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by 87 101
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)
Replies: 261
Views: 49730

Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Well its offical the Heatherburn is no more. As mentioned elsewhere I am starting a new layout soon but to make way for it something has to go. Had things been different the Heatherburn would have now been finished and giving me the enjoyment of opperating my stock instead of being mothballed and ov...
by 87 101
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: WCML in the garage
Replies: 18
Views: 4065

Re: WCML in the garage

Thanks guys. Yes Kidsgrove still has the brown water due to the ore in Haircastle tunnel. Back in 84 my dad took loads of black and white pics of the area around the canal and station and plenty of colour pics of the station itself. I did model Kidsgrove 20 year ago but I was restricted to 9'x2'. Th...
by 87 101
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

I have a mental image in my head of a curved viaduct between those scalescenes houses and warehouse from the heatherburn. Going to do some planning tonight. 8)
by 87 101
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: WCML in the garage
Replies: 18
Views: 4065

WCML in the garage

Ok here we go again with a new project. Well after 5 years the heatherburn will shortly be history. For the past 3 of those years I have had to sit and watch this epic project slip further and further into decay due to my job situation with the constant threat that we could loose the house at any ti...
by 87 101
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

Hi Ian I will be posting new threads for both the new layouts once work starts on them. Imagine potters but 8'x16' ..... 8)
by 87 101
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

OK are we all sitting down........ right....... Tanfield show ( sept 10-11) will be the last outing for AC lines so if you havn't seen it this will be the layouts last show appearence as I have big changes in the pipeline !! Currently the situation is this... I have an N gauge layout that is beyond ...
by 87 101
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)
Replies: 261
Views: 49730

Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

As long as you dont mention that I work part time as a handyman at Asda !! :roll: :lol:
by 87 101
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)
Replies: 261
Views: 49730

Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Been a long time since I last saw the floor http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image3637.jpg This is Heatherburn works http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image3639.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image3640.jpg http://i183.photobuc...
by 87 101
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)
Replies: 261
Views: 49730

Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Yesterday I was at a crossroads with my railway modelling as the Heatherburn had dissapeared under 3 foot high weeds again and the N gauge empire realy needs scrapping and starting again. After spending yesterday afternoon mulling things over I have come up with a plan that will hopefully give me wh...
by 87 101
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

This was taken at last weekends Shildon show.
http://youtu.be/9G4PeTxoioQ
Enjoy. :wink:
by 87 101
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

Some realy naff video clips of yesterdays testing taken on my mobile phone. I will be taking some proper video at the show. APT derailment http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/th_Video0064.jpg Badger thrash http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/th_Video0063.jpg A...
by 87 101
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

Cheers Stew potters was built to 6 feet as the max module length when we origanaly did the YMR modules was 3 feet so potters was two joined together. Trent valley is 5 feet long and all the following modules will be built to a 5 foot baseboard length. My mate is building a 10 foot (2x5 foot) extensi...
by 87 101
Tue May 31, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

With just a couple of days untill the show I thought I had better test the layout and as it was nice outside I decided to set up on the driveway. I hope you all like piccys...... http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image3010.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westc...
by 87 101
Mon May 30, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

Im rapidly running out of time before the show this weekend. At the moment im realy suffering with a nasty flu virus not helped by getting soaked cycling home last week! The car is also out of action as I cracked one of the rear discs whilst trying to replace the pads at the weekend. Thankfully we a...
by 87 101
Sat May 28, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19616

Re: The AC Lines Project

Trust you to notice the missing buffer !! I also need to put two white dots in the headcode panel again....... :roll: :lol: Next weekend I will be taking AC Lines to NRM Shildon for the show organised by Shildon MRC. As far as I know I will be setting up somewhere behind the APT in the middle of the...

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