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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2012, 09:10:33 pm »
Looks great  :thumbsup:
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2012, 10:44:56 pm »
Got my Chrimbo present early from my lovely Fiance and as I'm still trying to find my ultra light sewing machine oil to do its oiling before running in, it's photo time :)



Helmingham Hall

Beginning to think I needn't have bothered building the rest of the layout and should have just done the viaduct area :)

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2012, 06:50:50 am »
Looks lovely
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2012, 08:10:08 am »
Wot Pengy said - a really atmospheric pic :thumbsup:

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2012, 11:15:23 pm »
And now some video of it running in after initial oiling of the motion

I was planning to run it in light on a Kato test track loop, but I then realised I'd used all the power connectors on the layout (and they're glued down) and then found that the Hall tends to derail its tender on one of the left hand bends when running light. So I stuck some Colletts behind it.

As with all Dapols, it's a bit light, but pulls the 3 coaches quite happily (I think the traction tyres help there). It's certainly fragile, and I'm finding various bits of track that need a little bit of a tweak to get it to stay on, but that could be a good thing if I end up with smoother running track.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2012, 07:51:39 am »
I love the view under the viaduct with the curves and then the train nipping through! A beautiful scene
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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2012, 09:04:12 am »
Magnificent video, great loco, excellent layout - I'm very envious :envy:
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2012, 09:09:28 am »
Great work!
  :greatpicturessign:

I'd love the space to have that.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2012, 09:33:48 am »
Great work!
  :greatpicturessign:

I'd love the space to have that.

Dave G

The bulk of the layout is over a single bed (I cheated and built it to drop over the bed frame to save building legs ;) ). In theory you could do something similar that can be lifted off and either stored against a wall or under the bed itself when it's not in use.

That's what's great about N Gauge though. I'd have had to use the whole room if it was OO :)

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2012, 10:29:04 am »
Totally agree re N v 00 and you have certainly made a great layout.

I'm restricted to one board that needs to be portable and measures just 72"x30". The size limits me with regard to track inclines/elevations and portability adds another limit. I've used trestles from IKEA for my supports.
 
I'm promised a room or shed when we move but that's a year away. Meanwhile I'm enjoying the learning curve and plagiarising ideas from the forum.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2012, 10:44:27 am »
Totally agree re N v 00 and you have certainly made a great layout.

I'm restricted to one board that needs to be portable and measures just 72"x30". The size limits me with regard to track inclines/elevations and portability adds another limit. I've used trestles from IKEA for my supports.
 
I'm promised a room or shed when we move but that's a year away. Meanwhile I'm enjoying the learning curve and plagiarising ideas from the forum.

Dave G

One slight cheat you can do is put an entirely different loop in as your upper track over the viaduct rather than making it a figure 8 and hiding the end loops in tunnels or back scene. It's also has the advantage that you can run more trains at once too ;)

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2012, 11:38:23 am »
It certainly nips along well and I like both views you have shown  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2012, 05:23:56 pm »
Love the sweep under the viaduct, looks really good  :thumbsup:
Is féidir tú a choinneáil ar eascainí an madra nó is féidir a lasadh coinneal duit

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2012, 08:24:04 pm »
Some shots of my experimental hedgerows. Soaked some old offcuts of Javis flexible wall that had come in a box of bits with a job lot I bought on e-Bay in 75% PVA then covered them with Woodland Scenics 'Rough Grass' to make them properly clumpy. Then stuck them down with more neat PVA and dropped more foliage on them and soaked with an eye dropper with 50% PVA so they'll eventually stick when it all dries.



Shot from Ives Yard end towards the tunnel. (There'll be a black cover over the hill so the tunnels will be dark eventually ;) ). This branch line is rarely used, so I've done the rails with the Rusty Rails pen.



A Pannier travels light past the access gate towards Ive's Yard to push some trucks around.

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Re: Ivebridge: Building Inclines
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2012, 08:56:59 pm »
Lovely scenic views :thumbsup:

 

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