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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oswestry station
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Postby oswestry station » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:22 pm

That is up there with my other 2 favourites, dinmore mannors small engine shed, parkway junction and this are my most favourite layouts ever, incredibly inspiring. its just incredible !!! especialy the "disused" branch, brilliant.
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Postby Infrontcat » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:28 pm

Oozes atmosphere. Love the Bachman 9Fs in a kind of 'I hate you 'cos I haven't got them myself and I'm frightfully jealsous' sort of way :wink:

Lovely old Lord of the Isles. I think that's the one my grandad 'gave' to my father because it didn't work (he was a tight old wotsit :roll: ). Sadly even the genius of Eddie next door couldn't get the little bas*ard to work :(

Like the disused branchline too!
"Kashi-mashi, kashi-mashi..."

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British Rail
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Postby British Rail » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:07 pm

Hi , thats an excellent layout great pics to :D Although I am not the biggest fan of steam I really like the layout It looks great :D



Thanks

BR

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Class 60
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Postby Class 60 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:56 pm

Great pics and a brilliant layout 8)

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Dave777
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Postby Dave777 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:53 am

Pete wrote:How long has it taken to build the layout to this point?


Yes, that's my question too. I've mentioned on here about large layouts taking 5 or 10 years to 'complete' and I get the impression people think that's unrealistic. While this is a VERY large layout it should give us some idea (also useful to know if it was all done by one person, how much time they could commit to it each week, etc (eg, were they working))
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Andrew Morrow
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Postby Andrew Morrow » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:55 pm

i don't even know what to say - that blew my mind :D . Your Dad is a legend! 8)

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Blue_Dalek
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Jan 12 photo update

Postby Blue_Dalek » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:15 pm

Hey all,

My Dad has sent me these final pics. They are not sorted, but I will edit this post later tonight so they are somewhat sorted, and will also add captions. Can't do this as I am at work and don't have the time.

My Dad has also responded to alot of your questions, and will post those also.

Anyhow.. enjoy the pics!


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cloudwalker921
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Postby cloudwalker921 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:33 pm

Wow! That in definetely the best layout I've ever seen on this site! (I've been lurking on here for a while :lol: )

If I ever have the space and money later in life, I am definetely making a layout like that! :D :D

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Andrew Morrow
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Postby Andrew Morrow » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:28 pm

it just gets better and better. 8)

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Re: Jan 12 photo update

Postby mumbles » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:34 pm

Blue_Dalek wrote:
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i love this shot, all great stuff as ever, can i come round to play?
also, i get the impression that parts of this layout have evolved, in that they have been 'finished' and then unmodelled to be able to start again? it really is an inspiring layout. if ever i am caught looking at this forum at work and get talking about layouts its the one i come to to show off the 'hobby' [after mine of course :wink:]
michael

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Postby Class 60 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:17 pm

I would ask for the track plan but i think you would need a very big space to replicate this superb layout 8)

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Whatnothomas
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Postby Whatnothomas » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:11 pm

Truelly a work of art. The best large layout Ive ever seen.

Thanks for posting the pictures

Andrew
I buy trains because I like them, and I know that bit should not go there. But I`m happy.

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HO train man
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Postby HO train man » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:41 pm

WOW! I dont think it can get any better than this!

what scale is it?

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Postby cloudwalker921 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:38 pm

HO train man wrote:WOW! I dont think it can get any better than this!

what scale is it?

I'm almost certain it's OO :)

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Postby westbrom » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:51 pm

Great pics and layout.


Neil


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