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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Tue May 27, 2008 1:11 pm

haha well i've fived 3 acoustics so far lol so ya if ya like !

Yes all i did with the signals was to literally saw the bottom off or snap it away from the metal bas, measure i think about 3 cm up mask off the rest paint the bottom black.

Then drill a hole think it was abou 8 mm, my base board is 11 mm i went all the way through, put a piece of masking take on the underside, fill that with PVA glue, and then drop your signel in and let the glue go off, then you can remove your tape from the underside.

I've had no problems with it so far

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby 02_tank_buff » Wed May 28, 2008 7:32 pm

Infrontcat wrote:
mattmay05 wrote: I often use a similar approach to building guitars... work with what i got... sometimes works sometimes doesn't, But glad you like them!

Don't suppose you fancy fixing my old acoustic do you, Matt? ;)

I've got one or two old Hornby ones myself. Might give it a go :)


Hornby Acoustics?

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed May 28, 2008 7:47 pm

acoustic is a type of guitar... not a train..

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby 02_tank_buff » Thu May 29, 2008 8:13 am

Yh I know, I play them. Honestly, dont let your sister play them for the first time...well...if you want to have all the strings broken.

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby kas1611 » Thu May 29, 2008 5:28 pm

Matt,

Excellent work there so far, going to keep an eye on this one to see how it comes on.

Especially like the way you converted the signals, might have to take the Dremmel to mine (OK I only have the one at present) as the base just gets in the way and makes positioning the signal in the right place a pain, especially with my Deltic.

Perhaps you could put together an "idiots guide" to converting signals and post it in the forum somewhere.

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby 02_tank_buff » Thu May 29, 2008 5:37 pm

kas1611 wrote:Perhaps you could put together an "idiots guide" to converting signals and post it in the forum somewhere.


What a good idea! ''Matts Idiots guide to converting signals''!!!

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Thu May 29, 2008 6:52 pm

We will see maybe for the future... when i buy the one / 2 extra signel i'll do a small tutorial, As i'm busy writting guitar making tutorials for my website atm lol

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:47 pm

Usually I find small layouts like this annoying due to lack of interest or a samey appearance, but this one looks great, i think it could be the unusual shade of ballast or similar appearance to Horsted Keynes, either way it does look great, clearly done alot with the space available, pity the new engine isn't southern tho, what you need is a Q1, N, or when they come out T9! I get tho that money is a contraint, I've hat a wall myself, I want to get an arthur, but money is making me have to wait, especcially seen as I've got 2 new engines in the last couple of months (76079 and 92220).
I saw the schools and thought it looked great in the setting, pity it's not "Stowe". Anyways good luck with the railway, oh and btw, I gather your in Aylesbury, any chance I can see the layout sometime for real?
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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:20 pm

I'm sure you can one day, still needs a bit of work to get it 100% but I'm getting there slowly!

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby mattmay05 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:49 am

Well I have had a great day! Met a great guy pedanticmongrel (Dan) from the forum!

Lives just round the corner, Brought a few locos with him, as all of mine are old! I had my reservations about my layout as i have recently just started doing model railways again, and seem to of had a few problems, which i thought was a track issue.

Any way pedanticmongrel brought a Q1 and a standard Br Tank i think! Correct me if im wrong! These were some of the newer Hornby range with new motors and power pickup points on the wheels. I was seriously impressed with the new locos! Such smooth runners on my layout i couldnt believe it!

So now i know my problems and that is the old locos i have just cant hack it, I have recently tonite restored my School's class loco and seems to run better now!

We had a great day exchanging ideas and tips and some information! So thanks to Dan for taking the time to teach me about these new things i never knew!

And i hope to see pedanticmongrel's layout very soon!

Heres some pictures which will be followed by videos later!

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:18 am

before anyone says anything, yes I know 80061 has wonky buffers!
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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby 02_tank_buff » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:16 am

I'd never have seen that!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby Infrontcat » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:47 pm

Hi mate

Still can't get over how good those Hornby signals look ;)

Great new set of pix too

Cheers

Tim
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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby kristopher » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:51 pm

hey

great pics

love those signals to

i spy some quitars in the background

a les paul i see and dont have a clue bout the others

wt kind of music do you play?
if im not back in 5 mins

wait longer!!

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Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Postby lmsrail » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:05 am

Hi,
Love the way you've put the lichen round the lamps etc, looks great, keep it up. :wink:
Kind regards, Jed


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