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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2020, 10:34:26 PM »
A couple of questions Chris,

Would those relays work with a DCC track signal, it's pseudo AC.

Cheers
Dave

Yes they would, as long as you have analog control of the points on a DCC layout. The relay switch is just a switch, you can connect anything you like to it as long as it doesn't exceed the spec (the ones shown are 30VDC @ 2A which is plenty for N Gauge DCC).

Regards,

John P
Check out my layout thread.

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2020, 10:19:51 AM »
Quite like these Metcalf picnic tables. They may not end up in camping coach area .


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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2020, 10:53:37 AM »
Platform progress. The timber struts are probably just a tad  too meaty bit it's about as small as I can do. I think they will look ok when painted a nice dark colour . The bad news is that I need twice as many struts for the down platform. I'm also going to try to emulate the timber top to half of the down platform which was still still there in the early 1970s. The HST is mainly for grandson (although I am building up a small set of 1990s stock). This layout will be the same as Little Aller Junction and run mostly hydraulics.



The windows and doors on the station building are from N brass loco.






« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 10:56:39 AM by Chris Morris »
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2020, 01:20:38 PM »
Looks to have been a labour of love, Chris, but worth the end result

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2020, 04:24:04 PM »
Seconded. Chris. Did you use real photos?

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2020, 07:47:54 PM »
I have taken a number of photos as it is today and scoured through both the internet and loads of books to see what it was like back in the 1960s.
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2020, 12:44:27 PM »






Meanwhile round the corner.



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« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2020, 12:46:38 PM »
Those platforms will need some fettling before they are put in place. Next job will be an attempt at the Mount Pleasant Inn.
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2020, 02:13:17 PM »
You really fell in love with that loco ain'tcha.

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« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2020, 03:40:03 PM »
You really fell in love with that loco ain'tcha.

It's just test train . All the others are stored out of harm's way during construction.
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« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2020, 11:32:35 AM »
Unfinished but progressing Mount Pleasant Inn.

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2020, 05:26:33 PM »
Is this from various Kestrel kits?

Looks great!

Definitely Fawlty Towers vibe, mind.

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2020, 06:35:43 AM »
The bay windows are from a Kestrel semi as are some of the other windows. The rest is plasticard.
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2020, 09:13:24 AM »
Hi Chris. I have always had a love of the GWR and WR in South Devon and really enjoyed seeing Little Aller.
I am now following with great interest the construction of your Dawlish Warren layout particularly as it's a place I have visited many times. Unfortunately I didn't start visiting until the 1970's but since then I have spent many a happy hour watching the trains go by at the Warren. Keep up the good work.
John

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« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2020, 09:53:28 AM »
Thanks. I'm also looking forward to seeing the project progress and being able to watch the trains go by. Making buildings from scratch is a new thing for me but I'm enjoying the challenge. I need to make at least four more buildings for this project.

I'm trying to capture Dawlish Warren as closely as possible but there is inevitably a lot of compression.  I'm not planning to go to many exhibitions with this layout but it is already informally pencilled in for a couple of exhibitions in Autumn 2021 . All I have to do is rise to the challenge of making a fairly reasonable representation of the place. It's going fine so far but I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.

This is where the Mount Pleasant Inn will be located.

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