Hinchcliffe

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  1. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    I am in the middle of building Hinchcliffe which is an Inglenook (puzzle) layout with two extra sidings.
    The trackwork is laid and the DCC wiring completed and tested. I am wiring up the points to a mimic board using the probe and stud method.

    More to follow

    Cheers
    Ron

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  2. Gary

    Gary Currently Unemployed ! Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Ron,

    This looks like it will be fun to operate. The best thing about the size of a plank, is that it can be set up anywhere with ease, unlike larger tail chaser layouts. I'm looking forward to seeing how you will add scenery to this, as there isn't a lot of room on that board.

    Do you have any intentions of adding some low relief models to the plank ?

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Gary, yes some low relief buildings and goods shed. I want to put an overbridge at the end and keep the minic panel behind a warehouse. I want to leave it open under the bridge so I can perhaps use a cassette system for extra stock, but that's just an idea at the moment! :)

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Sounds like a plan to me Ron. I'll look forward to seeing what choice of low relief you go with.
    Cheers for now toto
     
  5. Guest

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    Heyup Ron this is looking interesting ! what sort of era are you looking at ? Is it a steamy or Diesel ? I know Weybourne is run as a preseved station line but will Hinchcliffe be set in a definite period ?

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with bud

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  6. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Matt I will be using a BR black Pannier and a green Class 08 so I guess early to mid 60's but I've yet to decide on a location. Having a goods shed and maybe a cattle dock so not to industrial but busy!?

    Bit more work on the mimic panel today ready for a clear coat of laquer tomorrow.

    [​IMG][/url]mimic panel1 by RON CLARKE, on Flickr[/img]

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Ron,
    Just a nice compact size. Easy to attach to the layout without becoming to obtrusive and over bearing. Spot on.
    Cheers
    Toto
     
  8. Guest

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    Not sure if you said Ron , what size is the panel ? And what thickness tape did you use ? I will have one to do but there will be more points so I would probably need thinner tape. (Can you actually buy thinner tape ?) Rather that or I will have to use Gormo's method using excel and then laminate it with SWMBO s laminated.
    Matt. http://www.click
     
  9. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Matt, it's about 6" by 4" and the tape is black insulation tape cut into thin strips with a scalpel then clear vanished over..

    Underboard wiring set up..

    [​IMG][/url]IMG_0417 by RON CLARKE, on Flickr[/img]

    Top board wiring numbered..

    [​IMG][/url]IMG_0416 by RON CLARKE, on Flickr[/img]

    Wiring soldered to studs. important to check point directions before soldering!!

    [​IMG][/url]IMG_0418 by RON CLARKE, on Flickr[/img]

    Finished mimic panel..

    [​IMG][/url]IMG_0419 by RON CLARKE, on Flickr[/img]

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  10. Guest

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    That's !looking good mate, clean , simple and does what it says on the tin :)
    Cheers Matt
     
  11. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Short video of the first workings on Hinchcliffe now that DCC and point control is finished.

    [flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v//zqD2zRRF49o[/flash]

    And I know it was a LMS wagon!!
    Cheers
    Ron
     
  12. Guest

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    HI Ron, did you post the video link ? I'm not seeing it in your post :confused:

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  13. Ron

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    Try now Matt, I must have edited out when I did an edit on the text! :):)

    Ron
     
  14. Guest

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    Thanks Ron working Perfect ! Nice little video and great to see the inaugural run on Hinchcliffe :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  15. Toto

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    Excellent video Ron and the sound is great as well ....... The 08 gives off a great gurgle.
    Cheers
    Toto
     
  16. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Racing ahead there Ron,
    Putting me to shame.
     
  18. Gary

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    The goods shed looks good Ron. Is it a Metcalfe ?

    Another thing, did the greenery on the brick ledge come on the kit or did you add it ?

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Gary. yes it's a Metcalf I had sitting around! The moss etc is just some green paint applied then some scatter added and cleaned up. It not fixed in place yet so the bottom edges will get the same treatment when I do!

    Cheers
    Ron
     
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    Nice Ron,
    It`s the little touches like the moss that make all the difference........it looks really good.!
    http://www.click Gormo
     

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