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by Shunter
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scrumpy Junction
Replies: 53
Views: 14005

Re: Scrumpy Junction

I am now scenery-ing the smaller terminus. I thought I'd build the platform before I started ballasting. This seemed like a good strategic decision, bearing in mind I don't have any ballast yet but did have a Metcalfe platform kit, which NMMS tells me many of his customers use to build their platfor...
by Shunter
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hole lot of trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Hole lot of trouble

Thanks - I'll go and see NMMS tomorrow and purchase some plasticard with my, um, plastic.

Only trouble is every time I go and see NMMS I end up coming away with other things on top of whatever I went in for.
by Shunter
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Up and Down in Henley
Replies: 35
Views: 6083

Re: Up and Down in Henley

Must get one of them micro cameras. Can't work out how to get one of mine to run on rails.

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by Shunter
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hole lot of trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Hole lot of trouble

Hello All, I stuck point motors on my points, got them wired up and working (three transformers and copious amounts of single malt later...) so am now ready to have a go at ballasting. But there's, um, a little problem. Or a big one, depending how you look at it. https://i.postimg.cc/jWS2y87Z/scrump...
by Shunter
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scrumpy Junction
Replies: 53
Views: 14005

Re: Scrumpy Junction

Points, as in fitting the motors, wiring them and getting them to work was the easily the hardest bit until I found these looms which just pushed onto the terminals on the motors which had the switches already attached. So I'd get them, rather than buy the bits and try to wire the whole shooting mat...
by Shunter
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scrumpy Junction
Replies: 53
Views: 14005

Re: Scrumpy Junction

Haven't had much time for the last few weeks but I've now got one side of the 'U' all wired up and working after the Nice Man at the Model Shop (NMMS) relieved me of £139 for a Gaugemaster twin track, twin feed, keep the receipt this time so you can bring it back when you break it controller. NMMS c...
by Shunter
Thu May 13, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Wiring connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Wiring connectors

I don't know if you've ever been to Southwold but he has built the most amazing-ever alternative amusement arcade on the pier, with loads of his whacky machines.

He reminds me a bit of the late Wing Cdr Ken Wallis and his autogyros.
by Shunter
Thu May 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Inglenook Sidings
Replies: 73
Views: 7804

Re: Inglenook Sidings

Can't you just buy a bag of coal down the garage or supermarket..? TW the garage off the A10 at Bexwell sells it.
by Shunter
Wed May 12, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Points problem
Replies: 20
Views: 6789

Re: Points problem

Just to close this one down, the transformer had stopped working for some reason. By the time I could get hold of a new one, I'd totally re-wired the whole shooting match using EZE-Wire switches/looms and CDU. Connected up the new power supply and they all worked. So everything's now wired up and wo...
by Shunter
Sat May 08, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Scrumpy Junction
Replies: 53
Views: 14005

Re: Scrumpy Junction

Might change name to Champagne Junction.

Hooked up a new transformer and all the points work off the switch panel, trains head in and out like good 'uns.

Onwards and upwards. Might open this one first...
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