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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2014, 11:21:45 AM »
Time to retire to bed and dismiss this day as 'never happened' ;)
Agreed...... but 3 year old arrives to play at lunch time  ::) ::)
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2014, 04:35:14 PM »
Oh well todays not been a total disaster  :-\
Ive managed to change one set of points and slightly reposition the track around it. That should allow me to link in the 2 low raised sections. I was going to  start the inclines an inch or so before the points and would have had to lift the points on a 1/8'' ply plinth. Levels now show that the points are ok at board level and the inclines can ease up from there on.
Plasters still setting. Probably because I smeared it on big time after the tube burst. >:(
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #77 on: January 20, 2014, 04:37:09 PM »
Good to read that, Jon.

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #78 on: January 21, 2014, 03:47:00 PM »
Today has been a case of checking out yesterdays disasters.
Not much has been done though the new point situation looks ok with the 'incline' starting just beyond it . 
 Its only a rise of about 1.5 cm so should be ok but I`m easing it in gradually.
Dreamt last night that to make life really easy I would CGI a fiddle yard onto the side of the layout. This would give me endless sidings and stock.  :hmmm:

 
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #79 on: January 21, 2014, 04:33:23 PM »

Dreamt last night that to make life really easy I would CGI a fiddle yard onto the side of the layout. This would give me endless sidings and stock.  :hmmm:

Wrong sort of mushrooms had for dinner, Jon ;) :laugh3:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2014, 04:37:35 PM »

Dreamt last night that to make life really easy I would CGI a fiddle yard onto the side of the layout. This would give me endless sidings and stock.  :hmmm:

Wrong sort of mushrooms had for dinner, Jon ;) :laugh3:
Ah no
I like to think that its down to thinking outside the box
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2014, 10:51:15 AM »
 ::) Bit of a rethink over the last lazy day or so.
There`s no way I`m going to be able to get under the layout board for a week or soand the board cant roll on its side because SWMBO has started filling the widened window sill with seedings etc she is bring on for 6-8 weeks and needs access to them every day (to water the damn things) >:D hence all my wiring etc will have to done above board. Soooooo I`m going to GSI son to link a 2 metre cable into the power bus under the board and push it up through a hole in the layout (it can be in filled  later. Then with a bigger temporary hole alongside it I can raise droppers wires up through it and connect them one by one to their respective homes. That way work may be able to progress.
It will mean 90% of points will have to be 'Hand of God' operated for the foreseeable future but  can cope with that. Still go track to lay/finish off and 1 point to change from ST6 but that's the only one that will be operated by a PL11
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2014, 11:53:20 AM »
I also plan to use the 'Hand of God' to operate my points but will allow the space and fit the wires (droppers to the points power bus) for adding point motors later by using one point motor as a 'pattern' for the others. (I plan to sink my point motors in depressions cut into the insulating sheets upon which the track and scenery will be fixed. This also should allow me to sink the footings of buildings into the ground rather than leave a space underneath them.)

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2014, 02:36:58 PM »
I also plan to use the 'Hand of God' to operate my points but will allow the space and fit the wires (droppers to the points power bus) for adding point motors later by using one point motor as a 'pattern' for the others.
Good ideas Chris.
As I lay the points I drill the activating hole through ready to sit the motors below at a suitable time  :) (I did forget twice in the early laying spree and have to lift both points to drill the holes------------I tend not to forget now) ;)
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2014, 02:54:28 PM »
I also plan to use the 'Hand of God' to operate my points but will allow the space and fit the wires (droppers to the points power bus) for adding point motors later by using one point motor as a 'pattern' for the others.
Good ideas Chris.
As I lay the points I drill the activating hole through ready to sit the motors below at a suitable time  :) (I did forget twice in the early laying spree and have to lift both points to drill the holes------------I tend not to forget now) ;)

My pleasure, Jon. I was only learning from others' posted experience and have a point motor coming to ensure that I have a template! Many years ago, on my first layout, I laid a siding in the goods yard then glued the cardboard for the surface on top and, later, destroyed a newly bought point trying to retrofit it to the glued-in track! This memories tend to stick in the mind! 8-(

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #85 on: January 29, 2014, 10:58:20 AM »
Still not up to model work but I have been thinking a great deal.
The main problem I seem to have is one massive short circuit.
Most of the wires to the main bus have been removed and slow methodical rewiring will take place. Laying in bed yesterday a thought went through my 1 brain cell and I suddenly remembered placing 2 spray adhesive cans on 'worldsend' to get it out the way whist I work elsewhere.
 :doh: :doh: They are still there and  'worldsend' is still connected to the bus :dunce:
I recon those cans make a perfect short circuit  :doh:
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2014, 11:02:05 AM »
I wish you a speedy recovery to full railway modelling health, Jon. (At least you've, probably, discovered what is causing the short circuit.)

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2014, 02:48:20 PM »
Chat with my GP this morning sorted out a few things and he recons I can very slowly get back into action as long as I take things easy and  'go with the flow'   :confused1:
Last couple of days Ive started to feel better but know theres a way to go so Ive started with some low key retail therapy  :doh: which might speed me along.
Cant wait to get started. The layout looks a mess so a good spring clean is probably a good kicking off point 
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2014, 03:39:58 PM »
Nice one John, glad you are going to slowly get back into the groove, a bit of retail therapy always helps I find and you're speaking to the expert in that.  :)

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2014, 01:08:40 AM »
Chat with my GP this morning sorted out a few things and he recons I can very slowly get back into action as long as I take things easy and  'go with the flow'   :confused1:
Last couple of days Ive started to feel better but know theres a way to go so Ive started with some low key retail therapy  :doh: which might speed me along.
Cant wait to get started. The layout looks a mess so a good spring clean is probably a good kicking off point

Good for you just take it easy and enjoy the trains
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