Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Jul 2020, 5:52pm

Certainly Cyril :D

below is the engine shed being constructed from styrene strip and sheet the base of brick is built up from two thick layers of card and is fixed to the base board the upper part of the shed is removable... (I hope :lol: )
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next is the shed being covered in the sheet with faux corrugated sheets.

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looking down the station towards the loco shed in the far right. appologies picture is a bit fuzzy but you can see the general layout the railway runs down the left hand side round the back of the engine shed across the wall all single track then back up the right hand side of the loft

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Jul 2020, 6:15pm

Very good, I like the trackwork, I take photos of junctions, double-slips, perfect geometry and patterns
4'8.5" track I mean :wink:
The zigzag patterns of catenaries are interesting too, the wires are typically a few hundred meters long, might be difficult to get a 400-mile copper wire to stretch from Glasgow to London :?
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Jul 2020, 6:57pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Very good, I like the trackwork, I take photos of junctions, double-slips, perfect geometry and patterns
4'8.5" track I mean :wink:
The zigzag patterns of catenaries are interesting too, the wires are typically a few hundred meters long, might be difficult to get a 400-mile copper wire to stretch from Glasgow to London :?


under this side of the layout is slightly over 600yds of 7/.02mm
below is the underside of the second baseboard, on the left can be seen two "D" plugs that connect it to the controller. all the separate boards plug directly into the control panel just visible in the main picture. The other side of the loft has its own control panel while the small staion and yard in between can be controlled from either
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The zig zag pattern of catenery wire is to avoid localised wear on the pantograph. We have the Manchester metro link not far from us and the zig zag is quite pronounced of that I'll guess it's about 12" or 300 mm over 50M

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