new plan -no name yet

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Have come across a minor technical hitch.
The roadway and track need a bit more distance between each over - getting the occasional running glitch when a road vehicle and train are in close proximity, they want to meet each other. :!:

Something that was not an issue with large ( std set track pieces) as the roadway could be moved more towards the middle. May try a bit of screening on the roadway control box as I suspect this could also be part of the problem or re-routing some of the wires.
Fortunately this problem has been spotted before the road was fixed down and blended in with the scenery.
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Problem solved - rerouted power feed cables and fitted a pair of small RF beads on the T gauge lead one near the controller and one at the track end :idea:
Not my suprise but has anyone converted the ruined tower into a stealth missile silo :lol:
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Big NOTE to self, when planting woods that the track runs throu, leave enough of a gap so you can clean the track easily. :roll: Also vary the height of the trees, they are not the same height .
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30 trees planted so far. pictures taken tomorrow.
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pics as promised.
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More Pics
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Just need to sort out the area behind the platform - looking for inspiration.
The area by the shops and houses on the last photo will be marked out as a car park.
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Nice and fast development.

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Planting temporary suspended due to lack of decidious trees.
Time until the replacement stock arrives will be spent running my Baby Deltic round .
Local planning committee can not decide what to put in the space behind the platform. Suggestions so for have been a farm, a park, or a manor house (not seen suitable building for that yet).

Also need to start thinking about a name for the layout.
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Slight deviation from thread but for peoples info apart from locos using a 16m chassis other rolling stock is proving problematic.
They should go round but the Hopper wagons that Alan sells seem to bind on the curves, need to sort out some 4 wheel stock but am worried they will be too light.
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Looking good.

Ozrail's four wheelers should work OK with the tight curves, as long as the train is fairly short. They would also solve your coupler spring shortage, since it is best to leave the springs off of theirs.

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martink wrote:Looking good.

Ozrail's four wheelers should work OK with the tight curves, as long as the train is fairly short. They would also solve your coupler spring shortage, since it is best to leave the springs off of theirs.
Thanks for that , am waiting on one of his packs of 7 wagons - in transit as I type this. :D
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Planning department have decided that no building is to be allowed on the open space behind the station. Will be a green space :roll:
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Due to inconsistant running of the fire engine, plus I need to do more tests with other vehicles the roadway is not being fixed on this layout.
A bit more done scenic wise, all vehicles in photo's are from the forum shop and have been glued in place.
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Typical bank holiday - nowhere open yet and camera batteries have died. :x
Photos will appear later.
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Forgot to get batteries when out shopping a Shapeway's order arrived today and I can confirm that the Nuclear Flask wagons handle the 70mm radius curves perfectly.
Another useful trick on the flask wagons is to cut one of the adjustable chassis weights to 5mm long and it fits in the recess where the flask would be. :idea:
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Pictures with a train :shock:
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Not much more i can do on this.
The surprise element is in the photos, one clue -it is not the sort of structure you would expect given the rest of the buildings :roll:
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