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  1. SRman

    SRman Full Member

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    I have posted another video to YouTube of a trip around the high level tracks, this time behind one of the Hatton's Andrew Barclay locomotives.

     
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    I have been doing various smaller jobs scenically lately, including adding more layers of static grass and a few figures. I really want to add fences but it is probably better to leave them a little longer until I finish having to lean over the layout edges to do more track laying and wiring.

    The first photo shows the results of adding some lighter grass around and area that will be fenced off.

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    Static Grass - Lighter Colour Added by Jeffrey Lynn, on Flickr


    Next, some children with bikes playing on the public footpath that runs beside the siding. This also will gain fences on both sides (can't have the kiddies running onto the tracks or over the embankment and retaining wall on the other side!). I also intend to have some trees and bushes along the ridge, eventually.

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    Children Playing Beside the Siding by Jeffrey Lynn, on Flickr
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    The grass looks nice, thick, lush and rich in colour. :thumbs:

    Has the chap in the blue overalls (above) got a pistol in his hand and committed an offence ?? :avatar::avatar:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    No, Gary.

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    She's actually a young girl and she's waving her hand (possibly in admonishment) at the seated young boy.
     
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    From the previous pic, the bicycles look like people ! Those two better watch out that their parents don't travel by on the train and spot them ! :oops::rolleyes:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    A few more new items have arrived tonight, in the shape of a Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T No. 96, Normandy, a Hatton's Beilhack snowplough, and (from a couple of days ago) a Hatton's P class 753 in SECR livery, together with two of Hornby;s 3-plank wagons in SECR livery.

    The B4 was DCC-fitted out of the box. It has been run-in on the rolling road, but a slight tight spot remains going forwards only. I have managed to free it up a bit, but it is still evident at crawling speed. As can be seen in the video, it is fine at more normal operating speeds.

    I took a short video on my mobile phone to show all of these items off in one go.

    No attempt was made at period accuracy for this video! :avatar: :avatar:



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    The snowplough looks awesome, still to watch the video yet.:thumbs:
     
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    I didn't see an option to have the B4 supplied DCC fitted when I ordered mine from 'Rails", Jeff otherwise I might have saved myself a bit of 'faffing about' in trying to get a decoder small enough to fit. Anyway, I'm hopefully going to get delivery of a Gaugemaster DCC23 decoder tomorrow, so with luck, that should sort it. Looking at the supplied "Owners Manual" that came with the loco, it states that no 'running-in' is required, and mine was certainly smooth enough out of the box on DC. I guess it's a bit like modern cars as opposed to years ago when you had to 'run-in' a new car for the first 1k miles, whereas now it's no longer necessary (but I still do it!).
    Keith.
     
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    I agree with you, Keith; I still run my locos in, regardless of what the manual says. In this B4's case, it did improve the running with that tight spot.
     

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