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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #270 on: October 08, 2019, 01:31:24 PM »
Have I missed something here? Isn't fiddling the whole point (!) of fiddle yards?

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #271 on: February 17, 2020, 09:30:57 PM »
Hey. :) I had to do a visit to have a look at your work and it really looks brilliant. Watching those smooth running trains on your layout is a great ad for n-gauge. Great last video btw. I hope summer will be over soon so that nature can recover and your layout will gets some new details :) Cheers, Mark

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #272 on: February 18, 2020, 02:48:24 AM »
Having seen the layout first hand, I can assure forum members that it's a brilliant piece of work.  :thumbsup:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38116.msg453613#msg453613
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 03:02:26 AM by Bealman »
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #273 on: February 18, 2020, 03:03:26 AM »
Thanks guys

In fact there have been stirrings of progress lately so I'll have another post soon.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #274 on: March 11, 2020, 08:01:14 AM »
 Hi folks

I've been suffering planning paralysis for a long time and am now beginning to roll forward (I hope). Basically, I've completed the scenic half of my layout and now I confront modelling the town of Deadwood. Deadwood is a small town in south central British Columbia that is known for nothing, but does have a grain silo and is located in a beautiful part of the world. If travellers blink while passing the place they might miss it, but the hunters, fishers and those that actually love nature use it as a base for their adventures.

The following picture show my progress as of this evening. I have laid the tracks to the grain silo and painted the surface a colour that is supposed to represent dried dirt (it is August after all). Hopefully, the dirt will look a lot better once itís dotted with a few weeds and Iíve applied some powders. I had a lot of trouble trying to get a colour that looked right to me.
 


The main road through Deadwood crosses the railway track in the bottom left of the photo (under the big paint jar) and runs diagonally upwards between 6 businesses, 3 on each side of the road. On the left hand side, I will have a convenience store, a Dairy Queen ice cream outlet, and a motel. On the other side of the road will be a Gulf petrol station, Dís Diner, and a used car yard. In front of the elevator, I have an agricultural machinery and stockfeed business. And, to the left of that on the edge of the picture are the foundations of Deadwood station. I think I have the plan that I want at long last.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #275 on: March 11, 2020, 08:18:49 AM »
Awesome, Ian!!! :thumbsup:

Stay on the roll and go for it, mate!

Great you've got your mojo back.  :beers: :beers:

George
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #276 on: March 11, 2020, 08:30:25 AM »
Awesome, Ian!!! :thumbsup:

Stay on the roll and go for it, mate!

Great you've got your mojo back.  :beers: :beers:

George

Seconded! Very good to see an update.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #277 on: March 11, 2020, 09:44:47 AM »
Awesome, Ian!!! :thumbsup:

Stay on the roll and go for it, mate!

Great you've got your mojo back.  :beers: :beers:

George

Seconded! Very good to see an update.

Thirded!  Looking excellent.

Best wishes.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #278 on: March 11, 2020, 01:27:31 PM »
Awesome, Ian!!! :thumbsup:

Stay on the roll and go for it, mate!

Great you've got your mojo back.  :beers: :beers:

George

Seconded! Very good to see an update.

Thirded!  Looking excellent.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #279 on: March 12, 2020, 03:13:01 AM »
Thanks for your compliments guys

The following is a post of a different nature. Last summer was the hottest recorded in Canberra so I wanted to test my heating cooling system in my train room which is about 4m x 3.4m. We had a run of 40+C days this summer so I installed some temperature recorders to see how my room would cope. It is fitted with fibreglass inulation in the walls, doors and ceiling and is heated/cooled with a Daikin 3.5KW inverter air conditioning system.

The following shows a graph of the comparison between the outside and the train room tempertaures over a week. 



On all days, compared to outside, the insulation keeps the train room warmer at night and cooler during the day. The vertical black arrows show when the aircon was switched on. Whatever, the temperature in the room, this system brings the temperature down quick smart (like 5 minutes) and would keep it there for as long as the unit was switched on. Similarly, in winter when the aircon is in heating mode, it brings the temperature up to its setting very quickly.

Makes for comfortable train working so I can't use an unpleasant room as an excuse for my poor progress over the last year or so.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #280 on: March 12, 2020, 07:20:15 AM »
Like the look of the proposed town.  :beers:

Good to see that the air con works very effectively. Itís interesting to note that there is a large variation in external temperature between night and day (over 20 deg on some days).

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #281 on: March 12, 2020, 07:33:42 AM »
That's Canberra for ya!  ;)
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« Reply #282 on: March 26, 2020, 06:35:47 AM »
I'm picking up speed on Deadwood construction. Attached is a photo of the current workings as of this afternoon. Finally returned to laying some Sculptamold plaster after a several year layoff. Yay! I've also raised the road to where it crosses the track which turned out to be a fiddly exercise.

We're not locked down here in Canberra yet, but major activities have been curtailed such as pub closure so we may as well be. This will help me to maintain my momentum on Deadwood.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #283 on: March 26, 2020, 07:08:20 AM »
Looking good. Is that an ATSF PA1 poking its nose out in the background?
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #284 on: March 26, 2020, 07:10:48 AM »
I suppose they've got to let the PM in and out.  >:D

Good to see more progress. I can see the road raised up to rail level. :thumbsup:

As you say, the pubs and clubs being shut leaves a bit more spare time available  ;) :beers:
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