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Testing for continuity

Posted by Alan on 3rd September 2015 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Have made up all the jumper cables the other evening, the last remaining electrical job was to solder the dropper cables on the corner boards. These hadn’t been done because I wasn’t happy with the track alignment. However, with the first exhibition looming …

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Making the Jumpers

Posted by Alan on 24th August 2015 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

After another long hiatus, and with the Seaboard Southern Show now only a few weeks away, I sat down this evening with a film on Amazon Prime, two rolls of cable, a bunch of banana plugs and sockets plus some chocolate blocks and proceeded to make up the jumper cables for connecting power to adjacent boards.

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Track and wiring

Posted by Alan on 30th May 2015 in 0165, 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Progress on the modules has been slow, for which read non-existent. With the looming date of the Seaboard Southern show in September, at which these are expected to not only appear but be operational, it’s high time to extract the digit!

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The Extension Begins

Posted by Alan on 29th May 2015 in Erik's Railway |

Erik’s been incredibly patient, his test track not being particularly testing. However, work has now begun on the centre board, on which the points and sidings will sit. Some of the sidings will cross the joins onto the outer boards but, in test track mode, this will just provide track on which to sit rolling […]

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Replacing The Electrics

Posted by Alan on 29th May 2015 in Erik's Railway |

The wiring on Erik’s layout was not what was originally planned, implemented solely to facilitate an operating session. Sure, it worked, but it could not be described as robust. It has therefore been completely replaced and Erik assisted with the tasks.

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Finishing Soldering Droppers

Posted by Alan on 20th December 2014 in Erik's Railway |

As mentioned previous, I’d started soldering feeder wires, often referred to as droppers, but I only got eight pieces of track finished before I packed it all away, and there it stayed!

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Power Bus Wiring

Posted by Alan on 2nd October 2014 in Erik's Railway |

As mentioned at the close of my last post, I’d ordered some wire for the power bus from an ebay supplier. Well, it arrived and it’s perfect!

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Soldering Dropper Wires

Posted by Alan on 22nd September 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Having acquired two 100m rolls of wire 10/0.1mm, one with red insulation, the other black, at a clearance price from Kyte’s Lights at the Woking REC show on Saturday, I’ve started to solder dropper wires from each of the pieces of track so that power supply is not reliant on just the rail joiners.

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Tankboose for the RFLC

Posted by Alan on 17th January 2014 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

One of the many joys of 0n30 modelling is that there’s a prototype for pretty much everything and, if there isn’t, it’s your railway any way! The Rio Florida Logging Company is my friend’s 0n30 layout which I’ve helped to operate various parts of at exhibitions. This is the story of the necessity for and […]

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