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by Serjt-Dave
Wed May 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: Edington Junction

Thanks Chris, will do. The backscene will be the most professional bit about my layout. LOL.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon May 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: Edington Junction

Hi All. Today I received the first two panels for my backscene and I think they look rather splendid. Only issue was the right hand panel end wasn't 100% square so couldn't join the two together, so the artist has taken it back to address this. This part of the backscene sits in front of the Highbri...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat May 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: Edington Junction

Thanks Steve. Sadly no. If I displayed how I constructed the baseboards I'd be cast out of the society. LOL. The baseboards are 11cm in depth and from the floor to the top of the boards is 112cm. When I extend my chair to the fullest height it's just about the right viewing height, though it does be...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu May 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: Edington Junction

A brief update on my layout. Since the last update all the boards are now finished lined up and bolted together then painted. I was going for a Southern Railway look but ended up with something more akin to Toy Town {as my wife calls it}. The first bits of track are almost ready for laying, this is ...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu May 09, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Bus Wire
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: DCC Bus Wire

Again Thanks Paul. I am a member of MERG and have built some of their circuits before, I'll take a shifty at their DCO's.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed May 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35158

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Terry. As regards having unsightly gaps at the baseboard joints, I'll do my best to try and blend them in so they don't stand out, but it's no different if it was a layout that could be taken apart for exhibitions etc. When I die building this layout it will be like a Viking style funeral where I...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed May 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Bus Wire
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: DCC Bus Wire

Tanks Paul. I hadn't thought about making districts etc, so will have to look into doing this once I have enough track made up and ready to fit. I plan to have a second bus wire for the points and signals and possibly a third for lighting. My points and signals will not be DCC.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon May 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Bus Wire
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: DCC Bus Wire

Thanks Keith, that's what I wanted to hear. It means that I only need one connection point for the board rather than two. Happy days :thumb

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon May 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Bus Wire
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

DCC Bus Wire

Hi All. Am I right in thinking the if you have a continuous loop of track ie, a oval or circle etc, your bus wires shouldn't go all the way around {in other words the bus wires do not go round in an oval or circle}! On my layout I have to have a removable section to allow access through the door. Th...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu May 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35158

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony. It wasn't what I was planning to do when I started construction of the baseboards. But I ended up making some of the boards too big {for one person to handle by themselves}, and they ended up becoming quite heavy, so I could not remove a board by myself without causing a great mischief to m...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed May 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35158

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

ME! Not paying attention? Sorry what are we talking about? LOL.

Thanks Tony, will give it ago. I'm getting tantalizing close to laying my first bit of track.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35158

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony, despite your little Oops it's still very impressive and I don't doubt you'll get it sorted. Thankfully for me {I hope anyway} my layout is basically single line {ish}. I've also decided not to have board joint breaks in the rail now and build continuously across all joints. I don't plan on ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 115
Views: 16118

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Terry. Do you mean the jigs for filing them? If so I do have one of those. What I was thinking of is like the EBMA ones where you push the point and splice rail together to support them as you solder them.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 115
Views: 16118

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Thanks Martin. I'm pleased to say my new rivet press {new it looks like it came off the Ark} is coping with the thicker sleepers very well. Just laid out my second curved point plus some plain track. Some of the rivets are not totally in line so I'll have ago in printing out the rivet centers on the...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 115
Views: 16118

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Tony, just finished my first attempt in make a B7 right hand point using your destruction's em I mean instruction's. Overall it went together very well and with no real problems. I've run small wheel based wagons and coach boogies through and they glide through the frog, crossing Vee and over the...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 3135

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Yeah I know, I just wish there were jigs for the bits that don't have jigs. Just about finished the one I'm building just got to fit the switch blades.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 3135

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Well I made my first crossing Vee and used the EMBA jig. I think it came out quite well even if I do say so myself.
A Vee.jpg


I only wish they made jigs for the rest of the point. LOL. I hope to have my test point finished today.
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 12888

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Whens the party?
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Rivet Press

Thanks for your help there guys, much appreciated. Thankfully I think I've now got a press sorted. The thought of drilling all the sleepers wasn't very appealing but I know I will have to do some anyway. As for the EBMA track bases, that would be a great way to go but most of the point work I have t...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 6225

Re: Operational entertainment...

Hi Andrew, when convalescing after some surgery a few years ago I found on You Tube a channel by John Elliot called The Bradford Chronicles depicting the day in a life of Bradford Gloucester Square which were all about shunting and sorting coaches and vans from a terminus station. Here's a link http...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rivet Press
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Rivet Press

Hi All. As I'm just to about to embark on the process of track making. I have decided to change from plastic sleepers to ply ones. Only problem is I don't have a rivet and hole punch press and they are not available in stores. Does anyone have one I can borrow, hire or buy from them please. I'll be ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 38910

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Chris. I really enjoyed seeing your layout on Saturday and had a great time at the event. Well worth the trip up. When you were not looking I planted an IED under the track which is set to take out any GWR intruder. LOL.

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

I can only echo what the others have said. I had a most enjoyable day at the Linlithgow event. A bloody long way to go from Kent but worth it. The wife had a lovely time in Edinburgh whilst I was at the show. So's all good.

Thanks to the organisers for this event.

Dave.
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35158

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As always Tony very impressive work there. However I really think you should do some practice track laying, perhaps on my layout. LOL. As track laying is fast approaching me for my layout, I will be studying your threads on track building and laying etc. I have made my own track before but in my own...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 35158

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Phillip. Just read your post. Though a little way off from track laying yet but thinking ahead. I've opted for using rubberised cork from C&L to help reduce the sound level. I was also was thinking of using PVA to glue it down to the baseboards. Also using PVA to fix the track down {ply sleep...

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