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Post by stevenfitch » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:19 pm

Ladder rack now installed and knocked down to below the original ground level, this should allow the top of the rails to be ground level thus level at the crossing of the path.


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Post by jim@NAL » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:59 pm

looking great keep up the good work

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We have liftoff!

Post by stevenfitch » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:42 pm

Ive actually got trains running!
Video to follow over the next few days.

Storage one side:
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..and the other:
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3 x curved points for storage access:
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Trains outside:
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Post by stevenfitch » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:17 pm

OK, i just went straight back out, stuck a GoPro onto a truck and made a video...

https://youtu.be/sIBg1JgjXQ8

https://youtu.be/t6vfsPBRVTg
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Post by stevenfitch » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:24 pm

Ballasting completed on the lawn section.


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Post by stevenfitch » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:04 pm

Progress is beginning on the rear section


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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:21 pm

Nice work! How are you finding the Filcris as a foundation? It was clearly installed with accurate geometry and similar care has been taken with the track. The results luck very prototypical.

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Post by stevenfitch » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:34 pm

Soar Valley Light:119454 wrote:Nice work! How are you finding the Filcris as a foundation? It was clearly installed with accurate geometry and similar care has been taken with the track. The results luck very prototypical.

Andrew
Very good stuff, worth the premium price tag in my opinion.

Probably not going to use it for the final section planned as below, will probably give breeze blocks a go and hide them with some cliffs made of concrete on mesh.


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quick update

Post by stevenfitch » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:03 pm

Not much progress over the winter due to a broken ankle and the weather but this is where we currently stand:

The simple version of the plan was decided upon.
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The outer loop is laid and nearly all nearly connected up.
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And enough track is available to finish the job.
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Post by stevenfitch » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:25 pm

Quick video of a full length train running round the garage loop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZwXZsJRMQE
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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:00 pm

I prefer the simple plan, less cluttered and train set looking.

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Post by stevenfitch » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:10 pm

tom_tom_go:122723 wrote:I prefer the simple plan, less cluttered and train set looking.
I think I may have the outer loop Lower than the inner (by lowering what is there now) then when the 'scenery' is built up around it will look a bit more natural.
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VIDEO - Phase 3 up and running

Post by stevenfitch » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:22 pm

ust a couple of issues with the auto reversing modules not switching properly to solve but i've now got the full length loop up and running.

Three minutes all the way round and back to the beginning.

[video]https://youtu.be/w2dCr9UwJh0[/video]
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Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:59 pm

I thought you ran DCC, should have no issues with reversing loops?

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Post by stevenfitch » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:08 pm

tom_tom_go:122888 wrote:I thought you ran DCC, should have no issues with reversing loops?
It is DCC, i think it may be a problem with the wire gauge, need to use a thicker gauge (thus less resistance) for the reversing loop feed so it triggers more easily - either that or the module is just knackered.
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