Ringbalin Light Railway

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Whilst a catch-point would protect the 'drop'.. Where would the 'caught' loco end-up?

I could see a track-powered loco coming to a stop on the ballast. - Suitable fence to edge of base-board(s).. But a battery / steam loco will just keep going.
You need to physically catch / restrain a still-moving loco? :(:wondering:
Which is why I am considering a barrier in the middle of the track or across it to stop the loco leaving it on the tracks with wheels spinning.
Still thinking about this problem.
 
Fezwig

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How about a plate across the end of the track, spring loaded, that is pushed down (in to a slot?) when the bridge is lowed and returns up as the bridge is raised?
 
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Stage 3 of the railway has been started.
The first task was concreting in the posts that will hold the track baseboards for the upper and lower loop tracks the front ones were trimmed to the correct height but the rear ones were left at a longer length so that the risers for the loop that will go back up can be mounted.
This area is where the planned "town/industrial will be situated with a few sidings to provide some shunting interest included.
It was envisaged that a Helix/Spiral track to take the loop that "came down" in stage 1 back up to the upper level would be needed but it is not required because when measurements were taken of the whole track length v the rise and calculations made, the grade is between 3 and 3.5% which will not be a problem for the locos.
I will finish the lower loop first so I can run a train continuously, while I build the other loop, sidings will be added later.

Some pictures of the progress so far, the blog will be updated in due course.

Stage 3 from Stage 2.JPG


Frame work close up back corner.JPG


Frame work close up shed corner.JPG
 
Jasper

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Hey, I'm only being creative here.
11 Mar 2017
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Following with interest.....
 
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The framework for Stage 3 has been built.
The white string shows the path the second loop will follow to get back up to where it started all those months ago.
Across front of shed.JPG

Across the front of the shed

Looking from shed toward corner.JPG

Looking toward high trestle corner from shed door

Looking from Stage 2.JPG


Looking from end of Stage 2 toward shed

Blog has been updated with more pictures and a description
 
Chris Vernell

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I notice some metal posts. Is that to give the termites some variety in their diet? :wondering:
 
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I notice some metal posts. Is that to give the termites some variety in their diet? :wondering:
The metal is what is known as "C" purlins used to make roof trusses. Yes this is a big termite area but they were from my previous layout so I recycled them.
Coincidentally they are slightly over 45 mm wide so made very strong road bed. I laid them on top of bricks sitting on the ground.

Couple of pictures of previous layout showing the purlins in place.
27-12-2016 _10_.JPG 27-12-2016 _3_.JPG
 
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Paul M

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Why was the girls favourite professional a banker?
Because he said 'if you pull it out you will lose interest' Boom Boom !!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
I notice some metal posts. Is that to give the termites some variety in their diet? :wondering:
I read these to posts together, and I thought I'm not sure what's funnier, the actual joke or the joke with Chris's comments after. Perhaps it's just me
 
Jasper

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Hey, I'm only being creative here.
11 Mar 2017
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The baseboards for the Lower Loop running through Stage 3 have been installed, this now allows me to lay track to complete the Lower Loop so I can run a train continuously.
Once they are painted track laying can commence.

Stage 3 baseboards toward back corner.JPG
Stage 3 baseboards toward side fence.JPG
Stage3 baseboard toward back fence.JPG


More information on my blog.
 
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PhilP

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I have gone back, but have not found what the sheet-material you are using is? - It looks like plywood?? What is your climate like there?
Thanks,
PhilP.
 
Chris Vernell

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Nepean, ON
I have gone back, but have not found what the sheet-material you are using is? - It looks like plywood?? What is your climate like there?
Thanks,
PhilP.
Subtropical, as opposed to our Subarctic