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Offline polo2k

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2012, 08:48:01 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-575-Right-Attachment-Rotary/dp/B00005AXI0



Thanks for that Polo, one is now winging its way to Teesside from Amazonland.

Cheers
Kirky


Have you recieved this yet? whats it like?
Cheers
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2012, 09:06:02 PM »
I think your result is inevitable just relying on the fishplates to keep it all lined up,what was wrong with soldering the fishplates on like you were doing ?

Allan


Nothing wrong with the fish plates, I just wondered what other people did.

That's strange, it worked ok for me.

Having said that, I'd usually have the track held to the shape of the curve I want with pins or screws (and then when happy with alignment, glue it down, keeping the pins/screws in place until the glue was dry).

If you just bend Code 55 Flexitrack by hand, it is better at holding the curve you want than code 80, but still has a small degree of 'spring-back' - at least in my experience.

One other thing. Did you know you're only supposed to bend Flexitrack in one direction? Underneath the track, there's an occasional small arrow, and you're supposed to bend the track in that direction only. I had some problems with track 'arching' into the air when I tried to bend it - and after days of head-scratching, came across that answer by total coincidence. I'm not saying that's what's happening here - just thought I'd drop it into the equation.



I knew about bending one way only, and I wondered whether it might make a difference if the sleepers were glued down. I think that is probably the issue. As you can see from the phiotos, this my effort was on the work bench. As it happens none of the curves except one will need this kind of attention. This is one that we have had some problems with, and I think we might try and glue down the sleepers first.
I'll report back in due course, hopefully with photos if I remember.

Cheers
Kirky
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2012, 09:08:13 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-575-Right-Attachment-Rotary/dp/B00005AXI0



Thanks for that Polo, one is now winging its way to Teesside from Amazonland.

Cheers
Kirky


Have you recieved this yet? whats it like?



It indeed has arrived.
I'm impressed. It means I can use a small disc and thus it doesn't wobble like a larger disc and create a bigger cut  I'll try and get some photos on Tuesday.

cheers
Kirky
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2012, 10:37:47 PM »
please do
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #94 on: January 09, 2012, 03:15:35 PM »
All this about flexitrack only bending one way is a fallacy,but don't take my word for it,do what I did and phone the technical dept. at Peco.

Allan
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #95 on: January 09, 2012, 04:04:54 PM »
ive just had a great 15 minute read of this thread, some fantastic trackwork there will be following this one with interest, love the long run distance and a nice long platform :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #96 on: January 09, 2012, 05:31:23 PM »
ive just had a great 15 minute read of this thread, some fantastic trackwork there will be following this one with interest, love the long run distance and a nice long platform :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Cheers Fratton,
I'm not sure the platforms are really long enough, basically they are limited to about five foot each. Yes we can fit an Electra in and the passegers wont have to walk on the ballast :D, but really there should be a much greater amount of platform and they should be much more oblique (is that the right word?) but like nearly all model railways, this is one of the compromises.

Cheers again
Kirky
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #97 on: January 10, 2012, 11:50:10 AM »
All this about flexitrack only bending one way is a fallacy,but don't take my word for it,do what I did and phone the technical dept. at Peco.

Allan

I can only speak for Code 55 flexitrack here, which has an arrow emobossed on the underside every 12" or so and on the little paper insert between the rails it states 'Track is flexible in both directions but for best results curve with the arrows pointing inwards'. In addition, there is a gap between the sleepers on the underside every 4th sleeper, presumably to allow for contraction.

I would imagine this is the source of the 'fallacy'...

As for bending it, I found it best to bend it a little at a time and to start in the middle, then 'massage' the bend towards the end. It will end up 'S' shaped until the inner track starts sliding through the sleepers. Then you can massage the bend through to the end...
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2012, 09:52:20 PM »
Top marks from me too - especially the handrails, they must have been very fiddly, especially getting the angles right. Did you guestimate them? Or did you have some fiendishly clever technique?

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2012, 06:19:33 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-575-Right-Attachment-Rotary/dp/B00005AXI0



Thanks for that Polo, one is now winging its way to Teesside from Amazonland.

Cheers
Kirky


Have you recieved this yet? whats it like?



As promised, here is a picture of said appliance in action;

and this
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And one not very good photo of the section laid on the front of the layout.


Cheers
Kirky
Northallerton is in the August 2018 edition of Raiway Modeller

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Layout: Northallerton: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg16930#msg16930

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #100 on: January 12, 2012, 06:24:25 PM »
Top marks from me too - especially the handrails, they must have been very fiddly, especially getting the angles right. Did you guestimate them? Or did you have some fiendishly clever technique?

Sorry Southernboy, you've confused me. Easily done I know. I don't know what you are referring to when you say 'handrails', what handrails?

Cheers
Kirky
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Layout: Northallerton: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg16930#msg16930

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #101 on: January 12, 2012, 07:32:17 PM »

Sorry Southernboy, you've confused me. Easily done I know. I don't know what you are referring to when you say 'handrails', what handrails?

Cheers
Kirky
My guess is that it was refering to the subway handrails in the Reading General thread but posted here by mistake.

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #102 on: February 03, 2012, 04:38:31 PM »
A bit of an update:

Hee are one or two photos of the scenic area of the layout. Completed so far is the track work on the slow lines and the through main line section, with only the connecting line to install. Hopefully that may be completed in the next week. Then the wiring begins.....





sorry if they aren't great photos, but my phone was being tempramental and it was very cold the other night.

The thorny topic of how to cut the track at the board joints has finally been addressed and a solution found.
Contrary to previous postings we have decided to use this approach

... a zazor saw.

We cut a rail using the cutting disc (pictured elsewhere) and compared the cut using the razor saw. As you can see in this next picture, the nearest rail is the one cut with a cutting disc, whereas the next three rail are all cut believe it or not - done with the razor saw. Its a Zona saw - someone here suggested it, I think - it was only 4.50 and has a kerf of 0.2 mm. Very thin.

The photo probably exagerates the difference between the cuts, but you can certainly tell. Don't worry though, this is all in the fiddle yard and won't matter in terms of look.

Cheers
Kirky
Northallerton is in the August 2018 edition of Raiway Modeller

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October 2019



Layout: Northallerton: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg16930#msg16930

www.northallertonngauge.co.uk

Cleveland Model Railway club website: www.clevelandmrc.club

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #103 on: February 03, 2012, 04:59:08 PM »
It looks fantastic Kirky. The camera always makes things look exagerated with such close up shots.  The track is looking great. :thumbsup:

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #104 on: May 07, 2012, 10:11:41 PM »
Hi Guys
Its been a while since the last update. Sorry.
Ive been busy working on the layout and one or two othewr things have cropped up in the meantime, so its been difficult to find time to post.
Nevertheles, the bus wiring is in and all the droppers for the existing loops are installed. Last week we had our first propper running right the way round. We currently have three of the four circuits installed, so we can have three thrains running continuously. the fourth will probably be finished next week, The the only track to istall will be the fiddle yard loops.
Here are some photos, and hopefully later (if I can remember how) I'll upload some video.

Cheers
Kirky

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Northallerton is in the August 2018 edition of Raiway Modeller

and in real life at the Hartlepool MODEL RAILWAY CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION
October 2019



Layout: Northallerton: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg16930#msg16930

www.northallertonngauge.co.uk

Cleveland Model Railway club website: www.clevelandmrc.club

 

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