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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2016, 11:33:43 pm »
 :hellosign: George best of luck with wiring, panel looks good thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2016, 11:55:29 pm »
:hellosign: George best of luck with wiring, panel looks good thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

Hi Derek, thanks. The points are all wired to the decoders and ready to go, the decoder bus wire is in, just needed Railmaster drawn which it is now and hopefully the points will perform.

Just a small issue with track power at the moment which hopefully can resolve 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

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2016, 09:17:23 pm »
Hi, an update. The track power issue is now resolved, there was a short circuit somewhere that needed all the dropper wires disconnected and systematically reconnected and in doing so I managed to cross two of the dropper wires into the DCC point decoder bus!
Sorted now and works a dream, far better than my previous layout and so nice to have the space to run good length trains. The points are all connected to Railmaster and all work with the exception of one which only throws in one direction, I think I will need to change the point motor, I have plenty spare from the old layout.







Platform templates made and the Mainline can accommodate an eight coach and two car FGW HST!







The cardboard template at the back of the Heritage Line is the mock up for a higher level road that will continue across the rear and down to the station areas hiding the bottom two tracks of the Nelevator and reduce the visual impact of the curved tracks at each end.


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 #48 on: January 21, 2016, 09:23:42 pm »
Looking good George - things are progressing fast. One problem though, there's not a single kettle in sight!! How can you live with that Sir. (and I'm not talking the tea making variety of kettle!)
Seriously  - nice work.
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2016, 09:29:14 pm »
Looking good George - things are progressing fast. One problem though, there's not a single kettle in sight!! How can you live with that Sir. (and I'm not talking the tea making variety of kettle!)
Seriously  - nice work.
 :D :beers:

Thanks Bob, I did have a good running session with City of Bradford, A2 Peppercorn and Duchess of Hamilton all going round, didn't take a photo and now back safely in boxes while building work continues. Tornado did not make it as there seems to be part of the rods come adrift from the wheels, not sure I can fix it so may need despatching to GF.
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 #50 on: January 21, 2016, 09:31:53 pm »
 :hellosign: George  :greatpicturessign:  & all is looking superb, glad electrics are sorted thanks for sharing, Love the blues.
regards Derek.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2016, 09:35:49 pm »
Really coming along!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2016, 09:56:29 pm »
Especially for Bob Austin



 :D
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 #53 on: January 21, 2016, 10:00:23 pm »
Looking good George (better to comment here than keep emailing huh?) :wave: I do agree a full HST set does look impressive, hopefully be some TGS's for those soon...  :angel:
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2016, 10:08:20 pm »
Looking good George (better to comment here than keep emailing huh?) :wave: I do agree a full HST set does look impressive, hopefully be some TGS's for those soon...  :angel:

I think the carriages with lighting looks great but not so keen on them standing in sidings alight so the Nelevator will be good as the only tracks live are the two base ones, so while not on the layout they are not glowing.
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 #55 on: January 21, 2016, 10:24:25 pm »
On the way home from Barrier Reef yesterday we passed heaps of empty trains standing in sidings all lit up. Mind you, they were electic commuter sets, a bit different to a stand-alone rake of coaches, I guess.

While I'm here, welcome to the NGF, LittleDan!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2016, 09:25:10 am »
Hello George,

Yet another of those situations where the sheer quantity of threads and layout owners updates get ahead of my visits!

I must admit to not visiting your efforts before, which is really bad form because your layout is very impressive.  (I mean that it isn't flannel!)

One day soon I hope to be posting images of my own feeble efforts with a new baseboard etc. but in the meanwhile I take inspiration from yours.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2016, 08:30:44 pm »
A couple more photos, I managed to get two more Auto Ballasters to complete the rake, I have been looking for these for ages. Due to a rather severe back pain I have just been taking it easy for a few days, no over reaching or bending, now on the mend I hope to do some more on Monday.

They look fantastic on the track, I have plans for filling them with ballast ready for service.



The raised area at the rear will be a higher level street scene.

« Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 08:32:25 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 #58 on: January 22, 2016, 09:25:48 pm »
Hi George

Another fan of the Auto Ballesters here  :thumbsup:

I bagged myself a rake when they first came out, encouraged by the Mrs-to-be ("If there a good price you will only regret it if you don't now").

Right at the end of me era, but as you say really excellent models.

Like the good Mr C F above, I appreciate this thread and if it was possible would have it on my "NGF Fav" list.

Especially looking forward to seeing the Nelavator.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2016, 09:34:10 pm »
comming along nicely George. like the sexi curves



 

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