Dad's Layout

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
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Dave777
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Postby Dave777 » Wed May 17, 2006 5:46 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Just a little shunting layout he knocked up in a couple of weekends then eh?! 8)

Impressive stuff.
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Postby waz » Wed May 17, 2006 5:48 pm

Awesome my friend, Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards

BILL.

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Postby Raider » Wed May 17, 2006 5:49 pm

Just seen the photos of the control panels - hope you have a wiring diagram for if anything goes wrong.

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diagram?

Postby Blue_Dalek » Wed May 17, 2006 6:01 pm

A diagram? lol

It gives me a headache when I look at it.. no diagram, but my Dad does not seem to have any trouble isolating the issue when, in the albeit very rare, occourance of one.

Last few pics.. taken about 2 weeks ago when I was last at my parents place. Showcase of a newly purchased Lima Class 73 in NSE. A limited Edition model (#39 of 350) 'Kent & East Sussex Railway'...

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hmm.. I wonder WHO is around? ;)
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Postby Raider » Wed May 17, 2006 6:07 pm

My dad was the same as that - I always put it down to his RAF training tho

He was also colour blind, so wiring was always interesting :wink:

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Training

Postby Blue_Dalek » Wed May 17, 2006 6:11 pm

My dad never had any kind of formal electronic training, or anything of that sort. He's been doing model railways since he was a kid, so.. 45+years or so. I think by now, it just comes to him naturally.

I opted to go DCC.. MUCH less wiring and headache's :)
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Last few

Postby Blue_Dalek » Wed May 17, 2006 6:22 pm

I know I said the last post was it.. but I found some more..

GWR branch service
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An overview of Draperton. This is one of the main terminus. There are two other main line stations, three branch stations and a 3rd terminus station under construction
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My layout

Postby Blue_Dalek » Thu May 18, 2006 7:07 am

To see my BR Blue layout under construction, see this :

http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Fo ... 0486#20486
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Postby Dave777 » Thu May 18, 2006 7:56 am

I'm finding some of the stuff on the walls equally interesting.
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Postby Derek » Thu May 18, 2006 7:57 am

Your dad has one heck of a layout there, Blue_Dalek, it's huuuuge!!
And it really shows how effective different track levels can be :)

One other thing I like is the track laid diagonally across the layout, the ninth picture down on the first set (GWR loco (Castle ?) with four choc+cream carriages), very effective.

Thanks for posting the pics.

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Postby ledgero2 » Thu May 18, 2006 8:52 am

wow that is incredible. i wish i had time and space to create a beauty like that :D
One day i'll fall out of the clouds and build a layout!!

http://adam-ledger.fotopic.net -my photo site

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Postby waz » Thu May 18, 2006 9:07 am

Hi Blue!!

I feel that I should pass some glorious comment on the layout photos but alas I am gobsmacked and totaly lost for words.

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BILL.

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Postby mikem » Thu May 18, 2006 10:13 am

Fantastic!! :D
Will I ever open all these red and yellow boxes?

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Postby westbrom » Thu May 18, 2006 1:10 pm

Nice pics, and what a smashing large layout. I wish i had that amount of room for mine.


Neil

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thanks!

Postby Blue_Dalek » Thu May 18, 2006 4:22 pm

Thanks to everyone for the fantastic comments!

The stuff on the walls is various nic nacks, pictures and collectibles tht my father has collected over the years. Some photo's, some limited edition loco's (Wrenn Corfe Castle & Tavistok, Lima Bluebell Railway & Royal Alex) and some memorabilia from the Toronto Transit Comission. the lights in the ceilings are actually the body light fictures out of decomissioned TTC Subway (underground) cars. The cars that they are out of were actually made in England by the Glouster Wagon and ???? Company.

This is the third layout that my Dad has constructed. Seeing as he has moved three times. Some of the sections have remained intact for the most part, such as Draperton. If memory serves, it has survived all three moves intact, as has Brookfield Jct.

The layout has two operational levels, and 3 (i think) underground storage levels. At last count, we had 190+ loco's on the layout, with more still in boxes. I shudder to think of the number of coaches & good rolling stock we own.

Any other questions and comments are welcomed and appreciated!

Derek
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