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by markS&D
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy

I get what your saying about the sugar cube speaker 8) I probably should have done the same, but I wanted to install the item as it is, granted it was a bit of an undertaking! I wanted to show what can be achieved with a little bit of forward planning for less than £40. I have messed about with the ...
by markS&D
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Adding TTS Decoder to Rebuilt Merchant Navy

As the title suggests, this is a write up showing what I did to add a TTS sound decoder to a Rebuilt Merchant Navy, my version of the model that I chose to fit the chip into is 'R2967, 35026 Lamport & Holt Line', which is from an earlier batch of models, that are DCC ready, but are not equipped ...
by markS&D
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

Regarding Rebuilt MN's, I currently have 4 of these, they all run well, but I have added a lot of extra details and made improvements to them, to try and bring them up a little. The earliest examples such as Clan Line, had a srung rear driving wheelset, which can cause some models to oscillate and o...
by markS&D
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Lovely work on the station building. Is it card? I enjoyed your video as well. Some of those camera shots positioned at ground level really capture the feeling of what you have created. Yes, the building is made from ‘mountboard’ The sort of card you use to frame large pictures/paintings, it’s whit...
by markS&D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 42
Views: 1198

Re: Rowenwood

Don't worry, compromise is a key word with any size layout. There aren't many of us out there that indulge in this hobby that haven't had to compromise because of space, or more lack of it :D


Does your have to be dismantled to use the room that its in?
by markS&D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rowenwood
Replies: 42
Views: 1198

Re: Rowenwood

Welcome to the forum. :D Can I ask, are the 4 tracks on the upper right of your plan, storage tracks? If so, they are not as long as your longest lines in your station, so this is going to restrict you on your train lengths (your storage tracks need to be able to hold your longest trains) Tell me if...
by markS&D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Here is a link to my new video:

https://youtu.be/g5ytOK5FCZc
by markS&D
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Just something I put together over the last couple of weeks. A new station building for platforms 2 and 3. My original building was just put together from bits out of the spares box, and never really looked like the prototype. Hopefully this new version resembles the real thing much better. 1.jpg 2....
by markS&D
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Loco Fleet: Kits Reconstructions & Mods
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Locomotive & MU improvements

I have been trying to follow your magnificent layout in the past on RM Web, (although I am not a member)really pleased to see you have joined this site. :D
by markS&D
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Here are a couple of shots of the 'Shute Arms Hotel' and the hotel Stables in position on the layout, just waiting for the finishing touches.

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by markS&D
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Fantastic work. You must be happy with that. Will be great to see it in place on the layout! Thank you, appreciate the comments. Once the stable building is finished, I will finally be able to remove the superquick railway hotel building, that I have had stood on the site where the Shute arms hotel...
by markS&D
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Just thought I would give an update on the Shute Arms Hotel, mostly complete, apart from the ornate chimney on the front end of the building, the large 'SHUTE ARMS HOTEL' sign that sits on the brickwork and chimney pots need adding to the other chimneys. Once complete, I need to start work on the ho...
by markS&D
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Another locomotive detailing exercise. Merchant Navy Class 35016 Elders Fyffes. My first task with all of the Hornby rebuilt merchant navy loco's, is to alter the ride height of the loco body. On every example that I have seen, the loco body sits too high at the cab end of the loco, this example was...
by markS&D
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

A couple more, one of which shows the 'Shute Arms Hotel' under construction.

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by markS&D
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 12881

Re: Seaton Junction

Bit of an update, its been a while. Various enhancements have been made to the station, and the surrounding scenery, the 'Shute Arms Hotel' is my latest project. I will let the pictures tell the story... WP_20181013_19_42_28_Pro.jpg WP_20181013_19_16_46_Pro.jpg WP_20181013_19_24_59_Pro.jpg WP_201810...

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