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Re: A New Start
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2016, 08:30:48 pm »
Looking good.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #61 on: March 17, 2016, 06:41:16 am »
Lightweight layout update 17th March No18

The track work is progressing up the slope.


9mm square piece of wood used to ensure that the rail joint is kept straight whilst track is permanently fixed down.



First set of diverging point work before entering the terminus and associated sidings on the upper level.




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Re: A New Start
« Reply #62 on: March 17, 2016, 09:39:46 am »
Looking very well spaced and shipshape, Colin :thumbsup:

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2016, 05:58:18 pm »
Thanks for the update. Very neat trackwork, puts mine to shame.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2016, 08:03:27 pm »
Excellent work
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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An unintended consequence
« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2016, 10:22:53 am »
Having initially drawn up a comprehensive track plan for my layout (link in signature bar below) and having adapted it as I progressed, I have just discovered what may have become an unmitigated disaster (maybe that is a bit of an overstatement).

Anyhow this is what has transpired:

The design is of a twin track (Up and Down line) oval, with a return to an upper level terminus See ‘New Start’ topic page 2 reply #15.

Practical space/min curve radius restraints lead me to omit the third track on the incline, remove the scissor crossover at the station approach and add a pair of turnouts as a crossover between the station departure and down track.



All seemed well until I was testing the incline wiring and it suddenly became apparent that although
a train leaving the terminus from platforms 3 or 4 could cross to the down line at the low end of the incline.
Trains arriving from the up line would not be able to access platforms 1 & 2  :doh:



So I have now had to take up the recently laid station approach.


The track and point work has been glued down with Woodland Scenics Foam Tack which is easily softened with warm ‘wet water’ so no real harm done at this stage of construction.

I will add a three way point to provide a crossover to platforms 1 & 2 as below.



If there is a moral to this story it surely must be to keep your track plan up to date and consider the implications for train operation if and when you alter it.
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Re: An unintended consequence
« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2016, 10:36:16 am »
 :hmmm:
Removal of the scissors caused the headache. I always like to run an imaginary train over any planned layout with an 'access all areas' mentality as I generally find it helps with space, where to site points etc.
Glad you seem to have cracked it, though, Colin

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2016, 04:26:51 pm »
Where there is a problem, there is usually a solution with a bit of thought. :thumbsup:

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Re: An unintended consequence
« Reply #68 on: March 21, 2016, 07:52:22 am »
:hmmm:
Removal of the scissors caused the headache.

Took me a couple of minutes to get this! ;D

Up early this morning weren't you. :sleep:
In topic Re: I've never had a train set before!
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Today at 04:30:43 am »

'I have the Dapol 2-6-2 Ivatt tank (see my avatar).'
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Re: An unintended consequence
« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2016, 09:43:31 am »
:hmmm:
Removal of the scissors caused the headache.

Took me a couple of minutes to get this! ;D

Up early this morning weren't you. :sleep:
In topic Re: I've never had a train set before!
Posted by: newportnobby
Today at 04:30:43 am »

'I have the Dapol 2-6-2 Ivatt tank (see my avatar).'

Yeah - my current problem is I have no issue in going to sleep but I just can't stay asleep for a whole night :no: :doh:

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2016, 02:04:03 am »
Lightweight layout update 17th March No18

The track work is progressing up the slope.


9mm square piece of wood used to ensure that the rail joint is kept straight whilst track is permanently fixed down.



First set of diverging point work before entering the terminus and associated sidings on the upper level.


Your idea on using a length of 9mm square wood to keep the track straight on the curve joints is clever. I'll be adopting that in the future👍

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Re: An unintended consequence
« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2016, 05:00:53 am »

Yeah - my current problem is I have no issue in going to sleep but I just can't stay asleep for a whole night :no: :doh:
Dittto, Just one of the problems of being four Three score years and ten.
At least we have NGF, On-line shopping and friends in other longitudes to while away the hours 'till the rest of the country gets up.

Off to do the Asda (Wallmart) order now :(
« Last Edit: March 22, 2016, 07:10:57 am by colpatben »
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Re: A New Start
« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2016, 05:15:49 am »
Geez what's going on? NewportNobby isn't the only one keeping odd hours!  :worried:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2016, 05:28:02 am »
Geez what's going on? NewportNobby isn't the only one keeping odd hours!  :worried:

Good Afternoon.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2016, 05:36:21 am »
Good morning. Must say I'm enjoying your construction thread as much as I'm enjoying my daily afternoon beers!  :beers:
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