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Hello
Thanks for thoughts about the Dinghams, Id forgotten just what a neat design they are. Another one for the consideration pile!
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Having used used both B&B/D&G and S&W couplings, I found both worked but S&W were more difficult to fit, though easier to make. On the whole my preference would be for B&B.
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Hello Stephen
Thanks for your thoughts as well. I must admit to being rather taken with the Dingham coupler looks even if it does look a bit of a fiddle to build. Think I'll acquire a pack and try them out. I really don't know what I'm doing getting all excited about couplers at the moment, I've got no railway working to run anything on and no stock converted to EM to put on it. 

Daft but fun!

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Hello everyone 
I’ve been in touch with John (The Laird) over on RM web and he’s sent me his latest incarnation of signal servo tower which I first came across this time last year on his thread Leeds City, the Midland Side. The first samples he sent me were in 2mm MDF which I showed back on page 6. He’s now moved to a neater stronger material in the form of Perspex. Photos are below and he’s improved the design in enabling removal from the baseboard easier. 

I’m really excited by this development and am wondering if I can discipline myself to do the signalling as I go along rather than coming back to it later or worse as an afterthought. 



This is the front view of the tower and you’ll need to imagine a two arm signal sticking out the top of it. This narrow single version will hold 3 servos and therefore operate up to three signals arms. There is a double width version which takes 6 servos. Impressive amount of operational power in a tiny amount of space. A great piece of design and I’m indebted to John for his help and willingness to share his design 

And here’s the same one side view. 


Back to baseboards. There’s a downside to surface mounted wiring. As you can see from this photo there’s almost more brass tube topside to take the wiring than there is cork sheet!  But as soon as I begin to doubt the wisdom of this approach I remember what it’s like on all but the last baseboard (which also has surface mounted wiring) and am greatly relieved that I can see everything at a glance. And if that’s true for wiring then it’s all the more the case for topside mounting the servos....so much easier to adjust!

Heres a picture



And here, apropos of nothing at all, is a 2011 photo of my Gibson 0-4-2 517 class that I came across the other day, just about to get its first coat of paint. Really worth the trouble of having models that unbolt into subassemblies for painting and maintenance. I’d forgotten that this was how I made this engine and I’m really glad as I’ve  now somehow got to get EM spaced wheels into that very narrow body!




Well that’s it for now, back to track making!
Kind regards 
Andrew

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Six servos sounds impressive,I have not as yet needed to exceed four as per The MERG design. I have found that tapping the horn 12BA I can use a short bit of brass tube soldered to the operating rod to make the signal easily demountable from the servo.

I will try and post some photos tomorrow when I am back on the PC
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Tried to upload a photo but couldn't get it to work, referred to MW.
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I have now managed to upload the photo a different way. Hope it explains things.
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Hello Stephen
Yup understood now. A neat way of getting adjustment from servo to signal arm. 
(edit) With the one that im going to use you can remove the whole thing, servo tower and signals attached, from above so the only the power cables to unplug.

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Yes I very often do it that way but it's not really practicable in 2mm scale, it would make the signal base too big.
Andrew Duncan wrote: Hello Stephen
Yup understood now. A neat way of getting adjustment from servo to signal arm. 
(edit) With the one that im going to use you can remove the whole thing, servo tower and signals attached, from above so the only the power cables to unplug.

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Stephen Freeman wrote: Yes I very often do it that way but it's not really practicable in 2mm scale, it would make the signal base too big.

Hello Stephen
I don’t know how wide it’s can be in 2mm but when I got home this evening I measured the single one that I photographed and it’s 12mm wide on top and needs a 10 MM wide hole in the baseboard as per the photos below. Is that still too wide?

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Depends. Most of the ones I have done in 2mm are less.
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I’ve been very busy at work  in recent weeks and am finding my motivation difficult to rekindle. I’m not sure why but at the moment the thought of threading tiny plastic  chairs on yards of steel rail doesn’t appeal! And I find myself reading threads on RM Web and EForum about loco builds, carriage and wagon building, signalling etc etc and wishing I was at that stage. 

