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Author Topic: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.  (Read 5089 times)

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Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« on: November 23, 2016, 09:39:04 am »


As a pre-big build when I retire (Plympton),I think this should fill my time it is a 4'X1' base board,I want to experiment with servo point control and Dapol easy-shunt couplings, it may even turn into a small layout suitable for showing as a micro layout corner filler.

With shunting in the foreground and a 2 car DMU running back and forth in the background.

This is a project prompted by a winter/spring challenge on another forum.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 11:07:44 am »
Nice plan, Di.
I'm currently thinking about a new layout and this is very good input. What era will it be?
Hope you have fun building it and keep us updated.

All the best
Michael

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 11:16:41 am »
Becase of the stock I have it will be probally early BR blue era. Blue 08,blue 108/101,blue/grey 121/2.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 11:37:06 am »
A busy morning at the DIY Shack all the bits for the board have been cut,all screws and glue bought,multiple sampler paints bought and some Ally channel to make cassettes. I will start assembly tommorrow after a good nights sleep having been up since 1430 yesterday" I must be mad working nights".


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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 08:40:05 pm »
I have spent several hours today with a saw, drill, screwdriver or bottle of PVA in my hand, and have built the base board for Freshbrook. I can cofidently say that it is the best baseboard I have made in my many years of building model railways, I think I may have finally cracked this wood butchery malarkey. It is square, flat and ridgid a first for me to get all 3 in one build. :angel: :bounce: :laugh2:



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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 08:47:49 pm »
Well done Diane, looks good, I would give it coat of primer now to prevent warping.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2016, 10:40:27 pm »
Hi ditape the base looks great what is it made from ply mdf or something else? Wish I could get mine to look as well finished as that keep up the good work
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2016, 11:26:19 pm »
Hi ditape the base looks great what is it made from ply mdf or something else? Wish I could get mine to look as well finished as that keep up the good work
Tim
It is 6mm MDF over a 25 X  25mm soft wood frame. As to it looking good it's my best effort to date and it has taken me over 40 years to eventually get it right. :D
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2016, 11:33:28 pm »
A very neat, solid job, Di.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 03:14:54 pm »
Today I have laid the cork surface and placed some track in place to get an Idea of how things will work out,I will have to order up the points,servo controll system and some suitable wagons and easi-shunt coupling later.



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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 07:07:38 pm »
 :greatpicturessign: and a great looking baseboard Di. The sleep obviously worked wonders  :D

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2016, 09:13:04 am »
The baseboard is looking very good, Di. Well done.
Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

All the best
Michael

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2016, 02:03:42 pm »
Had the paints out today and added a bit of sky to the back boards.

Back to "work" later so there will be a lull in the work.  :(




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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2016, 03:12:58 pm »
A box of goodies arrived today from that famous dealer in Liverpool, it contains the points,couplings, magnets,some NEM pocket wagons and the ANE point control kit. I am impressed with the ANE kit it has everything to install 4 electrofrog points and I mean everything 4 servos with mounts,4 Smart frog switching units, 4 control switches,main control board, programing unit all the needed screws and mounts for the boards, the only things you need to add are some electric string and some LEDs if you want remote indication of position, you only need to connect the LEDs to the control board no messing about with resistors or switches. So work will be commencing shortly on the build.I promise to try and have tidy wiring on this build ;) .
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2016, 03:07:54 pm »



The ANE servo control kit, it shows how comprehensive the kit is, I will have to add droppers to my points before I can progress this project.




I have had the soldering iron out and pre-wired the points ready for fitting in conjunction with the ANE kit.

One point shown to demonstrate how elctrofrog n-gauge points need to wired when using any flavour of frog juicer.
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