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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2015, 07:05:17 pm »
As promised, here is a quick first run video:

https://flic.kr/p/rMkX7w

I have tested the rest of the track. There is a small issue with one of the extra fiddle yard tracks (now sorted) and one of the microswitches wasn't set correctly for the frog polarity.

I will do some proper videos on Youtube once I've had time to edit stuff together properly, but haven't had chance recently.

Anyway, I've bought some more scenery to play with recently, so I think it's time to start glueing all the bits down and making it look good!

I'll keep you posted as always.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2015, 08:53:59 pm »
A good start :thumbsup:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2015, 09:29:43 am »
So I used copydex to glue the track down last night:

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Woke up this morning and realised that I'd forgotten to add in all the extra sleepers at the track joins! An hour is so later and I think we're ok:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2015, 12:03:44 pm »

Woke up this morning and realised that I'd forgotten to add in all the extra sleepers at the track joins!


A lesson to us all - especially me :-[

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2015, 07:53:14 pm »
Not much progress recently, just been putting a few Metcalfe buildings together and a bit of soldering.

If I'm honest I'm over thinking it I think. Can anyone lend any advise, what should I be doing next? I know I need to ballast the track, also because it's a dock scene I need to embed the track, but not sure the best way of doing this well.

Any thoughts or advice about how you guys have done it?

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2015, 10:14:19 pm »
I've seen some pretty impressive work using modelling clay but have no idea how practical that might be, esp if you need to move the layout.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2015, 08:53:23 pm »
If I'm honest I'm over thinking it I think. Can anyone lend any advise, what should I be doing next? I know I need to ballast the track, also because it's a dock scene I need to embed the track, but not sure the best way of doing this well.
Any thoughts or advice about how you guys have done it?


Hi Jordash,
I'm a relative newbie to all this N Gauge modelling, but in regards to embedding track I can share some of the limited experience I have. I personally tried using a lightweight filler skimmed over the surface of a 4mm sheet of MDF and came up with fairly good results. I just butted sheets right up to the sides of the tracks then slapped the filler over, carving out the tracks to allow for running. There are a few youtube videos that demonstrate this method.
If however I was to do it again I would go for the method as used in this thread (see below link- page 3 of thread) by fellow NGF member 'Zebra'. They used cardboard and their results are (in my humble opinion) brilliant and are fair less trouble in a track work sense. No carving needed there, though a little experimentation with thicknesses I'd imagine.
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1849.30
See what you think? You could always use embossed card sheets to represent cobble stone depending on your particular dock scene?
Hope that's been of some help?
Ross

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2015, 07:44:47 pm »
I realise it's slightly out of sync, but I've finally finished part 1 of the video of this build:

https://youtu.be/kjtxa9dtgl0

P.S. can anyone shed any light on how to embed the Youtube video directly in the post, not just a link?
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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2015, 08:33:16 pm »
I realise it's slightly out of sync, but I've finally finished part 1 of the video of this build:

https://youtu.be/kjtxa9dtgl0

P.S. can anyone shed any light on how to embed the Youtube video directly in the post, not just a link?


Looks great!
You just copy and paste the https link in and remove the 's'... for example:

This:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UHwkfhwjsk

Becomes this:
Trains - Porcupine Tree

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2015, 11:06:55 pm »

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2015, 09:39:11 am »
Do you fancy popping up and wiring up both my layouts? It should only take you half an hour at that rate ;) :goggleeyes:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2015, 11:58:34 am »
Yes of course, unfortunately I have to increase my hourly by 32x to match the speed of wiring!

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2015, 01:05:18 pm »
Yes of course, unfortunately I have to increase my hourly by 32x to match the speed of wiring!

You want 32p per hour?!! :o

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2015, 01:24:11 pm »
Erm, maybe not then!

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2015, 10:31:10 pm »
Hey all,

Sorry for the absence of updates. I've had a busy few weeks. Naturally as I've been going through the layout I've found that I need to sort a key bit of scenery before I go any further. In this case it is a ship for the quayside.

So I've been having a play with some scalescenes kits. I tried the low profile factory and all was good until I tried spraying it with Matt acrylic varnish which washed the ink off the paper! Glad I learnt that on a practice kit.

Anyway here is the ship after the first evening:

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In other news, it was my birthday this weekend and I have been able to get the dapol class 22 + 6 milk wagons for a good price.

Also I've purchased most of the remaining kits to finish the Chua system and dcc controller kit from MERG.

 

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