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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 08:57:16 pm »
It's looking good, Derek.

I have found that 315mm is an ideal minimum radius.  My trains appear to like it.

With regard to a scissors crossover, this would probably be advantageous operationally.  It's the P Way people that don't like them.  There was one in Edinburgh (Waverley) and some years ago, during the 'difficult years' the P Way tried to have it removed.  The operators resisted...successfully.  Now, with traffic increasing, there are two scissors in the station!

The Kato scissors crossover is great fun: I have one on my US layout.  The ones in Waverley are great fun, too.

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 09:12:31 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for your imput  John, yes I chose the 315mm as it is the recommended minimum for Shinkansens & who knows what the Tardis might allow  :laugh3: . The scissor crossing I have almost a dozen times  :hmmm: maybe soon
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 09:34:29 pm »
Looking Good there Derek, pleased to see you have made a start. Its best to try and sort any possible problems you may have before you lay the track, some good advice from Mick about the crossing. Not sure what radius 315mm is, call me old fashioned but has long has its not less than 9" in old money you will be ok. Tracksetta's are handy for making curves from flexitrack, I have a 9" and a straight one.
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2018, 06:36:12 am »
Looking Good there Derek, pleased to see you have made a start. Its best to try and sort any possible problems you may have before you lay the track, some good advice from Mick about the crossing. Not sure what radius 315mm is, call me old fashioned but has long has its not less than 9" in old money you will be ok. Tracksetta's are handy for making curves from flexitrack, I have a 9" and a straight one.
12" = 305mm (304.8 to be precise) so 315 mm is almost exacrtly 12.4 inches.
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 09:48:00 am »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Chris & Laurence, I am happy with Kato track & do feel the 315mm will be fine for locos I will be running. Interestingly I do have a couple of pieces of Peco flextrack which may find a home on the layout, most likely as long straights.
   Hope to upload photos of progress soon
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 09:59:38 am »
Hi Derek

I like your plan. It is a shame that Kato does not make double curved points. If they did, the 'easing' of the curves at the bottom end of the layout end would be a fair bit easier. But, this section doesn't look too bad as is and with some scenery added should look just fine.

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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2018, 10:07:22 am »
 :hellosign: Thanks for your interest Webbo, yes curved points would be nice I agree. I have just had another look at the actual curves in position & don`t think they look too sharp, hopefully photos to follow soon
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2018, 11:44:23 am »
 :hellosign: OK photos of progress so far starting with the new boards on the kitchen cabinets in the tidy shed.




Now clockwise showing Turntable, Station & West were the two lines split






The track is in position before checking & then drilling holes for cables.
Now the bottom curve & the Gap for removal bridge




All comments are always welcome & thanks for looking
        regards Derek.

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2018, 07:13:40 pm »
Thanks Derek.
Looks good.
I envy your space.
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2018, 08:03:09 pm »
A big step forward. Plenty of space below to hide all your purchases from SWMBO :)
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2018, 08:46:51 pm »
Looking good (and tidy  :D)

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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2018, 10:09:03 pm »
 :hellosign: Good Evening & thank you Martin, Mike & Keith for your imput always appreciated. I am lucky to have this space although more is better, & a caring wife who does support my hobby & keeps me organized.
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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 11:17:13 pm »
 :hellosign: Just quick update to say progress is now happening. All the boards are now covered with 3mm foam, holes have been drilled & all electrics hidden below. I reckon the trackplan just about finalised so next on list is the removable bridge to constuct so we have a full loop then a really good track clean. AAAAnd then serious testing    :D . Sorry no photos today as Evening before shed time, any comments always welcome & thanks for looking
       regards Derek.

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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2018, 08:31:10 am »
Excellent progress.

Best wishes.

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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2018, 10:52:07 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks John (Train Waiting) very happy with progress.
     Another small but very important update this Evening, Henry visited the shed today & came away happy  :D now for photos again clockwise around the shed showing the 3mm foam




   Sorry that's all tonight, thanks for looking
     regards Derek.

 

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