Dave K's old layout

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Postby Lee » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:21 pm


Great pics love to see alot of track work together like that, also the ballasting is brill keep the pics coming. :wink:

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Postby davek » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:21 pm

Cheers chaps!

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Postby British Rail » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:14 pm

That ballasting looks fantastic Dave probably the best ballasting I have seen! I can just see it with some oil spilages..... Funnily enough it was only last night when I was looking at your website wondering when you will do another update!

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Postby davek » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:20 pm

Cheers Rhys, it's been abit hit and miss with the ballasting, but I seem to have got a measured amount just right, so my ballasting is getting better, especially as I don't put so much ballast down as I used to! The website is in need of updating and plan to do that very soon!

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:55 pm

Arhhhh i should have had a look on this thread 1st before i commented on the other :oops:

Top Notch Ballasting there Dave, Love the way how the Weeds/Greenery are blending in with the ballasting there - it looks great 8)


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Postby Stuart Reid » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:16 pm

Aaargh, nasty, horrid ballasting, you really know how to stir my guilty conscience about putting off doing mine...

Bloody superb mate

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Postby westbrom » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:05 pm

Very nice ballasting Dave.


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Postby Bushey Troughs » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:12 pm

Class piece of work Dave. I'll follow you're posts/pics (thinks ideas :idea: ).
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Postby davek » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:29 pm

After quite a constant bit of ballasting things have gone quiet as I'm balancing other things at the moment. Have decided to add another point in at the back of the layout for 'just in case' future use - the P'way are not impressed with my hindsight track planning!

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Postby tinsleytmd » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:31 pm

its looking great Dave i have found doign ballasting is best done all in 1 go then you have it finished.

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Postby thebuisnessman » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:23 pm

The ballasting and general track work looks absolutely smashing Dave, well done! :D

Some tall grass on those old sidings would make it look superb 8)

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Postby davek » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:38 pm

One bridge support is in place and I have shaped some 'styrene. Just have to glue it down and mod-roc it into place.

Overall view of the layout, a few obvious things labeled. The red box is where a lorry haulage firm is going to be.
Behind that is an unknown land, with the possibility it might involve laying yet more track, I have taken up the curved bit (in green) so I can add another point which will give me access (should I need it) via the yellow bit to the yet undecided area. The painted brown and black area helps me visualise where things go as looking at a sea of sundela board grey wasn't helping much - it also looks like progress!

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Postby Infrontcat » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:39 pm

Good stuff Dave. Do love that depot area :) Bridge is coming along nicely too!


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Postby davek » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:08 pm

Thanks Tim!

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Postby peak » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:44 pm

Layouts looking good.
Have you enjoyed ballasting :cry: I know I do :evil:
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