Except that the runners were too long so I have to say 2 inches off them. I then glued on 6 pads to get the height correct
Here they are in the garage drying.
Work is continuing on 3 fronts:
- Planning the stock list for EXPONG to concentrate on getting that ready
- Fitting the traversers to the hidden sidings baseboards – I have worked out a way and begun disassembling the boards to incorporate the new design.
- Installing point motors and the lenz ls150 accessory decoder (which arrived this morning).
I have never been happy with the slightly bizarre design I first decided upon for the traversers. This worked using the shiny sides of hardboard and allowed them to move by facing the base of the board and the base of the traverser with the shiny sides. The system worked, but the hardboard bowed far too easily. Thus a trip down to the local homebase (for other things as it happens) occurred and I purchased two sets of ball bearing based runners. These have been mounted to the struts underneath the traversers and although over long (not a problem as this can be hidden once the boards are installed), they will work far better.
Now to redesign the hidden sidings boards around these!
I’m delighted to announce that Rhyd Ddu will be first shown at the Greenwich and District Railway Society’s EXPO Narrow Gauge event in the autumn.
This takes place on Saturday 30th October 2010, 10:30am to 5:30pm
At the White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue,Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BT
Hope to see you there!