m.levin's layout thread

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby mumbles » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:52 am

Nice one Martin. That HST looks awesome. I especially like the detail on the wheel discs :lol:

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks mumbles
Swapping wheels on the axels was fun!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby End2end » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:00 pm

COR! look at that! :o Probably the longest HST train I've seen modelled. :D
And that woodwork!! :shock: I wish I had your skills.
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:27 pm

The reason I needed to improve the traction of the HST power cars was for it to climb the gradients on the reversing loops.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Mountain » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:20 am

m.levin wrote:The reason I needed to improve the traction of the HST power cars was for it to climb the gradients on the reversing loops.

I could do with improving mine also. I run a 7 coach set like they used to from Paddington to Swansea and west Wales. I use the shorter Hornby coaches for two reasons. One is I have them and they ride well. The other is the overall length, being reduced tends to fit better in smaller spaces and yet it looks OK.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:27 pm

These are the jouef coaches.
We have removed the molded white line, which may of cost us a shorter life!! Some of the coaches are like they are made from asbestos! Some of the coaches flex and others are quite brittle!
Added some detail and painted.
Removed the couplings (awaiting replacements)
Removed the wheels ordered a load of sets and realised we needed to swap the axels, a nasty job!
Fitted brake discs to the wheels.
Put on transfers, still ongoing!
Glazing to replace, old was clear needs to be smoked.
Some detail corrections to complete on the roofs.
Lighting maybe!
Should of held out for Oxford ones!!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Lee » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:53 pm

Thanks for the pic update Mart, any chance of a full layout pic if that is possible :?: i love to see this stage of the layouts 8)

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby GROTLAND » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:29 am

It's interesting to see how much space a full HST takes up....a lot! It looks the business already and don't worry about the Oxfords, they won't look as good as the Jouefs. Did you order some Keen close couplers? I'd like to see how well they work/how easy to fit....might need floor surgery.

Have you removed all the buffers yet? Save them for me if you can to fit to some Lima mk2's.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:52 pm

Your HST would have a power car in both of my stations at the same time :)
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:58 pm

Bufferstop, thats means you could get on the front end of the train, start walking down it, and after it traveled to the next stop, you would get out at the same station! :o
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Just about! The only way I could replicate that occurrence would involve lifting the gate on the end of my storage tracks, and catching the coaches as they fell off the end. ATM the only service I've replicated with the (almost) correct stock is the GWR's, pre WW2, high speed morning railcar from Birmingham to Cardiff running non stop from the storage sidings to my hands beyond the bridge at the other end of the line.
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby End2end » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:02 pm

It brings a whole new meaning to "catching the train" :lol:
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:54 pm

Lee wrote:Thanks for the pic update Mart, any chance of a full layout pic if that is possible :?: i love to see this stage of the layouts 8)

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I will when I can work out how to attach a photo from my phone

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:44 pm

GROTLAND wrote:It's interesting to see how much space a full HST takes up....a lot! It looks the business already and don't worry about the Oxfords, they won't look as good as the Jouefs. Did you order some Keen close couplers? I'd like to see how well they work/how easy to fit....might need floor surgery.

Have you removed all the buffers yet? Save them for me if you can to fit to some Lima mk2's.


Agreed these will make oxfords look poor :wink:
I’ve not ordered the keens yet but will at some point, have a number of things I need to order, but putting a little shopping list together.
I will do what I can to remove the buffers in one bit.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby nickbrad » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:59 pm

Just been catching up on this thread, I may have some parts for your footbridge laying around somewhere. Gimme a few days and i'll see what I can dig out. Fantastic layout btw.


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