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Author Topic: Gibbins Yard - Layout in a whisky box  (Read 1722 times)

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Gibbins Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:00:06 pm »
I must be mad !!

After our show last weekend , me and a couple other members had a bit of a debrief on the weekends events and as a celebration of our success decided we deserved a little tipple . The little tipple turning into polishing off this very nice scotch whisky . The whisky came in a very nice box and whilst discussing , we decided that be fun to try fit a layout into it after success of my boxfile.

This ties in with thinking of a gift for another of our members who has helped us out immensely with many aspect of our society section . It Also helps that this member is a great lover of a good whisky

So the plan is to have a simple shunting layout in the box with a small distillery in there so ties in with the box itself . im going to have the layout itself removable from the box aswell so that I don't mess the box up . As I say its a very nice presentable box

I'm also aiming due to the size to have a a small sector plate for the operations

think this will be a simple side project to do , measurements of the layout are 140mm x 260mm x 75mm

pictures of the box and the rough plan below

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whiskey box
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 01:25:29 pm »
as a celebration of our success decided we deserved a little tipple . The little tipple turning into polishing off this very nice scotch whiskey .



This ties in with thinking of a gift for another of our members who has helped us out immensely with many aspect of our society section . It Also helps that this member is a great lover of a good whiskey


If the aforesaid member is a great lover of good whiskey (Irish spelling) and you lot have polished it off then some penance is required, and that looks to be an interesting way of doing that penance ;D

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 03:30:00 pm »
That has crossed my mind , end up giving him the box and he's expecting this lovely bottle and ends up with a layout instead  :D

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 07:06:20 am »
I do hope thats a distilery he's modelling...

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 07:13:28 am »
Just thinking the same thing!
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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 11:16:02 am »
Made a start on the construction last night , baseboard is made up using some ply  , just needs little tidying up with a good sanding down and did a rough mock up with the kato track I will be using and a building just to get rough idea , anyway heres couple photos from last night







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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 02:23:29 pm »
All the best with the new layout.  I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2018, 09:32:29 am »
Bit of progress made , sector plate now in place and operating , ended up using a simple mains pin as the mechanism . Not going to win awards but should do the job for a simple project as this . Sidings are now also in place and all marries up with the sector plate nicely . I am thinking of operating the sector plate with a removable pin for when the layout is in the box itself . next on things to do is to wire up the track .I have done some simple testing using temporary wires which has gone ok . Think I'm pushing my luck trying to fit 3 wagons onto any of the sidings with magnet operations for uncoupling . Overall im happy though with how its going considering my level of modelling skills . Here are couple photos

















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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 08:22:54 am »
Managed to solder some droppers on all the track including the sector plate so we now have power . track needs a little bit of a clean with some ipa but overall was happy . Need to think of way of lining up the sector plate with each of the sidings . considering the space any ideas?








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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 08:24:57 am »
here is a video of some of the testing I done , as can see im lining up with the eye atm


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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 11:22:12 am »
How about something simple like this if you can find a small enough version....................

https://www.screwfix.com/p/straight-door-bolt-polished-chrome-76mm/74947

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 03:30:58 pm »
Hi Mark,

Wow..... you really are busy  :D :D

Many thanks for your suggestion for my pond on "Windmill Hill"  :thumbsup:

Following on from Micks suggestion of using a bolt to set the track positions I had this thought ...... and then got the sharpies out  ;)



Cut a wedge shape from Plasticard, pivoted at the point, and glue the track, and a small bolt ( like you get for cupboards) on it.

The bolt holes will go in the back of a building of some sort, and are spaced so in the position shown, track one will line up.

When the sector is pivoted, and the bolt is in hole 2, track 2 will line up.

Same for 3.

I am sure you could disguise the bolt as a bush, or glue a parked lorry to the knob and make the building a garage or loading bay or whatever.

No idea if it is feasible, but just an idea  :beers:

All best wishes
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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2018, 04:44:13 pm »
Good thinking, that man :thumbsup:

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 10:46:37 am »
Thank you both for your suggestions

kevin that's a great idea , will certainly look into that option , both works as a operational point of view and also hiding it which was what I was after

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Re: Gibbons Yard - Layout in a whisky box
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 03:31:02 pm »
Hi All

Managed to find some time over the weekend to get some more done on this little project , using Kevin's great idea I think I've managed to sort the aligning out for the sector plate. ( :thankyousign: Kevin ) .I've reused some copper clad, brass tubing and bras rod that was removed from a club layout and glued these into place after lining the tracks up . because of the angle of the sidings etc I couldn't use a complete pie shape but will do the job . What I'm hoping is being to able to hide the brass pin is to make it look like a tree stump or something similar . the tubing will be hidden in buildings etc so will be easier to hide from the front of the layout

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