DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby Blue_2 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:53 am

Nice to see Sooty taking the job so seriously and on full QRA! :lol:
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Postby DonB » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:20 am

Thanks Graham - The QRA bell consisted of a fork rattling inside an empty tin of his favourite cat food... :wink: :lol:

There have been a couple of new arrivals; this one arrived back in February:


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Class 23 'Baby Deltic' D5903 stands in the loop at Ruddington.
This one was seen at FBRM Doncaster for an unbelievable price, which I couldn't resist.
See here.



This one arrived a couple of days ago, a present from my 'Mother-in-Law'!


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Class 45 45120 approaches Green Lane bridge while on a running-in turn.
She is my very first Bachmann locomotive, and is an excellent performer.
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby Blue_2 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:53 am

That 25's a nice looking little machine! Sure it'd be more at home with my green 31, 37 and Deltic though! :P
Nice 45 too.
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby DonB » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:44 am

A small update:

I have been building some street lights to replace those on Bridge 298, and also for future installation on Bridge 299A.
As I mentioned previously, the brightness of the 12v yellow LEDs on the originals left much to be desired; these replacements have white LEDs fitted, and look much better.
All street lighting circuits are planned to be automatic; i.e. some electronic gubbins will switch them on in low-light conditions.

I have decided to sell/swap the original platform lights that I bought back in February, as I have now managed to find some gas lamps that look very similar to those installed at Quorn & Woodhouse.
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby iankemp » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:06 am

Nice class 45! Modelzone by any chance? The other half bought mine for me and have stuck a decoder in mine! I am slowly buying decoders for my fleet of loco's inbetween putting scenic stuff on the layout!

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Postby DonB » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:32 am

It was indeed. :wink:
At a fraction under fifty quid, you can't go wrong...
There may be another heading this way shortly, after next payday. (Assuming Modelzone have any left!)
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby DonB » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi folks,

A small update - The new street lighting has been installed on Bridge 298:

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The automatic control circuitry has been built, and will be installed shortly.
In the meantime, here are a couple of gratuitous bus shots:

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A Trent Optare Delta heads for Ruddington village and passes 423, a NCT Dennis Loline.


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423 seems a little lost...



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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby DonnyRailMan » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:03 pm

Well done DonB,
it look a great layout, would be intresting to see a back-to-back photo( then & now) of your first photo and how the same shot looks now .

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Postby iankemp » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:44 pm

If you not already got it Don i think this would make a GREAT edition to your layout!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby DonB » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:19 am

Thanks for the comments chaps. :)

DonnyRailMan - Good suggestion. Watch this space! :wink:
Ian - Added to my eBay watch list. Thanks for the heads-up! :D
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Postby iankemp » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:31 am

DonB wrote:Ian - Added to my eBay watch list. Thanks for the heads-up! :D


Thought you be interested in that loco. It would make a great edition to your layout. I have also chosen to do the ready made bachmann buildings. I have swapped the idea from doing Loughborough to Rothley now. I wanna get the layout to a more advance stage. I just need the waiting room for Rothley. There is one on ebay that i am watching as there is none in any model shops. I have looked on internet and i can't find any. I got most of the stuff from Modelzone in Glasgow as i got them reduced as much as the manager would do.

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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby StevieDay » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:08 am

Have been having a read through, dont know i missed this lovely layout.

Great work on the scratch building of the bridge & the road is cambered too. The lights are great as well. Are they off the shelve Don, or did you make these too?
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby DonB » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:42 am

StevieDay,
Thanks for the comments - The streetlights are scratch-built, using plastic and brass tubing, and a white L.E.D.; the legs of the L.E.D. form the top arm, the space between the legs is filled with a 'skin' of Humbrol Clearfix.
I decided to build my own, as the commercial product is, in my opinion, somewhat overpriced.
Incidentally, those streetlights look nothing like those on the real bridge! :roll:
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby Blue_2 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:58 am

That's a rather cunning way of making your streetlights Don! I might thieve it. I think I may also need a couple more buses for my layout, perhaps a couple of nce VRT's for starters...

Hope all's well with you. :)
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Re: DonB's Loft Layout: Ruddington GCR

Postby DonB » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:41 am

I've not updated this thread for FAR too long... :roll:

So, what's new then?
Well, in October (!) there was a new face to be seen passing through; a Class 156.
She is the Lima model, and was bought in just-about-working condition. I say this, as upon opening the model to carry out my pre-service overhaul, I noticed that the previous owner was rather fond of oiling his motors and gears. The stuff was everywhere. To be honest, I'm surprised the unit ran at all...

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Photographed shortly after entering traffic, 156480 calls at Ruddington with a Leicester - Sheffield service.


Another new arrival made its appearance at Christmas:

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'Blue Pullman' set (M60090 leading) pauses at Ruddington for a crew change.


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From the platform side.
I really must do something about the view through the bridge - That corner tends to be a dumping ground for various bits...


The model is pretty awesome, and was well worth the wait! If there is sufficient interest, I shall compile a review...

In other news - The automatic street lighting controller is fitted and working, running off a brand-new, home-built 5v PSU (similar to the ones seen elsewhere in this thread), a very small amount of wiring has been done (as I've said before, I really need to be in the mood to do this), and most importantly, some nice new backscenes have been purchased from International Models and will go up as soon as I have an extra pair of willing (?) hands to help manoevre the damn things, as they are 10' long, in 2 sections of 5'.

Work will soon start on the A4560 bridge (#299A) at the far end of the layout.
This structure is a figment of my warped imagination (remember, the layout is a 'what-if'), and carries the very fictitious A453/ A60 link road. The reality of it is, I want a suitable place to show off my road vehicle collection (mainly buses), to provide a mini-showcase for various electronic projects I have been working on, and to provide a scenic break.

I think that just about covers it for now...

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