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by John Donnelly
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Thanks all.

John
by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Having only ever built turnouts from kits before, I'm embarking on making my own using ply sleepers and functional chairs. I appreciate that this is a basic question but can someone please confirm that ordering the following Exactoscale sets will give me enough chairs to build a single turnout: 4CH ...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

So, over the last couple of days, for various reasons I've made the decision to scrap the existing track (it will eventually find a use in the fiddle yard so it won't be completely wasted) but I figured before I do that, I'd better have a go at building some turnouts and the single slip. I've built ...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 179
Views: 26672

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan Goodwillie wrote:While still on Newcastle Tim :)

This first layout was called Corrieshalloch



I have to say, I thought it was the star of the show, it looked stunning. I stayed in a cottage at the end of the gorge the layout depicts last year.
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1049
Views: 137251

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Not that it helps but B&Q used to sell extruded polystyrene from Knauff (I used it as the baseboard for my last layout) but it seems to have disappeared from the shelves, at least here in the North East. Having just insulated the living room floor with Celotex, I can confirm that, if cut, it is ...
by John Donnelly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Progress, the down Consett is now completely laid and wired.

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by John Donnelly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

pete55 wrote:Seriously, try a re wheeled Bachmann.....you might be surprised!


Well, I've already got the wheels so no harm in trying I guess...
by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

pete55 wrote:You'll soon be needing a 9F...…


Cheers Pete, you fancy building a Bradwell chassis for me :mrgreen:
by John Donnelly
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

First lot of track and droppers have been fitted on boards 1 & 2 so I can now run a train over 12 foot of track making it 3 times longer than any other track work I've ever had. Turnout is wired but the operating mechanism is not fitted yet. With a bit of luck, I'll be able to run a train over t...
by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Five turnouts, a diamond and a single slip, enough to get the up and down Consett main lines laid. My thanks to Stephen Freeman of Borg Rail for these.

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by John Donnelly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Cheers Pete, I'm hoping to have the up and down Consett lines all laid and running in the next month or so...

John
by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Been working on the raised track bed that allows me to have the three levels going under the bridge. The bridge will sit about 6mm higher once everything is in place.

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by John Donnelly
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Le Corbusier wrote:Squeeze a cafe in some where ... with scones and tea ... and when complete you could charge entry on the door :D ;)


There's probably room although all the others in the group are O gauge modellers so the space is rapidly filling up...
by John Donnelly
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Le Corbusier wrote:I am in awe of your railway room :shock:


We are very fortunate to have it.
by John Donnelly
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

It's beginning to look a bit like a railway. 50cm (they'll be cut down to 48cm each to mimic two 60') panels made up and loosely placed for now. http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_1619.jpeg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_1618.jpeg htt...
by John Donnelly
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

After not even visiting the layout for 4 months, I've ordered enough components to complete phase 1 of the track work which will be the main Consett Up and Down lines as per the Templot screenshot below. This consists of five turnouts, a diamond and a single slip. The plan is to get this trackwork a...
by John Donnelly
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks again Allan, I'll likely see you at Newcastle.

John
by John Donnelly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Allan.

The bogies are good and square and are sprung to the body so there is every chance your solution will work.

John
by John Donnelly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Bob, certainly worth a try.

John
by John Donnelly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Going back to the iron ore wagons tonight and the change of wheels for the bogies which look like this: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_1604.jpeg Problem I have is that there is no give all in the bogie sides (not a big surprise to be fair) so it is not going to be ...
by John Donnelly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66246

Re: The Burford Branch

Noel wrote:In Windows 10/Edge, Martin's were inverted, Alan's are correct...


Same here in Safari on a MacBook.
by John Donnelly
Mon May 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

A look in to the, hopefully, not too distant future for the layout...

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John
by John Donnelly
Mon May 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 84
Views: 16469

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Mark, yes, they will need some form of finer adjustment. Your post has made me think that I could make girders as L girders out of ply.

John
by John Donnelly
Sun May 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Allan,

Despite being fitted with OO wheels, the bogies are sprung so I'm hoping a wheel swap will be all that is needed.

John
by John Donnelly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 21340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

davebradwell wrote:
Your wheels should just clip out to be replaced by clipping in the replacements. It might seem a bit brutal, though.


Thanks Dave, I had a quick look at the bogies and hoped it would be a simple wheel swap...

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