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Author Topic: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.  (Read 5060 times)

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2017, 07:43:46 pm »
Timber yard looks great Di.

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2017, 08:07:35 pm »



FRESHBROOK:- I am suffering a bit of a loss of MoJo this week probably to HOT  to make a real effort so I have been messing about with a selection of huts and sheds available as free downloads from http://www.wordsworthmodelrailway.co.uk that need to be resized for n-gauge.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2017, 04:16:00 pm »
They look great, hope you find your mojo again soon

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #78 on: June 08, 2017, 03:12:30 pm »
Freshbrook:- A new arrival the limited edition Class 66 Eveningstar in its rather good BR green livery,Not really my era but I couldn't resist such a stunning model (Rule One applies) ;)






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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #79 on: June 08, 2017, 04:11:08 pm »
The shed does look good in that livery, Di.
There - I've said it. Bang goes my street cred ::)

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2017, 04:00:12 pm »



FRESHBROOK:- The latest build for the layout a 1930's semi from Metcalffe with gutters and down pipes added using plastistrut rod.It will soon be time to make a start on the groundworks, grass, trees etc.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #81 on: June 18, 2017, 04:38:58 pm »
Does suburban Mr. James live there, I wonder :hmmm: (Thanks Manfred Mann)

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #82 on: June 27, 2017, 03:32:10 pm »



FRESHBROOK:- Another Semi sprouts up on the layout,I think I need a couple more,some trees, hedges,garden wall/fence,road and of course some grass to put the finnishing touches, there are other things needed like telegraph poles, signals, vechiles and people etc.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2017, 07:26:20 pm »
Having fitted magnets during the build of Freshbrook, I thought it was time to fit and try out the Dapol easi-shunt couplings, fitting to wagons and loco's with NEM sockets is a fairly easy process of un-plugging the rapido style couplings and plugging in the dapol ones. They seem to work reasonably well but at the cost of about 4 a wagon/loco I am not sure if I will use them on my next major project.
The costs go up when you need to convert non-NEM fitted wagon.etc. and as a good 75% of my stock is pre NEM the work involved is also more, and as I am not into shunting that much and prefer to watch my trains just go by serious thought needs to be given to the way ahead.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2017, 08:31:36 pm »
It's a dilemma I'm struggling with too. Block trains are very rarely shunted on model railways so one at each end of the rake is possible, purely for a loco change. Like you, my local/pick up goods are mainly formed of non NEM stock so every wagon will require a change of coupling as these will be shunted into various sidings :hmmm:

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2017, 08:56:29 pm »
I may possibly use magnetic couplings so that my branch locos can run round in the hidden loops.  This needs to take place between each operational sub-cycle.  Magnetic couplings would be required if I were to upgrade to a fully computer-controlled operating system.  However, for now, I will simply lift each loco and move it to the other end of the train.
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Laurence

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #86 on: July 21, 2017, 04:33:24 pm »



FRESHBROOK:- Not much to report this week I have temporarily put some clumps of trees in place (not fixed to allow grassing later),I have tried to give some hight to the trees and arranged them in clumps / copses avoiding the common mistake of each tree being a specimin one as seen on a lot of layouts.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2017, 05:45:04 pm »



I have today received some fencing that has been 3D printed and for sale on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-bar-n-gauge-scale-fence-/322611778006?hash=item4b1d2911d6:g:lZYAAOSwsW9Y1piT having fitted 2 lengths I can say I am impressed with it, it looks good and is very reasonably priced.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2017, 05:57:16 pm »
Any idea how flexible it is please, Di? I have visions of it easily snapping :uneasy:

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2017, 06:06:55 pm »
Any idea how flexible it is please, Di? I have visions of it easily snapping :uneasy:
It seems to be fairly flexible for following a curve with care, but it does not seem to be flexible at all for following contours.
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