Green Wood Road. OO in a Shed

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Green Wood Road. OO in a Shed

Postby ollyg16 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:32 pm

Construction of Green Wood Rd is well under way.

Based very loosely on the station at Drumshanbo on the Cavan to Lietrim line.

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The basic idea is to have an enclosed "pod" in the garage that will keep out the nasties that plagued the last layout.

3m by 1m of scenery, a helix at each end and storage/fiddle yard underneath.

I plan to explore the dark mysteries of DCC.

The plan is to have the track permanently laid, but the surrounding areas modelled on "trays" that can be removed and taken away to be modelled. This will afford the luxury of retiring to the warmth of the kitchen table for modelling and photography, as well as being able to build several trays, all of different eras, scenes etc, all interchangeable.

I am not entirely sure that the theory will work in practice, but I am here for the journey, not the destination.

Anyway, progress so far:

Bottom layer installed, showing rough track plan. (Old backscene used for illustration only.)

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Next: build a brace of helix, build upper framework, lay track.
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Re: Green Wood Road HO

Postby mattmay05 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:44 pm

Kool looks like a nice little layout, Good luck with it, hope to see more progress!

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:49 pm

Things have progressed somewhat:

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And a video if you want to waste 3 minutes of your life:

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And if that has not left you comatose:

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:53 am

nice work, i like the spirals, a great way to save space. Just one thing tho, must restrict your train lengths if you want to use steam because of haulage capacity of steam locos.
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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby Drafty » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:19 pm

ollyg16 wrote:
The plan is to have the track permanently laid, but the surrounding areas modelled on "trays" that can be removed and taken away to be modelled. This will afford the luxary of retiring to the warmth of the kitchen table for modelling and photography, as well as being able to build several trays, all of different eras, scenes etc, all interchangable.



This sounds like an interesting idea, a nice track plan and tidy carpentry, I'll look forward to future updates!

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Sat May 09, 2009 11:06 pm

Helixes abandoned:

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Regression:

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Work started on extension:

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It's all very untidy, but getting there.

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby m.levin » Sat May 09, 2009 11:16 pm

Don't look to bad.

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby sheep21 » Sun May 10, 2009 8:11 am

getting there :)

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Tue May 12, 2009 10:35 pm

The extension is now taking shape.


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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Sun May 24, 2009 10:16 pm

I tidied the "other end" of the shed today, in preparation for building works at that end.

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This might give you an idea of how the shed will be boarded up to make the railway "room"

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Once it is boarded off one will have no idea you are in a tin shed, I hope.

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Thu May 28, 2009 9:31 am

Baseboards taking shape:

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Thu May 28, 2009 9:28 pm

Soliliquy continues:

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby hobby boy » Fri May 29, 2009 7:53 pm

good luck with your railway room. What type of board are you using??

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby ollyg16 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:03 pm

hobby boy wrote: What type of board are you using??


I was using ply, but have chanded to MDF.

The baseboards are more or less complete:

Short end:
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Long End:
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Thanks

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Re: Green Wood Road

Postby hobby boy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:41 am

I think that having the layout this way will make it more interesting.

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MODEDIT - Once again you have quoted the entire post above for no good reason. I am reviewing all your posts.
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