'Abbot's Mead'

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by georgeT, 6 May 2019.

  1. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    DSC05385.JPG DSC05386.JPG 'Abbot's Mead' is a small brewery with a small yard and a little wharf based in south London in the 1950s, a start has been made and some point's are built.
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  2. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    DSC05509.JPG DSC05510.JPG DSC05511.JPG DSC05512.JPG Had a major problem with the base board being warped, but now that has been fixed so a new fiddle yard has been laid..
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  3. bri.s

    bri.s Active Member

    Great looking pointwork and Interesting sleepers on the fiddle sidings George ,what are they made of ?

  4. Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    I might be a bit worried about the sparsely-timbered fiddle yard rail buckling if it got into a hot exhibition hall? In my experience, if track can move, it will move.

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  5. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Hello Brian, 3mm plywood with the chairs super-glued down...
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  6. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Hello Tim, Point taken will keep an eye out for any movement..
  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    We have exactly that issue on two exhibition layouts I've been out with. Best keeping regular and frequent spacing IMO.
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  8. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    DSC05519.JPG Started to ballast the track using OO gauge 'Green Scenes' ballast made of wood, looks ok and dried much quicker....
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  9. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And it's much lighter in weight than the crushed stone version.
  10. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Nice looking George, what are you doing for point control?
  11. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Abbots Mead - a very appropriate name!

    I agree with some of the comments on buckling track but guess if the rail can move in the chairs this should not be a massive problem? I have glued rails (code 100) directly to wooden sleepers with Superglue to represent light rail in O gauge but on the longer runs it came adrift due to heat expansion. Back to the drawing board or solder the rails to spaced copper clad sleepers. Shorter rail lengths? I have used copper clad on the points though in O gauge.

    Is there a chance of the overall plan and dimensions - looks interesting

  12. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    M DSC05608.JPG DSC05610.JPG DSC05611.JPG DSC05612.JPG DSC05613.JPG More work done on 'Abbot's' making access to additional boards if wanted...and a look at the track plan, small but playable...
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  13. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Hello Peter not to sure at the moment but l expect it will be wire in the tube...