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Author Topic: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door  (Read 67642 times)

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 10:59:10 pm »
Of course!   ::)

At least with Deansmoor's track plan there'll be double the fun....  :laughabovepost:

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2013, 02:28:11 am »
That's really nice little layout. The catenary looks really good, and as you point out, not often seen in this scale. I do have a question, though... how do you find handling locomotives and stock underneath it? In my case, I think I'd be constantly knocking masts over and breaking wires!

I presume that there is no overhead in the fiddle yard and stock is put on track there?
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2013, 07:08:05 am »
Well, the layout last ran in the previous millennium, so going a bit from memory, but you will notice there is no point work under the wires, so hopefully the need to handle anything as a result of derailments is rare.    And yes, in the fiddle yards there is no overhead - the pans run on solid rails in the tunnels, which then flare up in the fiddle yard to release the pan, or compress it onto the catenary for the next lap.

The masts are not too fragile - square section brass well footed in the baseboard, so can take the odd knock from a track-cleaning rubber.

The crucial thing is that the pans run reliably on the catenary.  What you don't want is one to ping up and get all tangled in the knitting - a bit like real life on the WCML! :worried:

I will surely post videos when I get electric stock running - only that will be a while off as restoration of the wires is the last job on the list!

Thanks for your interest!     Jon :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2013, 07:25:44 am »
Following the progress on this with interest - any layout with the words 'Post-privatisation' immediately catches my eye  :thankyousign:
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2013, 07:32:33 am »
Hi Pengi,

I like to use the term "postmodern" - on the basis that the "modernisation plan" was in 1955 and came to fruition in the 6os and 70s, so that was the "modern era".    It tends to confuse people though  :confused1:

Thanks for your interest - I find that doing regular posts is an incentive to get the work done!

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2013, 02:02:21 pm »
Thought it's about time the Cement terminal made an appearance here. It's not finished, as it still requires access ladders. The bulk of this was Jon's work, involving steradent tubes (although i'd never realised before he had false teeth!) I've added the pipework and catwalk.






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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2013, 02:08:04 pm »
Excellent work! Good use of materials that would otherwise be binned!

Thanks for sharing :greatpicturessign:


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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2013, 02:12:36 pm »
Looking really nice Neal  ;)

I got the idea from a very helpful website I found:

http://www.igg.org.uk/gansg

It occurs to me that it may belong to a member of this forum?

I actually kept the Steradent tablets for ages, hoping they would come in handy for something.  I think my mum might have them now - for cleaning silver or something, not for her teeth!

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2013, 03:38:56 pm »
A very impressive structure - well done :thumbsup:

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 01:42:44 am »
Those dooverwhackies on the top look familiar.... are they from a Pola or Heljan kit?
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2013, 09:10:59 am »
Yes - they're from the "German Locomotive Repair Hall" which I think is a Pola kit.   Much more of this kit will also appear on Deansmoor - heavily adapted!   They have been turned down to change the shape a little. Well spotted!

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2013, 04:34:23 pm »
Thought it's about time the Cement terminal made an appearance here. It's not finished, as it still requires access ladders. The bulk of this was Jon's work, involving steradent tubes (although i'd never realised before he had false teeth!) I've added the pipework and catwalk.


Nice one - I intend building a cement terminal of this design too for City Basin Goods and have the Steradent tubes ready :)

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2013, 04:44:34 pm »
Neal came over today :thankyousign: and we made some good progress on Deansmoor:

Cement terminal placed in situ:



Also, items positioned for the factories at the right hand end of the layout:



The factory on the left is built from the panels of the "German Locomotive Repair Hall" kit previousl mentioned.

A shot of Kestrel St. at the left-hand end



This is where the station will go, hopefully in the not too distant future:



An Neal perusing the progress



Note in the background a precarious soldering iron that only last night fell on the floor burning a big hole in the carpet!

More soon

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2013, 08:41:17 pm »
I made a level crossing warning flasher tonight - was quite a quick and easy make as it turned out, though the finished model isn't a bang-on scale model!  See what you think....

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2013, 09:12:15 pm »
That looks very good Jon, not too keen on the spider to the right though  :D

cheers John.

 

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