Lordsbridge MK3 a new beginning

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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby sishades » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:08 pm

Thats a lot of progress for one year. You make me feel rather lethargic.
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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby montyburns1982 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:19 pm

Loving the Permanent Way yard! Wonder what genius gave you that idea? :P :D :D
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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby bizzyd6405 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:01 am

montyburns1982 wrote:Loving the Permanent Way yard! Wonder what genius gave you that idea? :P :D :D


hmmm can't remember :lol: thou who ever it was was a wise man.

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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby slackbladder » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:21 am

Hi Darren, thank you for the pics of the updates. Its looking nothing short of amazing mate.

I love keeping an eye on this layout, gives me some good ideas and tips.

sb :)
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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby bizzyd6405 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:30 pm

slackbladder wrote:Hi Darren, thank you for the pics of the updates. Its looking nothing short of amazing mate.

I love keeping an eye on this layout, gives me some good ideas and tips.

sb :)


Thanx Slackbladder i'm glad that my attempt at modeling gives you some tips :D

After some advice from Gavin i have decided to re-wheel all my hornby railroad oil wagons with metals wheels and as Gavin said this makes a vast improvement on there running so thanx for the tip.

also while running a few errands for work i popped into a model shop which was probably a bad idea as i came out with this

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a hornby class 73 city of winchester it network southeast livery, thinking of trying a double head train with the class 73 in dutch livery now where did i put the dynamis instructions :lol:

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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby DonB » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:52 pm

Happy Birthday, Lordsbridge! :D :D

Darren - Your P/W yard is awesome... Great work!

One to watch...!
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Re: Lordsbridge- first birthday

Postby bizzyd6405 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:08 am

cheers DonB

right decided to have a play about with the village today i have ended up moving one of the railway cottages which is now next to the fire station and then moved the pub down into the space where the cottage used to be then i have added a petrol station and garge to the village, here's a quick mock up of what it should look like.

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need to add the scenics yet i've just painted the tarmac so need to let that dry first so i'm off to make another rubbish video i'll post it up later

cheers

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby bizzyd6405 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:37 pm

while i waited for the tarmac paint to dry i decided to have a go at adding some third rail's to Lordsbridge so it looks slighty more like the Medway Valley line and so that its ready for when the hornby 4 VEP is released.

Here's a couple of pics of where i'm up to.

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be intrested to see what you guys think.

all comments welcome including negative ones

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Darren

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby S_Jay » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:50 pm

Nothing negative from me. Jusr admiration. Job well done :)
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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:09 pm

bizzyd6405 wrote:Image


Hi Darren

Nice to see modified track - I think it always adds something to those layouts on which it appears. It may be worth spending ten minutes with a pair of pliars to iron that kink at the join in the above photo, but otherwise, top marks as usual :D

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby trainsandco » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:37 am

wowowowow

thats job well done!!!

very well done in deed!!

keep up the excellent work

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby jamest » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:51 am

Hi Darren,

I agree it looks pretty good.

I notice in the second picture looking at the station you appear to have a fishplate in the join of the thrid rail. I'm sure it's obvious enough to have occured to you as well, but could you use that to help on the curve join?

There are some nice electric locos being released - just means your budget has to stretch further now! :D

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby 50010Monarch » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:19 am

Looking good. Just a tip for you. Peco make packs of insulting pots for 3rd rail. If i remember correctly you slide them on the rail then drill a small hole on the end of the sleeper and glue them in. You would have to probably do every 4th sleeper but it makes the 3rd rail look top quality. and you can add the small bends at the end as per the real thing.

Buy never the less its looking real good.

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby bizzyd6405 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:50 pm

thanx for the replies guys, yeah i need to sort out the join in the curve this was a small test run to see what peoples reactions where i thought it looked good but some times i get a little carried away and rush ahead and do things without thing them thru all that well, but seen as you all like it i think i'll start adding it to the rest of the layout, well once i get some more hornby track i can use that is :oops:

here's a couple of pics of my repainted class 08

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some of the progress on the petrol station and garge

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couldn't resist putting this pic up

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cheers

Darren

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Re: Lordsbridge- now with third rail

Postby trainsandco » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:09 pm

bizzyd6405 wrote:Image


dont mean to be petite, but all petrol stations had/have a one way system dont they? only one way in and one way out and no turning.

just to help with realism......

its looking brilliant as always though :D

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