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Author Topic: Aberayron to Pencader  (Read 10417 times)

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Offline LAandNQFan

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #135 on: April 21, 2017, 05:03:49 pm »
I wasn't going to show you what was going on behind the control panel, Bob, but if it will make you feel better, I'll get the camera out tomorrow and revisit my nightmare.  :-[
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #136 on: April 21, 2017, 05:12:35 pm »
I wasn't going to show you what was going on behind the control panel, Bob, but if it will make you feel better, I'll get the camera out tomorrow and revisit my nightmare.  :-[

Only if you know it really will make us feel better!

My 'temporary' panel (a year old soon) is a proper tangle. My excuse for not making a decent job of it is that now the spring is here, there's the garden and there's the decorating ......  :)

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #137 on: April 21, 2017, 08:56:49 pm »
The reason mines a nightmare is because my brother inlaw gave me some rolls of Maplin twin flex so most of the cables are the same colour and I was too lazy to mark them ,so as I said if something goes wrong Im in deep trouble and thats putting it mildly.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2017, 06:35:07 am »
My wiring is an absolute tangle because I lifted each board individually and had to leave plenty of slack wire to allow for the tilting and lowering.


Although I did stick to a consistent colour code system and labelled each set of control wires from the accessory decoders to the Seeps.
With kind regards
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2017, 09:54:24 am »
I remember how pleased I was when Bealman praised the newly constructed panel (back on page 7) - just look at it now!  :-[

God bless whoever decided it would be a good idea to put a buzzer on a continuity circuit tester!
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #140 on: April 22, 2017, 04:11:01 pm »
 :goggleeyes: :o

Blimey!

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #141 on: April 22, 2017, 04:48:49 pm »
Is it safe to come out into the open yet, Mummy? :worried:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #142 on: April 22, 2017, 10:03:42 pm »
You wanted to see what real electrickery was like, NPN!  >:D
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #143 on: May 31, 2017, 09:20:11 am »
Progress is slow - holidays and volunteer driving steal the days.
Still I made some Ratio buildings for Pencader: the fiddliest bits were the fire buckets for the goods shed and the tap for the cattle dock.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #144 on: May 31, 2017, 10:06:05 am »
You've made a great job of those.
I need a cattle dock but will have to scratch build it as the space is slightly awkward and certainly not Ratio kit shaped :no:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #145 on: May 31, 2017, 02:03:54 pm »
As you can see, NPN, I had to adapt the kit to fit a diminishing space down to a point.  I cannibalised two kits together, as the other site calls for a square shape with no ramp.  You could put the ramp sideways on at one end of the pens, or in line, and have a gate between the two pens.  As the Ratio kit includes a full wall at the back of the pens, which disappears when the back piece is put on, it should be easy to adapt.  If you were using only one kit, the problem would be having only one angled fence to put beside the extended ramp.  Or you scratch-build...  but the Ratio kit does include taps, drains and lampposts which can be used elsewhere on the layout.  And cowpats.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #146 on: May 31, 2017, 02:57:16 pm »
Looks very good indeed.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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