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Author Topic: Hambleside East (was Dunestone) - BR(SR) 60s  (Read 26727 times)

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #75 on: August 05, 2014, 11:29:48 am »
One of the reasons the small clay wagons stayed 9' wheelbase until the end was wagon turntables that size that nobody wanted to replace.

So prototypically a wagon turntable only big enough for 9' wagons is just about ok into the 1980s!
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #76 on: August 05, 2014, 01:13:37 pm »
Just seen your photo of the D Type connector board and have just wooped with joy as I can now cut down 100+ soldered joints. Purchased and looking forward to my job becoming easier!  :D

Layout starting to take shape now! Keep up the good work!  :bounce:
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2014, 10:34:15 pm »
Mucho slaving over a hot soldering iron today, tidying up existing wiring and adding new for the extra sections and points on the revamped board.

Overall view:


Right:


Middle:


Left:

Yes, the lash-up in the bottom left corner is temporary unil I know the turntable actually works properly...  :)

Next: point motor installation and more cabling, dependent on the arrival of a spool of grey wire...
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2014, 10:24:51 am »
 :doh:
That is just soooo neat :'(

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2014, 11:13:51 am »
Brilliant.

As an ex-schoolteacher, I can safely announce that your wiring is neater than a lot of handwriting I've had to put up with over the years.

Now if I can start seeing a novel in your wiring.... please ring the ambulance...  ;D

Seriously, great work.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2014, 11:42:48 pm »
More progress over the past couple of days, point motors have been installed! and a few more wires added, and in a couple of cases, rerouted. Amazing what shortcomings in the wiring plan half-an-hour doodling on a bit of paper exposes - especially when the isolating sections in the loco yard are concerned...

In-progress shots of the point motor installation: the point motors are Seep PM-1s, and they must be installed with the point blades and motor in the mid-position of the 'throw'. So an offcut of wire can be used to hold the blades just so


...and an old mounting block is just the right size to hold the actuating rod in place


Another overall view of the underside of this baseboard

Only when looking at this, having downloaded it onto the computer, did I realise that not only has the isolating section wiring not been installed (I knew that - the cable is arriving in the post tomorrow) but I haven't run the control wiring for the turntable motor  :doh:. Something to add to the list for tomorrow.

Detail of the centre of the board, showing the point motors...


Having thought I'd finished with the left board, for now, I spent a little bit of time on the right board, which has the station, goods yard and harbour on it. An overall view of this board

Island platform for the station at the back, two goods yard roads in the centre, and the quayside line at the front, with the dropped board section which will be the harbour itself. The red box highlights a missing section of the retaining wall, having looked at the back of the wall sections (I had to reglue the very right hand double section back on) there is no makers details. If anyone can recognise the design and give me a pointer as to where they can be obtained, I'd be eternally grateful...

Added the missing section of the quay line - had to dust off a couple of decent bits of Code 80 track for this.


Closer look at the station platform, I've added an isolating section at the end of the bay platform, the break is just to the left of the 16T wagon


And a picture of the recently loaded-up 16T wagons

You can try to spot the odd one out, but no prizes...  :)

The wiring on this board is a lot simpler... just one extra wire to run and that's that for now. In the fullness of time I'll get round to splitting up the two long goods yard roads into several shorter sidings to break up the 'straight line' effect.


Just a few odd bits to complete, then onto the centre board, to get the new wiring back to the control panel...


« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 11:51:50 pm by talisman56, Reason: Spelling correction and general tidy-up »
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2014, 07:59:52 am »
That is one neat installation!

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #82 on: August 21, 2014, 08:29:36 am »
Really nice informative pictures, thanks for posting, love the tip about centralising the PM1 actuating pin, never thought of that.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2014, 10:44:30 am »
Superb wiring; very humbling.

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2014, 03:45:55 pm »
Great wiring job and looks like the beginnings of a cracking layout.
Makes my own wiring look very................untidy and amateurish !!
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #85 on: August 29, 2014, 01:51:25 am »
With the wiring mods on the end boards complete, now to the centre board. This one has the main electrics underneath it, and the connections to the control panel.

General view of topside


General view of underside


Additions to the left side which match the additions on the left board, where all the changes have been made.


Detail shot showing the new connector board


...and all the wires lead back to this little addition, awaiting a cable to connect it to the control panel.

Pity my woodworking skills are not up to those of the original owner of the layout.  :-[

Next, into the unknown - opening up the control panel box for the final changes to be done...
« Last Edit: August 29, 2014, 01:54:44 am by talisman56 »
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #86 on: August 29, 2014, 02:04:45 am »
Brilliant work. Sorta reminds me of that remark you would hear every now and then "He should exhibit it upside down"  ;D

Seriously, great work. Please keep us posted!  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #87 on: August 29, 2014, 07:36:10 am »
I am in awe of your excellent wiring. Please, keep the pictures of the layout coming.

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #88 on: August 29, 2014, 10:17:16 am »
Super neat wiring loom :admiration:

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Re: Dunestone - BR(SR) 60s
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2014, 12:53:10 am »
Opened up the control panel box - looks pretty simple inside...

Spot the reason why one of the sections didn't work... I didn't think it was only happening on one of the controllers  :doh:

I thought I'd taken a 'before' photo of the top, but alas, no. Here's a picture with all the changes made - on the right-hand side, and the very bottom left.

A few extra switches and point operating studs added - and a few holes to fill in...

Added the plug on the right to match the one fitted to the centre baseboard - the new points and section wiring comes in here

My woodworking seems to have improved somewhat...  ::)

Progress so far on wiring up the inside

Had to give up this evening when I started getting cross-eyed...

Another bash tomorrow, when hopefully I'll get the wiring inside the control panel finished and be able to get a bit of testing in...


« Last Edit: August 30, 2014, 12:55:04 am by talisman56 »
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

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My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

 

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