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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #60 on: January 05, 2018, 04:06:55 pm »
Looks good.
Are we going ro see a girder bridge of some sort where the lines cross?
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: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #61 on: January 05, 2018, 04:44:03 pm »
Looks good.
Are we going ro see a girder bridge of some sort where the lines cross?
not sure yet I have not decide wether to have a bridge or extend the tunnel entrance for the traverser.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2018, 04:53:01 pm »
Looks good.
Are we going ro see a girder bridge of some sort where the lines cross?
not sure yet I have not decide wether to have a bridge or extend the tunnel entrance for the traverser.
We shall await your decision with interest.
Sounds lme you have a similar modelling approach to me, start building and see how it develops as you go?
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: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #63 on: January 05, 2018, 05:42:49 pm »
Starting to take shape nicely.  Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2018, 10:41:21 pm »
start building and see how it develops as you go?

I thought it was just me, (can't tell you how many times track has been put in place,  :no: lifted, put in place, lifted - you get the picture).  :)  Thank goodness it is Kato unitrack  :sweat:.

The layout is coming along nicely Di.  :thumbsup:
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2018, 04:53:38 pm »



Plymbridge:- I have been playing around with the track for the eastend of the station,I have decided to extend the traverser tunnel rather than have a bridge over the lower level this gives me more room to play around with senic ideas for the down line ex-banker storage line.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2018, 12:39:14 pm »
Plymbridge:- I am a idiot, I went to start fitting the peco 3 way points and discovered that you can not use normal peco point motors :censored:, you need the extended shaft and mounting plates as they do not fit directly to the point as is my normal method, so work has been halted on the track laying whilst new bits are aquired. :dunce: :confused2: ??? :veryangry:
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2018, 05:56:43 pm »

I have completed laying the Down line,and it seems to work. I hope have the up line running at the weekend, then on to ballasting and scenics.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2018, 06:21:42 pm »
You're setting a cracking pace, Di.

Looking forward to watching the scenics develop but please do remember that retirement is meant to last for ages and ages!  :)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2018, 09:18:41 pm »
I thought I ought to test the gradients under full load.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2018, 03:09:32 pm »
For anyone who might be interested a n-gauge Grafar Class 42 Warship will haul a 12 coach train up a 14 inch radius slope of about 2% with little or no wheel slip,so do not be affraid to include gradients on your layout.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2018, 04:35:44 pm »
That is worth knowing.  May I ask if you are intending to use any steam loco's on your new layout?  If you are I would be interested to know how they cope with the gradients, especially any tender driven ones.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2018, 04:43:48 pm »
That is worth knowing.  May I ask if you are intending to use any steam loco's on your new layout?  If you are I would be interested to know how they cope with the gradients, especially any tender driven ones.
 :thankyousign:
John
I have some Kettles I will trial one or two later and post the result.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2018, 04:47:55 pm »
Looking good. You certainly are maintaining a decent pace building this layout.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2018, 10:42:13 am »
1st kettle test a Dapol Pannier tank manages 2 coaches up the grade easily but 3 is a little to much lots of wheel slip.
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