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Author Topic: My Layout "SOUTHERN COMFORT"  (Read 21736 times)

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My Layout "SOUTHERN COMFORT"
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:47:23 PM »
Well I have now started to build my layout, no Name as yet and still have not decided on track plan. But I have started on the base board  :)



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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 07:00:52 PM »
Very smart but theres no holes provided to run wiring through though that could easily be rectified at this point
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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 07:41:13 PM »
Looks a very tidy job but as Jonclox suggested some holes in those battens will make wiring tidier at a later date.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: My Layout "SOUTHERN COMFORT"
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 09:10:58 PM »
Very smart but there's no holes provided to run wiring through though that could easily be rectified at this point


Sorry guys I am ahead of you. The holes have been drilled, but took these photo earlier today. But thanks for pointing that out :D

We have now moved on from this morning and started to lay the sound proofing. I have use cork tiles for this. See below:


 
Cork tiles stuck down with spray can heavy duty adhesive. Cork tiles were free left over from a job done by contractors at the school I work at. As was the 2x1 timber and the 9mm ply board. So total cost for the base board was a big ZERO  :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 8)
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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 11:16:12 AM »
Nice result there then. :D
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Re: My Layout "SOUTHERN COMFORT"
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 02:24:14 PM »
Base board now finished with all the cork tiles well stuck down.



Here it is with a bit of track laid just to have a play. :D



The only train I have at the moment and not really the region I want, but it was cheap, and I had to have something to run on the track. Had to have the truck as its my namesake  :D :D



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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 02:37:07 PM »
It will take ages for that poor wee pannier to get round your track, it will be knackered  :D

It is looking very good and you have plenty room for adding loads of track and buildings  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 04:15:26 PM »
It's great to have a train running and will no doubt spur you on.
Looks good to me so far.
Why do those cork tiles look so shiny in the photos? Or is it just the light !
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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 05:12:56 PM »
It's great to have a train running and will no doubt spur you on.
Looks good to me so far.
Why do those cork tiles look so shiny in the photos? Or is it just the light !

That's how they come. They are flooring tiles with a waterproof shiny surface. We had them in the school for some years after they were left over from a contractors job. We don;t like to throw anything away that may come in useful at a later date. But like everything stuck in our store not being used till now :D

Spending the afternoon and probably the evening trying to get my head round using SCARM to design my layout. Will post it on here when I have sorted it out  :worried: :confused1: :doh:

Let you guys give it the once over. You can put me right on where I am going wrong I hope  :)
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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 06:18:16 PM »
Good luck with your layout planning.
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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 11:28:07 PM »
Well after a few hours on SCARM I have come up with something  not sure if it works but hey its my first attempt. Your comments welcome please be as critical as you like, and any suggestions welcome  :worried: :worried: On one part of the plan did not matter how I tried I just could not get the track to fix together, its in the centre far right.

Her is the plan

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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 12:07:28 AM »
Layout looks very good, a couple of thoughts:-
 
If you had the inner loop joining the siding at the bottom that would give 2 complete ovals
and you could run 2 trains at the same time, and you could still have a siding coming off the
inner loop at the bottom.

At the top of the plan, assuming the outer oval is the main line and trains would be going
clockwise it might be preferable to have the sidings reversed and the point leading to them
the other way round so that locos don't get trapped when they enter the sidings.

Good luck, the baseboard is looking good!

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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 06:41:50 AM »
Agreed. Two complete loops might be better and easy to achieve I think.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2014, 07:29:00 PM »
Been busy today removed all track and took the baseboard into school where I work to complete doing the back scene and side panels. Didn't think it would take so long to sort out. But did have to cut all the ply to fit. Went in at 11am and came out at 6pm just waiting for the grey paint to dry overnight.
But the good thing was that I was being paid from 1pm to 5pm at time and a half  :D

Its so nice that I am allowed to do this, I have to be there on Saturdays just to look after the lettings as people are using the School. So get paid while I play in the technology workshops.

We have all the machines I need to use to cut wood, plastic, metal even a laser cutter unfortunatly I cannot use that, but will ask the technician to maybe cut a few shapes I may need in the future. Below some pics of what it looks like now.

 





My next jobs are to get the track laid again, wired up and test run some loco's and then fix the track in place :o will I ever get there :D

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Re: UPINSMOKE Layout No Name
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2014, 07:49:46 PM »
Indeed you will. Keep going !
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