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Offline Delboy

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1965 on: January 03, 2019, 08:45:41 AM »
Looking good Chris
Happy New Year by the way
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1966 on: January 03, 2019, 08:55:09 AM »
Looking good Chris
Happy New Year by the way
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1967 on: January 04, 2019, 11:53:09 PM »
Thanks everyone, Happy new Year to everyone on the site.
More work on the station building, I have now painted the chimneys and gutters and the canopy ready for fitting. I have also partly discovered the fault on my fiddle yard section. I had removed all rolling stock in case something was causing the fault but no luck there. I then decided to try disconnecting the hex juicers, left side first then I tried the right side and presto the fault went away. so the fault must be in one of the five points on the right side, maybe a wire has come adrift somewhere, at least I have made some progress.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1968 on: January 05, 2019, 01:07:06 AM »
Happy New Year, Chris!

Always good to get news of your layout.  :beers:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1969 on: January 05, 2019, 08:29:15 AM »
Happy New Year Chris! :beers:

Ah! The Honda 400F. :thumbsup:  To my eternal annoyance, back in the day I had a choice between a blue 400F and Hondaís new CB250 G5. For the lack of about £75 I plumped for the newly released 250, thus becoming the proud owner, at least for a day or two, of perhaps one of the worst bikes Honda ever made, instead of perhaps the best bike of its day. :(
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1970 on: January 05, 2019, 09:20:22 AM »
Thanks Bealman happy New year to you too. Ha Daffy I seem to remember something about those Honda 250's around that time. Someone lent me one for a few days and the cam seized in the cyl  head,it was a common problem apparently. If it makes you feel better I loved my 400_4 BUT I blew it up twice,and after riding a friend's cbr600 I got rid and bought a cbr6 myself.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1971 on: January 05, 2019, 02:20:17 PM »
Happy New Year, Chris!

Always good to get news of your layout.  :beers:

Seconded! Happy New Year, Chris.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1972 on: January 07, 2019, 11:40:43 PM »
Well my station building kit is nearly finished, I have realised I made a error. I should have fitted the chimneys before laying the slates on the roof, so I need to do some work to sort that. Those drain pipes were so hard to fit, anyway I managed it. Pics to follow when I get my head round my new camera, well new to me, I bought it s/h from LCE online.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1973 on: January 10, 2019, 09:58:34 PM »
Well I have done something about the station building, I have painted a small piece of paper with a metal colour and hopefully I can make some flashing to go round the chimneys. Also progress on the fiddle yard, I thought I had found the fault, I un-connected each of the frog wires till the error stopped, so naturally I thought that was the cause of the fault. But the fault came back, I then suspected one of the outputs on the hex juicer was faulty, but I have ended up with all the wires re-connected and everything is working now ?. I had a track cleaning session last night going round the track with my handmade track cleaner and plenty isop, still things were stuttery. I then gave my class 47'swheels a good clean, so tonight after a few stutter's I left it running round for a while, then I set up my Union mills 3f the other way round, more cleaning of the track in any place they stuttered and eventually got some decent running. I might try a graphite pencil, a lot seem to be praising that and I have lots of 6b pencils knocking around somewhere. a couple of pics, they were taken with the phone so might be blurred, well the class 47 definitely is it was clocking on a bit over the viaduct.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1974 on: January 11, 2019, 10:34:43 AM »
I might try a graphite pencil, a lot seem to be praising that and I have lots of 6b pencils knocking around somewhere.

Uh-oh. Possibly in that 'safe place'? :uneasy:
Good to see some pics of things running again, Chris

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1975 on: January 12, 2019, 08:11:23 PM »
Uh-oh. Possibly in that 'safe place'? :uneasy:
Good to see some pics of things running again, Chris
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Yes Mick I seem to have a few of those safe places I can not find, the roof slates I bought last time, are in it for one.
Well my station building I had not noticed when I clamped the roof canopy it was slightly mis aligned, I have had to work on it to get it right. It was sagging a bit bad on one side, next job is fit the leading around the chimneys, then probably a bit of weathering on the whole of the roof itself.

still no idea what caused the gremlins with the running,keeping my fingers grossed.

oops should read crossed.......lol
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 09:14:32 PM by lil chris, Reason: error »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1976 on: January 12, 2019, 08:52:50 PM »

still no idea what caused the gremlins with the running,keeping my fingers grossed.

Where have you been putting them?!?!?!

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1977 on: January 12, 2019, 09:10:28 PM »
yes correction crossed...........
 By the way another running session tonight, D1500 class 47 again plus 80119 with a small passenger train the other direction.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1978 on: January 13, 2019, 09:22:07 PM »
Hi,

Canít believe it, was wondering what goes with the Ratio train station model and you have figured it out already! So I shall be contacting York Model Trains. I love the paint finish that youíve got on yours. Are you adding the canopy too?

Good luck and happy modelling.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1979 on: January 14, 2019, 07:47:42 PM »
@Andy T     Thanks for the comments, here is my latest pics of the building, not sure about the flashing round the chimneys. Its getting there though nearly finished.



sorry about the anvil, it was the only thing I could use to stand it on.
Lil Chris
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