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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2017, 09:46:23 pm »
Plymbridge:- I have been busy with the soldering iron and electric string and I have wired the traverser and the west (lefthand) gradient. The gradient has been tested and one of my Warships happily pulls a 8 coach train up the gradient and even one of my Dapol Pannier tanks (not renowned for great pulling power) managed 3 coaches with no problems, so I would say I have the gradient about right.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2017, 09:54:39 pm »
Sounds like a success to me, Di. Maybe a vid when you're ready? ;)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2017, 11:50:07 pm »
Great progress Di.  Congrats on retirement too.  I can't wait for mine.  So many projects, so little time!  This is inspiring.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2017, 08:47:11 pm »



Plymbridge:- With the usual selection of Christmas repeats and regular OLD  films I have done a bit more on the layout,I have wired the crossover at the west end of the station, fitted the next section of upper level for the Town/Village and laid the running lines for the station.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2017, 11:56:51 am »
 :-[ :-[ :dunce: :dunce: Feeling STUPID alert, went to test yesterdays wiring and got a imediate short, I have crossed the poles of my DCC buss so it's out soldering iron and rewire the crossover.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2017, 03:23:18 pm »
Ah! Welcome to the Silly Club!  :wave:

I received a free lifetime membership some time back.  ;)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2017, 04:11:01 pm »


Wiring fixed, (must be more attentive in the future :D )
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2017, 10:10:27 am »
Glad you got it sorted, Di, and thanks for the vid.
I really like those plain green Warships :heart2:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2017, 10:23:10 am »
That's a nice layout taking shape :thumbsup:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2017, 02:45:34 pm »
There is something about a model moving at slow speed, it may actually be a large part of the difference between a layout and a train set.  There is also something about soldering irons with yellow handles.....
Its all looking good.....
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2017, 03:12:08 pm »
There is something about a model moving at slow speed, it may actually be a large part of the difference between a layout and a train set. 

I could not agree more I have seen many a potentially great layout ruined by trains doing 200mph+.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2017, 03:16:42 pm »
Yes, great to see trains running at sensible speeds. Always one of my bugbears.
Cracking bit of music too
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2017, 07:22:41 pm »
Plymbridge:-With a bit of fettling the down line joins the up line in being tested and passed it's acceptance inspection, so it is on with the second half of the tracklaying project.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2018, 05:49:26 pm »
Plymbridge:- The permant way gang have started work on the Eastern end traverser approaches, using the faithful old green warship to check alignment and running.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #59 on: January 05, 2018, 03:49:29 pm »



Plymbridge:- I have built the east end gradient over the last couple of days, the next stage will be the East end of the station which features a crossover and two sidings which  were the banker holding lines at Plymton on which this layout is based .
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