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by CDGFife
Tue May 10, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5951

Stock for Cadhay

I've not posted on the Cadhay thread for a little while, mainly as there's not been a great deal of layout progress of late, but I have been busy. I've spent a good amount of time and had some excellent help from Chris McCarthy and friends researching carriage types for the Sidmouth branch 1930/32. ...
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 36
Views: 10250

Re: On the Road

These are looking great David
by CDGFife
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Highbridge reborn
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: Highbridge reborn

Chaps - the comments on this thread have fairly cheered up my evening - brilliant stuff!

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Burnham Signals
Replies: 23
Views: 4151

Re: Burnham Signals

stevecarr wrote:Getting there - it seems to have taken forever!


But it's always nice to get there when they look this good Steve!

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Took advantage of some realistic Layout lighting - i.e. the sunshine this morning - to take these snaps:

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CSM16-3-9.jpg


If only this could be replicated with layout lighting!!!

CDG
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Tim - thanks for the comments! How are you getting on with your track build? Be sure to post your progress. I started this thread really as a way to document progress. I felt this was important to aid forward momentum by being able to see (all in one place) where it's come from. I didn't really thin...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Taking advantage of Jacki being away for a long weekend, I've spent the last few weeks working on re-wiring and completing the fiddle yards in preparation for getting Cadhay set up in full for the first time since Scaleforum! Here's a couple of snaps of our lounge as it currently looks: CSM16-3-1.jp...
by CDGFife
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks for the kind comments Knuckles. I'd certainly recommend the lever frame - it's been good fun to build and paint. Here's how the (almost) finished Cadhay Sidings Box is looking: CSM16-2-4.jpg Apologies for the poor photo! The box will be free standing and can be plugged in to the layout either...
by CDGFife
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

It's been great to build and has made up into what I think is a good looking frame. Here it is painted and just awaiting it's electrical switches, locking leads and locking tray connections added: CSM16-2-2.jpg It will be integrated onto Cadhay without the Locking Tray being completed (although I ha...
by CDGFife
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

And now completed ready for dis-assembly, clean and paint....
CSM16-2-1.jpg


Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

This weeks progress has mainly revolved around electrics. I've completed the re-wire and CBus installation of Board A I've also built the second Block Instrument so I have a pair that can talk to each other I finally made a start on the Lever Frame for Cadhay Sidings Box (Jacki bought me them for Ch...
by CDGFife
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

So one or two people have commented that we appear to have gained a double line looking instrument for a single line layout! This is of course correct. By way of explanation, I posted the following in my Cadhay thread on the MERG forum this morning: I looked long and hard at replicating a Tyers No 3...
by CDGFife
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

And now all that electronicary is incorporated into this:

CSM16-1-3.jpg


Just got another 3 to build now

cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Some progress to report that is non-scenic! I've built and bench tested my first MERG CBus units. After a little hickup initially (solved on the MERG forum with help from a Mr Norgrove of this parish - thanks) I now have the units connected up and working (albeit a little heath Robinson until I get ...
by CDGFife
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 5602

Re: New ideas

Looking really good Chris

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Happy New Year All! Can't believe it's been so long since my last update. Whilst I haven't got a lot to show, some progress has been made in the last 2 months but almost all under the bonnet! I've built my first two MERG Cbus kits and am in the process of getting them to talk to each other. Some nic...
by CDGFife
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 39213

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Knuckles well done!

These are looking great as is the webshop. There's obviously a load of work & thought gone into it!

Look forward to seeing you progress it.

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Thorburn's - dipping my toes in the water...
Replies: 79
Views: 16167

Re: Thorburn's - dipping my toes in the water...

This is looking really good Mike - Nice to see you're making progress.

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - A Bit of a Slip Up
Replies: 155
Views: 35423

Re: Glenmutchkin - Tracklaying

That's going to be a lot of chairs! But it looks beautiful.

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Been a bit busy on the house renovations again over the last couple of weeks (and also some modelling work with the East group) but have managed to get some stuff done on the layout: Done a load of final detailing of the river bed and started filling the water CS-15-11-01.jpg CS-15-11-02.jpg Also st...
by CDGFife
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 Warley Preparation Nov 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Burntisland 1883 Warley Preparation Nov 2015

Just a few pics of Burntisland 1883 set up at Broxburn Scout Hall last weekend whilst the group was getting the layout ready for it's trip down to Warley. The new Engine Works at the East end is to be shown in mock-up form.

2015-11-1.jpg

2015-11-2.jpg

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by CDGFife
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Done a bit more scenic work this week.

CS-15-10-1.jpg
Added the fence between the two bridge parapets

CS-15-10-2.jpg
Done some planting on the river bank

CS-15-10-4.jpg
Started adding the telegraph poles

CS-15-10-3.jpg


Also started dis-assembling the M7 for remedial work and started prep work on the farmyard buildings

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 520
Views: 86695

Re: Brettell Road

jim s-w wrote: I tend to do modelling while my wife is watching her programs.


This sounds familiar! In our one telly household, Jacki gets her choice of program while I get to model in peace - what's known as a win-win ;)

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 29333

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Danny you must have picked the only 10 minutes in the weekend I was not behind the Cadhay layout!

Chris
by CDGFife
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37573

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Got a few little jobs out of the way since I got back from Scaleforum. I have boards A & B set up in the sitting room and have adjusted and re-ballasted the joints. They've been parted and re-joined about 5 times and seem to be looking as I want them. The acid test will be when the layout next m...

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