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by IanM558
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

In actual fact I had posted the wrong image and the points to the left are actually the other way around so things can come out of the top bay platform and join the correct line. As for moving them closer in towards the station that’s not really and option due to space and the length of train I wish...
by IanM558
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

So, it's pretty much 18 months since I ripped up all the track that I had laid. However things are now moving forwards, I think! I've come up with this plan for the station part. The 2 lines heading south continue round in a loop. https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/47445560252_21ba66d7ce_b.jpg March...
by IanM558
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: RECTORY ROAD
Replies: 40
Views: 2069

Re: RECTORY ROAD

Looks amazing and the kind of layout I look at and think "that's exactly what I want" then realise my shed is about a foot and a half too short in both directions! :D
by IanM558
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

That does seem to be the way my mind is working at the moment.

The whole picture is what I'm not sure about yet but I do have some ideas of how I would like parts of the layout to be. Also by doing a board or two at a time I can bring them inside to do rather than be out in the cold! :)
by IanM558
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

As usual life got in the way and I was unable to scribble down some ideas yesterday evening but will try my best to do some this evening. Just as an idea on constructing the layout, I'm going to build it out of 4' x 2' ply boards (I already have 8 cut). I was thinking it might help my "oh my go...
by IanM558
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

Thank you for your comments. I am planning to go DCC. Obviously at the moment all my stuff is DC but I've decided to plan for DCC as I can see it is going to be better in the long run. Saying that I did come up with a little idea of running a separate DC end to end line with terminus stations around...
by IanM558
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Kavster's Loft Layout
Replies: 95
Views: 5367

Re: Kavster's Loft Layout

I'm completely envious about this thread as I've been banging my head against a wall for over a year now trying to get a track plan that I like. I even bought 2 books which have been useless and my thread has struggled to hit 3 pages where you seem to have had all the help and encouragement you need...
by IanM558
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

Well, two track plan books arrived in the post yesterday and as far as I'm concerned they were a waste of money. All the plans have features in all corners of the layout whether it be stations, points or suchlike. The problem is I can't have that as that is where the lift out section for the door to...
by IanM558
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

I think that might be the way forward to be honest. Who would have thought a 12' length of board would be so difficult to fit things in! I am thinking that my choice of train length and therefore platform length is causing me the most headaches. To get a platform length of loco and 4 coaches between...
by IanM558
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

Well, what have I done in the last 5 months? Absolutely nothing that's what! Apart from rip up the double oval which now means I can't run anything at all :( I've lost track of the amount of times I've sat with my head in my hands having screwed up yet another track plan which just won't fit. I'm de...
by IanM558
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Video Camera Locos
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Video Camera Locos

A camera in the boiler of an 00 loco isn't much of a struggle, either the transmitter or a micro SD card could go in the tender and push it as a double header, using off the shelf kit. You should just about get it in for a quid or two less. Only really needed though if you are running it during an ...
by IanM558
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 313
Views: 61548

Re: London loft build

I can see all the Photobucket linked pictures, has something changed?
by IanM558
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shedford - OO Gauge Shed Layout
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

Re: Shedford - OO Gauge Shed Layout

Absolutely no further progress due to my plans to rip the whole thing up and start again! Although I did buy a bridge :) https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4277/35385639030_98491a452e.jpg Bachmann Rail Over Road Bridge by Ian , on Flickr It does say rail over road bridge but I'm probably going to use it...
by IanM558
Thu May 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

I think I'm going to do away with the line down to the fiddle yard. It's proving a major headache to get the gradient right and the sidings longer.
by IanM558
Wed May 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: OO Shed Layout
Replies: 50
Views: 5562

Re: OO Shed Layout

Thanks for the comments, I had thought about adding more sidings to the lower level so will take a look at how that would work.

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