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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2018, 01:20:34 PM »
One of those 'handy to know' posts - I have two of the crossovers!  :worried:  :thankyousign:

Danny,

unfortunately I couldn't post a photo of the internals of the crossover because of the forum upgrade that's going on at the moment but I'll do that in another post when the gallery becomes available again.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2018, 01:44:15 PM »
@Invicta Alec  That would be appreciated. As they say - 'a picture paints a thousand words'.
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2018, 03:35:46 PM »
... and there was I half expecting a "Help!" ping from you Alec!   Glad you've sorted it, otherwise I might have considered knocking up some sort of mini CDU in a little box, just to drive the 4 motors of the scissors. 
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2018, 04:16:45 PM »
... and there was I half expecting a "Help!" ping from you Alec!   Glad you've sorted it ...............

Yep, sorted Nick. Bring one of your German locos round so we can test it out over a cup of tea!

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Just to round off my post about the crossover problem here is a photo of the internals.......



You can just about make out the fine spring wire that runs south east to north west between the orange circles. The aforementioned manky piece of plastic is sitting above the rightmost circle. I moved it to sit above the right hand side of the spring wire. It appears its function is to stop the wire (and its mate that runs north east to south west to the blade below) from jumping out of their locating clips.
I can only assume that mine was only holding one of them down prior to me opening the unit up. Note that this is just one half of the crossover, I didn't open the other half up as it had been functioning correctly.

I am indebted to Steve Jackson of Northern Virginia whose photo I have pinched from an article he wrote about modifying the crossover for other purposes http://ttrak.wikidot.com/internally-modify-crossover

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2018, 04:52:57 PM »
Just in case you guys think I've been slacking, the back scene is now in place.

Photographic evidence ................






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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
Just caught up with this thread.

I've taken note of your experiences with KATO track, as I'll be using the same, albeit with KATO rolling stock.

I have 3, or maybe 4, of the 'skizzers krozzovers', and I'll be using No. 4 points throughout, including a pair of the Y points, for my Swizzy themed layout.

Look forward to seeing more of your railway, and I hope you are now on the mend,,,,
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2018, 06:49:14 PM »
The backscene looks very good, Alex.

As do these Metcalfe buildings.  I rather fancied the garage for Poppingham, but having seen your excellent picture I have realised that it has a distinct post-war look to it.

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« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »

I've taken note of your experiences with KATO track, as I'll be using the same, albeit with KATO rolling stock.


Thanks Gizzy.

As I understand it Kato rolling stock is very reliable. Its a pity they don't do British outline (apart from the Eurostar) as I'm sure I'd be buying it if they did.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2018, 07:03:08 PM »
John,

From what I've seen of Poppingham, I think you are right this building wouldn't really suit. I'd say it looks late 1950's early 1960's.

I haven't really quite finished it. You can see I've not coloured over the white edges here and there. Also I've made a mistake in that the kit included green canopy edging strips and fascias. Like an idiot I used the red ones which would have looked fine if I'd chosen Shell or Amoco petrol pumps and signs. Hey ho!

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« Reply #55 on: December 18, 2018, 07:08:33 PM »
Looks good, I was impressed with the quality of the material when you showed it to me the other day.   I just wonder if maybe it would be better dropped a couple of inches so the background houses and green fields don't look so high above the layout and stock?

The scene does remind me a lot of our town green, just needs the community centre!
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #56 on: December 18, 2018, 07:15:52 PM »


As I understand it Kato rolling stock is very reliable.

Not having run any of my Kato engines for any real length of time yet, I can not talk about their reliability from a personal point of view, but what I can say is that as soon as they are taken out of the box, (plastic not cardboard!  :-X), you immediately get a sense of quality - and that includes the second hand ones I have bought. Oh, and every one of mine runs beautifully.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2018, 07:22:54 PM »

I just wonder if maybe it would be better dropped a couple of inches so the background houses and green fields don't look so high above the layout and stock?


Nick,

Now that's its up, I totally agree with you. No way I can modify it now, however I'm planning a bit of a raised bank along the front and with a few fences it'll maybe not look quite so obvious.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2018, 04:50:10 PM »

I've taken note of your experiences with KATO track, as I'll be using the same, albeit with KATO rolling stock.


Thanks Gizzy.

As I understand it Kato rolling stock is very reliable. Its a pity they don't do British outline (apart from the Eurostar) as I'm sure I'd be buying it if they did.

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They did an A4 Mallard with teak coaches at one time, but I haven't seen it on the KATO website lately....
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2018, 06:18:19 PM »
As I understand it Kato rolling stock is very reliable. Its a pity they don't do British outline (apart from the Eurostar) as I'm sure I'd be buying it if they did.

Alec.
They did an A4 Mallard with teak coaches at one time, but I haven't seen it on the KATO website lately....


You sure that wasn't Dapol stock with Kato track?  I think Gaugemaster have marketed a few such combination sets

http://www.gaugemaster.com/news/NEW-Race-to-the-North-N-Gauge-Starter-Set-from-Gaugemaster

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