Another Wordless Wednesday……

…………again because I cannot put the words I would like to use on a public blog!

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This was the scene that confronted me over the weekend when I was trying to fettle the layout for operation – a good number of broken chairs and detached solder joints.  All this resulting in some fairly severe gauge narrowing!

It has been fairly warm here in blighty (I know that is a relative concept to some of the readers of this blog in the more far flung corners of the world – the Brits like to moan about our weather!).  This has resulted in some thermal expansion and clearly I have not allowed enough joints to absorb this.  It will be simple enough to fix, but altogether a pain.

Perhaps more irritatingly (because it has happened rather more), it has closed the gap on a number of crossings.  This has resulted in a fair few short circuits and a campaign of dealing with these has taken a good chunk of my Sunday up!

 

 

 

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About highlandmiscellany

Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

Posted on July 18, 2018, in Glenmutchkin and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. If the weather continues to swing between extremes accomodating this sort of occurrence may need to be built into our planning and techniques. Be interesting to hear how those it hot climes manage.
    I’ve just finished converting half my garage for a railway room and the heat in there has alerted me to the possibility of climate damage in the future.

  2. Steven Ridgway

    It’s surprising just how much expansion of the rails takes place especially as it’s compounded by wooden baseboards shrinking when dried out so much. I was helping operate a layout at Railex last year and we had no end of (new) trouble trying to run in the heat – non-isolating sections and derailments.

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