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by Graymee
Sat May 24, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout
Replies: 77
Views: 13414

Re: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout

Hi, 2009! Blimey, I didn't realise it was that long ago since I last posted on here! Sadly, circumstances changed and I stopped the build on this track. I've been promising to get back to it but just haven't had the time or the motivation. Now the need for a new laptop has forced me to finally admit...
by Graymee
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)
Replies: 239
Views: 25940

Re: Fosse Park Sishades obviously titled layout (photo warning)

Hi Simon, Been following your thread for a while now and as a newbie to model building too, I have found it inspiring! The build quality is excellent, I haven't tried a scalescenes kit yet, kind of got the feeling that they would end up in a gluey squashy mess! I might just have a bash now...? To ga...
by Graymee
Thu May 21, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: layout now
Replies: 34
Views: 3625

Re: layout now

Also, landlords suck Clearly not on this occasion! :D Bad luck with that mate but sounds like you want to stick with that landlord, If he's gonna give you an old fashioned trainset for damaging your new one, maybe you should try and tamper with the springs on your garage door? If the door dents the...
by Graymee
Thu May 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ninian Junction - And so it is finished, see last post.
Replies: 175
Views: 23080

Re: Ninian Junction

That hill looks great Stephen, I agree with Ryan, the contours and folds of the slope look really natural really reminds me of the Chiltern Ridgeway hills. Nice improvisation with the paint so the pink area, is that going to be a little commune for drag queens?? :D Nice ballasting too, did you manag...
by Graymee
Wed May 20, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: first layout
Replies: 72
Views: 7063

Re: first layout

Hi Mark, I used Anyrail and found it to be the simplest of all of the trackplanning progs available, the main restriction is that you can only use 50 track sections in the demo. The final plan can be exported as a JPEG for uploading to photobucket and i'm sure that it would be easy to make up two pl...
by Graymee
Wed May 20, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Hi Acky, You did exactly the same as me and ditched the trackmat! There are some good layouts on here using it but as you say "the personal touch" is always better. :D Is your baseboard 6x4? One thing I have learned is not to pin anything down or finalise your trackplan for a while, it too...
by Graymee
Sun May 17, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout
Replies: 77
Views: 13414

Re: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout

No i haven't emigrated! Can't believe it''s a month since i last updated this! Reason is simple, not much to report really but here goes... I've run the DCC BUS and all of the holes are drilled ready to fit the "copper droppers" Had a bit of a soldering iron problem. Basically the one i bo...
by Graymee
Thu May 14, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: layout now
Replies: 34
Views: 3625

Re: layout now

Hi fella, Just a little point, when you start a thread, people who find it interesting will click the subscribe to topic button. This way we automatically get updates on your layout as they happen. It appears that your original thread was here :- http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic...
by Graymee
Sun May 10, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My completely redeveloped layout in OO (from p.9)
Replies: 223
Views: 25452

Re: My Trackmat layout

Hi Chris, Good to see the layout starting, and extra interesting to see what you can do with the trackmat plan?? I decided against it, but do wonder how versatile it can be so i'll watch with interest... :D Buildings look good, I've built the Metcalfe Tarraced Houses and they do go together very wel...
by Graymee
Fri May 01, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lordsbridge MK3 a new beginning
Replies: 724
Views: 63682

Re: Lordsbridge

Is that hanging basket lining Darren? The long shot looks much better than the close up, apply the three foot rule and it works really well! Overhead shot looks like that little hut has been swamped by brambles, as if no one has been in there for years...cue scary music and a group of teenage camper...
by Graymee
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ninian Junction - And so it is finished, see last post.
Replies: 175
Views: 23080

Re: Ninian Junction

Hi Stephen, Ballasting is looking very good, that 3way point must have been a bit tedious! Not sure if it will help you but I bought a magazine yesterday called Model Rail (I have never bought a mag on the subject before but it caght my eye as i wandered into my village co-op so thought i'd give it ...
by Graymee
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: first layout
Replies: 72
Views: 7063

Re: first layout

Thanks for that Mark :D

Those plans do look a bit scary, but I guess nothing ventured...

Glad you mentioned tools, never occured to me that i'd need all that stuff, i feel a shopping spree coming on! :D :D

Many thanks

Graeme
by Graymee
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: first layout
Replies: 72
Views: 7063

Re: first layout

Hi Mark, Those buildings look fantastic, When you say "a bit harder to build" how much is a bit? I'm a total modelling newbie but have built a metcalfe kit with no problems, plastic scares me due to bad Airfix experiences when i was a kid! They never seemed to fit together properly when i ...
by Graymee
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Magnetic Uncoupling For Bachmann Couplings
Replies: 33
Views: 11102

Re: Magnetic Uncoupling For Bachmann Couplings

I've got a similar problem to Billy in a way, I'm just looking for the easiest option i guess :wink: My track isn't yet fixed or ballasted but rather than knocking a channel into the baseboard, i was just going to remove some sleepers and cork to sit the magnets in? Figured with a bit of weathering ...
by Graymee
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout
Replies: 77
Views: 13414

Re: Loxley Lane, 6x4, OO layout

Hi Chris, No they are just too thick to sit in the cork, baseboard is 12mm ply so not strong enough to pull thru. I kind of figure that if i cut away the cork and sleepers they will look ok when ballasted, certainly better than hornby uncoupling ramps and no worse that some of the exposed electromag...

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