New Super-Layout - Croscombe Magna

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by Scale7JB, 7 May 2011.

  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Now I didn't want to show my complete ignorance by not only, not knowing, what the loco was but not knowing what the wagons are either.
  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Nooo that'll be fine - Smash..!

    It's a fair point Rob, I'll be clearing the whole lot off on the next work session, just for a tidy up and to start the wiring in earnest. And also so that I can get my freight train out of all the boxes that are spread across the work room and the flat in London.

    The wiring on this section should be pretty simple as it'll only be DCC with the odd dead section... that is until you look at Richards marvellous point work on the throat to the west yard. That'll be fun and I'm sure the odd head will be scratched.

  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Bit of scenic work tonight...





  4. farnetti

    farnetti Western Thunderer

    Looking good but did the coffee table come from an old Star Trek set? Not the chair, obviously.
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  5. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer


    No it didn't it was our old kitchen table and when Em wanted new chairs she also got a new table !

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  6. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    I really must come for a visit sometime John.

    As for wiring the pointwork in the West Yard, it looks fairly straightforward. Imagine having to do this !

  7. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Well, more than two years after the first post regarding the large shunting yard in the middle of the layout, we finally have movement.

    Sorry that we haven't been updating this more regularly, but wiring is pretty boring to write about so we kept our heads down and got on with it.

    Hopefully from now on, updates should be a little more regular as we'll actually have something to show, and maybe even a full running session.

  8. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Thanks for posting JB, this is hugely inspirational for me as my railway room should be ready for layout building this time next year:D. Feel free to post more videos as and when :thumbs:

  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Will do Mick..

  10. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Just a little teaser for today.

    Really must remember to take more pictures..


  11. Len Cattley

    Len Cattley Western Thunderer

    Would love to visit this layout.

  12. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Len,

    Don't think we're quite at the point of an open house just yet. There's plenty to do, but the layout only gets attention for a few hours on a Wednesday evening, so progress can be slow.

    The new yard is about 90% commissioned now, the points are all working with a posh new board being built to house all the push buttons for the servo's.

    Scenics are pushing on too. A while back we added an extra section to lengthen the layout further and that part of the scenics was left a little unloved for a good couple of years. However John Birch has risen to the task and taken on the mantle. It's coming along very nicely, but it's a love affair trying to blend in the new platform between the two separated halves, possibly 10 years after the original was done by a different person.

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  13. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    When I first recorded this video a couple of weeks ago, I didn't think it suitable to post, and not showing S7 to its best with the rattling and rolling. It wasn't until I looked at it a bit later that I realised it was the differences in board joins and not the S7 standards what were causing some slight bumpy running.

    In fact the video shows the running of wheels through the crossing v's quite well... Watch in 1080p quality if your internet connection allows..

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  14. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Nice video JB. :thumbs: Could you elaborate on what kind of camera you used and how it was rigged up please?


  15. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer


    It's my iPhone stuck to a block of metal with some electrical tape, sat on a Lowmac wagon.

  16. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Crude, but effective! :)) Thanks Jon. :thumbs:


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  17. Seahaven

    Seahaven Member

    Good to see such impressive progress.
  18. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Just wondered how this is developing.
  19. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Alan, sadly for Richard and Crosscombe, all resources have been turned to Love Lane for the the last good few months prior to Warley.

    I'm sure we shall be back with some news in January.

    Thanks for checking in.

  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thank you John. I'm pleased to that all your hard work on Love Lane layer off. I really liked what you took to Stevenage. I hope sometime to see it in the flesh.