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Handlaid narrow gauge track like that has a pleasing appearance.



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Good looking track work.   

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 Not a lot of progress on the layout other than more wiring, but a small group of us have built a small exhibition layout called The Yard, it's not ON30 but it's standard 0 with 0-16.5 narrow gauge, but it's got a lot of elements that I'm going to build into this layout. We only started The Yard last October and it had its first outing two weeks ago, it was well received and still has a lot of work to complete it but it's generating invites to shows. The clip gives an idea of the project.
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https://youtu.be/2jpeZ1zqLHk

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Nice work on The Yard. Some more action than only trains.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 26th, 2018 06:27 am
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Hi Simon :wave:



All I can say is WOW ! :bow:



Despite being a bit of a movie-buff ...

... model railroad videos usually make me nod orf ! :y:

NOT SO with 'The Yard' ! :shocked:

I'd put that one up for a BAFTA !!



Great scenery, track & ops. plan.

The road across the tracks & round the back is great for the R.C. lorries.



I loved my 'Tri-ang' freightliner unloading crane as a kid ...

... but I probably would have sold my Grandmother for an R.C. crane like The Yards ! ;)



Fantastic 'story', photography, lighting, angles & editing on the video as well.

The layout is SURE to be a total show-stopper.

The video is AWESOME !



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Let us know when & where it might be at a show.

Great work, you and your mates on it all !



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Thanks Si,Provisional bookings so far are Uckfield this year and Littlehampton next year. Other are in the pipeline, will post these as and when.
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This week I've finished the wiring on the main distribution boards and have been playing around with control panel design, this is for one of the quarry loading areas and I'm mindful of not over complicating them with lots of unwanted info other than point and signal numbers. I'm not sure yet about this one but it's fairly easy to change the covering, also as a friend has offered cut the panels on his lazer so this test is probably a good way to ensure I'm happy before committing to the main panels. Also all the connecting wires have been attached to the four boards that the panel controls so some serious testing has taken place, and after a good few hours of moving things around it all works well.
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OHMYGOSH!  Lookit that wiring!  :brill:

Wow.  I guess it would be fair to say, mine never looked that intricate (or neat).  I'm lucky if mine is two wires to the track, the "right" track.  Do you hear that tone here?  The tone of the short?  Now where do you suppose that is?  :dope:    

Good job Simon.  Like the track work too.  Maybe the wiring is done?  I look forward to seeing your progress, if it is anything like "The Yard" it ought to be pretty sweet.



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Jaw to floor - can't get it back any more! That wiring is SOoooooo neat as was the wiring in earlier photos! Every compliment to your patience and efficiency.



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Thanks Steven, not had to many shorts and mostly from my own mistakes and thankfully no blue smoke from the expensive boards.  I'm planning to use some of the elements that we have on Tha Yard, definitely some lorries, a smaller version of the gantry crane, and loading and unloading of the dump wagons. So lots to do, anyway back to some more spiking.
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