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Author Topic: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage  (Read 3472 times)

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2018, 08:25:47 am »
Wiring is progressing well at Charlport Junction. All point motors now have their accessory switches fitted and have been tested. I have decided to wire all track feeds back to these with a number of benefits:
- Easy access on the surface
- Combine track feed with point polarity switching
- Combine point switching with control panel indicators.
I'm beginning to create a wire worms nest under the board but things will all be tidied eventually and 25 way D type links to control panel will help.
Slow and steady progress.







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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2018, 09:00:14 am »
It's looking jolly good, Dave.  Slow and steady progress pays off in the end.  "It's dogged that does it."  (Acknowledgement Chief Inspector Japp.)

I like the get-at-ability of your surface-mounted components.  I have done a bit of this in the past but nothing as extensive or as well thought-out as this.  Are there point motors for the loops in the foreground of your picture?

All the very best.

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #77 on: April 30, 2018, 09:08:58 am »
Thanks John,
 no motors fitted to the fiddle yard in the foreground yet. This fold up board uses settrack insulfrog points so I want to make sure they don't give problems....... I am prepared to change to electro frog if necessary. Either way they will eventually be motorised so that I can operate from either the front or the back.
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2018, 09:47:00 am »
That is a really excellent installation, Dave.

The Setrack small plastic frog points worry me a bit, as you have done a great job on the yard. Seems a shame that it could possibly be compromised by those points.

However, I'm sure that you've tested trains through them, and hey, if it works, don't fix it!  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: April 30, 2018, 09:48:05 am by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #79 on: April 30, 2018, 09:57:11 am »
They worry me too Bealman from all I've heard... and they are not fully tested yet.... but I have plenty of space to change them if necessary...... thanks to folks on here recommending Copydex it should be straightforward.
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #80 on: April 30, 2018, 10:10:57 am »
Ok, sounds like it shouldn't be much of a problem. However, I'm a great believer in not making work if it isn't necessary (Mrs Bealman calls it laziness).

I'd try running a few of the trains you intend to run through them, and if all is well, save yourself a bit of work!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #81 on: April 30, 2018, 11:04:02 am »
It's looking jolly good, Dave.  Slow and steady progress pays off in the end.  "It's dogged that does it."  (Acknowledgement Chief Inspector Japp.)


@Train Waiting
Sorry to go off on a tangerine, but do you refer to the excellent author Jake Woodhouse?

In the meantime (and back on topic) I'm sure folks post wiring pictures purely to drive me insane :laugh3: :stop:

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #82 on: April 30, 2018, 01:29:42 pm »
In the meantime (and back on topic) I'm sure folks post wiring pictures purely to drive me insane :laugh3: :stop:
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Sorry Mick, but it would be shameful if, as a former Post Office (BT) apprentice, I couldn't get the wiring right. I'm available for hire if needed....... IPA is my tipple - lol.
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #83 on: April 30, 2018, 01:42:57 pm »
I'm available for hire if needed....... IPA is my tipple - lol.

Sorry Dave. I need my IPA for track cleaning :-X
I hope you're not a smoker! :worried:

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #84 on: April 30, 2018, 08:24:22 pm »
It's looking jolly good, Dave.  Slow and steady progress pays off in the end.  "It's dogged that does it."  (Acknowledgement Chief Inspector Japp.)


@Train Waiting
Sorry to go off on a tangerine, but do you refer to the excellent author Jake Woodhouse?

In the meantime (and back on topic) I'm sure folks post wiring pictures purely to drive me insane :laugh3: :stop:


Not this time, Mick @Newportnobby .  It is a reference to the author about whom Nancy Banks-Smith memorably said, '... has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.'  Agatha Christie.  Chief Inspector Japp features in some of the 'Poirot' stories in print but became a central character in many of the excellent adaptations for the telly.  Phillip Jackson was brilliant in the part.

As regards the tangerine; I take full responsibility for it.  Sorry, Dave.

As regards wiring pictures; I'll post one over the next couple of days and look forward to your reaction.

All the very best.

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #85 on: April 30, 2018, 08:32:34 pm »
John @Train Waiting
Before leaving the tangerine I had just read one of the 'Amsterdam Quartet' books by Jake Woodhouse featuring Inspector Jaap Rykel - hence the question.

Meanwhile - pictures of wiring have been posted today by Uppington and by Papyrus so a darkened room and a bucket of Southern Comfort is my self prescribed remedy.

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #86 on: May 14, 2018, 08:32:01 am »
Who cares if:
There's no scenery
The wiring is a lash up
The camera work is shaky
The speed is not to scale etc. etc.
There's a certain paternal satisfaction in your inaugural run. Charlport Junction sees its first departure and a big sigh of relief that the insulfrog points in the fiddle yard are behaving. Must stop now and get on with "proper" wiring.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 08:36:07 am by DaveGlew »
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2018, 08:43:14 am »
That looks like a giant leap for trainkind  :beers:
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2018, 10:41:50 am »

There's no scenery
The wiring is a lash up
The camera work is shaky
The speed is not to scale etc. etc.


Welcome to my 'Kimbolted' world :D
Have you got an 0-6-0 non tender loco you could try, Dave?

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2018, 11:05:09 am »

There's no scenery
The wiring is a lash up
The camera work is shaky
The speed is not to scale etc. etc.


Welcome to my 'Kimbolted' world :D
Have you got an 0-6-0 non tender loco you could try, Dave?
It's early days yet Mick, but this little fella seems OK so far.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

 

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