Making a start, my P4 plank...

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John Donnelly
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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:52 pm

Having received it in the post today, I couldn't resist getting one of the power cars out of the box so APT-E has paid a visit to the works while the engineers try and figure out why the wheels are 2.33mm to narrow for the track :mrgreen:

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pete55
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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby pete55 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:43 pm

Interested to see how you convert this......!!!

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John Donnelly
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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby John Donnelly » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:12 pm

Not sure if I will to be honest. It's a model I wanted but it'll be a stretch too far to run it at South Pelaw :)

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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby pete55 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:02 pm

Certainly true it is a stretch of imagination.....but will be converting mine at some point. Initial pokes and prods suggest it's split axle too.

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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby waveydavey » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:43 am

John Donnelly wrote:Not sure if I will to be honest. It's a model I wanted but it'll be a stretch too far to run it at South Pelaw :)


If you P4 it John it'll be welcome on my little layout, set in downtown Alloa.

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David
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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby dal-t » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:22 am

I'm intrigued - does it tilt? And does it fail to tilt, at random moments? You'll need to do something about that, if you are going to convert it - after all, we're supposed to be getting it, all right!
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John Donnelly
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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby John Donnelly » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:27 am

dal-t wrote:I'm intrigued - does it tilt? And does it fail to tilt, at random moments? You'll need to do something about that, if you are going to convert it - after all, we're supposed to be getting it, all right!


It does tilt although my current layout isn't curvy enough for that. As for random failures I believe that the P train was more likely to do that than the E train.

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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:50 am

'The Works' is off to it's new owner on Saturday so here are a final few photos of the layout before it leaves for pastures new.

I'd like to thank everyone who has commented on the thread for their kinds words and encouragement since I started over four years ago now. As I've said before, the layout was built to prove that I could do P4 and, in that regard, it has been a success despite it's ultimate operational limitations.

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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby CDGFife » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:29 am

[quote="John Donnelly"]' it has been a success despite it's ultimate operational limitations.

I think it looks stunning and it's achieved it's aims so you should be proud of what you have achieved.

Cheers

Chris

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Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Postby RobM » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:45 pm

CDGFife wrote:
I think it looks stunning and it's achieved it's aims so you should be proud of what you have achieved.

Cheers

Chris


I echo Chris's comments.....
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