me to make a Union Jack layout - I LIVE IN FRANCE  (but, if Brexit doesn't work for us, we'll be rushing back to the NHS ............... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's a bit like wearing Union Jack underpants Matt - I know they're there but they're not for public consumption and therefore, underneath................... :cheers

A timely reminder about ensuring the future modules will all line up -  I'll make a note of measurements.  :thumbs



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Petermac wrote:

A timely reminder about ensuring the future modules will all line up -  I'll make a note of measurements.  :thumbs


We must all take note of this statement ready for when the blue air starts in the future :mutley


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Briperran wrote: Petermac wrote:

A timely reminder about ensuring the future modules will all line up -  I'll make a note of measurements.  :thumbs


We must all take note of this statement ready for when the blue air starts in the future :mutley


Brian

Oh ye of little faith .......................... :cheers :cheers



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