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 Posted: Sun Jan 23rd, 2022 01:22 pm
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Passed Driver wrote: Hi Chris.  This looks very interesting, but, being a bit of a thicko, I don’t know what and why you are are doing it. I am certain that you have a clear plan, of the work, but, it has gone over my head. Best wishes Kevin 
Which bit Kevin? If you mean the lift out section, it’s so I can easily get in out when not playing trains with the BBQ etc! 



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Hi Chris.  Thank you for your reply, the rail joiners, do they not join satisfactory? And the bird’s eye view, if you have got one of they red gauges? I am certain that they work well unless you are going to have a regular train services passing in both directions on that bend . Best wishes Kevin 



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Passed Driver wrote: Hi Chris.  Thank you for your reply, the rail joiners, do they not join satisfactory? And the bird’s eye view, if you have got one of they red gauges? I am certain that they work well unless you are going to have a regular train services passing in both directions on that bend . Best wishes Kevin 
Ah they are joiners to allow the rails me meet when the removal section is reattached. Without them I’d fear the rails would not join effectively causing derailments. There have been other many similar examples on here previous. 

As for the inner track on the birds eye view, that is not fixed down and is simply used to gauge the curves so I don’t go too tight. Some buy the nice metal plates.. but this method is cheaper! Haha



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Hi Chris.   Thank you for your reply. If I am reading this correctly, you don’t trust C and L board (whatever they are called) fittings, where on the other hand I do? I also use the “Station Road “ Heavy duty sprung Toggle catches to hold the boards together.   Best wishes Kevin 



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Passed Driver wrote: Hi Chris.   Thank you for your reply. If I am reading this correctly, you don’t trust C and L board (whatever they are called) fittings, where on the other hand I do? I also use the “Station Road “ Heavy duty sprung Toggle catches to hold the boards together.   Best wishes Kevin 
They only guid the rails together, not the boards. 



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Yesterday evening I took a mad dash after school pickup to Great Eastern Models to pick something up I’d had on order for 2 years! Unfortunately work got in the way of playing, so tonight I got my chance!






The Hornby APT Set was finally here. A very nice model, with lots of detail. Looks very nice day and night. 






I’m very happy with it. It does have a few issues, don’t get me wrong. Even with the capacitors Hornby added the lights still flicker. I have thoughts of adding a wire with a small plug to join the electric bus of every coach, the. It’s all wheel pick up!









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Less train movement this evening as rather large slabs of OBS sit on the tracks after a delivery from Wicks. Measured up the sections to carry the mainline over Teasel’s branch at the back of the garage, with a good difference in height between them to allow for the derailments which are bound to happen!





Rarely seen view of Teasel due to the lack of scenery, but there will be a lot more happening this end this year!






The gap in the middle is going to be a lift out section featuring the 009 railway. 



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Hi Chris, 
With Wombat Creek out of action for a while, it's great to follow your extensions of Teaselbay. 



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Hi Chris.    Looking good and I am certain that everything is measured up and down to the last millimetre in every direction. But the rare no scenery corner photo doesn’t seem to allow trains to pass under. Of course you are the man in charge and know what you are doing. Best wishes Kevin 



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The APT stock looks very cool Chris and brings back memories of intercity commuting. As you’ll want to stretch their legs, I rather suspect the new extension will take shape rapidly and I’m looking forward to see it happen.
 
The corner OBS looks a good fit resting on top of Teasel and it will look even better when hoisted to it’s proper elevation. Are you going to test your stock on different gradients before installing the elevated sections?


Good luck and happy modelling.
 
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Yes nicely cut curve in that OBS... what's that stand for?



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Longchap wrote: Are you going to test your stock on different gradients

I decided after watching many videos and reading stories not to have a gradient between the lower and upper. The lower is the branch, with upper being the mainline, so will have slightly different stock movements. I don’t think in my limited space a gradient would fit nicely. 



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peterm wrote: Yes nicely cut curve in that OBS... what's that stand for?

I had a quick Google and it apparently stands for Orientated Strand Board. So I got the acronym slightly wrong there! Hardware stores no longer seem to stock large chipboard boards any more. Does anyone know why!?

When I started I did all the cutting and screwing manually! I now have power tools at my disposal, so after a quick measure and run with the jigsaw, I can make easy work of the board! 



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I think this answers your question Kevin : Less train movement this evening as rather large slabs of OBS sit on the tracks after a delivery from Wicks.


Just on a point Chris - I think you mean "OSB" rather than "OBS".................. :roll: :roll: :roll:  OSB is "Oriented Strand Board" and is made from thin slivers of wood - almost like wood shavings - laid in different directions and resin bonded to make an extremely strong and hard board.  "OBS" I think might be closer to a German Army rank  - Obersturmbannfuhrer - often abbreviated to "Oberst" ............... :mutley



It's always interesting to see "back stage" views and I'm impressed that the brilliant photos we see appear to take up such a small part of your available space.


Don't you find OSB difficult to work with, particularly when it come to cutting and pin pushing.  It's a very hard board. :hmm



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Hmm - sorry for my last post, I hadn't read right to the end  - I see you've already twigged on the OSB ...................... :oops:



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Petermac wrote: Hmm - sorry for my last post, I hadn't read right to the end  - I see you've already twigged on the OSB ...................... :oops:


No worries! Haha. It was an interesting response nevertheless!



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Petermac wrote: I think this answers your question Kevin : Less train movement this evening as rather large slabs of OBS sit on the tracks after a delivery from Wicks.


“We apologise for the delay. This is due to the wrong type of wood on the line”. :mutley



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Petermac wrote:
It's always interesting to see "back stage" views and I'm impressed that the brilliant photos we see appear to take up such a small part of your available space.


Don't you find OSB difficult to work with, particularly when it come to cutting and pin pushing.  It's a very hard board. :hmm


I alway try to get in low and try to avoid areas which are yet to look pretty! The garage is a standard single car jobby. I’ve had to be conscious of that since I started at Teasel and as best as I could plan around it. 

As for the OBS, the prototype 009 pins went in fine, time will tell how it reacts. As I said, chipboard doesn’t seem to be available like it used to be!



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Tonight’s job, may be a walk in a park to some of you but always fills me with fear! Getting inside a loco!

As I do with all locos on Teasel, I install a stay alive decoder to greatly improve running. The APT is slightly more complex than others as the motor etc sits in a harness which swings when the train curves to allow the tilt motion. So anything added will have to avoid the sides. 






The decoder of choice is the Laisdcc 4 function decoder. Hornby provided a nice space for the decoder, with two screws allowing for it to be fitted which is nice and simple compared to older models where the decoder connection is hidden deep inside. They didn’t however provide space for the stay alive. 






I threaded the wires to the stay alive through the same hole as the pickups beside the motor casing. The capacitor solders on and then tapped to the frame. 






Now… I just have to remember how to put it all back together! :hmm



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I worked it out. Here is a video of the APT. Running through the Bay. Next job, remove the mouse…..



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