Then I tell myself I’ve only got this baseboard to finish and the majority of the station is done. Well sort of. I’ve still got point rodding on the previous board to do  and this one of course and on this one there is the North box, so there’s quite a lot of it. And then, now that I’ve got John’s Servo Towers, there’s the question of getting the signaling underway. After that there’s the conversion of all my 00 stock to EM. Sometimes I wish I’d been a little less ambitious and either stuck with 00, which would have saved a lot of time at some point in the future, or chosen a smaller prototype! And then most of the station needs ballasting!

Sometimes I find myself thinking that I could make a small diversion and build a simple station using half a dozen of  Peco’s new bullhead points in either 00 or EM, just to have something running and complete and not be left staring at 20 feet of incomplete station 6 years on!  Well, Yeovil has been 4 years in construction so far, and it’s 6 years since doing any work on my old layout and I suppose I’m missing all the other aspects of construction that make our hobby so diverse and rewarding. 

So apart from finishing off laying in the last of the surface run wiring I’ve not done much recently and at the moment selling lots (I hope?) of pots and pans over the next three weeks is going to be pretty time absorbing. 
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Andrew

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Hi Andrew.
I guess we all have moments like that, but the only way to achieve the impossible is to keep going. Yes, Looking forward can be daunting and there are so many distractions. I sometimes feel like I could do with three of me with all I wish to achieve. Breaking the task down into manageable steps is for me the way of getting there. Each step along the road brings its own rewards, but when one looks back it can be surprising how far one has come.
Enjoy your Christmas and perhaps we can start the new year with 2020 vision.
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Andrew

The thing is that you are now in a position that you can do what you want, you have track built so in theory you can have something moving, if you want to do some building or work on landscape, nothing stopping you

Amongst other things I am building track, a couple of locos and the station building, just switch on which ever project/job I fancy

Before this do have a great Christmas
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Tony W wrote: Hi Andrew.
I guess we all have moments like that, but the only way to achieve the impossible is to keep going. Yes, Looking forward can be daunting and there are so many distractions. I sometimes feel like I could do with three of me with all I wish to achieve. Breaking the task down into manageable steps is for me the way of getting there. Each step along the road brings its own rewards, but when one looks back it can be surprising how far one has come.
Enjoy your Christmas and perhaps we can start the new year with 2020 vision.
Regards
Tony.
Hello Tony
Wise words and thank you for your reply which I find quite comforting. Although I know it to be true that most, if not all of us, have these moments of “ blue funk” ( not sure where that came from!?) it’s good to hear that first hand that you’ve experienced the same sort of thing. And perhaps especially you with the size of project that your building, which makes mine look like a walk in the park!

So thank you for your encouragement and a happy Christmas to you. I trust the new kitchen which I assume is finished(?) will be put to very good use in a couple of days time!

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Andrew

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Hayfield wrote: Andrew

The thing is that you are now in a position that you can do what you want, you have track built so in theory you can have something moving, if you want to do some building or work on landscape, nothing stopping you

Amongst other things I am building track, a couple of locos and the station building, just switch on which ever project/job I fancy

Before this do have a great Christmas
Hello John
You are quite right of course I am in some ways only a stones throw from having 80% of the station runnable, even if not complete. So maybe I might relax my current determination to complete that last board and just start to get some of the more complete boards linked up and see if they actually still work. That will mean assembling a bank of switches to operate the area controlled by the north box. But that needn’t be too big a job. 

I’ll have a bit of think about what you and Tony have just said and see what occurs to me over the break   In the meanwhile I’ve been clearing out the shed of lots of stuff and in process have given myself quite a lot more room. Room enough in fact to have my own work desk which I’ve  just knocked up out of some phenolic coated 18mm ply. It’s on wheels, so easy to move around and has more 13amp sockets than you could shake a stick at. 

I see if I can find a photo and post it shortly. 

And lastly a very happy Christmas to you as well. 
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Andrew



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Hello Everyone 
As it’s Christmas and the end of the year I want to thank you for reading my meanderings over the course 2019 and if you’ve taken the time to reply then thank you for doing so. As a “lone modeller” it’s really very good  to have the feed back and support that a forum like this one provides. 

So to Martin who dreamt up this wonderful program and to all of you, a very happy Christmas and a happy and peaceful new year. 

Here’s a picture of my new desk before I fitted 16 sockets to it and cluttered it up!

