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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #165 on: August 21, 2019, 11:38:57 PM »
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  Thanks Chris, yes I am in total agreement with the the "4" points although you may have spotted my one & only (for now) in use for gauging track centres in the third pic. 
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« Reply #166 on: August 22, 2019, 06:26:34 AM »
Good to see some track in place Derek.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #167 on: August 22, 2019, 08:24:49 AM »
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  Thanks Martin, hopefully this is the start I've needed.
        regards Derek.

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« Reply #168 on: August 22, 2019, 10:17:19 AM »

  Been looking & think I found 3 mm foam board is good for the base, strong but light.


I'll be honest and say I am amazed at that, Derek  :goggleeyes: :uneasy:
I look forward to seeing your layout develop as circumstances permit.

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« Reply #169 on: August 22, 2019, 11:08:13 AM »
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   Thanks Mick, I really do appreciate any feedback good or bad from a very experienced modeller. The idea behind the foam board is lightweight and strong & these  boards Will be on shelving, the board's so construction can start before moving & then Will be for  raised sections. I'm thinking blocks of 50 mm celotex or similar for under support ?
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« Reply #170 on: August 22, 2019, 11:53:58 AM »
Ah - I'm with you now, Derek. I had visions of just a 3mm foamboard on a wooden frame.
I think the idea sounds good in principle but wonder whether noise amplification could be a factor :hmmm:

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« Reply #171 on: August 22, 2019, 12:33:20 PM »
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Pheeeewww, thought I was making a very silly mistake Mick, I had originally thought about Plasticard (styrene) but overall cost, weight & noise made me reconsider.
 Thanks again experienced opinions matter.  :beers:
       regards Derek.
       

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« Reply #172 on: August 22, 2019, 03:31:08 PM »
I reckon only you could be the judge of how much support the foamboard will need for raised areas unless anyone has experience of it. It still sounds a little flimsy to me but you obviously want to keep the weight on the shelving to a minimum. Any chance you can get some small pieces for experimentation before full commitment to that material?

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« Reply #173 on: August 22, 2019, 03:36:53 PM »
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Pheeeewww, thought I was making a very silly mistake Mick, I had originally thought about Plasticard (styrene) but overall cost, weight & noise made me reconsider.
 Thanks again experienced opinions matter.  :beers:
       regards Derek.
     
Derek. Maybe too late but you can get 4 sheets of A1 size foamboard in Hobbycraft (Truro) for a tenner at the moment.

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« Reply #174 on: August 22, 2019, 09:36:48 PM »
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 Many thanks Mick & Martin, I visited Hobbycraft in Truro for the first time last week & admit that`s where I discovered the foam board. Didn`t realise it is on offer, must investigate further on next day off   :thankyousign:
    regards Derek. 

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« Reply #175 on: August 22, 2019, 10:20:06 PM »
Looking good, Derek.

Best wishes.

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« Reply #176 on: August 22, 2019, 10:20:50 PM »
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 Good Evening all, another day off so more shed time. Today was turn of a very old most beautiful friend to make an most welcome appearance.


 Back to double track around the shed & first to run Kato GP4 looking rather splendid in UP Morning Daylight livery. Last time at TINGS (2016 or 17) bought the 3 available articulated chair coaches, so now running with 16 coaches faultlessly for over an hour. Do I sound well pleased ?, Chuffed to bits actually. I have a couple of videos to upload as soon as remember how, in the meantime


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« Reply #177 on: August 22, 2019, 10:27:30 PM »
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     Many thanks John & Poppy, thanks for looking, I think you may approve of the previous post  :thumbsup:
        regards Derek.
     

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« Reply #178 on: August 22, 2019, 10:53:04 PM »
We most certainly do, Derek.  The GS-4 in SP 'Daylight' livery is a fine-looking locomotive.

Poppy is now badgering me to get ours out of the stock drawer and on to the layout!

Thank you for the super pictures.

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« Reply #179 on: August 22, 2019, 11:16:48 PM »
We most certainly do, Derek.  The GS-4 in SP 'Daylight' livery is a fine-looking locomotive.

Poppy is now badgering me to get ours out of the stock drawer and on to the layout!

Thank you for the super pictures.

J&P
:hellosign: Go on John, you know you want to  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

 

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