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by RSR Engineer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Little Weldon
Replies: 107
Views: 13990

Re: Little Weldon

Weldon by night, Dublo! Very nice! Fanx!

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 103
Views: 14073

Re: RSR new layout - Superelevation etc.

No great progress this time. Just a relocated camera and the first bit of real superelevation. It was already clear that superelevation on a model layout serves no real technical purpose but just a cosmetic one in giving the impression of a train leaning into a curve. The pix I've published will sho...
by RSR Engineer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.
Replies: 180
Views: 19744

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

I've had similar track-laying experiences myself. Everything looks dandy, nice and straight, no doglegs, till you take a picture. Then the errors hit you in the eye. I'd go so far as to recommend a photo check to all layout builders.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 103
Views: 14073

Re: RSR new layout.

So it was a form of cab control, MG, if I understand you correctly. The wiring sounds a bit daunting, a bit like mine, but to compensate there's always the job satisfaction when it all works.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 103
Views: 14073

Re: RSR new layout.

Many thanks for your kind compliments, gentlemen. The actual wiring up of the control panels was not that time-consuming, MG. I had the biggest one, northern sidings, wired up in an afternoon. Of course, it first had to be designed and "manufactured", which took somewhat longer. The track diagram wa...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 103
Views: 14073

Re: RSR new layout.

Finally got the contrun2 section done. The tracks are laid, the point motors installed, everything wired up and tested. Also got the power supply sorted, apart from bits of tidying up here and there. I'd be interested to read about other members' stud-and-probe control panels. The work is, as usual,...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: When did you get your first model train?
Replies: 18
Views: 444

Re: When did you get your first model train?

In 1953. It was a Hornby Dublo "Silver King" and tender, plus two coaches (still teak-coloured). The controller was a Kirdon Minor and the track was Wrenn, fixed to the floor (with drawing pins!) while I was asleep so I found it when I woke up on Christmas morning. How my dad did all that work witho...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Little Weldon
Replies: 107
Views: 13990

Re: Little Weldon

That picture of the "Deltic" reminds me of one time when I was standing on the platform beside it at Kings Cross. The locomotive was waiting to return to depot and the engines were just ticking over gently. Then the driver got the all-clear and revved up. The whole station shook to its foundations b...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Happy Christmas and New Year
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Happy Christmas and New Year

Many thanks for your kind wishes!

Artur
by RSR Engineer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Season's Greetings

May I take this opportunity to wish the admin and members of the Forum a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

May Santa bring you that model you've been dreaming of all year!

Cheers,
Artur