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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 31723 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #90 on: February 03, 2018, 01:26:08 PM »
Thanks Martin. Looking forward to seeing it develop. Will the dairy be scratchbuilt?
Very much so.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2018, 01:29:49 PM »
Thanks for the latest video and updates, Martin. No problems with the "Dean Goods" and bogie parcels coaches, then.

I realise that it's too late, now, but fitting a cork underlay would, might have reduced the 'track noise'? I don't know whether ballasting will have any effect?

Thanks for the ideas re a dairy Chris. I have a very definite plan in mind.
The track noise is only temporary. Normally, the whole thing sits on a bed of foam (in the bottom of the case) which deadens the noise significantly. Itís just not in the case yet.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #92 on: February 03, 2018, 03:19:41 PM »
Thanks for the latest video and updates, Martin. No problems with the "Dean Goods" and bogie parcels coaches, then.

I realise that it's too late, now, but fitting a cork underlay would, might have reduced the 'track noise'? I don't know whether ballasting will have any effect?


Thanks for the ideas re a dairy Chris. I have a very definite plan in mind.
The track noise is only temporary. Normally, the whole thing sits on a bed of foam (in the bottom of the case) which deadens the noise significantly. Itís just not in the case yet.


Thanks for your reply, Martin. I know you said that you had a definite idea in mind for your dairy. I always look at prototypes for inspiration and the small model dairy looks ideal for the space available to you.

This is a good small dairy building which I remember from the 1970s:

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/moretoninmarsh/gwrmm995.jpg

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/moretoninmarsh/gwrmm987a.jpg

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/moretoninmarsh/gwrmm977.jpg

Having the board sit on a bed of foam is an excellent solution.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 03:40:44 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated »

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #93 on: February 03, 2018, 04:15:55 PM »

I'd certainly be interested to see the same trial with a steam locomotive, such as the 'Dean Goods.

John
So...Dean Goods with two parcels vans in tow. Sorry about the rather erratic videoing.
https://youtu.be/aJBehggStZY

Thank you very much, Martin.

I watched the film twice and the 'Dean Goods' ran perfectly round the 'Setrack' circuit and over three 'dead frog' points.

If we recognise the excellence of your track laying (and cleaning) and the quality of Union Mills' locomotives, then the 'third side of the triangle' is the suitability of 'Setrack', particularly the points  Clearly, it is perfectly suitable.  Short wheelbase tank engines may not be so happy, but, then again, they may be.

Thank you for the two convincing demonstrations.

With all good wishes.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2018, 04:23:47 PM »
Ha Ha.....ballasting has commenced this afternoon. Iíve done half the layout.
That may mess things up good and proper running wise!
Fingers crossed all will be ok.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2018, 04:27:50 PM »
Ha Ha.....ballasting has commenced this afternoon. Iíve done half the layout.
That may mess things up good and proper running wise!
Fingers crossed all will be ok.

I hope the ballasting goes well, Martin. When its dry and the track cleaned perhaps you could try a pannier tank?

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2018, 04:33:03 PM »
Ha Ha.....ballasting has commenced this afternoon. Iíve done half the layout.
That may mess things up good and proper running wise!
Fingers crossed all will be ok.

I hope the ballasting goes well, Martin. When its dry and the track cleaned perhaps you could try a pannier tank?
Yes, Iíll do that but probably not until Wednesday at the earliest. I like to get all the ballasting done, dried then tidied (which may include adding some additional areas of ballast where either some comes loose or where Iíve missec a bit). When itís all completely dry (I give it 2 days) I can then clean all the track.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2018, 08:41:02 PM »
Nothing much to report today but I have now ballasted the layout. Waiting for it to dry now before tidying it all up.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2018, 05:30:13 PM »
Again, no pictures but that doesnít mean no work on the layout.
First though.....something very unusual happened here this morning.
It snowed!  It actually snowed for about 4 hours but didnít really settle and itís all gone now. Fairly unusual for this part of the UK though.
Anyway, Iíve been tidying up the ballast and touching up the paint butting up to it. That should all help when I start applying the scenic grasses etc.
I did have a problem though as my ballast glue had seeped into one of my points. Thatís despite all my careful efforts to prevent that happening.
Careful use of various implements eventually rectified the problem.
Iím leaving it all to dry again now before track cleaning tomorrow.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #99 on: February 06, 2018, 05:43:05 PM »
We've had one or two very light flurries here today.  I think that being in the valley of the Humber helps a bit.  It did drop (just) below freezing last night but it has been between 1C and 2C pretty well all day. 
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #100 on: February 06, 2018, 08:38:28 PM »
I reckon you were out making snowmen :D  Very poor excuse for not taking photos. :no:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2018, 02:50:23 PM »
No updates for a while as Iíve been busy with other things.
However, Iíve now completed the ballasting and itís dry. Trains tested and all is ok.
So.....Iíve come to thinking about scenery. One thing that I think is important to avoid is flatness so Iíll be adding hills , especially on the left side. And I wanted the railway to travel through a cutting. Modelling in a case, of course, necessitates moderation so everything needs to be small without looking small.
Iíve cut , roughly, some polystyrene sectiins to represent hills and placed them roughly as below:

Maybe a bit more shaping to do but Iíll live with it for a day or so before I go any further. Eventually, the polystyrene will be coated in a thin layer of tile grout before painting then adding scatter and static grass etc.
The brown bits propped up against the foam are the shed bark from cedar trees which will be blended in and painted as a rock face. Iím afraid I rather Ďnickedí the idea from another forum member - Trickilman (thankís Steve). He has made an excellent rock effect on his layout so Iíll see what I can do.
The marker pen indicates the approx position of a road bridge bringing the main (B category) road into Tregonning.


« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 02:51:54 PM by port perran »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2018, 02:55:59 PM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Martin, making excellent progress thanks for the update
       regards Derek,

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2018, 03:25:37 PM »
Thanks for the progress report, Martin. It's looking good. I'd do a bit more shaping before glueing the pieces in place and applying the tile grout. Bark pieces can make good rock faces. I think Brian (Mito) has used tree bark.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2018, 05:40:34 PM »
Coming along well Martin. Knowing what a mess that stuff can make, I hope the dreaded little white balls from hell didn't get everywhere.

 

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