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Author Topic: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)  (Read 52254 times)

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #315 on: May 10, 2018, 08:58:58 pm »
Looks good. I hope you have more success with the wiring than I'm having at the moment.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #316 on: May 10, 2018, 09:13:30 pm »
Looks fine to me, Mick.

Good luck with the wiring.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #317 on: May 11, 2018, 05:31:43 pm »
Have fun (and confidence) with the wiring........... its fun really..... honest!!
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #318 on: May 11, 2018, 06:30:47 pm »
indeed wiring is easy,especialy if you follow the simple rules
Red to Red
Black to Black
stuff the rest in the back
Or
Red to Red
Black to Black
Blue to bits

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #319 on: May 11, 2018, 06:44:17 pm »
That takes me back, thank you.

I was taught:

Brown to green.

Green to brown.

And blue to .... (shall we say France as a euphemism for the vulgarity of Andy the Electrician?)

John
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« Reply #320 on: May 11, 2018, 08:17:22 pm »
With a total of 15 points on the layout I've now decided I may need some form of numbering against each point so will print out some numbers on label paper and..................remove all the bolts/backing nuts etc to stick the numbers to the card under the plastic sheet :doh:

I really should have thought this through.

Still, it's good practice as I have 2 further control panels to build for the big layout in the mancave and, who knows, I might even learn from such mistakes :-\

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #321 on: May 11, 2018, 08:43:41 pm »
Looks good Mick.
The wiring will be a breeze, I have faith in you  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #322 on: May 11, 2018, 08:45:10 pm »
Mistakes do not exist, there are learning steps. :)
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #323 on: May 11, 2018, 08:48:27 pm »
Mistakes do not exist, there are learning steps. :)

Thanks to an over-indulgence of gripe water I did't learn any steps until I was 1 years old, and subsequent over-indulgence in real ales and Southern Comfort means I have forgotten them :-[

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« Reply #324 on: May 11, 2018, 08:56:12 pm »
OK, forget the steps, call them stumbles. :)
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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« Reply #325 on: May 12, 2018, 03:23:25 pm »
2 hours of rework and the points are all numbered. Very laborious undoing every bolt/nut etc by hand*
I just typed the numbers onto a piece of label paper, printed it off, cut every number out with scissors and then separated the backing with the point of a craft knife. For the superstitious amongst you numbers 9 and (of course) 13 drew blood :ouch:
Then everything had to be re-assembled but I'm sure that, further along, this work will prove to have been well worthwhile.
* The plastic sheet I use is a produce called 'Liteglaze' which is prone to splitting, as can be seen at the lower extremities of the track plan. Therefore I drilled all holes with a hand drill as it gave me more control over speed and pressure, and screwed/unscrewed everything by hand tools as well.


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Re: Bletchford (continued from Layout Planning)
« Reply #326 on: May 12, 2018, 05:00:50 pm »
I drew mine with a black marker pen....   Dinosaur man.

Jerry
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