Building Yeovil Pen Mill in EM.

Andrew Duncan

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This topic is a continuation of the previous topic at:

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Hello Martin

Well, that was a surprise/move that I wasn't prepared for! A bit daft to say a surprise when obviously it's difficult to be prepared for something that's a surprise! But anyway I've read your reasoning and as usual, it seems sound and logical. I thought I'd read that you may be bringing some stuff across from the previous forum, but when I went to check that I'd read it correctly I couldn't find it. Do you have plans to do so?

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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I thought I'd post the last three photos from the old site postings here by way of some continuity.

Here is the curved trackbed that goes under the MPD and branchline, hoiked out to make track laying easier.

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And here the junction board temporarily installed again

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And lastly a rather poor overall view of the works so far with the junction board from the previous picture bottom right and the curved trackbed from the first picture installed centre behind the drill and wire.

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I must say Martin that uploading photo's with this software is a lot easier than the old one! Well done for the change, must have been a lot of work.

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Martin Wynne

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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the new version of Templot Club. :)

Yes, I have plans for everything! Unfortunately I'm as new here as everyone else, so finding out exactly how to do things is taking time.

Simply copying the entire 13-years-worth of the old site across here isn't very practical technically, and wouldn't be sensible anyway because it contains a lot of Templot stuff which is now out-of-date, and a lot of transient day-to-day stuff which is pointless keeping.

What I'm planning to do is to create a searchable static archive from the old site, which will be easy to find from here. I've barely started on that yet, so exactly how it will work is still not clear. But for the time being it is still all accessible on the old site at https://85a.co.uk/forum

cheers,

Martin.
 
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Phil O

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Going back just a bit, to those 247 Developments kits, the one marked as being a C15, is described as being a composite and they are normally in the E diagrams, even with a brake. The C diagrams are normally only 3rds. I would be interested to know which bit is correct. It would be great if these kits were to reappear.
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Going back just a bit, to those 247 Developments kits, the one marked as being a C15, is described as being a composite and they are normally in the E diagrams, even with a brake. The C diagrams are normally only 3rds. I would be interested to know which bit is correct. It would be great if these kits were to reappear.
Hello Phil
I’ll see if I can find out any more. Report back when I do !
Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Everyone
A few pics of prgoress in the last few days...

The new hidden tracks that will be behind a backscene ( a lower backscene in front of the main one already there) climbing about 1:65 from low on right to high on the left.
In front of that is the line falling at about 1:70 on its way down to Weymouth. It should actually be climbing but we couldn't work out a way of achieving that!


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A very happy new year to you
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hello Everyone
A few pics of prgoress in the last few days...

The new hidden tracks that will be behind a backscene ( a lower backscene in front of the main one already there) climbing about 1:65 from low on right to high on the left.
In front of that is the line falling at about 1:70 on its way down to Weymouth. It should actually be climbing but we couldn't work out a way of achieving that!


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A very happy new year to you
Kind regards
Andrew
Happy New Year to you too Andrew. Another teasing photo showing piles of unbuilt kits (and one of your Festool products as usual)? Mail me a list of the bargain priced ones.... :) ( kits that is - not power tools, I will stick with Makita and Ryobi )

Rob
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Happy New Year to you too Andrew. Another teasing photo showing piles of unbuilt kits (and one of your Festool products as usual)? Mail me a list of the bargain priced ones.... :) ( kits that is - not power tools, I will stick with Makita and Ryobi )

Rob
Hello Rob
Are you the Subaru driving, single malt drinking (out of a Ravenhead glass ....sad...!) cattle breeds fancier, late of Manchester, but now apparently lost somewhere north of Birmingham south of the border, Rob, or another Rob? And if you are one and the same why the mysterious change of monika....?

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hi Andrew,
Yes, it is the 'shaving in the bath with the mirror on his knees Rob'. I came up with the alias to test out Martin's new forum and I rather like it as it reflects my modelling strategy at the moment - viz, get a kit out of the stash, spend three days putting some of the bits together and then place back in box before storing away for a rainy day ! We ( wife and I ) have been trying to move house for several years so the Rainy City moniker would have gone at some point.

I am not a fancier of cattle either, still got kick marks off the last sheep I chased:oops:

Hope you are well, good to see you making progress with the layout and hope the sums added up OK over the festive season.

Rob
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Reigate
Hi Andrew,
Yes, it is the 'shaving in the bath with the mirror on his knees Rob'. I came up with the alias to test out Martin's new forum and I rather like it as it reflects my modelling strategy at the moment - viz, get a kit out of the stash, spend three days putting some of the bits together and then place back in box before storing away for a rainy day ! We ( wife and I ) have been trying to move house for several years so the Rainy City moniker would have gone at some point.

I am not a fancier of cattle either, still got kick marks off the last sheep I chased:oops:

Hope you are well, good to see you making progress with the layout and hope the sums added up OK over the festive season.

Rob
Ah yes, the mirror incident, I don't know why, but that went completely out of my head when thinking of alternative ways to describe you...? Sorry to hear that a sheep got the better of you, I trust you're healing well? Henceforth I shall dismiss any connection between you and our clove-footed friends.

And thanks for asking about business, all things considered, we fared better than we might have done with our shops shut had we not had the websites to fall back on.

