Dave K's old layout

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Postby retroman » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:39 am

RIP Eastfield North ..........

1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.


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Postby davek » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:41 pm

PTmodeller wrote:Are they the Rails limited editions?

Just out of interest Dave what do you do to your 37s? Obviously you respray them, but do you fit etches or what?


Yes those 4 are Rails L/Es

The rest of my fleet are 47s/37s bought off ebay then stripped down and repainted - I don't bother with a detailing kits but will redo handrails, horns and buffers.

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Postby PTmodeller » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:11 pm

Cheers Dave.

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Postby live-frog » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:25 pm

Sorry to see this one closed - I didn't join the ballasting debate but I always believed that the operation of a layout was more important than the nice looks and declined to ballast for the very reason that your layout has caused you problems . Some succeed , I didn't see the point in failing. I settled for a card coated styrene underlay which suffices for me.

Anyway , I hope that Eastfield Major rises from the ashes !!
- I fondly remember my visits there in the 80s .
I'm surprised that you've not ventured into the Heljan 26/27 fray .

Whatever happened to the ETHEL ? did you complete it ?

Best of luck

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Postby davek » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:24 pm

Thanks Ron.
ETHEL is completed and looks grand.
There are drawbacks on the 26/27 front which I've gone into on other threads. Basically 27s were gone for the time period I'm modelling and there isn't a 26 in Blue with tops numbering and without that blasted tablet catcher!

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Postby 47806 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:20 pm

Shame, the layout was looking good. Good luck with the next project, we all make mistakes and the next project is always better because of what we have learned.
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Postby davek » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:52 pm

Very true. Eastfield North will rise again, but I'm taking the opportunity to gut the room and decorate it before starting over. Warley will probably see me buying new track...if the price is right :D

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Postby davek » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:53 pm

Layout has been dismantled. New layout has been started, please keep an eye out for a new thread. Thanks.

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:55 pm

Will do! Sorry to see the other layout go! :cry:
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Postby tinsleytmd » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:06 pm

With a tear in my eye its like the day the real eastfield went down the swanny no doubt you,ll bring something good from the ashs of this layout.


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