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Postby Mozzer » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:51 pm

Until after the uppermill show there will be no more photos so come along & see the layout


Today i have fitted & wired the point motors
& finished fitting the frame work to hold the tent/black cloth over the layout to help stop light i do not want shining on the layout

i have also started fitting out the interia of the saloon with a stage & bar top
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Postby Mozzer » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:13 pm

I had wired the saloons light bulbs (4x 12 volt) in serese so each bulb was only gettinf 3 volts I was not happy with the outcome so i have re-wired then so there are in sets of 2 this time & not 4 so gey 6 volts each I like the look better
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Postby Mozzer » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:46 pm

Today i have been building the rig to holed the pipe work on the water tower
woodwork now finished on the water tower still need to paint the pipework & add ropes plus if i get time before the 1st show the bands around the tank
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Postby Mozzer » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:07 am

well all the stock is boxed & all the loose items removed from the layout next is to undo all the bolts & crate it up ready for its 1st show in Uppermill on the 23rd/24th june
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Postby Mozzer » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:25 pm

heres is a history i have come up with for the layout to go in show programs let me know what you think of it



Coombe Rock & Minerals
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Coombe Rock is set in Arizona's Monument Valley in the early 1900's think of all those old cowboy films

(Coombe Rock is An alternative name for a solifluction gravel
Which is a heterogeneous, unsorted mixture of angular rock fragments in a matrix of clay or silt. Many such gravels form featureless spreads at the foot of higher ground, but they can take fan-like forms)

In 1892 Close to one of the Bute large deposits of Platinum, Gold & Radium was found in the Coombe Rock So over the next 10 years the town of Coombe Rock grew up to house the workers & a railway was built to take the gravels away to be processed the line was also extended so that the line to the deposits became a branch line which left the main line at the town of Coombe Rock
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Postby Mozzer » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:25 pm

Today i have drawn up a better plan of the layout to go with the history for show programs


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Postby Mozzer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:00 pm

If anyone is in Greater Manchester this weekend then the layout is at the Uppermill show at the Saddleworth Museum Uppermill LO3 6HS
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Postby Mozzer » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:47 pm

Well CR&M is set up at its 1st show in Uppermill
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Postby Mozzer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:17 pm

If anyone is in leeds this weekend come along & say hi
Coombe Rock is at the
Middleton Railway, Moor Road, Hunslet, LEEDS, West Yorkshire, LS10 2JQ
Open 10:00 to 17:00 each day (trains operating every 40 minutes 11:00 to 16:20), light refreshments available in the shop/café
theres 14 layouts at the show


Admission:

Exhibition/Engine House/Platform only

Adult: £4.00

Child: £2.00

Family: £10.00

Exhibition/Engine House plus unlimited train rides:

Adult: £6.00

Child: £4.00

Family: £18.00
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Postby Mozzer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:32 pm

Now having completed 2 shows with the layout I have found i am not happy with the fiddelyard the slding yard takes to long to get the next train out so i am going to place some curved points on the curves so all been well i will still have the same amount of sidding & if i am lucky i may get more
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Postby Glen A » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:27 pm

You have never shown any track plan or photos of the fiddle yard, so its hard to work out what you are talking about.

This is the only track plan you have shown us:

Mozzer wrote:[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7186746319_f0be8d859e_z.jpg[/img


Do both tracks on the right hand side join together again in the fiddle yard?
If they do it would be quick to change trains over by storing one on each line.

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Postby Mozzer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:10 pm

Glen A wrote:You have never shown any track plan or photos of the fiddle yard, so its hard to work out what you are talking about.

This is the only track plan you have shown us:

Mozzer wrote:[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7186746319_f0be8d859e_z.jpg[/img


Do both tracks on the right hand side join together again in the fiddle yard?
If they do it would be quick to change trains over by storing one on each line.


Heres a older track plan
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CRM track plan by Mozzer models, on Flickr

At the right hand end the lines went on to the 5 track sliding fiddelyard
if line 1 was lined up for the outer line then track 4 was lined up for the inner track
when track 3 was lined up with the inner or outer track then no other track was lined up

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Postby Glen A » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:10 am

WOW, that a fairly big and impressive fiddle yard out back.

I think you have already solved the problem your self by adding a point on the left and joining another set of tracks to the fiddle yard.

Here's another option you may not have thought of; cut the fiddle yard down into two independant boards.
Then you can leave the trains running across one board, while you take your time moving the other one. And there will only be one set of tracks per board to line up so it might not be so hard getting it lined up.

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Postby Mozzer » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:19 am

Glen A wrote:WOW, that a fairly big and impressive fiddle yard out back.

I think you have already solved the problem your self by adding a point on the left and joining another set of tracks to the fiddle yard.

Here's another option you may not have thought of; cut the fiddle yard down into two independant boards.
Then you can leave the trains running across one board, while you take your time moving the other one. And there will only be one set of tracks per board to line up so it might not be so hard getting it lined up.


My 9 year old son now wants to help at shows & he can not line up the track so I am going with fix sidding entered by points
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Postby Mozzer » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:32 pm

Well just got kicked out of the loft :(
I have now got the new fiddelyard track layed & wired but still need to cut the track over the base board jounts

Tomorrow i hope to cut the track & then give it a good test
I will also take some photos
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Postby Mozzer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:04 pm

Well it all works
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Postby Mozzer » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:28 pm

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Postby Mozzer » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:23 pm

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Postby Mozzer » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:33 pm

when away over the school hols the cars (volvo 940) gearbox lost 3rd & 5th gears so i have to by a new cat
tomorrow i hope to take down the lay out to see if i can get it iin the new car and still use 3 seats
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Postby Mozzer » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:30 pm

Next week end the layout is out at a show & with the newer car i have 2 seats plus te drivers seat so my 9 year old son can come along to run the layout I will try & get some new photos as i have added some more lighting to the layout
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Postby Mozzer » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:31 pm

The show is the
HEART OF THE MIDLANDS MODEL RAILEX 2012 sept 29th 30th
Garendon High School
Thorpe Hill
Loughbough
LE11 4SQ

10.30-17.00 saturday
10.30-16.00 sunday

Come & say hi
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Postby Mozzer » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:22 pm

well the car is loaded ready for the 7am start
come & say Hi at Coombe Rock & minaral
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Postby Mozzer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:48 pm

Here are some New photos of the layout
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If anyone would like to have this layout at there show PM me
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Postby Mozzer » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:42 pm

got some more corts & figurs
the 1st set think of the Film Blazing Saddles & the bean scene (PPPPPPPPPPPPPGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)
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the 2nd still need the coveer
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I now have just over a week to paint these before the layouts next show at Mansfield then the following week at Narrow Gauge North
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Postby Mozzer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:16 pm

More shingles arrived so all the roofs that needed them have now had them fitted
& as the 2 show are over here are some update photos of the layout

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