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by rmg1919
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Looking good - a job well done Thanks - cutting the MDF (the warped frame meant there was overhang on one side) was a bit of a nightmare... but some sanding/filing afterwards got it nice and flush... I can see why some people would opt for Sundeala.... Though, personally, I still think the price pr...
by rmg1919
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Back to topic, any more updates for the Maidenfield railway? Indeed there are. Just finished for today - and have taken a couple of photos. The first shows the virtually finished baseboard (12ft x 8ft softwood frame supporting MDF boards). The white bits are polyfilla to cover screw halls and any g...
by rmg1919
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Just another thought about the tanks, the Bachmann ones are much better if you wanted to get one of them instead of messing around with the Hornby ones. Still, adding weight to the Hornby one is really easy. Yeah - my Hornby wagons date from ~early 1990s - and I've recently picked up four or five B...
by rmg1919
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

About the tank wagons you have by Hornby, if you take the laddering off and carefully remove the tank from the base, the two sides of the tank should come apart away easily. Then add some weight, put it back together and there you go. SHaun Excellent, will give that a go! Thanks! Further update: th...
by rmg1919
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Hopefully the last photo-less update: got the frame together, and putting the MDF on. Photos to follow.
by rmg1919
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Parkway Junction
Replies: 549
Views: 97655

Mikol wrote:great work!


I'll second that!
by rmg1919
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Futher update, have spent the evening cutting the timber to the right size and shape for the frame beneath the baseboard. Will hopefully be able to put the frame together on Monday - leave 24 hours for glue to bond - and then Tuesday attach the baseboards - leave 24 hours for glue to bond - and then...
by rmg1919
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Parkway Junction
Replies: 549
Views: 97655

davek wrote:Very nice - what product are you using for the roads?


I'd like to know too... ;-)
by rmg1919
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Just an update: Have finally decided to go for a 12ft x 8ft board. Have got the MDF ordered - should arrive by Thursday. Timber for the frame too. So, while I might not have track laid by the end of the week, I hope to have the frame built! I'm away for the weekend so will probably not be until the ...
by rmg1919
Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: New layout pics.....
Replies: 72
Views: 19740

HornbySucker wrote:please, please, please say it's gonna be Peco ??? DO NOT put Hornby points in !!! I 100% mean that !


I will be using Peco points - though I'm not going to order them until I know how many I need.
by rmg1919
Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: New layout pics.....
Replies: 72
Views: 19740

rmg1919 - LOVE your website ! Thank you (though I still need to finish it)! I have to say the idea came to me when I was thinking about what "era" the layout would be based on. Because I quite like the old Intercity (Swallow?) livery and the NSE livery, but at the same time want it to be ...
by rmg1919
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Will give the xtrkcad programme a go. If I can't figure out how to work it, then my plan is to wait until I've got my baseboard constructed and then use some paper cut-outs of points and track to see if it will vaguely fit. At the moment I've only got 3 diesel locos (an HST, a class 08 and a class 1...
by rmg1919
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Ok, I think I've got a better layout to present. http://clients.voltuum.com/maidenfield-railways/images/track0.jpg As you can see, there are four lines round the board - split into 2 'FAST' and 2 'SLOW' lines. The slow lines go via a small country village scene with small station. The fast lines dis...
by rmg1919
Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK
Replies: 435
Views: 107110

Well the one thing that sticks out to me is that none of the tracks have crossovers. Effectively you have 4 continous, seperate, loops. Yes, I've not put in any crossovers yet, as I'm not sure where exactly to place them until I've figured out what extra sidings (in the form of a TMD, freight yard,...

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