New Warley MRC exhibition layout

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Just what is the difference between testing, running and playing?
Testing is what sensible people do before taking a layout to an exhibition. This is good for both the layout and the operators. I have seen far too many layouts at far too many exhibitions that have either not been properly tested beforehand or have operators who simply haven't got a clue.
 
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Testing means trying out all of the options and making sure the layout and operators are up to it. It also means asking yourself if what you are running is going to be interesting to watch.
 
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More testing scheduled for today. I have no idea what will turn up for a run, even from my own collection.
 
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Testing is what sensible people do before taking a layout to an exhibition. This is good for both the layout and the operators. I have seen far too many layouts at far too many exhibitions that have either not been properly tested beforehand or have operators who simply haven't got a clue.
Amen.

"It worked last time I used it"

"Got the latest DCC, but still figuring it out"

"Wadda ya mean you can't run Mk III cars behind the Rocket"

"They say dogs resemble their owners...... I think that has a railway application as well"

"Hey Joe, what channel is the HST on, I need to st......... CRASH! "

"I've just bought my son a small train set, what controller should I get"
"You'll have to get the latest DCC gear, EVERYONE uses it"
"How much"
"Couple of hundred quid"
"You want to buy my son's train set?"
 
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I think the Mike definition of testing should be rule 9 ;)

Testing definition any or all of the following:
-To provide a secure location for friends stock until the opportune moment for delivery ;)
-To enhance and assist the consumption of cake / liquid refreshment.
-To check that it sounds right.
-To make sure that pile of screws weren't really needed anyway.
-To check you're having fun and not taking model trains too seriously ;)
 
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Some photos from today. Everything running well although I'm not sure where in the world it is meant to be. I guess that applies to a lot of garden railways.
 
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And this is how we check the ballast is all glued down...
 
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And this is how we check the ballast is all glued down...
I see that you've tidied that pile of wood up - the platforms look rather spiffing :nod::nod::nod:
 
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Ground cork and yes it is permanent.
 
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Ground cork and yes it is permanent.
Thanks for your answer! I like what you've done and the ballast really caught my eye - I have been thinking of doing something on my trailer layout.

Where would you purchase ground cork? That would be ideal as it wouldn't add too much weight!
 
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Just google 'ground cork', loads of suppliers from little bags for OO modellers, to bulk lorry loads.
 
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Just google 'ground cork', loads of suppliers from little bags for OO modellers, to bulk lorry loads.
Yes there is Alan and I would think that 3.0mm or sl;ightly larger would be an appropiate size, but, as an IT Dunce, I cannot (or don't know how to!) filter out the hundreds of suppliers world-wide:banghead:

So, I'll rephrase my question;- Where did you purchase your cork from Chris - and what size range did you use?:wondering: