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Author Topic: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)  (Read 56104 times)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #345 on: June 06, 2018, 09:56:14 pm »
If you're using screw crimp terminals it's quite a good idea to get terminals which are slipped on the ends of the wire, multistrand variety, which are then crimped by the screw onto the wire. It makes for a better connection.
If I understand, I think you are referring to bootlace ferrules. Loads on eBay.
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #346 on: June 06, 2018, 09:59:36 pm »
If you're using screw crimp terminals it's quite a good idea to get terminals which are slipped on the ends of the wire, multistrand variety, which are then crimped by the screw onto the wire. It makes for a better connection.
If I understand, I think you are referring to bootlace ferrules. Loads on eBay.

Thank you for the technical term :thumbsup:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #347 on: June 07, 2018, 09:14:49 pm »
If you are using bootlace ferrules, can I suggest also buying a set of these https://www.rapidonline.com/knipex-13-01-160-electricians-pliers-160mm-50-9413
I know they are not cheap, but I have been using the same set at work for the last 4 years, and they have had 10s of thousands of ferrules of different sizes through them and still look as good as new.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #348 on: June 09, 2018, 01:38:25 pm »
Ideally I would have liked to fit the CDU in an upright position at the left of the interior but thanks to Gaugemaster locating one of the fixing holes virtually underneath one of the capacitors there was no way I could see to mark where to drill so it's on the 'back wall' now ::)
Sorry about the fuzzy pic. Too many caffeinated coffees this morning and I couldn't be bothered to take another one :no:


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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #349 on: June 11, 2018, 02:02:17 pm »
Interior wiring done now the CD is wired up.



Exterior wiring with stubs of wire where necessary to remind me what goes where when the wiring comes off the layout :dunce:
A nice memory of Peter Charles Fagg who, in the last few months of his life, sent me the Peco probe.



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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #350 on: June 11, 2018, 03:08:27 pm »
Are you going to use the breadboard as a turntable?
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« Reply #351 on: June 11, 2018, 03:45:30 pm »
That looks like absolutely splendid wiring and electrical arrangements, Mick.  I rather suspected that you were having us on with your comments about your wiring phobia!

Although I belong in the 'spring drive' era of model railways, I can appreciate the excellence of your work.  I assume that Volts travel along the white wires and Amps use the yellow/green wires.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #352 on: June 11, 2018, 05:15:01 pm »
That looks like absolutely splendid wiring and electrical arrangements, Mick.  I rather suspected that you were having us on with your comments about your wiring phobia!

Although I belong in the 'spring drive' era of model railways, I can appreciate the excellence of your work.  I assume that Volts travel along the white wires and Amps use the yellow/green wires.

 :greatwork:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #353 on: June 11, 2018, 06:38:34 pm »
That looks like absolutely splendid wiring and electrical arrangements, Mick.  I rather suspected that you were having us on with your comments about your wiring phobia!

Although I belong in the 'spring drive' era of model railways, I can appreciate the excellence of your work.  I assume that Volts travel along the white wires and Amps use the yellow/green wires.

 :greatwork:

John
But where does the battery go?

I was thinking more on the lines of where does the key go!   ::) 

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #354 on: June 11, 2018, 08:51:13 pm »
Are you going to use the breadboard as a turntable?

Crumbs! I never thought of that!

I rather suspected that you were having us on with your comments about your wiring phobia!


Wait until you see what goes on under the layout, John :worried:


But where does the battery go?

I was thinking more on the lines of where does the key go!   ::) 

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« Reply #355 on: June 11, 2018, 09:23:14 pm »
I thought the wires were there to pull the trains along. :doh:
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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #356 on: June 11, 2018, 09:24:39 pm »
Infamy. Infamy. They've all got it in for me :'(

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« Reply #357 on: June 12, 2018, 07:20:11 am »
Iíll say it!

Nice spaghetti NN, good neat job!  :thankyousign:

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #358 on: October 07, 2018, 07:25:12 pm »
One side of the ID Backscene set has been fitted (but not trimmed yet) to the scenic board and, by using this, I hope to be able to blend in the trees, more bushes etc such that nothing looks horribly out of place :hmmm: Corners have been angled to avoid any 90 degree nooks. The camera flash has made the fields look lighter than they are................





Your back scene is excellent! I don't think I can get there, but I'll do my best. If your blending of colors isn't perfect, it's near enough that I'd never know the difference!

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