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Reigate
One picture which is a bit of a non-event. Just shows the BUS making its way slowly around the front panel of the layout. Its the heavy gauge 32 / 0.2mm black and red twisted, to help with reducing interference, one pair for each of the 4 districts. If you look carefully you can see the feed coming off for the UP Main and DOWN Main disappearing through two holes in the front panel, to reappear moments later next to 4 solder tags screwed to the sub baseboard, from which the tracks will be fed.

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But I'm making progress, to the right of the picture is the fiddle yard, completely covered in junk. So once the wiring is finished and the tracks tested I will be clearing the fiddle yard so that I can run just the two up and down main lines until they cross via the high-level flap to come into Yeovil from the north, where unfortunately there is still the most northerly station baseboard to finish... Will it ever end?

Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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The good the bad and the ugly. Well this is certainly ugly but lets hope its not bad. It is tested and working freshly washed with a meths water mix that I use to remove the flux from soldered joints. I know that with wiring I'm meant to just allow the cored stuff to do its stuff but often find it frustrating when it beads like mercury. So I've given up and gone back to my standard solder with just the merest smidgen of power flux applied with a syringe. but even that amount would go green over time if I didn't wash it off ....so that's what I do!
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Hooray...I've cleared the fiddle Yard, or almost cleared anyway, and enough to temporarily lay Up and Down main lines. The Mosquito is a rather poor Revel model rather poorly painted that I got diverted onto a few years ago when track making got too much!

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And here's a closeup that shows up the top of the gradient that I've been laying the track for, over the last few days and weeks. Satisfactory to have got this far.
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Andrew Duncan

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Whilst in posting mood here is a mock-up of how I plan to hide both the Up and Down hidden main lines coming up from underneath the station. The backscenes are leftovers from the old Yeovil in 00 that I could not make myself throw away....yet. The real things will be lower than these mockups but high enough to cover both the double track mainline and the branch line that will run above it.

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Rob here, to put you out of your misery, is my unbuilt kit pile in all its glory...I blame EBay!

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and talk of rapid progress.....drum roll, is a buffalo halfway up the sort of cleared fiddleyard, that got there under its own power. Here you may also see the door and just the other side on the extreme left is the north end of YPMill.... progress indeed.

Supper calls...
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Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hi Andrew,
So now I know who keeps outbidding me on Ebay - what is your User ID ? - I will write to them and get you banned:( I take it the plastic containers in the kit pile ( ice-cream ? ) are part built things. I am terrible for doing that - sometimes I just lose interest half way through or come across something that won't fit and give up.

Your work is always good to see - it takes a lot of stamina to do what you are doing.

Rob
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hi Andrew,
So now I know who keeps outbidding me on Ebay - what is your User ID ? - I will write to them and get you banned:( I take it the plastic containers in the kit pile ( ice-cream ? ) are part built things. I am terrible for doing that - sometimes I just lose interest half way through or come across something that won't fit and give up.

Your work is always good to see - it takes a lot of stamina to do what you are doing.

Rob
Hello Rob
Not me, I haven't bought a thing on eBay in several years, which you'll now understand I take it. As to the icecream tubs, yup guilty as charged or to be a bit more accurate, they are collections of stuff for a particular model. On the other side of the shed are one or two models that I've taken apart and not got around to reassembling. My Finney curved frame Bulldog being one, and now I can't remember why I took it part in the first place. Go to be converted to EM now anyway.

Thanks for the compliment, I'm back to really enjoying myself once again. Stops it being a chore. Also a very good reason for not doing what I've done, but doing something that can be finished, working, and looking good in a year or two. I think if you look back to when I first started this thread it was 2014 before infact we built the shed! I do hope it all works ok when I eventually get all the track complete...:unsure:

Andrew
 
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Hello Andrew,
Yes, I think it was one of Iain's early books that got me into storing parts for loco projects in their own little ( or big ) boxes and it is a nice idea. I use a 6x4" card index system now with 1 card per loco ( or coach/other rolling stock ) and jot down on that what I have in all the project boxes. That way I don't have to keep opening up all the boxes to see what is still required.

The way things are you will be doing virtual running sessions for us all and we can wave off the Weymouth train together....

Keep at it.
Rob
 
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Andrew Duncan

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yes that would be a lovely thought. Keep thinking that Rob and maybe one day, in the not too distannt future it will come to pass!
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Go on Andy, Nigel's shown us his a while back, Rob got bit carried away with his ideas about the same time, and you showed us the inside of your shed that you were threatening to tidy up. Its now only one small step to the inside of the railway sanctuary....
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Reigate
Hello Everyone

A photo taken early this morning with the beginnings of the high-level flap having temporary track laid across it. Temporary because there is going to be point work on the flap, but I'm not stopping to build that yet.


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Later this afternoon I'd got the track round passed the flap and into the north end of the station. Photo just showing the end of the fiddleyard.

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I'm having trouble posting the next two photos so I'll try again later...
Andrew

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Here it is, track complete on the flap ...for the moment.

Sunday 10th Jan  2021 progress (3).jpg


And lastly the very north end of the station with the track coming though from the fiddleyard. The left hand UP main line is just laid there over the sleepers that are already stuck down ready to receive the rail for the various turnouts in the area.

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That's it for now.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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