Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:13 am

Done some ballasting on a small section of the layout which, I have to be honest, doesn't look that great, added some trees and figures and took some new pics:

A passenger awaits her train as a 150 is 'given the tip'
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The car park fills up with all the regulars for the pub down the road
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A 142 rumbles over freshly laid ballast as the track gang discuss their next move
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60033 waits for its next duty
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57003 stands outside the shed
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I've also added Pantograghs to my319 models.

A Brecknell Willis type for the 319/3
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And a Stones Faiverley for the 319/0
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby Metrocamel » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:29 pm

Nice. What livery is 60033?
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 am

Apologies for the delay in responding, been offline for two weeks.

60033 is in EWS/British Steel blue, it was one of two so painted (60006 being the other, which I also have a model of), but only carried the livery a short while, as British Steel changed to Corus and the pair were repainted silver with Corus Logos

I have done some more ballasting on this layout now, photos soon, watch this space!
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby HenryBlue » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:07 pm

looks great so far but i only have one thing to pick.

it would of been better if you weatherd the rails before ballasting but it can still be done, would be abit of a challenge now though. If your not going to weather the rails then Never Mind :P
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby Direct Rail Services » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:29 pm

The 319 is amazing!, i thought i saw one in the earlier pictures :D

Very good railway, i like the busyness of it.

The Mini and other vehicles were did you get them from ?

Nice one!

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:37 am

HenryBlue wrote:looks great so far but i only have one thing to pick.

it would of been better if you weatherd the rails before ballasting but it can still be done, would be abit of a challenge now though. If your not going to weather the rails then Never Mind :P


Thanks, I had intended to weather the rails a bit, when I get the latest ballast pics online it hopefully will show the rest of the ballast at a lower level making it easier to do, hopefully!

Direct Rail Services wrote:The 319 is amazing!, i thought i saw one in the earlier pictures :D

Very good railway, i like the busyness of it.

The Mini and other vehicles were did you get them from ?

Nice one!

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Thanks, I like it busy, although its not everyones cup of tea. Most of the cars are from Morrisons, 69p each or 2 for £1, they even have London Taxis for £1 each, but their range is a little limited, too many mercs and beamers for a town. They don't do buses or lorries either, so they came from Wilkinsons (lorries) and Corgi (buses). Some cars where pinched from the little one (don't tell him! :twisted: ), and some of the American cars by the Garages are from Hot Wheels.

The 319 has been built for a while but the pan had not been built for several weeks for various reasons, I'm about to complete the second 319, just waiting on motors.
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby Direct Rail Services » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:43 pm

First Capital Connect liveried 319 perhaps ? :D :D

Nice one.

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:54 am

Direct Rail Services wrote:First Capital Connect liveried 319 perhaps ? :D :D ....


:shock: ......How can I put this in a polite way?...........No, not a chance. :)

The second one is Con(n)ex South Central minus logos, as would have been seen on the MML a few years back. Neither really fit the layout, but as I learnt to drive on them how could I not get one or two?
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby Direct Rail Services » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:19 am

Good old Connex hey :D :D Nice little kit.

I saw a 321 kit somewhere to, how do you moterise them?

But i suspose you could adapt the couplers and have beening towed with a barrier vehicle.

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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:01 am

Its a very nice kit, easy to build, a few flaws though, and they ain't cheap either.

There are three 321 kits and a couple of others for similar classes, they are all easy to motorise. There is a raised section to the chassis base above one bogie on each vehicle, remove the plastic which is designed to hold the bogie on and drill out the hole and a Black Beetle fits in nicely.

Adapting the front end couplers supplied is a no-no, they are basic to say the least, I could modify the front end with Kadees for being hauled, but none in these liveries have ever been hauled north of Bedford! I'll just use them when no-one is looking! :D
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby lmsrail » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:15 am

You cant use them because im watching you.... :lol:
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:25 am

lmsrail wrote:You cant use them because im watching you.... :lol:


You have to sleep some time!!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby lmsrail » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:35 am

Only you out of date humans have to sleep :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby Stumpy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:44 pm

Very nicely made 319 models there! Did you paint them yourself? Had a cab ride on one many moons ago when they used to run from Sevenoaks to Bedford, they don't 'arf go on the overhead! Far better than on the third rail,love the layout by the way, i like a bit of busyness! :D .
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Re: Hairyhandedfools layout - Ablingham

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:02 pm

Stumpy wrote:Very nicely made 319 models there! Did you paint them yourself? Had a cab ride on one many moons ago when they used to run from Sevenoaks to Bedford, they don't 'arf go on the overhead! Far better than on the third rail,love the layout by the way, i like a bit of busyness! :D .


Thanks, Yep, hand painted with a brush (freehand, no masking, you can tell in places!). Loads of the drivers hate them but I liked driving them, ok not exactly comfy, but I still enjoyed it.

More pics on the way soon!
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