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Author Topic: Hurst Hill & Eddingford  (Read 12925 times)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2015, 12:04:25 pm »
Not a problem Webbo. I thought it funny whichever way it may be interpreted!  :)

Thanks for the kind words.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2015, 07:51:05 pm »
Coming on nicely Dave, some lovely details, looking forward to more updates.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2015, 10:29:33 am »
An update on the Eddingford board for what it may be worth.

Time has been spent on the scenics and a few buildings, some still incomplete, and more foliage added. The river and some other general tidying still to do. My able assistant, Blue, has been making sure things are going in the right direction albeit slowly.

I have yet to tie in and tidy the electrics under the board but maybe Iíll get to that over the next few days if I can stop fiddling about Ďon topí. Ballasting once electrics are sorted. Perhaps thatís why Iím not rushing it!

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Cheers for now.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2015, 10:58:09 am »
Blue wouldn't be a Burmese by any chance?

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2015, 12:36:50 pm »
Blue wouldn't be a Burmese by any chance?

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He's a British Blue, Webbo.

Eight year old rescue/adoption.

Big feller weighing at 6.9 kilos and more like a small dog as he loves to follow you around and when not sleeping, (PhD in that!) he's a laid back kind cat. Great character.  :)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2015, 03:02:18 pm »
Eddingford's coming on a treat, Dave :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2015, 06:57:01 pm »
Starting to look very good indeed.
Will you be adding a backboard ?
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: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2015, 07:11:50 pm »
Starting to look very good indeed.
Will you be adding a backboard ?

Thanks!

Have a few ideas about the back scene but not decided yet. I like the look of some of the 'ID' options.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2015, 05:11:28 pm »
That's really coming on a treat Dave, some great modelling and scenic features, think you've been hiding your capabilities under the proverbial bush.   :wonderfulmodelling:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2015, 09:57:21 am »
Advice please:

The boards are/will be on IKEA trestles and I'm unsure as how to best mount/fix the main controller to or under the main board. I hope to have a single 'walk about' for the Eddingford branch line at some time later.

I have the Gaugemaster D currently just sitting on the cross member of the trestle but that wont be practical once the L shaped layout is fully built.

Caz, I know you have your layout on trestles. How do you manage/locate your controllers?

I am hoping to have a small table mounted oval for running in/testing before I start the big board that can fit under Eddingford. I planned to use a lot of the under-board space for the Really Useful storage drawers that hold my locos and rolling stock

I also have the WiT controls to fit but these will only be on the yet unbuilt main board.

Any advice/info greatly appreciated.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2015, 10:12:06 am »
"That's why I'm not rushing it" ?! Dave, I wouldn't want to see you in a rush, mate!

You've achieved more in a couple of months than I have in 20 years!!

Top stuff, buddy.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2015, 11:09:15 am »
I initially fixed a small shelf, sticking out from under the layout, to hold my Zephyr. However, when not in use, I kept catching  myself on it when leaning over the layout to fettle something. In the end, I got some strong cupboard hinges, and along with a diagonal stay, arranged the shelf to drop down when not in use.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2015, 12:13:23 pm »
Coming along really nicely.
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2015, 07:28:30 am »
A bit of progress on the layout with the backscene installed behind Eddingford. Not ecstatic about the way Iíve done it but it looks better than previously with the twin 13 amp socket being the main feature! I've had problems cropping the pics so it does look a little better than here.  :doh:

The Hurst Hill board is now up and Iíve overlaid the track plan to see how it works full size. Not too bad but I think I may lose one of the sidings to avoid it looking too crowded.

I positioned the main buildings to see how theyíd fit. The one platform shown is far too small but it gives a check on the maximum depth available. Iíll be looking for suitable material to build the new platforms that avoids any joint that always appears so obvious to me. Suggestions welcomed.

Advice with regard to the placing of the coaling tower, ash plant and sanding plant would be appreciated. After watching ĎOn the Shedí on YouTube, I think I have them in the correct sequence but would someone kindly confirm that the ash pit is just before the plant.





As always, comments and advice appreciated.

Hope the rain doesnít spoil your (UK) Bank Holiday.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2015, 07:44:24 am »
Looks great Dave   :thumbsup:

George
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