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Offline georgehgv

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2015, 09:02:37 PM »
Never mind Mick, Tank will be along and reprimand us for hijacking a thread and making light of something.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2015, 09:05:34 PM »
If Bob wants me to desist I will do so with pleasure. It's his thread, George :)

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2015, 09:21:48 PM »
Unable to concentrate Bob, NN is still vivid in my mind  :'(

Methinks a visit to the pshrink is in order, George :hmmm:
I can assure you I've never worn suspenders.   :no: :laugh3:

What a closeted life you've lived :angel:
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=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2015, 09:37:27 PM »
Unable to concentrate Bob, NN is still vivid in my mind  :'(

Methinks a visit to the pshrink is in order, George :hmmm:
I can assure you I've never worn suspenders.   :no: :laugh3:

What a closeted life you've lived :angel:

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2015, 01:32:32 AM »
...A topless, backless boiler suit...
Sounds like the proverbial bladeless knife with the missing handle.....
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2015, 05:11:06 PM »
More progress today but a bit of 2 steps forward and 1 step back. Accidentally soldered a dropper to the 'inside' of the track this afternoon and wondered why my faithful Mk I coach kept derailing. Had to pull up a bit of track and the point and use a new point. My god that track does not want to be pulled up once its pinned down! Might be able to salvage the point if I had a solder sucker or solder braid but the heat distorts the sleepers. Have to put it down to experience I guess!
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2015, 04:57:54 PM »
Well - I made a lot of progress today and only have the branch line station and loco depot to lay. That's four points and a 3 or 4 lengths of flexitrack.

Tested the second main line station/ fiddle yard, which has the tightest radius (12") code 55 points by hooking up power using a couple of croc clips.
Ran a couple of dozen different locos all round this network of points and almost everything ran perfectly, no derailing and no hesitation even at quite slow speed. locos vary from 0-6-0 to 4-6-2 and some diesels. Very pleased with this result and it bodes well for the remainder of the layout (touch wood) which has large radius points throughout.
Only problem locos were an old Poole Duchess which just about makes it over one of the points and a Dapol 45xx which stalls frequently (this loco has never been a good runner anyway.).

Nearly ready to start wiring  :D :D :D :claphappy: :beers:
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2015, 05:36:48 PM »
It sounds like you are getting on well. It would be lovely to see the progress as well   :photospleasesign: :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2015, 05:40:16 PM »
It sounds like you are getting on well. It would be lovely to see the progress as well   :photospleasesign: :thumbsup:
Photos next week when the last bit of track is down - Promise!!
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2015, 09:36:16 PM »
Sounds like you've cracked it, Bob. Congrats on getting virtually everything to run on what sounds like very well laid track :thumbsup:

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2015, 05:45:44 AM »
Great work! I'm always wowed and intimidated by photos of excellent wiring jobs! I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread too as my layout is almost certainly also going to be an all steam heritage railway (I may breakdown and get a little diesel shunter, but I love my little tanks too....). I originally was going to shoot for a GWR/SR joint branch line, but I want too many different things to get away with anything else. Can't wait to see some locos rolling around this lovely layout!
Check out Avondale - My heritage railway themed layout :)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29371.0

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2015, 08:30:30 AM »
Sounds like you've cracked it, Bob. Congrats on getting virtually everything to run on what sounds like very well laid track :thumbsup:
I think that conclusion might be a bit premature NN. I only tested the locos on what I thought would be the most dodgy bit of track with 12" radius short points. Murphy's law may mean that the bits I thought would be ok, and haven't tested yet, will cause problems.
Still - I am please with the results so far.  :) :beers:
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2015, 05:48:59 PM »
I've just got a bottle of wine out of the fridge to celebrate the completion of my track laying.
My AnyRail plan worked perfectly with just a couple of minor improvements I put in whilst actually laying the track.
Very pleased with the results so far and there are no obvious dog legs, steps (apart from code 55/85 transistions). All tested with a rake of 10 Mk1 coaches pulled/pushed by a class 70 (my age) finger and thumb!!
Brilliant.
I'll have a good clear up tomorrow and post some piccies.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2015, 06:04:11 PM »
Many congratulations on a job very well done! I look forward to admiring your work in the photos. to come.

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2015, 06:07:24 PM »
Many congratulations on a job very well done! I look forward to admiring your work in the photos. to come.
Thanks Chris - I hope you're not disappointed.  :beers:
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