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post 5 Aug 2014, 09:13
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Boredom struck me .

My layout Bayland is no more; scrap. The room was needed so it had to go. Its now in memories and in photographs. sad.gif






.....anyway, decided to construct John Allen's famous Timesaver...or should I say a tymesaver, a clone, my version of it. Will keep me busy for a while and hopefully I shall overcome the boredom. Salvaged bits and pieces from Bayland and will use them on this.


What is a Timesaver? Basically its a shunting puzzle with strict rules . More here;

http://www.gdlines.com/Timesaver.html

http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-timesaver.html



....and for the ones that say ; piece of cake, I dare you try this;

http://www.precisionlabels.com/shunt/jpage320.html


Mine will be on a plank of 2 meters x 35 cm's.

Scarm software has been mentioned a lot on this forum so I have decided to use it. Not bad at all, took me some time to get use to it. I used WinTrack on Bayland which still to me is unsurpassed but is very expensive. You can try the free version if interested:

http://www.wintrack.de/usa.html


Here is how it looks on Scarm;








....now its hammering time.

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post 5 Aug 2014, 11:20
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Shame the old layout had to go. I've had that experience too. Look forward to the new one.

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post 5 Aug 2014, 18:54
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Its now in memories and in photographs.


And you shared them with us smile.gif

For those that missed Erkut's topic which ran from July 2007 to December 2010, the read starts here

All the best with this new venture and I too look forward to seeing it develop

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Thanks guys,

Drilled the point motor holes and mounted the seven turnouts. The rest will be Flexi rails. Have to decide where to put the uncouplers.





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Tracks laid;





Point motors and track bus laid;



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Spray painted the rails;




.....and my mini control panel;



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post 24 Aug 2014, 12:44
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Added a catenary system that I had ages ago on to the mainline;



Decided to add bits and pieces from Baylands left overs;



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Electrification completed;





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all this in three weeks? ohmy.gif that is moving on! you put me to shame...very nice indeed, well done! cheers.gif


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post 29 Aug 2014, 00:43
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Just an observation of post #5:

Why do so many people leave gaps in their sleepering at rail joints ?

It really makes things look untidy and inconsistent and spoils realism.

If you use a modelling knife, you can cut the chairs on sleepers off so that fishplates have a recess. Once you've done this, you can maintain consistent sleeper spacing:







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You are dead right Graham, they look ugly.

Two reasons for this; one, you have explained above, sleepers touching the neighbor sleeper due to geometry of turnouts.
Second; I salvaged the rails, turnouts from Bayland, some I could save some had to go into the waste bin. The saved ones was dipped into a hot bathtub to soften the ballast and then scrubbed the recess off by a brush. Some sleepers were damaged some not. I have plenty of sleepers at hand. Remedy; before ballasting I will simply slide these under the rails and voila!!

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I've added two portable fold up legs so I can move the layout any where I want...even to friends homes for a game of timesaver.



Constructed a small table with wheels to carry the essentials; Esu, Fleischmann controller for the point motors and another controller for the lights.




.....on to ballasting.

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Its been fun playing the game.

However,I was itching all along, the old habit prevailed and I decided to add bits and pieces rolleyes.gif

Added loads to one of the loading platforms;



the old residents of Bayland;



...the forklift and Crane;



The turnout lanterns;





...the tensioners;



...and the single loco shed;



on to scenics..

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Great work as usual Erkut and all done in record time.


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Bayland was awesome modelling and this looks to be more of the same. It is always a pleasure to see your fantastic talent on display Erkut!
Thanks.

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