Starlingford - The End of the Line

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Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:53 pm

Yes, I've done the same thing on the 'edge' side of the turntable. Although I like the idea of parachute-retarded rolling stock! Sounds like the old Hornby-Dublo 'Battlespace' wagons - you know, the ones that used to launch helicopters or satellites or fire missiles or have toy soldiers pop up from inside them? I think one even exploded!

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Postby chrisalddin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:56 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:Yes, I've done the same thing on the 'edge' side of the turntable. Although I like the idea of parachute-retarded rolling stock! Sounds like the old Hornby-Dublo 'Battlespace' wagons - you know, the ones that used to launch helicopters or satellites or fire missiles or have toy soldiers pop up from inside them? I think one even exploded!


no i do not know but i well take your word on that :P
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 Infrontcat » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:40 pm

Hats off to a splendid effort so far.I am particularly impressed with the way you have managed to use set track without it resembling a 'train-set' and I must say I much prefer the revised loco area and the idea of lifting that siding. Looks terrific!

Cheers, great stuff

Tim
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Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:05 pm

Infrontcat wrote:Hats off to a splendid effort so far.I am particularly impressed with the way you have managed to use set track without it resembling a 'train-set' and I must say I much prefer the revised loco area and the idea of lifting that siding. Looks terrific!

Cheers, great stuff

Tim


Thanks Tim :) . As for the 'revised loco area'...well, things progressed again! My dad had the idea of adding another board to help make fuller use of the turntable, so now I have the beginnings of a much more comprehensive 'motive power depot'...

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Postby chrisalddin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:55 pm

do you have more to tell us or are you up to date yet!????

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This Hobby is going to make me pennyless :wink: :roll:

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Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:18 pm

chrisalddin wrote:do you have more to tell us or are you up to date yet!????

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Well, Chris, since you insist...!

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Does that satisfy your cravings?! I'm in danger of running out of pics!

Gavin :lol:

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:43 pm

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Postby tonycougar » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:11 am

That reminds me of the layout I had when I was a boy.
I had my trains running around the outside of the loft floor and in the middle I had a runway and at one end hangars and lots of WW2 aircraft. Plus I also used the scenery for wargaming in 20mm. Eeeeh those were the days.
If there's a harder way to do it, I'll find it!!
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Postby Black-Marlin » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:10 pm

dr5euss wrote:Very nice, Mr Marlin; looks like a fun layout for playing trains on 8)


it is! :D Although it's still very much in the preliminary stages of its development, it's coming along nicely. I like the variety of stock I have. Normally I run like with like, but sometimes it's worth ignoring history and region and running the trains that appeal to you...! I'm particularly fond of the LNER, although I have been trying very, very hard to prevent myself spending £250 on Hornby's SR N15 'Excalibur' and six Maunsell coaches... they look stunning. Still - must have willpower. MUST have willpower. This is not what a University grant was intended for...

Here are a few more pictures, showing the Flying Scotsman alongside the newly resited Hornby-Dublo station (now nearly 50 years old, and still in impressively good nick), and also some of the more esoteric stock I've accumulated or repainted...

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And, just for those of you who liked the planes on Wyndham (the old layout):

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Cheers,
Gavin

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Postby Eastern » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:40 pm

Great layout - sooooo much space! :D Liked the planes - maybe a Gypsy Moth flying over my layout might be good? Remember on my old layout of 30+ years back :shock: had some of those Airfix recovery and emergency vehicles - plus a 'shot-down' ME 110!
Like the variety and the bridge!

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:11 pm

Hi Gavin

Any chance of a wider shot from this angle?:
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Cheers mate

Tim
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Postby mycerbera » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:47 am

Love the airport! Planning on doing similar on mine with some spitfires :D

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Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:45 pm

Infrontcat wrote:Hi Gavin

Any chance of a wider shot from this angle?:
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Cheers mate

Tim



I'll being going home for a week or so in a couple of weeks, so I'll see what I can do for you. There's a much nicer digital camera there too, so I'll see if I can't get a picture of the whole thing as well. Might be nice to set up some 'action shots' also...all those planes are still about, and maybe I can hang some overhead. I even have the Lledo truck that came with a (wrecked?) Harvard trainer in travelling configuration, so I may even have planes on trains, as well as just with them!

Gavin

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Postby Terrier » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:33 pm

Top stuff! Absolutely fantastic and highly inspirational! I wish i had that amount of space! :cry:

Look forward to more updates! keep em coming when you can mate! :)

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Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:25 pm

I've decided I hate ebay snipers. This is the third time in as many weeks I've bid on Intercity Swallow-liveried Mk4 coaches, only to have been outbid at the last possible second. As a result I'm still bereft of rolling stock.

Sorry for venting all over the place, but I suspect most of you out there will understand my frustration in a way that the non-modelling fraternity do not...

Gavin :evil:


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