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Author Topic: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside  (Read 14047 times)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #225 on: September 26, 2019, 10:49:41 AM »
I think Gary's suggestion would allow you to have scenery both above and below the raised track.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #226 on: September 26, 2019, 12:42:38 PM »
I think Gary's suggestion would allow you to have scenery both above and below the raised track.

As I understand it, Gary is suggesting modify the flat boards to be as though I'd designed it as open frame, I should have done this from the start and had the frames of the board incorporate the risers, but I needed to boards to plan the layout on so I'm working a bit heath robinson having the main board at sea level and building everything on top.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #227 on: December 22, 2019, 10:38:15 PM »
Christmas is upon us once again, and as usual Milliedale-on-Sea is pretty much shut up for the winter season, still it makes it easier to find a seat in one of the many pubs, especially the 'Old Cobblers' where Chesh is sleeping on top of the piano despite the enthusiastic playing (and singing) of carols,

It's a time when we remember those not with us anymore and people who we simply don't get to see and plan for the future.

On a personal level, I'm doing better, family life is good and I'm starting to push myself back out into social situations, work still has it's moments, but, onwards, over the past couple of months I've built a downstairs toilet, a fair bit of finishing off to be done, and done a lot of work on sorting a spare room, hopefully I'll be able to find time to have a pint or two in the 'Old Cobblers' and get some work done on the layout!!!!

Have a good Christmas everyone!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #228 on: January 08, 2020, 09:36:34 PM »
The new year is upon us, I've spent my modelling time over Christmas and New Year building Metcalfe kits for my mum's planned 009 layout - I'm amazed at how big the buildings are!

Need to get on with the baseboards to have somewhere to actually put my buildings for Milliedale 0 on Sea as I've run out of shelf space.

I've decided, to track a bit of progress I'll take a New Years photo each year (probably a few in between as well) showing an overview of the layout.


You can see how easily the layout room gets annexed when the in-laws come to stay as we need to do some sorting!

Chesh is sat near the raised section I was working on over the late summer / autumn

so, welcome to 2020, hopefully get some track laid and some trains running this year!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #229 on: January 09, 2020, 07:52:27 AM »
Many thanks for the updates. Good to read that things are progressing well for you. I hope that you had a good Christmas. Photos of Milliedale's progress are always very welcome.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #230 on: February 11, 2020, 09:00:27 AM »
Well, Chesh is happy, I've made it up into the loft with a bit of enthusiasm.


It looks little different, but it's screwed in place currently, it'll come apart and be glued and screwed (currently debating if being able to get the section off at a later date is worth the faff or not)
 


Bracing is mapped out on the top ready to drill and screw in place



Just need to cut into the board (yikes) for access for point motors etc - just small access bits or, cut to be open frame?

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #231 on: February 11, 2020, 09:23:40 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
     Very neat woodwork, well done sir   :thumbsup:
         regards Derek.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #232 on: February 12, 2020, 08:51:41 AM »
That looks terrific.  Thank you for the fascinating photographs.

Best wishes.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #233 on: February 12, 2020, 10:05:50 AM »
I'm assuming that the first couple of pics are the station area?

Seems a shame to go to all the trouble of open frame construction and then cover it with flat baseboard.
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #234 on: February 12, 2020, 12:25:07 PM »
I'm assuming that the first couple of pics are the station area?

Seems a shame to go to all the trouble of open frame construction and then cover it with flat baseboard.

It's actually the marshalling yard across the back of the layout (the boards have been in the room backwards for some time now) so most of this area is a fan of sidings, we're looking towards the depot area

I'd not finalised the track plan when I ordered the boards so the Tim Horn boards were purchased as flat top boards and I'm now building a raised super-structure on top to carry the trackbed.

Hopefully get the top fitted and the adjacent sections built, then we can start to lay some track!!!!!!!!  :D

These are the largest sections to build with the most complex and condensed bits of trackwork which is why I've chosen to do them first.

I've marked the current section in red on the trackplan, the area to the right of this is the section in the photo beyond where I've been working, Chesh is sat in the goods yard .


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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #235 on: March 18, 2020, 10:11:51 PM »
Not much more done, I've had to clear my workbench off to try and make space for my work computer (I'm fortunate that I can, while work is still operating, work from home) However my computer is much larger than my desk!

Perhaps at times that there's not much work to be done I'll get a bit of model railway done, Black Lamb has actually asked about helping me with some model railway at some point so we'll see how we go.

Hope everyone is safe, calm and washing their hands!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #236 on: March 18, 2020, 10:43:34 PM »
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    Look forward to more updates when possible 
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #237 on: March 25, 2020, 09:25:00 PM »
Just a short note of things behind the scenes, I've got my booster working this evening, Jinty 7524 having the 'honour' of being the first loco to either run....





....or go BANG!  :smiley-laughing:

Also started making access through the baseboard to put the raised section in place - but it's a bit too noisy to do with Black Lamb in bed, and I don't quite have the tools I thought I did for doing it.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #238 on: March 27, 2020, 05:25:34 PM »
Having got some of the power side of things sorted and unable to get kits from MERG (shop shut due to COVID-19) my attention is turning to couplings.

So far I've not been happy with either the construction or use of:

Dapol EZ Shunt

I'm put off partly by the cost, simply, they're the most expensive out of the options available and I've never managed to get them to work reliably.

DG

I can't solder the magnetic wire to the brass, I've also been unable to find a suitable mounting to rolling stock
I can make them with an entirely magnetic wire loop and dropper, but still struggling to mount them to newer coaches

Sprat & Winkle

My most recent trial, these seemed more promising than the DG, however there's simply no space on modern Farish coaches for the mechanism's counter weight so that's halted things before it's started.

I've heard good things about B&B but the supply of them appears to be write with a postal order to a bloke somewhere and they'll arrive by return of post, this worries me as, if he stops supplying / manufacture then any new stock I acquire in the future could result in needing to change all couplings on the layout.

I'm open to other suggestions

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
« Reply #239 on: March 27, 2020, 07:32:49 PM »
I'm also fed up with couplings.  The Dapol EZ shunts are not suffiently reliable at coupling or uncoupling, requiring many shunts to both couple and uncouple.  Some work incredibly well, but others not at all.  I have also tried the frets with magnets but, again, they are variable in reliability.  I think I will try the tiny magnet system, where they couple automatially, but require a small intervention to uncouple.  However, I have other more pressing issues at the moment.
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