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Author Topic: Apa Park - Available for Exhibitions  (Read 43525 times)

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #180 on: January 13, 2015, 07:23:14 pm »
Had a phone call from the organiser of the Stafford show last night telling me that one of the layouts for the show on the 31st Jan/1st Feb was unable to attend and he would be delighted if Apa Park could fill the gap. A brief discussion with Callum, the new owner, and agreement was made to attend. 
So if you would like to see Apa Park in the flesh, get yourself down to the Stafford County Showground at the end of the month. I will be operating with Callum on the Saturday so do come by and say hello!

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #181 on: January 13, 2015, 09:31:06 pm »
Shame you won't be there on the Sunday, Steve, but I look forward to see Callum and the layout. Do you know which layout you're replacing please?

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #182 on: January 13, 2015, 09:33:51 pm »
Shame you won't be there on the Sunday, Steve, but I look forward to see Callum and the layout. Do you know which layout you're replacing please?

No I dont sorry! Apparently there are 2 drop outs. Maybe catch up with you somewhere else!

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #183 on: July 12, 2015, 07:03:33 pm »
A good selection of pictures from todays show. The first public showing of Apagele.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fwc439h/sets/72157655788506651

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #184 on: July 13, 2015, 09:55:38 am »
Excellent photos!
Good to see the forum placard on display, too :D

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #185 on: July 13, 2015, 07:50:50 pm »
Evening!

The layouts look fantastic together! Really looking forward to being neighbours with APA Park at Peterborough.

Cheers,

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #186 on: August 04, 2015, 08:01:42 am »
Quick update. Fascia fitted, fiddle yard relaid using 25mm trunking as cassettes and whole box sprayed black...

Apa park fiddle yard cassettes by Steve Purves, on Flickr

Steve,

As someone who's investigating the possibility of using cassettes on a layout your idea has merits.  Two questions if I may please:

1)  Did you mount the trunking onto something like thin MDF to help with rigidity and
2)  How did you fix the track to the trunking

I've seen cassettes built with MDF and angle-iron but your solution might be easier and cheaper.

Thanks,

Nigel

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #187 on: August 09, 2015, 10:40:03 am »
Quick update. Fascia fitted, fiddle yard relaid using 25mm trunking as cassettes and whole box sprayed black...

Apa park fiddle yard cassettes by Steve Purves, on Flickr

Steve,

As someone who's investigating the possibility of using cassettes on a layout your idea has merits.  Two questions if I may please:

1)  Did you mount the trunking onto something like thin MDF to help with rigidity and
2)  How did you fix the track to the trunking

I've seen cassettes built with MDF and angle-iron but your solution might be easier and cheaper.

Thanks,

Nigel

It certainly is cheaper - about 1.35 for a metre if trunking that will supply around twelve or thirteen cartridges. I glue the track directly to the trunking and there may be minor twisting as a result. A firm but thin base would have been helpful, but even more important (in my system) is a bit of added weight so that the cartiridge track makes reliable electrical contact at either end. Haven't entirely achieved that yet.

Peter

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #188 on: October 13, 2015, 09:43:56 pm »
Apa Park is at Peterborough this weekend !! come along and say hello

Ollie .. i am looking forward to it!

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Re: Ikea APA storage boxes - Apa Park - Now DCC
« Reply #189 on: October 17, 2015, 11:33:35 pm »
I love this little layout. It looks amazing what ever stock you put on it!

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Re: Apa Park - Available for Exhibitions
« Reply #190 on: August 23, 2016, 08:02:39 pm »



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Re: Apa Park - Available for Exhibitions
« Reply #191 on: January 29, 2017, 08:11:31 pm »



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Re: Apa Park - Available for Exhibitions
« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2017, 12:12:48 am »
Hi all

Just an update on Apa Park,

Done a few bits:

Station wall has been replaed with a modern fence, which gives more of a view to whats in the station, Also added Two vehicles that have flashing LEDs in them, One being a fire engine and the other being a RAC van



Last but Not least i had the paper Sign replaced with a laser cut version and gave the layout a lick of paint,  Apagele will get the same treatment



Apart From tidying up the electrics after installing DCC Servo controlled points

Apa Park is ready to go

Cheers

Callum

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Re: Apa Park - Available for Exhibitions
« Reply #193 on: August 05, 2018, 05:58:20 pm »
So due to lack of interest  I have taken the desicion to retire Apa Park And Apagele from the exhibition circuit ... the last show will be The N Gauge Southeast Show on the 6th of April 2019!  Will still post updates and pictures!  ... on the plus side Phoenix Lane TMD will be available from then for exhibitions!


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Re: Apa Park - Available for Exhibitions
« Reply #194 on: August 05, 2018, 09:02:39 pm »
A great shame, Callum :(

 

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