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Author Topic: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale  (Read 1661 times)

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Offline Vonzack

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2018, 01:32:13 PM »
I think you can get away with it in Code 40, but would be nice to have confirmation, as the trackwork does look very nice.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2018, 01:35:37 PM »
Code 40 to N gauge standards you can, and on 2FS plain track (like Easitrac), but if you use finescale pointwork you need to change/turn down the wheels. It's not specifically the rail depth it's the clearances around frogs etc.

If I handbuilt I'd stick with N gauge standards. Cavan Millward (sp?) has done it with Burton-on-Trent, which looks good.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2018, 09:09:34 PM »
as far as I am aware no wheels are changed, only back to backs have been done
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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2018, 09:51:13 PM »
That’d be interesting to know. It looks like 9.42mm gauge, but maybe it’s a hybrid of N and 2FS?

A friend who does 2FS said you have to change wheels for pointwork, except perhaps things with very small flanges, although plain track is fine.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 08:20:20 PM »
Just noticed this thread.

As the builder of the pointwork I can confirm that it is built to modern N gauge standards, so no wheels need modifying. The points are of soldered construction using code 40 rail, copper clad sleepers and 10thou chairplates from the 2FS range. You may, or may not, have noticed that the main line is laid to correct 23mm centres and not the PECO 26mm. The plain track is fiNetrax.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 09:02:01 PM »
Hi @keitharmes and welcome aboard! :wave:


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It would be great if we could see more of your beautiful trackwork, perhaps in a new thread. :beers:
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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 09:15:41 PM »
hello and welcome and very nice track and layout!


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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 09:27:08 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation on track gauge. Definitely got an itch to scratch there, and would do the same as you.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 10:07:39 PM »
Just in case anybody gets the wrong idea, I made the pointwork, but Paul Moss had the idea and laid all track. I just lent a little on him in various ways!

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 10:48:50 PM »
..
 I just lent a little on him in various ways!

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 07:45:28 AM »
 :hellosign: I was at the Kettering show where Little Salkeld was being exhibited, It was the best layout on show, . Very nice modelling . :thumbsup: 
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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2019, 09:24:32 AM »
Many thanks for all of the positive comments on the layout and Keith’s superb point work

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2019, 09:07:19 AM »
Welcome aboard Paul.

It certainly is a lovely layout and I very much enjoyed reading about it in this month's (March 2019) Railway Modeller.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2019, 10:37:15 AM »
The layout is beautifully modelled and the trackwork is exquisite, a really nice job all round.

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Re: Little Salkeld - code 40 Finescale
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2019, 07:24:11 PM »
Thanks Gents.

I'm pleased to report that following the article in the RM, I have been contacted by the gentlemen that purchased the main station building and then the goods yard from BR back in the day. We have had a dialogue via email and he is digging out information and pictures from the time when he took the property on and converted it into a private residence.

The desire to get it as accurate as possible will no doubt  lead to some changes on the layout when I see the info/pictures - watch this space!  :D

On that subject, the point rodding routing was based on a couple of pictures which showed very little rodding coming out of the signal box, a signalling diagram which lacked much detail together with some assumptions where necessary.

One thing that I do need to address are the hand levers on the double slip as it feeds directly onto the main line. Keith Armes contacted me via email recently and advised me that is unlikely to be prototypical, and on reflection, I'm in agreement as there is no catch point after the slip (that was one of the assumptions!). So I'm now inclined to relook at changing that and also checking the routing for the rest of rodding.

Do we have any point rodding experts in the house?

 

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