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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #420 on: September 24, 2015, 11:00:40 PM »
Looks a lot easier to work on the my old layout that is why I scrapped mine and started again sick of lying on my back, too old for that. Having deep sides helps too gives you more room for the wiring and boards etc. Its a clever idea you have done a bit above my skills though.

Surely not Chris, but anything is better than laying inverted turtle fashion under a layout. Gravity paying it's part means continually having to grovel for dropped items is a thing of the past the Geominster Way.  :claphappy:
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #421 on: September 25, 2015, 10:51:01 AM »
    :hellosign:    :greatpicturessign:  good to see all coming along nicely, a real inspiration to kick me in to making a start on my layout,  :thankyousign:
 regards Derek.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #422 on: September 25, 2015, 11:33:32 AM »
    :hellosign:    :greatpicturessign:  good to see all coming along nicely, a real inspiration to kick me in to making a start on my layout,  :thankyousign:
 regards Derek.

Come on then Derek, take the plunge! Once started you will be fine.

George
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #423 on: October 18, 2015, 03:16:23 PM »
Been a few weeks since an update and such a lot has happened. The decision to rearrange Geominster and rebuild some of it was quite drastic and taken quite a lot of sorting, new tracks laid and a general tidying of the layout, stripped of most of the part finished scenery and it is now back to the bare essentials. All the points and the Railmaster schematic controlling them works and additional track fitted to access the Nelevator when it becomes available. I still need to enlarge the baseboard slightly to provide access from the right hand side. The schematic shows the idea of how it will end but since then there have been a few minor alterations. The old signals are to be removed and replaced with better realistic scale items operated when points change.

Geominster Railmaster Operating Panel


Left side of Geominster stripped ready for rebuilding


Right side of Geominster stripped ready to add extra baseboard extension and then new tracks to the rear and also high level Terminus to be added.


The Anyrail plan


To be continued....
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #424 on: October 18, 2015, 03:21:05 PM »
Looks very promising, George.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #425 on: October 18, 2015, 03:52:17 PM »
Fascinating stuff, George. Please keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #426 on: October 18, 2015, 04:11:41 PM »
Now with my tail up and everything sorted it is a bit like a new build, the hardest thing Mick was the decision to undo so much and start again, then there were issues with point DCC codes that managed to screw things up so it got left while I deliberated the best way forward. Pleased with it and now raring to go again.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #427 on: October 19, 2015, 06:53:22 PM »
You're a braver man than I  :D

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #428 on: October 19, 2015, 09:09:36 PM »
You're a braver man than I  :D

Poor Gunga Din missed out on a mention, there ;)

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #429 on: October 21, 2015, 05:45:06 PM »
Only managed a couple of hours recently on this but progressing well, Geominster is back to it's original working level and the first new baseboard fitted with the PC drawer in place, the remaining two pieces of baseboard are cut ready to fit across the rear section and a little more bracing and an upper track continued across will make it all look like the proposed drawing.

Right hand extension awaiting cream facias to be fitted but slide out pc shelf working.


Front view showing the proposed extended upper level to got across onto near right hand section and provide a terminus on top of an embankment.


Showing the rear view prior to extra baseboard sections in place, these will provide access to Nelevator in due course.


The out of scale signals have been dismantled and transported to bin.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #430 on: October 21, 2015, 07:55:24 PM »
Thanks for the update photos., George. It's looking good.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #431 on: October 21, 2015, 08:05:34 PM »
Thanks Chris, I can start from here now and all at the right level so I can drop all power feeds through then when ready spin the whole lot over again. I must concentrate on the hills and terrain which will encourage me to progress. Ther is not a lot of track to lay now. I have listed the entire contents of the fiddle yard on Ebay so that should fund the signalling etc.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #432 on: October 21, 2015, 08:43:00 PM »
Good to see the extra progress, George :thumbsup:

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #433 on: October 22, 2015, 08:20:58 PM »
wow George, you have done a few brave things
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #434 on: October 22, 2015, 09:42:50 PM »
wow George, you have done a few brave things

Thanks Maurits, stupid things more like  :-[
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

 

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