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by d74
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 6371

Well, time for an update! With the baseboard finished a month ago and the wiring done about three weeks ago, I've been putting the various buildings that I've been building for this layout since December loosely in place to give myself an impression of how it will all fit together. No landscaping ha...
by d74
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 6371

I've got a clear idea in my mind about how the electrical side will work, but it's not too late for a re-think. The three main locos I'll be using are DCC-ready, so it's an option. I'm unsure of the wiring for DCC; I want electrofrog points to avoid stalling so will have a real risk of shorts if I g...
by d74
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)
Replies: 56
Views: 6371

New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

After my N gauge experiment, I'm back in OO as I found that N wasn't rewarding as I couldn't use kits or go into much detail. This project began when I realised that by moving a bit of furniture I could clear a space large enough for a second radius oval. After a bit of playing around with different...
by d74
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The layout - a start
Replies: 79
Views: 9743

I'm always astounded by that kind of attention to detail in the scenic bits.
by d74
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??
Replies: 71
Views: 5748

For steam, GWR with "Great Western" lettered in full, not the initials.

For diesel, Deltic-style green.

For modern, GNER's nicely reserved blue and red. I can't stand all the garish liveries you see around these days.
by d74
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What is your favourite tourist railway?
Replies: 30
Views: 2920

Mine is the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway. We had several holidays on a caravan park that the line ran along the edge of when I was a kid, and I've got very happy memories of those little trains.
by d74
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New Railway Modellers Virtual Exhibition (part one)
Replies: 35
Views: 3999

The Flash would be written so it starts playing after a certain number of frames and downloads the remainder while you're watching the start, so you don't have to wait so long when you click on it. If the video's very long or site's slow, this means you can catch up with it and it pauses. It's a gre...
by d74
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 90619

Thankfully there is a decent shop not too far away that I seem to spend about an hour in each time I visit. Good to know some good shops still exist. There's an excellent little model shop in my town that stocks Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, Peco, Farish, all types of 00 and N model kits, detail bits an...
by d74
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

Lovely crane that, mate. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back, both in terms of money and construction/assembly time? I'm thinking of rigging a simple crane to oversee a small goods yard. It's non- functional, just has to look good. Cheers mate Tim Very cheap - £3.30 plus post...
by d74
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

Nice photo's there d74 and a nice station sign it looks very good. I think what you have done with the bricks on the platforms looks good, you have made it thicker just underneath the edge or something? It looks great anyway. Good Work. Danny I did nothing at all with the platforms, they're Hornby ...
by d74
Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

bunji wrote:Nice! What font did you use? I've seem never to be able to pick an authentic looking font.

It's nothing non-standard; Arial Black, set to Bold.
by d74
Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

There's not been much significant progress recently - an ambitious attempt at Ratio's Over-Complicated Crane From Hell was binned, and a simpler Wills' crane is assembled and base-coated awaiting some dry-brushing and detailing. Meanwhile, visitors to Entslow now know where they are and are less lik...
by d74
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

Yes, I'm still enjoying doing it; I'm getting much more out of it since deciding to go with kits instead of pre-built models for the buildings. Outstanding work: The rest of the fencing; Goods yard crane, huts and some crates to make it look lived in; Station detailing such as seats and signs; Some ...
by d74
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

Two slightly fizzy pictures of the signal box, now with finishing touches: Decorative roof trim, guttering and downpipes now attached, fencing (two types - station fencing on the side that's near the station, rougher lineside fencing on the other) added, with some bushes and scrap: http://www.bacon7...
by d74
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My shelf layout
Replies: 47
Views: 7045

Does the name have anything to do with Lord of the Rings by any chance? It's a bit of bad Old English. Ents - from mythology, a type of giant that stood with its head in the clouds like a tree (where Tolkein got his inspiration from), -low at the end of a place name meaning mound or barrow. So it's...

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