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by Steve M
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 375
Views: 49432

Re: WEST ORTON

That looks very neat and tidy Steve. I'm not sure whether I will add mine - a job that definitely needs doing before ballasting :roll: Depends how you approach it Barry. I added rodding to Low Ghyll after the scenic work was complete - bit of an afterthought really. For that one I used the Wills ki...
by Steve M
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 375
Views: 49432

Re: WEST ORTON

Point rodding completed. Once the brass rod arrived it only took a day to install and fit the cosmetic cranks. Coat of paint this morning ready for ballasting. Oh joy. :shock: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51481889382_2a33e48e80_b.jpg 20210916_111255 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr https://live.s...
by Steve M
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 375
Views: 49432

Re: WEST ORTON

Work on West Orton has stalled of late - plenty of things on the to do list but I've been hampered by a particularly useless courier company. I have to complete the point rodding before I do anything else on the layout so at the start of August I ordered a supply of brass rod from the only place I c...
by Steve M
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Monza
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Monza

Training the grandkids - good one.
by Steve M
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 160
Views: 67599

Re: RSR new layout.

bulleidboy wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:06 am Steve - isn't "chicken batter" a bit gooey for ballasting :lol:
BASTER - bl@@dy spellchecker :roll: .
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by Steve M
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 160
Views: 67599

Re: RSR new layout.

Artur, I would recommend painting the sleepers etc before blasting - painting them individually with the amount of track you have would be impossible imho. You then have the option of adding washes or airbrushing the ballast after it's been laid. I used a large eye dropper when I did my most recent ...
by Steve M
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Monza
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Monza

brian1951 wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:08 pm Not all here
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would agree Steve.
That is Sainz’s car after FP2 yesterday - are you out there?
If you are, I an extremely jealous!
by Steve M
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Monza
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Monza

Bit harsh Brian. :D
Lucky to only have a sore neck.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 375
Views: 49432

Re: WEST ORTON

The tall signal box arrived today and although there was a small amount of damage (undeclared on the eBay listing), I’m not unhappy. A chip on the top of a drain pipe and a small break in the stair handrail - all easily repaired. Any way, I got it at a good price so no issues. It’s a lot narrower th...
by Steve M
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Wiring disparity/confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: Wiring disparity/confusion!

Brian didn’t reply. If the supplied wires on the motors need to be extended, the you will need the thicker 16/0.2 wires to do the job safely. Best practice is to terminate the short wires in a chocblock connector screwed under the base board near the point. Then run the thicker wires from the chocbl...