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Author Topic: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney  (Read 57659 times)

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Offline Caz

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #195 on: June 06, 2015, 08:37:44 PM »

Hope there's a strong set of buffers on that piece of track, Caz :worried:
Just a thought, though. If you are one of the few who fit the detailing parts to one end of your diesels, how about accessing the MPD via the turntable such that the detailed ends are always where you want them? This would also apply if one end was fitted with the Easi Shunt couplings.

Thanks Mick, did diesels go onto turntables?  I was trying to create a separate shed as the turntable gets very busy when I'm running lots of schedules,  there are quite a few engines (kettles) that have to be turned before going back on duty.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #196 on: June 06, 2015, 08:48:41 PM »
Damn - I thought I was going to be shot down at first but a quick glance at Wickedpedia shows my idea has merit...........
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_turntable

Obviously those weird single ended jobbies they have in the USA would have to be turned (although they have plenty of land for triangles) but I can imagine many a class 20 has visited a turntable. Maybe not so the class 22s :hmmm:

Other than that, I reckon you've made a good job of slotting it in and planning the access.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #197 on: June 07, 2015, 07:30:38 AM »
Inspiring video! It's interesting to see that the Dapol couplings couple up ok on curves, that's a bonus.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #198 on: June 07, 2015, 07:57:58 AM »
Yeah.... I like the plan too, Caz. Very Peter Dennyish. You know he was my hero - always adding on and making improvements to his layout.

Very impressed!  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #199 on: June 07, 2015, 12:16:04 PM »
Turntables survived well into the diesel era - Old Oak Common had one that lasted (IIRC) into the 2000's.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #200 on: June 07, 2015, 12:37:21 PM »
Yes indeed! I have seen pics of above.
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #201 on: June 07, 2015, 06:56:09 PM »
Inspiring video! It's interesting to see that the Dapol couplings couple up ok on curves, that's a bonus.

I was quite surprised how well they work as well, in a couple of places I've had to file the magnet to get it to conform to a curve and it still works fine.   :)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #202 on: June 22, 2015, 07:13:05 PM »
Doing some mods to Claywell terminus by adding a MPD and also a pilot loco bay between platforms 4 and 5 and encountered a problem with the sighting of the extra point for the pilot loco bay as mentioned on the "what are you doing now" thread.

Right where I wanted to put a point and associated point motor for the loco bay there was a substantial cross member and loads of wiring underneath and no way of accessing the area from underneath.   :worried:

Eventually came up with a "Plan B" although a little brutal it was all I could think of.  Instead of fitting my usual "Seep" point motors I thought if I fit a Peco point motor I can fit it to the point and insert the whole lot from the top.  It meant drilling a series of holes in the baseboard to make a hole for the Peco point motor, plus a little work with a chisel and hammer and hey presto we had a suitable cavity.



Once happy it fitted and no obstructions etc I made up a thin card blanking plate to cover the hole and fitted it between the point and point motor.  Once all painted and ballasted it should be almost invisible, dead chuffed that I managed to sort it out.   :)


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #203 on: June 22, 2015, 07:54:56 PM »
That's a very neat job, Caz.

It would have scared me witless digging a hole like that.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #204 on: June 22, 2015, 08:00:03 PM »
Nice bit of work there Caz :thumbsup:


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #205 on: June 22, 2015, 08:22:23 PM »
A very neat bit of patchwork there. :claphappy:
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #206 on: June 22, 2015, 10:14:19 PM »
Brutal but successful!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #207 on: July 10, 2015, 08:58:25 AM »
Great job there Caz but I bet there was a lot of rerailing to do afterwards from all the vibrations from all that chiseling.
Bob
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #208 on: July 10, 2015, 09:27:30 AM »
 
Great job there Caz but I bet there was a lot of retailing to do afterwards from all the vibrations from all that chiseling.
Bob
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #209 on: July 11, 2015, 05:23:05 PM »
Great job there Caz but I bet there was a lot of rerailing to do afterwards from all the vibrations from all that chiseling.
Bob

No re-railing at all, I just moved all the stock off of that section before breaking it apart to work on that section only, one of the many benefits of a layout that easily breaks into separate boards.   ;)

 

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