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Hello everyone 
Sadly my old 00 model of Maiden Newton had to go to make way for my woodworking stuff. I’ve been using Yeovil’s shed as my workshop, but saw dust and tiny trains are poor bedfellows so eventually the thing I’ve been putting off for several years now had to be faced. And over the last week or so I’ve gradually been breaking up the old layout. Here are a couple of pictures 

Last picture before dismantling 



On the way to the dump!





Jeanne, my middle daughter, and I a few days later, having just carried the bandsaw from the shed up the garden and down into the cellar, it’s new home. Heavy things bandsaws.....




Sad though it was to see the old layout go I am looking forward to having all my big tools properly laid out. A place for everything and everything in its place.... at least that will be the aim. 

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A place for everything and everything in its place Exactly what I say too Andrew although it's not exactly what I do.



But I'm sure I'll do better next year :)

Sorry to see the old layout go.

Cheers!
Andy

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Andrew Barrowman wrote: A place for everything and everything in its place Exactly what I say too Andrew although it's not exactly what I do.

But I'm sure I'll do better next year :)

Sorry to see the old layout go.

Cheers!
Andy
Hello Andy
Well that's a workshop and a half. Reminds me slightly of the photo Rob put up a year or so ago when we were discussing tools and how to manage them. If it wasn’t on this thread it might well have been on the one I did for my trolley in Share and Show? There can’t be many tools you don’t have by the look of it, although I didn’t spot a mitre saw, but it must be there somewhere.... 😜

Anyway thanks for the message and let us see the fruits of your labours when everything is just tickety-boo.... next year. 

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Andrew Duncan wrote: Hello Andy
Well that's a workshop and a half. Reminds me slightly of the photo Rob put up a year or so ago when we were discussing tools and how to manage them. If it wasn’t on this thread it might well have been on the one I did for my trolley in Share and Show? There can’t be many tools you don’t have by the look of it, although I didn’t spot a mitre saw, but it must be there somewhere.... 😜

Anyway thanks for the message and let us see the fruits of your labours when everything is just tickety-boo.... next year. 

Kind regards 
Andrew
HI Andrew,
Yes, the mitre saw is out of sight behind the racking. There is also a table saw hiding behind the wood bandsaw and an arc welder under the layout baseboard on the other side of the shed.

I've actually made a little progress in the last few days and managed to load and label storage drawers with most of the screws and nails that were laying around in random cardboard boxes. Precisely why I have quite so many varieties of nails and screws is a bit of a mystery but at least I'll be able to find the one I happen to need in future :)

Cheers!
Andy

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Andrew Barrowman wrote: Andrew Duncan wrote: Hello Andy
Well that's a workshop and a half. Reminds me slightly of the photo Rob put up a year or so ago when we were discussing tools and how to manage them. If it wasn’t on this thread it might well have been on the one I did for my trolley in Share and Show? There can’t be many tools you don’t have by the look of it, although I didn’t spot a mitre saw, but it must be there somewhere.... 😜

Anyway thanks for the message and let us see the fruits of your labours when everything is just tickety-boo.... next year. 

Kind regards 
Andrew
HI Andrew,
Yes, the mitre saw is out of sight behind the racking. There is also a table saw hiding behind the wood bandsaw and an arc welder under the layout baseboard on the other side of the shed.

I've actually made a little progress in the last few days and managed to load and label storage drawers with most of the screws and nails that were laying around in random cardboard boxes. Precisely why I have quite so many varieties of nails and screws is a bit of a mystery but at least I'll be able to find the one I happen to need in future :)

Cheers!
Andy

Andy
That sounds good and doubtless by now the whole issue is just tickety boo? And by the way,  the reason you have so many nuts, bolts, screws and nails is because when you want a certain size for a job you never have enough, so go and buy more, but they’re always cheaper in box’s of 200 so you buy those and of course have loads left over. Next time that size isn’t quite right for that project so you buy 200 more and so it goes on. I’ve been doing that for years and have an impressive collection now that almost rivals my collection of unbuilt kits....

Ok a change of subject. For several weeks now I’ve been fitting out my small workshop including investing in my first table saw which has taken me away from tiny trains for quite a while, but this afternoon the dinning room table once again played host to no.6 baseboard and I started to tidy up the surface run wiring at the rear of the board.  And once this is in a substantially complete state I’ll start to tackle the turnout north of the single slip and finish off the slip itself. 


