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by lozstlouis
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New loft project
Replies: 32
Views: 3435

i find thaty there is a direct relationship between what gets done around the house (DIY, washing, hoovering etc) & the amount of train sheckles that get ¨ignored¨... I must have completed a good 15 ¨tasks¨ last weekend & then when my £111 worth of Peco track arrived not a word was said!!
by lozstlouis
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Barnfield 2
Replies: 47
Views: 6383

Maybe u could build a mega structure from the Fosters cans?? The 500ml K1664 are a bit too tall i found... 8)
by lozstlouis
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

Big Al your tale made me laugh. My old dad (sadly no longer with us) did the old falling through the ceiling thing and i must have been about 10. It still makes me cackle now 22 years later... So in answer to your question - i have boarded the ¨popular¨ areas. Around the hatch and where i stand to...
by lozstlouis
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

Have lived in south - south west London all my 32 years. Usually near a railway. But that isn't hard around here. I recall the old all over blue slam door stock - the EPBs? No corridor type things that used to sway around like boats in a storm! Those were the days.
by lozstlouis
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

The strange ¨A¨ shape at the back is two chimney stacks. have been chewing some ideas on this. Agree it is bit of an eye sore. I work in a theatre business and was going to aquire some ¨blacks¨ - these are thing black curtains used on stage that don't reflect light so can't really be seen. They ...
by lozstlouis
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

I have now "installed" my elevation. have discovered that the curve right after the top of the incline means longer stock derails at front boggie. A tad annoying but i think by packing the track up a little to get rid of the "apex" or make it softer appears to be working... http:...
by lozstlouis
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MARSHFIELD: BR BLUE DIESEL ERA
Replies: 1088
Views: 136819

retroman wrote:I might buy some Yank GM outrage purely to drag this thing about.


Seems quite reasnable to me... ;o)
by lozstlouis
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MARSHFIELD: BR BLUE DIESEL ERA
Replies: 1088
Views: 136819

That Yank Tank track cleaner looks ¨awsome¨!! Hows it work?
by lozstlouis
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

My Mrs gave me £50 to spend at my local railway emporium. So i came back with various bits and £10 change (need a haircut)... http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd289/lozstlouis/DSC03630.jpg http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd289/lozstlouis/DSC03629-1.jpg But as you can see it has what looks lik...
by lozstlouis
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

Thats dull. i was going to try and stick to the 70's & 80's southern region for my new project. However as I have only 85p in my current account to last until pay day - i won't be doing much until end of the month... zzz
by lozstlouis
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

Haven't got much done today. http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd289/lozstlouis/DSC03623.jpg I made this odd box in pic above to house part of the elevated section. http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd289/lozstlouis/DSC03622.jpg Have laid out some track but not commited anything yet. I am using an...
by lozstlouis
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Barnfield 2
Replies: 47
Views: 6383

Hey like the plan. Are u pinning the track or ¨No Nail¨ing it? Does anyone glue track? Or double sided tape? Your baseboard ;ooks like MDF in places. Bit hard for pins? Am a bit out of practice myself so sorry if these are daft questions! Inclines chipboard? Good size though. Like it.
by lozstlouis
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

Am going to get some flexi today so i can start to have a bit more of an experiment with track configs. I haven't done a formal layout track plan. Thought i would busk it to start with & not stick anything down until i have got something i like the look of. http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd2...
by lozstlouis
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

it was a toss-up between getting it from Screwfix or RS. I bought it on a works account so i will come out of my pay at end of the month. Think it was around £170 + VAT. They do a 110V and a 240V. The DeWalt & Bosch equivs were loads more cash - like £240 upwards. Can anyone shed any light on ...
by lozstlouis
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 63232

thanks guys. I thought i was being a lazy bugger with the saw, but it speeds up the process big time!! i didn't just buy it for the baseboard - i have to floor board the loft or else i will coming through before long. Plus i have to finish another timber project at home. Then it'll live at work as b...

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