My 1st ever layout WWII DCC

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colelynch
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My 1st ever layout WWII DCC

Postby colelynch » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:52 pm

This is a link to an album showing the beginnings of our DCC WWII layout

http://colelynch1.tripod.com/cole_n_ronnies_first_layout

I ran out of space on the site but have a look and feel free to comment

As far as Locos So far we have a
Flying Scotsman
Mallard
3 steam shunters
1 diesel shunter

What & when was the first diesel locos to run in the UK?
Cheers
Cole

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:32 pm

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Re: My 1st ever layout WWII DCC

Postby TerryB » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:17 pm

colelynch wrote:
1 diesel shunter

What & when was the first diesel locos to run in the UK?
Cheers
Cole


The fore-runner to the "08" was running on LMS metals before Nationalisation [1948] I believe.
Although never having been into deisels myself,I may be mistaken ................no doubt some-one will be along shortly to answer your question better than I can.
In the meamtime ....HTH.
T.
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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Postby peak » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:37 pm

Found this. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/johnmoore/rail_history/history/1901_1994.htm
1931 first diesel ran in Britain.
1947 first main line diesel.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Andy

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Postby live-frog » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:48 pm

Class 11 wikipedia link
As Terry says a fore-runner of the 08 .The Good news is that a few went to the war Department in 1945 !
Ron
EDIT :-
Here's one in LMS liverywhich is for sale on Ebay at the moment . Unfortunately with it being made by 'Wrenn' it is in the collector price bracket !! Worth keeping your eye open tho.[/url]

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Here is my layout so far

Postby colelynch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:03 am

Thanks guys
You're a mine of info.........Talking of mines, mines arrived
So I am attempting to post my pics directly to here as I ran out of mega bites at the previous link

So here goes..Aplologies in advance for the very poor quaslity of some shots...I've used various cams

Comments are extremely welcome as my 7yr old wants to know what the "rest of the world" think...lol

Cheers & Seasons greetings
Cole n Ronnie
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This is my Mrs familie's home town Morcone in S Italy. Their hill farm straddles the local railway (which I shall pay much more attention to on future visits)

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few more pics of the beginning

Postby colelynch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:25 am

These are some of the attempts that ran into trouble
underneath the layout is a heap of MDF board in curious shapes and a router......I am no chippy!
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This is the space we're putting an 8 x 4
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High ambitions much to learn
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We had untold problems with the gradient of the inclines & so eventually resorted to employing hardboard and viewing it all as a learning curve
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Cut to shape with a dremmel and bullied into shape we acheived 2 elevated loops that our test locos managed to climb 'just!
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We scattered some scenery on to ease the cravings and went back to eBay for some kit

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Getting on with it...1 month in

Postby colelynch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:12 am

Still just DC at this point
incorporating most of the Flying Sctosman set & the Local freight & some extra track n points
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Scenery off gain & we start some landscaping
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Chicken wire added defining the tunnels
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Papier mache time
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Sorting the sidings out
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Lick of paint
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Foliage & essential buildings
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Quick straithing by a 109
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Scratch built cemetery
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Ambush at Girder bridge
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Scotty
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Engine & goods sheds and some activity in yard
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Arrival of the Mallard
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Coal mine appears in far corner
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Xmas Dy 07 We go DCC
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Mixed Goods set incorporated
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Work in progress
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We have some more coal mining buildings scenery and wagons on their way & these other bits to be added
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So far so good
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More to follow :arrow: from Cole n Ronnie

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Postby Kirton Fen » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:23 am

Looking good, look forward to you and your son progressing on the layout :) . How are you finding DCC?

Chris

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Postby Raider » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:32 am

You certainly have been cracking on with the layout.

We had that mine kit on our old layout when I was a lad - looks really nice.

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:55 pm

Good stuff. I'm sure the wee fella loves it. Nothing like your first layout :)

Like the 109 action too! Surely now you just need some figures to represent Mainwaring and the Home Guard defending the realm by shooting at it from Jonesey's butchers van! :D

Hope the rest of the build is as successful

Cheers

Tim
"Kashi-mashi, kashi-mashi..."

Moorcroft (St Anthonys)

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DCC conversion

Postby colelynch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:21 pm

Hi Chris n all
The change over to DCC has pro's n cons at the mo...
I have kept the inner loop as analogue so as to be able to run our Dutchman & Mallard (decoders are ready to go in them both, I popped out just now for some solder flux) they were both from recent Hornby sets but neither are DCC ready! so require the decoder to be hotwired in.
I'll let you know how that goes :? dread!....Any tips welcome. Mick at Power Station Locos shop on Sheppey gave me some invaluable pointers including this link http://www.electricnose.co.uk/dcc/dccbachmann08.html
Problem is that the fiddle yard (I use the term loosely) is accessed via the inner loop & I am not sure how I will overcome this. Probly just make it all DCC & add he little clips to the points to make it all live...Is that the usual thing to do :?:
We are gonna enlarge and improve the layout at some point & the existing layout will probly remain steam 1930-50's focused, but will connect to another layout that is latter day & allow for modern diesels to run. Thanks to Live Frog & you others for the info on the steam-diesel switch over period... :idea: I'll shall see if we cant merge the steam n diesel layouts with a section that relates to then.
I already have a Class 08 shunter from the DCC Goods set & will be watching out for a Class 11 & a LMS D3/7. But am having trouble finding images of the first Mainline Diesel Locos to run alongside the Steamers of the 1930's-40's Any tips or pics out there:?:
Our Coal processing building kit & the coal wagons arrived today :P
Keep Pumping :mrgreen:
Cole
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Railcars aye? hmmm

Postby colelynch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:45 pm

I found this Sir :arrow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_railcars
Stupid boy Pyke! :lol:
Any others I should know about........verry interesting
Also if anyone has anything they want to sell that they thik wuld look good on a WW2 layout. I am PayPal registered.... :wink:
Sssh don't tell the Mrs...lol
Cole

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Bit of video of my WWII Layout

Postby colelynch » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:51 pm

Here is a clip of the MALLARD analogue & a couple of shunters on the layout
feel free to comment :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrLLsIA0GtI

Still early days 8)

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few more pics & Q's

Postby colelynch » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:01 am

Hi Folks
Please enjoy the pics...progress has slowed a bit as we are working on the landscape surrounding the coal mine in the furthest corner of the layout.
Like a donut I left a space that I can only just squeeze through, hence the halted progress. Plus we were waiting on some scenics from eBay, scatter, coal sacks, palletts and barrels etc.
I also have some Noch Static Grass (static as in Electricity not stationary)
I was wondering is it nessecary to use one of those proper applicator puffer bottle things? Are there any easy alternatives :?:
So Welcome aboard the 2008 Layout but please pay your fare by way of a comment or question to stoke the fires of progress
Ciao for now
C & R

OUR FLEET OF LOCOS...lol
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View of the mine across the yard
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Scratch built Allotment screwed up rizla, pva & some scatter
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