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Guys.

I'd like to say thanks to all of you who dropped by during the weekend. I did manage to chat to some of you, and hopefully catch up with those I missed at future shows.

Remagen is back home now and has a long list of things that need doing before its next outing to Stevenage in January. However, right now its a bit of quality time with my other half as she hardly saw me in the run up to Warley.

I'll be back working on the layout this weekend. First job is to track down the electrical problem and fix it. Then there's plenty of improvements to make.

Cheers, Al.
 

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If you have posted them to Youtube you just poast the share link from the youtube video ...
 

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The main cause of the electrical problems I had at Warley was down to the train detectors relay block for the storage sidings not working. Electrics aren't my strong point, but in the week running up to the show I managed to rewrite the control panels and east end loop to get it at just about working. However the west end was more problematic and with time, patience and skill running out it resulted in the dead fiddle yard.
Well, after many hours of head scratching I finally figured out the wiring diagram and rebuilt the relay block. And today tested it. It's now working as intended.

The in-bound operator selects the siding required and the points automatically align. The train is driven in on the in-bound controller. When the train hits the opto-sensor, the power is dropped from the siding from the in-bound controller and set up for the out-bound. When the out-bound operator wants to drive the train out, he selects the siding, points are automatically aligned and train is released to the out-bound controller. Once the train clears the opto-sensor the siding is reset for the next in-bound train.

Jobs to do now are move the sensors back a bit so the trains stop before the fouling point, and build another dozen relay banks for the other end....
 

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All.

It's with regret that I've had to withdraw Remagen for the CMRA Show at Peterborough on 14th & 15th January 2017.

Apologies to anyone who was hoping to see the layout at the show.

Remagen isn't booked for any further shows this year. Her next outing is scheduled for 2018. If this changes, I'll let you know.

Cheers. Al.
 

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I've not been getting much modelling done since the New Year. However I have had a couple of new arrivals turn up. A Trix Br-52 with condenser tender and a Fleischmann Br-01.



Both will be heading to the work bench for some work. The -52 will be getting a new paint job and weathering. The -01 is scheduled for a bit of cosmetic surgery first.
 

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While at Warley I picked up a rail cleaning wagon from JPF Zeller which I ran on the layout for much of the weekend.

While the wagons did a great job, it's appearance is less so being basically a rather ugly large two axle chassis, and that's without mentioning the very visible track cleaning arms.

My solution was to build an armoured wagon loosing based on one of the Russian ones.

After several hours a pretty reasonable body had taking shape with a Panther turret temporary in place of the KV-1 turret.

As it's based on a Russian armoured wagon, I decided to paint it as it would have looked while in service of the Motherland. But after being captured by the Reich, the Soviet markings have been hurriedly painted over replaced German makings.

The wagon has still got the panther turret fitted at the moment. I've found a KV-1 hull tucked away at the back of a draw, but the turret is still missing. As soon as it turns up, I'll swap it over.

















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Inventive! Very impressive


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Very nice Al
 

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Really well done with the cleaning wagon....
 

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Another film star joined Lucy on Remagen this morning. They appear to have go a bit lost crossing the Alps and forgot to stop at Switzerland



In the film the loco is a Gr-735. However n gauge Italian steam locos are pretty thin on the ground as far as I know no-one makes a Gr-735. So I've got s Br-56 masquerading as the part. The conversion was fairly simple. Just a case of altering the cab side windows and adding smoke deflectors.





It still need the '51' adding to the defectors and number plate adding to the cab to complete.





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Very nice
i do like the movie reference. ...
 
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