Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

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Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:33 am

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Set on the Woodhead route between Sheffield and Penistone, Ablingham and neighbouring village Bourne host a variety of trains running between Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Bradford, and York, aswell as a small number of VXC and MML trains.

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It is set with Project Rio in full swing, allowing HSTs to mix with Voyagers and Turbostars on a daily basis.

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Local services are provided by an array of ex-ATW and Scotrail 150s along with 156s and 142s.

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(Apologies for the rubbish quality pictures but they were from a webcam)
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby lmsrail » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:03 am

Hi,
Once some scenery is added im sure you will have a great looking layout.
Good luck :wink:
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:23 am

There is some scenery on the layout.....

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby DrStroganoff » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:26 am

Some great rolling stock there...

Are your 150's by Dapol ? Or are they kit-built ? :)

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:34 am

They are the DC Kits resin kit, to be honest though, next time I get some 150s they will be the Bratchell models plastic ones or the Bachmann ones (if they are ever released), I didn't like the vacuum formed plastic windows in this kit and the lack of window etch for the cab windows. But I can't fault the underframe, the seats and motor detail is all on one mould (except one exhaust pipe) along with partions by the passenger doors, and it is virtually ready to accept a black beetle motor out of the box (you just need to drill out the pivot hole).
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby DrStroganoff » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:07 am

Hehe yeah I thought they were a bit too good looking to be dapol.

Good work !

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:45 am

The Dapol model isn't the best is it! but even on this kit the doors are a bit to square, minor quibble I suppose.
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:52 pm

Some more pics:

The local youths have made their mark.
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An American car importer has set up shop in Bourne.
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some oler ballast wagons, (unfortunately the signal gantry (in the background) at the station broke, but it would've been replaced anyway).
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Another HST (excuse the blurryness, it didn't look that bad on the camera).
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Taxis await their next fare.
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some things still need to change on the buildings.
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:13 pm

The layout plan:

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Red is station buildings, purple is covered or non scenic track, blue is platform, pink is footbridge, green is railway buildings, grey is level crossing, turquoise is power feeds and brown(ish) is tunnel mouths

A DRS 66 passes the signal box

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Some tank wagons

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A special visits

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While Santa waits for his train

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby PeterH » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:20 pm

Oh dear, looks like Father Christmas is lost! I wonder how he paid for his ticket? Extra presents next year?!? Nice layout by the way.
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:53 am

Thanks, only a couple more photos as my laptop has died and is currently being restored!

Arrgghh!

Anyway, heres some 67s keeping busy, two double heading a coal train in place of a 66 as one waits to leave the yard with some Mk2s for store, on the fiddle level two 67s can be seen backing onto a train.

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Whilst my current, virtually unrelated, project gathers momentum.....

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:57 am

More from my current project:

The seats were bought seperately as the 319 kit does not iclude any
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The chassis of the two DTS vehicles are in various states of completeness
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A built 319/0 DTS vehicle awaiting final touches
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And more from my layout:

Two more views of my TTA wagons
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A Voyager heads for Sheffield
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:15 am

Hopefully this is a video from my layout:

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:16 am

And hopefully another:

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:48 am

A couple of photos of one of my new Bachmann 37s.

More reminiscent of the early 90s, 37239 waits on shed with another 37 behind it and a 47 on the adjacent road.
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Inside the loading shed (in the background of the previos picture, 37239 prepares to leave with a freight train for Bescot yard.
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