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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1440 on: November 17, 2017, 09:47:49 pm »
Mine's been in the box for two years, so is fantastic to be able to run it now!
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1441 on: November 28, 2017, 05:04:05 pm »



What do you think chaps?
I studied an embankment where we take the dog for a walk to get an idea of proportion.
Unfortunately I couldn't spare the space to have it fully to scale along it's full length as I want to fit a LOT of buildings in....
The area in the foreground is more or less right, but the sides get steeper as it goes along.
It gives a great sense of perspective viewed from this angle, and I figure most people spectating will stand at the centre of the layout.
The mound in the foreground is where the castle will stand, right at the front of the layout.
Loads more to do to the embankment at a later date by way of undergrowth and trees etc, but I'm pleased with this first covering of grass paper.
Next job is to build the road underpass bridge and fit, the one there is just a quick mock-up.
Then I need to fit point motors to the ends of the fiddle yard - dashing from end to end to change them by hand is getting a drag!


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1442 on: November 28, 2017, 05:11:07 pm »
I think it looks really good. Ok ,maybe the embankment is a little steep but from normal viewing position it will, I think, look fine.
We often have to make small compromises in N scale modelling in order to fit everything in. I think this will work well.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1443 on: December 01, 2017, 08:12:29 pm »
I couldn't resist doing a little scenic work on one of the new boards....



I painted the resin vegetable plots at least a year ago in readiness for this area, and they have been packed away awaiting their planting as it were.
The "house" is an old GF Poole GWR coach given a splosh of paint, some curtains and some stovepipe chimneys.
The grass area to the front will be the site of a pigsty and some other animal enclosures, plus possibly a polytunnel or greenhouse.
The smallholder's children will by the fence at the front, waving to the trains a la "Railway Children"

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1444 on: December 21, 2017, 08:07:08 pm »




OMG!
What have I done?

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1445 on: December 21, 2017, 08:10:21 pm »
Makes me feel a whole load better!  :D

Thank you!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1446 on: December 21, 2017, 08:12:36 pm »


OMG!
What have I done?

OMG indeed, Mike. That just scares the bejaysus out of me :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :worried:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1447 on: December 21, 2017, 08:32:19 pm »
Thank you!  :thumbsup:

You're we!come  :D

All those hanging wires are redundant. I've been fitting motors to the points at either end of my loooooooong fiddle yard. I needed somewhere to fit the switches - I wanted everything to be operated from behind the original scenic board.
In the end I decided that the control box for the points in the station area was just too big, the switches needed to compacted somewhat so that I could add more.
The only problem was that they were all fitted with two LED's each to show routes selected. I had decided this feature was not needed.
Having decided this, the next logical step was to remove all the wiring.
You would not BELIEVE how much wiring was needed for a few poxy LED's!!!
That photo was taken yesterday. Everything is now removed, the new wiring and control box fascia fitted and switches installed - and it all WORKS!
It's hard to believe how much I have !earned to do over the last 3 years or so.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1448 on: December 22, 2017, 08:55:58 am »
Shame you're such a long way from Worcester.

The ever-patient @Malc could do with some intelligent support when he comes here to sort me muddles out!  :-[

Merry Christmas!  :wave:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1449 on: December 22, 2017, 03:36:35 pm »
Testing, in more ways than one. I've been testing the board connections now I've set it up again by running a parcels van round - if anything is going to derail, it's this!!



I also think I may have solved the problem I had uploading vids to youtube....

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1450 on: December 22, 2017, 03:51:27 pm »
Hooray! It works!

Okay, having solved the vid upload problem, I can now get really cocky  :D
That vid I recorded a while back but couldn't show can now be unveiled.
It gives a good idea of the size of the extensions to Wookery.
It was filmed before the embankment was greened up.....


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1451 on: December 22, 2017, 08:29:03 pm »
Excellent!
The Pullman will at least get @Bealman unnecessary before Christmas ;D
The outer oval top curve gets perilously close to the baseboard edge but, then again, folks know I am paranoid about that (but am I paranoid enough? :uneasy:)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1452 on: December 22, 2017, 08:37:30 pm »
Great video.
Lovely smooth running and at sensible speeds.
Great stuff.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1453 on: December 22, 2017, 10:52:06 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for sharing  Mike excellent videos
      regards Derek.
   

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1454 on: December 22, 2017, 11:21:44 pm »
Excellent!
The Pullman will at least get @Bealman unnecessary before Christmas ;D
The outer oval top curve gets perilously close to the baseboard edge but, then again, folks know I am paranoid about that (but am I paranoid enough? :uneasy:)

It's against the wall mate, and I have perspex to fit there if I take it out on the show circuit.....

 

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