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dunnyrail

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I would use this to clad the concrete.. See any of Mike's posts for the way to embellish the stonework..

This way, you have greater control of decoration and finish.

Otherwise, I think you would be into carving a section of the design, making mould-sections from this, and then casting in concrete..

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Ok but if you clad the concrete using foamboard why not just make the compete thing out of foamboard? Ok driving over it (one side only) to make rough then scribing in the stones is perhaps the way to go. But yes a lot of scribing depending on the size, but an hour here an hour there soon gets the job done. I spent my evenings in Somerset scribing buildings material for slate shapes and the amount I did in an evening would certainly be enough for 1 pier. Glued together with UHU Power and a few fine pins makes a very strong structure.
 

DafyddElvy

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I am extremely lucky to have a friend who knows templot so well and understands what I am trying to do.

Track templates for the double junction with an overlapping crossover is now complete, an assembly map for the various pages of the master drawing attached. Once the 915mm straight board has been completed I'll get on to the double junction which looks like its going to take some careful thought regards sequencing. This should keep me out of mischief for a few days once I have ordered yet more rail.

David
 

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dunnyrail

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I am extremely lucky to have a friend who knows templot so well and understands what I am trying to do.

Track templates for the double junction with an overlapping crossover is now complete, an assembly map for the various pages of the master drawing attached. Once the 915mm straight board has been completed I'll get on to the double junction which looks like its going to take some careful thought regards sequencing. This should keep me out of mischief for a few days once I have ordered yet more rail.

David
Bloody hell, good luck with that spaghetti of pointwork.
 

DafyddElvy

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Bloody hell, good luck with that spaghetti of pointwork.
And one of these to join the two lines coming together off the double junction.

The biggest challenge will be making sure I have a sleeper under all the correct places.

The original plan I had had three rails at the back of the tandem going in to one common crossing which would have looked good.


David
 

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Paul M

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Now that is a junction
 

DafyddElvy

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Now that is a junction
Its actually not that complicated, it will be a little tricky to build simply because of the short rail sections, the one section I am very conscious could trip me up is this where I need to try and be a bit clever where a running rail crosses across the knuckle of the wing rails, I am hoping plenty of check rails will keep wheels where I want them to go.

The other area where I doubt I'll get away with my original plan if the the 2 turnouts which have to accommodate a change in the side the narrow gauge runs, I was hoping to get away with only one switch per turnout, drawing c/3, but I think I'll need one switch for the right hand rail in the drawing and a second one for the transition of the narrow gauge to the opposite hand, if that makes sense.

Sequencing the build for this junction will also be critical, but as an old fashion properly trained professional track engineer I would hope I can develop a build sequence okay, not the most complicated layout I will have built but I think it will be the most complicated in anything smaller than 305mm : ft.

Straight board 915mm first though.

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Well at least you'll be kept out of mischief for a couple of hours! Looks like it will be an interesting junction, I think we'll all look forward to seeing the finished item
 

DafyddElvy

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Back from holiday and getting back to the important things in life.

Wife was out for the afternoon so the indoor bench (dinning table) was available.
All the templates for the double junction have been put together and I think I've found the optimum position for everything.

Now to cut and frame the baseboards before starting the track laying.

David
 

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