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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:35 pm

quick update, work has been slow going this week, just made a start on the tunnel/hill section of the layout. also had a change of mind about what train's to run i've decided that instead of sticking to a certain area/company i will just run what train's i like, and final hopefully by the end of the month i should have gone dcc, then it will be time to do the scenic sections :D,
if anyones intrested let me know and i post a few more pics of my recent work

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Darren

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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby Graymee » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:19 pm

Good to hear that your going DCC Darren.

Get some pics posted! We are interested in any progress, however small, and besides which it's a good record fo you t look back on wn thewhole thing is finished. I've posted all kind of niff-naff on mine but it's purely selfish. :wink: :lol:

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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:45 pm

hay thought i post some pics of the progress on Lordsbridge first up we have two overview pics

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now here's a a close up of the steam shed

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and the goods yard

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at some point i plan to put a loading stage with a crane in front of the goods shed.
and final a my lovely southern loco's :D soon to be joined by a N15 well thats if i manage to get it off ebay.

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any way hope you all enjoyed the pics

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Darren

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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby ste234 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:15 pm

Nice, little layout, it will look great when you crack on with the scenery! do you have any ideas of if you want hills or other scenic stuff :)
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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:35 pm

hay ste234, yeah i have the scenery all planned and i've started work on a hill and tunnel section at the mo, plus after having a look around for a decent church for my layout i settled for a metcalfe kit after i got a couple of recommandations off of people so here it is i think it's looks good especialy as it's my first attempt at building anysort of model kit :D

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let me know what you think?

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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby ste234 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:03 pm

Looks great, better than i can do :lol:
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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:45 pm

quick update, the hill/tunnel is coming along nicely hopefully have it finished by the weekend :D then i'm of to the exhibition on saturday, when i hope to pick up my dcc controller and a couple of decoders for my loco's also taking delivery of some gravestones to go with my new church, a loading stage with crane from the skaledale range which now sits next to the goods shed, and a distance signal. hoping to start ballasting nest week :D
also my fleet of loco's has grown got myself a schools class of ebay so hopefully that will arrive in the next few day's
final just wonderted if anyone had used the hornby SkaleLighting as i was thinking of using it? is it any good?

as pics will follow soon if your interested

Darren

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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:06 pm

well heres a few pics of my ebay bargin!! :D

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and now all my southern locos

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hope you like

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Re: lordsbridge a 6x4 steam layout

Postby bizzyd6405 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:41 pm

well attended the london festival of railway modleing over the weekend, saw some fantastic layouts!! and spent far to much money :o , well first a little update Lordsbridge has now gone dcc i pick up a bachmann ez command dynamis at the show along with several decoders for my loco's, got the whole layout wired up now and starting to get used to the dcc control thou i did almost have a head on crash earlier :oops: but practices makes perfect :D aslo my loco fleet has grown again as i purchased a class 25 loco at the show as well which is now happily hauling freight around Lordsbridge also just ordered of hattons the last of the point motors so be the end of the week i will hopefully have them installed.

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:35 pm

update time :) !!

well the tunnel is finally finished :D , now getting ready to ballast the track and have to admit i'm a bit nervous about doing the points, any suggestions would be great as i don't want to glue them in postion so all advice will be gratefully received.

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby ChrisWV10 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:15 pm

ooh bargains! We like bargains :) Like the t9 as well. One of the things I'm quite envious of is the huge range of steam locos in OO compared to N (at least in dcc ready). Tho' it's getting better.

The church looks great. I've got a metcalfe kit I'm trying to summon the courage to start on but it's ummm.... a lot of years since my airfix days (loads of ww2 planes dangling from the ceiling in my room c.1979)

Can't help with the ballasting advice, but there's lots on here in different threads. I cheated and put d/s sticky tape under the track then put ballast over it and it sticks to the tape between the sleepers. It looks ok (not great, but better than none) but I wouldn't do it that way again.

Keep the pics coming.. it's looking good. :)
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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:31 pm

yeah the schools class was a great bargin 30 quid off ebay, took a while to fit the decoder but now i have it works well, happily pulling three SR Maunsell carriages, and your right the range of 00 steam is impressive almost brought an hornby N15 the other day but the other half pointed out that we need the money for the holiday :x oh well maybe next month lol and chris you should have a go at the metcalfe kit as i found it easy to make it has clear instructions and as i stated earlier it was the first model kit i've ever bulit also they are enjoyable to make as well.

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby ChrisWV10 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:42 pm

Holiday? Who needs holidays when there's trains to test (play with) ?! :D

With regard to the metcalfe kit I'm Just a bit apprehensive about a cardboard kit as opposed to a plastic one. I'll give it a whirl at the weekend or maybe one eve this week if I get (don't waste) time. It's about time I updated my layout thread with some progress!

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:52 pm

yeah i know what ya mean chris and as for the metcalfe kit it looks good alongside my skaledale range to look at it it looks good and it's hard to tell the difference so i say go for it :D

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Re: Lordsbridge

Postby bizzyd6405 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:42 am

picture time!!

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quick pic of the loco shed with my new bachmann class 25, along with my T9 and Schools.

and also one of my favourite trains, Does quite go with the layout but hay lol

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