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Author Topic: Hills and meadows - St-Mary the Virgin Church  (Read 102655 times)

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2015, 08:10:18 PM »
Hi all.

after lots of progress I needed to have a step back as I wasn't happy with the ramp towards the first helix, I did try a few longer then normal trains and they all struggled.

Learned from my previous layout that if you are not happy don't continue but start again because you will regret this at a later stage.

so this was the old situation, just before I removed all track.



and with the ramp gone and a helix layer in place.



it's much better now, still one train who's struggling as the loco needs ideally a bit of weight, but confident now that we are back on the right track.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2015, 06:29:51 PM »
Evening,

thanks to a cold and cloudy sunday I was able to spend some time in the mans room, another layer of the helix finished and tested.

you will see a full rack class 43 going up whilst a dutch class 1100 wit 5 German double deckers is heading down, not a usual combination but perfect to see if trains are not touching each other in the bends

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #93 on: April 21, 2015, 12:57:56 AM »
Pardon my ignorance but I still do not understand screwing track down when I see it?  On the other hand this is how things should be planned and subsequently laid given the chance.  Your methodology and execution of it is absolutely of the highest standard :thumbsup:

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #94 on: April 21, 2015, 01:53:59 AM »
I would assume screws will be removed in visible sections?

You are so correct, Maurits71, when you say if its not right, rip it up. Year and years ago on my layout, I did not,  and soldiered on. I now have problematic areas which would require a complete rebuild to fix.
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #95 on: April 21, 2015, 06:17:02 AM »
Hi Maurits, progressing well and yes I too learned if not happy with something start over, I have just changed the whole fiddle yard of my layout due to a rethink on insulation and a slight alteration of design, will save time in the long term.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2015, 09:41:29 AM »
Wow, Maurits. That's just mesmerising :goggleeyes:

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #97 on: April 21, 2015, 06:10:13 PM »

thanks guys.

regarding the screws, I find screws an easy way of pinning the track down and give's you a lot of flexibility if uou want to change something. On all not visible parts I leave them there as it gives also the track a possibility to expand a bit when it gets warmer.

on all visible bits I will screw them down first and once I am going to ballast I remove them as the glue takes over the job and screws looks horrible then.

hope it make more sense now.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #98 on: April 26, 2015, 01:03:30 PM »
Afternoon.

managed to finish the rest of the layers of Helix 1.



all sections are connected and tested, next step is to build Helix 2. Both will end up on the 95 cm level so once Helix 2 is done I will make a temporarily connection between them so I can test all loco's / trains to see if they are able to manage the inclines.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #99 on: April 26, 2015, 01:44:37 PM »
This is highly impressive and WAY beyond my capabilities and dreams.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #100 on: April 26, 2015, 01:55:47 PM »
Just looked in the mirror and have changed a green colour with envy :'(
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #101 on: April 26, 2015, 02:06:08 PM »
I'll start with 'WOW!' and think about other suitable words when I've recovered!

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2015, 03:02:24 PM »
That really is a bit of spectacular building work there! Wish I had the wood working skills to build something that spectacular looking...😨
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2015, 03:39:02 PM »
Not sure I'd like to be a passenger on it. Talk about a 'circular tour'! :sick2:

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2015, 10:21:04 AM »
Not sure I'd like to be a passenger on it. Talk about a 'circular tour'! :sick2:

Perhaps it's a round trip.

 

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