South Pelaw Junction

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Tony Wilkins » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:13 am

Lucky you!
You could hold Scaleforum in there.
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:14 am

Serjt-Dave wrote:Whens the party?


Once I get the first train running which, at my pace of working, could be some time yet :mrgreen:

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 pm

Baseboard kits have arrived for stage 1 which will be 30' * 3'

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 pm

One down, nine to go...

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm

Boards are all done, 18' for the initial scenic section:

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and another 12' that will, initially, be used as fiddle yards...

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Horsetan » Tue May 21, 2019 7:55 am

Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby jon price » Tue May 21, 2019 8:00 am

Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?
Connah's Quay Workshop threads: viewforum.php?f=125

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue May 21, 2019 10:21 am

Horsetan wrote:
Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?


I'm now part of the South Pelaw EM group so have full access, even got a mention in the MRJ article :)

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 am

jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Alan Turner » Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.



Screwfix, toolstation etc. Usualy about £25

https://www.toolstation.com/draper-adju ... gLd4PD_BwE

https://www.screwfix.com/p/height-adjus ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue May 21, 2019 3:06 pm

Alan Turner wrote:
John Donnelly wrote:
jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.



Screwfix, toolstation etc. Usualy about £25

https://www.toolstation.com/draper-adju ... gLd4PD_BwE

https://www.screwfix.com/p/height-adjus ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Having clicked on Alan's link to Screwfix, it is clear that is where mine came from.

The boards are resting on temporary wooden beams for now but, as it is difficult to get timber that is dead straight, I'm going to get some beams made up from square metal sections.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Thu May 23, 2019 9:27 pm

Templot plan is down with a couple of trains for effect:

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Martin Wynne » Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 pm

John Donnelly wrote:Templot plan is down with a couple of trains for effect

+1
40+ years developing Templot. And counting ...

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Mark Tatlow » Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
jon price wrote:Where do the folding baseboard legs come from?


B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago.


I have used this system on the new layout (which will be at Scaleforum in September for anyone that wants to take a look) and am very pleased with them.

A couple of nuances are that they are, as supplied by Draper (or others), not that adjustable as they only adjust in 50mm intervals. I dealt with this by a bit of welding to create some screw adjustments. You can see this here https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/04/ ... -supports/ . I also cut and shut them to make them a lot wider https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/02/ ... we-get-to/ so that I could use them to support two baseboards deep.

I have used timber girders made from ply but I did have the advantage of a joiners shop to ensure that they were made truly flat for me (they were actually run through the circular bench saw after they were made to make sure of this). You can see them in this post from my blog https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/09/ ... -complete/




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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Mon May 27, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks Mark, yes, they will need some form of finer adjustment. Your post has made me think that I could make girders as L girders out of ply.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Mon May 27, 2019 5:30 pm

A look in to the, hopefully, not too distant future for the layout...

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:08 pm

After not even visiting the layout for 4 months, I've ordered enough components to complete phase 1 of the track work which will be the main Consett Up and Down lines as per the Templot screenshot below. This consists of five turnouts, a diamond and a single slip. The plan is to get this trackwork all laid, wired and working before moving on to the next phase and I'm hoping this will allow progress without getting stuck with one particular job.

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The very first train ran on the layout on Thursday night albeit on just 4' of track. My 11 year old granddaughter did the honours - she has said for a long time now that she wanted to drive the first train, hopefully the first of many to come...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiEIwPJ5kfE

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:43 pm

It's beginning to look a bit like a railway. 50cm (they'll be cut down to 48cm each to mimic two 60') panels made up and loosely placed for now.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Le Corbusier » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:49 pm

I am in awe of your railway room :shock:
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm

Le Corbusier wrote:I am in awe of your railway room :shock:


We are very fortunate to have it.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby Le Corbusier » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:22 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
Le Corbusier wrote:I am in awe of your railway room :shock:


We are very fortunate to have it.

Squeeze a cafe in some where ... with scones and tea ... and when complete you could charge entry on the door :D ;)
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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 am

Le Corbusier wrote:Squeeze a cafe in some where ... with scones and tea ... and when complete you could charge entry on the door :D ;)


There's probably room although all the others in the group are O gauge modellers so the space is rapidly filling up...

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Been working on the raised track bed that allows me to have the three levels going under the bridge. The bridge will sit about 6mm higher once everything is in place.

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby pete55 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:30 pm

Good to see progress John, and the last picture does have a very familiar feel about it!

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Re: South Pelaw Junction

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:45 am

Cheers Pete, I'm hoping to have the up and down Consett lines all laid and running in the next month or so...

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