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Re: Parish End
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 01:12:41 pm »
A productive morning working on Parish End.
Track plan sellotaped together and key parts / items transferred onto the layout board and made a start soldering dropper wires onto the points, a job I hate as my soldering isn't good, but here's hoping.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2017, 06:19:18 am »
Some photo’s please.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 07:53:40 am »
Some photo’s please.    :thumbsup:

Once I can see the wood for the trees, I'll stick some photos on here.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 12:36:52 pm »
Progress or pandemonium?
I have finally got some track laid, albeit not fixed down yet.
Dropper wires attached, just need to do a bit more before its first test.




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Re: Parish End
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2017, 03:55:22 pm »
Progress or pandemonium?
I have finally got some track laid, albeit not fixed down yet.
Dropper wires attached, just need to do a bit more before its first test.






Looks like you are getting on fine with the wiring, i must say it’s not my favourite job..    :laugh3: :laugh3:
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2017, 05:02:08 pm »
Grab yourself some goggles before using the clippers on the track ;) I had a piece of track ping and catch me in the eye before Christmas!

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017, 10:43:07 pm »
Grab yourself some goggles before using the clippers on the track ;) I had a piece of track ping and catch me in the eye before Christmas!

Coo.  Sounds nasty.  I wear glasses and always cut track away from me, as you right,y say, it does ping.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2017, 06:29:28 am »
"Progress or pandemonium?
I have finally got some track laid, albeit not fixed down yet.
Dropper wires attached, just need to do a bit more before its first test."

My layout looked a lot like your pictures until very recently.  Now that I have trains running, a lot of the tools and bits have migrated away from the tops.  I look forward to seeing some running on Parish End.
With kind regards
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2017, 04:39:02 pm »
Well a fairly busy weekend has just passed, but I didn't get time to do any work on the layout.
Just spent an hour or so soldering some droppers onto some more points and working out where IRJs go on the passing loop.
Hopefully more progress will be made towards the end of the week.
The trouble is is that work gets in the way of pleasure.  :-(
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2017, 03:38:58 pm »
A very productive morning.
The majority of the track is laid, though not fixed down. Only the dropper wires are holding it in place.
Just need to add a section of track and points from the left hand uppermost point, which will lead into the hidden sidings and a piece of track and a set of points leading from the middle bottom set of points for a small siding and a length of track coming off the top middle points. I cant really do those until I know how much space the hidden sidings and back board will take up.
The next job (I think) is to connect some sections up roughly and give it a test out. Hopefully my soldering will stand up to it. If not . . .



Apologies for the upside down image.  I cannot get it to post the correct way up. :-(
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2017, 01:26:48 pm »
A momentous day. Got the first section of track connected up. The track is still held in place by the dropper wires, but a trip to B&Q is in the offing this evening to get some double sided sticky tape to hold in all in place, whilst the rest of the connecting and testing takes place.
I'm unable to post the short video, but it can be seen here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/242762646132554/
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2017, 02:36:44 pm »
Looks like your layout is coming together nicely, not to sure on the double sided tape to hold to track in place if as could cause an issue when your laying down your ballast. Might be worth seeing if any other options unless it's the really thin stuff  :beers:

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2017, 03:49:34 pm »
Looks like your layout is coming together nicely, not to sure on the double sided tape to hold to track in place if as could cause an issue when your laying down your ballast. Might be worth seeing if any other options unless it's the really thin stuff  :beers:

The sticky tape is only a temporary measure whilst I test the track before glueing it down.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2017, 03:53:01 pm »
No worries, Just checking lol. Look forward to seeing you progress with the layout  :beers:

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2017, 04:36:14 pm »
The track laying has gone pretty well. Just a couple of pieces to add in the next few days.

I have a number of Peco / Ratio / Metcalfe buildings to add to the layout, once I get to that stage. The Metcalfe's (factory and brewery) do have places they'll go, but I do have the Ratio Locomotive Servicing Depot (206), Single Engine Shed (203) and a Peco Inspection Pit to "find" places for.

Was it usual practice to have those three "bits" in close proximity to one another? I'm thinking along the line of Engine Shed on one small siding and the Inspection Pit and Servicing Depot on another straight small siding next to the Engine Shed. Am I correct in this thinking?

I also have the Ratio Coal Depot (229) to place. Where would that go normally?

The attached image, might help you?



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