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The Derry Road

Rachelstown and St Stephens Green

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Hi all I'm currently building a new layout and thought the progress may be of interest to forum members, I've tried to attach pictures of the progress (hopefully it has worked) to show its current stage.

 

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Love to see them pics. i have the same problem uploading - Garfield suggested that you upload to tinypics.com, click on the img link then post to your thread - works well but is slow.

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Nice work so far, love the viaduct. The makings of a fine layout. Keep the updates coming :tumbsup:

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Hi Guys Thanks for the comments and encouragement.

 

Burnthebox, I seen a plan of an irish layout many years ago and have loosely based it on part of that, which is the station area "Rachelstown" and in control of IE network side. Double oval track with a small branch line, both lead to the sidings which is "St Stephens Green" This is the NIR controlled side, housing an oil depot, cement works and various other railway business. I'm currently puting together the control panel, (DC) track is controlled by DPDT switches incorperating the "cab control" method, using three controllers, 2 for mainline running and the third shunting and turntable. point control is by electiic pencil. All lights and 2/3 aspect signals will also be connected.

A large mix of traffic from CIE to IE and GNR/UTA/NCC to current translink/NIR will be run as the mood chooses.

 

Pictures of the panel will follow shortly

 

Thanks again to all,

The Derry Road

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Hi folks sorry for the late reply, real work has to come first. Attached is a few pictures of the control panel, just have to connect it all together. Being wired for cab control I'm considering fitting a switch to convert to DCC at a later date if I choose. Currently will have to make do with what I have.

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Thanks Heirflick, it was made of readily available items. brass screws, black self adhesive car stripe and the usual switches and controllers fixed onto a white board panel suitably strengthened. The labelling is printed onto clear self adhesive labels on a PC.

Regards

The Derry Road

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Guys thanks again for the comments and encouragement, I've purchased some gaugemaster backscenes and was wondering if anyone on the site can offer advice/tips on the best way to fix these in position so they don't wrinkle:trains:

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i pasted them onto thin strips of hardboard then screwed the boards into position on the sides of the baseboards - no wrinkling there!

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i pasted them onto thin strips of hardboard then screwed the boards into position on the sides of the baseboards - no wrinkling there!

 

And, with hardboard, it's fairly easy to curve the corners, which results in a much nicer impression of reality - no 'corners in the sky'..

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And, with hardboard, it's fairly easy to curve the corners, which results in a much nicer impression of reality - no 'corners in the sky'..

 

...dead on! we should go into the construction technical advice service:rolleyes:

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Heirflick, thanks for your tip, was it wallpaper paste you used, or adhesive of another type?

 

used wallpaper paste that was lying around for a while - good luck with it and post the results:)

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Great to see another layout developing- keep up the good work! What are the dimensions of your layout roughly?

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Great to see another layout developing- keep up the good work! What are the dimensions of your layout roughly?

dave182 the overall size is 13ft 8ins by 12ft 6ins

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Hi All, I've Just finished putting a 3mm hardboard backscene former around the whole layout 12inches high/10 in some places,:dig: and have pasted on the gaugemaster backscenes to it, fingers crossed there are no wrinkles so far. So i will check it again tomorrow and take some pictures of the result. Thanks to Heirflick and broithe for their earlier advice on this method.

The Derry Road

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[quote=The Derry Road;55653 Thanks to Heirflick and broithe for their earlier advice on this method.

The Derry Road

 

....a pint each and bobs your uncle! looking forward to seeing the result:)

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Looks great, the back scene adds a lot of depth. The tunnel under the shelves is a good idea. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

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Holy Jasus! tis like a model shop in there!!!!!!!!! Wow that's some collection, & so neatly stored!! layout is coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing this one's progression. =D

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