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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #435 on: September 24, 2016, 02:23:09 PM »
The single slip still has 2 tie bars but is just more limited in the directions it can send the train in.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #436 on: September 24, 2016, 05:20:11 PM »
Mick it is your choice, personally I think  the slip would be better. If you replace a point with a crossover you are losing the movement you had with the point. The slip would give you both the move you had before plus a crossover, and with two motors with a switch on each easy to wire the frogs.
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my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #437 on: September 24, 2016, 05:43:16 PM »
I'll have a think and let you know, Chris.
As Zwilnik said, I can still gain access to the sidings one way or another with a crossing :hmmm:
I'm not happy with the springs being missing as really I'd need the self latching Seeps (SP4??)

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #438 on: September 25, 2016, 10:16:54 PM »
@newportnobby
Hi Mick just a modified diagram showing the advantage of the single slip over a crossover. I think you know what I mean anyway but here we go. A slip allows you to go from A to B has the point but also allows A to D and of course C to B, a double slip would add C to D. They are both the same price and both need 2 motors, you wire the motor switch on a & c end to work the b & d frog and v versa simple. If you want to buy a new one and not mine so you can use Seep motors that is ok by me.


If you decide on the crossing you will need dpdt switch for the frogs or the point controlling the crossing from A would need two switches. The two frogs on the crossing need to be opposing polarity hence ywo switches or a dpdt switch to do that same.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2016, 10:34:04 PM by lil chris, Reason: extra text »
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #439 on: September 26, 2016, 12:52:45 PM »
@lil chris Thanks, Chris, but I'll stick with the crossing please. The 2 'forked' sidings are purely for storage of DMUs/Bubble Car or pick up freights so can access them from either side.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #440 on: September 26, 2016, 05:04:25 PM »
@newportnobby
No problem Mick we will have to make sure we meet at Wigan show then.
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #441 on: September 26, 2016, 08:03:18 PM »
@lil chris

Hi Chris,
Drop me a PM letting me know what time you'll be at the show and we'll meet up. :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #442 on: January 27, 2017, 03:29:19 PM »

As it's in the fiddle yard you can probably get away with an insulfrog diamond crossing, which makes life a *lot* easier.

Electrics wise, quite possibly but, as I posted earlier, the fiddle yard is only accessible by me crawling under the layout so any stalling by small locos would be a PITA.
Believe me, your help is proving invaluable!


Been doing a bit of reading about Kimbolted and wondered what has happened to it of late, and can we please have a photo of you crawling under layout? Need cheering up today. Hi  :D
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #443 on: January 27, 2017, 04:19:52 PM »
I hate to be negative but the simple answers to your questions are 'nothing' and 'no', George.
The layout is still used by me to run some trains now and then just to retain the mojo but I want to concentrate more on 'Bletchford' this year as, if I get things sorted on that one, I can then transfer the knowledge to 'Kimbolted'.
Thanks for asking, though. :)

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #444 on: February 01, 2017, 12:35:55 PM »
Well progress on "Bletchford" is certainly something to look forward, your scenic work was some of the most natural that I have had the pleasure of enjoying. All power to your elbow! best wishes  David
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #445 on: June 22, 2017, 12:15:38 PM »
If you tuned in thinking some progress had been made you'll be sorely disappointed.
I just felt the need to run some trains round whilst vacuuming my navel. I have to admit to being very surprised how smoothly everything ran considering I haven't cleaned the track in over 3 months, so here's a bit of silliness with a class 14 on a pick up goods comprising some oddments such as the NGF hopper (Dapol/Robbies Rolling Stock), a Tunnocks van (Peco special from the SECC show) and a Lima Castrol GTX van amongst others. Blink and you'll miss it............

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #446 on: June 22, 2017, 12:52:10 PM »
I'm sorely disappointed as I tuned in specifically to see you vacuuming your navel. :(

But I blinked and missed it. :D
Mike

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #447 on: June 22, 2017, 01:06:35 PM »
"I just felt the need to run some trains round whilst vacuuming my navel." There was I looking forward to seeing your latest "bit of fluff"   :goggleeyes:  :D
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #448 on: June 23, 2017, 09:31:51 AM »
"I just felt the need to run some trains round whilst vacuuming my navel." There was I looking forward to seeing your latest "bit of fluff"   :goggleeyes:  :D

He's given it up for lint.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #449 on: September 20, 2017, 03:28:10 PM »
A Castle 'Sir Daniel Gooch' hauls some ECS (empty coaching stock) heading for the carriage wash just outside Oxford while a Churchward 45xx number 4570 heads a local milk train towards Oxford from Charlbury. Rumours of the closure of 'Kimbolted' were dispelled this morning as the brake van train was discovered to be the local enthusiasts club outing round the branch hauled by pannier 6412, as opposed to these types of trains which normally herald a closure/follow a closure.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmqw61da2a435kl/Still%20trains%20on%20Kimbolted.MOV?dl=0

 

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