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 Posted: 11 Jun 2017 15:19
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Well here begins the Rock Creek plank thread. We passed through Rock Creek on a journey from Thunder Bay Ontario to Minneapolis a few years ago.
I am going to use the old Hinchcliffe set up but with DCC point control and use my Digitrax controller.



Quite a bit of homework to do and rolling stock to buy/build. Starting off with a switcher and some 40' reefers. 
Should keep me quiet for a bit. Sheringbourne will still be the main fixed layout but Rock Creek will be portable.
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Great start Ron, recycling at its best :thumbs:.

Cheer's, Pete. 



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That's good timing Ron as I was going to suggest a multi layout meet next year if we could get three or four together. We could maybe gate crash one of the smaller venues down south who would maybe be happy to take us all.

Just an idea but with a bit of investigation, it could happen.

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Sounds good, no pressure then!!?



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Same pressure on everyone. :avatar: I'm sure we could enlist jakesdad and Keith ...... That would give us four. We would need to agree a target date and find out what venues would be available to start contacting.

It may come to nothing but if we can do the homework with regards to a suitable venue. Why not. Not a huge venue, just something happy to have us and somewhere we can all get to. Preferably with a pub B&B nearby.

May strikes a chord if folks can have something ready.

Al ideas welcome and open to anyone prepared to see it through.

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Rock Creek Minnesota, 2012


Not sure I can model the ironstone works but you get the general idea! ;)



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Toto wrote: Same pressure on everyone. :avatar: I'm sure we could enlist jakesdad and Keith ...... That would give us four. We would need to agree a target date and find out what venues would be available to start contacting.

It may come to nothing but if we can do the homework with regards to a suitable venue. Why not. Not a huge venue, just something happy to have us and somewhere we can all get to. Preferably with a pub B&B nearby.

May strikes a chord if folks can have something ready.

Al ideas welcome and open to anyone prepared to see it through.

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Hi Toto, I think we may be disappointed if we try to get an invite at such short notice mate, most organisers work 2 years in advance, and to try and get 3 or 4 layouts invited will probably be near impossible, it wouldn't hurt to put some feelers out though, if an organiser could get some new to the circuit layouts they may be more inclined to invite us, especially if the layouts are of the smaller corner filler type, that don't cost a lot of money in expense's.
I would suggest, as I have checked the distances, that somewhere in the Newcastle/North Shields/Midd:bleep6:rough area be looked at, if we have any forum members from that locale, could you suggest any venues?  
I would suggest we look at 2019, plus it will give more time to finish and or fine tune any layouts offered.  

Hope you won't be put off by my suggestions, I'm just looking at the feasibility of it.
Definitely up for it!

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Wakefield would be a great venue - the show is usually pretty awesome every year. Just suggesting. :)

If you are all wanting to do like a Platform 1 MRC micro/small layout group thing, count me in, if that's cool? :D



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Getting back on track:
Switcher arrived today, looks a bit of a job to add a decoder but have found some You Tube video's to help.








Just waiting for the decoder to arrive, I've also got a few wagons on order!!
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Well having watched a great set of video's I decided to have a go at fitting a Digitrax decoder to the SW1500.
All went well, it worked on DCC and programmed OK BUT the decoder is too big for the body, it catches one of the flywheels when it is fitted!!I've got a small Hatton's decoder on order so I'll replace it later and get the body fitted!!


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New and first box car arrived today. Proto 2000 made up kit:

Also finished adding a decoder and weathering my SW 1500 switcher:






Both taken at Sheringbourne. Cheers
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You'da thought the UP would have given the poor fella a wash before sending it abroad on its hols, especially to a heritage railway :avatar:

Nicely done Ron.

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You would have thought so!!:mutley2:
And a video!!

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Wot, no bell :mutley2:



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The good god fearing citizens of Sheringbourne, only allow a bell to ring before Sunday worship, and then quietly so as not to wake the heathens :mutley2:

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