Scrumpy Junction

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Journeyman
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Interesting thread Shunter, points are something I need to start thinking about shortly.
Glad to know you were successful.
Good luck with the holes through the walls, do it while SWMBO is out she’ll never notice unless she catches you with the hover, that’s always a give away :).

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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 match up by soldering the wires to the lugs etc.

Get a capacitor discharge unit (CDU) as well. My points wouldn't throw both ways without one.

All sounds easy now, but took weeks and quite a few wasted beer tokens before I got my head around it.
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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 platforms with - apart from those who buy other forms of platforms.

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So I reckon on a platform which is going to serve both the goods siding and shed. The shed is also Metcalfe which NMMS tells me many of his customers use to build their goods sheds - apart from those who opt for other forms of goods sheds.

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It's going to extend between both the siding and the track which two or three coach passenger trains will use, so will need to be kind of curved to fit into the gap between the two.

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This doesn't strike me as particularly challenging, bearing in mind it's only cardboard.

It will also leave room for a car park/parking for lorries using the goods shed/goods part of the platform.

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Well, that's the theory. Now where's that glue..?
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Careful when you ballast up to the cardboard platforms - they can warp when they get wet and the water in the glue will leave a stain on them.
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