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Author Topic: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch  (Read 2293 times)

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 09:07:50 am »
Great pictures of a cracking layout, some lovely details in there, thanks for posting.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 09:09:29 am »
The bus service - the bus has now been replaced with a number 9
IMG 2609
IMG 2609

The brewery - just a standard Metcalf one. The buildings are all planted at different heights and angles to make them look like they were built onto the land available.
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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2015, 10:31:14 am »
Smashing layout, Chris. You have a very good eye for detail.

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2015, 11:08:07 am »
Very detailed layout.  Thanks for sharing your photographs with us.  :)

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2015, 05:25:07 pm »
The first exhibition was Warley NEC in November 2014.  l have now done 5 exhibitions in a year and have one definite plus two possible for 2016 and one for 2017 which is nice. So far the layout has run well except for some dodgy connections on my SEEP point motors. I now replace them with Peco motors if they stop working. My friends do not like the control panel - can't see why

IMG 1354[1]
IMG 1354[1]


 I have another layout under construction which will be at Swindon Steam exhibition in September 2016 if all goes to plan.

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2016, 09:33:33 pm »
Had a great weekend at Ellesmere exhibition. The Ridgacre branch and stock only need minor maintenance before the next show which is Farham in October. Because the layout was at an exhibition i was able to take photos of Ridgacre station from a different angle. The new 64xx ran quite well buts needs more running in. Pick up from the track over dead frog points was excellent.












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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2017, 07:03:07 pm »
Photo of my scratchbuilt waiting room. Must get round to fitting a chimney sometime.



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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2017, 07:30:12 pm »
Have you had any problems with the signals or have you modified them?

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2017, 08:08:05 pm »
That waiting room looks good.
A chimney will certainly finish the job.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2017, 08:30:27 pm »
Have you had any problems with the signals or have you modified them?

Regards,

Alex
The signals were fine until I fitted a new cdu for the points. Both old and new CDUs were connected the same way and shared the same ac feed as the signals. Over one and half days exhibiting every signal stopped working but it was just one went then a while later another etc. The only thing I can think of is that the new cdu must have allowed some spikes to occur in the supply circuit blowing either the voltage regulator or the diode in every signal.
My cheap and easy solution was to wire the motor for each signal to a centre off sprung two way switch with a dc power supply. I played with the voltage until the signals went up and down at a speed I liked. This has worked fine so far so long as I don't let the signal go down further than it was meant to. I didn't bother with the lights on the signals even though I could get them to work. Although the lights are pretty, on a real railway the oil lamp is very dim. No light can be seen at all during daylight so no light is more realistic, especially as the Dapol lights are so bright.

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Re: Calling Chris Morris - Ridgacre Branch
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2017, 08:51:44 am »
I have managed to get a few threads going relating to my two layouts which is confusing. In future I will make all posts to http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=32719

 

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