Nolwyn Valley Tramway

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by philipy » Wed Mar 20, 2024 12:58 pm

Thanks Drew, it could be useful. I've seen a couple of other comments on the subject so it could be of wider interest. I tried using Giphy when I did a fly-round of my Gmeinder loco drawings, but I wasn't sure if you gif-ised a video or did it directly using stills.
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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:10 pm

I would be a +1 for the gif tutorial, even for uses outside the forum.πŸ‘πŸ»
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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:22 am

+2 also. :thumbright:

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:58 pm

Spring snow caught the NVT off-guard last night, and a pair of slate wagons wait at the halt for the melt.
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The wagons are full of slate chips from the local landscaping supplier. I was there this week getting some info on stones for the front wall... Next I need to do some measuring and math. (And digging, always digging!)

I started working on the GIF tutorial last night... It's pretty simple, but I wanted to put in some screenshots so I'll try and finish it over the weekend.

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by FWLR » Sat Mar 23, 2024 7:32 am

Wow, that's a bit of a shock. Looks nice though. :thumbright:

Looking forward to the tutorial, I tried to make one using giphy, I got a trial clip and it works on my laptop, but it won't load onto the forum. Tried 'Add Files' and 'Link' but it just doesn't like it, must be doing something not right... :scratch:

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Sat Mar 23, 2024 12:59 pm

A bit surprising, but not unheard of around here. We often have overnight snow showers through April so I could see us getting one or two more by the end of the season. The small controller was beyond excited, asking me to hook up the sled train (both kids' sleds coupled together) and make tracks and switches all over the yard. :)

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by dudeface » Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:28 am

Yay, things are happening! Can't say that about my railway.
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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:22 am

dudeface wrote: ↑Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:28 am Yay, things are happening! Can't say that about my railway.
Yeah, and it only took me a year and, what, six pages of spinning my wheels and overthinking everything? :roll:

I try not to compare projects though... Everybody's got different goals and different circumstances!

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by dudeface » Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:42 am

drewzero1 wrote: ↑Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:22 am Yeah, and it only took me a year and, what, six pages of spinning my wheels and overthinking everything? :roll:
Hopefully I don't make it to six... :lol:
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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:21 pm

What a wild week it's been! The snow melted enough over the weekend that I was able to dig in some big stones for footers under most of the front wall on Monday...
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But then throughout Tuesday and Wednesday we had freezing rain turning to 5-6 inches of snow on top. Roads were slick, shoveling was heavy, and progress on any groundworks was out of the question.
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(Gee, this looks familiar from a couple of posts ago, but it's all new snow!)

While unable to progress outside I've been trying to fettle some stock to make sure I'll have something to run when the line is eventually complete. I needed to add some buffer beams to lower the couplings on my Southwold short van, and with the printer still on break I fashioned a set out of popsicle (lolly?) sticks, cup hooks, and roofing nails for the buffers.
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It still could use some tweaking but I'm happy enough with the result for now.

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:43 am

philipy wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2024 12:58 pm Thanks Drew, it could be useful. I've seen a couple of other comments on the subject so it could be of wider interest. I tried using Giphy when I did a fly-round of my Gmeinder loco drawings, but I wasn't sure if you gif-ised a video or did it directly using stills.
Lonsdaler wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:10 pm I would be a +1 for the gif tutorial, even for uses outside the forum.πŸ‘πŸ»
FWLR wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:22 am +2 also. :thumbright:
Sorry for the delay! I've finished it- see HOW TO: Gif-izing a video

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by philipy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:52 am

drewzero1 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:43 am
Sorry for the delay! I've finished it- see HOW TO: Gif-izing a video
Thanks Drew.
Although I managed to do a very simple version for my coupling gif, I never managed to work out how to get the resizing etc to work, so this looks very helpful.
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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:59 am

Hard to beat those hooks for couplings. I use 'em on everything.
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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:29 pm

Old Man Aaron wrote: ↑Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:59 am Hard to beat those hooks for couplings. I use 'em on everything.
I've seen them used for couplings before but never tried them for myself. My local hardware store is closing them out at eight for a dollar so I think I'd better stock up while they're still there, and the nails were a few cents for a handful (priced by the pound--0.05lb).

I do anticipate moving away from chain coupling at some point for ease of operation, but since phase 1 is just a simple loop I probably won't be doing enough shunting to make it tedious yet.

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by drewzero1 » Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:16 am

Small milestone achieved tonight as the waterfall operates successfully! A new spillway was needed as the first time I tried starting the pump all of the water was flowing out between the ponds. :shock: Protective mesh has also been cut and awaits edging.
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No news on the track unfortunately. The front half of the raised bed can't be properly graded until the front wall is complete. I still have to go buy that box of rocks I must've been dumber than to start this project in the first place! :bom:

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Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Post by FWLR » Sun Apr 14, 2024 6:03 am

Well I think it's going to be brilliant Drew. It's a long journey sometimes to get to something we are happy with, and then I don't think we are all of us, happy are we with want we end up with, there is always something or another that we think needs doing to improve it. :thumbright:

Carry on Drew and in the end it will be something to be proud of I am certain of that... :thumbright: :thumbright:

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