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by Serjt-Dave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 96
Views: 10833

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: 96
Views: 10833

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: 96
Views: 10833

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

WOW!.
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

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: 41
Views: 1934

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: 41
Views: 1934

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: 41
Views: 1934

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: 41
Views: 1934

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: 41
Views: 1934

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: 41
Views: 1934

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: 30
Views: 4956

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: 4956

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: 4956

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: 4956

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: 2256

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: 40086

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: 2256

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: 2256

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: 2256

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: 40086

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: 40086

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: 40086

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: 18626

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: 18626

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: 18626

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...

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