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by actonnorth
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: San Clemente. N gauge California in the U.K.
Replies: 0
Views: 446

San Clemente. N gauge California in the U.K.

Hello all. I’ve decided to make a new thread for the continuation of news regarding my layout. Partly because a lot of the info in my old thread was irrelevant, but also to reflect the title change for the new layout. Lastly, the website I was using to host pictures has closed down, so, all my old i...
by actonnorth
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Hi there.

Another N gauge US themed modeller here, good to see another on this site so will be watching with interest at how you progress.
by actonnorth
Wed May 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

San Clemente

Hi everyone, time for an update on what’s been going on at San Clemente. 1) the beach scene http://i65.tinypic.com/2uj3wj5.jpg As you can see, progress is being made here. The basis for the sea has been started, and have the colours in mind for completing that sea. I’m also going to be changing the ...
by actonnorth
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

San Clemente (N)

Evening all. Not uodated in a while, but, San Clemente is still going. These are the latest bits done: The foreground town scene: http://i68.tinypic.com/35kqyc5.jpg The new level crossing: http://i63.tinypic.com/2jbtaif.jpg In terms of ‘behind the scenes’: -DCC wiring almost complete -point motors o...
by actonnorth
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby railmaster with accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Hornby railmaster with accessories

Many thanks. As said, I did look on various forums beforehand asking the question, however I didn’t really understand a lot of what they were talking about to be honest (as said, I’m not as clued up as some). As for step 2,will give that a try. I have put the icons in the right places but maybe not ...
by actonnorth
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby railmaster with accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Hornby railmaster with accessories

Hi all. After a bit of advice if possible. I’m using the Hornby e-link and railmaster to control my layout (I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but hey ho). I had a Hornby accessories decoder from back when I had my OO layout that I never got round to installing/using. So, decided to try and insta...
by actonnorth
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

Time for another update. I’ve been mostly working on the town and beach scene, and compared to the last picture of where my town scene will be, the difference is quite stark! http://i64.tinypic.com/pops.jpg As you can see the scene has started to build up nicely. This area encorportates a ‘street ru...
by actonnorth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

Weekly update: -laid one track of the hidden fiddle yard. I need to slightly adjust one side however, as the corner is slightly too tight and there are 2 individual coaches that can’t quite make the corner. And for flexibility and the fact the yard is hidden, I’m making a policy that either all coac...
by actonnorth
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

We have power! https://youtu.be/O3kOnOaRfNI This is a DC test of the layout as I’m still configuring the DCC element. But, it’s great to have running trains at last. The full loop: https://youtu.be/l-apxHXfrGA (Apologies for non scale and non prototypical appearance. Also random background noise but...
by actonnorth
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

Quick update: The Amtrak genesis and coach set arrived yesterday: http://i68.tinypic.com/2z3yjq1.jpg The first 2 coaches in the rake are not prototypical for running, but this is where the baggage cars will eventually sit, so, they make a good stand in for now. The first superliner in the rake is al...
by actonnorth
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

Weekly progress post: -3rd line on the main loop has now been installed (behind the train in a post above). This will actually be a siding line with small headshunt (enough for 2 locos to fit). -lots of stock/accessories brought this month: -BNSF loco brought (will be a Christmas present so not appe...
by actonnorth
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

Thanks chops. I made the curve on the main board as it adds more track running as well as add scenic value. This section will also contain urban scenery, an ‘abandoned line’ (it will look like its abandoned but trains may occasionally traverse the line), a warehouse and siding scene as well as the e...
by actonnorth
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

Small update time: -DCC bus wire installed, just need to connect droppers with tap splicers. -control bench added. Houses the laptop, Hornby e-link, point switch board and test track (picture will be uploaded in time). Next jobs: -add the final line onto the main loop. -add the fiddle yard and point...
by actonnorth
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

I’ve pre booked tickets as well as a ‘skip the queue’ feature. Having a 2 and 3 year old in tow means I want to get in ASAP!
by actonnorth
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Acton North (N)
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Acton North (N)

http://i65.tinypic.com/2u6i9u0.jpg This is the bit of layout I’ve just been constructing. As you will see, there are 2 main lines here to allow passing, and there will be a 3rd line just behind the train as a siding. The point in the foreground will run to an ‘abandoned’ line in the urban area. The...

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