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As we are invited to post here for items not really appropriate for responses elsewhere, so here goes:
 
Hints & Tips No. 2397
DIstinguishing Yards from Mainline
By Leslie Pace
I used two thickness of cork under my track, a thicker cork tile under my main line areas and thinner cork sheet in my yard areas.  The height difference along with different/thinner/older/ recycled  ballast gives a gentle undulation to the layout and is typical of a lot of yard vs main line areas in the world.


I like 2397, as it follows prototype and is probably not widely known.
 
I know that Trevor discourages member’s responses to ‘hints and tips’ and I agree with the reasons why, so here’s the rub, we don't have a ‘like’ or ‘thumbs’ up button to register our support?

Could this be something Breakge could comment on?

Just a thought.

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Bill

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Heard the good news that that enormous barge full of containers, has been un-glued from the Great East Passage, huzzar!
 
Should be loads of new models in the shops soon!
 
I wonder if Heljan’s GWR railcar is amoung them?
 
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Longchap wrote: As we are invited to post here for items not really appropriate for responses elsewhere, so here goes:
 
Hints & Tips No. 2397
DIstinguishing Yards from Mainline
By Leslie Pace
I used two thickness of cork under my track, a thicker cork tile under my main line areas and thinner cork sheet in my yard areas.  The height difference along with different/thinner/older/ recycled  ballast gives a gentle undulation to the layout and is typical of a lot of yard vs main line areas in the world.


I like 2397, as it follows prototype and is probably not widely known.
 
I know that Trevor discourages member’s responses to ‘hints and tips’ and I agree with the reasons why, so here’s the rub, we don't have a ‘like’ or ‘thumbs’ up button to register our support?

Could this be something Breakge could comment on?

Just a thought.

Best,
 
Bill


Dont ask Breakage about registering support. . . HE supports Manu !!

Understand what your saying Bill and sometime in the future this could be something to look at ? At the moment it's gluing bits back on, greasing a few nipples to try and stop the strange grinding noises and trying to keep the wheels on. Rest assured as things move along we hope to do more  :thumbs

Alan has a list. . . He keeps waving it at me  ;-). I've set fire to it three times. . . The Bu@@3£ Has Photocopies !!  :It's a no no

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Good to know Alan has some photocopies left.

Alan has a list. . . He keeps waving it at me  ;-). I've set fire to it three times. . . The Bu@@3£ Has Photocopies !!

Clearing up some old boxes recently, we found some carbon paper and the bride, who has a better memory than me, had to remind me what it was used for.  Bl@@9e heck, youngsters today don't know they're born! I remember in my day when . . . . .

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Carbon paper eeeeee them were the days, why begger up one copy when you can begger up two or three at once !  Then some spoilsport invented the photocopier, took all the fun out of it as ANYBODY could begger up hundreds of copies at once  :roll: 
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Longchap wrote: The height difference along with different/thinner/older/ recycled  ballast gives a gentle undulation to the layout and is typical of a lot of yard vs main line areas in the world.

There is a technical reason for that.

Wagons don't roll out of sidings onto the running lines if it is uphill.

In the entire history of railways, gravity has never failed once. :)

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Longchap wrote: here’s the rub, we don't have a ‘like’ or ‘thumbs’ up button to register our support?

The convention on forums which don't have a Like button, is to post a reply containing simply:

+1

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Martin Wynne wrote: Longchap wrote: here’s the rub, we don't have a ‘like’ or ‘thumbs’ up button to register our support?

The convention on forums which don't have a Like button, is to post a reply containing simply:

+1

Martin.



+1  Thanks Martin  :)

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Martin Wynne wrote: Longchap wrote: The height difference along with different/thinner/older/ recycled  ballast gives a gentle undulation to the layout and is typical of a lot of yard vs main line areas in the world.

There is a technical reason for that.

Wagons don't roll out of sidings onto the running lines if it is uphill.

In the entire history of railways, gravity has never failed once. :)

Martin.


That's interesting Martin - I didn't know that but it makes a lot of sense.............the reason for the different levels I mean,  not the fact that gravity hasn't failed .....



P.s. It's also a fact that, in "carbon paper days", there were 2 types latterly - 1 type for hand written copies and another for typed copies.  I still have some of each .......somewhere "in a box" along with all the other "might come in useful one day" things I posess !

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Barchester wrote: Martin Wynne wrote: Longchap wrote: here’s the rub, we don't have a ‘like’ or ‘thumbs’ up button to register our support?

The convention on forums which don't have a Like button, is to post a reply containing simply:

+1

Martin.



+1  Thanks Martin  :)

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Of COURSE I forgot to add, please DONT go and put a load of posts in Trevors hints and tips with +1's, kinda defeats the object of. . . Well NOT posting replies to Trevors Hints and tips !   :It's a no no


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Ha, I was tempted Matt, but the power of independent thought kicked in, so I just added a :thumbs instead!

Be good,

Bill

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Longchap wrote: Ha, I was tempted Matt, but the power of independent thought kicked in, so I just added a :thumbs instead!

Be good,

Bill

:cool wink


Behave yourself Bill, I ALMOST went and checked

( I did, you KNOW I Did).   :mutley :mutley :mutley:pathead

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 +1
I thought you might.

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"The most users ever online was 595 on Wed Mar 31st, 2021."

Really?

.  .  .  or perhaps an early April fool?

Otherwise, it looks much like a Victor Meldrew moment!

Bill :cool:

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We were running some tests Bill, we wanted to see just how fast Alan could open and shut the door !  :mutley :mutley

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It didn't help that Peter was late in and caught his trouser braces on the revolving door handle
In out in out in out in out, he was just a blur !!!

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You forgot " and you shake it all about" .........


Given the current state of my back, I'm going nowhere quickly - revolving door or not !!!

No Easter egg hunt for me this weekend.....

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What is everyone’s favourite Chocolate?

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Lindt for me but if that's not available, I'll eat them all ....... :cool wink

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Wait ? Theres a favourite ? You mean we have to choose ?
Yeah ok Lindt here as well although I HAVE discovered a dark chocolate Toblerone. .  :cool wink

Very moreish

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see next post, meant to quote.

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TeaselBay wrote: What is everyone’s favourite Chocolate?

YES





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Colin W wrote: TeaselBay wrote: What is everyone’s favourite Chocolate?

YES






In full agreement......

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I ought to have said Lindt but, if that's not available, then any other make ............

What is it about chocolate ............ :hmm

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''Bill's Chocolate Orange''

:It's a no no :It's a no no :It's a no no


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