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by Zanziba
Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Complete starter, follow my progress
Replies: 216
Views: 41388

Re: Complete starter, follow my progress

Just got back from Germany and bought another DCC ready train. I'll try and photo it soon!

Ermm, why'd my thread get bumped?
by Zanziba
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Complete starter, follow my progress
Replies: 216
Views: 41388

Re: Complete starter, follow my progress

Class 20 "DCC ready" arrived today, Brand New and runs like a dream. I mean, I am AMAZED even on DC how ultra smooth it is even at incredible slow dribble over insulfrog points. It goes over my "mountain pass" that my other trains struggle on like there is no drop in current at a...
by Zanziba
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Complete starter, follow my progress
Replies: 216
Views: 41388

Re: Complete starter, follow my progress

DCC Class08 and Jinty arrived today (£55 the pair from the box set Hornby) but controller still not here so can't test them. Also bought class 20 in BR green for £31 (plus £5 postage) which is DCC "ready" so I'll need a chip (and advice on how to do it)
by Zanziba
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rob's layout Mk3...
Replies: 44
Views: 4195

Re: Rob's layout Mk3...

LOL - No bricks n Mortar.

That grass does look very very good, saw it on another layout this week on here. I think I may have to get some of that. It looks nice and brambly if you know what I mean, ideal for embankments which can always look a little too neat and tidy on a layout.
by Zanziba
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rob's layout Mk3...
Replies: 44
Views: 4195

Re: Rob's layout Mk3...

My house was worth about £225000 two years ago. It is currently worth 47 pence I think. I, also, am sitting tight.

:)
by Zanziba
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Complete starter, follow my progress
Replies: 216
Views: 41388

Re: Complete starter, follow my progress

Soldered some more joins between rails to improve electrical contacts and soldered wire across one join on the main rising section as I think that is a particular problem as trains pass it. Also made three pillars of wood and put brickwork (printed on card) round them and glued them under the rising...
by Zanziba
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cottey Brook - mk3
Replies: 13
Views: 3628

Re: Cottey Brook - mk3

Coming along very nicely!
by Zanziba
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Neworth Heritage Railway
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

Re: Neworth Heritage Railway

That's cheap! I'm eagerly awaiting my E-Z Bachmann which was £30... Also watching a 2-6-4 on eBay.

:)
by Zanziba
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 330129

Re: Starlingford - Detailing Station, Pg 34!

My favourite is the third from the end, marvellous picture and amazing looking layout!
by Zanziba
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Complete starter, follow my progress
Replies: 216
Views: 41388

Re: Complete starter, follow my progress

Okay, been playing trains today and took a couple of photo's to show off my new A4 and also my mountain which is almost finished. My two main engines going into and out of my tunnel mouth next to the main station. http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz109/Zanziba1/SDC10212600x450.jpg The main station...
by Zanziba
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla
Replies: 360
Views: 29899

Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Sit the camera on something and take the photo (e.g. the baseboard or a box). If it is a digital camera it may have anti shake features which are not turned on.
by Zanziba
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hello once again - Halecross Park
Replies: 186
Views: 15343

Re: Halecross Park **Updated - new photos/Layout Design**

If you're going to run rail up I'd do what I did and make a wooden tunnel and put the top line on, then use chicken wire and paper mache to model the mountain and tunnels around the structure. I finally used plaster over the top to make it all hard before painting.
by Zanziba
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My Layout
Replies: 64
Views: 7814

Re: My Layout

Yes, I just used long flexi line between them (as they clip into the raisers so must be meant to be used like this) but it is far to weak and bendy. I think it might come to taking them down and putting board all the way up.
by Zanziba
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla
Replies: 360
Views: 29899

Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

If your camera has a picture of a flower on it somewhere, choose that setting for very close-up stuff.

I agree, this is an amazing bit of modelling. :)
by Zanziba
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt
Replies: 52
Views: 4143

Re: First layout - Sneyd Green Halt

CV's? What would that be then?

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