New loft project

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New loft project

Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi all im new on here, just starting out on my loft layout, few pics for you,

sorry about the quality. its me not the camara :D

will post pics soon as i can sort out my photo bucket sorry

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:00 pm

Do have an online PHOTO hosting account with Photobucket as you can't directly upload photos from your computer to the forum! :wink:

Thats why they haven't come out!

Create a PHOTOBUCKET account and upload your photos that way!

www.photobucket.com :wink:
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Re: New loft project

Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:19 pm

solihull-mick wrote:Hi all im new on here, just starting out on my loft layout, few pics for you,

sorry about the quality. its me not the camara :D

will post pics soon as i can sort out my photo bucket sorry


Starting to mock up where things are going

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Got a lot of space to play with

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Pair of class 56 waiting to pull somthing

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Two class 47`s waiting , and i think thats a class 37? im sure you guys can tell me

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Small passenger fleet, HST125, Euro Star, And a BR DMU

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Small selection of rolling stock, had a load come in the post today,

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Only been collecting since Christmas, collected near on 45 waggons allready, its very adictive :lol:

Few new comers today

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Need to sort out the rest of the loft this weekend, and also add a viaduct where the loft hatch enters the loft, save me banging my head,

Any ideas i may be able to use would be great guys,

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:24 pm

You seem to have quite a large space to work with mick! :wink:

I've got that Intercity 125 and the Eurostar too, they're VERY fast! :shock:

Have you made up a trackplan?
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Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:27 pm

Your right about the 125 and euro star, bit to fast at times,

Will do a track plan when ive done the rest of the boarding, thinking of a split level layout seeing ive got plenty of room,been looking at a few track plans in the 11th edition hornby book, might adapt one of the larger layouts,

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:30 pm

Split level layouts are far more interesting and a lot more fun to operate rather than having trains going round and round on one level! :wink:

Have you got any idea's of what you want on your layout, sidings, station, TMD etc
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Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:37 pm

Im open to ideas at the min, im going for a modern layout, 80`s to now kind of thing, was thinking of putting the landrover factory somwhere, seeing as its only a stones throw away from my house, and i drive and work on them all day, maybe an off road section with a few landys stuck in mud? , a scrap yard and metal factory type thing, more the industral things the better really, still thinking,

Ive just picked up this from ebay

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Also a load of silo waggons 20 of them, they should go with that very well,

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same as this but different colour,

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:42 pm

You seem to be making up a VERY extensive collection of wagons! :lol: But you can never have enough...! :wink:

Doing the layout in the 80's to now is great as you can run all the sectorised liveries, loadhaul, mainline, trainsrail, NSE, Regional Railways etc and todays ones EWS, Freightliner, Virgin etc!

And they don't look out of place with each other!

I like the Land Rover factory idea! You could model some Defenders in the mud! :wink:

There were loads of heavy industries in the 80's too so you've picked a great period to model!
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Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:51 pm

Ive never been in the steam thing, nice as they are, im a dirty heavy fuel guy, as much black smoke as i can get :D , your right about mixing the fleet, wont look out of place if i mix a few older locos with a few new ones,

I was talking to a customer of mine that works at landrover last week, there was talk of a railway line going in to the solihull plant from the bmw works about 25 mile away, direct line form there engine plant, i will never go ahead know there ownership is in the balance,but hey one can wonder :D

Like the landys in mud idea, ohh the mind boggles, might have to copy my own motor,

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Little shot of her before i sprayed it, oh and yes that me rolling it in a river!!!! opps

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:58 pm

A new line..now that would be great, but I very much doubt it as you say with the current situation! :wink:

I think you should copy your own motor!

I mean HONESTLY what on earth did you roll it into a river for!! :lol: :lol: I know defenders are pretty indestructible but that was pushing it just a bit!

I don't think it would have floated somehow! :lol: :lol:
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Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:01 pm

Well im not one for doing things buy the book,and if im told" thats impossable" thats my queue to have a jolly good go, and i was board, seems like a good idea at the time, one bent con rod and a very wet tax disc!!! good job its free tax ha :wink:

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:05 pm

Mmm..well it really wasn't a good idea, There's off-roading and then theres just madness! :lol: :lol:

LOL! :lol: Ah you must get free TAX then as you work for Landy! :wink:
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Postby solihull-mick » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:08 pm

The tax free thing is because my landies over 25 years old, she was built in 1964, im self employed, got my own garage in solihull. we specalise in landrovers,

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:14 pm

Oh rite, now thats interesting to know! :wink:

Right back to the layout now! By the looks of it you've got a BR LL class 56, Railfreight Red Stripe 56, some 47's, a Bachmann class 44/45 in BR Blue?

A Hornby Class 110/117 DMU in BR Blue?

Ive got the EWS class 56! :wink:

Are you going DC or DCC! I'm just about to make the jump to DCC! :shock:
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Postby Zunnan » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:20 pm

It's a Mainline class 45, the brown buffer beam and bogie gives it away. :wink:

And welcome to a fellow Brummie :D


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