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Postby Blue_Dalek » Sun May 14, 2006 2:01 am

Hello everyone!

Was bored at work today and came across this site for the first time. Immediatly loved it! Just wanted to stop in and say hi!

I've been looking for a place to post my layout as it progresses through the various stages. I don't have any pics (yet!) but will have some soon! this is my first layout of my own. Previously I have been working on one of my Dad's 40's-60's era layout. Predominatly SR, with my GWR loco's and the occasional LNER, LMS aliens. he is modelling a wide era so that he can run both, the big four, and BR Green with early diesels. We really like the Bachmann 37's and 25's.

My layout is apx 25' x 11' with an operating space in the middle.. a plan will follow also.

The layout uses Peco code 100 points and Atlas flex & snap track. I opted to go with the Atlas for flex as it has holes pre-made in the ties for use with track nails, ect and is far more flexible than the Peco versions. Price was also a consideration, as here in Canada, Peco flex are about $5 each compared to Atlas at $3.85. No 2nd thought required when choosing Peco points, all streamline, for obvious reasons. Some Peco and Hornby set track points will be used in staging yards and sidings.

Control is by the MRC Prodigy Advance DCC system, and the chips are predominatly the TCS T1. TCS has some smaller ones that I will have to use in loco's with less room inside, but the model # escapes me at the moment.

I am modelling the mid-late 1980's, in a fictitional area that borders on the old Network Southeast and Western Regions.

For your borwsing pleasure, I present my loco fleet. An (*) indicates DCC ready models. The non-DCC will have appropriate decoders fitted to them.

HORNBY

31 174 BR Blue *
31 270 BR Blue *
31 110 Civil Engineers *
50 007 GWR Green 'Sir Edward Elgar' *
50 035 BR Blue Large Logo 'Ark Royal' *
50 004 BR Blue Large Logo 'St Vincent' *
50 003 Network Southeast 'Superb' *
58 001 Railfreight
58 003 Railfreight Subsector 'Markham Colliery'
58 007 Railfreight
47 541 BR Blue 'The Queen Mother'
47 712 BR Blue Large Logo 'Lady Diana Spencer'
47 573 Network Southeast 'The London Standard'
37 207 BR Blue 'William Cookworthy'
08 402 BR Blue *
43 **** Intercity Executive (power & dummy)

BACHMANN

37 678 Railfreight *
37 431 Intercity 'Bullidae' *
37 038 BR Blue *
20 063 BR Blue * (run as pair with 20 058)
20 058 BR Blue * (run as pair with 20 063)
25 054 BR Blue *
158xxx Network Southeast 'City of Exeter'

LIMA

50 043 BR Blue Large Logo 'Eagle'
50 023 Network Southeast 'Howe'
50 017 Network Southeast 'Royal Oak'
73 142 BR Blue Large Logo 'Broadlands'
73 108 BR Blue (dead motor, gears removed, run as pair with 73 142)
73 126 Network Southeast 'Kent & East Sussex Railway'
47 838 Intercity Executive
47 423 BR Blue/NSE 'Scepter'
47 701 Network Southeast 'Old Oak Common'

DAPOL

56 001 Railfreight Subsector

Rolling stock will be freight and passenger of the era. Mostly Mk1's & Mk2's in both BR Blue and NSE. A train of each BR Blue and IC Executive Mk3's and a single set of Mk4's in the IC Executive livery. Freight will be VEA, VDA, OOA and other railfreight wagons & hoppers.

Feedback, comments and suggestions are welcome :)
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Postby Phat Controller » Sun May 14, 2006 4:15 am

WOW! :shock:
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Postby Ironduke » Sun May 14, 2006 6:05 am

Welcome to the forum, er... Mr Dalek
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Look forward to seeing your layout :^)
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Postby Dave777 » Sun May 14, 2006 8:10 am

Just a few then.


Welcome aboard, will look forward to some pics.
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Postby dr5euss » Sun May 14, 2006 8:28 am

Nice fleet, but we want pictures.....we want pictures :roll: :wink: !

Welcome aboard :D !

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Postby transrail » Sun May 14, 2006 9:48 am

Welcome aboard!!

Nice selection of 'real' locos there. :P Can't wait to see pics.

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Postby Raider » Sun May 14, 2006 9:48 am

Welcome to the forum - that is one big collection of locos.

Look forward to seeing you layout soon

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Postby matzo » Sun May 14, 2006 10:16 am

welcome, remember ur boss is watchin U!
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Postby Tepic » Sun May 14, 2006 10:16 am

That sounds great! Can't wait to see it.

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Postby cold-ash » Sun May 14, 2006 11:10 am

Welcome! My fleet withers in comparison!
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Postby waz » Sun May 14, 2006 11:24 am

Hi Blue!!!

Nice to here from you. I hope you enjoy the forum.

I look forward to seeing some photos shortly. Or why not post some video.

Regards

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Postby grippets » Sun May 14, 2006 11:26 am

Welcome mate, sounds like a great layout :D
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Postby kev-ster » Sun May 14, 2006 1:23 pm

welcome fella
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Postby surf1845 » Sun May 14, 2006 4:20 pm

Welcome!

So....you're loaded then..... :D


Looking forward to the pics.


Les

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Postby joshing_man » Sun May 14, 2006 4:46 pm

So....you're loaded then.....


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Welcome mate, nice big layout and plenty of stock to choose from. Looking forward to seeing the plan and some pics.

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