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Offline class37025

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2012, 09:59:59 am »
Hi Tank,

love the real aeroplane but where's the furbox ?

Vulcans had a great plus when you were guarding them, they were like a huuuuge umbrella and kept you dry no matter how heavy the rain, the downside was that when the wind blew, it was like a wind tunnel underneath it.

and the noise when they scrambled from QRA ---- more felt than heard !

unfortunately a sound never to be heard again.

cheers

alan
« Last Edit: July 28, 2012, 08:25:59 pm by class37025, Reason: correct typo »
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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2012, 01:26:27 pm »
I've managed to progress with work on the traverser today.  I've fixed two angled pieces of metal to the edges of where the traverser meets the main layout.  I then had to heighten the traverser with some 3mm plywood to keep it at the same level as the metal.

I then used some of my double sided flooring tape, and placed the rows of track down.  Surprisingly I managed to get 24 rows down. :o  I still need to connect up the power to each track (but the holes are drilled), and then add a small extension to each track to cater for 8 carriages.




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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2012, 03:45:11 pm »
Looking good, Tank :thumbsup:
You just can't resist getting De Walt in the pics can you? ;D

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2012, 03:50:27 pm »
Very good  :thumbsup: but what is the weight like when traverser fully extended is the height allignment OK or does it lift up?
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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2012, 03:52:36 pm »
Great job Tank. Looks like you can store a lot of stock on there and have it ready in a jiffy.  Need to see what i can do to achieve something like that...

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2012, 05:34:24 pm »
Looking good, Tank :thumbsup:
You just can't resist getting De Walt in the pics can you? ;D

What can I say?!  They're not camera shy those drills!  ;D

Very good  :thumbsup: but what is the weight like when traverser fully extended is the height allignment OK or does it lift up?

The weight is not an issue, as these are heavy duty hinges that you would use in a workshop.  They're full extension runners, and I think they can hold 45kg.  Certainly far more than I would need.  There is no loss in alignment either, as the three parts of the hinge are quite tight together, but rely on effortless ball bearings to move.  It pays off to over compensate sometimes!  :)

Great job Tank. Looks like you can store a lot of stock on there and have it ready in a jiffy.  Need to see what i can do to achieve something like that...

Thanks!  I only expected to get 17 or 18 lengths in there, but managed to squeeze a few more in.  ;)  I can't wait to get my stock on there!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2012, 10:31:54 pm by Tank »

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2012, 10:22:04 pm »
Looks magnificent. Love to see it fully loaded with stock. Where did you get the rack slides from?
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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2012, 10:27:17 pm »
I bought them a long time ago.  I think they were new from ebay.  Most DIY stores should have them. :thumbsup:

Edit:-  Here are what look like the exact style - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-OF-FULL-EXTENSION-DRAWER-RUNNER-WITH-BALL-BEARING-SLIDES-LOAD-CAPACITY-45KG-/170877080589?pt=UK_Home_Garden_LivingRoom_Bookcases&var=&hash=item27c911540d
« Last Edit: July 14, 2012, 10:32:50 pm by Tank »

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2012, 07:45:57 am »
Gonna need a big dust cover . . . . . .

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2012, 08:19:47 am »
My mind boggles when I see things like that, great work Chris and I would also like to see it when its full of rolling stock  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2012, 07:10:12 pm »
Quote from Tank
It pays off to over compensate sometimes!

Brunel would be proud of you!  :wave:
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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2012, 09:20:44 pm »
Yikes! That traversar really is the business! :)

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2012, 09:33:28 pm »
Fantastic job Chris  :thumbsup:. It will look brilliant full of stock please post a  :camera: when it's loaded.

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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2012, 01:17:04 pm »
Thanks for the kind comments everyone.  I'll try and load it full of rolling stock soon.  :)  The lanes are very close together though, so you might only see the roofs!  ;D

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2012, 02:39:55 pm »
I thought I'd share some pictures of some aircraft that I've been buying.  All are 1/144 scale, but are fine for N Gauge IMO.  I keep buying larger aircraft (I don't mean to!), so I need to think about where an airfield can go!!!!

Parcel Force - Parcel Force Vickers Viscount 806


Vulcan Bomber


Hercules - RAF


British Airways 707

 

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