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by 87 101
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

The locos lights have now been installed at one end. As the loco will be used mainly with a push pull set I will leave the lights at the other end for the time being. I did have an issue with the headlights flashing whilst the loco was traveling in reverse but this has been vertualy elimanated when ...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

New loco makes an apearence at Potters Lane.... http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image1887.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image1888.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87101/Westcoast/Image1886.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x216/87...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Image

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by 87 101
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

wow- where did you get the 89 from dave??? Totaly scratchbuilt from some stryine sheet that I found in a skip ! The underframe is a modified lima class 47 and the loco uses modified lima class 60 bogies. The second bogie has just arrived in the post so im just fitting that to complete the chassis a...
by 87 101
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

A bit more progress on Avocet. This afternoon I have built up the roof vents and bodyside grills. I have also done a bit more work on the number 1 cab end and fitted the distintive bodyside ribbing at cant rail level. I have also fitted the backs to the handrail openings. Realy there is just the buf...
by 87 101
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Thats just my studio monitors in the background the big ones are up in the loft ! :roll:
by 87 101
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

For the AC lines project I am scratchbuilding some stock to run on the layout. As well as a 312 EMU converted from some hornby mk2s and a 304 EMU that started life as a 117 DMU im also building 89001. This build is going well and tonight I have just won a class 60 trailing bogie for the project. So ...
by 87 101
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Hope so as I need her to help me get the railway downstairs in the first place ! :lol: :roll:
by 87 101
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Thanks guys well last night I cut the rest of the 2"x1" baseboard frame and then screwed and glued it to the 6mm ply sheet. Now that I have a soild base to work with I can start marking out all the track and then make a start on the concrete flyover. Poped over to B&Q this morning and ...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Potters Lane 00 gauge
Replies: 484
Views: 66032

Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Ok for the continuing story of Potters Lane and the AC lines project please see here...
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=30857
:wink:
by 87 101
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Some of you will remember the Albert Dock branch on the Heatherburn railway. This never realy got past the track laying stage as I started building Potters lane about the same time. With the new AC lines project I need some track so it was time to make a dicission about the branch. http://i183.photo...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Work on the first phase of the AC lines project has started with the conversioin of Potters Lane from a YMR module to an AC lines one. As Potters is a self contained box unit I have decided to do away with the old support frame. Instead I have fitted extensions to the layout that will allow the legs...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

Re: The AC Lines Project

Another westcoast miniatures baseboard job has provided me with the opitunity of progressing with the AC lines project. The next new module is being built as part of a magazine artical that I will be writing on how to model the WCML. The new section mesures 5' x 2' and will be built to the AC lines ...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The AC Lines Project
Replies: 109
Views: 19587

The AC Lines Project

Hi all as mentioned a while back in the Potters Lane thread im planning a bigger exhibition layout set up. The idea for the layout came to me after running our YMR modular layout down in Cornwall back in september. One of the things that the general public commented on was the way that each module w...
by 87 101
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Potters Lane 00 gauge
Replies: 484
Views: 66032

Re: Potters Lane 00 gauge

Hi Tim happy new year mate. Yeh I just did an update for potters last week but forgot to post it on here although there hasn't been much intrest on here latley ! Last week I fitted a couple of timber frames to each end of the layout so im just awaiting a couple of small sheets of ply to screw to the...

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