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Old 21-06-2016, 10:21 AM   #21
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Maybe the spiders just weren't there. We've got a massive conker tree in the woods behind our garden and in the spring it was covered in spiders webs, all glistening in the morning dew.


Or maybe you have a better class of conker
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Old 21-06-2016, 11:07 AM   #22
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Were they as big as the ones in "The Hobbit"
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Old 30-06-2016, 09:41 PM   #23
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Helix to below deck storage level built, bit of a test run really for laying track, only 2nd radius but a compromise between taking up too much room and being able to get coaches up and down to / from storage level.

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Plenty of second hand track to use up plus this has given me the opportunity to practice laying track, so decided to build this storage area below the main deck - connected to the main deck via the helix seen above - first train ran and amazingly all systems go but think I'll add some edging to helix and ramp to secure any locos or rolling stock with kamikaze tendencies


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Old 06-07-2016, 09:46 PM   #25
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liking the helix, how much room does that actually take up?
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:34 AM   #26
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Looking really good

I would be interested to know the how much of a drop in inches between the upper and lower decks it covers the helix covers?
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:58 PM   #27
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Hi there, 2nd radius track is I believe 876mm diameter at the centre of the track, I've measured my helix and it is 980mm diameter to the outer sides of the track deck - it's surprising how tight a 2nd radius track is, so I've made the deck wide enough to cope with my longest coaches. I'm using a 3rd radius track as the minimum on my actual layout, but to keep the helix as small as possible I went for 2nd radius (well I had a load of 2nd radius track to use up anyway). It fits quite well into the corner giving me just enough reach to get into the corner of the main deck so I can lay track and do the scenery. The storage deck is 350mm (13 3/4") below the main deck, so low enough for me to get in there and sort out rolling stock. I achieved that by the helix of 2 1/4 turns which leads to a ramp about 2m long - all at about 1:30. The major difficulty was the start of the helix where the track has to drop enough so that there is enough headroom for the rolling stock to dip below the main deck and as you might be able to see in the photo, I had to cut out enough headroom in the deck framing on the first turn on the helix. A bit of a headache, but done now.
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Bit of a break over the summer, but over the past couple of days I've got on with laying cork over the main deck - blimey at this rate I'll have some "proper" track down soon!

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Old 22-09-2016, 04:06 PM   #29
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Bit of a break over the summer, but over the past couple of days I've got on with laying cork over the main deck - blimey at this rate I'll have some "proper" track down soon!

Now that looks bloody good Paul
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Old 22-09-2016, 04:48 PM   #30
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Hi Paul well it looks like a very nice shed building you have there and good start made on the base boards. I guess it is going to be a folded 8 giving you a nice long run of a main line. Lovely Job...............John
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