Below are photos of the workshop progress and no.6 board 



And here is the slightly tidier wiring at the rear of the baseboard that will be hidden by the goods shed and a low bank. 




That’s it for tonight. 
Kind regards 
Andrew

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Hello everyone Firstly a very happy new year to you...a bit belated but better late than never. 

I’ve taken board no 6 down to the shed ( incomplete) and started to install it and boards 1-5 in situ. But first I removed them all and paid careful attention to the sub surface ( cheap construction ply....possibly a bit of a mistake? ) sanding flat any irregularities in the surface. I then remembered/ discovered  that not all the “I beams” that hold he track boards 90mm off the sub baseboard were the same depth, varying by as much as 2.0mm ....not good for tiny trains so I’ve set about building up the height where necessary to achieve a uniform height. And then putting the boards back one by one and In the process I’ve been encouraging myself by positioning some of the old buildings from Yeovil mk1 on the layout to try to get a sense of achievement (!) and perspective. 

I took a couple of photos below
Here’s a shot of the north end of the station (boards 5&6) with the signal box from my old Maiden Newton layout standing in the approximate position of the north box. It’s far too big and too modern but it’s a lovely model built mainly by Iain and it gives a sense of scale and a bit of atmosphere!




 ......Edit now it’s loading!

And here’s the north end again looking south this time with the overall roofing drunkenly perched on platform and mid air....







And lastly baseboard 5 looking at baseboard 4, the white one with no track, and then south to board no 3 with the Abbotsbury road bridge, another Rice model, hiding he junction beyond to Weymouth and Yeovil Town. 





Kind regards 
Andrew
Edit. I tried uploading a better version of this photo and it seems to have mucked it up. So here’s the original again....!





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Hello Andrew,

Happy New Year to you too :) You have posted some pictures that actually look like a railway now, brilliant. Your pictures are usually interesting but when you get to this stage you must feel good about the project and realise you are getting somewhere. Keep it up.....

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Hi Andrew,

Looking good.  :)

It's great to see some pictures of the new layout coming along. Thanks for posting them.

cheers,

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Rob Manchester wrote: Hello Andrew,

Happy New Year to you too :) You have posted some pictures that actually look like a railway now, brilliant. Your pictures are usually interesting but when you get to this stage you must feel good about the project and realise you are getting somewhere. Keep it up.....

Rob

Hello Rob
Yes thanks for the encouragement and yes it does feel good to see all assembled, a case of the sum of the parts being more....!

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Martin Wynne wrote: Hi Andrew,

Looking good.  :)

It's great to see some pictures of the new layout coming along. Thanks for posting them.

cheers,

Martin.
Hello Martin
Very good to hear from you and thanks for the compliment. 

Kind regards 
Andrew

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Hello everyone 
A bit of progress today. I’ve cut and temporarily installed track on board 4 which is all of 10” wide and about 18” deep from front to back. Wired the track ( three districts Up Main, Down Main, and Marshalling yard)  and am about 50% of the way through wiring and installing the 6 pole DIN plug and socket to feed just track power to this board. No point work on this board so no servo power or data cables, which makes it a very simple job. 

I was going to upload a picture or two but they seem to have disappeared...?

I’ll investigate and upload them tomorrow all being well..

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Andrew

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Hello everyone 
I’ve been wondering how much difference it would make to the feel of the Yeovil if I got the two platforms in place. And I think that this was spurred on by a couple of encouraging comments about it starting to look like a railway (Rob)and the possibilities that this opened up(John). So platform construction time it is and the two pictures below  give an idea of how far I’ve got. 

Visually the big difference is both the presence of platforms (!) and the covering of the surface mounted servos. Because of needing access to the servos, the platforms needed to be removable and as they both cross three baseboard joints I wanted to make them as one so that no joins show in the platform surface. With my old Yeovil layout ( in 00) everything was surface mounted and  the scenery all demountable in the Rice jigsaw manner. And this layout will be the same in the station area at least. 

This photo shows the up platform before I surfaced it. It’s all made with 2mm MDF framing and slightly strangely 1.3mm MDF for the surface. I think I’ll probably surface that with a decant cartridge paper. 




And This photo shows the previous platform and station forecourt surfaced with 1.3mm MDF. And platform two awaiting  its surface.  

