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by whoshotjimmi
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 54
Views: 7989

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

Good evening everyone. It has been over two years since I last took to this thread. A number of factors have contributed to me not spending any time on the layout. I finally gathered enough motivation to get up in the loft and see what was occurring. My my, the layout was in a very sorry state - dam...
by whoshotjimmi
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 54
Views: 7989

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

And a bit of DMU action for fun!!

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Thanks for looking!

James
by whoshotjimmi
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 54
Views: 7989

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

Hi everyone,

I haven't done an awful lot this week. But I HAVE finished fencing off the industrial estate - thanks to Hattons - and started a little more ballasting. I thought I would take a couple of pics just for the heck of it.

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by whoshotjimmi
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 54
Views: 7989

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

Hi everyone! A couple of days off work has afforded me the opportunity to pop into the loft and do a couple of little hits and pieces. Nothing is finished, but hopefully the pics will show a little progress. Gone is the TMD idea, replaced by a light industrial set scene. Typically, my local model sh...
by whoshotjimmi
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 54
Views: 7989

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

Thanks Rammy. It is good to be back - I have missed the old girl!

I have had a little look at how a TMD may fit in with the layout and done a little mock up. I would be delighted for anyone to comment on how the mock up looks and any alterations you may think necessary.

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James
by whoshotjimmi
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Melton Mowbray post privatisation in N gauge...
Replies: 17
Views: 3020

Re: Melton Mowbray post privatisation in N gauge...

I quite like how this is panning out thus far. You seem to have quite the eye for the minor details and I look forward to seeing this layout develop.
by whoshotjimmi
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 54
Views: 7989

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

Well, it has been nearly two years since this thread was updated. Ashbrooke has been in storage - not particularly good storage if I'm honest. It is now in its new home and with a number of damages, but it could have been worse. The platforms need gutting and starting over and the layout needs a ful...
by whoshotjimmi
Wed May 08, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 599
Views: 70345

Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Track ballasting is, indeed, long but it is only as monotonous as you make it. I personally feel that the time saving track ballasters give a unrealistic feel and I am more than happy to spend hours applying every last grain of ballast by hand for a good result! Equally, the ballasting is an opportu...
by whoshotjimmi
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics
Replies: 88
Views: 11599

Re: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics

But you amalgamate all the various bits from different manufacturers to come up with the very best you can. The vast majority of people who buy these models will buy what they see, never change or improve it and be perfectly happy. And if that is what you want, Heljan are the best at it. I disgree,...
by whoshotjimmi
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics
Replies: 88
Views: 11599

Re: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics

N.b. With regards bachmann raising the bar, they may have been the first to have a central motor etc, but they have not taken it a lot further since then., As I said, they still release models without DCC capability (completely ridiculous in this day and age) and, personally, I think some of the lat...
by whoshotjimmi
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics
Replies: 88
Views: 11599

Re: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics

But that is exactly the point I am making Jim. For people like yourself who strive for absolute perfection and model in the more correct gauge, perfection is what you strive for and you go to absolute extremes to make your models perfect. I have looked at your thread and your website in absolute awe...
by whoshotjimmi
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics
Replies: 88
Views: 11599

Re: Heljan Products Deserve better treatment by the Critics

The simple fact is this. Heljan have done to Railway Modelling what the Class 59 did for Prototype Freight. They have supplied a needy market, producing quality at a relatively low cost, showing their competitors what can be achieved and completely revolutionising the sector. GM have rendered all ot...
by whoshotjimmi
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ashbrooke TMD
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Ashbrooke TMD

Hi all, Just a quick shot of the fledgling layout with all the track in place. Tomorrow i will get it glued down and put some power through it to check all is well. Two minor changes on reflection, the workshop has gone due to space constraints and the depot building itself will now sit on the furth...
by whoshotjimmi
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ashbrooke TMD
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Ashbrooke TMD

Hi everyone, It has been a few months since I last posted here. For one reason or another, the Ashbrooke Renewal Project is in hiatus and is currently stored in my shed. As a result, I have had no working railway for over 6 months! Today, I started building Ashbrooke TMD, a shed based shelf layout t...
by whoshotjimmi
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Railfreight Dostribution Liveries
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Railfreight Dostribution Liveries

I would have thought that, from when this livery was first introduced in 1992, you would have seen a number of these shunters wearing the livery for the next 10 years or so - certainly up to the late 90's. Following privatisation, it took a long while for many liveries to be updated. This did leave ...

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