London loft build

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Re: New loft build

Postby frolly » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:20 am

Cracking panel 8)

I used to make and install that kind of thing, loved the job :D

wish the company i worked for was still here :(
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:11 pm

GROTLAND wrote:Any thoughts on a specific period for your layout or will you just run what you want? seems like it's western/southern region with your choice of stock.


I grew up in Croydon during the blue/grey period. My memories are of EPB, VEP etc out of Victoria riding down to East Croydon. So south defo. But then again I like the grim north scene as well. "Freelance" I think is best way to describe my approach!
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:23 pm

I have tried some of the Homebase hanging basket liner that i have seen written about on here a few times.

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I stuck it face down with PVA about 48 hours ago then ripped back off about 20 mins ago. Have trimmed it a bit with some snips but still a bit long. Maybe some hair clippers will do a better job? Have just noticed the green lump of backing on the track.
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:09 pm

Aquired this. Shocking runner. Bounces all over the place.

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I liked these two brakes:

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I quite fancy the other grey & red one brake that Hornby do.

Fiddled with the macro on my Mrs camera but the light is crap in the loft. One flory & not much natural. But its dark outside anyway!

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More later!
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Re: New loft build

Postby Lewis Nash » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:48 pm

nice to see you have got more stock,that look like the crude lima class 20,hornby have just re released the same model what you have but ddc ready and with a new motor for just £55-60.or bachmann offer their model class 20 which is even better detail wise and i picked one up for just £50! :)

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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:52 pm

Bought a limited edition 09 NSE shunter from Signal Box. Waiting for it... In the meantime I have been working on my platforms:

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Glued them all down with hot glue from glue gun. They are solid! Used the Peco spacing thing fro height and gap between platform & train - checking my longest coach didn't foul the edge.

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Then masked off and primed up ready for a lick of something concrete looking from Pheonix.

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Then whilst waiting for that lot to dry I knocked up a toy chest thing (left over baseboard timbers) for all the kids clutter in the living room. Like most things in my house it isn't finished (clearly) but at least I show willing!

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Now I am stuck for what covering to use on top of my platforms. Vidnes Yard layout (Wirral Finescale?) that I saw at railex 08 had great tops. I didn't get to ask what they were made of. Maybe really fine sandpaper or emerypaper? Anyway a Google search finds pic on various other forums & sites.

Am off to check my paint.
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:53 pm

That should read an 08 not an 09 shunter...!!
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Re: New loft build

Postby edwardholmes91 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:36 pm

This is coming along really nicely. Every time you post you seem to have done so much more to your layout. I just find myself posting in my own layout thread about how I am really busy and can't seem to find the time for my layout! :)

The toy chest looks a bit substantial! And well done for using your initiative! Keep the Mrs happy and the house tidy! It is the kind of thing that my dad would have done under much reluctance and pestering from my mum! :lol:

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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:07 pm

holmedwa04 wrote:This is coming along really nicely. Every time you post you seem to have done so much more to your layout. I just find myself posting in my own layout thread about how I am really busy and can't seem to find the time for my layout! :)


Thanks for that! I go through spurts of activity. Then nothing for a month or two. Went to Tolworth this morning so have some ideas to try and re-create on my layout.

Had a thought though whilst on the train back to SW19: How do folk insure their layouts? It has struck me that adding up the amount it would cost to replace all the track, scenics & stock could run into a couple of thousand quid! Not to mention the timber the baseboard is made of and the controller & wiring. Is this something a normal household policy would cover? Anyone been done this road?
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Re: New loft build

Postby sishades » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:37 pm

I am redoing my platforms and am going to use the same side walls that you have employed. Would 3mm mounting board fit between the walls?
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Re: New loft build

Postby trains! » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:35 pm

I remember reading a article about insurances in brm, it said some insurances do but not all. I think it said something about specialist insurance or somit like that is available from somwhere.
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:05 pm

sishades wrote:I am redoing my platforms and am going to use the same side walls that you have employed. Would 3mm mounting board fit between the walls?


The lugs at the top are set down by around 1.5mm - 2mm - I was going to use 1mm card and then stick some of this to it:

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Just need to work out how to insert the "bobble flagstones" and then paint the yellow line on. Also the edges need toning down a bit. I took this snap at Wimbledon station (edge of platform 6 in the foreground & the district line train is at platform 2) this morning on my way to Tolworth. You can see the platform uprights are almost black with crap.

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trains! wrote:I remember reading a article about insurances in brm, it said some insurances do but not all. I think it said something about specialist insurance or somit like that is available from somwhere.


I'll need to ring the "make me happy" mob on Monday and see what the call centre agent says - who probably won't have a scooby do what I am on about...! But when i get back from Tolworth - this was waiting for me:

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Hmmmm nice. Need to get a a chaip for it. If i'd been sensible I would have picked one up at the show. Need to do some domestic stuff to make up for excess train time - so did some more on "the box":...

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Ahem
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Re: New loft build

Postby lmsrail » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:29 pm

Cant wait to see that sandpaper in use :D
Just make sure you dont rub anything against it as it will put a mark on it!
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:42 pm

i thought maybe some matt varnish may protect it a bit?
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Re: New loft build

Postby lozstlouis » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:55 pm

Not a great deal to report as I have been distracted with earning my keep at home & work. What a bore. Anyway my cans of spray paint appeared from Pheonix so tonight I had a go at spraying my already primed platform edges.

Here are my primed edges - done using grey Halfords plastic primer:

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Then after my efforts... see how it looks after 24 hours 2moro...

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