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Author Topic: Hurst Hill & Eddingford  (Read 10687 times)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2015, 10:18:32 am »
looking brilliant keep the posts coming

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2015, 10:25:31 am »
looking brilliant keep the posts coming

Thanks Paul.

Got the Celotex on last evening so all on the same 'level' now.

Any idea where the ash pit should be in relation to the ash plant - before or after?

Dave G


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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2015, 05:04:42 pm »
Good progress being made there.
Please keep the updates coming.
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 #64 on: December 06, 2015, 03:48:08 pm »
Some progress with the main Hurst Hill board over the last few weeks despite discovering a water leak thatís actually under the house and last nightís gale took half the shed roof away. Deep joy!

 



Not all has been electrically tested but every length of track is lightly tacked down with a touch Copydex and has its own droppers. With any luck, the points have IRJs where they should be. Basic testing planned for tomorrow when I feel brave enough.

How on earth I wire all the points and sections up to power supply switches is a challenge that I have passed in numerous parts pleas to one of our alumni. I await instructions with some trepidation.

Must update that calendar!

Dave G

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #65 on: December 06, 2015, 09:07:32 pm »
Good to see progress despite your tribulations, Dave :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2016, 05:34:31 pm »
At last!  :D

I have the complete outer loop electrically up and running and after a good IPA scrub-up, no dead spots.

I shall now do a mammoth tidy up and for the sheer pleasure of it, spend some time actually running a loco or two and a few full rakes. It'll be the first time in months.  :claphappy:

I've made the 2 main platforms from a sheet of dark grey mounting board so no visible joins that irritate my eye and the brick walls using the excellent paperbrick website. (http://paperbrick.co.uk/)

Plenty still to do - the inner loop to check and the yard is hardly started. Loads of industrial type kits to build so chances to do scenic stuff too.

I haven't mentioned the ongoing electrical challenges this time, have I?  :no:  ;)

No photos this time as all you'd see is a embarrassing mess.  :-[

Dave G

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2016, 09:59:33 pm »
Have a happy time running a few trains, Dave.
Every good boy deserves favour ;)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2016, 02:36:59 pm »
A bit of progress over the last few weeks.

Both the main loops are linked up and running well. A lot of the yard track has been laid although thereís plenty of electrical connections yet to be figured out. Although thereís no fiddle yard, Iíve reduced the number of tracks as things were starting to look a bit over-crowded.
 
Some scenic areas on the larger board have been developed and set. I like to try various options before deciding on final positioning. I suspect there are changes to make it look at least vaguely prototypical.

Hereís a few pics to show what the place currently looks like. The GF Farmhouse is now going to be the Railway Inn. A minor challenge will be to make suitable signage.








Plenty yet to do but itís fun making progress as well as running the occasion train.

Dave G



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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2016, 04:26:12 pm »
This is looking excellent. Really nice modelling. Great scenic work going on.
I love the WD on the hopper train. I would like one but can't really justify one on my Cornish Branch lines even though I could apply Rule 1.
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: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2016, 09:57:15 am »
Very impressive setup! How big is that main board/scenic board individually?

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2016, 10:37:53 am »
Dave

Its looking great, always remember the value of playing, err sort I mean playing trains.  ::) Keep the updates coming

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2016, 10:42:10 am »
Very impressive setup! How big is that main board/scenic board individually?

Thank you. It's been an age in getting thus far!

Main board is 96" x 36" (2.4m x 0.91M) and the scenic board is just a bit shorter at 80" x 36" (2.03m x 0.91M). 9mm ply with 2" x 1" battens under and a covering of Celotex.

The boards are bolted together and rest on 2 pairs of IKEA trestles.

Dave G

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #73 on: February 08, 2016, 10:54:24 am »
Dave, that is looking great. Whaddya mean it's been an age to get that far?!!

Love the NCB hoppers heading through!

George  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #74 on: April 09, 2016, 03:40:27 pm »
Not quite Cecil B Demille but I guess it's a start!

https://youtu.be/4Kk8MCcUAsU

I have made a little progress since this but nowt much to shout about. I'll try and do something a bit more interesting now I think I know what I'm doing.

Plenty of stuff to do to get the branch and yard operational but now I have 2 main lines running I'm going to take my time.  :)

Dave G

 

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