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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #105 on: February 09, 2014, 11:07:26 AM »
A dismal start to the morning because the light was poor and what light I could use was in flashy/intermittent mode due to the weather. :veryangry:
Did manage to start installing track to the new points at the back of the layout where they start to climb up over the river humps. Hope to finish connecting them tomorrow if alls well.
Checked out my power bus with a new tester I got from fle-bey and it reads good. I was afraid there wasn't enough power from the old GraFa controller I have wired in till everything is connected then it  should just be a case of switching control to my DCC gear.
The bus and connecting to it realy is getting to me. I cant get down on my knees to hook droppers etc into the bus.
Ended up working out where the main areas of connection will be and drilling a 16mm hole through the base board in 2 separate places.
I can now draw a spur up through the holes and connect all droppers on the surface (they will eventually be under scenery),connect in all the droppers by groping under the board and pushing them up to join the spurs. When I`m happy that all is well they can be pushed back down through the holes and 16mm bungs put in before the whole thing vanishes from view.

Great way to save your knees, hope you are not trying to over do it though, SWMBO is giving me a small amount of grief caught me laying under the layout trying to re-attach some power leads Ho Humm

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #106 on: February 09, 2014, 11:26:49 AM »
Having checked out the above board bus connection this morning and checked correct gauge for droppers I think things are on the up. 1 circuit has its droppers in situ now but not yet soldered.
Trouble is I`m also fixing re routed tracks on the other end of the  layout so end up spot gluing parts of that down between wiring etc.

Spotted 2 more points that really need changing to electofrog but that may have to wait for a few days or weeks. I really want to get some stock running before I do much more
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #107 on: February 09, 2014, 07:14:35 PM »
OK so that wasn't such a bad day.
Didn`t do as much as I hoped but at least Ive proved that I can wire things up, solder both ends and get a circuit through them to the track and all without getting under the board. Theres a couple of temporary connections that will come out when the final bus burial takes place but for now I can link in, solder and test whist semi upright (me not the layout).
In fact I did waste some time.....cleaning up track as I went along and then playin testing my work with a single loco.
Honest it might only have had 2 metres to run over but at least the running was consistent and acceptable (by me)  :angel:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #108 on: February 09, 2014, 07:34:55 PM »
Good to hear you're making good progress!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #109 on: February 09, 2014, 08:06:10 PM »
Slow but steady is the way to get there! 8-)

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #110 on: February 09, 2014, 08:46:08 PM »
Progress is progress, you will get there in the end.
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #111 on: February 10, 2014, 01:50:58 PM »
 1 loop completely joined up and gluing having tested it out 1st.
6 dropper wires vanishing below the board and reappearing up through the 'raised' power bus access. May leave soldering till the rest (about 10 are all ready to do in 1 hit)
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #112 on: February 10, 2014, 02:06:42 PM »
Right  :confused2: we were about to go out for a car ride....nothing special and well away from any floods BUT
its pee raining hard again.
Guess its back to the wiring and gluing for me  :(
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #113 on: February 11, 2014, 11:06:28 AM »
Got most of the droppers I had positioned soldered yesterday. I really must order an overhead light socket for that end of the room(and wire it up). Progressing with sides and trackbed for the `hump` at the outside end. Already put in one extra point this morning before connecting up the inner loop and `hump'
I`m 2 sets of points short of what I need at the moment but but started out ok because I had one that fitted into the design.
Extra points ordered plus 2 spare. That should keep me going for a while. At least I think I can remove completely a pair of old ST 5 or 6s from one area now.
Will have to work out new wiring and track length for reverse loop but that's not a problem  ....... next week will do  ::) at least I have a reversing loop module ready so not more expence
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #114 on: February 11, 2014, 03:09:27 PM »
You seem to be getting an awful lot done, Jon.
Weren't you advised to take it easy for a little while? :worried:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #115 on: February 11, 2014, 03:31:04 PM »
You seem to be getting an awful lot done, Jon.
Weren't you advised to take it easy for a little while? :worried:
:-[ Ah  yes but that was then  :doh: In fairness Ive got things organised so that most of the time all I have to do is lean over the layout and rest my ellows on it to save much strain. Theres a chair and a slightly taller stool very close to hand so rests are I can assure you thankfully taken.
Mind you having soldered down the last few droppers from yesterday I had an awful shock. Despite constant checking I had a *umping great short somewhere in the circuit. Took me cose on an hour to trace it to a length of track that I`m not expecting to work on this week. I had fitted in a linking set of points and despite all my tests had shorted across  >:( I hadn't even realised the new sections were carrying power that far round. 2 wires snipped and all's well (for now)  ::)
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #116 on: February 11, 2014, 03:39:47 PM »
2 wires snipped and all's well (for now)  ::)

Beware Jon - that's what my ex told me :doh:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #117 on: February 11, 2014, 04:03:48 PM »
 
2 wires snipped and all's well (for now)  ::)

Beware Jon - that's what my ex told me :doh:
:laugh3: Strange I was expecting that comment  :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #118 on: February 11, 2014, 08:59:17 PM »
Defiantly time to stop tonight . Ive just cut a length of flexi. 3.5mm to short  :veryangry: :veryangry:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #119 on: February 11, 2014, 09:01:28 PM »
Seems like you've had a good, long, productive day so, definitely, time to take a rest.

 

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