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Author Topic: Kimbolted - the layout room  (Read 90066 times)

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 11:55:09 AM »
Yup - spent a fortune on blinds for every window :o
The roof is opaque but is where most of the heat comes from, I reckon (when we have sun, that is).
I guess there is a trade off against it being in an outbuilding.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2012, 04:49:32 PM »
I used to apply green house sun filter to the roof of ours. It did help to keep it cool. Not as much as when I removed the glass roof altogether and put a solid one on.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
Great progress Mick pleased to see your plans coming together, surprised you’ve not got a connection from your fiddle yards to the lower level I know the 5 fingered manual cranes can work wonders however; best of luck and most importantly enjoy  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2012, 08:56:27 PM »
Thanks, David.
The outer loops are purely to watch good length trains go by and, as they will be 2" higher than the inner loop, they will have their own fiddle yard at the same height difference but also create scenic opportunities. I am planning a cement works where the exit will pass underneath the outer loops and re-enter the inner loop by passing again under the outer loops. It all makes sense in my head but I've yet to get it down on paper/SCARM ???

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2012, 08:59:12 PM »
Great news Mick!  Wonderful to see you've got started.....and an excellent start it is.  :)  What EMU's have you got? ???  ;D

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2012, 09:12:35 PM »
What EMU's have you got? ???  ;D

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 01:29:04 PM »
Update on progress (as I have had a week off work to get going)

Looking through to the end where the cement works will be



Looking across to the twin height fiddle yard



Pics were taken without the lift out section. I need to finish off the individual framing for each board and then apply the rubber sheeting I will be using as underlay

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2012, 04:19:28 PM »
Looks good Mick, coming on a treat!
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2012, 05:24:46 PM »
Very neat work NN - jealous!
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2012, 10:02:33 PM »
Nice work.  Good to see your progress. :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2012, 10:34:55 PM »
Excellent  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2012, 05:52:03 PM »
Hey up Mick,boards are looking good.Having just read your reply(?) in the angry thread about the upper section,I see you have made progress in this area.I used 2x1 on its end and 2x1 on its side to make the upper section 3inches higher than the lower section.This,I have found to my detriment,is too high for what I need so its the next job on the list,having pushed in front of doing the bus wires and behind sorting out the track over the board joins.
So thats a fair bit more wood to use for summat else,what,I have no idea yet.
After looking at your track plan,as well as reading somewhere that you intend on just running trains round the raised section,I just wondered whether you had thought about having a girder bridge running ove the lower loop with inclines on so the two could be linked up.This would be suitable on either the left or right hand side and as you have a total length of about 5ft 6in of usable space,is doable.That way,your trains will get a good run out,it will add operational interest and if done properly,like some exhibition layouts,a girder bridge will look splendid.It also means that when you have guests who take an interest,you can show off a bit and set points so it doesn't just go round and round.
It'll go round and round,up and round then down and round a bit more!
Just athought Mick,hope you don't mind.It is your layout after all. :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2012, 06:08:23 PM »
Hi Pete,

Thanks for the kind comments and suggestions.
I got my head sorted and ploughed on, and found that 2 x 1 (actually only 44mm x 20mm) provides a perfectly good clearance for stuff to travel under.
I really don't want inclines, as I have sadly found the traction on most of my Dapol locos to be wanting on the flat :(
However, from the cement works I plan on one of the sides, a line will meander underneath the top running lines and reappear further round joining the lower level again, just for some extra interest

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2012, 06:54:02 PM »
We need the envy button installed. Good progress Mick :thumbsup:


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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2012, 10:04:14 AM »
Can't wait for the next installment. This is going to be good. :thumbsup:

 

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