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Author Topic: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury  (Read 57562 times)

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1185 on: April 06, 2020, 07:43:26 PM »
John, you're very kind! Thanks.

I created a photo album at Google Photos with the images arranged from earliest to latest. I need to remind myself from time to time that I am making progress. For anyone interested in seeing how Wiltsbury Junction has evolved, click the link that follows - https://photos.app.goo.gl/kkZD7ft1AExELdvq6 and scroll through. The great thing about albums is being able to clink just once.  :) Another couple clicks are necessary to zoom a particular image.

It's also nice to see the room WAS tidy once upon a time!

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1186 on: April 06, 2020, 08:15:43 PM »
I have just looked through the album @Leon  - looking good and interesting to see how things have developed.. I particularly like the ballasting you have done.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1187 on: May 14, 2020, 05:04:21 PM »
I'm still alive and well while quarantined.  My modelling and forum activity has taken a backseat to genealogical research recently. My DNA test results led me to a distant cousin who was adopted within hours of her birth. Although she had found her mother and visited with her back in 1993, she was unable to unravel a lot of the mystery surrounding her birth and couldn't identify her father or grandparents. A couple of days ago, I was able to bring significant clarification of those facts - after many hours of research. I may be able to settle down and finish my road system, now! I hope to post some pictures in the not too distant future.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1188 on: May 14, 2020, 05:50:19 PM »
I was wondering where you had got to Leon. Genealogy is quite interesting as I found out a few years ago when I started tracing my family tree - glad you were able to help your cousin a bit.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1189 on: June 21, 2020, 06:24:42 PM »
Time flies when you're having fun (or not). The implications of the coronavirus for me have been limited, so far. I miss being able to go out to eat when the spirit moves me and that's about all except for the limitations on travel. I don't want to fly yet and long trips via car require problematic accommodations and meals. The main impact, for me, is the loss of our annual R&R to the U.K. It will be the first time in twenty-two years that my wife and I haven't made the pilgrimage.

I'm still making methodical progress with my layout, due in large part to alterations. I'm even re-visiting my track plan! I've returned to AnyRail to examine the possibilities for a slight adjustment to the station platforms (though some would consider it significant and controversial). I'm forced to lift some track to add isolators to rails on both ends of the platforms, so if I'm going to make other changes this is the time to do it. When complete, my layout will be far from prototypical but I do want the station area to be as close as I can make it to the way it was in 1939-41.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1190 on: June 21, 2020, 07:14:32 PM »
Iím with you Leon.
I miss eating out and having coffee out.
As for travel, we havenít been anywhere since mid March. We live only 5 miles from the coast but havenít been there, again, since mid March.
Perhaps we are being too cautious but we feel better safe than sorry.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1191 on: June 21, 2020, 08:29:13 PM »
Martin,

All of us should err on the side of caution.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1192 on: June 22, 2020, 06:23:01 AM »
Hi Leon

Can we see how you're getting on with the modifications to your layout?
With kind regards
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1193 on: June 22, 2020, 10:09:44 PM »
Can we see how you're getting on with the modifications to your layout?

Laurence, it was kind of you to ask for an update, but I'm still working on my road system and there isn't a lot of change from the last photo. I've added a lot of turf to either side of the roads and that's about all. Before I'm completely finished with the roads I'll probably be lifting and re-laying some track. Give me a few more weeks and perhaps I will have something to show for my slow progress. The result will not be something that I can take a lot of pride from, but it is what it. I'm not getting any younger!

Leon
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1194 on: June 22, 2020, 10:20:45 PM »
Hi Leon

Non of us are getting any younger, itís gets harder and tiring to do the smallest things, I really find it hard to concentrate for long periods, however mine is probably more the health issues I have been through over the last few years on top of getting older.

As long as we all keep enjoying what we do, we should continue at a pace that suits us.

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1195 on: June 24, 2020, 05:44:35 PM »
Mike, you're absolutely right - everyone has to make a judgment about their pace of working. In my case, it's a "snail's pace". I'm reluctant to start any task that will require more than thirty minutes. The hobby has been good for me, but I wish I'd started ten years ago! I have a pretty steady hand, still, but I have significant problems with my eyesight. N Scale was NOT a good choice for me.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1196 on: July 17, 2020, 01:26:10 AM »
While finishing my basic scenery (and before doing some more ballasting) I've been testing my track and points to avoid having to remove ground cover, etc. if there are electrical problems. I've run into something that is mystifying to me (and maybe Mick) but must have a simple explanation. I'm posting a power feed diagram below that shows all of my power feeders, but at the moment I've only one feeder connecting the down avoiding line (Red) to a controller. There are locomotives sitting on both the down and up lines and when I turn on the controller both move -  in opposite directions! At least I have the polarity right (I think).



Note that the only point on the down avoiding line (Red) is the double turnout at the top of the layout. The only two power points connected to the Red line are on opposite sides of the layout and the one on the bottom is the only one connected to a controller. The double turnout has isolators between the two lines. What am I missing?

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1197 on: July 17, 2020, 02:15:26 AM »
The plan only shows isolators to the right of the crossover ,if that's how it is theirs still a connection from red to yellow through the left hand side
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1198 on: July 17, 2020, 08:18:29 AM »
Leon

There is always a possibility that you have accidentally connected a down line power feed to the up line controller.  Careful tracing and testing of the wiring ought to establish this.

The other matter is the scissors crossover.  I had one on my US 'N' scale layout and it didn't cause any problems.  I didn't have isolating 'Unijoiners' near it.  Kato points are normally 'route power switching'.  I can't recall if the scissors has the little switch below that the #4 points have.  If set the 'wrong' way the #4 points lose the power routing ability.

Finally; has this always happened?  I can't recall you mentioning it before.

The scissors can be 'lazy' in operation as there are four motors to to move for a clean throw.  I suggest that you manually set it to straight ahead and see if this makes a difference.

I look forward to hearing how you get on.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1199 on: July 17, 2020, 10:23:55 AM »
It has me stumped, too. I can only think power is somehow 'leaking' through the scissors but as to how........ :no: :dunce:

 

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