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 Posted: 14 Sep 2017 09:13
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Is Line Clear wrote:
but I am learning from the experienced model makers here and it is great to follow their work also.

Paul, you're making a great job of what you've achieved so far. I certainly don't count myself as an 'experienced modeller' and even those who are, don't 'know it all', we all learn a little every day, but in my opinion you only become 'experienced' by putting the time in and actually attempting a job, learning as you go. It's more about the ability to visualise what you want to achieve in a model, and then having the courage to jump in and have a go.
I came back to model railways nearly 4 years ago, having had a break of around 55 years, so things had changed massively in that period and to say it was a steep learning curve would be an understatement. The only 'advantage' I had (if you can call it that!) was as a retired Electrician, the electrics side of things posed no problems, but jumping in with both feet so to speak, I 'self-taught' DCC and the dreaded 'split chassis' loco's, evolved a logical process for carriage and rolling stock lighting and began the long and continuing process of layout scenics, (and I'm not very 'Artistic!') together with getting involved with a dabble or two into the 'Dark Side' with electronics, which had been a boyhood interest that somehow took a back seat when things like marriage/divorce/remarriage/kids/ 3 house moves and several job moves sidelined it. It's only when I got to retirement that I had the time to rekindle hobby interests and start to build the kind of things I never knew I wanted. Onward and upwards!
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Great read Paul. :thumbs:

Looking forward to your ongoing updates of the layout. I for one don't mind scratch building structures and I'm sure I could learn a trick or two off you.

Cheers, Gary.



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Hi Paul, great start to your layout thread :thumbs:
Will follow with great interest. :thumbsup:
(I will hopefully be doing a bit more on the Hymek's this weekend)
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Kimbo wrote: Hi Paul, great start to your layout thread :thumbs:
Will follow with great interest. :thumbsup:
(I will hopefully be doing a bit more on the Hymek's this weekend)
Kim
Thanks Kim... I look forward to following you Hymek build, I'm focussing attention to the body right now and thinking the back bulkhead should come out to make way for a Peter Clark cab detailing kit
 http://www.peterclarkkits.com/loco-cab-kits--accessories.html
i'm also thinking a better way can be found to mate the body onto the bogies via a stronger more robust sub frame assembly than the way PRMRP show.
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Gary wrote: Great read Paul. :thumbs:

Looking forward to your ongoing updates of the layout. I for one don't mind scratch building structures and I'm sure I could learn a trick or two off you.

Cheers, Gary.
Thanks Gary, I am always very happy to share info and build techniques because I think that makes for an interesting forum.
cheers for now Paul



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Keith M wrote: Is Line Clear wrote:
but I am learning from the experienced model makers here and it is great to follow their work also.

Paul, you're making a great job of what you've achieved so far. I certainly don't count myself as an 'experienced modeller' and even those who are, don't 'know it all', we all learn a little every day, but in my opinion you only become 'experienced' by putting the time in and actually attempting a job, learning as you go. It's more about the ability to visualise what you want to achieve in a model, and then having the courage to jump in and have a go.
I came back to model railways nearly 4 years ago, having had a break of around 55 years, so things had changed massively in that period and to say it was a steep learning curve would be an understatement. The only 'advantage' I had (if you can call it that!) was as a retired Electrician, the electrics side of things posed no problems, but jumping in with both feet so to speak, I 'self-taught' DCC and the dreaded 'split chassis' loco's, evolved a logical process for carriage and rolling stock lighting and began the long and continuing process of layout scenics, (and I'm not very 'Artistic!') together with getting involved with a dabble or two into the 'Dark Side' with electronics, which had been a boyhood interest that somehow took a back seat when things like marriage/divorce/remarriage/kids/ 3 house moves and several job moves sidelined it. It's only when I got to retirement that I had the time to rekindle hobby interests and start to build the kind of things I never knew I wanted. Onward and upwards!
:thumbup:

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Thanks Keith for your nice comment... DCC hmmm... can I speak with you about that minefield sometime?  My brain doesn't seem to understand what to do when it come to digital control. I may have to ask you for specialist advice pn this subject if that's all right, still not there yet and plenty to do on Elton Crossing and the Hymek
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Toto wrote: Oops, I've just bought a truck load of coarse scale ballast as well. Oh well, I'll need to use at least some of it now but perhaps I can top it off with some finer stuff when I get around to laying it.

