Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Model Railway Layouts. > Members Personal Layouts. > 00 Gauge - Jeff Lynn / SRman's New Layout To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  ...  Next Page Last Page  
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

00 Gauge - Jeff Lynn / SRman's New Layout - Members Personal Layouts. - Model Railway Layouts. - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Aug 5th, 2012 07:53 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 141st post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I'm not sure I'm with you on this one Jeff .................:oops::oops::???:

Why are there 2 lines scribed rather than just the one for the white edging stones and what do you use to guide the scrawker along the edge of the plasticard ?

Whatever the reasons, the edging looks great. :thumbs



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Aug 5th, 2012 08:04 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 142nd post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Peter. There are two lines because most of the photos I have seen of LT's platforms tend to show multiple grooves in the concrete platform edging. I could only cope with two, so two it is! :lol:  Again. most of the photos show only narrow white edging and doing it this way I have the option of painting only the narrow strip white (off-white or dirty white!) later on but the pale grey suffices for the moment. The grooves act as a good painting guide, especially using thinned paint so it flows into those grooves.

The square edge of the skrawker sits against the edge of the platform and, if you look carefully at the photo, is set at a slightly deeper level than the points of the 'saw-tooth' parts (I did think carefull about the design before cutting it out). If I had some finer tinsnips I could have done more teeth closer together to achieve the multiple grooves. I should also have soldered a bit more brass to give more of a 'handle' to grip, but overall it did what it was intended to do.



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Aug 5th, 2012 08:28 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 143rd post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks Jeff - I'm with you now. :thumbs

I hadn't noticed the extra depth on the square end and, for some reason, had thought the platforms were for overland (but also used by LT :oops:)




____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Aug 5th, 2012 10:30 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 144th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Actually, it's the other way round. When the layout is more complete, the current tracks and platform will be for LT trains only, while all the main line stuff will be on the upper level. If I do run some proper tube trains later (EFE 1938 and 1959 stocks) then the platforms will be too high for them but even in real life LT has some compromise height platforms to cater for both sizes of stock - passengers step down from 'surface stock' and up from 'tube stock'!



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 6th, 2012 12:01 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 145th post
gdaysydney
Member


Joined: Mon Mar 28th, 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Jeff,
talking of the upper level  what percentage incline are you planning?  I have an interest as "not Mutley" will have inclines going in opposite directions ( one out of view) and I've gone with 1% on curves and 2% on the straights



____________________
Dave
Notmutley
British OO outline, DCC - NCE PowerPro, Sound chips, Computer Control- RR&Co software
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 6th, 2012 10:48 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 146th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi David. I'm sorry to say I'll be of no help on this as my two levels are entirely separate circuits on the level (ie at different heights but each is level).

My original, more ambitious plan called for some gradients and would have given a much longer run but I am really not confident of my ability to deal with gradients, so I simplified the plans with a view to trouble free running. If I had stuck with the original ideas, I would have had something close to 1 in 50 at one end and 1 in 60 at the other.



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 6th, 2012 03:25 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 147th post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

gdaysydney wrote: Hi Jeff,
talking of the upper level  what percentage incline are you planning?  I have an interest as "not Mutley" will have inclines going in opposite directions ( one out of view) and I've gone with 1% on curves and 2% on the straights


Those grades sound fairly generours Dave. :roll:

My planned grade - on the straight - will be around 1 in 70 (I hope !!) but I think the recommended maximum is 1 in 45 - i.e. a whisker steeper than you plan.  I'm told grades on curves are very difficult if they're not flat ..........:lol::lol::lol:



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2012 08:26 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 148th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

On Saturday 18th I hosted a BRMA meeting. We counted 26 people visiting but there may have been a couple more we missed. The layout performed faultlessly (thankfully) and only one wagon derailed (for no apparent reason) and one diesel derailed and fell over (mainly because I hadn't put it on the track properly to start with!!  :roll: ).

I managed to glue all of the ballast down last week, in readiness for the meeting. While working on a resin Merchant Navy body shell, drilling out the chimney, I slipped slightly and chipped an edge off the chimney rim. I had to patch it with a little Milliput, so I used the remaining Milliput to fill the gaps at the joints in the platform edging, then hastily touched in the paint, again in readiness for the meeting.

Overall, I would deem the day a success, and our old friend Murphy didn't seem to make any appearances.  :cool:



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 07:18 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 149th post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

That must be a relief Jeff and a good day it seems.  Is that about an average turnout for your BRMA visits ?

I think it was Rick (Gwiwer) who used to say that, with proper maintenance and a dust free atmosphere, your layout will perform perfectly ................until someone arrives to see it :lol::lol::lol:



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 11:37 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 150th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Rick was right, generally speaking - that is a part of Murphy's Law!!  :lol:

Incidentally, Rick was one of the members to visit - it was good to catch up with him (and all the others, of course). BRMA meeting attendance numbers vary a bit, anything from around a dozen people up to over 30.

