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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2014, 07:22:06 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
Graham

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2014, 04:50:29 PM »
Very slow low key start today but at least I have 3 fishplate wounds to prove it  >:(......and 2 replaced pieces of iffy 2nd hand track
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2014, 04:54:49 PM »
Take it easy and beware of the fishplates! 8-)

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2014, 04:57:13 PM »
Very slow low key start today but at least I have 3 fishplate wounds to prove it  >:(......and 2 replaced pieces of iffy 2nd hand track

It does not matter how much you have done, at least it is something  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #94 on: February 05, 2014, 11:07:41 PM »
Yep... the dreaded fishplate wounds. The bane of every N gauge modeller.

Good you're back in action though.  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #95 on: February 05, 2014, 11:41:19 PM »
Yep... the dreaded fishplate wounds. The bane of every N gauge modeller.

Good you're back in action though.  :thumbsup:

George

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2014, 09:44:03 AM »
 :'( Cant get into the room this morning.Mrs SWMBO has decided that I have made such a mess on the carpet she is in there on hands and knees with a dustpan and brush. I may be sleeping in the garage tonight :-X
I think in some ways though she is happy to see me back doing something again
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2014, 10:12:14 AM »
:'( Cant get into the room this morning.Mrs SWMBO has decided that I have made such a mess on the carpet she is in there on hands and knees with a dustpan and brush. I may be sleeping in the garage tonight :-X
I think in some ways though she is happy to see me back doing something again


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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2014, 10:27:45 AM »
Yep... the dreaded fishplate wounds. The bane of every N gauge modeller.

Good you're back in action though.  :thumbsup:

George

Not if you use KATO unitrak  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost: :bounce:

How true, all you get is that satisfying sound of the two pieces clicking together  :heart2:

cheers John.

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #99 on: February 06, 2014, 10:30:14 AM »
That is wonderful, Dave! Remember that when I was kid! Geez I dunno where you folk dredge this stuff up from!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #100 on: February 07, 2014, 09:00:39 AM »
3year olds coming over again today so shant  get much done. Nerrer mind it will be nice to see him again.
From emails received it seems I`m in for a whole load of 'bits and pieces' orders today  :claphappy: :claphappy:
I really need to put up another light in the trainroom as one end is near impossible to work in if its dark.
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N Gauge can seriously damage your wealth.
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #101 on: February 07, 2014, 07:50:04 PM »
Decided to reinstate a main loop having changed the points halfway along it. The two new ends of the flexitrack matched up 1st time and within minutes the track map pinned down and glued then left for 4 hours to `set'.
Next came joining the new point (00-9 short) to the same that forms the start of a head shunt/siding at one of the platforms
Great idea ...........use mainline 00-9 track for the linking length   ..............so "that there link is remains of old 1898 track laid by great grandpaw Trackman" 
Good innit?
To round the working day off I ran my fingers round the tracks to make sure all was smooth and nice and ended up painting the track red......... no not rust red but blood  >:( :help:
« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 07:52:38 PM by jonclox »
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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #102 on: February 08, 2014, 08:59:37 AM »
 :'( Just been told that I need to concentrate on grandsons b/day present for a day or so .
It means that I shall have to work in another scale ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bigjigs-Rail-BJT052-Low-Level-Track-Expansion-Pack-/181278294527?pt=UK_Toys_Creative_Educational_RL&hash=item2a350741ff ) between doing  :ngauge: stuff
( Can anybody tell me if its DC or DCC please )  :confused1: :-\
« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 09:01:57 AM by jonclox »
John A GOM personified
N Gauge can seriously damage your wealth.
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17646.0
Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29659.0

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #103 on: February 08, 2014, 10:02:19 AM »
Definitely Digital... you need the digits on each hand to operate this system, at least there is no wiring or live frogs to tackle!

Tony

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Re: Ruleoneshire
« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2014, 07:29:54 PM »
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.
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Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards
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