!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)  (Read 11927 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+98)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 33060
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #225 on: November 19, 2019, 10:06:51 AM »
Oh no! He's started whistling again! :whistle:

at least I managed to keep from whistling this time.


Online njee20

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 22598
  • Posts: 5937
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #226 on: November 19, 2019, 12:53:07 PM »
Looking great! Always good to see long trains really stretching their legs, rather than having the two ends bent through 180 degrees!

Online jpendle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23638
  • Posts: 1146
  • Country: us
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #227 on: November 19, 2019, 02:33:30 PM »
Maybe a vid with an a c electric or a unit slowing for the wigan nw stop and then easing out on the right of way be good. Im not a racetrack fan.

Give me a break  :D

It's baby steps as far as the videos go. Once I've worked out how to hold the camera and operate trains at the same time you might get lucky.

And in any case the videos are for my grandson you lot are an afterthought.  :P

John P
Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

Online crewearpley40

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3791
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #228 on: November 19, 2019, 02:36:08 PM »
We love them really oh and yor layout john.

Online jpendle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23638
  • Posts: 1146
  • Country: us
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #229 on: November 29, 2019, 12:40:16 AM »
Well I'm very pleased to report that the Up & Down Slow and Freight lines are now finished, which means I'm done with track laying and electrics for a while.

I did a test run on the Slow lines but have yet to test the freight lines.

Here's the final bits of the jigsaw and my version of Bamfurlong Junction.







I can now run 6 trains at a time  :D

Or I could if, I had enough hands, eyes, and iPads.

So either I wait for my grandchildren to get a little older, or I start to think about some form of automation.

But for now I'll content myself with driving no more than 2 trains at a time.

Next up will be starting to do ballasting and adding some scenery.

Regards,

John P
Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2741
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #230 on: November 29, 2019, 12:54:29 AM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
   Thanks for the updates John, looking good   :thumbsup:
        regards Derek.

Online jpendle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23638
  • Posts: 1146
  • Country: us
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #231 on: November 30, 2019, 04:24:42 AM »
Here's couple of videos of test runs on the freight lines.

The second is best viewed with the sound muted.





Regards,

John P
Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

Offline Bealman

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23151
  • Posts: 17675
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
  • Promotion remains in the future
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #232 on: November 30, 2019, 04:47:33 AM »
Very smooth running indeed.  :thumbsup:

Not the catchiest of tunes, though.  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Online crewearpley40

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3791
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #233 on: November 30, 2019, 06:36:55 AM »
Super work on bamfurlong and those freight lines john. Algree with george there on the tune

Offline Graham

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 20459
  • Posts: 568
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
  • Modelling modern image
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #234 on: November 30, 2019, 07:54:35 AM »
this is seriously making me consider taking everything else out of the garage and just filling the garage with the layout.

looks amazing.

Online jpendle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23638
  • Posts: 1146
  • Country: us
    • Awards
Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #235 on: Yesterday at 06:23:04 PM »
So after a long break over Christmas, I finally got back into the train shed this week.

Hmmmm, where do I start?

I received a number of Oxford vehicles and Metcalfe kits for Christmas and had put some together in the warmth of the house. I went out to the shed over the weekend and decided to clear some space at the end of Wallgate station, this involved pulling the paper plan from the baseboards and sweeping up lots of junk. It also, apparently, involved creating short circuit.

Finished tidying, got various goodies out of the box, including a Dapol 'Biffa' CL66 and after chipping decided to run it in. That's when I found the short.

Three days later, and having unwired a lot of sections and having lifted track to isolate the short, I had finally got it fixed and everything wired back up.  :veryangry:

So time to run a train.

I ran a Pendolino out of the storage yards to make space for running in the new CL66, it ran fine until it hit the 4 track lifting section.
Here I could see each carriage lift off the baseboard and then derail once it got to the first curve.  :'(

On taking a look, the one track on the lifting section that doesn't have a rail joiner in the middle had lifted and was bowing upwards. Now the shed has been unused for a month and it's been very cold so expansion can't have been the issue. BUT I did have the lifting section open, and therefore upside down for a month, so I can only assume that the track sagged. Anyhow it was easily fixed with a soldering iron and a track pin to firmly hold it against the baseboard.

Next I got the Pendo running again and then gave the CL66 a run in.

I took a load of pictures and when I checked them there was a little message saying "No SD card"  :doh:

So here's one I took earlier of the new loco with some new wagons.



I've also decided to start ballasting, painting track, and adding some scenery. There will be pictures.

Regards,

John P
Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

 

Please Support Us!
January Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Jan 31
Total Receipts: £80.00
Above Goal: £20.00
Site Currency: GBP
133% 
January Donations


Advertise Here
anything