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by RailwayRobbo
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Hi guys. Well at last some progress on PETERSDALE. Yesterday I managed to spray paint 4 cats. LOL. Now they just need a little speck of white here and there and the Church will have it's cat and so will some of the residents of PETERSDALE. Yesterday I also succumbed to temptation once again. My bett...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Re: GWR / LNER layout - PG6 - Need help with placement of buildings
Replies: 81
Views: 10120

Re: GWR / LNER layout need help with backscene!

Hi Rusty. The progress you're making is looking good. As far as a printable free backscene is concerned you're more likely to find the Holy Grail I think. A simple coat (or 2) of a sky blue emulsion usually does the trick. A little bit of advice. Before you paint the hardboard I'd just lightly sand ...
by RailwayRobbo
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

R-R don't knock the invented scenario too much. If it's done well it probably requires more understanding of the scene than modelling the real thing. You know when a model has achieved this state, you get people saying "I remember that place from when I was young" even though nothing exis...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Divisioned 00 12ft x 6ft
Replies: 22
Views: 2983

Re: Divisioned HO 12ft x 6ft

Hi crmalcolm and welcome to the forum. The planning stage of your layout is really the most important. I had a few mishaps (nothing too disastrous) when planning PETERSDALE. You'll get really good advice from the guys on this forum. I always put easy access to all parts of the layout as the number o...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Thanks for the comments about PETERSDALE guys (Bufferstop, Dad-1 and crmalcolm) they are very much appreciated as usual. I've been a member of this forum for about a year now and have really enjoyed sharing the ups and downs and posting about the progress on PETERSDALE. I've also really enjoyed foll...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Hi guys. Well I've managed to go to a couple of shows in the last 2 weeks. Bit like waiting for a bus. You wait ages then 2 come along at the same time. Weekend before last went to the Great Electric Train Show at the Motor Museum near Leamington Spa. It was a first time for me. Thought it was a goo...
by RailwayRobbo
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout
Replies: 132
Views: 23692

Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Looking good Fratton.
Looking very good indeed.
High class storage you've got there for your rolling stock. Looks well organised.

Pete (RailwayRobbo)
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Hi, just chipping in to add my appreciation of Petersdale, a great little layout. I like the Director's/inspection saloon. I just had to have one too. I thought the front coupler had to come off, but once it had the empty NEM pocket looked just as clunky, so it was with great trepidation that I too...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Hi guys. Here's a bit of an update regards progress on Petersdale. Well nothing is developing as far as the layout is concerned. My 4 legged friend is taking up most of my time with 'walkies ' and making sure he's not eating anything he shouldn't. Recently I added yet another candle to my birthday c...
by RailwayRobbo
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 840
Views: 96018

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Excellent as usual Jim. The industrial north I remember as a kid in the fifties.
Try a few B & W pictures to make them even more realistic LOL.

Pete
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route
Replies: 716
Views: 102450

Re: Castell Mawr - A joint GWR/LMS route

Infrastructure production. This is about half the signals needed, then loads of ground signals. Much painting beckons, and masking these little blighters is going to be a right pain. They will work, but only on a manual basis from either the signal arm, or counterbalance weight. I can see that in u...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

railwayjim wrote:Think it might be Branch Line Terminus Pete (BLT).


Thanks for that Jim.
It's too hot for my brain to work today. It's September for god's sake, where's the wind and the rain? LOL.
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 388
Views: 56039

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

I'm not normally a great fan of the BLT ( not the sandwich, they're awesome! ) its been done to death. But there is something charming about Petersdale. The new locos are very nice to :) I love the compound. Any chance of a video one day? Please :D Thanks for that CHIEF much appreciated. Photograph...
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout
Replies: 132
Views: 23692

Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Excellent progress as usual Fratton. Keep up the good work. Pete
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 42
Views: 5309

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

Nice example of the 'alternative' layout. I think modellers tend to overlook the operating potential of a goods yard layout. Looking good so far. The low relief Industrial buildings give a good 3D backscene. I will be following your progress with interest. You have the makings of an excellent layout...

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