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Author Topic: Off on a journey. The departure.  (Read 26113 times)

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Offline Mito

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #375 on: August 15, 2017, 10:07:12 pm »
The Manor had its first outing today. It runs like a dream, very happy. here are some short videos of it and showing the general untidiness of the room. The green "bridge" is off scene and lets me out of the room without crawling on hands and knees. I have some 009 track and points which I used on the bridge as I had no more proper  track. I have a Minitrix 9F which negotiates the points without difficulty.
I now need to sort out the wiring as the isolated sections are no longer isolated. :doh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfvH6tvv-2E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LHhs6Dh_lQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7voA23_b9l8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7hTQXjkFiM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcwSZXizvak
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #376 on: August 16, 2017, 06:57:13 am »
Nice videos Brian. I hadn't realised that your layout is so big. Good looking scenery  :thankyousign:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #377 on: August 16, 2017, 07:56:14 am »
Great videos Brian.
Like Keith, I too didn't realise the size of your layout.
Looks really 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: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #378 on: August 16, 2017, 08:08:22 am »
Many thanks for the videos, Brian. It's very good to see your "Manor" at the head of a nice rake of WR Chocolate & Cream Mark 1s. Being able to see all the layout in sequence really shows its extent and the very good scenic work which you have already undertaken. I hope some free time and cooler weather will allow you to work on it more, soon.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #379 on: August 16, 2017, 03:46:56 pm »
Splendid videos, thank you, Brian.

The layout is coming on well and I really like how the long trains 'snake' along.

The GWR passenger train is particularly attractive.

Thanks again and all best wishes.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #380 on: August 16, 2017, 04:17:48 pm »
Good to see the Manor out stretching its legs :thumbsup:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #381 on: August 16, 2017, 10:19:32 pm »
The railway room is about 3.5 m by 2.5m. It is shared with other things that take up valuable modeling space. I have another small den which has my PC and modeling workshop but at this time of year it's like an oven in there during the afternoon. Not being connected to mains electricity means I'm limited to what I can do after the sun goes down. Fortunately we have about 320 sun days per year. That works out to over 3,000 hours of sun. Living a geriatric hippy lifestyle has its pluses, also its minuses.
I view the layout as two separate layouts connected by a bit of track. Withy Jct. is on one side, Durscombe the other. Originally the idea was just Withy Jct. but with less than 60cm depth there wasn't room to have a decent roundy. One of my pet hates is small radii. I know it can't be helped with small spaces but if I can make them bigger then I will. Hence the layout grew and grew. Unless I go outside now it's fully grown. Scenery is my favorite part of modeling. Wiring I struggle with but I'm getting there. The next project is to start scratch building. I have Scalescenes buildings and plenty of sheets of brick and stone so a learning curve is about to begin.
A question. I have oiled the motion of the Manor but the gears on the axles are covered. Do I take the cover off or leave well alone?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 10:45:44 pm by Mito, Reason: Added a question »
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #382 on: August 17, 2017, 06:46:56 am »
My advice is don't oil unless you have to.  If the oil gets on the pickups, you could have months of jerky running.  If you do oil, make sure you use specially conductive oil that won't affect running.  There is a single screw at the rear of the gear cover and it clips in at the front.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 06:48:18 am by Innovationgame »
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