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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 16064 times)

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 04:15:49 pm »
Iím now waiting for a dry day here to take the case outside to give it a thorough clean and wash and to remove most of the foam interior.
Looks like tomorrow or Saturday may be my window of opportunity.
I canít really move forward until Iíve completed those two tasks.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 05:08:40 pm »
Ah, you're too far west! Apart from one heavy shower around mid-day we've been nice and sunny today  8)

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 06:25:26 pm »
Looks very good, Martin. I'd advise keeping the scenery as light as possible, then. Insulating tiles and packing pieces of the same material (as I used), plus tiling grout, as the surface should make a lightweight but strong combination.

This should be a fun project and you've got plenty of experience now.

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 12:32:47 pm »
A few dry hours here so the case has been thoroughly cleaned. Out in the sun now to completely dry off.
Weíre off out for a coastal walk after lunch so thatís it for today.
Tomorrow is lookng wet here so a great opportunity to make up the interior baseboard and also add a couple of bits of foam lining which were damaged.
All looking good so far.

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:-

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 12:51:28 pm »
Sounds good, Martin. Looking forward to the next updates.

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2018, 12:37:14 pm »
Been to B&Q this morning for a piece of 9mm ply to act as a baseboard.
Getting it cut in store is so much easier than messing about here!
Battons just loosely laid underneath at the moment ad their final position will depend on the trackwork and wiring. I need the batons to be just high enough to allow electrical firrings etc. Donít want to waste too much height.

Iíve also stripped off the foam from the inside of the lid which will give me a  extra centimetre of height (which could be important later). Stripping the foam off wasnít the easiest but itís clean now.
Iíll add a sheet of wallpaper backing paper later to the inside of the lid which will eventually house a backscene.
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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2018, 12:42:12 pm »
Good progress, Martin. Any thoughts on the name, yet?

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2018, 01:17:16 pm »
Good progress, Martin. Any thoughts on the name, yet?
Not yet. Tomorrow, I plan to fiddle around with some teack. That will give me an idea as to what the layout will ultimately represent and that in turn will yield a name.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2018, 02:16:28 pm »
All set to go then Martin, :thumbsup:

That last photo reminds me of this  :D :D :D



Really looking forward to seeing how the build progresses

Have a great (and busy) weekend  :beers:

All best wishes
Kevin


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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2018, 02:19:40 pm »
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Looks like an old flight case for a set of CDJís / turntables and a mixer
Id expect it to have lift of hinges if that was the case so the gear can be left in place and used
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it could have been a bass guitar
bloody big bass,plus the foam would be shaped to stop it moving about when the case is being chucked into the truck delicately handled by the road crew. My guess is  either a  keyboard/synth or a  control desk of some type

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2018, 04:30:34 pm »
 :hellosign: Watching this interesting idea develop, good progress so far  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2018, 01:58:26 pm »
Tidied up the outside of the case with a bit of fablon this morning:




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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2018, 02:05:44 pm »
Very smart, Martin. If you're going to have different ground levels, I'd advise using insulating tile material on top of the 'baseboard', like I did at Cant Cove. Then you can easily make a 'sunken lane', stream, etc.

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2018, 02:06:58 pm »
Now itís decision time. The track plan.
Iím not one for computerised planning aids, I need to visually see it.
This is first attempt with track pieces just laid out.

So...at the bottom we have a village station with the spur being a tiny goods yard with shed.
The two sidings going into the middle will be to some sort of industrial concern - Iím thinking possible a creamery?
The line going off to the left edge at the top will disappear into a dead end tunnel.
I will most likely add a gentle S curve (only small) to the straight bit at the top.
So....only first draught and Iím open to suggestions.
You can just about see a dotted blue line - to the left of this I would make countryside and to the right a small town (plus possibly the creamery).
Possibly a short tunnel bottom left.
I invite comments. It essentially has to be simple and aiím conscious of not wanting to cram it full of track.
I definitely want it to be roundy roundy - no shunting layout.
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:-

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2018, 02:22:02 pm »


 :claphappy: Yay !  Roundy Roundy  :claphappy:


 :D Roundys Rule  :D


Best Wishes
Kevin

 

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