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by BrightonMan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 128
Views: 13444

Re: Wandle Park

Thanks Chops
by BrightonMan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Crazy Prices

George Stein wrote:Solution to building prices? CARDSTOCK.

Absolutely. All my buildings are card (apart from a Ratio platelayers hut). I've never had the urge to buy ready made buildings, I enjoy making kits too much for that.
by BrightonMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 798
Views: 102589

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Love that track plan, loads of great operating potential there.
by BrightonMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 128
Views: 13444

Re: Wandle Park

I now wondering whether it's a job to late. I may have to do some digging! That's what I was thinking. The thought of digging through all that ballast doesn't really appeal, it's set like concrete! A bit more 3rd rail has been laid and I've installed the first couple of ground signals. I have no id...
by BrightonMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do you do it?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Why do you do it?

Exact accuracy is less vital to me than the overall atmosphere- and that includes the imagined world beyond the boundaries of the layout: where did that train come from? Where is it going, and who's on board? That sums up my approach pretty well. I call it modelling with a broad brush! I'm with bot...
by BrightonMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 134
Views: 13784

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

That street scene is excellent. The couple about to cross the road look so realistic
by BrightonMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trackshack
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Trackshack

That's sad news. I've used them a few times and the service was always first class.
by BrightonMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Crazy Prices

I was browsing through the Bachmann website earlier and was astounded at the prices they are charging for their ready-to-plant buildings. For example, to get the four parts that make up the Sheffield Park (Bluebell Railway) station building would cost just shy of £310.00! That's just the building, n...
by BrightonMan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 410
Views: 34467

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Wise words, Mountain. I think many potential modellers get put off the hobby by trying to run before they can walk. It's easy to get swept up in the initial enthusiasm. I'm definitely guilty of that. When I returned to model railways after a gap of many years, I decided that I would build a main lin...
by BrightonMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 157
Views: 7817

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

glencairn wrote:I do dislike 'prim and proper'.

Me to, I much prefer a bit of grime and neglect. No idea why! Looking good Glencairn
by BrightonMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 134
Views: 13784

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

I replaced quite a few wires on my layout recently for exactly the same reason, massive loops of wire everywhere. What was I thinking?!
by BrightonMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 229
Views: 18728

Re: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14

A great layout, Lemmington. Looking forward to seeing the new one develop.
by BrightonMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 128
Views: 13444

Re: Wandle Park

Update Part 2 (it wouldn't let me add any more pics...?) The pub interior NRM3.jpg NRM2.jpg The large factory has also had a bit more detail added NRM6.jpg NRM9.jpg Lastly, a view from under the bridge. NRM8.jpg As for the station end of the layout, that is still very much a work in progress, as I'm...
by BrightonMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 128
Views: 13444

Re: Wandle Park

Hi all. A quick update & some pics of the latest progress. Most of the main work has now been completed at the 'West Croydon' end of the layout, with the exception of some 3rd rail which still needs to be laid. I had real trouble getting hold of the conductor chairs for this, as the Peco factory...
by BrightonMan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 128
Views: 13444

Re: Wandle Park

Thanks Glencairn. I decided that some concrete cable trunking would add a bit of interest between the track and the wall, but after working out that I would need 3 packs of the Wills trunking kit to get the length needed at £5 a pack, I had a rummage through the scrap box to see if there was anythin...

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