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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:27 am

Thanks guys very kind! Still need to sort some of the videos out from that day too seems ages ago!

Plus i need some money to do some more detailing.

Yes you do spot guitars, a cheapo copy 3/4 size LP same size different make Brian May (Mini) guitar on the left. Usually i make my own guitars those were just novelty items lol.


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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby tom92240 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:33 pm

Genesis fan as well I see. Good man!

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:42 am

he kept that one quiet :D
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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby 71/4Nick » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:48 am

Hey Nice layout m8 loving the southern ness :D check mine out if you get chance Littleton 'let me know what you think' and your guitars r just gorgous!!! Play drums myself got a 9 piece DD drum kit

Nick

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby PeterH » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:17 pm

Just seen this thread. Fantastic layout! Very good, the station looks magic!
"Gentlemen, pray silence for the President of the Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things."; 'Make Tea, not Love.'
Camel Spotting Thread.
My layout thread.

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:07 pm

PeterH wrote:Just seen this thread. Fantastic layout! Very good, the station looks magic!


I've been and seen it, I actually took the footage in his videos and yes the layout looks as good as the thread suggests, performance needs some fine adjusting I would say... :D
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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:02 am

Thanks guys appricate the kind words!

It does need some more work mainly with running, and opperating mainly due to old stock.

Done some work on it today to try and improve things, which i have achieved.

Some more details need to be added also, in time... when funs become available.

I see your from Watford i go there nearly every weekend.

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:15 pm

I was over at Matt's today and here are some pictures of my locos on his layout,
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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:11 pm

Ahh forgot all about those pictures you had taken.

great stuff, nice to see some decent locos on my layout.

- Over the weekend i have aquired from pendanticmongrel a few extras which cant be really seen, 2 Hornby Pullmans - hoping to find a 3rd, A British railway buffet coach in red, and 3 extra pieces of Freight.

- During the weekend i solved an electrrical issue with some 3 way points, which now work so the layout works pretty well now so trains can run round their coaches.

- Another new addition is a new master power switch on a new control board i built, so at the far end when the points are switched to go in to sidings, they now have power so i can do some shunting activities... even though i can only fit one wagon on the mainline lol.

- Wiring of point motors is under way, all be it slow.

- An extension is planned and is underwar, just a small 2 coach platform, with run round loop and siding. More on that later,

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:23 am

Heres some pictures of new stock and also some extension news!

First new stock...

2 second hand pullmans have been purchased, with a 3rd on the way from ebay!

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Maybe a new Loco purchase might be not far away..... But we will see!

Extension News.

I started the new very small southern terminus by laying a set of points coming off the run round loop. This has been followed by one single straight piece of track, and now i am waiting to Purchase some points.
Points I purchased today, one left and one right, and i have one left to aquire which is another right.

The new terminus will involve one small island platform in the middle, a run round loop one side an siding to the other.

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:19 am

I have decided to open up a website for this layout for people who are interested.

Comments are welcome. The site isnt quite finished but its getting there!

Hope you enjoy it!

http://bluebell-railway.webs.com

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Since i Last posted ive been doing alot of work on the website, and did a few track adjustments, improving reliability, and also this would open up the layout to run bigger Locos in future use...

I have brought 2 New engines... A Q1 Which was based on the Bluebell up untill recently, then got transfered to York. The second Loco you would find on the bluebell, althought not in this colour and not with its name... A1x Terrier - W12 Ventnor.

I love terriers there great little runners, plus have character. Plus I like going to the Isle of Wight railway quite oftern, 5 times this year infact lol.

Heres some pictures.... I will be working on the layout now.. as newer engines and bigger ones are out of my price range.

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby lmsrail » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:33 pm

Some nice pic there, keep them flooding in.
They layout is coming along nicely keep it up :wink:
Kind regards, Jed

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:50 pm

Cheers I'll try, hopefully more updates soon!


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