Wheeldon Mill

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  1. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats pretty big Pete, cheers :scratchchin:
     
  2. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Impressive building Pete!
    Keith.
     
  3. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    That has come up trumps Pete, great job. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    If you have an old OO/4mm 5 plank open wagon sitting around, pop that on the roof for comparison !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Looks great Pete :thumbup:

    Ed
     
  5. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Ron asked, how big is the building and Gary suggested plonking a 4mm wagon on top for comparison.
    So here go's.

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    And...

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    I have also had a sort out in the shed, now the rally season is over for us. I've moved a load of stuff from the back wall and moved the baseboard back 4 ft which has given me room to set up the next board and place the buildings I've already made (but not finished yet :whatever:) so I can see where I need to go next.

    Also, having taken on board advice that said I didn't need to rewire for DCC, just switch on all the sections, well I did and hey presto! it worked much to my relief http://www.click.

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    Thats it for now, got to get dinner on.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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  6. Ron

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    That looks great Pete :thumbs:http://www.click
     
  7. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    The layout looks great Pete, even though it's not finished. Having that 4mm track and wagon makes it look like you building a narrow gauge line on the layout, alongside the 7mm !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  8. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I had another sort out in the shed today, and I've managed to find room for the 3rd board, I can now run trains and shunt. I still need to sort the wiring to the third board, its just a chocolate block connector, I really need to solder some proper connectors to tidy things up.One thing I've discovered is locos and wagons foul on the bridge at the rear of the layout, which is strange as they didn't before I dismantled it last year.... Anyway I had to chop a lump out but all's good now. One other thing is the point rods have stiffened up so I need to get underneath with some WD40 and give the linkages a good spray. All very well getting down there but getting back up again is another matter!!!

    I had a little play/test run with my 08, and a couple of wagons, I'm beginning to think I might have to look at operating the layout from the front. That is going to mean some jiggery pokery with the point operation. Maybe look at point motors/servos. We will see.

    More play/testing tomorrow :giggle:.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking really good Pete, those buildings are something to be very proud of. Time to start planning a running video for us to enjoy :thumbs:
    Kim
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    :thumbup::thumbup: looking good Pete

    Ian vt
     
  11. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Ian, mind you its not looking so good at the moment, I've not done anything with it for a couple or three months and it has turned into a large shelf/dump! I am going to have to get my finger out and sort it :facepalm:.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    That's one impressive building,

    Phil
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I did not realise that it was quite so big. Very good build Pete. :thumbs:
     
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    Pete, the layout is looking truly superb. Nothing quite like 7mm scale to really give that sense of presence.

    So... what exhibitions will you be taking it to? :p

    If you need a hand with anything layout related, give me a shout, I don't mind being a dogs body! :)
     
  15. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Dan I very much appreciate your offer, you may find yourself press ganged in the future mate :giggle:.
    I don't have any exhibitions booked. Although I have been in touch with a chap called Chris Stafford who organises Railex North East and offered it for 2019. Nowt like a deadline eh?
    Still quite a lot of work to do but not to difficult.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    You're alright, if you want to talk deadlines, I've got to have PB in a working state ready for Mansfield show at the beginning of March! :p
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Dan, I'm sure you will be fine, the devil is in the detail, and thats what takes so much time.
    I will be at Mansfield for the show, its one of my favorites.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  18. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Exactly when and whereabouts in Mansfield is this show then Pete/Daniel??? I've been to a couple of "Train & Toy Fairs" at Mansfield Civic centre, then it was moved to the leisure centre or whatever it is near "Spion Cop", but that was a while ago. Do tell.
    Keith.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Keith, it is on Sat/Sun 3rd 4th March.
    St Peter's Church Centre,
    Church Side,
    Mansfield.
    NG18 1AP.

    It is in the town centre, parking is a bu&&er, but worth the effort.
    £3.50 adult, £3.00 concession's £1.00 children.

    A small club show on two floors, small cafe, really nice for a couple or three hours.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Might get to that! :)
     

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