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Old 28-11-2017, 04:15 PM   #1
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Having decided on a temporary name I have placed track and turnouts in the way of my original plan.

This is intended as a shunting / modelling layout in OO standard /gauge.
West country area with a small passenger terminus with mainly freight.

DCC with initially manually lever and cord operated points.

Before I start drilling, soldering, pinning and cutting track does anyone see any difficuties I may have missed?
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Old 28-11-2017, 04:17 PM   #2
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Not sure if it is an illusion but the two parallel tracks top left look very close together.
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Old 28-11-2017, 04:54 PM   #3
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I think they are ok WTD - if you zoom-in there doesn't appear to be any changes in space between tracks. Have you tried spec-savers? Lol.
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Thank you Barry.
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The plan looks really good.
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Have you tried spec-savers? Lol.
He couldn't see the way in !!!
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Old 29-11-2017, 08:43 AM   #7
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Thanks Guys

It gives me confidence to see my way forward.

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Old 05-12-2017, 03:45 PM   #8
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Mill lane progresses.

Track laid after giving a spray with a brownish acrylic.

Wiring done, soldered joints following Flashbangs great tutorial I have never made such neat connections. Each pair offset slightly and wrapped in tape to avoid shorts.
Tails with blocks per Brian Lambert to avoid ends touching.

Next stage to check all using the DC controller to ensure all works
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Are the points Insulated frog or live (Electro) frog? If the latter live frog don't forget each point then needs two Insulated Rail Joiners (IRJs) on the points Vee rail ends.
Not necessary on Insulated frog points, but they can be fitted to over come some electrical issues
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The points are insulfrog, old sets from many years ago that I kept from a large loft layout that had to be dismantled following a house move. If I have any stalling problems once DCC up and running I shall have to swap for electro frog with the associated IRJs and wiring tweaks as detailed in other threads. For now ballasting is going to wait until I am sure.

I was going to go for NCE Powercab but these appear to be out of stock from the discount suppliers. May have to rethink the controller, any suggestions?

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