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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #405 on: January 02, 2018, 10:28:38 pm »
Hi Philip. There should not really need to be access below the track level, but in my case the layout is 900mm deep and the units about 500mm deep so there is a small space behind the units. If all else failed and I needed better access the the layout detaches from the Nelevator support and that gives full access then. Hope this helps.
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

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #406 on: January 04, 2018, 12:44:41 pm »
Thanks George that's very helpful!

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #407 on: January 07, 2018, 04:27:13 pm »
Not a lot happening this week except making a few Workers Cottages and templating the newly regained land/layout space by straightening the fascia board from curved. I intend to have a main road running along the front with the cottages backing onto the railway line with converted cottage as a cafe and post office. I have been experimenting with an old turntable I had and now fitted the motor to drive it and also the controls to rotate it clockwise or anti clockwise, the set came with a speed control as well for crawling rotation to assist in alignment. All works and needs installing ready for the turntable alterations.
 
Just seen the new releases from Graham Farish for 2018, a few items look tempting but not as many as I feared. The N Class Southern but would have preferred without sound, the Class 57 GWR, Castle Pullman Set and some of the Hawksworth carriages. Sure there will be more when the catalogue arrives.







Finally the grass has grown around the viaduct and some bushes planted.






And an update with the switches mounted in the fascia board and the grey templates for the front street scene.




« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 05:27:04 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 #408 on: January 11, 2018, 05:21:58 pm »
Afternoon George.

Cracking stuff! Every time I see an update it makes me want one of those Nelevators.

Cheers

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #409 on: January 16, 2018, 05:04:58 pm »
I have been putting off deciding and fitting the turntable I bought last year. This afternoon I took the plunge literally and retro fitted it to the baseboard which has various cables and decoders etc etc underneath. Fortunately I used Sundeala for the base surface so I was able to cut through it carefully with a Stanley knife and check the space below before enlarging the aperture to accept the turntable. All in place now and working so next to do is some tracklaying and power supplies to the them. The control panel I bought is superb allowing very slow movement to align tracks. Time permitting I may remove the temporary power supply and thread it back to a dedicated supply.







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 #410 on: January 16, 2018, 07:38:51 pm »
That looks marvellous, George.

It is all so very tidy.

Best wishes.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #411 on: January 16, 2018, 09:15:38 pm »
From my experience of cutting 9mm sundeala with a stanley knife, that must have taken some time, George. The end result does look good.

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« Reply #412 on: January 16, 2018, 09:19:15 pm »
From my experience of cutting 9mm sundeala with a stanley knife, that must have taken some time, George. The end result does look good.

Was a lot quicker than plunging a jigsaw in and repairing all the electrickery beneath. Took about half an hour to cut out, no photos allowed if the hole 😲 the end result is clean and good though.
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 #413 on: January 17, 2018, 09:30:26 pm »
I have a Peco turntable kit for a future planned layout and will have to motorise and control it, George, so would be interested to learn how you managed it. What is the control panel that you referred to, please?

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #414 on: January 17, 2018, 09:35:51 pm »
I have a Peco turntable kit for a future planned layout and will have to motorise and control it, George, so would be interested to learn how you managed it. What is the control panel that you referred to, please?

Hi Chris, I bought the motor and the controls from two different suppliers. The controls are excellent have a forward and reverse button along with a variable speed controller, I will find the ebay link and post it. Also the motor supplier.
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 #415 on: January 17, 2018, 09:56:32 pm »
I have a Peco turntable kit for a future planned layout and will have to motorise and control it, George, so would be interested to learn how you managed it. What is the control panel that you referred to, please?

Hi Chris, I bought the motor and the controls from two different suppliers. The controls are excellent have a forward and reverse button along with a variable speed controller, I will find the ebay link and post it. Also the motor supplier.

Many thanks, George. That would be very useful.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #416 on: January 17, 2018, 10:04:14 pm »
http://www.locomotech.com/ Was the motor supplier. I used the deluxe version as not a lot more expensive.

Item number on eBay :172886908250
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 #417 on: January 18, 2018, 08:20:58 am »
Many thanks, George. That is very useful. Together they should make an excellent combination with the Peco turntable kit.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #418 on: January 20, 2018, 05:54:32 pm »

Especially for Mick. YouTube of Geominster

https://youtu.be/6TPS232aChk

A quick update of the layout showing Class 40 running. The turntable is now fully functioning and just requires a slight levelling of a couple of tracks.
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 #419 on: January 20, 2018, 07:31:42 pm »
Class 40 looks good, George, especially with the 'sunlight' glinting off the Silver Bullets :thumbsup:

 

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