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Old 14-12-2016, 06:53 AM   #11
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Looking good GTH, has previously mentioned by other members, donít rush it and it will all come good in the end.
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Old 14-12-2016, 08:06 AM   #12
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Looking good GTH, has previously mentioned by other members, don’t rush it and it will all come good in the end.
Indeed! I will try to keep that in mind as I build!

So this is the first of the main level baseboards to sit in position. It needs a chunk taking out of the left corner to allow for the incline to get up to height fully.
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So the incline corridor is in place and complete.
Edit: Image removed. It's in the baseboard build album.

The drivers view down/up the incline corridor.
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Old 20-02-2017, 09:59 AM   #13
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Good Morning all and once again, there has been progress!

The 3% inclines have turned up! So stuff has been happening:
This is dry fitting the inclines in place and seeing how much short I am. It's about ~4mm;
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The fix is a ~300mm cut into the board and bending it down;
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Here are the first two incline start pieces in place;
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Continuing on;

And the (as far as I care to currently go) finished incline, and now that I had an incline... well it would be rude to not see how it looked;
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Old 20-02-2017, 10:31 AM   #15
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Coming on great GTH.
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Coming on great GTH.
Thanks!

We're getting there! Hopefully just a few more months and I'll have the basis of a working layout!
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Time for an update! I had a busy weekend!

So aside from stabbing myself in one thumb with a chisel, and then a few days later in the other with the scissors from a pocket tool, I've made some progress:

I worked out the positioning of the last piece of incline, as it had to curve slightly;
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Once that was sorted, it occurred to me that the entire incline, if I chose to make it scenic, would have to have the incline gaps closed over to allow for ballasting and track side scenery. So I lining papered the incline;
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I also made a start on getting the BUS line for the track into place;
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With some work on the BUS line done, the inclines drying and me fast running out of enthusiasm for the day, I made a start on messing around with track placing and working out, how my current aspirations, thoughts and dreams fit into the reality of the available space.

Edit: Image removed. I have no idea what I put here as an image.
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So we're a week on.

Time for a progress report:
  • Baseboard: Nothing new, Waiting on new carcasses, before the main build can continue.
  • BUS Line: Nothing new, on the BUS itself. However, the first droppers are in place and connected up!
  • Track: I have a few questions about this, but there are some picture updates for track today.
  • Scenery: I purchased some plaster of paris cloth yesterday to play around on the inclines with.

BUS line & droppers:
I have decided to go with soldering the droppers to the underside of the fishplates. I know that the track side soldering is what many of you go for, but I not confident enough in my soldering to be certain that I wouldn't make a mess of the sleepers.
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The droppers in the polystyrene incline set,
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Through the baseboard!
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Wired in!
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:37 AM   #20
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I managed to get 2 sets of droppers installed and connected up. So this means that there is nearly 9m of track all set up.

Edit: Image removed. It's in the railway build album.

With some track now resting in it's final place, I wanted to ask how you guys would suggest fixing it in place so it doesn't move. I'm using concrete sleepers, and I think pins/nails will spoil the aesthetic. So I'm thinking a contact adhesive with a few minutes of fiddle time is best: any suggestions or better ideas?
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