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Old 13-01-2018, 05:21 PM   #11
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Weíre all different. I take it you get your track right first time TWD
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Old 13-01-2018, 05:37 PM   #12
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Weíre all different. I take it you get your track right first time TWD
The question was whether to ballast before or after doing the scenery. Nothing about track laying.
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Well they are linked. You do actually have to have layed the track to ballast it. If you lay the track and ballast it then find you have to change it slightly after adding scenery it is more difficult. But then again if you don’t have to move the track there is no problem.
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Well they are linked. If you lay the track and ballast it then find you have to change it slightly after adding scenery it is more difficult. But then again if you donít have to move the track there is no problem.
Not linked at all. If you plan it properly then there should be no need to move the track:

1. Mark out the track layout on the board with buildings or mock ups temporarily in place.

2. Lay the track down and test for smooth running and avoidance of obstacles.

3. Fix the track permanently and retest as in 2. above.

4. Remove the buildings from board and ballast

5. When ballast is dry, replace the buildings - simples!

Works for me every time, it's called planning ahead
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I totally agree. Trouble was after Iíd built an embankment one of my locos just caught it at one spot, it was easier to move the track 1/4 inch than hack the scenery. Thatís all I was saying, nothing more. Iíll mark your essay later and tell you if youíve passed.
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I envy you Terry. Wish I could be as organised as all that. I work more like Picasso personally.
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Old 13-01-2018, 06:34 PM   #17
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I see everyone has different opinions and preferences on how they like to build their layouts and I suppose there is no hard or fast rules on how its should be done. I'm just going to enjoy which ever I do first.
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That’s the way it should be. No hard and fast rules. Your choice. See how you get on. I love it when things don’t quite work out as I had planned. Have to engage the brain. Spent far to long in a job where things weren’t allowed to go wrong. Every thing had to be right first time. Well were supposed to be right first time. Enjoy.
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Thanks Walkingthedog its all a learning process for me but fun to do also.
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When it stops being fun and becomes a job, do something else.
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