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Author Topic: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)  (Read 17150 times)

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2015, 10:33:45 pm »
Here is the fifth one (correct A side)
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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2015, 11:51:52 pm »
Progress is a little slow in the scenic area, but I would rather have it correct than trying to get it finished as quick as possible, then having to rip it up and replace

After refining the positioning of one of the points, a smaller hole (than used for the fiddle yard) has been drilled and this point glued into position
The hole is almost invisible
As there are only seven points I can take my time with this
The holes for the second and third point have also been drilled

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2015, 01:15:37 pm »
...I would rather have it correct than trying to get it finished as quick as possible, then having to rip it up and replace.

Me too. Take each step one at a time and complete it properly before moving on. A good layout is a marathon, not a sprint.  ;)

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2015, 08:04:38 pm »
Todays progress in the scenic area sees the final four points secured in position, and the entry tracks for Platforms 1, 2, and 3 outlined for securing
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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2015, 07:58:40 pm »
I have removed six Point Motors for repositioning on the revised fiddle yard
Today I refitted three only to find the second would not operate
After four realignment attempts I had to stop and will come back to it on my next day off
Finally, live operation of the fiddle yard
However, I found everything was derailing on one of the original points
This is one of the disadvantages when you take a layout that had different purposes and has not been used for a while
This specific point was aligned for use in one direction only, so had never been tested in the other

I made two attempts to realign but this failed
In the process the blades were slightly damaged, so it was difficult to work out where the problem was
So decided instead to just rip the point out, dispose of it, and replace it

Sadly this new point also had the same problem!
After closer inspection it turned out the pin was pushing the point upwards very slightly (about 0.1mm)
The solution was to move the track and point, also by the same amount
A short test confirmed no derailments
Pinned the point in position, then replaced the track, job done

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2015, 08:28:22 pm »
Glad you found the problem and sorted it :thumbsup:

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2015, 01:05:57 pm »
Next batch of repaints completed
Millfield Models
I am going to collect these from this years N Gauge Show












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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2015, 02:54:05 pm »
It's no wonder class 47's are becoming scarce :goggleeyes: ;)

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2015, 06:02:27 pm »
It's no wonder class 47's are becoming scarce :goggleeyes: ;)
The InterCity ScotRail livery versions, I've had them a while and are repaints of 47474 and 47612 (which you can tell by looking at the underframe)
The Large Logo Blue versions are the older versions, repainted from 47150 and 47805

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2015, 11:06:04 pm »
Track laying of platforms 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 now complete

I have been looking at the original track I laid for the curves that lead into Platforms 1 and 2, but looks like I will need to lift and modify the original track, in order to install the DCC detection zones and make them of the same format as the other platforms

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2015, 10:25:56 am »
Any chance of some pics? :camera:

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2015, 12:23:02 pm »
Any chance of some pics?
Yes, as soon as these last two sections of track are completed
It still looks pretty much the same as the other photos, with track and pins, but the dots have now been joined
Also the track leading into platforms 1, 2, and 3 has been adjusted slightly

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2015, 02:54:01 pm »
Turns out the track in Platform 1 didn't need adjusting, so quickly lifted the track in Platform 2 inserting the required DCC detection section, with the remaining track laid

Just waiting for the glue to cure now, then take photos

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2015, 05:18:06 pm »
The glue finally cured, and all the retaining pins removed


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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2015, 08:15:29 pm »
Looking good but, if you don't mind me saying so, where the 3 points sit in the middle of the board the track off the right hand one looks to have a slightly kinked join so might benefit from either a 'Y' point or the piece of straight track being slightly curved to meet the point you have. :hmmm:
Of course, it might be a trick of lighting or the camera :-\

 

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