Southern Garage Layout (old pics up to page 27 added)

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davek
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby davek » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:40 pm

Fantastic work Martin!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby Infrontcat » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:41 am

Hi Martin

That's a simply brilliant bit of fabricating there mate. Really nice, especially with the paint job!

Cheers fella

Tim
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby peak » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:14 pm

With ref to your EMU shed, my factory unit looks about the same width but is shorter.
It is made out of plasta-card only!
I think with a bit more roof bracing you could produce an EMU shed out of the same material with good results and you can add loads of detail with just a dab of glue!
Ref to Page 41 on my thread "Slightly" for construction details.
Remember that the building must be removable so you can clean track etc.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby m.levin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:45 pm

Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V I couldn't help myself, I love the attention ;)

I touched the signal with the hand of light and then there was light :)
Red
Image
Green
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Image
Yes there are amber Lights to but couldn't be bothered to take a pic of those.
Thanks for the comments chaps. I was a little unsure that it looked right. Like most signals on the market it is a fraction over scaled. I might take a picture of it on the layout, or send it down for mumbles to closely inspect and add for piccys.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:51 pm

What kind of method did you use? Is it brass?

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby m.levin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:02 pm

Yer its all brass, much easier to work with, but gets very hot when soldering and hurts like hell.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:17 pm

m.levin wrote: ... and hurts like hell.

No gain without pain :D Nice work ... will you be doing all of Mumble's signals ? I bet there's a few gantries needed ...

Ever thought of producing N gauge signals ? It's a growing market I'm told :shock:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby m.levin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:25 pm

Yer I might do all his signals, depends on if he likes them.
As it stands at the min, I wont be producing signals to sell, only doing them for Mumbles at the min.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby mumbles » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:31 pm

I feel special, and according to the day centre i go to.. I am

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby m.levin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:38 pm

No I just feel sorry for you and those fat fingers, can't be easy.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby davek » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:51 pm

Banana hands :lol:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby marsa69 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:49 am

Wooden pegs! :shock:


Good for holding things that get hot. Like brass when soldering :lol:

Toodle pip :D
If I only had another 6 inches! Then I'd get it in no problem and the layout would be finished!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby m.levin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:46 pm

Yer I use them.... Sorry have them sat next to me when I burn myself. :x

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby mark_brody » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:33 pm

Just wanted to say you two are creating an inspirational thread here. I've not been active on the forum for a while due to other (pyro) commitments. But I do check this thread every other day and although I don't comment every time. I just wanted to say well done, keep it up, looking good, great work!

Your keeping my enthusiasm on the simmer while I don't have time to do my own layout, so thanks and keep up the good work! This really is good stuff.

Looking forward to seeing the removable section removed. I've had no joy with this on my layout at all...

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Re: Southern Garage Layout [latest pics page 18]

Postby GROTLAND » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:44 am

Hello Michael, I was just wondering how the shed was going on. Can you not scrap the screws and just use glue? I reckon it would be strong enough with the roof glued down, there's 3 frames, right?. If you're having a detachable roof(using the top bit of your frames to reinforce it), then you could glue the side walls to the baseboard and glue wooden bracing batons across the top, connecting the 2 walls. Suppose it depends if you want to stick a camera inside the shed and want it to look nice in there. Yeah, these huge erections are difficult to maintain, I'm sure you'll pull it off!
That signal is an absolute beauty by the way. M. Levin take a bow!


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