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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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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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Installing the Gapmasters

Posted by Alan on 29th April 2015 in 0165, 0n30, Alan's Railway, Erik's Railway |

Tim Horn‘s board kits have the centre line marked accurately* on the top surface to aid in laying track. The Frem0n30 standards demand that the track is laid right to the baseboard edge, which obviously makes it vulnerable in transit. This is where the Gapmasters come in, both aligning and anchoring the track at the interface.

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Baseboard Joints

Posted by Alan on 20th March 2015 in 0165, 0n30, Alan's Railway, Erik's Railway |

Everyone who’s ever built a sectional or modular model railway layout knows not to rely on pins or glue to hold the track down at the baseboard edges, as it’ll tear or break eventually.

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Laying Some Track

Posted by Alan on 29th December 2014 in Erik's Railway |

After a three-month hiatus, it was decided that the Christmas period would be an ideal opportunity to make some more progress on Erik’s railway. So we invited Brian round for lunch and got cracking!

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Green Gates Retired

Posted by Alan on 29th December 2014 in 0165, Alan's Railway |

Finally, the layout that I bought as Greengate from Colin Kennington at Narrow Gauge South West in 2011 and featured in the 7mm NGA Small Layouts Handbook, has now been retired.

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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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Planning Session

Posted by Alan on 31st March 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Today we put the track mat and the track together on the boards for some quick testing. Okay, so we played a bit too!

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