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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2505 on: July 20, 2018, 10:57:34 am »
If you conduct experiments using Ĺ a magnet I will be following with interest, Laurence.
I've tried it with the remaining half a magnet and it works fine.  The magnets are polarised laterally (that is to say the North pole runs along one edge and the South pole along the other), so breaking it in half has little effect on the efficiency unless the couplings move very fast indeed.

One thing I did notice, with both a whole magnet and a half magnet is that the coupling often uncouples in the forwards direction (pulling) as well as when pushing.  For me that's no problem because the uncoupling will be to separate the whole train from the loco for running around, but for marshalling operations, it could be more of a problem.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2506 on: July 20, 2018, 07:58:07 pm »
Today we had hairdressing appointments.  But, before we went, I managed four sub-cycles in the Train Shed.  Everything ran well until Forthampton Grange suddenly stopped just after passing under London Road Bridge.  I tried it again with the same result.  After a third failure, I gave the track a quick burnish with a Peco Track Rubber.  That did the trick.  But itís funny that no other loco had a problem there.  That now completes the old operational timetable and I will commence the new one when I next run trains.

After my Ďdropsyí incident with the Dapol magnet yesterday, this is what remained of the magnet.



You can see that the original magnet occupied eight sleepers whereas the remnant only occupies four.  Hereís a complete magnet on the curved section of the branch run-around.  I think it will be OK to install them there, although I will have to cut away the sleepers to accommodate the magnets.



Before we went off int Hessle, I adhered two more sections of paving to the platform.  In the afternoon, I had a session removing ivy from tree trunks.  I also did some general tidying up.  After a cup of tea, it was back to the Train Shed again to complete the island platform.  Here it is in its correct position.



I havenít tested it with running trains yet, but that will follow soon, hopefully tomorrow.
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #2507 on: July 21, 2018, 03:39:35 am »
The first task will be the platforms (quite important for a railway), then the Metcalf card kits followed by general scenery.  Will I be finished this time next year?  I very much doubt it.

Laurence, I'm still reading early posts in your thread and was struck by this quoted comment. I think I've seen in a subsequent post that the platforms are finished. How's it going with the Metchalf kits? I've bought about eight or ten and that will be my winter project. Actually, I'll probably do the station kit before that. I need to see the station in the context of the elevated tracks. An experienced modeler would probably not rely soley on eyeballing, but I'm not experienced! :)

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #2508 on: July 21, 2018, 07:07:51 am »
The first task will be the platforms (quite important for a railway), then the Metcalf card kits followed by general scenery.  Will I be finished this time next year?  I very much doubt it.

Laurence, I'm still reading early posts in your thread and was struck by this quoted comment. I think I've seen in a subsequent post that the platforms are finished. How's it going with the Metchalf kits? I've bought about eight or ten and that will be my winter project. Actually, I'll probably do the station kit before that. I need to see the station in the context of the elevated tracks. An experienced modeler would probably not rely soley on eyeballing, but I'm not experienced! :)

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My first platforms were Ratio plastic kits and they are fine, except that I (very slightly) under-estmated the space between tracks for the island platform, which was also not perfectly straight.  So I replaced the island platform with a metcalfe kit, which is excellent except that the spacing is still lightly problematical.  My problem is that the platform is over five feet long and, although I laid the tracks as straight as I could, there are slight deviations of a milimeter or two, which cause some locos to catch the platform edge.  I have just scratch built a platform from 20 thou (0.5mm) Plasticard, but had to allow an extra couple of millimetres gap.  So the passengers will have to 'Mind the Gap' because of the extra (scale) six inches either side.  Of course, I could have bought another Metcafe kit and made it slighly narrower, but I want to develop my scratch-building ability.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2509 on: July 21, 2018, 08:00:09 pm »
Both my sessions in the Train Shed today have been concerned with positioning the new island platform.  It is still very critical.  The tracks are 100mm between centres, so 80mm should be the correct width for the island platform.  I have found this to be a problem in the past because, although I laid the track underlay with a 1m long steel straight edge, there are slight deviations in the tracks of a millimetre or two.  So I have reduced the width of the new island platform to 78mm.  However, the principal culprit of platform scraping is 92006, which has cylinders that protrude far beyond the frames.  It is critical on its first encounter with the ramp and there are a couple of spots at the far end of the platform.  The main problem with adjusting the platform position for 92006 is that the branch train on other side of the platform can also be problematical.  I had a real problem with the branch goods, although it is only a temporary phenomenon.  Because I have been running the branch trains in push-pull format, there is a problem with the cattle truck when itís being pushed.  The hand brake catches the platform edge at one point.  However, after a lot of testing, I managed to find a position that was acceptable for both the branch trains and 92006.

