A truly British Layout, constructed in France

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DavidM
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby DavidM » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:16 pm

Infrontcat wrote:
DavidM wrote:Image

Mate, that is a magnificent picture....AidAANNNN! Get thissun on the next NRM Exhibition ;)

Cheers

Tim


Thanks Tim, even though I have digitally remastered the background, a photo from about 5 miles where we live in France, it fits in quite well.
I will post a new photo with the actual background when I shoot some more photos.

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Another one of the Midland Pullman

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and one of the Goods Yard.

Good night all

DavidM

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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby Spavo » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:58 pm

Dear oh Lord......

This layout goes straight into the top 5 of layouts I would most like to see in real life, just stunning.

Gav.
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby skylark » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:32 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: would be an understatement!!

Interested that it is DCC. I am building a layout, is DCC readily available in N gauge, did you find it hard to find decoders etc??

Thanks

Ben
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:35 pm

skylark wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: would be an understatement!!

Interested that it is DCC. I am building a layout, is DCC readily available in N gauge, did you find it hard to find decoders etc??

Thanks

Ben


I dont think it is DCC thats what makes it all the more impressive
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby DavidM » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:20 pm

Hi to you all,
NO it is NOT DCC. If you go to my first post I explain briefly what it is.
Re decoders for N gauge, I understand from the Model Railway press that decoders are available, but I think it depends on the age and type of loco, as to whether they can be fitted. There is no doubt that all new ones within the last three years can be fitted with decoders, albeit a fiddly excercise.
Better eyes than mine these days!
See you soon
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby skylark » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:59 pm

sorry, i didn't see cab control the first time round, and saw DCC, my mistake...even more impressive though, as has been said above!
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby lmsrail » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:31 am

One hell of a layout you have there.
Keep up the good work, and keep the pics flooding in :wink:
Regards, Jed

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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby DavidM » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:36 pm

Well folks, the devil has awoken. Trip to UK was to celebrate my Mothers 100th birthday, and went very well. Included a trip to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway on their 40's weekend. Costumery and atmosphere were excellent.
Well, back in wet France and in the middle of this Financial Crisis maybe it's time to cheer us up with a few more photos.
By the way, if anybody wishes any advise or help, please ask. I will be doing when I need it.

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Buxton Coaling Plant, built 1936, this one 2005.

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Midland Train Shed Trackside.

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Midland Pullman Arriving from Millers Dale !!!

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Midland Side when busy - very

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Midland Train Shed through Paxton window.

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LMS Inspection saloon, from a Farish Mk1

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Bird's eye view of Buxton Stations January 07

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And finally for tonight, a view of a good old SUPER D in the Midland Goods Yard.
Bon Nuit to all, more later.

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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby sanctuary » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:30 am

Infrontcat wrote:
DavidM wrote:Image

Mate, that is a magnificent picture....AidAANNNN! Get thissun on the next NRM Exhibition ;)

Cheers

Tim


First let me apologise for my lateness in admiring your magnificent Model Layout (I've had computer problems) As Tim points out your layout pictures are terrific and I'd love to feature some of them in the next NRM Virtual Exhibition with your permission.

Please take a look at this thread for an example of a NRM Virtual exhibition.
Tight Lines Aidan

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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby DavidM » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:20 pm

Sanctuary wrote
I'd love to feature some of them in the next NRM Virtual Exhibition with your permission.


I will grant permission, on the proviso that they cannot be downloaded and copied. My reason being that one day
I may produce a book, comparing the Real Buxton at the time of the layout and my layout.
By the way I have around 600 photos of varying standards, and times during layout construction.

All the best Aidan, please let me know if more info required.

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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby sanctuary » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:36 am

No problem there as they become part of a flash video and a screen grab still from that would give very poor image quality.

Thanks again for the great pictures
Tight Lines Aidan



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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby TerryB » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:11 am

:D :shock: :D :shock: WOW ..... :D
I've only just caught up with this layout/thread.
I can honestly say that its only the second time I have instantly recognised the location of a layout without reading the station totems,signal box signs and the accompnying texts.
Brilliant ....Well Done ....I'm looking forward to seeing more of this thread.

my best regards
Terry
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby brendan » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:16 pm

i think i am developing layout envy

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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby lawrs1 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:47 pm

I have only two words for this layout




Absolutly Stunning
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Re: A truly British Layout, constructed in France

Postby Lee » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:39 pm

Hi DavidM,

Thanks for the recent pics nice to see more angles of the layout the track work is truly spectacular, i must ask though how is this layout for running do you get many derailments etc and if not whats the key to this good success, why i ask on my old layout the derailment is one thing i could not seem to stop and its something i do not want in my new layout im trying my best to get the track as striaght and neat as possible to hopefully stop this problem in the future.

Lee
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