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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2017, 05:21:22 pm »
It'll be good to see how the traverser works once you've got some track down, Di.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2017, 10:10:04 am »
Baseboard assembly is now complete, the backscene painted, awaiting the delivery tommorrow of some foam boards so I can begin terra forming ready for track laying.









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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2017, 10:19:19 am »
Hi @Ditape
Thats looking nice. I presume that is the traverser in the first and second pictures?  Are you happy with that? Does it run smoothly? Are the boards level, it might just be the trick of the photo, but it looks like there is a slight incline from front to back? Obviously that will be corrected before you lay your track, but you need to avoid them bumps over the transitions.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2017, 10:25:51 am »
Hi @Ditape
Thats looking nice. I presume that is the traverser in the first and second pictures?  Are you happy with that? Does it run smoothly? Are the boards level, it might just be the trick of the photo, but it looks like there is a slight incline from front to back? Obviously that will be corrected before you lay your track, but you need to avoid them bumps over the transitions.
Cheers
Kirky

You are correct that is indeed the traverser and it runs smoothly, but I will see how smooth it really is when it's loaded. The boards are all flat and level acording to my long spirit level :).
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2017, 10:29:47 am »
Excellent @Ditape, love the back scene btw.
Kirky
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2017, 06:48:36 pm »



Plymbridge:-Track laying has begun the first 12 yards down and if I say so myself a 10 road traverser is a impresive sight. The Traverser needed a little fettling as the indexing was not quite right as supplied.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2017, 08:14:30 pm »
It feels good to start getting track down doesn't  it.  :D

I've never seen a traverser at the front before but will certinly follow this with interest.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2017, 04:29:36 pm »



Plymbridge:- To-day I finnished laying the track on the traverser deck and the lefthand exits, I have also set up a train to demonstrate a typical train, 8 coaches and a loco.I would also like to say that anyone with some tracklaying to do should invest in a set of Xuron track cutters (the best 14.00 I have spent), in the past I have used a dremel with a diamond cutting disk and a razor saw the Xuron beats these methods hands down.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2017, 04:59:20 pm »
Looks good Di . Rapid progress.
Id support what you say about Xuron cutters. They mske life so very simple.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2017, 05:12:37 pm »
Looks good Di . Rapid progress.
Id support what you say about Xuron cutters. They mske life so very simple.

Ditto on both counts!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2017, 08:33:41 am »
Wow, @Ditape thats some quick track laying that youve done there. The traverser looks fantastic.
Have you glued down the track? I presume you wont have used track pins in mdf?

Cheers
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2017, 03:50:57 pm »
Wow, @Ditape thats some quick track laying that youve done there. The traverser looks fantastic.
Have you glued down the track? I presume you wont have used track pins in mdf?

Cheers
Kirky


Yes I always use PVA it works for me.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2017, 05:29:51 pm »



Plymbridge:- before laying more track I have had to raise the level to  allow the figure of 8 and station to be laid out.
Diane Tape



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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2017, 06:18:09 pm »
You seem.to be getting on pretty fast with this latest layout Diane youll have it finished in no time and then plenty of time to relax and run trains.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2017, 12:05:19 pm »



Plymbridge:- A little more progress over the weekend, the start of the station area with the west end throat and the upper level area for the town/village.
Diane Tape



 

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