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Offline mikeTT

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2017, 10:18:52 AM »
Great shame you live so far from the Midlands, The late Chris Burch's model of Malmesbury will be operated at The South Notts show at Cotgrave 22/23 Apr by members of the Syston Model Railway Society before retiring to a museum in Malmesbury itself.
Mike

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2017, 05:34:59 PM »
I've used setrack in some areas on my layout - once it is properly ballasted and weathered you don't even notice it.

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2017, 06:48:04 PM »
I too use mostly set track  and agree with Wookie.
Looks fine to me and Im the one looking at it.


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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2017, 07:39:20 PM »
As a newbie I have used mainly setrack, just a few sections of flexitrack. If you have already bought it carry on. By the time that you have ballasted and added grass, bushes and other stuff it will be great. Enjoy is the main objective.

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2017, 08:03:42 PM »
Hello Mark,

One thing you could try is laying the track at a slight angle, so that the headshunt is nearer the bottom left hand corner of the baseboard.
That will give a number of advantages, the track won't be parallel to the front of the baseboard (which looks better), and you won't have to have a full 90 degree curve into the fiddle yard. It might mean you get an extra couple of centimetres track, which will help on a very small layout!
Cheers,
Paul

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 12:08:14 AM »
Mark have we taught you nothing? Electro frog points, insulate the v's and track droppers to every bit of track. If your unsure Peter will show you how at a club night.

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 03:09:09 PM »
Waz

no panic my boy , I will be putting droppers on every bit of the track on this layout as will be operating DCC and have learned from our work on other layouts this is best way to go  , I've acquired the electro frog points I needed so won't be using the set track ones as was suggested as again for short based locos these will be best suited , I did check with George where I would need isolators , haven't the plan to hand but believe its correct . Think were I jumped into DCC with no real knowledge of DC I was lacking in bit in isolation etc but I think that has improved with using the narrow gauge layout .

hoping to start again on this layout after I've made good progress on the boxfile

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2018, 12:14:47 PM »
Well where has that time gone! with all the best intentions hobbies , home improvements and the arrival of my son has put a hold on any modelling at home.

Well after an evening relocating,clearing everything up and getting a desk set up , I can hopefully get back to some modelling.
I still have no layout to run at home bar the boxfile Alisgate I done last year . luckily I have access to the layouts at our club so my stock does get a run out from time to time .

As per previous messages I have gone down lines of obtaining some medium electrofrog points that I will be using for the layout , I may use the set track ones for the fiddle yard so can fit bit more in there but still to be decided

I have also decided as suggested to have the layout at an angle so it doesn't looks  straight and orderly and will carrying onto the second board that goes into the fiddle yard so keeping with the L shape I was aiming for

I've started to lay and cut the track on the main board and will try get this glued and pinned down this weekend and start to knock up board 2

I purchased some Cobalt dcc point motor that I will be using so hope to have these tested and located then its joy of doing all the wiring , droppers , bus wires etc wish me luck!

have tried loading some photos but having bit of trouble so will try add some once get head round what's going wrong

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2018, 01:11:05 PM »
Well where has that time gone! with all the best intentions hobbies , home improvements and the arrival of my son has put a hold on any modelling at home.
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That's why this hobby never gets dull Mark - so many forced breaks. :D


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have tried loading some photos but having bit of trouble so will try add some once get head round what's going wrong

Probably nothing your doing wrong but more likely to be residual fallout from the server upgrade work that Tank and the guys are doing such a great job on. :beers:
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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2018, 01:23:31 PM »
Well where has that time gone! with all the best intentions hobbies , home improvements and the arrival of my son has put a hold on any modelling at home.
...

That's why this hobby never gets dull Mark - so many forced breaks. :D


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have tried loading some photos but having bit of trouble so will try add some once get head round what's going wrong

Probably nothing your doing wrong but more likely to be residual fallout from the server upgrade work that Tank and the guys are doing such a great job on. :beers:


phew I thought I've never had this problem before and agree doing great job gents , keep it up

 

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