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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2018, 08:06:06 pm »
Excellent progress, Martin.  Is the Setrack is stuck to the ply with Copydex?

I think this will be a fun layout!

With best wishes.

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Re: Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2018, 08:08:54 pm »
Excellent progress, Martin.  Is the Setrack is stuck to the ply with Copydex?

I think this will be a fun layout!

With best wishes.

John
Yes - stuck down with Copydex. I have the final pieces to insert tomorrow to complete it then itíll be testing time.
If that proves ok its on to ballasting.
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: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2018, 08:10:31 pm »
Just a quick query - How do you modify the title of your thread?
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2018, 08:14:15 pm »
Just a quick query - How do you modify the title of your thread?
Aha. Iíve just posted a query on that. I seem to be able to change individual topic titles but not the overall thread title.
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: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2018, 08:18:26 pm »
Thanks, Martin. I caught the post giving the name and the train details. It sounds like a nice quiet place for a relaxing walking holiday. If not a "Station Hotel", I'm sure there will at least be a "Railway Arms" pub, handy for the station, doing B&B! 8-)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2018, 11:12:41 am »
Just a quick query - How do you modify the title of your thread?
According to replies to my other post. Changing the name of the first and then the latest post should work although posts in between will retain the old title (unless you edit them all).
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: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2018, 12:13:36 pm »
A bit more progress - still at the messy untidy stage!
All track now in place and fixed down (just waiting for the Copydex to dry completely).
Last evening I applied a very thin coat of sealer to the plywood and this morning Iíve painted in the base colours. All very rough as it will be painted over again as I detail individual areas. It does give an idea however of the area that will be countryside and those that will be built upon.
Itís the cinema for us this afternoon so everything will have a good chance to dry.

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: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2018, 12:49:08 pm »
Hi Martin,

Looks like you're motoring on. Great stuff and great inspiration (ie. kick up the backside) to get more done on my Tremargat St. Croix small layout.

My op was cancelled again so no excuses (except chores).

Enjoy the cinema. If the film isn't that good, think of me. I've got to go to the tip, twice, and it's raining.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2018, 01:31:25 pm »
Hi Martin,

Looks like you're motoring on. Great stuff and great inspiration (ie. kick up the backside) to get more done on my Tremargat St. Croix small layout.

My op was cancelled again so no excuses (except chores).

Enjoy the cinema. If the film isn't that good, think of me. I've got to go to the tip, twice, and it's raining.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Sorry to hear that your op was again cancelled.
Yes, hopefully a good film. Grotty weather so may as well be indoors.
Martin
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2018, 08:45:03 pm »
A bit more progress - still at the messy untidy stage!
All track now in place and fixed down (just waiting for the Copydex to dry completely).
Last evening I applied a very thin coat of sealer to the plywood and this morning Iíve painted in the base colours. All very rough as it will be painted over again as I detail individual areas. It does give an idea however of the area that will be countryside and those that will be built upon.
Itís the cinema for us this afternoon so everything will have a good chance to dry.

That's great progress, Martin.

It's good to see Peco 'Setrack' being used.  I would like to try using it again.  My last effort was less successful than I hoped for.  This was probably because I tried to be too clever for my own good.  I am following your progress with interest.

I hope you both enjoyed the film.

All the best.

John
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2018, 08:55:26 pm »
Yes we saw ďThe Darkest HourĒ which was excellent.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2018, 09:15:30 pm »
Agreed!  We saw it on Saturday.  The only part that I could have done without was the 'District Line' scene, but it was obvious why it was included.
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2018, 09:46:33 pm »
My friends also keep recommending the "Darkest Hour" so I had better go to see it before I'm too busy.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2018, 06:52:08 pm »
Today I checked all the track then completed the wiring on the underside of the board. Itís very simple - at the moment just three power connections to the track. Iím not bothering with point motors (although I have toyed with the idea).
Later there will be additional wiring for street and building lights.
I then thoroughly cleaned the track and tested it with various locos, Happily, I can go slowly enough to make a complete circuit in 59 seconds.
Iíve also tested the point on a curve that I was a little worried about but loco and three coaches are fine in either direction at varying speeds with no derailments.
I had planned to ďrustĒ the sides of the rails this evening but I find itís difficult without natural light so hopefully I can do that tomorrow.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2018, 06:58:22 pm »
Iíve also tested the point on a curve that I was a little worried about but loco and three coaches are fine in either direction at varying speeds with no derailments.

That's excellent news.  It speaks volumes for the inherent quality of Peco 'Setrack' and, in particular, for your careful and accurate track laying.  A turnout on a curve can be a troublesome thing in the facing direction...

Best wishes

John
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(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.

 

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