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by Tractor Matt
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I thought i'd give you a further update from my very cold loft layout!!! It's been that cold that i have focused on bits that i can do away from the layout. So first on the list is finishing the Reach Stacker and details from the Stobart Yard. I have made the barriers but these are not painted yet s...
by Tractor Matt
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Is that the Graham Avis Iveco tractor unit? I was looking at getting a couple of these. The casting looks pretty accurate although the Iveco Eurostar is somewhat of a rarity these days. Yes Chris it is. I have had it for a while know and used it as a mock chassis for the trailer height. Unfortunate...
by Tractor Matt
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I took delivery from the wife yesterday a Christmas present that she couldn't resist letting me have. Yes the P D Marsh 45ft Reach Stacker (£19:95). After reading the instructions last night (recommend doing as bits require test fitting and not gluing at the same stage) I set time this morning in ma...
by Tractor Matt
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I cant fault the farish lifting jacks if you were thinking of getting some. Will you be adding lights inside? They are on the christmas list. Words from the other half is you'll have to wait and see? N gauge items fit as stocking fillers perfectly? I am planning on lights throughout the layout so y...
by Tractor Matt
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Working on the late shift for this week has left me mornings to myself which I love. This morning I could have watched Jeremy Kyle or get on with the layout. Not a hard decision, so I took to building my Stobart skelly trailer. http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/TractorMatt/08122010180.jpg Yo...
by Tractor Matt
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I haven't had much to update in the last week as i have waited for a section of ballast to dry (weather conditions haven't helped my loft layout). What i have been able to do is some research for my layout and start the makings of a list and for products and websites to order from (i'm one for lists...
by Tractor Matt
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Therefore don't visit your local thinking they have the same amount of such reduced to clear stock I have been into Homebase this week as well and they were also advertising a clearance line area. They also had tins that looked like they were customers requests from the paint mixing machine that we...
by Tractor Matt
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I've been to B&Q today and just by the door they had a discount section where I was able to look through a large selection of paint tester pots. I have been able to pick up a matt grey paint for a penny. I have been able to get a sky blue and various whites blacks a greens, perfect for undercoat...
by Tractor Matt
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

so I take it your signals are going to be automated in some way??? Peter, at the moment I haven't has I would like to switch the signals manually. I am planning on only having two, two aspect signals at either end. My layout is a yard off the mainline and these will show if the mainline is clear an...
by Tractor Matt
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I’d thought I share my plans for the Stobart Container depot and how I’m looking to construct this next. This is what I will need in the yard: • Stobart Containers – Dapol Stobart containers NB067 (does anyone know if anyone does the container numbers for the tops?) • ECS Containers – From Graham Fa...
by Tractor Matt
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I have wired the signals in and ready to go but I thought I had an output on the Gaugemaster controller to power the 12 volt DC power needed to work the signals but I haven't. So going to check how many 'wifey points' I have to purchase a transformer? Thinking ahead I would like the shunt signals an...
by Tractor Matt
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Yesterday's shopping trip finished my list of things I needed to install my pair of two aspect 'Berko' Signals. I'm hoping I will be able to install these today and post some pictures later on. I'm planning on wiring them to an on-off-on toggle switch (£4 for a packet of four) mounted on my control ...
by Tractor Matt
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

On your control panel (excellent by the way) how have you made the Black lines? Look to be better than paint or marker pen (which i what i tried so far This is sticky tape that I got from Halfords. It is sold as pin striping for classic cars found in the boy racer sections in a blue packaging. I wa...
by Tractor Matt
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Hi, Can't wait to see some picture's of your layout. These are just some snaps off bits I have done so far in no real order http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/TractorMatt/27112010170.jpg http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/TractorMatt/27112010168.jpg http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums...
by Tractor Matt
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 26299

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I have built my Control Panel. First one i've ever built and i'm glad with the end result http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/TractorMatt/DSC02130.jpg I have started to wire the point motors in this picture (All complete know) Ooh and a tip don't cut the rods whist attached to the points as th...

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