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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 309785 times)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2790 on: September 25, 2018, 04:44:40 am »
1) Going back and wiring the frogs on the points which I should have done in the first place and ignored plenty of advice that "I'd regret it later" (duly regretting - take advice)

2) Messing around with making a rock wall with cork sheet and paint.

3) Staring down D1045 and asking it severe questions about shorting out the layout, even when it's not moving and sitting in a siding

4) Happily watching hands-off operations with the Castle class and the Warship coming and going with rakes of coaches. That run-around loop and signalling are working just wonderfully, I'll take that back tomorrow when everything goes wrong. Hubris is a dangerous thing.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2791 on: September 25, 2018, 05:22:25 am »
It used to be so simple. Once the boards are up, the only jobs are track laying and wiring. I used to know what needed doing next. With track and wiring in place, it's time to start ballasting, ah, but platforms first (better start on station buildings and footbridge too), and other trackside stuff to put in place and where to put uncoupling magnets and I need more wagons converted to easi-shunt to test the magnets. and what about the bridge piers for over bridges and the embankments and barrow crossings and signals and on and on...

BUT the track is there and the trains run nicely, so maybe I will just sit and watch the trains   ;)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2792 on: September 25, 2018, 05:57:48 am »
Sounds good to me!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2793 on: September 25, 2018, 12:31:24 pm »
BUT the track is there and the trains run nicely, so maybe I will just sit and watch the trains   ;)

I think I've been doing that for about 4 years now :-[

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2794 on: September 25, 2018, 04:18:57 pm »
Making a start on the "rebuild" of our Calne layout.....points replaced with Electrofrog

That looks very good. Have the electros improved anything?

Absolutely - considering that all running would be slow speed and with short wheelbase locos, made a huge difference, in both DC and DCC operation.
Also fitting cylindrical magnets on each siding which has made shunting ops much better !

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2795 on: September 25, 2018, 06:09:08 pm »
What I did yesterday was build and test my cant - which I've found is a bit OTT! So I'll be reducing it by 1mm, so it's less aggressive.



Not seen in this video but the 'crazy cant' did allow my CL47 to traverse the 9" radius curve at speed 100. Yes I have a deathwish, but I wanted to test extremes (capacity).
Ted's Excellent Adventure - lots of imagery of my 'workbench', locos and what I'm modelling.

Ted TMD Layout Progress - Era 8/9 Diesel Depot - 8ft Wide DCC

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2796 on: September 25, 2018, 08:08:05 pm »
I painted my wagons from the previous page. The went olive green but then got weathered along with the brake van.






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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2797 on: September 25, 2018, 09:24:03 pm »
I'm waiting for DJ Models to put the olive green Mermaids into production. Only want a couple to go with the 4 x black ones I have.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2798 on: September 25, 2018, 11:40:50 pm »
Hi all ! Playing with these two at the moment.
Not posted for a while as I've been dabling in 009, but a chance bit of browsing found me an N loco I'd always wanted but never managed to find... Until now ! Farish 25 'Tamworth Castle' in the famous ice cream van livery. It needs a little TLC hence the missing bogie frames... The 73 was a Present from a friend who's trying to steer me back to N (and winning by the looks of it !) He knows I've a soft spot for ED's.

If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

Mike

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2799 on: September 26, 2018, 09:36:40 am »
@4x2
Long time no hear, Mike. Sorry, but could you explain 'ice cream livery' to this eedjit please?

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2800 on: September 26, 2018, 10:21:17 am »
Me too?  :hmmm:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2801 on: September 26, 2018, 10:23:46 am »
To be honest I haven't got a clue ! All I know is that the real loco is currently painted in this livery although badly faded. I saw the Farish one in a train set and have wanted one since and they don't come up often...
If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2802 on: September 26, 2018, 10:59:53 am »
Here's a link to a pic of it in good condition...
https://goo.gl/images/Nhcvxn
If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2803 on: September 26, 2018, 11:03:16 am »
Good pic!

I guess it's the yellow front that suggested an ice cream van?  :hmmm:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2804 on: September 26, 2018, 11:11:59 am »
Some heavy weathering action took place last night:

Ted's Excellent Adventure - lots of imagery of my 'workbench', locos and what I'm modelling.

Ted TMD Layout Progress - Era 8/9 Diesel Depot - 8ft Wide DCC

 

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