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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2015, 11:40:48 am »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2015, 06:10:28 pm »
Looks really good to me.

And me :thumbsup:

And me. I agree it is great to be able to re-use at least part of the river under the viaduct, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2015, 12:30:06 am »
Thanks Guys for your support, I would have been a shame not to use it. Last night and today I have managed to add a nother piece of wood to complete the river bed, a little set  g clamps from B&q for 3 where very helpfull. I have also updated my profile tonight to list the new layout post on my signature. More work to do tomorrow or Sunday, pics to follow.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2015, 05:37:34 am »
I hope you have a productive and enjoyable weekend, Chris. I plan to get on with the goods yard area and the nearby fields at Cant Cove.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2015, 08:20:36 am »
just cached up with your treat, top job, superb looking viaduct.



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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2015, 11:13:59 pm »
bit more work today, fitted the floor section to the baseboard. I realised after fitting that I needed to modify the viaduct, I have straightened it a touch so it will fit easier. I now need to modify the floor section so the viaduct will fit, it would have been easier If I had not fitted the floor to the frame, pics to follow.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2015, 06:14:55 am »
I'm constantly readjusting the station area, at Cant Cove, Chris, if that's any consolation, as i work as the vision in my head alters. I'm looking forward to the pictures.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2015, 09:00:47 pm »
I have managed some more work tonight, not laid the track yet, the viaduct is still in a state of repair and with straightening it a bit I have had to adjust the floor section to fit. I have fitted some small boards on the back of the Fiddle yard section, I do not want the trains falling off the back and I have re soldered a feed joint that was loose. I have decided to fit a pair of folding legs on the viaduct section at one end, so I have fitted a baton to fit the legs too.
a pic of the boards on the fiddle yard.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2015, 09:31:23 pm »
Thanks for the updates, Chris. The viaduct looks fine in its new position.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2015, 12:44:39 am »
No work yesterday, I was working in a house with my son, which backs onto the wcml which was a interesting experience. I have today fitted legs to the viaduct section and fitted the bus wires, I have also made up some female connectors to fit to the end of the sections, they now need wires soldering into them to connect to the bus wires. also painted the new  river bed section before applying layers of varnish.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2015, 07:23:55 am »
Looking forward to the next updates, Chris, in due course.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2015, 09:58:48 pm »
I have soldered the female connectors and fitted to the boards, also connected wires to the bus ready for the track feeds. Hinged legs also fitted to the module and a bit of removing some board for future easy access underneath to the feed wires. I realised once the scenery was in place it might have been difficult to get too. The viaduct is now in its final position I need to make a island in the river for one pier, it will be easier if I do it before laying the track, I can then place the viaduct in it correct position and fix in place, then lay the track. First pic the module connectors for the bus.

Pic of the legs fitted and the viaduct in place, you can see the connectors ready for the next module.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2015, 10:31:06 pm »
Nice to see it's progressing well, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2015, 02:16:19 am »
Very nice work, Chris :thumbsup:
I do have a couple of concerns, though.
(a) is the box labelled 'Point Motors' full? :worried:
(b) looking at the number of mains plugs you use, does the rest of Radcliffe have a blackout when you start work on the layout? :goggleeyes:

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2015, 08:41:10 pm »
Thanks Mick, re your concern over power usage do not worry only one of the plugs you can see is for the railway and that is a extension lead...he..he. The points motor box has quite a few motors in mostly Cobalt slow motors I did have a big junction with a lot of points on my old layout. I intend to build a station board which will be 4' long x 1' wide, which should give me a bit of scope for a decent station, it could be made wider by another 6" if required I have not decided on the station yet. I might base it on "Bury Bolton street" or possibly "Ramsbottom", not decided yet. I have been working on another 3' board today which will have another lowered section, If things go to plan I might be able to fit the Monkey Bridge off my old layout. A problem I have is the folding legs are a little high I need to build some sort of adjustment into the legs. I do not want to go down the path my late father made when a chair kept rocking and he kept chopping bits off legs, lucky the rest of the family where vertically challenged.More pics to follow later.
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