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Offline bobby098

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new layout.. brook cove
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:14:08 PM »
hi all  just starting a new layout,  my grandson saw this plan in a old magazine but it was 00 gauge and to big for his room so I said I try an make it but  in n gauge  so here goes .. lol   its 6 ft x 20" end to end , hopefully cab-control with the help on here


 


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Re: new layout
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 05:16:02 PM »
hi all , well I did cab control first time attempting it .  please with the results,  but I just cant get on with it nor can my grandson so may have to change it so little bit easier for the grandson but I would like to thank the help on here telling me how to do cab control .. picture below

 



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Re: new layout
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 07:14:18 PM »
well we had another go at it today and we both like it now,  :claphappy:  it works great , took a little while to get used to the switches but he did it and now he wants to keep it....  so now down to the best part for me starting the scenery cheers bob

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Re: new layout
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 08:37:23 PM »
well we had another go at it today and we both like it now,  :claphappy:  it works great , took a little while to get used to the switches but he did it and now he wants to keep it....  so now down to the best part for me starting the scenery cheers bob

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Re: new layout
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 03:50:30 PM »
hi all , need advice please, want to build some kind of fiddle yard at the end of layout , but it has to be portable , where I am building this layout I have not enough room for a fix one ….   picture below .. any advise on how hope you can help    cheers bob..

 






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Re: new layout
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 07:05:42 PM »
As a modeller who builds portable layouts for shows, what i would do is to build the fiddleyard as a separate baseboard, fitted with pattern makers' dowels to ensure accurate alignment every time you put it together. 



https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/222534535660

You'll need a suitable mechanism to lock the two boards together.  I just just nuts and bolts but it depends how often you'd need to assemble/dismantle, I know some people use other quick-release methods.

You'll need to secure the rail ends where the track crosses the board join, again so that the tracks align accurately every time you assemble.  I solder the rails to brass screws, but of course there are other ways for achieving this too.  The best approach is to lay a single piece of track across the join, secure it on both sides then cut through.

Here's the end of one of my boards, you can see the pattern makers' dowels, also the way I've soldered the rail ends to brass screws. The two holes are the bolt holes.




Here's a small removable fiddleyard on the other end of that same board shown above. Slightly different approach to alignment here, but it still uses small locating dowels which fit brass-bushings inset into the end plate of the main board (the end plate was bought as a standard item from a model club in Germany, because I sometimes join my boards to their system)


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Re: new layout
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 08:42:18 PM »
My small 3 piece layout has the boards held together by toggle catches. See item 2 FC1040 here....

https://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/cart_catches.htm

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Re: new layout
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 08:20:45 AM »
cheers everyone  :claphappy:  bob

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Re: new layout.. brook cove
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 01:13:33 PM »
hi silly question time .. thinking of doing a sector plate ... but what do I used for the pivot screw ? or what ever its called  :-[  cheers bob

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Re: new layout.. brook cove
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 09:38:10 PM »
Please excuse any poor spelling, I am Dyslexic, just think yourself lucky if you can actually read what I typed.

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Re: new layout.. brook cove
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 07:35:34 PM »
well  please with myself just build myself a small traverser not the easy thing to build but it fits nice and tight, now have to take to the house so can but together so I can do the track . as my work place is not long enough ,  hope to have 3 tracks ….  any body tell me how to wire this up ?  thinking of having 3 switches   on / off for each track but don't know how ? help please   cheers bob


















 

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