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by rmg1919
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Ironduke wrote:you could argue that it's going so fast that the nose is heating up?


You could.... except it was the very delayed cross-country service running a mere 4 hours late ;-)
by rmg1919
Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

that looks good :^) ... See if you can find "wire wrap" wire: very thin single strand wire with teflon insulation, it comes in all colours. Thanks for the tip - will see what I can find... Have also just taken a couple more pics to show how terrible the Virgin HST looks "at night&quo...
by rmg1919
Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

You may need to strengthen this with something as balsa may snap under some of the weights of the locos. A little bit of MDf will do the trick (sorry if you already know this). Shaun, thanks for the tip, will probably be using some thin plywood-type strips... I had forgotten how incredibly light ba...
by rmg1919
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Latest update: All 3 of my HSTs are in pieces - awaiting blacking out and lighting additions. So, popped into Maplin today to pick up some LEDs etc. and - would you believe it - they had NO RED LEDs in stock!!! And only had ONE yellow and ONE green... terrible. In other news, the 4 Dapol signal gant...
by rmg1919
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Have you though about using embossed plasticard on a backing of thin mdf or balsa? Cheap and easyto make. I keep forgetting that "plasticard" exists - largely because I have yet to find a local place that stocks it... However, your suggestion has made me take a look in the yellow pages, a...
by rmg1919
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Today's update: managed to lay some more track... have had to order some more points and track as was beginning to run out. Hopefully that should arrive soon (Friday?) so that I can give it a real push at the weekend. On the retaining wall front: Noch sell retaining walls - have a look on the Gaugem...
by rmg1919
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

It's a lot more hard work than I thought it would be, and I've not even got all the track laid yet!! Any ideas on the retaining wall?
by rmg1919
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

A few more photos of progress... also hopefully giving an idea of what I hope the station to look like. Between the "Thru" line and the edge of the board, I'm hoping to install a nice retaining wall feature. Does anyone have any recommendations for retaining walls? http://clients.voltuum.c...
by rmg1919
Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Latest update (complete with pictures): BELOW: The site of the main station - I have now completed the two furthest out lines at this end of the board. The other three tracks are still not done :-( http://clients.voltuum.com/maidenfield-railways/progress_2_1.jpg BELOW: Another view of the main stati...
by rmg1919
Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

What kit was it? Peco Manyways LK-20X Station Roof. Looks jolly good - though it's a shame they don't make a slightly larger one - that would have an enormous presence... Only downside: had to spend ages cutting any flash off 100+ glazing units!! Photos to follow. Hoping to have station (track) fin...
by rmg1919
Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Latest news:
* started track laying yesterday;
* drilled a few holes for point motors and power feeds;
* constructed a plastic station roof kit.

Photos to follow.
by rmg1919
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bill's New Extension. ----Update.
Replies: 1724
Views: 224128

waz wrote:Hope you like them :oops:


It's better lit than my local station!!! Perhaps they should hire your services!!
by rmg1919
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

I decided in the end to add a layer of cork on top of the MDF, will help me pin the track in place during laying, and may also reduce the noise levels of trains a little bit (maybe...). So, have vaguely laid out the track today... only to run out of track, so have just had to put an order in for mor...
by rmg1919
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107109

Ok. So, I've sanded down the polyfilla to make it all nice and smooth, and have sealed and primed the MDF. Good stuff... ...Only I've just tried laying out the track and I can't figure out how best to do it. Any ideas anyone? I'm using the Peco Streamline Flexible Code 100 Concrete Sleeper stuff and...
by rmg1919
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Parkway Junction
Replies: 549
Views: 97655

Excellent work. I have a quick question though, on this point:

cold-ash wrote:Clearly some affluent commuters!


How much should I look to pay for these model cars (are they Cararama?)? I'm probably going to have about 20-30 vehicles on my layout - what's the cheapest way to get them?

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