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Author Topic: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!  (Read 127992 times)

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Offline Sprintex

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #585 on: January 23, 2016, 09:21:58 PM »

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #586 on: January 23, 2016, 09:23:09 PM »
I wouldnt send an old CAN there for soldering thats awful work!!



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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #587 on: January 24, 2016, 03:53:35 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking at your new layout Wenlock, what era are you depicting?.Sheaf valley was DCC so why DC on Wenlock. Keep up the good work and let me know where your first show is. :thankyousign: .

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #588 on: February 05, 2016, 11:47:43 AM »
Hey Folks!

Just wanted to thank everyone for input because, based on Simon's excellent video and comments on the excellent N Gauge forum, I did the very same myself! It's the first successful conversion I've ever done and... it's alive I tell you - ALIVE!   :laugh3:

I've no soldering skills and know next to nothing about electronics, but armed with Simon's video - I've done it and it runs like a treat! For reference, I converted the Class 08 which comes with the Farish 'Steel Worker' train set as it has the wasp stripes I wanted. A few places seem to be selling this separate from the train set and that's how I got mine.

Following tips on the N Gauge forum, I used Kapton tape, which also has the virtue of being very, very thin. I put the Lenz Silver Mini chip on top of the motor as Simon did.

The only other thing I did differently was to cut off the (original Farish) black wire at both ends instead of unsoldering it as any reduction in the use of the soldering iron is something I value greatly!

I am one happy shunter driver!  :claphappy:
« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 11:49:00 AM by JeffPreston »

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!
« Reply #589 on: May 19, 2019, 08:48:51 PM »
Evening all,

What's this you may be wandering, an update on Sheaf's thread? Wasn't the layout retired in 2015?

Well I have some BIG news

SHEAF HAS BEEN SOLD

Yes at 1PM this afternoon hands were shook and Sheaf left Shrewsbury for it's new life in the place it was born, Yorkshire (Albeit a different part of Yorkshire!).

Construction on Sheaf began in September 2010 as a humble 4x1 board in my Uni halls to keep me entertained between lectures. She evolved into a total size of 12x1 and not only attended 21 exhibitions between June 2011 and November 2015 (Visiting many different locations on the process) but was also published no less than 5 times (N Gauge Journal, Railway Modeller, BRM and two different Peco books). Considering this was my first serious attempt at a layout I think it went pretty successfully!

I've been informed by the new owner that he plans to put her back out on the circuit so keep an eye out for an old familiar at an exhibition near you soon!

Cheers

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!
« Reply #590 on: May 19, 2019, 08:50:31 PM »
thank you

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!
« Reply #591 on: May 19, 2019, 10:25:22 PM »
Good to know Sheaf has gone to a good home, Ollie

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!
« Reply #592 on: May 20, 2019, 12:02:15 AM »
Wot he said  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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