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by d74
Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

DRS, it's not a backscene it's a bit of photoshoppery. The camera's sitting on the track with the actual backscene behind it, pointing out at the room so rather than post a pic of my house I put some hills in. I think the Welshness comes from the distant hills making it look like the station's on a ...
by d74
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 330053

Re: Starlingford

I've glanced at this thread but not read it in detail before, but today that station really caught my eye. It's a wonderful building, completely different to the type of Victorian-built station you normally see on layouts and is reminiscent of stations in 1930s suburbs. You're very lucky to have had...
by d74
Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Thank you to everyone for the comments while the layout's been being built. This isn't a proper update, just a new photo showing the back of the station: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/3134387731_91bfd1dc66_o.jpg Wonky chimneys have become something of a signature of my buildings!
by d74
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

It's now a year since the first buildings started being constructed ahead of the layout itself stated, and the layout's very nearly finished with just a few bits of detailing left. The signals are up and the last bit of bare board has been vegetated. This is the tunnel mouth, which had been the last...
by d74
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

sanctuary wrote:Excellent modelling and a great well dressed picture that shows your layout at it's best, hope you don't mind if I use it in the next Virtual Exhibition.


No need to ask, it would be an honour.
by d74
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

One more pic:

Image

The locos moved back into their shed this morning, having spent the last few weeks hidden away from all the glue and scatter. Here's 5555 against its new backdrop.
by d74
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Quite a big photo update, as I've been working on scenery and didn't want to post any shots of it unfinished! First, this is the tunnel at the right-hand end of the layout: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2968900419_7c4aed8f52_o.jpg The tunnel mouth is Skaledale re-painted so it's the same colou...
by d74
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

It's not too bad; after its last incident I re-railed it and ran it for five laps forwards and five backwards without a problem, so it's not unusable. I just have to live with it playing up every now and then. I've found a site on the history of the Airfix range; the loco was first released in this ...
by d74
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

I added my opinion of the 14xx to the review thread: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=14881 It is stopping a bit; I think it's something to do with the wheels seizing up on curves. When it happens the rear driving wheels look like they've moved to the side, so I t...
by d74
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

A quick introduction to the layout's newest and oldest loco, an Airfix 48xx/14xx, which was rescued from a scrapyard by a friendly signa... um, bought from a model shop by an impulsive modeller: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/2871428025_11c1b3e032_o.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/28714...
by d74
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Submitted Articles
Topic: Hornby 14xx Review
Replies: 6
Views: 5325

Re: Hornby 14xx Review

I've just purchased the old Airfix model of 1466, mint (even with handrails and vacuum pipes intact), boxed and recently serviced for £30. It's a puzzle as to why someone would care so well for something for so long then sell it to a dealer, but it has another good home now. 1466 was the first loco...
by d74
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

very nice layout, got any new locos planned?? The current fleet is a Castle, a prairie and a pannier. The Castle tends to be used to run round the loop with some coaches while I'm shunting in the yard with the prairie, while the pannier comes and goes with the autocoach. I think I do need one more ...
by d74
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

sishades wrote:That tile in the last picture looks like a weird square UFO about to invade the planet.!

It's an accurately modelled square cloud or "rectonimbulus".
by d74
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

A photo update, as I've been busy adding some details and it was a sunny morning which is always good for close-up photos. A waiting passenger, some crates and a sack on a trolley, all by Preiser. The figure is of an ex-German chancellor, but it's a great figure and I'm sure no-one will ever notice:...
by d74
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 5954

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

I've made a start on a small empty area near the turntable, across the track from the coaling stage. I knew this would have a utility building of some kind, but was conscious both of obscuring the structures behind it and of making the layout too busy so I chose a grounded coach body as it's fairly ...

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