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Author Topic: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)  (Read 12452 times)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2018, 03:05:18 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2018, 07:49:57 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

Just to be sure on that, you refer to the old Farish one and not the newer Bachmann Farish version, Di?

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2018, 07:51:40 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

Just to be sure on that, you refer to the old Farish one and not the newer Bachmann Farish version, Di?
No the new one with sound.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2018, 07:53:45 pm »
Oh dear. The poor haulage on inclines by the newer Castle have been discussed :hmmm:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2018, 12:38:08 am »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

try putting a strip of lead under the keeper plate (I use glue and glaze to stick it on so it can be removed without damaging the loco) it makes a bit of a difference

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2018, 05:40:00 pm »


I have now completed laying the main lines and both are working as can be seen, I suppose I ought to think about ballasting now,I do not enjoy that prospect.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #81 on: January 18, 2018, 09:46:39 pm »
The first ballasting shift by the permanent way gang has made a fair amount of progress.


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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2018, 05:55:37 pm »



The permanent way gang have been at work again,  the East end incline is now fully ballasted. No work will probably be done tommorrow as it is the Calne show.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2018, 06:33:01 pm »
The track on the Eastern end incline has been cleaned and fettled and is now working OK.

I went to the Calne Model railway show today,it appeared to be more a model railway market the trade stands seemed to take up more of the hall than the layouts, there were no real bargians to be had but I managed to pick up a few come in handy bits and pieces, what n gauge there was was more or less full RRP, and the second hand prices for what little there was would make your eyes water.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2018, 09:21:21 pm »
Feels like there's been a real dirth of bargains for a couple of years now. Last time I can remember coming away from a show feeling like I'd got a bargain was 2014.  :(

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #85 on: January 21, 2018, 08:26:29 pm »



A  indoor day today as it has been raining all day, I have assembled my metcalfe tunnel mouths I picked up yesterday @ the Calne show, I have weathered one using pencil and a damp finger, I think the effect is fairly good.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #86 on: January 21, 2018, 09:20:59 pm »
In reply to JohnN I did pick up a bargain at the Chiltern show it was a Lyddle End building for only a fiver its a sort of barn and  it will be on the new board as a Corn and Seed Merchants .
So there are bargains out there still after seeing some of the prices these building are going for on Ebay lately.
Sorry for pinching space on your thread Diane.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2018, 09:23:28 pm »
Glad to hear the odd bargain can still be found Bob.  :thumbsup:

Di, I think the pencil and damp finger technique has worked very well. Looks good.  :)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #88 on: January 22, 2018, 05:57:25 pm »
Hi Di
Plym Bridge is beginning to look very good indeed. Im impressed with the haulage up your curved incline. Out of interest, what is the radii of the outside curve as featred on the Plymbridge 7 video, above? Also what is the distance from the over/under bridge to the edge of the layout, from that section in the video ?
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #89 on: January 22, 2018, 07:50:47 pm »
Hi Di
Plym Bridge is beginning to look very good indeed. Im impressed with the haulage up your curved incline. Out of interest, what is the radii of the outside curve as featred on the Plymbridge 7 video, above? Also what is the distance from the over/under bridge to the edge of the layout, from that section in the video ?
Cheers
Kirky

Outside radius is 14inches and is about an inch from the edge of the layout and the incline length is about 8ft giving about a 2% grade.
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