After my first early Train Shed session, we walked into Hessle as usual to visit the butcherís and have a coffee.  Then I made a start on the high hedges.  I completed the side of the hedge behind the compost bins and the Train Shed, but I wonít be able to cut the top until I move the compost from Bin 2 to Bin 3, so that I can erect my tower in Bin 2.  Later, I cut the hedge at the top end of the same side.  I used my long arm hedge trimmer.



The step ladder is just under six feet high, just to give an indication of the size of the hedge trimmer.  It is quite hard word using it and, by the time I had finished, I had worked up a real sweat.  Fortunately, Celia agreed to clear up the hedge cuttings.

When I had finished all the platform testing, it was time for a cup of tea.  Then I reprogramed one of the routes to allow me to run the new timetable.  I have now put the branch trains into position ready to start the new timetable.  The branch goods now starts in the adjacent loop to the original branch passenger with the ĎBí set.



You will notice that the branch goods is being operated by the push-me-pull-you for the time being.  I have programmed the two locos as Consist 14 so that I can operated them as Loco 14.  Soon, I hope to receive 6713 to take over the branch goods as loco 14.  At the other end of the branch, 4571 waits with its single brake end.  Eventually, I will add another suburban coach to its train.



After that, I tested the sequence of branch route setting and I had already printed out the new route set so that I could program the second branch route.  I should now be able to commence a test run of the new timetable tomorrow.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2510 on: July 21, 2018, 08:37:09 pm »
Laurence.
Not sure if it is just me but I canít see your photographs this evening.

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2511 on: July 21, 2018, 08:39:30 pm »
Laurence.
Not sure if it is just me but I canít see your photographs this evening.

Martin
In fact, I can no longer see any of your photos!
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2512 on: July 21, 2018, 08:40:52 pm »
Laurence.
Not sure if it is just me but I canít see your photographs this evening.

Martin

I've had that a number of times but if you refresh the page the photos appear. A bit odd but I'm sure a 'puter wiz could explain why!

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2513 on: July 21, 2018, 08:49:53 pm »
Laurence.
Not sure if it is just me but I canít see your photographs this evening.

Martin

I've had that a number of times but if you refresh the page the photos appear. A bit odd but I'm sure a 'puter wiz could explain why!

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Nope. Itís the same on both ipad and iphone Iím afraid.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2514 on: July 21, 2018, 09:07:55 pm »
Well the good news for me is I can see your photos ok, I am on a computer though not i pad has Martin so maybe Apple is the problem. I also have a I pad, I will have to try looking if I get the chance later. You seem to be progressing well, to get the tracks straight in my station although not has long has yours I used a straight track setter. Also I must admit I would not like cutting hedges while that high on those ladders...he..he so glad I do not have any, I hate heights, something to do with nearly falling off ladders at work in the sixties.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2515 on: July 21, 2018, 09:12:34 pm »
Laurence.
Not sure if it is just me but I canít see your photographs this evening.

Martin
The photos are certainly there!  Can you see any photos on anyone elses thread?
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2516 on: July 21, 2018, 09:16:47 pm »
Just to add to the photo' thing - when I first looked at todays, there were none, just a tiny little square, but they are showing now. I do, quite often, see the little square though, instead of the photo's.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2517 on: July 21, 2018, 09:26:00 pm »
I can see them OK. Martin, I think you've upset the Cornish pixies :D
The layout is coming on a treat. I admire your perseverance. In this part of the world everything is dying off now from lack of rain so gardening is put off until the rains come, if they come.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2518 on: July 21, 2018, 10:13:40 pm »
we walked into Hessle as usual to visit the butcherís and have a coffee.

Your butcher is very accommodating. Surely he's there to sell you meat, not to provide coffee? ;D

As for your pics, I always have to refresh the page for them to appear. I think you said it's maybe down to where you store them.

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2519 on: July 22, 2018, 12:32:00 am »
Well has promised I am on my I pad now and can see the photos fine so not sure what Martins problem is.
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