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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #405 on: September 22, 2015, 09:40:37 PM »
That last pic looks like you've had a tornado in your mancave, George :goggleeyes:

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #406 on: September 22, 2015, 09:43:22 PM »
The last pic looks like the innards are now on the outside !
Good luck with the new design.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #407 on: September 22, 2015, 09:47:38 PM »
That last pic looks like you've had a tornado in your mancave, George :goggleeyes:

I have Mick and not a GF one.  :-[
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 #408 on: September 22, 2015, 10:00:29 PM »
That last pic looks like you've had a tornado in your mancave, George :goggleeyes:

I have Mick and not a GF one.  :-[

Oh well - the latest named 'Tornado' (as opposed to Britannia 70022) was built from a kit of German parts so maybe there is a precedent ;)

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #409 on: September 23, 2015, 06:41:48 PM »
I think some clot has dropped a plate of spaghetti on your layout George  :o

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #410 on: September 23, 2015, 06:47:15 PM »
 :searchingsign:
I think some clot has dropped a plate of spaghetti on your layout George  :o

It does look like that Wookie, fortunately it was hidden beneath a road and hill, it does all prode the connections for the lighting, it will be tidied, slightly and buried again beneath a hill! Some more photos later ...
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 #411 on: September 23, 2015, 08:31:41 PM »
Not a lot has been achieved today except I found the solution to altering the wiring to connect the new track changes at Geominster. As many will know when I built the layout I also made a trestle/stand arrangement allowing me to rotate the board to work on the top or underside. The trestle has been recycled elsewhere since then so I had a rethink and decided to use two 18mm chipboard panels left from somewhere, Geominster normally sits on three chest of drawers so I decided to temporarily clamp one board each end to the drawer units and then I added a timber cross member at the top of the chipboard to provide a good strong support for the bolt at each end that allows the layout board to pivot from top to underside.
The timber battens have been clamped in place ready to lift Geominster into position and align the original bolt holes through the new end supports. I have deliberately made the supports high to allow for the extra width I will be adding to the rear of the layout in order to fit the new Nelevator Display Unit & Fiddle Yard combo which will then clear the drawers when rotating.










I hope this is clear and I will report success or failure shortly,
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 #412 on: September 23, 2015, 08:51:19 PM »
I hope that it all works out according to your plans, George.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #413 on: September 23, 2015, 09:24:55 PM »

I hope this is clear and I will report success or failure shortly,

I think it is :hmmm:. Looking forward to the success report :thumbsup:
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #414 on: September 24, 2015, 03:13:04 PM »

I hope this is clear and I will report success or failure shortly,

I think it is :hmmm:. Looking forward to the success report :thumbsup:

The invertion of the layout makes things so easy to access.

Just this minute finished removing all the old unwanted dropper wires and connecting all the new ones in and success is the word! Class 20 was sent round to test the track and returned unscathed, a few intermittent spots which I think are dirty track or wheels or both but power is everywhere as I wanted. Next up is to attend to some of the old point motors removed and to be refitted into the new track layout. Hoping to use the same DCC codes on them.

So far so good. :laughabovepost:
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 #415 on: September 24, 2015, 03:41:43 PM »
Nice one, George. 'Went the day well?' - Yep :thumbsup:

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #416 on: September 24, 2015, 06:13:36 PM »
Nice one, George. 'Went the day well?' - Yep :thumbsup:

Indeed it did Mick, just hope the moving of points to new positions also works out as I do not want to lose track of which dcc operates which point.
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 #417 on: September 24, 2015, 07:48:51 PM »
The underside currently being worked on, removing unwanted signals and redundant dropper wires and attaching new to the relocated tracks, the new RLM wired in and working. Just need to alter the point motors and refit under the newly placed points.
There is some more track laying to be done to continue the track to the back of the layout ready for the extension and Nelevator. Hopefully I can commence this is the next couple of days and then give the track a good clean and test everything works and amend the Layout Plan on Hornby Railmaster and test everything is correct.
Next up will be some scenery but I need to strap the wiring and tidy things slightly.




So pleased I turned the layout over as it makes life so simple to do the wiring etc.


 A bargain arrived today, Dapol Western Firebrand brand new form Invicta 74.00. inc postage. Will be run in and converted to DCC tomorrow, looks very nice and will complement Western Enterprise.


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 #418 on: September 24, 2015, 09:10:18 PM »
Now I understand! I'm glad all was successful. That's a nice bargain.
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #419 on: September 24, 2015, 10:54:57 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.
Lil Chris
My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

 

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