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Hi Toto, I wonder if you can use the coarse ballast as a bulking agent and dress the infill with finer ballast which will settle into voids and gaps thus hiding the large ballast as you want. When I ballasted the Down Line on the Elton layout I realised that I was going to get through several bags of Fine and that the ballast shoulder needed better support... I think larger grade ballast would have worked well in that instance but only as a sub support layer. Certainly when I get to build the next segment of the Elton layout next year that is the way I shall go:thumbup:
cheers Paul

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Here are the North Stafford pattern wooden level crossing gates, they are 3D printed by Andy Sollis and measured up from known dimensions and surviving examples. At Elton in the olden days when the Wheelock branch was busy the crossing was operated by a crossing keeper under the control of the signalman, the box being situated some thirty odd feet north of the gates which were hand operated and locked with the Blacks Patent Road locks otherwise known as "jam jar" locks because of their rotating cylindrical barrels which turned to trap the drop rods attached to the gateposts and gate toes. In the latter years crossing control fell to the signalman so there was much toing and froing up and down steps when the crossing keeper position was withdrawn. As time permits I would like to make the gates function through servos, I have all the kit needed along with some red nano LED's to illuminate the gate lamps. Anyway the view ahead is looking towards Sandbach station and behind is the single line to Hassall Green, the next segment of the Elton layout will be a "compressed" interpretation of Hassall Green station and level crossing box.

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Another view showing the layout looking towards the gates and crossing, on the left will be the backdrop which is Foden's lorry works, formerly ERF Fodens were still in business until about the4 late 1990's, To the right is the embankment which I have started grassing, the basing grass is 2mm Summer green from WWScenics in Swansea, the next applications will be the 4mm flock Patchy Grass interspersed with 4mm Dead Grass and the finally 6mm and 10mm flock dressed to simulate turfs and top growth. So the tracks on the layout are, on the right is the Down line to Sandbach and the middle line is the Up line to Hassall Green ultimately joining the Crewe Stoke line at Alsager and on the left are the sidings which are Foden's Siding (nearest) and the Co-op Siding furthest leading to the buffer stops by the crossing itself. So there we have it folks, the Elton Crossing layout introduced.
Oh just as an add on the extension segments will have to be removable pieces, they will go through the doors seen in the background and will run across the landing and into the next bedroom:lol:. I have designed and made the layout to be moveable as it runs on castors.

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Keith.
Thanks Keith for your nice comment... DCC hmmm... can I speak with you about that minefield sometime?  My brain doesn't seem to understand what to do when it come to digital control. I may have to ask you for specialist advice pn this subject if that's all right

I'm pretty sure that I speak for everyone on this forum when I say that any question you may wish to ask will likely be able to be answered by the members. I went into DCC from the outset, and bought the Lenz system, at one time regarded as the "Rolls-Royce" of systems, but other makers have caught up in the interim. About the only advantage I believe the Lenz system still has is that they make all the add-ons needed if you wish to go the whole hog and have computer control, whereas I understand that with other systems, although you can do this, the various add-ons are made by other manufacturers, but I stand to be corrected on this. With regard to fitting decoders, I and others have done various "How-to's" on the forum to help with this, and also carriage/rolling stock lighting, when you have the time, just have a root around the "Workbench" and "How-to" features and you'll likely find answers to most of your questions, those you can't find answers to, then just ask and myself and/or others will be happy to help.
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Thanks Keith... I haven't investigated the How To forum as yet, but will do:thumbs:
cheers Paul

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Keith.
Thanks Keith for your nice comment... DCC hmmm... can I speak with you about that minefield sometime?  My brain doesn't seem to understand what to do when it come to digital control. I may have to ask you for specialist advice pn this subject if that's all right

I'm pretty sure that I speak for everyone on this forum when I say that any question you may wish to ask will likely be able to be answered by the members. I went into DCC from the outset, and bought the Lenz system, at one time regarded as the "Rolls-Royce" of systems, but other makers have caught up in the interim. About the only advantage I believe the Lenz system still has is that they make all the add-ons needed if you wish to go the whole hog and have computer control, whereas I understand that with other systems, although you can do this, the various add-ons are made by other manufacturers, but I stand to be corrected on this. With regard to fitting decoders, I and others have done various "How-to's" on the forum to help with this, and also carriage/rolling stock lighting, when you have the time, just have a root around the "Workbench" and "How-to" features and you'll likely find answers to most of your questions, those you can't find answers to, then just ask and myself and/or others will be happy to help.
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I thought I'd just post this pic up of one of my earlier O gauge weathering attempts from a couple of years ago before I set to building Elton Crossing in earnest, sorry the quality of this one is not brilliant. The kit is from Parkside and depicts BR diagram 108 the once ever so common all steel 16 ton mineral wagon. I'll get some more pics up of other wagon stuff for folks to see... and Kimbo:hismiley: I haven't done anything else on the Hymek conversion since we shared stuff but it is next on my workbench list to attend to.
Cheers all for now, Paul

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A great thread with loads of variety. Great to follow.:thumbs:



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I agree a really interesting thread Paul :thumbup::thumbup:

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Here is a Grampus wagon made from another Parkside kit, as yet un numbered but it will be lettered for the Stoke PWay who used to keep all their equipment behind Stoke Power Box in the North Western Yard. The PW sidings which wee previously the carriage stabling point is where in 1960 Duchess Pacific loco City of Stoke On Trent was exhibited alongside ex North Stafford New L class tank Number 2 and a rake of Stanier Period 3 coaches painted in the Gilt Edge exhibition livery as part of the City of Stoke on trent Six Towns Cententary.

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