LGB II (The Sequel)

Gizzy

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I've linked up the inner R1 loop temporarily, as I'm still waiting for the rail-clamps....

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Today, i wanted to do a gauging test for the tunnel, so I choose my longest and tallest wagons. Piko Shimmn and a container in DB livery.

The wagons passed through the tunnel safely....

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I also cut up some branches for my log train....

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That last picture IS out of sequence, isn't it? - Those curves look remarkably close together.. :eek:
 
Gizzy

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That last picture IS out of sequence, isn't it? - Those curves look remarkably close together.. :eek:

Yes Phil, I posted my photos first, then I've posted a couple of Mizzy's for the last two....
 
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It's a mirror version of Shelford Junction, just south of Cambridge, where the Kings Cross line diverges from the Liverpool Street line, so you have probably been through it Chuggy. There is a footbridge over the junction, so it's a good place to train spot whenever anything special heads into Cambridge from the Capital....
That was the one in my mind (although I didn't know the name) - have been through it many times, both on the Liverpool Street side and the King's Cross side :rock::rock::rock:
 
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A day WfH meant that I had time from mid afternoon to finish off the inner circuit and the 'golden clamp' was installed. The track was tested with Mizzy's Piko Clean Machine, before running a couple of freight trains.

I had a few clamps left over, enough to clamp the down main line and the middle platform road. The up line and up platform had already been done with either Hillmans over fish plate clamps (EBay Mike) or Massoth ones on track acquired from Bigjack.

So I have 4 different types on the layout.

A big shout out for Mizzy, as whilst I've been on my hands and knees clamping, she too has been on her hands and knees cleaning the railhead with the track rubber....
 
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A big shout out for Mizzy, as whilst I've been on my hands and knees clamping, she too has been on her hands and knees cleaning the railhead with the track rubber....
Careful. .........
 
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Today, I fitted a LGB 50080 Reverse Loop module to the Down Main line, or outer circuit, and added a reception loop for where I will eventually have an Engine Shed....

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To test the loop, I ran my V52 loco, seen here on the scissors near the station throat....

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The loco passes Angus's Crossing on the Down Main line. Angus was the neighbour's cat, and his entrance to the garden was through a gap in the hedge at this point.

His has now departed to the great cattery in the sky, but I do have a G scale model of him for the station....

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Approaching my version of Shelford Junction....



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The line passes under the Arbour, also known as the Waiting Room.... thumbnail_20200523_172535.jpg
 
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The loco passes through the tunnel beneath Carolinadorf....

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The loco is now on the Up Loop....

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Loco takes the route onto Pip's chord, named after my late Father. There is a section of ART track here which he brought for me at the last Exhibition I took him to....

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The loco rounds the chord onto the Up Main at Shelford junction....

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And finally returning towards the station again....


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I mentioned about some Aristo track that my late father brought me in earlier posts. I managed to use 2 of the long R3 curves he brought me on Pip's junction, so named after him.

I was trying to fit in the other 2 curves, but I had nowhere I could use them. Determined to use them somehow, I suddenly thought why not re-radius them?

In fact, I'm short of straights, so straighten them! So that's what I did today. I dismantled the tracks and put the rails through my £10 rail bender. I don't have much experience with ART track; the only other pieces I have are 2 crossing tracks at Angus's Crossing, brought because I personally think they look better than the LGB version. Underneath, there were 6 screws which I had to remove before I could take the rails out of the sleeper web.

Once the rails were straightened, I re-assembled them into the web. I hadn't realised that the webs were flexi-track, with 2 webs of 11 sleepers and one of 6. One of the 6 sleeper webs had broken chairs, so I substituted a similar LGB web that I happened to have.

I've installed these in 2 of the sidings on the new loop. Just like the real railway, I have recycled track for use elsewhere....

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Another job I did on the railway, was make a small halt, so that my Piko Railbus service can serve the hamlet of Carolinadorf.

These are the off cuts of rubber paving slabs I've used on my main station. More recycling, of an already recycled material!

I need another couple of slabs to make a roadway to the level crossing....

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