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Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Nutter » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:12 am

Having built my diorama this thread is going to be dedicated to the proper layout.
Progress will initially be slow because I keep changing my mind about the track plan.
Following Noel/Billiard's points modifications I am doing the same to mine.
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Nutter » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:25 pm

Track now cut ready to fix down. Points modified and it will be a basic oval with 2 sidings.
Just need to decide how to fix the flexible track down to the foam board.
Need to get more rail joiners and experiment with soldering wires to them.
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Nutter » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:38 pm

Track plan may be subject to change again, now have 3 points and am currently modifying flexi track joiners for power feeds
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby dkightley » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:09 pm

I'll be interested in how you get on with attaching wires to flexi connectors. I need to do the same for The Bridge.
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Nutter » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:42 pm

Have a second pack to do and will photo document the process when I start then.
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Reith01 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:42 pm

dkightley wrote:I'll be interested in how you get on with attaching wires to flexi connectors. I need to do the same for The Bridge.


It seems a lot more secure than relying on Eishindo's flex power connector joints. As a newbie I bought a couple.
One broke - the soldering is ok but the "cable" broke at the joint. It's about 4 strands x.01mm.

Useless. It meant ripping out a piece of track which, stuck down with cyano, meant trouble. I soldered leads to the replacement track direct, a couple of sleepers lost but....that's the way it is.
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Nutter » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:44 pm

Things are now progressing slowly.track almost laid, then wiring and a spell of testing
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Re: Chemin de Fer Trois

Postby Nutter » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:27 pm

Scrap this idea, can't get on with the flex track joiners, just don't hold the track with reliable enough power feeds.
Going to go back to a different idea using the set track pieces and no points.
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