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Decided to convert to DCC

Had a couple of issues with the old layout which I fixed first

Trapdoor entry was never succesfull where it was, so I moved it to the centre of the opening

I think the current Mrs Bracken must have left her hoover there when she was cleaning the attic for me! :o:o

 

General view of the layout

 

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Looking back down

 

 

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The trapdoor

 

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The new one

 

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Control Panel

 

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Great to see this Wrenn!

 

Welcome to the world of tomorrow (er, DCC, too :) )

 

 

Say nothing yet Stephen he will still be looking for the wind up key on the back of the hand held controller :D:D:D

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I know someone who has a similar location and she has never been up there.

 

I told her that he just plays a recording of some trains going round to cover the noise of the still.

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Another few days work and nothing to see

Fitted the bus wireing

As I never thought the layout would be rewired, I had fixed the presses and shelving permanently so every meter under the baseboards was a long drawn out struggle, indeed most of the screws had slot heads!

Found this building while looking through some stuff

Does it look Irish enough?

 

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Lovely build of the metcalf kit Dave - I've one too I plan to use :)
And with paper chimney pots, too - the sign of the dedicated modeller..

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That has the look of becoming something special Dave, I love it well done mate.

 

Rich,

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That's turned out a great job and the lay out is shaping up nicely as well.

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=))

 

How do run the track over the trap-door?

 

Couple of pics from the old layout

Trapdoor in closed position

 

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Underneath shot

Basically just brought the power via the old telephone cable and wired it to the track on the trapdoor

The small piece of timber on the left hand lip is why the trapdoor looks out of line in the first shot.

 

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Underneath of trapdoor

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Thanks for the pics Dave, but how does the track hinge? Are you using flexi track? If so, does it just bend when you lift the trapdoor? Or is there also a gap on the hinge side?

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Thanks for the pics Dave, but how does the track hinge? Are you using flexi track? If so, does it just bend when you lift the trapdoor? Or is there also a gap on the hinge side?

 

The usual thing is to have the hinges mounted just above the board surface - see the blocks in the picture - this allows the track by the hinges to rise without clashing with the fixed track. The track is cut on the break-line where the door joins the fixed top.

 

A picture of the top of the door when it's open would explain it... Or try http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Hints%20&%20Tips.htm#Lifting Bridge Section

 

 

And, is it Hazelwood or Hazlewood? I think we should be told..

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The usual thing is to have the hinges mounted just above the board surface - see the blocks in the picture - this allows the track by the hinges to rise without clashing with the fixed track. The track is cut on the break-line where the door joins the fixed top.

 

A picture of the top of the door when it's open would explain it... Or try http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Hints%20&%20Tips.htm#Lifting Bridge Section

 

 

And, is it Hazelwood or Hazlewood? I think we should be told..

 

Ah yea, now I got ye. Brilliant, thanks Dave, might end up making one if I ever go full circle.

As for the Hazelwood/Hazlewood debate, I live in America, where they can't spell anyway. My computer constantly underlines things that are correctly spelled using the queens english!

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Ah yea, now I got ye. Brilliant, thanks Dave, might end up making one if I ever go full circle.

As for the Hazelwood/Hazlewood debate, I live in America, where they can't spell anyway. My computer constantly underlines things that are correctly spelled using the queens english!

If the Americans want to speak English then they should have to pay a licence fee, and pass a test - otherwise it's Navaho, or something like that, for them...

 

Just wait until I take over.

 

The lifting bridge is quite do-able - but the slightly raised hinges are an important feature for a successful device.

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If the Americans want to speak English then they should have to pay a licence fee, and pass a test - otherwise it's Navaho, or something like that, for them...

 

Just wait until I take over.

 

OMG. like. totally. or whatever.

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If the Americans want to speak English then they should have to pay a licence fee, and pass a test - otherwise it's Navaho, or something like that, for them...

 

Just wait until I take over.

 

OMG. like. totally. or whatever.

 

Is that south dublin or american english? It's quite hard to tell the difference sometimes!

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Hay yon dinny bay startin a row hey thems boys cen talk n feight hay end theres no grave yards en their part o tha wurld .

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12 months on (exactly!)

Got a bit in at the weekend

Went for a DCC Controller

So went from this:

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To this:

 

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Maybe this time next year there may be some locos running :tumbsup:

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Dave, very impressive, even if it looks like it plugs into Pulse and could order a taxi at the same time!

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Looks good Wrenn - does it power any track yet?

Jasus Bosco, gimme a break

Trying to get the stuff to run without taking it out of the box!

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Dave, very impressive, even if it looks like it plugs into Pulse and could order a taxi at the same time!

 

Cheers Des

Mucho impressed with SSM's latest venture

Hope this will not delay the Ammonia's?

Heljan dooberry in the fridge awaiting shipping :-bd

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