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Author Topic: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries  (Read 1969 times)

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2018, 09:08:15 AM »
Hi all, some positive movement on the layout, all connected together now and four working boards.  Need to add one more cross board dropper set for the UP FY to work correctly as missed a few wires off...With that in mind I've added the layout to Train Controller at present (itrain to follow!) for testing the block detection, pleased to say that it happily couples and uncouples automatically by computer control now.

Pictures showing magnet tests.. settled for the flush look one with some added ballast to try and resemble sleepers which I've cut away to mount the Dapol Easi Shunt magnet flush with the track, once its all painted weathered and scenery added it will be difficult to tell where they are...


This picture shows the wagon space in the fiddle yards...



A couple of videos showing coupling and uncoupling of the wagons.. The shunting will eventually be carried out by a pair of Hunslets when the N Gauge society finish them



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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2018, 10:46:13 AM »
Glad all works OK and encouraging to see slow forward motion over the magnet does not result in uncoupling. (2nd vid)

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 08:09:51 PM »
Nice bit of camouflage Paul, great to see you're getting Train Controller to work.  I find the Dapol Easy Shunts really good to work with and providing the train maintains a forward (or even backward) motion they don't uncouple over a magnet, it is only relieving the tension by stopping and reversering that starts the uncouple action.

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2018, 01:00:38 PM »
Hi all, well its been over five months since my last post on the layout and progression, I'll just share some pictures











The Bridge Mouth is made from Balsawood and Redutex brick texture from DCC supplies, weathered using paint and powders



The bridges are all 3D printed using my Balco (Last years Christmas present from Aldi Printer)



Creating the houses on the slope was a pain, below you see the first rendition before I realised the windows were wrong... (hoover pipe for perspective)



My original Clay Dries, this will be unused as I need to make a much bigger version!...




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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2018, 09:51:31 PM »
Heres some video at request of Colin



This is what we are trying to loosely copy

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2019, 12:02:00 PM »
Well it would seem a year makes a lot of difference, If you've not been following my build thread on Facebook "UK N GAUGE MODELLING" then heres a little picture update for you ;)



I dont tend to upload a lot here now as for some reason the multi upload of iphone pictures has a file size limit Im afraid.
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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2019, 12:23:20 PM »
this is looking good !!!

are you creating a suitable backscene ?
blue / grey era diesels / electrics and suitable stock

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Re: Burngullow & The Blackpool Clay Dries
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2019, 12:45:46 PM »
this is looking good !!!

are you creating a suitable backscene ?

Less is more on a proper model IMO... fake clouds, poorly matching prints... no way.... so just a subtle blue to mimic the sky.... after all its the layout you look at not the wood at the back ;)



 

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