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Hello everyone, so I've been tempted over by those makers of the green boxes (IRM/ACC) and thought I would say hi and post up a couple of photos of one of the train sets that I exhibit.

So first up is Thorne Yard.

Its a wagon repair depot in the the 1980s.

The layout is DCC with all locos being sound fitted and all rolling stock is detailed, renumbered (if there is more than one) and weathered. 

If you have any questions then please ask.

More photos to come

Thanks

Simon

 

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31 minutes ago, Si2020 said:

Thanks @Broithe.

 

It would only have be in real life as its not been in a magazine yet. Thats on the list of jobs to do.

Beware of those who have lured you in here.

They are known to be dealers and rely on the addictions that they create in their innocent victims.

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Just now, DJ Dangerous said:

Just exceptional.

The more photos, the better!

Thanks. I will post up some more over the next few weeks/months. Been a bit busy with the big layout and work, plus I need to keep remembering to upload the photos to the phot hosting 😁

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As with most layouts they are never finished and eveolve over time.

This is the case with Thorne Yard as when it was first built we used a cassette system for the trains to be taken on anf off the layout which on the whole worked well but after an incedent when one of the cassettes was caught by a passing operator on another layout which pulled it off the end of the layout. Not the best thing to see a loco and wagons heading to the floor.

 

It was decided to alter the layout to alter the layout to have a deciated fiddle yard board to give us more sapce and security and provides an area where we can hide a little at a show and also have our exhibiton bingo....more on that later.

 

Here is a photo of the full layout taken at the 2018 Perth model railway exhibtion, Perth in scotland that is.

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3 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

I saw a video of Thorne Yard on YouTube.

Are they tiny little surface mounted point motors in the video?

 

 

Hi,

If you mean the small plates next to the points, no they are the base units for the Knightwing point hand levers.

They have slowly fallen off over the past few years during tracking cleaning and I’ve not got round to replacing them. 
 

It’s on the list of jobs to draw up some replacements for etching. Should be a bit more robust. 
 

We use Tortoise motors on all the layouts we exhibit as we can’t find anything better. 

Thanks for finding that video, not seen that before. 

Thanks 

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21 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

Tortoises are mounted underneath, I guess?

As promised here is the point motors we use on the layout. Not the greatest photo as the layout is in its storage place at the moment and due to some domestic jobs not easy to get at.

 

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The frog on the point is switched using the internal switching on the point motor with just the wiring from the switch and the DCC wires added to the terminal strips.

 

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As mentioned the layouts fiddle yard area was modifiled from a casette sytem behind a wall to a full baord where we can store cassettes ready for the next rake to come on.

Here is a photo of the area being modifyed

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The old scenic break was where the dark red brick turns right at the end of the light coloured brick work.

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Hi all,

The grass was soon added to the top wall. It still needs the a bit more work even now and finally i hope to get the bridge in over the track and we have been looking at putting a signal in as a bracket coming off the top of the wall. Will have to make firm plans as we hopefully have a show for March next year and a possible magazine article.

 

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Looking at 37 033 leaving the yard has reminded me that I need to replace the stop board that use to live on the pole that is level with the door on the 37

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So after posting the photo of the sign post without the sign I've been making a new one to try and reduce the list of jobs that need doing as there is a provisional exhibition invite for 2022.

A few mins with some scrap etch and a bit of spare rail and it now just needs a coat of paint and planting on the layout.

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