m.levin's layout thread

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby rmg1919 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:48 pm

Those TTAs look great. Quick q: did you add any weight to them? I find that they are fairly light and when you have a long rake 1 or 2 can often derail.... ...or else my tracklaying is rather poor!

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:10 pm

I haven't added weight as yet, not having problems but Know I will, due to weight. I plan to add 10g of weight to start with to each and equally add weight to each until I am happy. I do have long curves which lets me run a rake of 9 with no derailments.

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:13 pm

Just a little Picture Update.
The station is starting to take shape.
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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby Paddy D » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:38 pm

goods stuff but what brick sheet is that? Heliki?

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby Infrontcat » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:41 pm

Martin old sport, that looks the Mutt's nuts! Can't wait to come and have a rcky 'in the flesh' mate :)
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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:42 pm

Its some plastic brick sheet, that I got from Ebay. Not sure on the make but know it isn't Slaters, as that is what I have used for all the other buildings.

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby mumbles » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:51 pm

What a load of crap

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby mixturesweb » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:11 pm

Love the layout :D :lol:

Nipped in and got it printed off. I then gave a coat of varnish as instructed, think this is to protect it when you place in the water. a few hours later I decided I couldn't wait nomore and made a start, on adding some to a wagon.
These wagons are just the basic Railroad wagons bought at about £8 for 3 wagons, Over all I think it has cost £3-£4 each wagon. Yer I could go out and pay £8 each and get a good detailed Bachmann wagon, but I am proud of these and that is priceless.
Here is the wagaon set before I got my hands on them.
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Then after the transfers have been added.
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Hopefully in the morning they will still be attached and not a mess on the track at the side of the wagon ;)


What were the transfers attached to to get them to stick to the tanker :?: :?: :?: :?: :roll:
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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby lmsrail » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:30 pm

Super glue!!!
It might be double sided stickey tape
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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby PTmodeller » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:40 pm

I take it neither of you are familiiar with the basic principal of a transfer?

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby mixturesweb » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:44 pm

PTmodeller wrote:I take it neither of you are familiiar with the basic principal of a transfer?


I am but I thought transfers were filmsy bits of special paper and they are stuck to a board which my tankers don't have
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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby joshing_man » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:57 pm

Hi Martin

Been a while since I looked in but the standard just gets better and better (apart from the odd drunken photo! :lol: ). Those tankers look fantastic and the scenery so realistic. The curves of the track look fantastic too. Can't add anything technical but nice one.

Brilliant is all that is left to say.

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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:41 pm

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I think this scene is perfect for your old 'mirror on the wall' trick behind the buildings across from the station. It'll give the whole view a whole new dimension. I remember the first time I saw it - most impressed I was :)


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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby live-frog » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:04 am

mumbles wrote:What a load of crap

There's a lot of it about "en ce moment" :shock:
Martin , I like the look of this station , what's under the bridge ? does it go off onto a circuit or is it a dead end ?
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Re: Levington DCC Layout

Postby Infrontcat » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:45 am

live-frog wrote:what's under the bridge ? does it go off onto a circuit or is it a dead end ?

The former "Line of Death" ;)
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