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Author Topic: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney  (Read 59899 times)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2013, 06:00:23 PM »
Just to clarify, the branch line is really the reversing loop bit, the rest of the layout is double track main line down to the West country with the branch starting at Oxford and running to Fairford and back.  The main line goes to a sort of Bristol or some other west country seaside location so I am justly claiming Rule 1 I think, but hell, it's my layout and if I want to run the Rocket or an HST I will   :P   :P   :P

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #136 on: October 12, 2013, 12:39:31 PM »
 :laughabovepost: :sorrysign: for the Blue thing reference :whiteflag: :whiteflag: :whiteflag: I may just be suffering from  :envy:
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #137 on: October 14, 2013, 07:48:59 AM »
Hey I saw and TOUCHED the original Rocket in London... run it!!  :thumbsup:

Is there a N gauge Rocket even in kit form?

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #138 on: October 14, 2013, 10:12:06 AM »
:laughabovepost: :sorrysign: for the Blue thing reference :whiteflag: :whiteflag: :whiteflag: I may just be suffering from  :envy:
Jerry

That reminds me, I really must do a video of it now it has twin sound decoders, to hear the engines start up separately sounds awesome.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #139 on: October 14, 2013, 01:36:00 PM »
:laughabovepost: :sorrysign: for the Blue thing reference :whiteflag: :whiteflag: :whiteflag: I may just be suffering from  :envy:
Jerry

That reminds me, I really must do a video of it now it has twin sound decoders, to hear the engines start up separately sounds awesome.

You do that and I will take up fishing....  Well I would if there was a river or lake nearby. Ok apart from the fact I would need to sell stuff to buy fishing gear and that Mrs "H" will kill me if I don't get some trains running again soon.
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #140 on: December 23, 2013, 09:32:26 PM »
Just to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Claywell, High Hackton and Bampney, spending Christmas with family who have recently moved here which will be nice and am really looking forward to it.

Claywell hasn't seen much activity in the past couple of months, the new love in my life as taken first place but hope to get cracking in the new year on incorporating the new tram layout into Claywell High Street, yes I know, I still have to do a couple of videos as well, that's my New Year's resolution.

    

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #141 on: December 23, 2013, 09:41:26 PM »
I do like the top hat your new love is sporting :D
Seriously. though, have a great Festive season with your family around you and don't think about the weather we're copping for :beers:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #142 on: January 03, 2014, 12:16:41 PM »
Hi Caz.
            I am a newbie and boy what a layout. I just cant wait to get started.
You have given me some inspiration I will be watching for updates.
Photos fantastic.

                                              Ken

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #143 on: January 03, 2014, 02:42:38 PM »
Thanks for the compliments Ken, glad you liked the layout, I started from scratch with no preformed ideas but used lots of help from the internet, just use your imagination, don't be too impatient and most of all, enjoy the journey.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #144 on: January 03, 2014, 07:17:28 PM »
Thanks Caz ,
                       Compliments are deserved.
   I will let you know how I am progressing.
                                                                     Ken  :thankyousign:   :wave:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #145 on: July 11, 2014, 05:10:45 PM »
"We apologize but due to engineering works there will not be any trains running to Claywell this weekend, this is due to track re-alignment in the terminus approach."

For nearly two years now the terminus approach has been bugging me and I was just not happy with how it looked, trains going to platform 1 came off the curve, straighten up and then a reverse curve over the crossover.  This is going to be replaced with a new junction which will start on the curved approach using the Peco curved points and hopefully improve both the look and running of the terminus. 

Here's the initial works, I was surprised how easy it was to "de-ballast", I just used some warm water and damped the ballast down a little to soften the PVA mix, left it a couple of minutes and was able to lift the track quite easily, even managed to recover the ballast.   :)


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #146 on: July 12, 2014, 02:33:30 AM »
"We apologize but due to engineering works there will not be any trains running to Claywell this weekend, this is due to track re-alignment in the terminus approach."

Like it!  ;D

Yeah, I have used the method you describe in the past, and it works fine with a little care.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #147 on: July 12, 2014, 09:57:34 AM »

Caz

I think it should be a considerable improvement.

Look forward to the finished track work and restoration of regular services.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #148 on: July 17, 2014, 08:02:51 PM »
Well this is turning out to be a bigger job than I imagined plus the hot weather doesn't make it any easier.

Claywell as you have never seen it before, in pieces to enable easier working.  It breaks down into 7 pieces to make it more manageable and all pieces are aligned with pattern makers dowel and electrical connections are via 25 or 37 way "D" type connectors embedded in the end of the boards to enable quick connection and disconnection.

The centre module


The terminus arrival roads with the new junction top right and top left, the new siding and headshunt for pilot storage.


Oh dear, what a mess


Showing the details of the board joint connectors etc

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #149 on: July 17, 2014, 08:28:01 PM »
Great stuff Caz  :thumbsup:

the second picture down of the board on its side is exactly what my whole layouts been like for a few weeks (I hadnt any trestles though so ended up using chairs to balance everything on)  :worried:
It going to look fantastic once its completed
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