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by Serjt-Dave
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Best technique for curving rail?
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Best technique for curving rail?

Still knee deep in track making and with most of my track curved. I always place the rail between the first two fingers and thumb and pull the rail though them gently applying pressure to get the desired curve. It's almost like stroking the rail if you get what I mean. I've not had it where the rail...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 33
Views: 5798

Re: Edington Junction

Thanks Paul. To be honest track making is beginning to do my head in. I'm just glad that it's near coming to an end {the scenic part anyway}. By the end of November I hope to have the scenic side of the track made and laid, then I'm going to crack on with making locos and rolling stock. So the 1P's ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi John, you might be right. I started the check rail as it would have if it were the normal length and extended it to the end of the point. but i didn't check to see if it started further back. Will address this once I've nailed all down. It will be easier to once it's all fixed into place. All Bes...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Buffer Stops

Thanks David and John. As you can see from the image attached I had ago in making a buffer stop, well half of one anyway. Quite pleased with it but would like to improve on it. One problem I had was drilling the holes for the rivet details. I gave up after breaking 3 bits. What I might go for is the...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 33
Views: 5798

Re: Edington Junction

Hi All. A long over due update on the progress at Edington Junction. I'm about three quarter of the way round the scenic part of the layout {fiddle yard will be done at a later date}. I'm over the biggest hurdle {for me anyway} making the point work, with only one point and one trap point to constru...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi All. Further on with my track making. Here's an image of one of the Trap Points I've made. It's not finished cosmetically {as with all my track}, as this won't be done until it's installed, wired up and tested etc.

00A Trap Point.jpg


All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Buffer Stops

Hi All. With my track work progressing on my layout, I need to sort out what lies at the end of my sidings to stop stuff from falling off the end of the track? Buffer Stops! As buffers stops are not very photogenic you have to trawl through images trying to find what type were used, and as Edington ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Fantastic to watch there, making me very jealous I'm only about half way around my layout. In the third video {one more passing the shed} there's a stool/chair in the background {looks like it used to belong to Dave Allen}, may I ask where you acquired it from please?

All Best

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Pure happiness, not a single gwr loco in sight. :P. Looks excellent anyway.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13007

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

WOW!.
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi John and Andrew. Looking through my bits and pieces for Edington Junction, I thought the reference for that working procedure was in this article bw-branch.pdf but it's not mentioned there. So I'm a bit of a loss where saw it. I'll have to plough through my other railway files to see if I can fin...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Anyway getting back to the question in hand. Noel. Am I right in thinking that because the catch points are controlled by the Box they would not have hand operating leavers attached to them as well {due to them being tied in with the interlocking of the signaling}? Andrew. You mention about trains b...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi All. Hi Tony. I think your right. Looking at other catch point, traps or what else they are called none of them have a bent end rail. Looking at the example John P posted this clearly shows in fine detail the rail and chairs used etc. As John P said it may be where it has become overgrown with lo...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi John. I remember seeing a catch point on the Up line at Windsor Tunnel in an Ivo Peters book and sure enough it was a single bladed one even on a mainline in 1956. Thankfully Mr Peters took a close up of the trap and the rail is straight at the end. So to be on the safe side I'll keep it straight...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi All. David, thanks for adding the link. Keith, by the looks of things Edington kept it's single bladed {tongued} catch points till the end which wasn't to long after the 1950 requirement. I'll keep looking for other images before I commit rail to timber but as John P says in all likelihood they w...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Re: Catch Points

Hi David, no as there was no link to refer it too. LOL. But I will look on the Templot site. Hi Keith. I didn't think I could find any images of the catch points on my chosen layout {Edington Junction} but low and behold here's one. By the looks of it it's a single bladed type {which will make const...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 44
Views: 2670

Catch Points

Hi All. As I slowly make my way round my layout making track I've now come to the section with all the point work etc to be made up. Within this section there are three Catch Points to be constructed. I've never made a catch point before so need some advice please. On the Templot template it shows t...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed May 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 33
Views: 5798

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: 33
Views: 5798

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: 33
Views: 5798

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: 33
Views: 5798

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: 3034

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: 301
Views: 43994

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: 3034

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: 3034

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

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