Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:36 am

As some people know on my diesels to Glenburnie side of the layout, Glenburnie has been demolished. As I still wanted to be able to run steam engines to Sovereign Street, a new junction and track had to be laid

Here is 'Calls Junction'.
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A new home has to be found for the signal box and scenery to attend to.

At least trains can be run. :D

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by Steve M » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:55 am

That right hand track joint doesn’t look straight. Could cause an issue.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:34 pm

Steve M wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:55 am
That right hand track joint doesn’t look straight. Could cause an issue.
:oops:

It looked okay when I laid the track, but like you, Steve, I saw the glaring error in the picture.

It is now sorted. :D

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by Steve M » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:53 pm

glencairn wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Steve M wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:55 am
That right hand track joint doesn’t look straight. Could cause an issue.
:oops:

It looked okay when I laid the track, but like you, Steve, I saw the glaring error in the picture.

It is now sorted. :D

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Pictures have a habit of showing things like that - I have dozens that I wouldn’t dare publish. :D

What amazes me is how many ‘glaring errors’ are to be seen in some pictures in the modelling press. If I were ever to get into print (v. unlikely) I think I would do a bit of ‘housekeeping’ first. Already this month I’ve spotted filler smeared up a brick wall, static grass on a tank engine and that’s without mentioning some significant gaps under buildings and walls.

Note to self: proof-check photos in future. :D
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:15 pm

The curve at Calls Junction is sorted. :D
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by Steve M » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:32 pm

👍🏻📏
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by RSR Engineer » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:49 am

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.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by bulleidboy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:40 pm

That looks a lot better.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Thanks for your comments Artur and Barry. Much appreciated.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street.

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Post by glencairn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:09 pm

With the rebuilding of the layout for Diesels at Crown Point, Sovereign street is also getting a little makeover.

Gone from Sovereign Street is the large building at the rear of this photograph
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n its place I have been playing around with buildings in keeping with the area. There is now room for the signal box.
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More to come.

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