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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2018, 09:43:50 am »
Well here is the first ever running session on Nodinson Hills

As I have finished the main loops of track on my layout I decided it was time to run some trains.

The outer track has the BR black standard class 4mt pulling a small rake of two br maroon mk1 coaches.
The inner track has the br green class 04 diesel pulling a slightly longer rake of mixed freight.

I know at the moment they are going the same direction but when i've got my dcc controller it will all be separate as it is all wired up for dcc even on dc.



I have a 5 sidings to lay yet but at least now I can sit back and enjoy some trains running.
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2018, 10:04:20 am »
Yay! Trains running! :claphappy:
This is where progress slows dramatically (don't ask how I know :-[ )

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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2018, 10:06:51 am »
Thank heavens that point was set to the right!!!
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2018, 10:39:58 am »
Thank heavens that point was set to the right!!!

Agreed.i was certain that Standard 4 was set for disaster as it came around that first curve.
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2018, 10:42:35 am »
Thanks guys, I did have a mishap with the cl04 the other day, I didn't have the inner loop finished and I forgot to turn the power off as it came to the end of the laid track haha
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2018, 10:48:01 am »
I have lost more than one prized locomotive on a four foot plunge to a concrete floor.

Watch those baseboard edges!

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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2018, 11:49:28 am »

Nobby's favourite beef, by the way,  so let's not get him started  ;)

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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2018, 09:17:24 pm »
its missing some Crimson LMS engines :)

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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2018, 08:30:23 pm »
A busy day on Nodinson Hills.
A new loco arrived, br black pannier tank.
Back/side scene boards have been installed.



The support timber on the right is actually too high, I realised that where my town is going to be would be too high for them to access the railway effectively so I need to take that out and shorten it, other than that I am happy with today's efforts.

The boards are 3mm ply with a 5mm layer of cork on the back, I got them free from work when they took down some old notice boards, free is free, plus the cork protects the wall.
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2018, 09:05:03 pm »
Looks great!
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2018, 10:20:19 am »
its looking good

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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2018, 10:03:34 am »
A test of the Nodinson Hills engine shed track isolation circuits this morning.
Been a busy morning and all before 10am.
Dog walked, breakfast had, bit of soldering and we have 2 isolated engine shed tracks.



(apologies about my shaky camera and my hands being in the way)

This actually ends the track laying for my layout.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 10:05:45 am by oncomin5torm »
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2018, 10:09:37 am »
We may have to turn that around a bit. It's either Spiderman driving the locos, or severe case of the old Triang Magnahesion!!  :thumbsup:

Good progress, indeed.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 10:11:44 am by Bealman »
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Re: Nodinson Hills
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2018, 07:43:54 pm »
Stop working on your layout and start working on mine

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Re: Nodinson Hills - Soon to be renamed
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2018, 09:45:02 pm »
As can be seen by the name of the thread I will be renaming Nodinson Hills.

The name no longer sits well with me, I feel it does not do justice to what I am intending so I will be doing some searching and thinking on a new name.

I will do what I have heard many people do which is read road names and place names unique to their area and see if I can come up with something.
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