Inglenook Sidings

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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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Here is a short video of the loco running on the finished skeleton of the layout

Got the decoder sent in today as well

https://streamable.com/erkl3m
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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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Soldered fishplates cause problems if the track expands or shrinks. Definitely not advisable. A feed to each section of track is preferable. I used Peco fishplates on my track and they were a nice tight fit.
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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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Could you possibly send me the product number as I also used peco fishplates
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WTD is correct about fishplates and droppers. However, don’t be put off as all is not lost. Best to know now than be disappointed later and have to undo lots of good work.
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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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Not that I do it myself but soldering fish plates is only a problem where the layout will experience large changes in temperature such as a loft or garden shed.
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teedoubleudee wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:17 pm Not that I do it myself but soldering fish plates is only a problem where the layout will experience large changes in temperature such as a loft or garden shed.
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Good side of things the room stays steady temperature for not it’ll stay
But not for too long as when lockdown is over I’ll go over to a hardware store and fix the issue
Get rid of the soldered fishplates and do it properly

Appreciate the feedback everyone keep it coming
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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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Steve M wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:57 pm
teedoubleudee wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:17 pm Not that I do it myself but soldering fish plates is only a problem where the layout will experience large changes in temperature such as a loft or garden shed.
Or Cyprus.
Ha ha, didn't see that, yes or Cyprus :D
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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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Zeno the fishplates are SL-10.

Just an example

https://www.hattons.co.uk/7699/peco_pro ... etail.aspx
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Re: Inglenook Sidings

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I think if I wanna properly run my loco and do shunting I’m gonna need some buffer stops
Here is what I’ve got going on so far
Going for a sleeper build buffer stop
Thoughts ?

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