Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby DrStroganoff » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:23 pm

Well I went for the Hornby one. Been setting it up tonight and playing around with the trackplan for this area.

Im happy I'll have some nice long sidings for the coaches as can be seen on the left.

I dont know if anyone else has the Hornby turntable to comment, but the motor is realy loud, and spins for a few seconds before it moves to the next track. I guess this is how it works, but its rather annoying....

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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby MTA » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:24 am

I used to have the Hornby turntable as well Gareth.

The motor was loud, and it did have a short delay before moving.

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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby wiggy25 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:26 am

Yes the motor is very loud!

I use DCC so I've fitted a Loco decoder to the motor and run it very slowly, the noise isn't so bad then, plus I've covered up the motor housing.

The Hornby one has indexing so it does stop for a few seconds when it gets to its next track.

I've set the speed very slow and just leave it running all the time, when it gets to the next rack it's easy enough to drive the loco straight onto it.

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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby sishades » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:05 pm

i have recently fitted my old Hornby turntable to my layout but before doing so I removed the black plastic around the circumference bar one exit track. Now it looks better and not so toy like. A lot of people do not like this particular model but for 40 odd pounds it is good value,...dcc friendly,ish and indexing with a plethora of spare parts floating around. A really decent model will set you back over 140 pounds which for me is a bit too much. maybe next year!
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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:45 pm

Ah right its not just me then.... Im getting the hang of it now after playing with it for a while. I think I'm going to disguise the unused exits from the turntable with grass and some some bushes.

I was in a filthy mood this morning after having lots of de-railments.... I got a bit fed up of putting up with bad trackwork and having engines that will only run on one of the mainlines, and others which will only run on the line... So I decided it was time to do something about it... Tore up the bad section of track and re-laid it with new track, and now that I've had a bit of practise with the Xuron Im getting a bit better. Anyway its all done and the engines are loving it... and so am I ! No more de-railments !! Apart from the 9F, which doesnt like my new trackwork.... oh well....

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The now slightly less dodgy trackwork (the left hand bit off the points)
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Started grassing the new area
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Couldnt help but take another of Evening Star... Really pleased with the result on this one, from being a crude 'old hornby', to a dirtier and slightly less crude old hornby :lol:
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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:00 pm

Came back with lots of bits from the model shop today... most notably an old Hornby Duchess in LMS unlined black with a streamlined tender... It was a bit broken, had to sort out the motion gear... all working nicely now :-)

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Some new coal staithes
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And this shows how the 'connection' between the two sections of the layout is coming along...
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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:41 am

DrStroganoff wrote:Couldnt help but take another of Evening Star... Really pleased with the result on this one, from being a crude 'old hornby', to a dirtier and slightly less crude old hornby :lol:
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Yep, I used to have a hornby 9F it wasn't work the plastic it was made of, save up and get a bachmann one, they are amazing! check out the review on the main website to see what I mean!
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Postby DrStroganoff » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:29 am

Oh yeah I have no doubt that the Bachmann one is infinately better than this one ! But my preference at the moment is buying these older models and making each one a little project... weathering, etched plates, buffer beam detail etc... I quite like putting my own touch on them... I'd be a bit scared to do that to a loco that cost £100 !

I do wish it would run like a Bachmann though :( heh it runs ok... Its a noisy old tender drive.

Is the bachmann loco drive ?

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Postby Pedanticmongrel » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:15 pm

of course! no bachmann engines are coal cart drive!
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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby Southernmod » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:29 pm

Being very very pedantic.... The photo of the Golden Arrow Bulleid should only have two discs over the buffers without one on the centre bracket.

Sorry about being so fiddly!!

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:50 pm

But the centre one is hiding my botch job of putting the flags on !!!! :lol:

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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:22 pm

Been busy ballasting the helix sections this week. Its the first time I've had a go at ballasting, I usually cheat and use the pre-ballasted underlay :oops:

Im pretty pleased with the outcome, I bought some 3ml pipettes off ebay to apply the pva mix to the ballast, worked quite well.

Also been making some kind of wooden frame that is going to support a large hill to hide the end of the layout.

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New scrapyard bit :
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The latest engine I have added extra detail to:
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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby santene » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:18 pm

your layout is getting better and better at a very quick speed :shock: are you human???

p.s: who doesnt like that stetoe kit?
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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby Lewis Nash » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:18 pm

the layout looks really great with super quick progress,more than me :lol:
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Re: Time to Tear It Up & Start Again ! New Steam Layout Pla

Postby leon » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:11 am

hey doc

see you decided to go for it

looking good
orwell my loft layout

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