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Re: Great North of Scotland Railway
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2020, 06:13:07 PM »
Whereabouts in the 'shire are you Corbie, if you don't mind me asking?

Nearest town would be Ellon; local station was Pitlurg, which I'm planning to feature on the layout.

That's a wee bit far for a day trip for me to teach you the 'dark art' you alluded to, but if we are ever up that way for a weekend I'll give you a shout.

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Re: Great North of Scotland Railway
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2020, 09:04:57 PM »
Whereabouts in the 'shire are you Corbie, if you don't mind me asking?

Nearest town would be Ellon; local station was Pitlurg, which I'm planning to feature on the layout.

That's a wee bit far for a day trip for me to teach you the 'dark art' you alluded to, but if we are ever up that way for a weekend I'll give you a shout.

You would be very welcome.
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Re: Great North of Scotland Railway
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2020, 10:55:43 PM »
Whereabouts in the 'shire are you Corbie, if you don't mind me asking?

Nearest town would be Ellon; local station was Pitlurg, which I'm planning to feature on the layout.

Southern shire here, towards Montrose.

I've walked/cycled the Formartine & Buchan way  many times....

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Re: Great North of Scotland Railway
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2020, 09:33:18 AM »
I don't suppose any of you get involved with the FerryHill Heritage Trust?

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Re: Great North of Scotland Railway
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2020, 09:47:43 AM »
I don't suppose any of you get involved with the FerryHill Heritage Trust?

Funnily enough I was just looking at the youtube videos, yesterday, of the 60009 Union of South Africa visiting the turntable restored (I think) by the Ferryhill Heritage Trust, and it was the first of me knowing about it. I believe the Aberdeen Model Railway Club also meets there, though I've not been along yet. I'm around 40 mins drive away. But I'll get along sometime soon.
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« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2020, 09:53:04 AM »
I've a friend who lives in Stonehaven, We lived in the same building in Saudi, and were both building boats in the yard. He volunteers at Ferryhill.

I've been to Stonehaven (before he moved there) and to Buchan (where the big green things used to spin round in circles..)

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Re: Great North of Scotland Railway
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2020, 04:54:16 PM »
A few hours were spent today, wiring up the Wye. I've set up a separate small bus for all the track and points that are part of the wye and its extension, and connected these up to the auto-reverse module which arrived yesterday.
I also built a shelf under the baseboard today, and started making the control board.
While waiting for my DCC controller to arrive I thought I'd make a start in connecting up a Cobalt Digital IP point motor. The manual says it can be used with DC, which is what I have at the moment- a Gaugemaster dual controller. I connected the two track wires to terminals 1 and 2, and a simple push switch to terminals 7 and 9, but couldn't get it to show any life at all. I checked that power was coming through the wires. So I phoned DCC Concepts and the chap there told me the Gaugemaster controller wouldn't do- it needs to be a regulated 12v supply (I thought the Gaugemaster 12v supply was regulated). In fact, I might have fried the motor  >:(
So nothing for it but to sit back and wait for the DCC system to arrive.


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