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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #120 on: August 18, 2015, 10:50:12 am »
Very nice, Graham :thumbsup:
You might want to enter a couple in the Photographic Comp in the 'Model' section and, if you feature the 22xx, you might even get brownie points from the judge ;)

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #121 on: August 18, 2015, 01:01:57 pm »
Yes it works for me :)
Very nice it looks too.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2016, 09:56:01 am »
For those who are interested, Southbridge will be attending the Canterbury show over the weekend of 23rd/24th January 2016.

http://www.ccmrs.ic24.net/Page_4x.html refers.

Come and say hello.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #123 on: January 21, 2016, 03:10:59 pm »
For those who are interested, Southbridge will be attending the Canterbury show over the weekend of 23rd/24th January 2016.

http://www.ccmrs.ic24.net/Page_4x.html refers.

Come and say hello.
It's this weekend folks. Come and say hi.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #124 on: January 21, 2016, 06:13:01 pm »
Rather a long way for me to be able to attend I'm afraid but good luck and enjoy the show.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #125 on: January 26, 2016, 03:29:35 pm »
We had a good time at Canterbury. The show was very well attended - even Sunday was busy.

The layout generally behaved well. One point motor got sulky and two locomotives had stage fright but, with plenty of spares available they just got placed in the naughty box.

The next outing currently booked is Redhill on 9th April http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/11721-Event refers.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #126 on: March 20, 2016, 08:13:25 pm »
Just to let you know that Southbridge's next outing is to the East Surrey N Gauge Group exhibition on 9th April.

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/12374-EastSurreyNGauge_Exhibition refers.

See you there?

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #127 on: April 05, 2016, 08:16:12 am »
Tonight the track and wheel cleaning starts ready for Redhill.

It's truly amazing how much muck builds up during a one day show.

I've also got some new, wider angled LED lights so hopefully the layout will look brighter  8)

See you there.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2016, 09:42:46 am »
Ditto the positive comments re your lovely layout, maybe one day I'll get to see it in the flesh.  I have an enquiry though.  You tell us how much you are cleaning track and wheels and I am interested in what regimen you have to carry out this onerous task?
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2016, 09:58:55 am »
Looks great, I love how you've managed to squeeze a lot in but left a good amount of room for scenics and flowing country!

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2016, 03:20:17 pm »
Ditto the positive comments re your lovely layout, maybe one day I'll get to see it in the flesh.  I have an enquiry though.  You tell us how much you are cleaning track and wheels and I am interested in what regimen you have to carry out this onerous task?
No problem. Let's deal with the track first. Plain track is dealt with by using a standard track rubber. The rubber is moved/rotated so you don't end up with two grooves in it. If that happens you finish up cleaning the sleepers instead of the tops of the rails. Points are dealt with by using a cotton bud dipped in Isopropanol. You can buy this from a chemist but they will probably ask what you need it for. I normally get mine with little trouble as my explanation is met with a "You couldn't make that up" comment. Make sure you have a window open when you use it. The areas between the point blades get treated to a very old burnisher that I was given when I worked as a telephone engineer in the 70's. Sometimes I use a Dentists probe. Finally I have a very old, small, battery vacuum cleaner and all of the track is vacuumed to get rid of any bits of track rubber.

Locomotive wheels are cleaner with a mixture of a Peco wheel  brush and that Isopropanol again. Non driven wheels get the Isopropanol and cotton bud treatment but beware stray strands of the bud.

Wagons/coaches sometimes collect some stubborn much from somewhere. I use a Peco wheel scraper for those. Otherwise it's a thin piece of absorbent paper laid over a piece of plain code 80 track , Isopropanol applied to the areas covering the rails and each wagon/coach run over it with gentle downward pressure.

I don't take the Isopropanol to exhibitions. Upon setup the plain rails get a final clean with a track rubber. Points get cleaned with a fibre pen and that vacuum comes back into use.

After all that, I still get the odd bit of dirt. My pet hate is being in a hall where there is a live steam layout. The oil and grease in the air can foul the layout within a couple of hours and it takes ages to sort out afterwards.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #131 on: November 05, 2016, 10:05:17 am »
Southbridge will be at Broadstairs over the weekend of 26th/27th November.

http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/events/221377/?key=model-railway-exhibition refers.

Come and say high. If it arrives in time I intend to run the new Dukedog.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #132 on: November 17, 2016, 08:45:54 am »
Southbridge will be at Broadstairs over the weekend of 26th/27th November.

http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/events/221377/?key=model-railway-exhibition refers.

Come and say high. If it arrives in time I intend to run the new Dukedog.

The Dukedog will be running.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #133 on: November 27, 2016, 08:52:19 pm »
Back home from another successful show.

Only one more invite - Pevensey in 2017. Perhaps it's coming to the end of its exhibition life.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #134 on: January 14, 2017, 02:48:59 pm »
Just read all 9 pages of this thread.

Thanks Graham, I picked up a couple of invaluable pointers for us novices .

Alec.

 

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