!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: West Porthsea  (Read 4356 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1922
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 10:10:33 pm »
 :hellosign: OK where I was last night, the 3rd photo


& a present getting out to good use


Sorry back to work now so much more ASAP thanks for looking.
      regards Derek.

Offline keithbythe sea

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 853
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2018, 07:43:26 am »
Tidy above the cupboards too !!  :)

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1922
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2018, 04:23:46 pm »
 :hellosign: Good day everyone, more progress to on the layout starting with the track plan is almost definitely finalized with just a small change to the Eastern approach.


  A small change but makes a big difference for operation & routing the power. Thanks for the good advice in planning, I should know you make sense.
     Now the best part, A bridge just far enough


The circuit is now complete & first loco around was the BRCW type 3 successfully completed many crossings, yes well pleased. Thanks for looking
      regards Derek.

Offline Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+62)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 28953
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2018, 04:52:18 pm »
Glad to see the inaugural run, Derek :D
That's it - all further progress will cease for playingtesting of trains (don't ask how I know this :-[)

Offline Train Waiting

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1281
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
  • The Table-Top Railway.
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 05:03:52 pm »
That's great news, Derek.  You are making jolly good progress.

I agree with NPN's helpful advice.  The testing stage is really important and it pays to take time with it.  It is so much easier to make any little changes before ballasting and scenic work commences.

Best wishes.

John.
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


The Table-Top Railway is a train set trying and failing to be a model railway.

I believe that train sets and model railways are fun.

Offline port perran

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 8666
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2018, 05:18:19 pm »
Great to see something running Derek.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

Offline JohnN

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 320
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2018, 05:53:49 pm »
Congrats.  :beers:  Definitely time for some thorough testing. Great fun but also serves an important purpose.

Offline 25901JFM

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23462
  • Posts: 180
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2018, 07:20:39 pm »
Excellent stuff.  Time to run the trains and try out all those planned services and shunt moves to make sure they all work as you would like them to.  Have a bit of fun and make sure it is all good before progressing to the next stage.  Enjoy! 

John

Online Phoenix

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2018, 08:08:19 pm »


Looking good Derek  :thumbsup:

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1922
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2018, 10:43:31 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the encouraging words gentlemen, back to work tomorrow but will try & keep steady progress.
         regards Derek.

Offline keithbythe sea

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 853
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2018, 07:40:49 am »
Yes, lots of testing required, no need to rush ahead (full steam?) at all. By work do you mean real work?

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1922
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2018, 10:56:58 pm »
Yes, lots of testing required, no need to rush ahead (full steam?) at all. By work do you mean real work?
:hellosign: Yes keith I drive buses usually around Mid to West Cornwall & this takes far too much modelling time  >:(
      regards Derek.

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1922
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 10:01:02 pm »
 :hellosign: & good evening everybody, another update on testing with very mixed results. First off GF class 47 D1572 needed running in but didn`t want to play, all started well then refused to cross the points at the West End of the station, not pleased so turn around & try anti-clockwise. This was a little better but kept stalling for no reason I could see. Then I started worrying about my track laying or even electric problems so TRIX BRCW TYPE 3  was asked to save the day & restore sanity, & wow what a superb little Loco, ran faultless in both directions for over 1/2 hour pulling a short rake, aah well pleased again.
     Thinking cap time for D1572, hope it`s something as simple as a wheel clean, but only second time out of box, thanks for looking
      regards Derek.   

Offline 25901JFM

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23462
  • Posts: 180
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2018, 09:30:52 am »
Hi Derek.

A wheel clean may be worth a go and possibly check the pick ups are clean and making contact with the wheels.  It may also be worth checking for excessive grease on the gear towers in the bogies as well.  When I got my BR Blue Class 44 when they came out it was a lousy runner.  On examination the wheels were filthy, not impressed for a brand new loco straight out of the box!  Once cleaned all was well.

John

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1922
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2018, 10:03:45 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for your reply John, next shed time will start with getting D1572 up & running
        regards Derek.

 

Please Support Us!
August Goal: £65.00
Due Date: Aug 31
Total Receipts: £67.50
Above Goal: £2.50
Site Currency: GBP
104% 
August Donations


Advertise Here
anything