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by Stuart Reid
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: DaveK's workbench
Replies: 216
Views: 28274

I've been watching this one for a while; really taking shape now. Going to look damn good when its finished
by Stuart Reid
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Clipperby - Live Steam - New Video
Replies: 373
Views: 52664

Looks pretty sweet even now. As for the track, the rails actually look fine, you just need to tone down the dark sleepers. On my (real) railway the rust leaches off them and on to the sleepers and ballast. You can tell them all apart, but its different shades and tones of the same (rust) colour rath...
by Stuart Reid
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Marks Large Attic Conversion Layout
Replies: 781
Views: 149375

I do like a busy railway with lots of trains so that looks great. The only niggly little criticism is that for the steam era stuff there are probably a little too many cars on the road. we were the first family in our street to have a car; everybody else caught a bus - or the train.
by Stuart Reid
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Slightly
Replies: 1095
Views: 166804

Alright it may be out of scale and out of period but it still looks pretty convincing to me and that's what all this is about. Very tasty.
by Stuart Reid
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 152733

Really nice crisp photos of crisply painted locos, cool 8)
by Stuart Reid
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dave K's old layout
Replies: 234
Views: 73075

Looking good, can't wait to see some of those newly painted locos running on it. Do you have a source for the Eastfield Scottie dogs for the sides?
by Stuart Reid
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llandublo, a North Wales layout in OO gauge
Replies: 396
Views: 94740

Really nice detail - I particularly liked the car park, but those long shots of the railway were pretty convincing

good luck on the move
by Stuart Reid
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Oak tree crossing
Replies: 129
Views: 18199

You can use bricks for the portal with a big sooty black smudge at the top of the arch, but inside all that you need is thick matt black paint
by Stuart Reid
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Oak tree crossing
Replies: 129
Views: 18199

Waste of time, or rather bricks, its all going to be thickly covered in soot so plain matt black will be far more realistic - and effective. Remember to paint the back black as well - unless of course you want some "light at the end of the tunnel" :lol:
by Stuart Reid
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Oak tree crossing
Replies: 129
Views: 18199

It may have been overlooked in all the excitement of relocation but before you get too far into building up the hill around the tunnel, you really ought to paint the interior of the tunnel black, or better still insert a black card lining to give you the arched roof. Then to finish off you can add a...
by Stuart Reid
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: goathland station/tmd yard
Replies: 52
Views: 10625

Paddy D wrote:a lots of scock there where did you get it all


scock????
by Stuart Reid
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: goathland station/tmd yard
Replies: 52
Views: 10625

You'll certainly need one for the crossover. The signal will be there to tell the driver whether he's clear to proceed on to that inner branch-line. Sidings work the same way. If its within a yard the shunter may work a ground-frame without anything more complicated than hand-signals to the driver. ...
by Stuart Reid
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: goathland station/tmd yard
Replies: 52
Views: 10625

Really depends on you. There are basically two things signals are used for: one is block working and the other is for junctions. Block working is straightforward: the line is divided into blocks and the signal is used to tell the driver whether the block ahead is clear or not. Junctions are similar....
by Stuart Reid
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Oak tree crossing
Replies: 129
Views: 18199

Sounds pretty good to me, go for it.
by Stuart Reid
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: goathland station/tmd yard
Replies: 52
Views: 10625

Yep, busy layout, plenty stock and accessories to run on it and ballasting at great speed. All looking good. Can't help commenting though that it confirms everything some of us having been saying on another thread about Trackmats. They may be ok if you religiously follow the printed layout, but they...

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