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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2018, 10:20:15 AM »
Looking really good Matt.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2018, 01:37:04 PM »
Looking really good Matt.

Thank you! At times it feels like utterly no progress is being made though. theres also still so much to do. But I guess it would be boring if that were not the case.

I think having track actually glued down will be a key milestone, I'll get the champers out for a mini celebration then!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2018, 01:47:35 PM »
I hope you trained as a vet - looks like it won't be easy to access all that hidden trackwork for cleaning via what is quite a small access hatch!   :D

When laying cork on straight track and gentle curves I use strips approximately 1" wide , but for tight curves I use two 0.5" strips either side of the centre-line for the curve, that way the cork is easier to bend.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2018, 02:11:37 PM »
I hope you trained as a vet - looks like it won't be easy to access all that hidden trackwork for cleaning via what is quite a small access hatch!   :D

When laying cork on straight track and gentle curves I use strips approximately 1" wide , but for tight curves I use two 0.5" strips either side of the centre-line for the curve, that way the cork is easier to bend.

Hmmm yes hadn't considered cleaning the track. Either I'll have to send some Smurfs in to do it for me, or I'll have to improve access! :-[

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2018, 03:31:38 PM »
On reflection, I'll probably just design the whole hill to lift off like a lid. About a third of the junction between hill and flat will be a retaining wall anyway, so it won't be that noticeable (I think).

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2018, 03:40:41 PM »
Sounds sensible. That’s a fairly big area to access from that one little hole. Especially when it comes to cleaning the track.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2018, 04:10:10 PM »
When laying cork on straight track and gentle curves I use strips approximately 1" wide , but for tight curves I use two 0.5" strips either side of the centre-line for the curve, that way the cork is easier to bend.

Hey Nick, would it be OK if I made the strip 25.4mm instead of 1 inch, as it's a continental layout?!  :D

On a serious note, I think you've got a good system there, will report back on how I find it!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2018, 04:38:11 PM »
When laying cork on straight track and gentle curves I use strips approximately 1" wide , but for tight curves I use two 0.5" strips either side of the centre-line for the curve, that way the cork is easier to bend.

Hey Nick, would it be OK if I made the strip 25.4mm instead of 1 inch, as it's a continental layout?!  :D

 :P    Well let's say 1" nominal, it's usually the width of whatever steel rule I lay my hands on first!   
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2018, 04:49:55 PM »
Lol Nick!

I've done a quick tryout and 1" wide cork looks perfect for the track geometry, giving a nice shoulder and space between main lines.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2018, 05:01:24 PM »
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43337.msg536244#msg536244


Ha ha I see this is a recurring question. Generally speaking I've got more experience popping corks than other forms of cork-based activity! :bounce:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2018, 08:27:27 PM »
On reflection, I'll probably just design the whole hill to lift off like a lid. About a third of the junction between hill and flat will be a retaining wall anyway, so it won't be that noticeable (I think).


That's a good idea, Matt.

It's helpful to have easy access to all the track on a layout for cleaning and to attend to any derailments.


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2018, 12:15:37 PM »



Cork is going in following useful advice from Nick. Wow, it does make running sound lovely, smooth and quiet!

I've done a search on this forum for gluing cork down but not much come up. I've heard PVA tends to make the cork hard, so I was thinking of using evo stick flooring glue? Other option is evostick wood glue. It's onto a plywood base - any tips/experiences appreciated.

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« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2018, 01:09:36 PM »
PVA works fine for me. I seem to use PVA in various concentrations for just about everything on the layout from the framework through tracklaying to scenery.  The big tubes are also heavy enough to be useful weights whilst the glue dries!

Wickes own brand is my favourite, maybe my imagination but it's always seemed just a little stickier/tackier then some other brands.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2018, 01:20:23 PM »
PVA works fine for me. I seem to use PVA in various concentrations for just about everything on the layout from the framework through tracklaying to scenery.  The big tubes are also heavy enough to be useful weights whilst the glue dries!

Wickes own brand is my favourite, maybe my imagination but it's always seemed just a little stickier/tackier then some other brands.

Great Nick, yes I'm just doing some tests so will opt either for PVA or wood glue. Dis I understand correctly that you also stick the track to the bed with PVA?

 

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