October 2017 Update

Friday 13th October 2017

 

Since last month’s update, there has been more work done on club layout Nailsea Wharf, this time to the control panel, which is pictured below. There are two old ECM controllers mounted on the board to enable two locomotives to operate on the layout at the same time. Below these is a diagram showing the track layout with slide switches to select which controller powers each section of track and toggle switches to operate the point motors. The diagram has been colour coded with red, green, blue and black to show which slide switch powers the diferent sections of the layout. There is also a switch on the right that disconnects the built in controllers from the layout, allowing an alternative controller to power the layout using the red and black sockets to the bottom right. This gives the layout compatibility for using a DCC system instead of just DC.

 

Nailsea Wharf Control Panel

 

Progress has also continued on the improved Gauge 1 and O Gauge test track during the last month, with wiring work now being done to the O Gauge trackwork. A few more weeks of work should see this part completed.

 

O Gauge Track Being Wired Up

 

As well as club projects, there has also been club members’ own projects being worked on, including the Gauge 1 signalbox model pictured below. This is destined for a layout based during the second world war and is having tiny strips of parcel tape added to the inside of each window pane to represent the gummed paper tape used during wartime to prevent shards of glass from flying inwards in a bomb blast.

 

Gauge One Signal Box

 

There’s also been some locomotive maintenance as can be seen in this picture featuring an old Tri-ang Brush Type 2 (later Class 31) partially reassembled after attempting to fix a fault. The edge of the test track is just visible for use once the loco has been reassembled.

 

Triang Loco Maintenance

 

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Nailsea and District MRC Events:

 

NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2022

March 26th and 27th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2LE