HO Exhibition Layout Build

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  1. leadie69

    leadie69 Full Member

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    Hi John,

    Welcome aboard! Thanks for your kind words - I was quite chuffed to read your post (pun not intended). I hope to get some more "wires" installed over the next week so keep an eye out for another update soon.

    Ian
     
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    Looking forward to it. :thumbs:
     
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    Hi everyone!

    Well I got to spend some more time working on the layout today and I have finished running the cables on the telegraph poles. Now I just need to workout how to attach the lines to the removable buildings - I'm thinking of glueing the ends to a metal strip and fitting magnets in the buildings so they can be easily disconnected.

    Ian

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    The telephone wiring looks very good. The idea of using elasticated thread - for lack of a better word - works very well. I think using magnets to hold the wires on removable buildings is inspired. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks John. I decided against the magnet idea and went for bending track pins to form a curved bracket that got glued to the buildings then I fitted a small loop of chain to the end of the 'wires' so they just hook on the bracket.

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    A good alternative. I've got removable buildings on my TMD so I might just nick your idea and use magnets myself. The only building I can't get inside of are a pair of portacabins where the insides are totally enclosed which means I may have to nick your second idea. All this nicking, please don't call the cops!!
     
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