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Author Topic: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway  (Read 22126 times)

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #285 on: June 11, 2017, 09:58:31 am »
Hopefully I'm not being too thick here, but what do the numbers represent please, George? :dunce:

Easy answer to that Mick, they are the e DCC codes for the point motors. 👍
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #286 on: June 17, 2017, 06:04:17 am »
Well it has been a very busy week here at the home of Geominster. There was some overdue decorating indoors needing completing so all the doors and frames and stair balustrades were gloss painted meaning it was a clear run at the train room. The carpet had been ruined with various amounts of glue being spilt over the last few years so I had decided to have a complete refurbishment of the entire room. I had bought laminate flooring and decided it would be more forgiving and practical. So also this week has seen the removal of the fitted office furniture and contents and half the floor laid, then reinstated the furniture and decided to change the layout support cupboards and utilise the old book shelves to support Geominster. So I moved the layout aside and completed the flooring, altered the book shelf height to suit the desk height and built a sturdy framework to sit on top. I managed to get the layout placed back on top and because it has been lowered approximately 50mm looks so much better from sitting level. The next step is to build and align the support framework for Nelevator and fit it, then infill the remaining baseboard to provide the extra depth I needed to bypass Nelevator with two extra mainlines. Looks fairly straightforward and will be done early next week. The whole of Geominster will remain detachable from Nelevator for underside wiring without inverting myself. Below is an account of where it has all reached.

Original support and room with book shelves removed on the right.


Geominster roughly in situ and ready for the Nelevator support to be built and the rear of the old baseboard extended to enclose it.





Geominster turned through 90 degrees and moved out of the way for works.



General overview before tidying and moving stuff back in, shelves to be fitted and filled.



Still some work to do and alignment of shelf units but already far more space in the room and I am very pleased with the result. Well worth the effort. The blue tape marker shows where Geominster fitted previously and the small extra room needed to clear the window properly.

I will post more photographs when the layout is running again and I can cross the landing safely without falling over boxes and piles of books.


« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 06:31:12 am by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #287 on: June 17, 2017, 06:25:24 am »
Well done on an excellent job.  Rebewing flooring is always a daunting task.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #288 on: June 17, 2017, 09:48:53 am »
By heck, Bob, you've put some work into that and it looks extremely good :goggleeyes:
I look forward to seeing the Nellie re-installed and the bypass tracks.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #289 on: June 17, 2017, 09:57:47 am »
By heck, Bob, you've put some work into that and it looks extremely good :goggleeyes:
I look forward to seeing the Nellie re-installed and the bypass tracks.

Bob  :no: It is George  :D  thanks Fred. :P

It has actually improved things far better than I had hoped. I am hoping to get the Nelevator framing in place  today ready for Father's Day visit from an unsusepecting son-in-law to provide some lifting muscle. :-)
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #290 on: June 17, 2017, 09:59:35 am »
By heck, Bob, you've put some work into that and it looks extremely good :goggleeyes:
I look forward to seeing the Nellie re-installed and the bypass tracks.

Bob  :no: It is George  :D  thanks Fred. :P


Oops! Sorry, Joe. :-[

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #291 on: June 17, 2017, 09:10:18 pm »
Not a lot of progress today as expected but I have made the Nelevator support frame and decided that instead of extending the back of the layout then continue the Nelevator frame right the way along the back wall and Geominster can then butt up against it. Hopefully I can put this into practice tomorrow.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #292 on: June 19, 2017, 06:45:32 am »
Despite the searing heat today I managed to get the Nelevator base put into place and with assistance lift Nelevator into the final position. I hope that I can infill each side today and also fill the hole in the baseboard from the previous position. Firstly though I am going to put the layout on it's back and check all the cabling etc to see that all is well and nothing has been disturbed during the refit. Hopefully I can get some trains running again.Then I must finish the shelf supporting units and bolt them all together and align everything so that I can move my books etc back into place from their temporary home on the spare bed.






The actual increase in the layout depth has only been 80mm as I was able to remove some temporary board at the back which was supporting some scenic area. This has however given me a larger flatter area along the rear to fit some scenic low relief buildings.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 06:47:31 am by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #293 on: June 19, 2017, 06:39:01 pm »
Finally the support shelves are secured, the layout pieced in ready for Network Snail and tracklaying and then some scenic works. I see some great possibilities for Metcalfe Low Relief houses etc. I have moved most of my room contents back in and emptied the areas that I had cluttered during the works. Too hot for work now but Geominster runs again so can manage a few laps with locos. Gardening duties tomorrow but can cope with that now everything has been reinstated with greater potential by shifting Nelevator back a little.

Patched in baseboard waiting for scenery







The raised area still fits just needs some slight tweaking and turning of the track to Nelevator level three.



Laptop for elink point and signal control on a slide out drawer tray.

« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 06:52:39 pm by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #294 on: June 19, 2017, 08:10:23 pm »
Great work and all looks very neat, George.
Signed
Captain Chaos :-[

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #295 on: June 19, 2017, 08:15:00 pm »
Great work and all looks very neat, George.
Signed
Captain Chaos :-[

Thanks Mick, pleased it still all works, it is going to be a bit tight getting into Nelevator and that will have to wait till it cools down. Not doing trickery in tropical temperatures.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #296 on: June 20, 2017, 07:45:42 am »
Great upgrade. Looking good.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #297 on: June 21, 2017, 06:35:14 am »
Just some more planning yesterday and a lot more thinking :-)  Got the great news that GF Nunney Castle sound fitted is arriving with me today and also a complete surprise that GF 37 Colas livery is also with it. I think I got Geominster running again just in time otherwise those two would be sitting in boxes while I rushed to get some track running. Hopefully if Hattons deliver the replacement long nose pliers I broke I can uplift some track and start track laying the new alterations. Also due to arrive today is GF Nunney Castle with sounds and Class 37 Colas livery, didn't know that was out yet. Thanks to Derails for getting them here quickly. :-)

Layout support shelves in place and loaded up.



Track plan alterations in planning stage.







Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #298 on: June 21, 2017, 07:17:11 am »
What impresses me is the neat and tidy presentation of the layout, with smart fascia and organised storage underneath.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #299 on: June 21, 2017, 07:30:53 am »
What impresses me is the neat and tidy presentation of the layout, with smart fascia and organised storage underneath.  :thumbsup:

That is all down to being a carpenter and joiner for most of my life  :D  Shame the storage isn't so tidy though and you would not want to witness me crawling along behind it all.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

 

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