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Offline bellringer

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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2018, 09:02:37 am »
This is going to be a great layout. As others have said, the river looks great, but I am particularly impressed with your very neat control panel with all it's section switches.

I don't have DCC either, and have similar panels - though nowhere near as neat as yours!

Dunno about you, but I find it quite satisfying pushing buttons to change points and flicking a switch to energise a loco parked on an isolated section.

Sorta like a signalman, unprototypical as it may be.

Following with great interest.  :thumbsup:

It is possible that I have 'over-engineered' the sections, however I did want flexibility. The layout is designed to be run on 2 separate controllers, with the possibility of a 3rd controller dedicated solely to the harbour - if I ever get to exhibiting it, the fiddle yard operator can have something else to do when not busy.
The main reason for this though was simply, as you said, the pleasure of flicking switches and pushing buttons.

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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2018, 09:10:34 am »
Yep, agree. As I was building my layout, I would put in a siding, then as an afterthought cut the rail near the end of the siding so I could isolate a loco there and have another remove stock.

Primitive perhaps, but personally satisfying!  :beers:
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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2018, 09:39:20 pm »
Trethillick certainly looks a highly impressive layout; the sort of North Cornwall layout I only wish I had the space for. Trethillick cannot be that small a town though if the local services are 3-coach Maunsell sets (instead of 2-coach Maunsell 2P sets of a BSK+BCK, standard in North Cornwall) and the Waterloo trains are 6-coach Mk1 sets (in the summer peak season, at weekends, in North Cornwall, 6 coaches were standard for such trains but formed of a 5-coach Bulleid 5H set formed of a BSK(Semi)+SK+CK+SK+BSK(Semi) plus a loose CK (Bulleid). But, clearly you have the space for them. Before the end of the Waterloo trains, BR Standard (MK1) coaches did start to appear in the sets.

I'm really looking forward to the next updates. The bridges look excellent.

I've studied the video you provided the link to and it looks relatively easy but highly effective. Your water areas look excellent. Many thanks for this inspiration. I've also watched the same Swedish guy's waterfall video as I will have a couple of very small waterfalls.

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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2018, 10:17:57 am »
Very nice work!

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2018, 07:29:05 am »
A prototype for your rake of BR SR Green BR Standard coaches would be one of the BR SR 4S BR Standard (BSK+SK+CK+BSK) sets which had a RB+SO inserted inbetween the CK and SK. However, you'd have to substitute a model BR Standard RMB for the RB.

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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2018, 10:29:03 am »
I've spent a lot of time researching ways to make water (I'm planning on a long stretch of river with some weirs), and I haven't found anything that looks as good as this.

Thanks!

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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2018, 10:53:19 am »
I've spent a lot of time researching ways to make water (I'm planning on a long stretch of river with some weirs), and I haven't found anything that looks as good as this.

Thanks!

Seconded! I'm very glad that I put off finishing the water at Cant Cove for so long!

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Re: Trethillick
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2018, 04:18:58 am »
Will we see the Atlantic Coast Express on this? Once, when a mere 19 years old (1990) I did the whole route from Waterloo to Padstow. As the last 100 miles was freight only to Meldon Quarry then trackless beyond that (if you don't include the Launceston Steam Railway) it involved a very heavy Bergen and a lot of walking! Stunning part of the country and I will follow this thread with as much interest as everyone else. It really is beginning to look vey good.  :claphappy:
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