New O gauge extension

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  1. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    and so it begins...again.....
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    So with the help of Ralph and Chris we spent a day making up the framework for three new open top boards. 3mm ply with a 19mm block, giving a 25mm thick beam, glued and stapled together.
    2 boards will be 2.4m x 900mm and one board at 1.3m x 820mm. There will be 5 more boards to build but using a different technique, more on these when we get there. The small sections in the picture will be the cross beams which will allow a raised track bed to be made by placing extra blocks in the gaps to support a 9mm ply track base.
    TJ standing guard over our work...well you never know...there's a rumour going around that a certain "Scottish flounder" might be visiting our shores !!
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Wise move, keep TJ going in doggie biscuits. It'll pay dividends. :avatar:

    Nice work there.:thumbs:
     
  3. Gary

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

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    I was going to mention that dogs are a little over scale in O gauge ! Oops, I did mention it !! :avatar:

    Looking forward to this extension, especially if LSD was anything to go by...! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  4. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Good one Kimbo,

    I`m interested to see your framework develop. It should be a strong lightweight system methinks.?

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  5. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Gormo,
    Yes it is amazing how strong and how light it is. I would however suggest that if a layout was to be transportable then more block would need to be used.
    We plan to assemble the frames as they are and then add more where needed to support further cross beams. I forgot to mentioned that the 3mm is 100 mm deep.
     
  6. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Very nice work guy's.

    You can easily produce curved baseboards using the same method, just use a former of the correct radius, attach the inner layer to the former, then the blocks to the inner layer and finally the outer layer to the blocks. Once dry remove the former and the ends square.

    Kim, I think TJ may require assistance, I have a cat and dog and he still gets in :avatar:

    Paul
     
  7. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Now come on Paul your forgetting, we have a lovely collection of snakes, spiders, bugs and drop bears to back TJ up...a cat is just not up to the job !!!!:avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't under estimate the man, there arn't many snakes and big spiders roaming the UK but there are lots of spicey fast food resturants, not saying the two facts are linked, but Toto does love a Vindaloo :avatar:

    Anyways nice build looking forward to the next bit

    Paul
     
  9. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    I`m not up with your Scottish dialect guys.???

    Vindaloo???.......is that a loo with a window or would that be a windowloo???

    :confused::eek:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormoloo
     
  10. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    gormo wrote:
    Close I'd recon Gormo you need the, Loo with a "Open" Window the morning after the. Vinda-Windaloo:avatar:
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Great start with the framing Kim very neet, I'm looking forward to seeing this come together.:thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    SMR CHRIS wrote:
    And me ....
     
  13. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    The plan of the board layout is shown here in the first picture. Basically we are using 2 types of boards.
    1st type is the scenic open type as per the above build.2nd is basically an internal door 2040 x 820mm, sold at Bunnings for $26 approx £12-14  (uk members Bunnings = home depot store, not sure whats left open over there now.):scratchchin:
    These boards are for the storage loops with no electrics or point motors mounted under the boards, all will be surface mounted. They make a good lightweight easy to support ,nice and flat, cheap as well when there's over 6m of boards to build in the storage section.

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    The basic track plan is a branch line from LSD curving round to meet two main line tracks via a curve diamond crossing double slip, which will allow the trains to run as many times around the inner loop before branching off the inner loop to the goods branch. This line will drop down on the inner most curve to then pass under the viaduct board on to a new scenic board / boards.
    (The plan is that anyone helping me to build this project can build their own scenic board, max length 2m x either 600mm or 900mm or possible up to 1.2m. They take ownership of this board, which can be built with any theme they want. Once the layout is up and running we can then change the end board for different running sessions plus they will also then have their own board to take home and display their own stock on or run with a small fiddle yard board.)
    Once the train has "finished business" on this board it returns up the goods loop to cross the inner mainline loop on to the outer mainline loop, again for as many times around the loop before going into the double slip to go back on to the LSD branch line.
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    The non scenic door boards have the curves set at a 6' Radius while on the scenic board we have managed to open the curves out to 7'2" max which should give good running for the maximum length stock which will be  two suburban coaches (57') with either the new Panniers we have ordered or the 0-4-2T . The largest goods train will be 12 wagons and a 43xx from Lion heart.

    There will be a scenic board for goods exchange on the inner board at the bottom of the plan which will be planned out later. There are a few ideas on the drawing board at the moment with a canal scene going under the viaduct, track work in cobble stones/roadways and a small engine shed coaling area......

    Kim
     
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    This project is going to be very interesting to watch to fruition!
    Lots of luck, cheers, Pete.
     
  15. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Great modular layout plan, and of course in the future the same modular approach can be applied to LSD, having it interchangeable as well - dont want you getting off too easily now.

    Only flaw I can see is you're allowing GWR stuff on the layout, were dooooomed :avatar:

    Paul
     
  16. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow what a plan Kim.

    I watched a O scale layout on YouTube at a British exhibition, with a similar theme two yard/station legs and a running loop but no level change will be very interested to see this progress esp the others, plug in modules.

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  17. Kimbo

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    http://www.click fellow "o gaugers" and future converts !!!:avatar:
    Well just for Paul (and possibly others) here's the result of last weeks swaps with a modeller changing scale "the other way"
    First up, a Tower Model Brass 0-4-2T fitted with sound (which will be changed as its a basic generic sound file)
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    A second Fowler to the fleet, but this one is fitted with a Tower Models sound decoder and sound file.
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    Lion Heart Pannier and Auto trailer, both with sound decoders and lights.
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    Ralph has a Lion Heart Pannier on the way in early emblem BR black. (that should keep you happy Paul).Might start assembly of the open boards tomorrow.
     
  18. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Very nice Kim
    You don't really need a passenger service do you so you can ship that Auto trailer over :avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
  19. Kimbo

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    Chris when the 43xx, 08 diesel, Victory all arrive this year I might be thinning out the O gauge stock as well. :giggle:Warning for Toto and Paul, O gauge gets very addictive.
     
  20. paul_l

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    Think your a bit late with the warning - cheers mate !! :avatar:

    Look you've got me buying my first ever ex-Southern Railway loco, don't start with God's Worst Railway as well. I've said before the only good GWR loco was the 16xx pannier and that's only the one that ran on the Dornoch branch :giggle:

    I hope this waffeling ins't holding you back, looking forward to the builds

    Paul
     

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