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Author Topic: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)  (Read 18134 times)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #285 on: June 24, 2018, 07:57:42 pm »
From personal experience, you just know when something isn't going to work, but it takes a bit of courage to rip it up and start again! Your new plan looks good and at least you will be able to re-use those lovely buildings. Go for it!

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #286 on: June 29, 2018, 03:59:28 pm »


Seeing as I am relaying the track on Plymbridge, I thought I would experiment with a new idea I have had (maybe someone else has thought of it) which involves using 20mm double side foam vehicle body tape to both hold the track down and fix the ballast neatly with no chance of gumming up the point work. The foam being intended to fix car body panels should not be very prone to UV break down. My method fix tape to track section to be laid peel back about an inch (25mm) of the cover tape and pull it to one side fix track down once in place by peeling the rest of the cover tape off gently pushing the track down as you go, sprinkle with fine ballast and tamp down using fingers, vacuum the loose off,.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #287 on: June 29, 2018, 04:31:56 pm »
@Ditape
I used cheap poundshop double sided foam as a trackbed on my stay at home layout. I ballasted in the way you described. Its been down a few years and it seems quite stable. If I was doing it again I would use terrarium sand for ballast, just cos its finer.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #288 on: June 30, 2018, 03:47:12 pm »


I have been a busy little bee today, using the new way of tracklaying, I have re-laid the West end of Plymbridge, wired and tested it and installed wire in tube for the 2 curved points, the next phase will be the new station for Plymbridge.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #289 on: July 03, 2018, 09:24:39 pm »


I have completed the relaying of the West end of Plymbridge, I am pleased with the way things are going, so far I have only cross connected one pair of droppers, work is suspended until the postie brings more supplies for the permanent way gang, hopefully in the next couple of days.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #290 on: July 04, 2018, 07:22:02 am »
Good to see that you are getting back on track Di  :thumbsup:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #291 on: July 04, 2018, 08:08:53 am »
I'm intrigued as to what's happening on the right hand side?

Looks to me like a Peco scissors formation would have fitted right in there?

Or have I missed your trackplan  :-[
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #293 on: July 04, 2018, 09:37:49 am »
Oh, Now I understand.

Thanks!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #294 on: July 06, 2018, 05:54:28 pm »


With the delivery of supplies the permanent way gang have been hard at work continuing the relaying of Plymbridge.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #295 on: July 06, 2018, 07:46:09 pm »


The camera always shows your errors I have fixed the worst of the kinks.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #296 on: July 06, 2018, 08:28:08 pm »
Frustrating and sometimes a tad embarrassing when your freshly laid and ballasted track shows 'wobbles' in a photo!

I have several of those wobbles that require sorting, despite using a Tracksetta - and a straight one at that! Mine show up even more when you look at the vids.  :-[

Looking at the track from the usual angle doesn't show those annoying bits, I guess it's just that we want it to be as good as it can be.

Great progress Di. Keep up the good work.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #297 on: July 06, 2018, 09:26:46 pm »
I found the best way to use the straight tracksetta was to pin through the holes in it then slide it down the track, pin again and repeat however many times as necessary. I still ended up with the odd bendy bit ???

Great progress though, Di

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #298 on: July 10, 2018, 02:07:10 am »
After much tweaking, soldering dodgy fishplates(rail joiners), chasing shorts (a duff gaugemaster frog switcher) I have finally got two trains running fairly smoothly around the new Plymbridge it has only taken about 12 hours of head scratching as it is now 0200 I will leave you with the promise of a video when I have had a tidy up.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #299 on: July 10, 2018, 05:45:40 am »
Burning the midnight and much later oil!

Glad you are up and running.

Look forward to the vid.

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