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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #90 on: May 26, 2014, 10:52:55 am »
I'll see what I can do re photos. I'll include the fiddle yard although that's not very inspiring (IMHO).

Not sure I'd agree there, Graham :-\
There are so many different configurations of fiddle yard you may be surprised who gets a  :idea: moment

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2014, 08:07:02 pm »
Here are a couple of photos of each end of the hidden sidings.

Nothing spectacular. There are three loops for the up line and three loops for the down line.



Each loop can hold two trains each. Each loop has a short isolated section just over a loco length before the fouling point of exit point.

Just over one third of the way along each loop from the entry point is another isolating point. This means that each loop can hold one longer train than would otherwise be possible and one short train. The catch is that you must remember to call the rear train forwards and remember where the long and short trains are.

As the branch only has an auto train on it, it now ends in a dead end under the hidden sidings. Stopping the train in the right place is 100% accurate thanks to a diode. An access hatch gives access for track cleaning and train rescue purposes.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #92 on: May 31, 2014, 08:35:19 pm »
Looking good Graham, keep up the progress reports
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #93 on: May 31, 2014, 08:44:31 pm »
Thanks, Graham.
Looks a tidy and practical job :thumbsup:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #94 on: June 07, 2014, 06:49:43 pm »
A little less than one week to the Chatham Show.

Time to start cleaning wheels and track.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #95 on: June 07, 2014, 07:02:46 pm »
That's a great and well thought out fiddle yard  :thumbsup:
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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #96 on: June 14, 2014, 09:13:33 pm »
Had a good first day at Chatham today and I've just spent a happy (?) hour or so cleaning wheels. It's quite frightening how dirty the wheels can get in a single day.

First jobs tomorrow will be track cleaning and replacing a push button that has decided not to work every time.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #97 on: June 14, 2014, 10:26:09 pm »
It's quite frightening how dirty the wheels can get in a single day.

Blame it on that live steam layout in the corner  >:D

Forgot to say the 2884 was looking good after its little mishap  :)

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2014, 08:51:28 pm »
Blame it on that live steam layout in the corner  >:D
Live steam plays havoc with the track. At the Tenterden Show I had to stop operations around 2pm each day to clean the track again. >:(

Forgot to say the 2884 was looking good after its little mishap  :)
Thankyou  :D

Still, today was a good day and we've made it home safely. The next outing is Bexleyheath in September.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #99 on: September 05, 2014, 05:54:57 pm »
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :veryangry:

In two weeks time Southbridge heads off to the Bexleyheath show http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/erithmrs/exhibit_bexleyheath.php refers.

I've been preparing the layout and, with my hand very close to a signal, I've sneezed  :censored:

Good job I have spares.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #100 on: September 05, 2014, 09:08:38 pm »
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :veryangry:

In two weeks time Southbridge heads off to the Bexleyheath show http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/erithmrs/exhibit_bexleyheath.php refers.

I've been preparing the layout and, with my hand very close to a signal, I've sneezed  :censored:

Good job I have spares.


Good grief! Your nose has come off? :o
Just as well a spare was to hand :sweat:

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #101 on: September 05, 2014, 09:29:03 pm »
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :veryangry:

In two weeks time Southbridge heads off to the Bexleyheath show http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/erithmrs/exhibit_bexleyheath.php refers.

I've been preparing the layout and, with my hand very close to a signal, I've sneezed  :censored:

Good job I have spares.


Good grief! Your nose has come off? :o
Just as well a spare was to hand :sweat:

If only.

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #102 on: September 15, 2014, 07:50:48 am »
Southbridge is heading off to the Bexleyheath show this weekend http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/erithmrs/exhibit_bexleyheath.php refers.

Let the track and wheel cleaning begin!

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2014, 07:36:35 am »
Only two days to go before Bexleyheath.

Anyone going?

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Re: Southbridge.
« Reply #104 on: September 21, 2014, 08:21:10 pm »
Back from Bexleyheath and very tired.

Technical problems early on Saturday were resolved which seemed to be caused by something making the track filthy within a few minutes of starting running. I've still no idea what caused it but everything needed to be cleaned twice during the day and all wheels cleaned at home last night. It would be nice to claim there was a live steam layout nearby but there wasn't. Still, I think everyone enjoyed it.

Still trying to figure out why one visitor was disappointed that I wasn't running continental stock (On a GWR steam layout ???)

One loco was declared a failure on Saturday night. An Ixion Manor managed to break both (yes both) it's wires connecting the loco to the tender. Little wonder it ran rough.

Anyway. I have a list of things to attend to before it's next outing which is to Lancing on 8th November.

 

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