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by BrightonMan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

An early Christmas present from a railway modelling friend, an old Mainline Standard 4. He got it from a flea market apparently - wouldn't say how much he paid for it, hopefully not a lot. Surprisingly it runs ok on my Code 75 track, wasn't expecting it to. A good loco to practise weathering & d...
by BrightonMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

Thanks for the nice comments guys
by BrightonMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room

This is my railway 'room'. It's impossible to get a photo of the whole layout because of the L shape.
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by BrightonMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room

Dave wrote:I hadn’t realised that you were operating in such a tight space too.

Yep, a tiny space really compared to some, but it's all I'm going to have for the foreseeable future so I'm making the best of it. The layout is along three walls - 8 ft, 7ft & 3ft approx and is only 1ft wide.
by BrightonMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

So, I took a deep breath and started on the 3rd rail. It wasn't quite as difficult as I was expecting but still very tricky. After trying without much success to fit the chairs to the rail individually (many flying chairs and much swearing involved!) I realized that it was much easier to slide them ...
by BrightonMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: North Lane - Adventures In A Box Room

My layout is being built in a an L-shaped box room. It is very restricting space wise but I do like the fact that I can wander in their any time I like, it's warm and there are no ladders involved! I tend to get a lot done in there as I can just pop in for the odd half-hour (while waiting for the di...
by BrightonMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

Cheers Dave. Low-relief shops are nearly finished now, just the chimneys to do.
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by BrightonMan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

Bufferstop wrote:just the right degree of randomness!

What a great saying :) Thanks Bufferstop
by BrightonMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

Thank you Ex-Pat. Finished off the undergrowth tonight & sent the Terrier on a test run, all seems fine thankfully.
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by BrightonMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

First section of ballasting complete (the line through platform 1). Still need to add a few weeds along the base of the wall, then it's on to that dreaded 3rd rail!
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by BrightonMan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

Thank you Michaelaface, I'm pleased with how it's shaping up. A couple of views of the station area. The station building & stairway are now finished, and a gents has been added to the platform building. I have built the bridge so that the whole thing, including the stairway, road & and the ...
by BrightonMan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 342
Views: 23410

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Using those toy trains is a great idea, Mountain. One of the bonuses of working in 7mm scale I guess. When my daughter was small, she got a real cheapo train set for Christmas one year (probably from Aldi's or somewhere like that) in 00 scale. Like you I immediately thought 'can I use that for anyth...
by BrightonMan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 43
Views: 2595

Re: Tinwald is back!

That carriage shed looks really good. What would the tall bit of the building be used for?
by BrightonMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 91
Views: 7341

Re: Wandle Park

Been getting distracted again. I decided that I wanted a bus stop outside the station and quite wide pavements. After laying the road & pavements, there was quite a big area of pavement crying out for some sort of building. Toilets 003 small.jpg A few ideas sprang to mind (taxi office, news kios...

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