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by RailwayRobbo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan
Replies: 182
Views: 53479

Re: Heritage Line Layout-adding another bit

Thankfully we have a dog and the only thing he likes to do is hide his ball under the baseboards in the Layout Shed. :lol:

Pete.
by RailwayRobbo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

Re: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

Next step is to build the baseboard. The original plan was to modify the 2 boards I use for running in my locos . That would have involved reducing the width of both boards and shortening the length of one. They both have MDF tops so they would need replacing. So I've decided to build a new one piec...
by RailwayRobbo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

Re: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

I think I'm going to enjoy this ! Not exactly a light bulb moment, but a crazy laughable thought. Remember the good old autochanger with records stacked ? How about doing it with layouts ? Several in a stack and move the one you want at any given time to the top to either use, or work on. Geoff T. ...
by RailwayRobbo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

Re: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

Goods yard over a fiddle yard - sounds familiar https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33932&start=465#p654209 But you have decent clearance :D Jim Thanks for that Jim. I have a feeling that the track plan for ROBINSON ROAD will look very similar to the one here. ...
by RailwayRobbo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

Re: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

I think I'm going to enjoy this ! Not exactly a light bulb moment, but a crazy laughable thought. Remember the good old autochanger with records stacked ? How about doing it with layouts ? Several in a stack and move the one you want at any given time to the top to either use, or work on. Geoff T. ...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

Well after literally months of thought and head scratching I have finally made a start on my small layout. One grey, wet lock down day I was sat in the layout shed deep in thought. I decided that the only way to store this new small layout would be to devise some support structure above the fiddle y...
by RailwayRobbo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: MY NEXT POSSIBLE PROJECT (8' x 2' PORTABLE GOODS DEPOT LAYOUT)
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: MY NEXT POSSIBLE PROJECT (8' x 2' PORTABLE GOODS DEPOT LAYOUT)

We have lift off Houston lol. After months of lockdown lethargy and thinking about it I've finally struck the first blow and started constructing my small Goods Depot layout. I'll start a new thread in the 'Layouts under construction' thread. Not suprisingly the layout will be called 'Robinson Road ...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: MY NEXT POSSIBLE PROJECT (8' x 2' PORTABLE GOODS DEPOT LAYOUT)
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: MY NEXT POSSIBLE PROJECT (8' x 2' PORTABLE GOODS DEPOT LAYOUT)

Sat having a quiet moment or two in the layout shed earlier this week I decided after months of 'thinking' about it I needed to make some positive progress with this little project. The main stumbling block was where to store the Goods Depot layout when not in use. So after a bit of a think I decide...
by RailwayRobbo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SHAPEWAYS COUPLINGS
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: SHAPEWAYS COUPLINGS

Was just going to place an order for some Shapeways couplings price (£12.55) but it turns out the postage is nearly £10 so I'll give them a miss for now and stick with the good old tension couplings.
I'll look out for them when I next go to an exhibition whenever that maybe.

Pete
RailwayRobbo
by RailwayRobbo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1581

Re: The Purist

I'll just quote again what I heard a guy tell an exhibitor about his layout at an exibition many years ago. "You do know that those cows weren't introduced into this country till after the period you are modelling." The operator just gave him a smile then looked at me, shrugged his shoulde...
by RailwayRobbo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is it ok to mix Era
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Is it ok to mix Era

Some try to keep to even the correct traffic for a period they are modelling. Simply a matter of choice !! I run what I want, when I want, and mix GWR wagons from the 1920's with stock that wasn't manufactured until the late 1950's. As Glencairn says it's your railway so you set the rules - if ther...
by RailwayRobbo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits

I bought their twin track short bowstring bridge. It had a slight bow in the deck when it arrived, but after gluing the strips along the bottom and holding it down on a flat surface with something heavy it flattened out. The rest of it slotted together nicely, and seems strong. However, for me, the...
by RailwayRobbo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits

I bought their twin track short bowstring bridge. It had a slight bow in the deck when it arrived, but after gluing the strips along the bottom and holding it down on a flat surface with something heavy it flattened out. The rest of it slotted together nicely, and seems strong. However, for me, the...
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 445

InTheGreenwood Laser Cut Kits

Just wondering if anyone had bought any of the above kits and what are they like?

Thanks Pete.
by RailwayRobbo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Layout in progress - Name undecided
Replies: 39
Views: 2722

Re: Layout in progress - Name undecided

Looks like you've made a good start on the layout Derrick. Takes me back to the early days when I started my layout. Absolutely love the shed in Midland Railway colours. The baseboard woodwork looks pretty neat and tidy. I'd say that's probably a B- (I used to be a woodwork teacher) LOL. Will be wat...

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