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Author Topic: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door  (Read 68241 times)

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2013, 10:06:09 AM »
Hi Jon

If you do decide to go for the "yellow" as well on the signals. Let me know, as I have an easy solution to make it work using microchips and actually have a prg sorted for the flashing, just haven't got round to building the units.

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2013, 10:32:02 AM »
Thanks guys  :thankyousign:

I'll get on the EZ line, and keep a note of your offer on the crossing flashers Trainsdownunder.

I think I have a scheme using smaller SMLEDS - the challenge is making the physical panel with the light shades I think.

Just off to get a Love Squeeze (not like it sounds, it's a guitar effects pedal!)

Cheers

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2013, 12:45:23 PM »
I reckon you can fettle the shades them up from plastic tube?

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2013, 04:06:06 PM »
The rake of ICI wagons for the upper former Midland route on Deansmoor are nearing completion. Just the lettering to add, and maybe some vacuum pipes if anyone knows any good and suitably cheap ones worth adding?






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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2013, 05:03:10 PM »
Phwoarrr!!!!

They look really tasty!!  :thumbsup:

I have some guitar strings if they are any use.

Cheers    Jon   :)  :)  :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2013, 03:38:17 PM »
Neal brought the hoppers round for a test run today.  Still some teething problems, but I am really pleased with the way they look, and so I made a little video.  Note - layout is very much a work in progress, wires and incomplete bits all over the show!

ici hoppers

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2013, 03:50:39 PM »
Nice work (and vid) :thumbsup:

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2013, 03:52:17 PM »
Hi Jon,

Thank you for posting your video  :thumbsup:

The scene of the loco going over the bridge looks very good  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2013, 10:36:32 AM »
First look at this layout. Very nice indeed. I shall follow with interest.
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2014, 07:43:19 PM »
A little bit of progress on Deansmoor,  thanks largely to my mate Neal (Cooper) cajoling me and also giving up quite a bit of his time to help push Deansmoor on.  Thanks Neal!

The old catenary has gone, ready to be replaced by a new system based on EZ Line.  We have also installed cable trunking, which I think adds a touch of realism to the scene.



Neal has applied his artist's eye to the rock cuttings.  The effect I was after is Stockport sandstone, as you would have seen on the cutting leading to the old Tiviot Dale station.  I think he has nailed it.  Also, I have installed a CR Signals four aspect.  A similar one will go at the other end on the down line:



A couple of details.  The cement works has now got gates!



A cut-out for electrical relay boxes - do they look straight to you?



And a nice detail Neal did of a bit of cable trunking with the lids removed and cable hanging out.  Cable thieves disturbed in the act??



More soon, hopefully!

Cheers  Jon  :)

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2014, 07:55:21 PM »
Superb Jon, I love the cable pulled out, a really nice touch.  :thumbsup:

I think I might be listing slightly to port as the leccy boxes look ok :D

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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2014, 08:12:22 PM »
 Mate great detail really impressed with the cutting very jealous
Where did you get the cable pits and trunking from
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2014, 08:46:47 PM »
Hi Bart,

The trunking is nothing fancy - just 1.6mm wide styrene strip, notched at 4mm intervals with a razor saw!

Cheers  Jon :)
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2014, 08:49:21 PM »
Very nice looking...is that static grass? I find every time I'm "wowed" by a layout, more often than not it has static grass. I must get static grass.
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Re: Deansmoor: Post-privatisation layout with catenary, on a door
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2014, 08:53:35 PM »
Very nice looking...is that static grass? I find every time I'm "wowed" by a layout, more often than not it has static grass. I must get static grass.

Hi Scott,

It is grass fibres, but just sprinkled on, rather than applied using a static device.  I have just made one from a fly-swat, so hopefully future attempts will see the grass sticking up more!

Cheers  Jon  :)
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