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by DriffCharlie
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11269

With my obvious lack of ability to post a track plan :oops: :oops: :oops: , I have had a "mock-up" of the layout as follows, http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/001-1.jpg http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/002-1.jpg http://i260.p...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11269

OK so the baseboard is well under way now, http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/troysdale%20works/001.jpg you can just about make out the rough trackplan from this, the lines were just to ensure no strengtheners ended up where I wanted point motors. To the centre rear you can see the trav...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Troysdale Wagon & Loco works
Replies: 74
Views: 11269

Troysdale Wagon & Loco works

After deciding to call a halt to work on my original “Troysdale” layout, here is the next layout explained… So the saga continues…. A lot further up the line from Troysdale town is the main reason for the line in the first place… an iron ore mine, Between the town of “Troysdale” and th...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's Layout
Replies: 572
Views: 94534

Hi, as a fellow scratchbuilder can you please give full details ( ie full title & maker) of the r/c glue please?. do you also use that same glue to bond your hardboard to the plastic too???

Cheers

Charlie
by DriffCharlie
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

After working a few more nights on the layout, I have decided to stop any more work on this layout, its not going the way I wanted and if I stop now I havent really lost much financially as most stuff will re-use on another layout.The layout has given me the chance to practice modelling again and I'...
by DriffCharlie
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

Thanks Jason, Sorry but I dont know the make of the bench, picked it up on eBay :wink: :wink: , I think I have the platform surface sorted, I got some textured plasticard "broken earth" pattern from a wargaming site, this seems as it will look ok when suitably painted/weathered, my real pr...
by DriffCharlie
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

A little more progress, although modelling tme has been very scarce this week. I made the backboard though its only in white undercoat at the mo, also made a wall to enclose the engine siding, coal water etc... http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/layout%20build/001-5.jpg http://i260.phot...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Chrisalddin's Layout , 1979 - Present Day update 29/2/2008
Replies: 92
Views: 22463

Great stuff Chris, by the looks ( and sounds ) of it you are having FUN :D :D :D . By the way nice to see you bought THE BEST RULER in the world...The Maun Safety rule, doesn't slip, doesn't get cut with the knife, and most importantly....somewhere safe for your fingers when you are cutting :shock: ...
by DriffCharlie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

No direct railway progress as such, But at last came across some ply lining boards and spent last 2 days lining the shed out. Brilliant plywood, 4mm thick covered one side with a textured HD vinyl, used in caravans & motorhomes, If anyone needs some of these boards my local supplier has bought o...
by DriffCharlie
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

Quick update before wife & kids return from shopping & my peace is shattered for the rest of the day :D :P :) . Continuing the saga of these terraced houses, I eagerly awaited the postman today bringing my ordered windows & frames. I thought I had boxed clever and ordered differentb type...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

A bit more done on the terrace now, the "shop" is covered in stone and the roofs are on, http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/layout%20build/005-2.jpg I cut individual slates for the shop end ( to give an older/aged appearance) and the next 2 I cut them into strips and just pick...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: London loft build
Replies: 312
Views: 64551

I am far from a railway "expert" (thats why I'm happy on this forum :shock: :D :shock: ) but I believe its called a "catch point :?: :?: :?: , I think they were istalled where a branch/goods/shunting line would approach a mainline, the idea being if they had a runaway it would "d...
by DriffCharlie
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control Panel for Double Slip
Replies: 28
Views: 4240

This page should help, scroll down near the bottom, it covers a "double slip" AND "mimic boiard" led wiring. It helped me loads to refresh my memory on various wiring tasks

wiring linky thing

HTH

Charlie
by DriffCharlie
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Troysdale" in 0-16.5mm .....almost a Micro !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 7405

As stated above the buildings are now glued together into a staggered , terraced row of houses, Also managed to cover a couple of them in textured plastikard :D :D :D.... http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/007.jpg http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii6/smart_rc/006-1.jpg http://i260.pho...
by DriffCharlie
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My European(ish) N Gauge layout
Replies: 32
Views: 4608

Thats looking great mate, First time I have looked at your thread and just read it all in full, the scenics are certainly there now, some nice little almost "cameo" scenes on it too :D :D :D

Charlie

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