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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2016, 08:19:02 am »
Looks like you made a great job of building those kits.
They look good.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2016, 11:27:09 am »
Thank you Really Appreciate it, I enjoy just putting music on then just cut and glue away till I'm content lol  :beers:

Think it needs some weathering

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2016, 05:22:04 pm »
Well time for a reboot, I had ballasted way to much of the original board. I was happy with the results but the layout it's self just didn't work so decided to start again. I came across this layout on eBay and collected it today. I'm really happy with it and still a blank canvas sort of speak to start again. I'll be continuing the layout through the tunnel on the lid for double the space and perfect to transport. I would like to thank you Derek & his partner for being very welcoming and such lovely people ( Trying to convince my Mrs to get the same type of Pooch lol ) Updates will be following but so happy with the purchase

Many Thanks for reading Chris  :beers:


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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2016, 07:14:23 pm »
Looks like an excellent addition, Chris. Looking forward to seeing you develop it.

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2016, 07:23:00 pm »
Thank you, Really looking forward to getting started, Now what to put where lol  :beers:

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2016, 08:10:45 pm »
Looks to be a good starting point.
Looking forward to seeing developments in due course.
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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2016, 09:16:54 pm »
A great layout to build upon :thumbsup:

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #52 on: October 31, 2016, 08:19:48 pm »
I've been thinking all day about what could go where but I'm drawing a blank so far. I really like to do a dual purpose platform with section for a small amount of passengers and other for parcels & goods. I've been trying to factor in some coal staithes for the merchants to deliver.

Any ideas figuring out how this will work and where to place is harder than I thought  :beers:

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2016, 08:27:36 pm »
I think the short siding opposite the signal box would work for a coal merchant's yard with staithes.
What you effectively have is a platform with run round loop opposite. Typical, I think of a country terminus. The single facing platform would have been used for everything (passengers, parcels and light freight).
The siding (bottom left) will be needed to access the coal yard but could also house the premises of a local industry e.g. Small timber yard or builders merchant possibly.
Quite a big area to fill in scenically on the left.
Could be largely urban or possibly very rural
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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2016, 08:44:14 pm »
Thank you for your advice, I think you have me going on something now. I'm think coal staithes on the short siding opposite the signal box like you said. I'll purchase both the Metcalfe Wayside Station & Canopy for the platform. The siding bottom left a timber yard with small Metcalfe good's build I already have with piled up good ready for a crane to lift onto waiting wagons and Baux Van's only two inside getting filled up with goodies too?

Many, Many Thanks  :beers:

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2016, 08:49:03 pm »
If you really want a parcels function you could reduce the platform width by half for, say, a third of its length, put a RH point where the signal box is with a bit of rail running into the slimmer bit of platform like a bay :hmmm:
Might be too much hassle, though.

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2016, 09:10:09 pm »
Now there's an idea  :beers: , That would be a really good option, You've totally given me the idea of I have the lid to use also as another section on the other side of the tunnel. As a shunting storage yard for trains coming in and out of the seen side of the layout. I'll see how the track in stuck down might be a pain but I'll have a look tonight.

Thank you so much guy's for your advice, If we ever meet I think I owe you a  :beers:

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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2016, 11:30:56 am »
Trying to think how to convert this layout into DCC. It has electrofrog points. Am I correct in thinking that each piece of track needs it's own live feed and when the track is after a point the positive and negative need to be change to the opposite side of the track?

Many Thanks Chris


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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2016, 03:39:51 pm »
Try Brian Lambert's web site, he knows his DCC stuff and is easy to follow and understand:

http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC.html


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Re: Llanrumney Sidings
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2016, 07:04:39 pm »
Try Brian Lambert's web site, he knows his DCC stuff and is easy to follow and understand:

http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC.html


I've had a read & it's hard to put this in a picture but is this the idea of what I should be doing?


 

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