Category Archives: The permanent way (track, signals, turntables etc)

SERVO BRACKETS FOR THE SIGNALS

The servos which came with the bouncing mechanism from G F Controls in the UK need brackets and are made up of .015” brass sheet from K&S. The size of the bracket depends on the piece cut out of the layout … Continue reading

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After several conversations with other modellers it was decided to obtain a signal mechanism with the characteristics of the prototype (with bounce). I tried on several occasions to get hold of the mechanism from Full Stop Signals ” The Bouncer” … Continue reading

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THE FIDDLE YARD

The fiddle yard consists of 5 cassettes each 1125mm in length and constructed from a plywood base and aluminium angle 20mm x 20mm x 3mm spaced to 16.5mm and screwed to the ply. Power is controlled via an on/off switch … Continue reading

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New cutting and loco depot landscaping

Since the last update on the cutting module both it and  the corner module have been redone with static grass from http://www.allscalesmodels.com I must mention them because the range of grass and plants as well as the  postal service is excellent.I used … Continue reading

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LANDSCAPE CHANGES

I haven’t been 100% happy with the approach module so the committee of one decided to change it .First the hill was cut down on both sides of the track by 20mm and cleaned up.Next the cutting sides were added using … Continue reading

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BACK TRACK TWO

Here are more photos of the turntable before the it was put in place.

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BACK TRACK THREE

Following on from the trestle I thought the next item to be covered would be the turntable .The bridge is a Rob Flowers kit of 15 years ago  modified with square brass section handrails and the mechanism was built by … Continue reading

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