It is very gratifying (and flattering) when one or two of the people who attended also emailed afterwards to say they enjoyed the meeting. It is quite exhausting though, so I was glad of a quiet day on Sunday.

Next week I will be assisting on a Victorian Railways O gauge layout at the AMRA Caulfield exhibition all day - any YMR members who happen to be there are welcome to stop by and have a bit of a natter.



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 12:18 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 151st post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

SRman wrote:...................................

Next week I will be assisting on a Victorian Railways O gauge layout at the AMRA Caulfield exhibition all day - any YMR members who happen to be there are welcome to stop by and have a bit of a natter.

I haven't got my map handy Jeff - is that far from Bergerac ? :hmm



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 01:47 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 152nd post
Robert
Deceased Member


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Posts: 12454
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Any chance of some pictures of the 0 gauge layout Jeff?



____________________
The time in Spain is :


Barchester
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 01:47 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 153rd post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Peter: Only around 8000 miles or so ... give or take a few hundred!

:mutley. :mutley. :mutley

Bob: I'll try to remember to take the camera. I do sometimes forget what with all the other gear I have to take normally. This time I should have far less to remember.



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 11:06 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 154th post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Ah, in that case, it may be nearer lunchtime before I get there .........................;-)



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 11:21 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 155th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

We'll have some sandwiches awaiting your arrival, Peter, somewhere around lunchtime, 2013.
:twisted:   :hmm



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 05:34 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 156th post
georgejacksongenius
Kettle Watcher


Joined: Thu Feb 28th, 2008
Location: Hyde,Cheshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 2398
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Jeff,
       Just been playing catch-up on this thread and I really must say how impressed I am with how the layout is coming on.
While enjoying a video though,I noticed you have a lot of locos precariously close to the edge of your layout!
   For gawd's sake,please put a lip/wall along that edge before a loose sleeve or whatever snags a loco and sends it crashing to the floor...
......I speak from experience as a man who drove a Collett 0-6-0 off the end of my layout at the YMR show at Carn Brea!!:roll::lol:
Lovely work,mate!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2012 11:21 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 157th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks for the compliments, John.  :cheers

In practice, the locos are sufficiently far from the edge to not be in too much danger - most of the time I tend to push them inwards if leaning across. Along the front I also have the temporary pockets holding the Power Cabs and Power Pro controllers, which also act as barricades. Once the embankments and viaducts are built along that stretch, they will, of course, have railings or walls, and that stretch will be a main line so nothing will actually be stored along there.

My friend Doug dropped in this evening with some more mdf sheet so I can complete the baseboard woodwork for the main lines - he has a towbar on his car and a trailer so he is able to handle the size of sheet I wanted. My previous car, a Holden Commodore, had a towbar and connections so I could borrow the trailer when I needed it but with my current car (a Mitsubishi Lancer) I decided it would never be a good towing vehicle so I eschewed the option of a towbar. Anyway, it looks like I'll be doing a bit of cutting of wood on Sunday (Saturday is out because of the exhibition), if for no other reason than I need to be able to stow the wood out of the way until I am ready to measure and cut it to suit my needs. The first task will be the track bed on the right of the layout, forming the rest of the Underground tunnel plus the trackbed around the curve where some of those locos are currently sitting - I want to be able to create this as one piece, if possible, to the point where it angles back in towards the station area.



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 05:44 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 158th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Over the last couple of days I have added a little more third and fourth rail on the outer LT circuit and now started the upper level woodwork for the curved trackbed at this end of the layout.

















With the woodwork, you can now get a better idea of how the lower level will interact with the upper level with retaining walls and then a tunnel mouth roughly where the end of the (temporary) brick wall I have placed for the photo. I may have to use a simple girder and brick 'cut and cover' style tunnel entrance here.











It doesn't look much but I am very happy with the result as it all comes together.


One thing that does strike me is how much the third and fourth rails contrive to disguise the 'narrow gauge' look of OO track.



____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 07:19 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 159th post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16461
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

The LT lines look good Jeff. :thumbs

It seems a pity to hide the village/town in that "hole" but I do like your curved woodwork - how did you cut that - with a router and trammel bar ?



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 08:34 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 160th post
SRman
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 10th, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2566
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Peter. I made up a trammel to mark the curved edges using a pencil, then a jigsaw to cut to the lines.




The village will eventually be on a rising hillside  - there will not be a hole there in the longer term and it probably won't look anything like what's there right at the moment. That's still for the future but once the upper track bed is screwed into place, I can start building up the scenery formwork.

Note to all: I have added a couple of extra pics in my previous post to illustrate an intermediate stage of laying the extra rails with a third rail only in place.




____________________
Jeff Lynn,
Amateur layabout, Professional Lurker, Thread hijacker extraordinaire
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 7883     Current time is 01:23 am Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  ...  Next Page Last Page    
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Model Railway Layouts. > Members Personal Layouts. > 00 Gauge - Jeff Lynn / SRman's New Layout
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.