Dad's Layout

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Postby heinz » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:03 am

Listen to this man lol

Post more pictures, really is a pleasure to look at them.

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Postby m.levin » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:14 am

I love this picture
I like how it shows an uneven non straight lenght of track, just how some of UKs lines are

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Postby sanctuary » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:36 am

Fantastic Very impressive, How do you keep all the track clean ?
Tight Lines Aidan

Linka to Pawford Layout

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Postby BrotherWolf » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:42 am

Great Pics........glad we have BB!

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:03 pm

Really great pictures and a really great layout. Were the trains moving when you took the photos or were the trains strategically placed.


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Postby Class 60 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:34 pm

I wish i had your father's layout (drool's) ........... (after mopping up the floor) Its a fantastic layout and great pictures 8)

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Postby westbrom » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:16 pm

Great pics, great layout.


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Postby Road Stone » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:32 pm

Many thanks. Great stuff, many ideas for my own layout.
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Postby bunji » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:56 pm

Wow! :shock: Simply stunning! I wish I had that in my room. :)

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Postby ClikC » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:35 pm

Pete wrote:Hi

Smashing layout, lovely scenery.

Could you tell me what the green loco with the 84 on it is and what sort of period this this is from.

Similarly the EM2, when were these used?

Please post more pics.


The Green loco with 84 in the headcode pannel is a Split box Class 37/0 (or English Electric Type 3), the colour sceam is the early all over British Railways Green, as seen on the class from introduction in 1960, it was later replace by Green with yellow warning pannel on the nose, then that was replaced by all yellow nose.

The EM2 is a DC passenger locomotive used on the woodhead route, only 7 were built, All seven were named after characters from Greek mythology. All were withdrawn in 1968, then were transfered to Dutch Railways in 1969.

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Postby Infrontcat » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:59 pm

Walking in a railway wonderland.....
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Postby Lofty » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:53 pm

Love it 8)


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Postby Blue_Dalek » Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:43 pm

Thanks for all the comments!

My Dad checks this site from time to time to see what people are saying. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the forum, and we'll do our best to reply to them as best we can.

Now, for some updates..

The station that I had a brain fart about, is called 'Limply Stoke'

The correct spelling is 'Dibley'

What I had listed as a Triang EMU is actually a Hornby Dublo EMU.

The green diesel with '84' on the front is a Bachmann 37 as noted earlier by ClikC.

The EM2, I honestly don't know a whole lot about the prototype, but ClikC beat me to the punch line. The actuall model was picked up from eBay about a year and a half ago for about $200 cdn. No box, but in near perfect condition. Pantographs are in working order, and as you can see, that is how my Dad powers it. A little noisy (as with all models from that era) but runs very very smoothly over all track & point work.

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Postby Blue_Dalek » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:14 pm

A couple more pics taken while I was home over the holidays..





Station Pilots @ Dibley :



Self explanatory :

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Postby tinsleytmd » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:43 pm

That layout is amazing why cant every dad have a layout like that i want to come & run trains thats a great layout & 190 odd locos jesus that must make the insurance sky high noticed some of the old triang engines especially the 0-4-0 pantograph locos are worth a bomb i have a freind who collects triang & he told me whats worth the most

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