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Offline Marty

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2013, 03:52:27 am »
Good to see the signal in action, I've got a couple to install on my layout sooner or later.

Nice long run too.

Marty

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2013, 08:48:09 am »
Lovely smooth slow running there Shaun. It's all coming together very nicely now.
Regards,
Trevor (aka Chinahand)

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2013, 06:41:27 pm »
Crikey Shaun,the amount if work you have done is incredible.The train runs really well as well and with such a long train to pull it looks so much more realistic.

Is the funny whining noise thats heard a couple if times the Dapol semaphore signal or are you using slow action point motors?

Pete
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Yes, it s the noise from the signal motors. I quite like it.

Thanks for your kind comments!


Regards

Shaun

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #78 on: October 25, 2013, 10:47:34 pm »
These aren't the best pictures as they're taken with an IPad.

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This is a bit hard to see but I've tried to weather the scalescenes walls with some humbrol powders. Quite pleased with the final look. This pic does it no justice.

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This shot shows the rodding to the distant signal shown above.  It's made of evergreen strip and lots of patience!

Regards


Shaun
« Last Edit: October 25, 2013, 10:50:07 pm by Shaun Harvey »

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2013, 09:29:09 am »
 :greatpicturessign: looks like  a fantastic layout even before the scenic's are finished .
James Beeston(aka mrjamestrain)

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2013, 10:34:21 pm »
Installed a train tech DCC module for two dapol signals tonight. Can't believe I've spent such a daft amount of money to make these DCC but operating them from even a dynamis controller was hugely satisfying. One more module to install the other end now. That should be a breeze, I hope!

Shaun

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #81 on: October 29, 2013, 11:11:12 pm »
I may be a bit mad, but I've been working on the point rodding venture. This is a little bit of the progress so far:

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This will all be sprayed brown once the ballast is down then the rodding will be picked out in metallic colours.


N'joy yourselves


Shaun

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 11:12:48 pm by Shaun Harvey »

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #82 on: October 29, 2013, 11:22:24 pm »
Shaun

Great to see this level of detail with the rodding from the signal box

Looking forward to viewing further developments on the layout

All the best

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2013, 09:45:37 am »
 :greatpicturessign: looks really good , imho you never really see detail like this on most n gauge layout , you've really set the standard high with that point rodding .
James Beeston(aka mrjamestrain)

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2013, 01:10:12 pm »
Hi, Some really good detail there. that point rodding must of took some time but its worth it. Really have got a shifted on with your new layout. Keep the pictures coming.

All the best Steve44

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2013, 12:07:56 am »
Not to much to show here, but I have been busy, particularly on the point rodding project. Lots of time taken cutting large amounts of evergreen strip into tiny pieces and trying not to end up gluing my fingers together. Some, well quite a lot of the visible area of the layout is covered with dry ballast awaiting the traditional PVA mix so no trains have been running through that. Maybe I'll be able to post some pics towards the end of next week showing the ballasting and point rodding efforts once they're almost done.

Shaun

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #86 on: November 05, 2013, 10:19:20 pm »
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After fixing point/signalling rodding the length of one of the platforms I have now been able to ballast and pva about half of the up and down lines in the scenic area, about 8 ft of track. Now for the rest of the point rodding and the other half to ballast. I haven't seen a train move in about 10 days. I hope it all works again soon!


Shaun
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« Last Edit: November 05, 2013, 10:22:27 pm by Shaun Harvey »

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2013, 10:15:51 am »
Super work, Shaun :thumbsup:
You must have the patience of a Saint with the point rodding

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2013, 01:26:56 pm »
Very neat. :thumbsup:

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Re: George Street II
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2013, 10:17:12 pm »
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Getting bored of the blockade now but I guess you have to finish what you start.

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The point rodding should be finished soon with just a few bits left to do. When I say bits, I mean lots of little bits!
The ballast at the bottom is nearly dry. The ballast at the top of the pic is all loose still.

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I need to weather the retaining walls too before I glue down the ballast at the other end. I'm pleased with the result and here you can see the before and after side by side.

Lots to do and the garage is getting colder!




Shaun

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