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New Running in Board
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:16:54 AM »
This is my new running in board made from 5mm ply with the help of my son-in-law, well mainly him i just laid the track and made a couple of brews. The top is just the same only there isnít a batten running from corner to corner on it. I have run all my locos on it, even the notorious 9F and they all run. I have ran them forward and reverse for half an hour each and even ran them clockwise and anti-clockwise so they have had a good run in. I think it is far better then a rolling road and so lightweight, i even attempted to lift it on the quite with out the family knowing, but i got caught...still it works thats the main thing, so i can carry on with the layout and let future buys have a nice proper run.




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I hope you like and sorry for the fuzzy photo of the loco.

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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 07:50:41 AM »
Looks good Rod. Wish I had a son-in-law ready to build such things for me. :)

Much better than a rolling road for test running - rolling roads don't go round curves, are not long enough for more than the loco, or have points, the very situations where problems are most likely to occur.

Only time I need a rolling road is for testing my brakes at an MOT Station :)
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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 08:28:51 AM »
Nice neat bit of woodwork that - Steamie. Like the scenic mug!! must get another one of those for my layout.
 :) :beers:
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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:36:42 AM »
Looking good Steamie.
There was I thinking that you had a new station totem sign (also known as a Running In Board).
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 10:13:36 AM »
Yeah looking good and an excellent idea. Last running in I did was on a lashed up loop on the floor of the man cave. Obviously a very temporary solution (and not good for the knees).

Personally I think that the storage tank is a tad oversized, and what's the device on the side?  :D

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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 07:15:07 PM »
What have I started ?????  :sorrysign: I only took the unitrack to the meet up because it's quick to assemble and we wanted a dc and a dcc test track so people could run what they bring ( old 80s race track term )lol now Rods gone and bought a load to use as a test track / new layout and Micks been bitten by the test bug too with his trials . Must say I bought the original m2 for my grandson because he showed some interest in grandads trains -and I wanted him to have a go -hoping he may become a future preserver of our hobby  :NGaugersRule: He enjoyed playing with some of my locos -but when he went home at the end of the day -I was left to pack it up ( glad I did -not hard or time consuming ! ) I thought what the -instant test track -so some of my more valuable gear started appearing -nice long test track -run in proper not like a rolling road ! Keep spotting v sets going cheap on flea bay -so it keeps growing -as does his interest ! At the moment we're here ----




So if people wanna blame somebody ( and that's the game today ) then I'm guilty as charged your honour  :P
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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 08:05:39 PM »
Yo! That's some test track, awesome. :beers:

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Re: New Running in Board
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 04:56:49 AM »
What have I started ?????  :sorrysign: I only took the unitrack to the meet up because it's quick to assemble and we wanted a dc and a dcc test track so people could run what they bring ( old 80s race track term )lol now Rods gone and bought a load to use as a test track / new layout and Micks been bitten by the test bug too with his trials . Must say I bought the original m2 for my grandson because he showed some interest in grandads trains -and I wanted him to have a go -hoping he may become a future preserver of our hobby  :NGaugersRule: He enjoyed playing with some of my locos -but when he went home at the end of the day -I was left to pack it up ( glad I did -not hard or time consuming ! ) I thought what the -instant test track -so some of my more valuable gear started appearing -nice long test track -run in proper not like a rolling road ! Keep spotting v sets going cheap on flea bay -so it keeps growing -as does his interest ! At the moment we're here ----




So if people wanna blame somebody ( and that's the game today ) then I'm guilty as charged your honour  :P


No blame Neil, i want to thank you for pointing me in the direction of Unitrack, i have seen some really great layouts using it on youtube and others sites, so i am going to rip up my Roedann Viaduct with the Peco track and start again, but this time with the L shaped extension i wanted with the old layout.

Yes and  :NGaugersRule: do rule.  :beers:

 

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