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Offline Black Sheep

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2017, 09:36:24 pm »
So, first task underway,
5305 Black 5 'Leonard Freear' has moved under DCC power!



next stage is to get the booster into the circuit :D

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #76 on: September 29, 2017, 07:33:48 am »
5305 Black 5 'Leonard Freear'
:confused2:
https://www.5305la.org.uk/About/Locomotive/45305
                                                                        ???

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2017, 09:42:50 am »
Leonard Freear? Who he please? ???

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2017, 01:22:59 pm »
Sorry, should have said, you won't find his name in the locomotive register, it's highly likely you'll see the name crop up in and around Milliedale on Sea

Leonard Freear was my grandfather, he was a draftsman,  engineer and mechanic.

At least three generations of the men in my family have been engineers in some capacity, I'm a designer making me the black sheep of the family, and I like the beer.

I was ordering name plates for my streamlined duchess Princess Eliza (my daughter) and there was space on the order for another set.

I also have a 3F and 4F named as Donald and Douglas :D

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #79 on: October 02, 2017, 12:31:58 pm »

Bit of organising the to-do list

Feel free to chime in and persuade / help me to prioritise some over others or anything you think I should photograph properly and write up for the journal.

In no particular order:

Electronics for motive power
actually get a train moving under DCC power!
Finish testing MERG components for DCC control
purchase and build cut out modules

Electronics for signaling (and points):
Control panel (work out what MERG components for signal and point control, purchase and build)

Motive power:
L&Y 3d printed pug - paint, add couplings, afix to chassis etc
Streamlined City of Coventry - wartime black - paint and number
Streamlined Princess Eliza - Crimson - paint, line and number
LMS 10,000 (class 37 chassis required)

Rolling stock:
Trial and fit DG couplings - magnet purchased, test track needs to be built, and couplings.
Ransome & Rapier breakdown crane (and train)
push pull set

Buildings:
Metcalfe LNWR signal box (why the woodwork is green I don't know)
Sea wall
Scalescenes large station (midland)- under progress on desk at work
Faller post office (intended to be pub / station hotel)
Smart Models terraced houses (B&B)
Smart Models pier building
Smart Models engine shed
detail LNWR station building
detail and finish goods shed
persuade wife to finish cinema so I can build a back for it -need to build back for it
finish Metcalfe timber framed shops - need to build backs
Finish Severn Brass vicarage kit
finish detailing church building
Metcalfe coaching inn

Structural work (baseboards and the like):
Plan depot as this is actually missing from track plan
build raised trackbed
lay track

so, enough to keep me occupied without queueing up any more jobs!

I can usually have a cardboard kit going at work in my lunch breaks (currently station) but can't do anything involving solvents for obvious reasons.

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #80 on: November 08, 2017, 01:10:39 pm »
Couple more things crossed off the above list (details in the other thread)

This thread is going to move much more slowly and possibly end once the first bit of track is laid (so after I've built the raised section) and kept more for reference of what is yet to be done towards having a working layout.

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #81 on: December 03, 2017, 10:44:18 pm »
Test track built!




Working and running, except the diverging line closest to the camera because the hole for the wires was not big enough to take both!

Able to plug both DC and DCC into it, built on a removable section to fit on an Ikea shelf, plenty of space for setting out and testing modules as I build them, fitted with a magnet for testing couplings (one built and tested, need to build a batch and see how they perform as the layout is reliant on hands free shunting!

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #82 on: December 27, 2017, 07:12:02 pm »
Didn't think I'd get much time for model building (can't get in the railway room) but a bit of progress
So, the updated list for December


Electronics for motive power
actually get a train moving under DCC power!
Finish testing MERG components for DCC control
purchase and build cut out modules

Electronics for signaling (and points):
Control panel (work out what MERG components for signal and point control, purchase and build)

Motive power:
L&Y 3d printed pug - paint, add couplings, afix to chassis etc 11808
Streamlined City of Coventry - wartime black - paint and number
Streamlined Princess Eliza - Crimson - paint, line and number
LMS 10,000 (class 37 chassis sourced)

Rolling stock:
Trial and fit DG couplings - magnet purchased, test track needs to be built, and couplings.
Ransome & Rapier breakdown crane (and train)
push pull set

Buildings:
Scalescenes large station (midland)
persuade wife to finish cinema so I can build a back for it -need to build back for it
finish Metcalfe timber framed shops - need to build backs

Metcalfe coaching inn
ratio coaling tower - what health and safety? painting
Metcalfe LNWR signal box (why the woodwork is green I don't know) built but awaiting interior kit
Sea wall
Faller post office (intended to be pub / station hotel) - under construction, need chimneys
Smart Models terraced houses (B&B)
Smart Models pier building
Smart Models engine shed
detail LNWR station building
detail and finish goods shed
Finish Severn Brass vicarage kit
finish detailing church building


Structural work (baseboards and the like):
Plan depot as this is actually missing from track plan
build raised trackbed
lay track

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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin
« Reply #83 on: March 05, 2018, 03:31:04 pm »
bl@@dy DG couplings...

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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin - help required
« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2018, 11:45:12 am »
The baseboards built are Tim Horn laser cut and have good cross bracing, including some diagonal bracing (would recommend but you need to sort your own legs / trestles out) as I did not know my finished track plan at the time they are flat.

My intent was to build a raised trackbed that could simply be lifted off the board allowing for maintenance and access to the wiring and point motors (servos) with small holes for wiring harnesses to drop through and connect into the main system (will be running DCC and MERG CBUS so each area can connect with only a few wires.

I'm now thinking it might be better to work out and mark the area that the raised trackbed will go over and cut out lots of access holes around the bracing of the boards and make the viaduct sections permanent or semi permanent.

What do people think?

The layout is, effectively, on hold until I work this one (and remote uncoupling) out.

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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin
« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2018, 12:04:20 pm »
I'd try to imagine the worst possible access scenario and then worsen it!
If something goes wrong in the fiddle yards on my layout I have to crawl under the boards and come up the other side. At 60+ years of age and with a bad back, I'm doing all I can to head off any problems so, for example, am bringing all the wiring to the front of the layout.

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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin
« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2018, 12:36:54 pm »
I'd try to imagine the worst possible access scenario and then worsen it!
If something goes wrong in the fiddle yards on my layout I have to crawl under the boards and come up the other side. At 60+ years of age and with a bad back, I'm doing all I can to head off any problems so, for example, am bringing all the wiring to the front of the layout.

Coming up the other side is not an option, there's a wall and a loft ceiling in the way  :D

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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin
« Reply #87 on: March 23, 2018, 05:44:40 pm »
Some folks on here have hinged their boards to give easier access. Seems like a solution which could work but I think baseboard joins would need to be well engineered as you could use fixed dowels.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2018, 10:39:12 am »
appologies for lack of progress or updates, it would appear that the Yorkshire Embassy has been sabotaged and we've got no heating due to a leak.

Currently suspecting a covert operation by Newportnobby and PaulPrice  :bounce:

All my spare time has been devoted to resolving this.
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Re: Milliedale on sea - Technical Bulitin
« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2018, 10:46:07 am »

Currently suspecting a covert operation by Newportnobby and PaulPrice  :bounce:


Denial as per the Putin manual will follow. Any expulsions of Lancastrian 'diplomats' from our embassy in Yorkshire will ensure retaliation >:D

 

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