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by RailwayRobbo
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

TRACK LAYING and ELECTRICS No surprises here I stuck to my 'everything off the shelf, out of a box etc.' for my materials. PECO Code 100 track with wooden sleepers laid on cork underlay. PECO 'Electrofrog' turnouts with PECO motors mounted under the baseboards. Small radius turnouts were used in the...
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

Looks really impressive - hope that heater is only stored under there, could cause a lot of trouble if it is fired up in that position!! :D jim No problem there Jim. I put it next to the door and let it warm the Layout Shed up then switch it off. The shed's well insulated and double glazed so it ho...
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

Some very nice carpentry there! Puts my Grade 2 O level woodwork to shame. And a "good story"! I shall be watching... Thanks for the effort. Cheers whynot. I'll let you into a little secret. I only got grade 3 GCE O level Woodwork. I got a better grade (1) for Metalwork which I actually h...
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

BASEBOARDS. So the track plan for PETERSDALE was finalised and 6 boards were needed. The 2 Fiddle Yard boards measured 900mm x 400mm. The 2 Scenic boards across the back measured 1200mm x 600mm. The 2 Village/Station boards measured 1300mm x 700mm. At the time of constructing the baseboards I was st...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

On the subject of realism, I was once admiring a layout at an exhibition when the guy stood next to me started to comment to one of the operators about the choice of cows they had on the layout. He told them they were incorrect as the breed of cows they had on the layout had not been introduced int...
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

PLANNING With the 'Layout Shed' complete I admit I was very happy with the end results. Now it was time to get down to some serious planning of the layout. The floor space available dictated the size and shape of the layout. With the old fire left in situ on the left hand side of the door and the wo...
by RailwayRobbo
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

manna wrote:G'day Gents

A very nice usable space there, just waiting to be filled with a railway :D

manna


Thanks Manna that was my intention LOL.
Pete
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Another new member.
Replies: 2
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Re: Another new member.

Thanks for the welcome Ex-Pat. Yes those early days are long gone. Things seem to have gone the full circle in my old village. Beeching took the passenger service in late 64 but the extensive coal traffic to the Trent power stations continued. Now the passenger service has been re-instated and the c...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

DESTRUCTION and CONSTRUCTION (Part 3 Interior Construction) 010.JPG 011.JPG 012.JPG Look at that lovely clean floor. At last a home for PETERSDALE. The finished 'Layout Shed' gave me a space of roughly 16' x 8'. Now to move onto the serious stuff = Planning the layout. TO BE CONTINUED .................
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

DESTRUCTION and CONSTRUCTION (Part 2 Construction) 004.JPG 005.JPG 007.JPG 008.JPG 009.JPG Interior brickwork had been cleaned, re-pointed and painted. NOTE - Being a Technology Teacher with a specialism in Woodwork use of the school workshops was a god send. It made the construction of the frame wo...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

DESTRUCTION and CONSTRUCTION (Part 1 Destruction)

Down come the old brick outhouses.

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Demolition already under way. The conservatory at the rear belongs to the neighbours as does the left hand side of the outhouses. Care was needed.
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Safely demolished.
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The bricks from the gable end were used as hardcore for the floor.
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TO BE CONTINUED................. next construction begins
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

Thanks guys. Will have to be tomorrow no time now but grateful for the advice.
Pete
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

Welcome aboard. Your first loft space rings a few bells here, it was a similar sized loft which for me came to be a pain in the neck, literally! Look forward to the continuation, with pictures. Shout if you have any problem uploading them. John W aka Bufferstop. Thanks Bufferstop will do. Next inst...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

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

Welcome aboard. Your first loft space rings a few bells here, it was a similar sized loft which for me came to be a pain in the neck, literally! Look forward to the continuation, with pictures. Shout if you have any problem uploading them. John W aka Bufferstop. Thanks Bufferstop will do. Next inst...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 401
Views: 57674

The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

HOW IT ALL STARTED IN THE BEGINNING. Well guys, as I said in my intro I've been interested in all things railway since a very early age. The Hornby Dublo 3 rail I had in my youth was always the inspiration to build something bigger and better. The layout I'm currently building is actual version 3 of...

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