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Author Topic: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)  (Read 11185 times)

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #195 on: November 05, 2019, 05:24:49 PM »
Could you not incorporate a scenic break with a photo of springs branch and the surrounding area!? Worth a thought

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #196 on: November 05, 2019, 05:29:27 PM »
Could you not incorporate a scenic break with a photo of springs branch and the surrounding area!? Worth a thought

Now that I'm done printing plans, for now, on my large format printer. I have been planning to do some backscenes to see how they turn out.
The printer is an HP T120 and was got as a Christmas present a couple of years ago and has more than paid for itself when compared to having a local print shop print out the plan, especially as it has been revised at least 6 times. It will do photo quality stuff, but I don't want to think about the price of the ink!

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Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

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

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #197 on: November 05, 2019, 08:17:31 PM »
Thanks for the updated track plan. It is REALLY helpful and the pics now make perfect sense. :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #198 on: November 07, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
Thanks for the updated track plan. It is REALLY helpful and the pics now make perfect sense. :thumbsup:
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Totally agree, impressive plan John
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #199 on: November 11, 2019, 06:17:50 PM »
Hi John

Just found your layout "on the other channel". Looks like a giant and very very interesting project. I will be following along and when I get a quiet moment I will read it through from page1.

All the best
Dave

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #200 on: November 11, 2019, 07:11:16 PM »
Hi John

Just found your layout "on the other channel". Looks like a giant and very very interesting project. I will be following along and when I get a quiet moment I will read it through from page1.

All the best
Dave

"The other channel"???
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #201 on: November 11, 2019, 07:56:34 PM »
Hi John

Just found your layout "on the other channel". Looks like a giant and very very interesting project. I will be following along and when I get a quiet moment I will read it through from page1.

All the best
Dave

"The other channel"???

RMWEB,  I mention the layout in my signature.

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

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #202 on: November 14, 2019, 03:26:10 PM »
So it's getting very exciting, well I'm excited.

I have finished laying track and testing the 4 track lifting section. I'm less than 6 pieces of flextrack away from having the Up and Down Fast Mainline done, which means I'll have a continuous run and I might even do some videos.

Here's the lifting section.

Hinges



At this end I forgot to securely fix the two boards together so the first track I laid had to be shuffled sideways to get it to line up properly, this was a fairly slow job as it was all soldered down, and it wasn't until I cut the track that everything went sideways.



Here's the whole thing



And with the hand of God.



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

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #203 on: November 14, 2019, 03:56:23 PM »
Neat!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #204 on: November 14, 2019, 04:26:25 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #205 on: November 14, 2019, 04:33:35 PM »
john

that's pretty professional woodwork / carpentry

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #206 on: November 14, 2019, 05:40:06 PM »
john

that's pretty professional woodwork / carpentry

Trust me. It really isn't. It's more like a swan, you don't want to see what's happening beneath the surface.

John P
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Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

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

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #207 on: November 15, 2019, 06:56:27 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
Very impressive John.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #208 on: November 17, 2019, 09:08:50 PM »
TIME FOR THE BIG REVEAL!!!!!!

I have now got the Down and Up Fast lines done and have been test running Pendolinos. Lots of minor niggles found, mainly Tortoise actuation wires standing too tall and a couple of track feeds that were getting in the way.

But two issues took a while to sort. All my Northbound Pendolinos derailed the last bogie of car 4 on the curves approaching Wigan, this was fascinating because it happened with multiple Penodlinos and it was always the same bogie on all of them. Finally traced to a bit of reverse cant on the curve which was easily fix by packing the outer rail a little.

The second issue was that the last powered bogie on the rear car of my Southbound Pendolinos would derail running through the single slip that I has used as it was lying around doing nothing. This slip is used to allow Northbound trains to leave the storage sidings and cross from the Down Fast over the Up Fast and onto the "Chat Moss line", all one foot of it before it appears as a single track chord at Golborne Junction. The Pendos would across it quite happily from Down Fast to Chat Moss, or in the other direction from Chat Moss to Up Fast, but they always derailed when running straight through on the Up Fast. I messed around with it yesterday for an hour or so and finally gave up and ordered 2 large radius right hand points from Hattons. All I had managed to figure out was that the trailing power car would only derail if it was actively pushing the rest of the train, but it would run through quite happily on its own.

However this morning I had another fiddle around with thin bits of plasticard, trying to close up flangeways and gaps, and although I ended up having apparently done NOTHING AT ALL, the Pendos can now negotiate the straight route through the slip without derailing.

So here goes.



I didn't have the sound functions turned on but at least I managed to keep from whistling this time.

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

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #209 on: November 17, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
Congratulations to you! Lovely curves and perfect running. :thumbsup:

It's huge! :goggleeyes:
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