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by DriffCharlie
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: my layout - Castlethwaite
Replies: 186
Views: 24418

Re: my layout - Castlethwaite

Oh Mick, real sorry mate,,,,Speechless...

..Charlie
by DriffCharlie
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: my layout - Castlethwaite
Replies: 186
Views: 24418

Re: my layout - Castlethwaite

Nice trackwork Mick, but after your visit to Troysdale I expected to see Platoons of infantrymen all over the place :lol: :lol: :lol:

Charlie
by DriffCharlie
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

Re: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works

Well, a while since last posting and my world has changed a LOT!. couple of weeks ago I got news that the 3rd operation on my knee in 12 months had not been successfull,giving me some devasting news. This has meant frantic searching for a bungalow as my wife wants everything to be in place before my...
by DriffCharlie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

Troysdale goes green!!!...... ... well a tiny bit of it anyway :shock: :shock: I fancied a change from the last few weeks so decided to do a little ground cover, earth/grass scatter plus some field grass, finished the Loco coal staithe and fitted some "low-budget" but effective buffer sto...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

As promised heres the "later" photo, compare it to the one above taken 24 hours earlier, not too much difference, but it does prove I think that quite often "real" things dont suit the model too well. That is real rusted iron on the roof but I think its too light & needs eith...
by DriffCharlie
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

Painted the BIG roof today, pretty pleased with it, various hades of grey with some suitable "green" shades, ned to "rust" it nicely now, unfortunately I left it too late to get a good photo as the light was too bad for the similar shades used, will post a piccie of it in the mor...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

btw the kaddees are they good do they couple easy are the magnets good do they uncouple easy tell me about them :) As said above the kadee rang of couplings is good a got hold of a few yesterday. I really like the Kadee couplings, I did quite an involved post in my other thread here http://www.newr...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

thats gunna take for ever Oh no its not...... http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/003-9.jpg http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/007-3.jpg http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/005-4.jpg ...all done, I managed to...
by DriffCharlie
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

The shed cont'd... piccies of the roof underframe in situ now, http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/001-8-1.jpg Also built & roofed the front extension, http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/003-8.jpg this serves 2 purposes, Firstly it &q...
by DriffCharlie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

The Shed.... boy oh boy this is turning into a real tester... Problems are, its sheer size,and the amount of openings cut out for hidden "return-loop", 2 tracks for repairs/loading bay & windows etc... it wants to flex all the time so need lots of fillets of plastikard to help it, I w...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

Postman brought the final bits to my control box masterplan... these funky flush-fit brackets, here they are fixed to the control box and the front of layout... http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/006.jpg ...and "hey presto" just hook the control box on and aw...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

what plastikard did you use on the net and exhibtions i can only find sheets like rooft tiles that aint that big Hi, I used 3mm thick for this box because I wanted it to be TOUGH . Because I mainly scratchbuild I get the Plastikard sheet in A4 sizes or bigger if I can, you can pick them up at loads...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

wiring.... wiring... wiring... Things are progressing..SLOWLY..( the knee just wont work properly :( :( :( ) Managed to wire most of the layout now, all tested fine and I have incorporated several 'switched' sections so it can "appear" a rather busy site once complete., with more than one...
by DriffCharlie
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

Was that the effect you were after by any chance? :wink: Hi Alex, the finish was purely down to chance, the only paint I could find in the garage to contrast with black was a spray can of " 5 Wheel Silver" still cant complain at the result :D :D :D . The panel has progressed at a pace tod...
by DriffCharlie
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11715

Well I still cant do much on the layout :cry: :cry: :cry: , cant walk properly, cant stand for long, and deffo cant lean over the layout doing things, so it has had to be mainly kitchen table and not too messy :shock: :shock: , I havent been able to find a control panel box to suit my req's so today...

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