Sheringbourne

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  1. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    I think the shed thread is now defunct as today SWMBO helped me move the main board from the old Weybourne layout into the shed. I have fixed it to the wall bracing and fitted tempory legs for the moment while I decide on the layout at each end!! A quick wire up and all the points still work, the one remaining colour light works and 2 loco's have been tested!
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    Decisions, decisions !!
    Will keep you posted must I have to earn some brownie points first!!

    PS: I think a short description is in order:Sheringbourne is an amalgamation of 2 North Norfolk Railway stations. The loco works at Weybourne and the terminal at Sheringham. As it is also a preservation line it gives me a chance to run very different trains. Besides the daily timetable shared by both steam and diesels (& a DMU) they also have special weekends dedicated to either all steam or all diesels with visits from other preservation groups or some main line locos. Other plus's are that minimum weathering is needed as most of the rolling stock and loco's are kept as clean as possible and shorter than usual trains can be run.
    So here is where the story begins.....

    Ron
     
  2. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    First video on Sheringbourne!There is a lot of work to do and all the buildings/rolling stock are still in storage!Some damage was sustained so new platforms may be needed!
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    Ron
     
  3. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    A real shame about the damage Ron. Apart from that, it looks like it has survived the move not too badly. First video also with sound ...... Superb.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  4. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Wasn't happy with the platforms anyway! Looking at various options now to replace them?Added the corner frame this morning.
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    Cheers
    Ron
     
  5. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Hey Ron that`s good progress.

    You`re a machine man!!!...

    Is it possible to repair the platform damage with a new piece set into the area.??? or would it be easier to pull it out and build some new ones.???

    I seem to be working with old or old and damaged stuff most of the time and it`s amazing what a bit of repair work can achieve.

    Anyway you`re running trains...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:......the rest will come when it comes.

    Your shed interior looks great by the way.!!

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  6. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Gormo, wasn't ever happy with these platforms, they are Metcalfe kits but no hurry!!
    CheersRon
     
  7. ed

    ed Full Member

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    You insulation must be working well Ron, it's bl@@dy freezing out there.

    Ed
     
  8. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Steady 19'C Ed, just right for modelling! :)
     
  9. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Great progress Ron I saw the video go up earlier and had a look

    Your just like me I think can't go to long with out some movement.

    How is the telescope situation has it found a new home / shed, as well or is that the next project after the train shed is finished.
     
  10. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Chris, I have built a small decking area at the side of the shed and fitted some exterior power so I can use the scope and still use a laptop in the 'warm' shed! Will doa photo when I can!
    CheersRon
     
  11. JimW

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    Good to see everything is coming together Ron and your progress has been pretty rapid too.

    Shame about the damage but if you were thinking of changing them anyway it's as Good a time as any to make new ones, will these be scratch built rather than from a kit. If so it does allow a bit more flexibility in design and allow such things as slight curves if needed.

    I will follow closely when I can.

    Jim
     
  12. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice progress Ron

    Paul
     
  13. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking at possible rail scenorio's think I'm going for a cassette type fiddle yard, more work I know but a good use of the limited space.

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    CheersRon
     
  14. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Ron

    If you go down the casstte route, while you still can get at the back wall, it may be worth installing some shelf brackets to store the cassettes not in use, allowing you to store complete trains out of the way.

    for example

    http://www.diy.com/departments/bq-twinslot-silver-shelving-upright-w26mm-l1600-mm/207648_BQ.prd?icamp=recs&rrec=true

    with the shelf supports

    http://www.diy.com/departments/bq-twinslot-matt-steel-shelf-brackets-d120mm/207640_BQ.prd

    The brackets are available in variuos widths allowing single or multiple cassettes per shelf.

    Paul
     
  15. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    That is excellent progress Ron. You must be stoked to see and hear the loco running ! :thumbs:

    The platforms are probably the least of worries at the moment. How lucky are you not to sustain some other costly damages that could have meant rebuilding baseboards, relaying track and rewiring the layout ?

    The shed looks great and I like the shade of blue on the walls.

    I will be looking forward to following the build of Sheringbourne into the New Year and beyond. Keep the great work coming.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  16. ed

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    Just thinking out loud Ron, but if you extended the bay platform line to go straight through, you might be able to get some sort of traverser in there.

    Paul gave me some good links when I was considering one.

    Just might be another option.

    Ed
     
  17. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Ed,
    I did think of suggesting a traverser but the rear track is very close to the back edge and may only be able to be reached by one road, a similar issue with a sector plate as well.

    Of course you could always pull the layout away from the wall enough to the clearence needed for 2 or more tracks to service the rear tracks. Possibly just move the fiddle yard end out 6 inches, which also prevent the line running parallel to the rear wall.

    Paul
     
  18. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    The cassette idea is for the other end of the layout (the brown board) as the next few photo's show I am extending the engine shed past the station entrance and the rear single line is just for a run-around as per the real Sheringham station.
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    (and some playtime!)
    Thinking of using these for the cassettes?http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/richard-burbidge-angle-moulding---aluminium---2400-x-12-x-12mm-904756Mounting them to use as tracks with sides??

    Ron


     
  19. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    One thing I noticed on your track plan from the previous thread is the lead into the goods shed runs off the line that serves the engine sheds... :scratchchin:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  20. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Ron,

    Depending on how many cassettes you are thinking of, you would be far desperate buying it online than at Homebase. It was some tome ago when I bought mine. But I can remember doing the comparison and the difference in price is quite dramatic. Don't jump in there quite yet bud. Have a swatch around.

    If I can find the source, I'll send it on. It was about a year and a half ago at least.

    Cheers buddy

    Toto
     

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