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Author Topic: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!  (Read 139152 times)

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #570 on: December 01, 2015, 08:01:44 PM »
Evening all!

Well it's over! My time with Sheaf on the exhibition circuit has come to an end!

Thoughts on Warley. Long days, big crowds, a lot of rules, but enjoyable none the less! I've now done Warley three ways (Visitor, Trade, Layout) and whilst it was an honour to exhibit the layout there, I don't think it'd be one I'd do again. The organisation was top notch, but very strict (Understandable considering the size of the show though!). We got stopped at the door and refused entry on the Saturday morning as we had our badges in our hands, we had to physically have them attached to our tops before we were allowed in! We got lucky with our positioning in the Hall as our spot was practically the nearest one to the main loading door, so come the end of the show we were out of there by 5:30. 9 and 8 hour days behind a layout is very mentally tiring, I was grateful to have a full operating team with me so thanks to Dave, Dan and my partner Michelle for helping throughout the show. During the Show there was always someone in watching, several deep on some occasions. I also got told that out of the N Gauge layouts we were running the most trains per hour! Picture time!!






We even had a station pilot for the first time! I chipped the Green 08 I purchased at Warley and it ran very nicely.


Steve (Midsummer) let us borrow his BRAND NEW Farish Fairburn in CR livery, not one I'll be getting but it was something different!


Callum (Cazadoom) finally had a go with the layout, somehow I think he enjoyed it as we couldn't get the handset back! I wonder if I've tempted him enough to buy Sheaf :p


So that makes 21 exhibitions in the space of four and a half years and it has been a blast! Had many kind words from many members of the forum and the public and I've loved every second of it (Even if they can be  :censored: tiring!). The layout has always generated a lot of interest and has had many more invites that I've had to turn down. I hope whoever takes over behind the control panel will continue to exhibit the layout, after all there is still plenty of space for badges.


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 - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #571 on: December 01, 2015, 08:11:25 PM »
Thanks Ollie

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What's next then or have I missed something, somewhere?

Dave G

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #572 on: December 01, 2015, 09:16:25 PM »
It was really nice to meet you and to see the layout on it's final outing.

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #573 on: December 01, 2015, 09:51:23 PM »
Somewhat sad to see the layout being retired, Ollie :(
Never mind the loading bay - I note you have pole position for the catering ;) :foodanddrink:

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #574 on: January 18, 2016, 02:07:30 AM »
Just read this entire thread, and realised it's just gone 2am... :o

Fantastic layout, great to see the evolution of it over the space of a few years.

I was quite pleased to read that you/it were going to be at the Doncaster show :thumbsup: but then read that plans had changed, and you weren't  :thumbsdown:

So, to quote daveg:

What's next then or have I missed something, somewhere?

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #575 on: January 18, 2016, 08:09:50 AM »
Just read this entire thread, and realised it's just gone 2am... :o

Fantastic layout, great to see the evolution of it over the space of a few years.

I was quite pleased to read that you/it were going to be at the Doncaster show :thumbsup: but then read that plans had changed, and you weren't  :thumbsdown:

So, to quote daveg:

What's next then or have I missed something, somewhere?

Hi there,

Glad you enjoyed the build. And yeah I was looking forward to Donny but somethings come up.

To answer your question. No where is next, the layout had its final outing with me at Warley and is currently up for sale. Hopefully a buyer can be found and they will continue to exhibit. As for what's next, I have a new layout nearly finished and it'll be out on the circuit this year.

Cheers,

Ollie
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 - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #576 on: January 18, 2016, 05:50:09 PM »
Well let's see this new layout then!   :) :photospleasesign:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #577 on: January 18, 2016, 07:34:55 PM »
Well let's see this new layout then!   :) :photospleasesign:


Pics can be found on the layout thread- http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0


Cheers

Ollie
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 - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #578 on: January 19, 2016, 01:55:04 PM »
Hi again Ollie!

Thanks for sharing the great layout and the great pictures.

>> We even had a station pilot for the first time! I chipped the Green 08 I purchased at Warley and it ran very nicely.

Whoa! Can you please, please share any tips and tricks on this?   ::)  I imagine it was the new Farish 08? I really want to get one of these and chip it myself, but it would be my first attempt at chipping a recently produced loco and as this one is so tiny I know it must have been a challenge.

Please let us know how you went about it - if you have time - and also - which chip did you use?

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #579 on: January 19, 2016, 02:05:45 PM »
Hi again Ollie!

Thanks for sharing the great layout and the great pictures.

>> We even had a station pilot for the first time! I chipped the Green 08 I purchased at Warley and it ran very nicely.

Whoa! Can you please, please share any tips and tricks on this?   ::)  I imagine it was the new Farish 08? I really want to get one of these and chip it myself, but it would be my first attempt at chipping a recently produced loco and as this one is so tiny I know it must have been a challenge.

Please let us know how you went about it - if you have time - and also - which chip did you use?

If you buy a CTElectronik DCX76 it is small enough (once you wrap some kapton tape around it) to fit in the body alongside the motor, otherwise you can install a DZ126 wired decoder from Digitrax in the cab. - I have PM'd you how to do it.
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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #580 on: January 19, 2016, 05:38:35 PM »
Hi again Ollie!

Thanks for sharing the great layout and the great pictures.

>> We even had a station pilot for the first time! I chipped the Green 08 I purchased at Warley and it ran very nicely.

Whoa! Can you please, please share any tips and tricks on this?   ::)  I imagine it was the new Farish 08? I really want to get one of these and chip it myself, but it would be my first attempt at chipping a recently produced loco and as this one is so tiny I know it must have been a challenge.

Please let us know how you went about it - if you have time - and also - which chip did you use?

If you buy a CTElectronik DCX76 it is small enough (once you wrap some kapton tape around it) to fit in the body alongside the motor, otherwise you can install a DZ126 wired decoder from Digitrax in the cab. - I have PM'd you how to do it.

Thanks so much Paul - I have PM'd back.   :claphappy:

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #581 on: January 23, 2016, 03:09:27 PM »
Good old Simon of Simon's Shed just posted this excellent video of chipping a new Farish Class 08.  :claphappy:

https://youtu.be/KrycqWavv_A

Enjoy!

What does everyone think?

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #582 on: January 23, 2016, 05:19:16 PM »
What does everyone think?

I think he needs to work on his soldering technique...  :o

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #583 on: January 23, 2016, 05:36:07 PM »
What does everyone think?

I think he needs to work on his soldering technique...  :o

ditto! :doh:
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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!
« Reply #584 on: January 23, 2016, 09:16:47 PM »
In my opinion he should have after cutting to length  twisted the wires and tinned them and then trimmed them ready for soldering that way you don't have any odd strands flapping about and you don't need so much of a blob of solder.I used to do that for a living but I wouldn't attempt it now my hands just aren't steady enough.
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