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Offline RailGooner

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2018, 02:37:04 pm »
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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2018, 07:18:58 pm »
Thank you guys,

Really it looks excellent. If you can get smooth running through the slip and scissors you must have cracked hand built track. Just brilliant.

Running is smooth through the points and diamond but ever so slight catching still on on of the slip blades, I'll get there... I hope!  :smiley-laughing:

That looks great, well beyond my soldering skills and my patience . :greatwork: :wonderfulmodelling:

Thanks Ditape. In terms of soldering this is pretty much the same as soldering electrical components. In fact I've used electrical solder throughout on these bits of track as it doesn't flow as well as Carrs 145 degree modellers solder. The only additional bit I've done is to place a small amount of Frys flux paste onto each sleeper (again, other than the liquid phosphoric acid I use for building kits). The only difficult bit is to stay awake while doing repetitive soldering! The last turnout I constructed (before trying the super crossover) took about two hours to build and I think that, with practice, I can get this down to around one hour per standard turnout...

The real benefit to me is the cost. The super crossover has consumed quite a bit on my code 40 rails (partly due to scrapping so many attempts at the blades!) but has still come out at around 7.50 worth of materials used. When you consider that Hattons is listing a code 55 small turnout at 9.50 and a double slip at 37, you can see the cost savings if you can afford the time.

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2018, 08:01:33 am »
Super work Steve, made me gulp when I saw the complexity of that double double slip!

..... I had been playing around with AnyRail to see if I could recreate the Gleneagles junction with code 55 ... could just about do it, but your thread has got me wondering about doing with FineTrax.......

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2018, 08:30:29 am »
That crossover is a remarkable piece of trackwork, although wiring it up should be fun. If the rest of Hadley Wood shows anything like this level of commitment it is going to be a legendary layout.

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2018, 06:48:01 pm »
Thank you both, I hope that Hadley Wood lives up to belstone's expectations now!  :goggleeyes:  :doh:

I've managed to get both double slips working. In the end I did add the inner blades but only fixed them to the tie bar and left them floating, but well supported, at the other end. This allows the tie bar to move freely and seems to work well.



I've still got to work out where I'm cutting through the rails to isolate it but I couldn't resist posing my newest bit of motive power on it.  :D


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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2018, 07:27:52 pm »
Beautiful piece of trackwork Steve, sorting out how to isolate it is another thing altogether!

Reminds me of many, many years ago when my brother wanted to recreate Barnstaple Junction in N and volunteered me to do the soldering as at the time I worked in an electronics factory soldering up pcb's part time.  We eventually got it to work but it took quite a while to sort out.

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2018, 10:41:28 am »
Beautiful piece of trackwork Steve, sorting out how to isolate it is another thing altogether!

Reminds me of many, many years ago when my brother wanted to recreate Barnstaple Junction in N and volunteered me to do the soldering as at the time I worked in an electronics factory soldering up pcb's part time.  We eventually got it to work but it took quite a while to sort out.



Thanks Caz,

Wow, that's a complex bit of track work and something I'm grateful that I'll not have to try and copy. Well done for getting it working on the layout!

 

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