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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2018, 07:05:36 pm »
I’ve also tested the point on a curve that I was a little worried about but loco and three coaches are fine in either direction at varying speeds with no derailments.

That's excellent news.  It speaks volumes for the inherent quality of Peco 'Setrack' and, in particular, for your careful and accurate track laying.  A turnout on a curve can be a troublesome thing in the facing direction...

Best wishes

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Seconded! The layout is progressing well. Glad that the test running went faultlessly.

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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2018, 07:08:04 pm »
Hopefully a video tomorrow, maybe with what will be a typical train.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #77 on: February 01, 2018, 07:57:45 pm »
Hopefully a video tomorrow, maybe with what will be a typical train.

Looking forward to that, Martin.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2018, 01:20:18 pm »
No more progress on Tregonning other than, as promised,  a short video with a typical train:
https://youtu.be/apCp7_XUz1k
Class 33 with a local from Summercourt to Wasebridge with two milk tanks for onward transportation to London.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2018, 03:22:07 pm »
That actually gives me a far better impression of the space available.
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« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2018, 05:16:29 pm »
Thank you Martin, as NPN says, gives a good impression of the layout size.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2018, 05:19:58 pm »
No more progress on Tregonning other than, as promised,  a short video with a typical train:
https://youtu.be/apCp7_XUz1k
Class 33 with a local from Summercourt to Wadebridge with two milk tanks for onward transportation to London.

Thanks for the video, Martin. It should be a very nice little layout when finished. BTW, I think you meant Wadebridge.

Looking forward to the next update.

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« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2018, 09:29:25 pm »
Thank you for that very instructive film, Martin.

I know that Peco 'Setrack' (and, particularly, the points) is the subject of mixed views.

This film clearly shows a train negotiating fairly tight curves and three facing points (one on a curve) without any difficulty at all, at, importantly, a realistic speed.

I'd certainly be interested to see the same trial with a steam locomotive, such as the 'Dean Goods'.

Thanks again and all best wishes.

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« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2018, 10:01:37 pm »
Looking good Martin. It all seems to be running very smoothly. What's next on the to do list for Tregonning?

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« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2018, 06:41:16 am »
It'snice to see the layout progressing so well.  It proves your're definitely on the case, so to speak.  :)
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2018, 12:05:59 pm »

I'd certainly be interested to see the same trial with a steam locomotive, such as the 'Dean Goods.

John
So...Dean Goods with two parcels vans in tow. Sorry about the rather erratic videoing.
https://youtu.be/aJBehggStZY

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« Reply #86 on: February 03, 2018, 12:09:18 pm »
Looking good Martin. It all seems to be running very smoothly. What's next on the to do list for Tregonning?
Next job is to finish “rusting” the track sides.
Then ballasting after that.
Plus, I hope to make a start on construction of the dairy building this weekend.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2018, 12:35:41 pm »
Thanks Martin. Looking forward to seeing it develop. Will the dairy be scratchbuilt?

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2018, 01:04:22 pm »
Thanks for the latest video and updates, Martin. No problems with the "Dean Goods" and bogie parcels coaches, then.

I realise that it's too late, now, but fitting a cork underlay would, might have reduced the 'track noise'? I don't know whether ballasting will have any effect?

Looking forward to seeing the dairy / creamery buildings develop. There are some useful prototype photos. here:

https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=21275

A model more suited though for a small space is this one:
http://jonwallace.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v34/p1034671876-5.jpg

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/120441-branch-line-creameries/
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #89 on: February 03, 2018, 01:07:23 pm »
My favourite though, from one of my favourite layouts is this:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/8511-vale-of-oxbury-br-western-region/page-5

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_04_2014/post-6860-0-49430400-1397684286.jpg

Although it is much larger, it might give you some further inspiration?

 

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