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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2014, 09:57:00 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:
  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Agreed. In fact that's where I have been browsing of late.
The real answer would be if Peco started producing ST5 & 6 electrofrog points but I can see all the problems the unaware would have
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2014, 08:48:38 PM »
At long last Ive got the main station area re-pointed and track laid. I still have  wire it but solder fumes arnt a good idea whilst my chest is playing up.
Treated myself to a Dremel Moto Saw  over the weekend and it was delivered today. Must be 50+ years sinse I last drove a fret saw and then it was treadle powered. I`m not a dremel lover but the size and price suited me so I took the plunge.
1st outing with it today after careful measuring and drawing of radiuses on some 4 mm ply. Its a dream My cuts aren't perfect but even I feel that they are pretty good. That will be used on the inside incline which is 15" radius. I managed to cut nearly a full circle. Tomorrow with luck I can lay that.
Might try and upload a few pictures soon
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2014, 11:06:27 AM »
 :worried: All this 'do nothing but rest for a week' is getting me down :uneasy: Still its giving me ideas that will mean experimenting with 009 points and track up in `wurldsend` but that may have to go on back burner till the bank manager allows a bit of cash easement.
Did manage between sweating bouts to hack a low tunnel through under the incline and dig out a shallow river bed under it. A cut down road bridge should produce an acceptable facing for iton both sides. Its lined with dark grey plasticard to improve the looks and support the remaining incline running over the top of it.
 >:( My solid water hardener has ''gorn orft'' so I shall have to get some more of that.
Rest becons Back later byeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2014, 08:57:48 PM »
One side of the little bridge glued on yesterday and the other side this morning (no more nails used) so slow setting  of each side under clamps.
Second side lined up ok and clampsheld it above whats to be the water line. My solid water arrived this morning so I did a mix to cover the stream bed about 1mm as a base coat......even that now has a slower setting time of 2-3 days :confused1:
About 3 coats should  do with weed painted on the surface between coats.
Still it got something done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 09:04:30 AM »
You can also download full size templates from the Peco site~:

http://www.peco-uk.com/page.asp?id=pointplans

HTH

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 09:55:33 AM »
You can also download full size templates from the Peco site~:

http://www.peco-uk.com/page.asp?id=pointplans

HTH

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Thanks Dave G. I have most of them copied and printed now.
I had ignored 00-9 up to now though because I hadn't realised it is the same as  :ngauge:
Error now corrected and file enlarged. Its also good to see it on Anyrail
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2014, 03:56:11 PM »
Installing fresh droppers is going to be a nightmare the way my backs playing me up so Ive decided to drill the holes >>>>>>>>>>>>push a longish length of wire down through for each hole. Once an area is done I will solder the underneath ends together, choc block them and link to the power bus. Once that's done I will pull all surplose wire back up through the board and solder the shortened ends to the track.
This way I can progress (?) and get trains running until ALL droppers are working and I can get the board rolled on its side for one mega tidy up (I hope)
Oh great Ive not got enough wire >:( to do even half of it so back to ordering stuff  :veryangry:
Must just say I`m quite happy with my river/stream efforts.I pour a thin layer over a painted base, when dryish  paint a few fonds(?)ofgreen and brown weeds on it then when dry pour another layer of water over the top. 3 layers so far in 3 days. One more coat should do
(camera batteries now on charge) :doh:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2014, 08:56:22 PM »
... Ive decided to drill the holes >>>>>>>>>>>>push a longish length of wire down through for each hole. Once an area is done I will solder the underneath ends together, choc block them and link to the power bus. Once that's done I will pull all surplose wire back up through the board and solder the shortened ends to the track.


That's pretty much how I did mine and it worked fine.
Drill the holes between the sleepers on the outside of the track. Solder the wire horizontally to the outside of the track 1 sleeper up. Then push the wire through the hole. I used crimps rather than choc blocks. Much quicker so less time spent underneath the board !
Have a butchers here http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16154.msg160464#msg160464

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2014, 09:58:08 PM »
... Ive decided to drill the holes >>>>>>>>>>>>push a longish length of wire down through for each hole. Once an area is done I will solder the underneath ends together, choc block them and link to the power bus. Once that's done I will pull all surplose wire back up through the board and solder the shortened ends to the track.


That's pretty much how I did mine and it worked fine.
Drill the holes between the sleepers on the outside of the track. Solder the wire horizontally to the outside of the track 1 sleeper up. Then push the wire through the hole. I used crimps rather than choc blocks. Much quicker so less time spent underneath the board !
Have a butchers here http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16154.msg160464#msg160464

The idea is that I gather and  link everything below board at a comfortable distance then pull the loose wires back up through the board, cut them to length and then solder them to the track
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2014, 10:34:54 AM »
The streams not worked out well so I shall give it a feint muddy wash over and then add more water just to tone things down a bit
 

All 3 raised sections of track laid or ready to be fixed down or sorted out


Utter chaos so Ive covered the worst bits with a scenic binliner

lots more work to do on the low bridge and immediate area but its getting there
(I hope  :worried: )
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2014, 11:07:08 AM »
Coming along, Jon, but don't overdo it health wise.
Fancy covering up the 'warts' section - spoilsport :D

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2014, 11:21:36 AM »
I reckon the old warts section will be near the stereo  :D

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2014, 11:29:52 AM »
 
I reckon the old warts section will be near the stereo  :D

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2014, 04:35:28 PM »
An afternoon setting up the dremel saw so that all (?) sawdust fell into an unused waste disposal sack and then with dust mask on sawing 13.5" radii out of a piece of thin ply to make raised. Slow work with plenty of rest breaks but its been waiting 10 days to be done.
Many frowns from SWMBOd seeing me sawing in the spare bed train room.
Mind you I think/know she is suffering more than me with this bug.
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2014, 02:53:04 PM »
 Yesterday afternoon I laid some of the thin ply trackbed for the inner hump/incline/bulge ...whatever .... and this morning started to lay the track. Its a non standard curve radius so I can only lay a little along the trackbed, temp. pin it down and add glue. Leave for an hour or so and lay the next bit  :-). So far it seems to be working.
Tried my hand at papier machee just now  >:( whatamess!!
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