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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1755 on: July 01, 2018, 09:04:07 pm »
You could move the solenoid to the other side of the track and run a wire in tube underneath the LH track. A length of rail filed down and bent through 90ļ is another option. Run the rail in some heatshrink tubing unshrunk, or a drinking straw to prevent shorts.
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1756 on: July 01, 2018, 09:32:56 pm »
You could move the solenoid to the other side of the track and run a wire in tube underneath the LH track. A length of rail filed down and bent through 90ļ is another option. Run the rail in some heatshrink tubing unshrunk, or a drinking straw to prevent shorts.

Having seen some sights in shorts today I think they should definitely be prevented :goggleeyes: :sick2:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1757 on: July 01, 2018, 09:49:26 pm »
You could move the solenoid to the other side of the track and run a wire in tube underneath the LH track. A length of rail filed down and bent through 90ļ is another option. Run the rail in some heatshrink tubing unshrunk, or a drinking straw to prevent shorts.

Having seen some sights in shorts today I think they should definitely be prevented :goggleeyes: :sick2:
Presumably heatshrunk :whistle:
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1758 on: August 09, 2018, 03:27:30 pm »
Blimey, had to dig back five pages to find Wookery, sure sign I haven't posted anything for a while!

I've been busy, building houses, but more about those later when I have finished them.

In the meantime, a new mainline loco has magically appeared on Wookery:



It's one of those new-fangled steamy things  :D

I abandoned running anything with pony wheels very early on in this project, as my track laying skills were so poor and everything derailed, and moved on to only running diesels.
However, there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then, with a lot of track relaid. Some club friends brought a whole selection of steam engines round to try a few weeks back and they all ran pretty well, so I have dipped my toe back in for running kettles and bought this little beauty, a bargain on evilbay.
It is a lovely runner, and copes well with my track, so it may be getting some company soon. There is a lovely express blue Castle that I am keeping a close eye on!  :o

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« Reply #1759 on: August 09, 2018, 03:34:03 pm »
Thank you: a lovely picture of a proper locomotive!

Good luck with the blue 'Castle'...

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1760 on: August 09, 2018, 03:37:40 pm »
My mistook, it was a King not a Castle, and some b****r has been and gone and bought it  :veryangry:

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1761 on: August 10, 2018, 07:38:01 am »
Many thanks for this update. It's good news that you can run steam locos., again, and this WR "Castle" is an excellent start. I think it was only the "Kings" that appeared in the early BR Express Blue livery.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1762 on: August 10, 2018, 08:34:42 am »
Itís a Hall actually Chris, but I would never be able to tell the difference if it wasnít on the box hahaha

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« Reply #1763 on: August 10, 2018, 09:13:24 am »
 :laughabovepost:  :beers:
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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1764 on: August 10, 2018, 09:36:32 am »
Itís a Hall actually Chris, but I would never be able to tell the difference if it wasnít on the box hahaha

I used to think all GWR locos looked the same, but now I know there were a few blue ones ;)

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1765 on: August 10, 2018, 10:17:37 am »
Itís a Hall actually Chris, but I would never be able to tell the difference if it wasnít on the box hahaha

Ah, yes. My excuse was that the loco. was in shadow. 8-) In any case, "Halls" in BR WR Lined Green look very good, too.

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1766 on: August 11, 2018, 02:18:36 pm »
The vendor reckoned it can pull ten coaches with ease.
I thought "Yeah right".
But.....


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1767 on: September 09, 2018, 12:30:44 pm »
I've been very busy lately, so haven't had much time to get on the forum - Ive probably missed loads of interesting posts!  :(

I've just finished the latest project for Wookery, and I must admit that I am rather proud of it:







I have some dustbins to stand outside the back doors, and I want to see if I can get some cast iron or wrought iron front gates.
I have chimney pots ready but will leave them until the last job as they are fragile once fitted.

They were a very fiddly build, so I won't be making any more! hahahaha
The next job is a whole load of half relief terraced house backs to go on the backscene.
I can't get on with the backscene until I know the depth of the houses plus yard and back alley. You'll see why when I get round to making it.

The only other news is that I bought another kettle  :D
Photos once it arrives.....

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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1768 on: September 09, 2018, 12:41:23 pm »
That is excellent work indeed.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wookery
« Reply #1769 on: September 09, 2018, 05:17:43 pm »
Very impressive and original :thumbsup:
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