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Old 16-06-2018, 08:52 PM   #11
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Those three sidings in the middle are very close to the adjoining tracks coming away from the points, there is very little track length left for stock......the shorter standard point will give better separation and greater storage space.....just a thought........HB
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Old 17-06-2018, 06:23 PM   #12
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The Legs are on, it is also in its position



It can be moved out when needed to get to wiring at the back, when it comes time to do that.


I'm going to use it as a work bench for soldering droppers to track before I actually lay any track on it.
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Old 17-06-2018, 10:57 PM   #13
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Beautiful. Nice work. Are you making rear legs as well so it can stand alone if it needs to?
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Old 18-06-2018, 07:02 AM   #14
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Beautiful. Nice work. Are you making rear legs as well so it can stand alone if it needs to?
Not at this time.
I have no space for it to so that.
If I need to work on the back section under the baseboard I'll move it out as no wires are going to be right up against the back edge.
Spent a good bit of time planning how I'll get to the entire board if needed.
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Old 23-06-2018, 09:59 PM   #15
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Spent some quality time today with my railway.
Drilling holes for droppers, point motor rods and actually laying a bit of track, not glued down just yet but in place enough to run a test loco across what is down.



Bus wires installed, I have left enough slack for attaching droppers and put the ends into 2 separate terminal blocks for now until I get my DCC controller and know where I am connecting up to.




Droppers atatched to the unifrog point, had to strip back a couple of sleepers but not much of an issue, can still connect up with rail joiners no problem, i'll find a way to blend them in with spare sleepers when I get to gluing track.




I have 3 points installed, but not permanently fixed down, and one straight of track for a siding.
Due to how close the sidings turned out to be next to the outer loop I am going to adjust where the curve starts so I can make sure the engine shed isnt in the way of coaches turning on the bend.
If i start it 1 or 2cm further in I should not have any issues, that or i'll curve the siding slightly and then straighten up enough to allow for the two road engine shed.

I did a patch job to test the track I have laid and it works beautifully, my loco had no issue with the points and no loss of power over the unifrog points at all.
Once I have the track all down I will see how I do with the frog polarity switching from the PM-1 motors.

Until the next update, keep watching the railways.
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Old 24-06-2018, 12:12 PM   #16
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Fair play!
This is a beautiful moment to be at.
Exciting and daunting all at once.......

Nice use of space I think.
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Old 24-06-2018, 12:53 PM   #17
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Looks good. You go into fine detail laying paper templates down. II tend to avoid soldering near the ends of rails incase the rail joiners dont go on. Its all coming along well. Don't forget to add the missing sleepers.
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Old 24-06-2018, 12:56 PM   #18
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I would suggest you donít remove sleepers from points. They need all the support they can have.
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MG I did think this at first but they are ok, soldered far enough down to not interfere and as they are only for alignment its all good as no electrical contact will be necessary so if they are only just on one rail and more the other its ok so long as it holds it in place.
I am using the plan so I can get my rails the correct distance apart, I am also modifying slightly as in a curve will start slightly sooner so I can have a long enough engine shed to accommodate a tender steam loco at some point and maybe even a DMU.
The outer loop comes a little too close to the double siding I have found, so any coach taking that curve would smack the edge of the engine shed.

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Sadly its too late to change that now as I've finished all the points there or there abouts, plus I don't see it being too much of an issue as I will be gluing this track down and not using pins like last time.
If it does become a problem then I learn from my mistakes.
Trust me I learnt not to leave my phone on top of the Bannister on Thursday, that cost me £125 to replace the screen.

Railway wise I hope to get the inner loop finished by the end of the week, maybe not the sidings in the middle but the loop is my goal, I'd like to run some trains.
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Old 26-06-2018, 08:15 AM   #20
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Hello OS- how are you finding unifrog points? I haven't spoken to anyone who has used them yet.
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