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Author Topic: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door  (Read 62871 times)

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2014, 09:12:56 pm »
It's looking good, Jon :thumbsup:
Without seeing more of the layout would an intermediate gantry resolve the problem or would that just put them too close together?
Or perhaps put a pedestrian walkway over that 'long' portion so as to avoid the catenary lifting :hmmm:

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2014, 09:21:14 pm »
It's looking good, Jon :thumbsup:
Without seeing more of the layout would an intermediate gantry resolve the problem or would that just put them too close together?
Or perhaps put a pedestrian walkway over that 'long' portion so as to avoid the catenary lifting :hmmm:

Thanks Mick - good idea about the walkway - in fact I have already used the rail bridge in the middle to this effect.  The problem would be though I would have to do this on two more spans!    The spans as they are are about prototypical distance on the straight, so wouldn't want to add more masts (beside which they are quite time consuming to make).

I am mulling it over - I think putting the "block" in the pan mechanism might be the best answer.  If I can judge it well the pan should still slide on the wire, but move it by no more than, say 1mm.

I haven't run any Dapol locos yet, but I think these have an adjusting screw so that you can achieve this effect simply.

Cheers   Jon    :) 
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2014, 08:52:09 pm »
The countdown to TadRail continues.....

The inaugural train will be the aggregates train I won in the "Layout on a Door" competition for Deansmoor.   I did a sneaky rehearsal!



Cheers  Jon  :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2014, 10:08:08 pm »
Certainly looks good with 'the knitting' in place, Jon :thumbsup:

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2014, 05:01:04 pm »
I saw your Deansmoor layout at Tring Model Railway exhibition.  I loved the level-crossing, working signals, catenary, attention to detail, it's simplicity and the atmosphere of the whole layout.  It's really really good - Well done.  Plus, thanks for taking the time to talk to me and telling me about this forum!

It's inspired me to get a move on with my layout!

John  :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2014, 05:11:33 pm »
I saw your Deansmoor layout at Tring Model Railway exhibition.  I loved the level-crossing, working signals, catenary, attention to detail, it's simplicity and the atmosphere of the whole layout.  It's really really good - Well done.  Plus, thanks for taking the time to talk to me and telling me about this forum!

It's inspired me to get a move on with my layout!

John  :)

Hi John,

Thanks for these kind words - very nice to talk to you yesterday, and welcome to the forum!!

Can you start a thread for your layout - plans or photographs if poss - we love pictures!

All the best

Jon   :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2014, 07:53:24 pm »
Hi Jon

Good to chat yesterday. Can I endorse what John 94732 said.

Deansmoor is an absolutely cracking layout that was running like the proverbial "Swiss Watch" every time I passed it during the day.

I only wish I could have stopped for longer to watch it, but as the deputy Exhibition Manager there always seemed to be somewhere I needed to be and something else to do!

Thank you for bringing it to TaD-Rail for it's first outing, it came as absolutely no surprise to learn that you got more bookings for the layout during the course of day!

Regards

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2014, 09:52:21 pm »
A sample photo from TaDRail courtesy of Callum



Cheers  Jon  :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #83 on: October 13, 2014, 10:24:17 am »

Hi Jon,

Couldn't get away this weekend and make it to Tring which is a pity as I would love to have seen this layout.

Do you have any upcoming show appearances?  And more photos please!

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #84 on: October 13, 2014, 11:06:06 am »
Do you have any upcoming show appearances?  And more photos please!

Hi Ben,

The next showing is Norwich on 11th April - which should be just about enough time to fix all the electrical/derailing/control panel layout issues we uncovered........and put the horse in the field!

The one thing that didn't cause a problem was the working catenary with sprung pans!

A very exuberant youth, who was impressed by the Desiros, shouted out at one point, "This layout is missing a train..........a PENDOLINO!".  We pointed him towards the pile of your fliers we had at the front of the layout.

More photos will appear later, hopefully - Neal (Cooper) who worked like a trojan on the day to keep a steady flow of trains, and his son Callum took a few, and they have undertaken to upload them.

Cheers  Jon  :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #85 on: October 13, 2014, 04:53:49 pm »
Here are a few of Callum's pictures (and videos if the link works!) of Deansmoor at Tadrail 2014 last Saturday.

http://youtu.be/NYWIzrlPiDM

http://youtu.be/rGk3bcFARgU












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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2014, 05:13:52 pm »
Excellent realism (even the floating head in pic #5  :) )
And you're running one of my favourite locos - Class 37 EWS   :)

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #89 on: October 13, 2014, 07:27:38 pm »
All I can say is WOW!

 

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