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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2013, 04:21:45 PM »
I have been ballasting, a bit more soldering, back to ballasting etc. Hopeully when I have the track running smooth I can start on the scenery.
Ah the joys of ballasting ::) a joy I have yet to explore  :help: Maybe my programming track will be the first to experience my skills.  :doh:
Once this chest infection has cleared up  >:(
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2013, 07:46:17 PM »
Todays planning was well thought out.
Tidy up baseboard which looks a bit like a junk yard at the moment
Go to the dentist for a denture fitting and a smashed wisdom tooth filling
Wet (soup) lunch followed by an hours rest
Mount the 5 seep motors for the back raised level (Wurldsend).
Give you lot a treat by taking pictures and uploading them
Have a quiet evening

Completed.........
Bad night due to chest problems meant leaving the junk on the layout
dentist cancelled because dentures not back from makers yet ...... filling and denture fitting Monday  scheduled.
3 point motors semi fitted but not fully aligned
camera batteries flat  :-[
Head throbbing like mad from all the medication.
Going to give up  :whiteflag: :whiteflag:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2013, 08:35:02 PM »
The best laid plans.........
Hope all resolves itself soon, Jon :thumbsup:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2013, 09:31:33 PM »
''Wurldsend''  track picture. Approx 36'' X 11"





Under ''Wurldsend'' ready to wire up


End point motor removed to have wires soldered.

The whole unit fits into 4 sockets along the back edges of ''Ruleonshire''
Lessens learned during installing point motors--
Block them away from the layout board well clear of the rod hole on small wooden blocks -- 6mm I used
cover the raised blocks with a thin layer  (1/16'') of cork. That will hold the point motor in place without distorting it'.
Open the hole in the pointsthat the motor rod works through from 1mm to 1.5mm this will allow it slight freedom (do that after 1st setting the point  mounting holes in the right place)
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2013, 09:43:35 PM »
Wurldsend is wired and plugged in such a way as it just plugs directly into Ruleonshires power bus
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2013, 11:49:20 AM »
Still got a stinking cold so very little was done over the Christmas apart from gazing at the progress that's been made sinse day 1 when the 1st tracks were laid. I was to stingy to buy new points so made due with the setrack ones I had from before. Last night I realised that I really was going to have problems round about the lower terminus.
The whole lot in that area has to come up and be replaced by Streamline points.
Ive just ordered 4 pairs if electrofrog so Ive got some ripping up and relaying to do  >:(
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2013, 01:20:43 PM »

The whole lot in that area has to come up and be replaced by Streamline points.
Ive just ordered 4 pairs if electrofrog so Ive got some ripping up and relaying to do  >:(

I'm sure you'll notice the difference in both looks and running, Jon :thumbsup:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2013, 03:06:45 PM »
I shall start at the worse section and work my way out. Once I have got descent running I shall call a halt till funds increase
I think that one area will need total destruction and re routing  :hmmm: 
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2013, 11:56:43 AM »
Looking at this in the cold light of morning has made me realise that's theres no quick/easy way out. A minimum of 8 new points will be needed to connect the whole thing back together.  :help:
thank gawd for credit cards.
Total number of points now on order with a couple of spares of most types and a couple of curved ones as alternative options
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2013, 08:52:00 PM »
Managed to rip out a few setrack points today and after much badish language replace and align them with slightly shortened streamline points.
At one time I got so frustrated because of the extra length required and the fact that I nearly forgot which line connected into which point I gave up for an hour and had a rest.
2 left hand points I was waiting for turned up today but  I had ordered insulfrog instead of electro.  :dunce: :dunce:
More waiting again I suppose ::) Roll on 2014
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »
Good move getting away from set track points. :thumbsup:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2014, 04:25:24 PM »
Good move getting away from set track points. :thumbsup:
I agree but I shall still be running some setrack points and must say that Ive had very few problems with them over the past few years.
I would love to be able to change every one, maybe even changing everything to code 55 but the cost and waste  of code 80 that I already have just makes that impossible
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2014, 03:44:43 PM »
 >:( I hope the post soon settles down. I`m owed packages from 2  very reliable supplier and know that both were dispatched last week/year.Still no sign of either and Ive not a track connected up to play run trains on. :'(
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2014, 08:38:10 PM »
One parcel arrived today via a drenched postman who was about to abandon deliveries in the village because of rising water across the roads and rising onto the pavements.
Still I had the 2 points I was desperate for at last. Both are now installed and the next in line and to the side can be done tomorrow.
One nice unexpected surprise today was looking at my tube of long-part-used-flexitrack bits and finding a brand spanking new length of flexi so I can use that on the most important areas. 
Yesterdays 'dead time' was used to examine other areas of the layout (rather than wire up odds and ends as I go)
Ive always disliked flat layouts and although I already have an incline up to 'wurldsend' a couple more areas could develop slightly raised track.
The inline will (maybe) have raised track inside it and another round the outside sliding back down to ground level as it appears from under the bridge.(theres 1/2" clearance above a loco when under the bridge so I can let the decline halve that).
The main station area looks like a bomb site where track has been ripped up for new points and new platform rail layout has to be sorted out.
Something came to mind today and I`m not in a rush to even start  it but 'wurldsend' is a tightly spaced setrack area with no room for expansion. What I`m wondering is if anyone knows of sets of electro points that are close to the peco ST 5/6 geometary.I guess its the tight turnout that will be a problem. Ideas anyone?
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2014, 09:37:29 PM »
Hi Jon,
If you have a squint at the Peco products on Hattons website, they give full dimensional details of all the points which hopefully will help you :thumbsup:

 

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