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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #825 on: May 29, 2018, 04:25:55 pm »
Oh my, that IS nice,you gotta love a Jube. :heart2:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #826 on: May 29, 2018, 07:30:36 pm »
This layout is beyond stunning.... it’s world class .

I only hope that when I eventually get time to build mine it looks anything like a real railway, not even close to anything on this layout.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #827 on: May 31, 2018, 10:02:59 pm »
Phase Two of the point rodding at last. And a chance to feature 90201.









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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #828 on: June 02, 2018, 11:10:34 pm »
Phase three of point rodding is now underway. I've dug out the holes and installed the rodding stools and the cranks, hoping everything will line up when I add the 'rods'. And some of the holes have been refilled with ballast. Not worth a photo at this stage, so here instead is a couple more shots of 90201.



In the second shot the train is passing the area that looks rather different today. It's here that much of the new rodding will be seen. One problem I've found is that I installed the signal box a bit too low for the rodding to to meet it correctly, but I think I've got a fix that will solve the problem. I'm certainly not going to risk trying to remove the whole box to raise it - I don't think the steps would survive that process!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #829 on: June 03, 2018, 09:11:45 am »
Out of curiosity, has your DubDee got any shiny patches where the weathering has worn off with handling, Roger?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #830 on: June 03, 2018, 08:21:02 pm »
Out of curiosity, has your DubDee got any shiny patches where the weathering has worn off with handling, Roger?

No sign of that happening yet, Mick. Mine is factory weathered, bought before I started using TMC. Perhaps we should handle locos with white cotton gloves? Actually I don't have to handle mine much as the fiddle yard is just big enough to house all my stock. But it is now pretty full so I might have to think about how to store locos if I buy many more. As I'm having a dental implant on Wednesday that won't be happening soon!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #831 on: June 03, 2018, 08:31:00 pm »
Thanks for that, Roger. Mine is just the factory weathered one and like the "No tools kept in this van overnight" I don't leave any locos on the layout after I've finished play testing so inevitably there is some careful handling. This loco seems worse than the B1, J39, Fairburn, Jubilee, Royal Scot and Jinty I have (wonder why Farish don't weather steam locos from Southern and Western regions :hmmm:). Sadly I can't afford to have them weathered from an outside source.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #832 on: June 03, 2018, 09:02:57 pm »
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 Perhaps we should handle locos with white cotton gloves?



I never touch any decorated bits of a model without gloves.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #833 on: June 03, 2018, 09:42:17 pm »
Sussex by the sea has been very sunny today, so garden jobs took priority. But I did spend an hour first thing threading wires through the rodding stools. Think having to thread 70 needles the eyes of which are practically invisible! The wires are not trimmed to length or fixed in place yet. Anyway, a couple of shots showing progress so far.




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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #834 on: June 04, 2018, 10:35:06 pm »
A bit more progress, but this is a stage where waiting becomes the order of the day. The wires were trimmed to length and glued to their cranks and to some of the rodding stools. I then did a bit more patching of the damaged ballast - more to do later - and added fresh scatter to the front of the rodding nearest the camera. I'll probably add a bit more static grass there in due course. The final jobs were to paint the wires with etching primer, which needs a day to harden before it can be painted over. And of course to take the photo.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #835 on: June 10, 2018, 10:37:04 pm »
Some progress at last – the rodding crossing the tracks is now in place, everything has been painted, and ballast and scatter patched. I still need to add a bit of grass between the path and the tracks and pick up some of the bits of stray ballast. Static grass really gets hold of the stuff!







I did say in an earlier post that I thought a facing point lock is going a bit far in N but in this last shot there is a rod and crank not connected to anything…


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #836 on: June 11, 2018, 06:43:50 am »
Many thanks for another excellent set of photos. of stunning work.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #837 on: June 11, 2018, 09:02:03 am »
Many thanks for another excellent set of photos. of stunning work.

Wot he said :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #838 on: June 11, 2018, 09:06:38 am »
Excellent work on the point rodding Roger!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #839 on: June 11, 2018, 09:25:26 am »
Superb work. :thumbsup:

There is no way I can criticise this amazing layout, but I'll confess here.... Roger, I glanced at new pics on my phone just before I left Tokyo, and on the thumbnails, thought the rodding was baseboard joints!

I thought, exhibition layout.... before I realised it was Wrenton!  :-[
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