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Author Topic: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)  (Read 3525 times)

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2019, 04:26:32 PM »
Just 1 thing me old fruit.......dont forget your heat sink on the wire joins.

Surely they aren't going to get that hot?

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2019, 04:29:43 PM »
:claphappy: looking good @mk1gtstu

Just 1 thing me old fruit.......dont forget your heat sink on the wire joins.

The zip tie blocks are a fantastic thing to have, mine all run in those and i too was desperate to get the wiring as flat and straight as if it were track!

Nice job  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cheers @exmouthcraig , Yes, I have been putting some heat shrink on the wire joins, apart from the ones that join onto the main bus I haven't done at the moment. I will have to get hold of some of the liquid insulation stuff for those I think just to be on the safe side which will be easier to apply with so many wires soldered to it.
 I wanted to get the wiring a bit neater on this one,(the old Cridmore Yard layout I had was a wiring nightmare underneath) especially as there will be so much of it in such a small area for the track feeds. Also I would like to put some lighting on the layout too which will mean even more wiring.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2019, 04:35:54 PM »
 @chrism  :( I dont know  :-[

Maybe mine was overkill  :-\

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2019, 08:42:11 PM »
Hi all, another little update. I've finished laying the majority of the trackwork & feeds all soldered in place. Just the remaining few sidings to lay & finish off. I did a loco test on the laid trackwork, running DC at the moment and so far so good



Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2020, 12:56:11 PM »
Hi all, another update for those that are interested, hope I'm not boring you all.
I've now finished the trackwork laying on the baseboard & all the dropper wires soldered in & all tracks are live. Still running it on DC at the moment as none of my locos are currently chipped for DCC.




Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2020, 01:03:07 PM »
Looking good.
I enjoy watching layouts develop from nothing so will be following this with interest.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2020, 01:14:29 PM »
I decided to re-route the river bed slightly as it didn't work out quite where I wanted it after all the track had been laid. Only a matter of cutting the polystyrene & moving it over & re-gluing it so no real problem at this stage. I've also done a bit of sleeper grime on the trackwork with the airbrush, but will still need some more painting & weathering once the ballast is laid.





Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2020, 01:24:06 PM »
Are you planning to have the river on a slightly different level stu ?

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2020, 01:30:08 PM »
Are you planning to have the river on a slightly different level stu ?

The river itself will be lower than the track bed & the rest of the scenery. The 2 rail bridges are going over the river, 1 on the mainline & one on the sidings area.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2020, 10:51:56 PM »
Some more done on the layout. I've now fitted the backscene boards around the 3 sides of the layout which will allow me to attach some of the scenery to them





Also made a start on coating the cork sheet with paper & PVA glue to make a base for painting
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2020, 10:58:20 PM »
Another job I've started is the concrete retaining walls along parts of the riverbank, I'm pretty pleased with how these are looking so far. Hopefully they will look ok once painted & weathered down a bit





At least now the track is all laid I can crack on with the scenic side of things. Still working out a few things & what scenery is going where & what will/won't work but it's taking shape slowly. Lots to do but it's something I enjoy doing.

That's it for the time being.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2020, 05:31:49 AM »
I like! :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2020, 01:18:32 PM »
Maybe I'll regret asking this, but what are the holes in the retaining wall for please?

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2020, 07:25:58 PM »
Maybe I'll regret asking this, but what are the holes in the retaining wall for please?

They are meant to represent water drain holes Mick @Newportnobby

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2020, 09:40:34 AM »
Thanks, Stu. I guessed as much but just wondered if you had anything else in mind.

 

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