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Author Topic: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway  (Read 33257 times)

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #360 on: December 01, 2017, 08:26:57 pm »
That's a cracking layout George. Looks like it's a lot of fun to operate.

Ironically, I was admiring the baseboard construction and was going to comment on how good the curved front fascia looked. But I can see how you might want to get the space back for scenery.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #361 on: December 01, 2017, 08:28:37 pm »
I bet watching the Nelevator is more stimulating than some of the TV rubbish ;D
Good looking paint job, George.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #362 on: December 01, 2017, 08:41:08 pm »
That's a cracking layout George. Looks like it's a lot of fun to operate.

Ironically, I was admiring the baseboard construction and was going to comment on how good the curved front fascia looked. But I can see how you might want to get the space back for scenery.

Actually the boss commented that because it is curved it exposes the top of the cupboards beneath it so thought it best to address that and gain some scenic space at the same time.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #363 on: December 01, 2017, 08:42:05 pm »
I bet watching the Nelevator is more stimulating than some of the TV rubbish ;D
Good looking paint job, George.

Indeed Mick even empty watching it go up and down is entertaining. :-)
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #364 on: December 01, 2017, 08:44:06 pm »
How do you improve a faultless layout like Geominster? ??? Make it BIGGER! :bounce:
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #365 on: December 01, 2017, 08:48:03 pm »
Actually the boss commented that because it is curved it exposes the top of the cupboards beneath it so thought it best to address that and gain some scenic space at the same time.
Well I certainly wouldn't want to be the cause you getting you into trouble with the boss. I have one too and I know to pick my battles.  :angel:

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #366 on: December 01, 2017, 08:51:31 pm »
How do you improve a faultless layout like Geominster? ??? Make it BIGGER! :bounce:

Thanks and use it more 👍 Had to undo some scenic bits but the overall picture looks good and looking forward to progressing it over the next few months.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #367 on: December 01, 2017, 10:07:54 pm »
Looking forward to looking on as you progress George. :beers:
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #368 on: December 09, 2017, 09:18:42 pm »
Well this week despite having a lot of other jobs to get sorted before Xmas I have today completed the track on the extension to Geominster. All the droppers are connected albeit via a temporary connection but I am pleased to report all is running and working well. The extra board has increased to running lines by about 75% in length and given far more interest as I had hoped. I have put the two boards together for playing/working on and next up is the viaduct area. I have a turntable to fit on the original board so I will be giving serious thought exactly where that will go. The point motors are attached but will not get connected until the New Year when I hope to invert the main board to carry out modifications to lights, turntable motor and other elelectrical works, the temporary bus wire can be incorporated correctly. I can also at the same time connect the new point motors into the DCC boards to operate from the mimic panel. The new track plan has created quite a lot of scope for scenic ideas and that is something I will be pondering over a glass or two during the Xmas festivities. I have made a short video of the test running over the entire layout and extension and if I can figure out how to post it here then I will or otherwise just post a link. Hopefully I can add some photographs also tomorrow.

https://youtu.be/Vchqyc7T7Ik  Link to the Youtube video, the locos are running a bit on the rapid side, I think it is because they have not been run for a while and loosened up a bit as they ran, anyway it all worked as planned, they also run the opposite direction and therefore the correct way round. 😄
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 09:26:49 pm by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #369 on: December 09, 2017, 09:31:47 pm »
Excellent :claphappy:
Good to see locos running again, George!

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #370 on: December 09, 2017, 09:34:14 pm »
Excellent :claphappy:
Good to see locos running again, George!

Certainly is Mick, since embarking on moving beginning August very little movement on the tracks. I will have to make up for lost time, I have a couple of sound locos that I think will sound good over a long run.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #371 on: December 10, 2017, 06:38:36 am »
What's the block bell code for runaway train on wrong line?  :-[
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #372 on: December 10, 2017, 07:39:06 am »
What's the block bell code for runaway train on wrong line?  :-[

🙈🙈 I had been trying both tracks both directions and got carried away by the success a video of it working seemed appropriate. Rule one kicked in . 😂
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #373 on: December 20, 2017, 06:56:49 am »
Update at Geominster and the extension board. A lot of progress has been made recently so here are the latest photos. I have now fitted the desktop and have a good working area, the doors have hidden all the boxes stored within them. The fascia boards have all been fitted to the front of the layout boards and need filling and painting and the new viaduct feature has been fitted with just a little more to complete it and then some scenic work to tidy up the slopes. As I mentioned previously I have straightened the front fascia board and it has created a good scenic area in front of the Mainline station, some cottages and a through road are my thoughts on that space at the moment. I do intend having a tidying session today and put all the remaining boxes away ready to start again over the festive period, and of course a running session is in order just to check everything works well.



























« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 06:59:48 am by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #374 on: December 20, 2017, 07:14:37 am »
That looks brilliant. I love the neat fascias with controls mounted, and I have to admit that it's the first time I've seen a Nelevator in situ on a layout.

Top marks here!  :thumbsup:
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