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by NedFlanders
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Aeroboard/styrofoam platform bases

With the bridge deck out of the way it seemed like a good time to lay the platform foundations. More thick card sections, held together with masking tape, were laid in the island platform area. the Eurostar loco and the Eurostar coaches were used again with an orange marker to lay out the lines. Low...
by NedFlanders
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Final Bridge deck

The bridge deck was the next to be looked at. I laid a motley collection of thick card on the existing deck until I had all the area of the bridge deck covered - masking tape was used to keep them together. Cardboard for Template.JPG Some temporary track was laid to get the clearance lines for the b...
by NedFlanders
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Lower Bridge Abutments Cutback

So now that I knew I would have to cut back the Bridge abutments on the right of the lower station before I could complete the track laying, I cracked on with some Civil engineering: Bridge Abutments cut back.JPG The two yellow lines show the old line of the abutment and the new line. To cut it back...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ned's Shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Ned's Shed

And so, on went the final roof section. Second roof panel.JPG So, what did I find with my changes? Well:..... The chamfered wall corners reduce the need for hiding the white card, but I did colour them in first with a pencil so little white should show. Similarly, cutting the bottom of the roof with...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ned's Shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Ned's Shed

So I regrouped , thought about the materials and the abilities I had ( and the fact i kept losing my reading glasses, and so couldn't see very well....) , and had another go. This time I picked the four house terrace. For this one I was going to test of gluing two calendars together to give me a mor...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ned's Shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Ned's Shed

The card buildings were put on hold due to various real world priorities but construction began again in the new year. Tv Corner on the layout was going to start needing buildings/place holders so I went to that fine Emporium "The Wordsworth Model Railway" and printed out a few likely susp...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

Hi all, Thanks for the comments. I too have felt that a "Like" button wouldn't be the worst addition to the forum, that said, after a while I noticed the read counter for the threads, and in my mind, that equates to a barometer of "Like". If people are still reading, then I will ...
by NedFlanders
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Bunk Beds, etc.

There have been some other developments. The first bit of ballasting was done ( Back in Sept/Oct, after first trying some on scrap board). I did the storage loops in 7 phases, to allow me to see what worked and what didn't. I did half a storage road at a time for the first 6 attempts, gradually redu...
by NedFlanders
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 829
Views: 118331

Re: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"

Hi Jim, This might give you some inspiration if you haven't already seen it. Spectacular Glendower - Layout in a basement ( rather low headroom ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGY5BvmgkXA Also - further to what Manna was saying, I have used small stools on wheels when working on cars etc., we cal...
by NedFlanders
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Michaela's Layout
Replies: 34
Views: 2873

Re: Michaela's Layout

BrightonMan wrote:Coming along well. I love the raised section with the line up above the streets, that's going to look awesome. Just a tad jealous of your fiddleyard :D


+1 for the Fiddle yard - and the whole layout plan!
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Baseboard joint problems

So back last Autumn I was busy laying and cutting the various baseboard joints and having varying degrees of success, and there are a few running issues I must address before all the ballasting can take place. This base board joint appears to have lost its transition gradient. If a loco is going slo...
by NedFlanders
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

Trackwork Rationialisation

Trackwork developments Its been a while, the trains had to take a back seat for a bit but every now and then a few things got done - here's some trackwork news. TV corner was going to become available for "Train Table" expansion so the trackwork for the upper station was rationalized. Orig...
by NedFlanders
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4ft GWR beginning layout
Replies: 40
Views: 3203

Re: 6x4ft GWR beginning layout

Absolutely brilliant! :D

A great inspiration ( at least to me) for those of us that are "Scenically Challenged" (bare baseboards :( )

Well done to you,

Ned.
by NedFlanders
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: So, My First Ever Layout Starts ....

Hi Blueday, there may be a more elegant way to do it but what I did was to zoom out until I could see the full plan ( presuming you have a windows PC/Laptop), open the "Windows Snipping Tool" ( Click start and just start to type Sni..... it should appear in the search results) Then I click...
by NedFlanders
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 92
Views: 12089

September was slooooooow.

Well, September went fast and the progress was slooooow. Didn't get much headway - and I've confirmed that I don't like laying track on inclines! After getting the inclines stuck down and the cork roadbed in place I couldn't face laying/wiring the track on it. As I looked at the baseboard joint at t...

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