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Horsted Keynes OO, - Captain Baxter Kit available.

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:11 pm
by mattmay05
Hi all

First proper post here, been watching the forum for a while and watching all the great progress of other peoples layouts.

Anyways for a while now Ive been building and fixing a model railway based in the Southern region of the UK. The station is still open on a preserved railway, see if you can guess which!

Its the biggest railway layout I've ever done, I had my first layout 10 years ago, had a simple circular layout, through the years iv come and gone from the modelling scene, now im 21.. (tomorrow) This is my first proper attempt.

Its still in progress, but getting there. Sorting the electronics at the moment, I had to pull all the track up after laying as I had the bright idea of soldering the track together, which didnt work! so Up it all came to install around 120 fishplates.
Now it works quite well, with a new run round loop at one end.

Il keep you updated, so you can see the progress as it happens.

Thanks for looking.








Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:15 pm
by Adam
Bluebell railway ?

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:21 pm
by mattmay05
haha yes but you have an advantage cause your from sussex lol :lol:

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:26 pm
by D2850
Horsted Keynes?

(Never been to the bluebell - just seen videos/pics)

Looks good btw

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:58 pm
by Adam
LOL :wink:

Looks like Horsted Keynes 8)

Really good layout :D

I actually thought about doing the bluebell railway.

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:04 pm
by Honeywell
Horsted Keynes?


Re: A Layout based on a Southern Type station.

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:09 pm
by Raider
mattmay05 wrote:Image

I'd be a bit worried about the loco's taking a dive off that ledge

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:32 pm
by rorz101uk
lovely layout, just one thing tho, change those Hornby signals.


Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:18 am
by lairadepot
i agree with one post on here as the hornby signals need replacing and i think its ratio if someone wants to correct me if i am wrong that makes a good selection of semophore signals ps i cant spell lol.
but i do think the layout looks really good apart from the signals
laira depot

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:25 am
by mattmay05
Ya i know the signals arent great but they do the job. If I could afford the Ratio models of signals i would...


If you would like me to change the signals please send donations LOL cause i dont have the money, but there fine for what i wanted.

But thanks for the advice mybe in the future.

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:40 am
by MTA
Great layout of Horsted.

I also like your toy steam engines in the background :wink:

Are you a member of:

You should join if you aren't already a member :)


Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:12 am
by mattmay05
Many thanks.. As i said previously, its not finished quite yet.. missing some trees and details.. and some power..

Thanks for the link i'm not a member of that forum, but yes I will join! Had those Steam engines for years!

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:09 pm
by MTA
Do you have a track plan for the layout Matt?

I did think about doing a layout of Horsted Keynes some years ago but the lack of a track plan put the project 'on the shelf'.

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:42 pm
by mattmay05

Well the track plan or layout of horsted is on the bluebell website. Il try find a link for you!

Then basicly i designed it around how big i could have it and edited some parts, I designed the stain length to take 3 coaches.. but now it seems to be 4 lol

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:43 pm
by Infrontcat
Excellent model sir. Really looks like good fun to operate. Even more impressive if you've had to do it 'on the cheap' (believe me, I know precisely how difficult that is!).