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Author Topic: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries  (Read 1026 times)

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 09:15:50 am »
Morning all!.

Yesterday evening the rear fiddle yard went down, mainly to get an idea of length of trains it can store, so its very much a work in progress and the wibbly wobbly tracks will be straightened in time......  @Maurits71 popped over and we discussed whether to continue to use Train Controller or to move to iTrain instead....  Still undecided at present after a few hours discussing it  :worried:



Also put down some ballast as the RH board is fully wired now, then as usual got carried away and continued to lay it until I ran out :D
The ballast is from John at Green Scene and is made from ground peach stones I believe!....



Only now looking at the picture above have I realised the rear two lines were not supposed to be ballasted but have a hard standing !! DOH
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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 09:43:14 am »
Hi,

All looking good.

I like the colour of the ballast for my future Spanish layout. Ground peach stones, interesting. Any chance of a closer pic please?

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 10:50:37 am »
I'll be colouring that ballast with lots of brown muck to match the colour of the 1970's :D



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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 04:31:02 pm »

Hi Paul,

That fiddle yard looks to have marginally more capacity than Tormouth.... nice!

Cheers

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 05:17:19 pm »
That really is looking good and at the  rate your going the layout will be ready for sale before Christmas Paul.
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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 05:35:56 pm »
Morning all!.

@Maurits71[/url] popped over and we discussed whether to continue to use Train Controller or to move to iTrain instead....  Still undecided at present after a few hours discussing it  :worried:



So i got use to one type of software and you have to make it a pain and think about going for another one! Just remember how much fun was to be had sorting that automated time table out!!!  :o

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 06:03:45 pm »
That really is looking good and at the  rate your going the layout will be ready for sale before Christmas Paul.
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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2018, 07:16:45 am »
Excellent work so far. :thumbsup:

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2018, 07:30:26 am »
Great progress there! I guess you could leave the sidings ballasted.....

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 09:46:25 am »
Very impressive neat wiring. Mine looks like spaghetti junction but somehow it works!!

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 09:29:27 am »
So after a quick thread tidy up, we move forwards with the main power board wiring

Using two digitrax control stations (one set in booster mode) through a digitrax power manager board to sqve decoders blowing and allocating one power feed for each of the four boards, ive also added a board to plug in the controllers with if we want to riun the layout manually





Also straightened the incredibly wonky fiddle yard track too



So the hardest boards are done, twenty cobalt ip motors fitted, all down hill from here with me two wire dcc setup :D







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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2018, 12:36:49 pm »
So you're doing 'Burngullow' with hydraulics and Bob Rowland is doing 'Bungallow' with hydraulics :hmmm:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41392.msg513222#msg513222

Any similarities?

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2018, 12:46:55 pm »
So you're doing 'Burngullow' with hydraulics and Bob Rowland is doing 'Bungallow' with hydraulics :hmmm:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41392.msg513222#msg513222

Any similarities?


Well that will be confusing!! Havent actually thought of a name for mine.... although the pictures he has posted look nothing like Burngullow sidings lol!!..



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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2018, 02:05:36 pm »
Havent actually thought of a name for mine.... although the pictures he has posted look nothing like Burngullow sidings lol!!..

Hi there,

I believe the actual plant was known as Blackpool Dries (even more confusingly) so I guess you could always nod to that with, say, Bluepool Dries, or Whitepool Dries, or... you get the drift.

cheers

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2018, 10:05:35 am »
So with two boards fully wired I ran the first test train and the closest loco to hand that I could remember the DCC ID of was this cl20, so attached a few Clay wagons and gave it a whirl...



Board  four was the easiest of all boards to wire so that was next up, just three points and three block detectors on this one so only took a couple of hours.





Next was onto the 130 droppers for the fiddle yard !...... Overkill possibly, but making things stop exactly where I want is something I learned from previous layouts and incredibly useful!..... Each road on the Fiddle yard will hold two trains and their stock, whilst the centre two roads hold three smaller trains, so thats 11 trains and stock in each direction..

Board three the final one will be wired up over the coming week or two, then I can test it all out from end to end I hope..

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