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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2775 on: August 21, 2018, 04:45:04 pm »
Allanbrae gets its first public outing on 13 Oct, at our Open Day.   Yesterday I drilled holes on the back of the baseboard frame so I can operate it from behind.  At home it is operated from the front.  Must now check all the cassettes are fine.  Have tested the more complex movements, eg arrival and shunting of mail freight and sleeper trains.

When it goes to the Marlow and Maidenhead show in January it will have a proper fireproof skirt across the front and ends.  My wife has no time to do this before 13 Oct, esp as we have not yet sourced the treated material.  We may end up cutting Portpatrick's in 2 and using part for Allanbrae and the hole for Portpatrick.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2776 on: August 22, 2018, 09:34:41 pm »
I'm sitting with a small libation watching two trains running round.  An 'A2' with a passenger train and a 'J27' with a goods train.  Both trains are running very nicely.  Every now and again, I slightly adjust the speed of one of the trains.

This is the life!


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2777 on: August 23, 2018, 09:44:06 am »
Some points have arrived, so tomorrow night, I start laying track for the new fiddle yard, before I put a hillside over it...

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2778 on: September 18, 2018, 07:28:22 pm »
Testing my Fleischmann BR50 following repairs. Last time out, it wasn't running well... which wasn't surprising as I discovered that the solder joint between one of the wires from the pickups (on the locomotive wheels) and the tender (where the motor is located) had broken. Slightly to my surprise, and much to my relief, I managed to disassemble the locomotive sufficiently to be able to re-solder the joint without melting the loco body... and it's back in service :) .


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2779 on: September 19, 2018, 10:57:10 am »
Testing my Fleischmann BR50 following repairs. Last time out, it wasn't running well... which wasn't surprising as I discovered that the solder joint between one of the wires from the pickups (on the locomotive wheels) and the tender (where the motor is located) had broken. Slightly to my surprise, and much to my relief, I managed to disassemble the locomotive sufficiently to be able to re-solder the joint without melting the loco body... and it's back in service :) .

Well, testing revealed that the other wire had also been on the point of breaking - I'd checked it when repairing the first wire and it seemed ok, but the loco started glitching a short while later and investigation revealed that the other wire had now broken. So this morning it's back on the workbench for an identical repair on the other side. Just hoping this won't become a regular feature because there isn't any spare wire left!
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