Andrew's Layout

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Postby peak » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:46 pm

Looking forward to more pic's.
Looks like you have spent quit some time planning it!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby chrisalddin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:53 pm

PTmodeller wrote:That's your first attempt? Sweet Nora....

I've seen worse successful exhibition layouts.

i 2nd this!

and i only been to two exhibitions in my life so far!
This Hobby is going to make me pennyless :wink: :roll:
My layout. Lots of work done update 29/2/2008 New img's!

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Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:56 pm

Most impressive, very atmospheric, excellent weathering, and great camera angles. It would be nice to see more - and a track plan ?

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Postby GROTLAND » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:25 am

Hello everyone and thanks again for the replies! I took some more pictures tonight. These scenes are far from complete and are gonna need a ton of work. First the track plan: The isolated tracks in the middle are the lower section where points are and the spur to the warehouse(what's made there, I don't know yet). The fiddle yard is in the bottom right and the terminus is at the top. The two sets of parallel lines at each side connect behind the back scene. So you should be able to see where the photos are taken and get some idea of the whole thing. Glaring catch points/head shunts. Major flaws in my design are, laying the outer loops to close to the backscene, unrealistic gradients and unnatural landscapes, but I'm well chuffed so far. The big holes at the back behind the road will be filled with a monstrous red sandstone tenement with end tower. It's looking like 1 month to make a big building with working full time and weekend drinking. The vintage superquick card kits were donated from a friend and have suffered 25 years of storage and warpage. I'm scatchbuilding most of the bulidings from hardboard with "slaters" platicard glued to the front. Please ask me questions about anything. I'll gladly help anyone because I'm gonna need your very serious help when it comes to going DCC cos I know nothing and my wiring of electrofrog points is erm unique.
Future dream is to start a DCC sound 26 up with the layout in darkness(lights on in signal boxes and tenements) then thrash it out of the station(overall canopy and valancing) and up the incline with 5 mk1 coaches in tow.
Sweet dreams!


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Postby m.levin » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:59 am

Your layout is outstanding.
When you plan to go Dcc, you are more then welcome to have a play with my Dcc system, unless you have had a played with one already.

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Re: Andrew's Layout

Postby mycerbera » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:27 pm

GROTLAND wrote:Image

Love this photo, is the low relief building in the background scratch built?

If not, where can i get one?!!

Looking forward to watching your progess :D

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Postby Sprintex » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:06 pm

Speechless!!! :shock:


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Postby ledgero2 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:58 pm

im going to jump on the bandwagon.....that layout is absolutely incredible. that is one of the best model railways i have seen in a while :D keep posting more photos please.

next time im back in good old yorkshire i might have to pop over :wink:
One day i'll fall out of the clouds and build a layout!! -my photo site

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Postby sanctuary » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:44 pm

I like the foreboding atmosphere that comes across in the pictures as if a great storm is about to hit your fantastic layout after a long hot summer.

I hope you don't mind if I include a couple in the next NRM Virtual exhibition
Tight Lines Aidan

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:16 pm

Excellent quality modelling makes the taking high quality photos easy ;) Awesome stuff fella

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Postby B@rney » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:47 pm

No enough words to describe.. Simlpy FANTASTIC..

I think the whole forum is now a shade of green..

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Postby waz » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:19 pm

I think the word ETHOS is what we are looking for here.

Brilliant work!!! Thanks for taking time out to share it with us all.

My Very Best Regards


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Postby Eastern » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:00 pm

Ditto to everyones comments - an excellent layout that inspires -great atmosphere - love that light. Any chance of an aerial view?

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Postby Big Al » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:37 pm

Hi Grotland. It's the weathering on the brick work is what gets me it looks so realistic. How long have you been doing this layout your certainly on the right track (excuse the pun ). I like the arched retaining wall with the bridge just in front. Keep it up Cheers Alan
See my thread on personal layouts "It's a holiday park with no name"
New name for layout now found. Chufferlands Holiday Park.

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Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:21 pm

Absolutely superb. The image which most caught my eye is this one:


The reason is the total grunging of the points with soot and oil etc (?) ... it looks totally realistic, but I think many of us are very timid when it comes to ballasting/weathering anywhere near point work for fear of problematic operation. Did you have a particular technique / And I'm curious to know more about your 'unique wiring of electrofrog points ... '

And the next question begging to be asked is ... any chance of a video some time ?

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