I’d better get back to doing that !


Kind regards
Andrew
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Hi Andrew,
Looking good, glad somebody takes notice of my comments :D

Hiope you are surviving the supermarket chaos and the lack of decent goverment action in the current national crisis........ :(

Rob


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Hello Rob
 1  always!
 2  I’ll tell you in two or three months time!

Andrew

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Hello everyone 
A bit of platform and scenic progress that represents three or four days work that in the normal run of things I’d never normally have were it not for the Coronavirus. So with our bricks and mortar shops closed and just the website operational and social distancing in force all my usual “ excuses “ for not getting something done on Yeovil have largely evaporated. 

So here are four or five pictures showing the jigsaw scenery approach I’m taking working from the back of the layout,  station forecourt area , forward towards the front. 

This photo is just the plain track only with servos surface mounted. 




This shows half of the length of platform 1 with the slightly higher ground behind of the road coming down to the station forecourt and the embankment of the road that crosses the station via a stone built bridge. 



This shows that jigsaw section in place on the layout and the next jigsaw piece along which comprises the other end of platform 1 the bay and the road entrance to the goods yard. You can also see platform 2 in place along with the station building ( from Yeovil mk1) and the overall roof(ditto), oh and the road bridge also from the original Yeovil. 



And lastly a view taken from the opposite direction with one of my favourite locos a buffalo with a couple of Triang clerestory coaches and a D&S parcel van which was the first brass coach kit I ever made. Went together surprisingly easily, very well designed. Ha I’ve just looked again and realised it’s hidden by the roof. 


Kind regards 
Andrew

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Andrew

Looking very impressive

John
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Hi Andrew.
Amazing how much difference a small amount of scenery makes to the appearance.
Keep up the good work.
Regards
Tony.

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Hi Andrew,

I have to agree with the others, a few buildings and a bit of scenery makes a huge difference. Great work.

Cheers

Phil.
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Chaps
Thanks for the compliments and encouragement. All very much appreciated and yes your right Tony the addition of a little realism makes a big difference, sets the scene  to some extent and encourages me on. 

I’ve been reading Gordon S,s Eastwood Town chronicles  of late and noticed how he builds to quite a high level of detail track and environs in his approach and this was partially why I found myself putting in  the platforms just to start with and then realising that I might as well make them integral with the forecourt and the embankments behind.  I suddenly feel I’m building a model of a railway running through he landscape rather than just forever building turnouts!

Nice feeling!
Andrew

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I think the real fun begins once the track is laid and tested. Getting onto the scenics is a huge step forward once the basics are properly done.

Cheers

Phil
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Phil O wrote: I think the real fun begins once the track is laid and tested....

Cheers

Phil
Yes well I'm not sure I've got there yet Phil but thanks for the encouragement. 
I'm currently working on the basic plug in scenery sections (just the ones in front of the station area)  in front of the trackwork that when in place will largely hide all the electrics and I hope give a real depth to the scene. Stop me staring at all those wires and holes between baseboards and shelf supports. 

Kind regards
Andrew

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This landscaping lark is getting quite catching! I’ve been spending my unexpected free time  on constructing the foreground from the north end ( far right hand end) of the station working my way south (left therefore) through the station marshalling yard in front of the platforms to the road over bridge and then on to the cattle pens the other side of the bridge. 
There are three sections of plug in scenery so made which stretch across the joins of 4 baseboards. I’ve tried to avoid lining up baseboard joins and scenery sections so as to reduce the impact of the straight seismic  cracks in the ground. This is one of the real benefits of jigsaw scenery in that it uses( or tries to use)  natural breaks , curved lines, embankments, hedges, changes in surface texture to stop the eye being drawn to the joins and the multiple imperfections!
The far north section on a tight curve upside down during construction 




The same bit, right way up and ready to plug into place but at this stage without its side skirt!




Skirt installed and plugged in place 





Two further sections moving south through the station with cork surface in place and in the join some rubber underlay to help the two sections meet without cracks,....we’ll sort of. Makes up for my rather hit and miss wood work. 


Skirt clamped in place prior to cutting to length.  Makes a big difference to the look and feel of the station area



A view from the road bridge looking north over the station. 




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Looks good, can't wait to see a Weymouth boat train hammering through.
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