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Offline Geoff

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Chillthorpe
« on: November 26, 2014, 03:24:37 pm »
Well the room is nearly ready for the baseboards to go up then Chillthorpe will be in progress by the weekend, I will start posting pictures shortly, the model is not based on anything specific, but hopefully I will get it running via computer control, also adding plenty of relays so I can switch it all back to manual control, no shortages of wire and relays here.

This is just going to be a fun layout which will run to my requirements, I am using mainly Kato track and for the fiddle yard I am going over to Peco code 55 the layout will be in a L shape, the main board will be 10' 6" X 2' 11" and the L leg will be only 12" wide for a small station.

I think her in doors will not be seeing me until I collapse in bed of a night time lol.

I am going to be running as much era on the layout as possible, only hope I can carry this off, I have had my head in my Ipad reading the Railroad & Co manual, I am starting off with the bronze and then by March or may be later when I have got a feel for it I will upgrade to Silver.

The layout will be industry based with a Mainline Station and hopefully plenty of loco's running, how long will it take! who cares it is a hobby and time has no limits.
Geoff

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 05:54:12 pm »
Welcome, Geoff. Looking forward to the  :photospleasesign: and updates.

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 07:12:41 pm »
It's great to see your excitement now the room has become available, Geoff.
I look forward to seeing the track plan if you have one :thumbsup:

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 07:51:40 pm »
Geoff

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 08:03:44 pm »
Welcome aboard.
That track plan certainly looks interesting.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 08:23:57 pm »
Looks a well thought out and interesting plan, Geoff :thumbsup:

Welcome aboard.


Check out how many posts Geoff has made, Martin :D :P

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 08:30:29 pm »
Looks a well thought out and interesting plan, Geoff :thumbsup:

Welcome aboard.


Check out how many posts Geoff has made, Martin :D :P

Oops - :-[ :-[ - Sorry Geoff !  Got a bit confused there ! :sorrysign:
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: Chillthorpe
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 08:32:24 pm »
No worries, Martin :no:
At least Geoff's a newcomer to his own 'mancave' ;)

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 08:52:29 pm »
No worries, Martin :no:
At least Geoff's a newcomer to his own 'mancave' ;)

I sure am Mick, I have just finished the floor and the base is in the room ready to go up.

Mancave I like that name.
Geoff

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2014, 08:58:38 am »
Well I have made slight changes to my layout once again, and last night I layed down the track at the front just to make sure I have got the sizes OK and it seems fine, my platform island widths are going to be between 35 mm and 40 mm does that sound about right? any way the first photo is of the updated layout and the rest is a shot I took this morning with my phone of the track temporarily in place.











« Last Edit: December 03, 2014, 08:22:07 pm by Geoff »
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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2014, 03:44:40 pm »
Well I have made slight changes to my layout once again, and last night I layed down the track at the front just to make sure I have got the sizes OK and it seems fine, my platform island widths are going to be between 35 mm and 40 mm does that sound about right? any way the first photo is of the updated layout and the rest is a shot I took this morning with my phone of the track temporarily in place.

Not seeing pics? :hmmm:
Cheers,
Ian
Using 100% Kato Unitrack, Kato DC controller, Dapol locos and rolling stock, so far.

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2014, 04:17:26 pm »
Alas, I cannot see the pictures either.

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2014, 07:56:01 pm »
Similarly, no pics.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2014, 09:20:09 pm »
I need a little help if someone could advise me, I am going with Peco code 55 with my Fiddle Yard, the points are electrofrog and I was wondering where do I need to fit the irj's .

Many thanks

Geoff

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Re: Chillthorpe
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2014, 09:30:56 pm »
Hi Geoff and   :welcomesign:

To answer your question, insulated rail joiners should e fitted to BOTH of the rail ends which form the 'V' at the end of the point where the tracks diverge.
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Trevor (aka Chinahand)

 

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