Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

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Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby jim s-w » Mon May 30, 2011 7:12 pm

Hi all

This weekend Phil, Tim, Simon and myself held the first test running of Calcutta sidings 2 and the universal fiddlyard.

This shows a pair of hsts, flat out (which is about a scale 100mph)



Cheers

Jim
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mark Tatlow » Mon May 30, 2011 8:28 pm

Don't you just hate those endless branch line terminuses................

Very impressive guys.
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby David Knight » Mon May 30, 2011 8:39 pm

Jim,

Impressive. 8-)

Was anything special done with the HSTs apart from the standard wheel swap?

Cheers,

David

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby jim s-w » Mon May 30, 2011 9:02 pm

A few more

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Cheers

Jim
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby jim s-w » Mon May 30, 2011 9:07 pm

Hi David

They are both Lima but powered by bachmann class 25 chassis with their class 158 worm gears. One has 4 powered axles in the lead power car, Mjt bogies on the coaches and the Lima trailing bogies in the trailing power car.

The other has a class 25 power bogie in each power car and has fully rigid bogies

Hth

Jim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Rod Cameron » Tue May 31, 2011 12:54 pm

Good grief, I thought the DRAG TT2 was quite big, but that's monstrous! How long is it Jim, and what's the inner ruling radius?
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby craig_whilding » Tue May 31, 2011 1:39 pm

Rod Cameron wrote:Good grief, I thought the DRAG TT2 was quite big, but that's monstrous! How long is it Jim, and what's the inner ruling radius?

52' x 17' I think it says in the video description. Doesn't it need an extra 10ft adding for New St too Jim or is this the longer version?

I really must work towards getting this 28xx and 100 wagons done with large layouts available for a potential trial.. I don't think 100 wagons would be a Sunday afternoon quickie bit of fun though ;) .

Those HSTs do run through the pointwork beautifully.

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Postby Tim Horn » Tue May 31, 2011 2:21 pm

Hi Rod & Craig,

Thanks for the kind comments. Rod, I know the outside curve is 9' radius, as for the inside, I can't remember what Jim had drawn, but I suspect it's about 6' minimum. Phil's minimum radius before the layout goes down to 4'6" on his set of curves. The set of 32 crossing in the middle I built as B7's (ish) whilst the curved boards vary. The curved point work has been extensively rebuilt by me over the past 6 months due to some serious uneven rail expanding & pinging :( All sorted now, but it has created a few hundred hours of extra work for me with additional sleepering & soldering. I have about 15 points to fettle again before we can declare it exhibition ready. :)

Jim and I were talking about the full length versions of our layouts and we reckon we both need about 72' in total, which is four additional straight boards. This is a few years off though as Phil's happy with 52' by 17' for Calustta Sidings v.2 :D He’s only got 40’ of scenery to do now. . . .

The only problem we face is 58’ x 17’ 4” is the maximum we can get in my kids school hall. I must get my Gibson E4 finished too for the next test :D

Cheers
Tim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby jim s-w » Tue May 31, 2011 3:02 pm

Its not a perfect curve but the inner radius is about 7ft6 - the outer is 10ft although I think it comes down to 9 in places.

HTH

Jim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mike Garwood » Tue May 31, 2011 9:15 pm

AWESOME!!! Congratulations, spectacular stuff!

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Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:18 pm

Tim Horn wrote:Jim and I were talking about the full length versions of our layouts and we reckon we both need about 72' in total, which is four additional straight boards. This is a few years off though as Phil's happy with 52' by 17' for Calustta Sidings v.2 He’s only got 40’ of scenery to do now. . . .


Looks like we will need a larger hall for Scaleforum at some stage in the future. :D

Very impressive chaps.

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Postby jim s-w » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:03 pm

Hi Terry

I think new street and tring will fit in the mole barn. Not much else will though and the difference in height from one end to the other will be a problem.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim V » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:05 pm

Terry Bendall wrote:
Tim Horn wrote:Jim and I were talking about the full length versions of our layouts and we reckon we both need about 72' in total, which is four additional straight boards. This is a few years off though as Phil's happy with 52' by 17' for Calustta Sidings v.2 He’s only got 40’ of scenery to do now. . . .


Looks like we will need a larger hall for Scaleforum at some stage in the future. :D

Very impressive chaps.

Terry BEndall


Sounds like you're booked!
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Re6/6 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:37 am

Rod Cameron wrote:Good grief, I thought the DRAG TT2 was quite big, but that's monstrous! How long is it Jim, and what's the inner ruling radius?


....and no Rod, I don't think we should compete!
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Postby Tim Horn » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:52 pm

Just a couple of photos from the previous weekends test.

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Cheers
Tim

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Postby beast66606 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:28 pm

Excellent job there chaps 8-)
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:08 pm

Cheers Dave,

Long way to go yet, but we are getting closer to being confident that we can achieve one of many big P4 exhibition train sets :D

You'll have to start buying some P4 wheels for your stock :)

Cheers
Tim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:01 am

Tim V wrote:Sounds like you're booked!


Well New Street is already booked for Scaleforum this year so we will all be able to see the marvels that Jim has created although it will only be part of the scenic section not the fiddle yard as well. Phil has a standing invitation to bring Calcutter Sidings to Scaleforum when he is ready although it looks like there is a bit of scenic work to do yet. Tring is probably a couple of years off at present. :)

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:35 pm

With another test session just gone, we have a few more clips to post. Stock and track testing went well, so the scenery can now commence over the next several months ready for next Mays final test session. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/tp0Beeixh_Q

http://youtu.be/MXLTxeV7X2o

http://youtu.be/-SzblLTg8sM

Cheers
Tim


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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby jim s-w » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi All

A few from me



Cleaning the track



class 31 meets HST



Hornby 50 on test. Hornby 50's have a bad reputation in P4 - this one is a straight wheel swap.



Reverse test. RTR HEA's simply rewheeled still with solid buffers.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Rod Cameron » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:47 am

Very impressive guys - I always enjoyed CS1, looking forward to seeing this develop on here and in due course in the flesh.
Rod

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:41 am

Just finished the latest building for Phil, this is the canning factory for Bass as was in the late 80's. This structure is the backscene for board 4 of 10 :)

Canline TJH03 2nd December 2012 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg


Canline TJH02 2nd December 2012 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg


Canline TJH01 2nd December 2012 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg


Cheers
Tim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Armchair Modeller » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:48 pm

Wow! That looks really good - far too little modern architecture is modelled, in my opinion.

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mark Tatlow » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:36 pm

I have surveyed at least 40 buildings just like that. They were never that clean! Well done for capturing the mundaneness.

The brown coated cladding originates from the 1970's/early 1980's and it fades very badly (don't ask for the technical details as I might be tempted to tell you but the brown does it worse than any other colour!). So you may want to tone down the brown a bit? Aim for a Cadburys Dairy Milk chocolate colour if you do decide to.

The roof lights ought to be a definate tinge of yellow to them as well, as this is the other main failure with a building like this. Oops, I'll get my coat..............
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