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by Journeyman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co.
Replies: 66
Views: 11904

Re: Hamdden Railway Co.

Sorry Dave, no. It was a very ambitious 00 effort, a folded dumbell design with with loads of hidden sidings, in an 8x6 garden shed. Another one I never finished. I tore it up, sold everything and built a small portable N gauge layout (the only layout I ever finished). I sold that before moving up ...
by Journeyman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co.
Replies: 66
Views: 11904

Re: Hamdden Railway Co.

Thanks TDD, eventually there will be a fiddle yard with some sort of loading cassette down there at the moment it just has an isolated section to hold trains. When I start scenery there will be retaining walls and a tunnel entrance at each end.
Do you have a link to what you did?

Dave.
by Journeyman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co.
Replies: 66
Views: 11904

Re: Hamdden Railway Co.

Thought I would do an update of where things are at. Have been laying cork and track, and once points and track are working I’ve glued the track down, the change in nose is very noticeable as the train transitions from the glued down to the loose track. All the electric wiring is working including t...
by Journeyman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Adding Droppers to Points.
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Adding Droppers to Points.

Thanks Viscount the link does work and also thanks to Brian for the pointers and explanation and teedoubleudee for further information. All the points are in a very poor state, for the Hornby points on the far side of the layout I’m hoping to make some over centre springs that will physically keep t...
by Journeyman
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 598
Views: 129354

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

In the early 60's we were in luck if the coffee was made that day! :)

Dave.
by Journeyman
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Adding Droppers to Points.
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Adding Droppers to Points.

Thanks Brian and darkscot, yes they are ordinary steel so far I’ve no problem soldering on the steel track using Fluxite which I think is the same flux as used in Rosin Cored Soldering Wire. There are Bridging Wires built in joining the Stock Rails to the Frog Rails so all I need to do is put droppe...
by Journeyman
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Adding Droppers to Points.
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Adding Droppers to Points.

Thanks darkscot, that helps as I can now look them up. These are part of a big box of track so I will be using them or some very untidy Hornby points depending on how reliable I can make the electrical connection to the blades.

Thanks, Dave.
by Journeyman
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Adding Droppers to Points.
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Adding Droppers to Points.

Rather than starting a new thread I thought I would add to this one. Does anyone know what make these points are? And are they better of worse than the Hornby? Railway 135.jpg Although they seem to have better blade contacts than the Hornby I can’t see an easy way of bypassing the contacts with drop...
by Journeyman
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Reversing Loop.
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Reversing Loop.

Thank’s cadman, for the time being I’ll keep things cheep and simple at least until it’s all up and running maybe look into it later. Thanks Steve will keep that in mind, along with WtD and Brians reason. Cheers Brian your solution as always adds a lot more versatility to the layout so will add in t...
by Journeyman
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Reversing Loop.
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Reversing Loop.

The next step is to wire up the Reversing Loop. Am I right in thinking that if I insulate the section between the two sets of points using insulated fishplates (IRJ’s) I can wire in a DPDT switch to reverse the polarity in that section? The process would then be drive into the section stop. Reverse ...