Andrew's garage layout - Hookstoke Junction

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby briantwigley » Wed May 27, 2009 12:36 pm

I think that a borough is an area (such as in london there are different boroughs and a different council controls each area)

I always wanted to be a town planner.

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed May 27, 2009 1:07 pm

briantwigley wrote:I think that a borough is an area (such as in london there are different boroughs and a different council controls each area)

I always wanted to be a town planner.


I think that boroughs were originally fortified townships - areas where commerce could be protected by a militia. This is why they had their own councils - it was primarily for organising the town's defence. Etymologically, there are all kinds of offshoots - we get 'borough' from the same source as 'burglar', 'bourgoise' and even 'iceberg'.

As for 'brough' meaning 'a stream' (in my part of the world, a 'sheugh') - is there some connection then between 'brough' and 'brook'?

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby ste234 » Wed May 27, 2009 2:16 pm

So does towns like Middlesbrough mean middle-town? :lol:
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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed May 27, 2009 2:42 pm

A quick shufti round t'interweb suggests that 'Middlesbrough' was once 'Mydilsburgh', and the theory is that it got the name for being the only religiously-important settlement between the Christian centres of Whitby and Durham. It was the 'middle borough' between them. But, reading further, it would appear that this is only a theory, and no one is really too sure!

Isn't etymology* fun?
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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby TerryB » Wed May 27, 2009 4:39 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:
As for 'brough' meaning 'a stream' (in my part of the world, a 'sheugh') - is there some connection then between 'brough' and 'brook'?



Hmmm ....possibly .. :?
I was'nt aware myself of the difference twixt Brough & Borough until I realised my error of the missing "O" with my station nameboard ...which came about as a result of me living in the village of Greasbrough [on the outskirts of Rotherham] and ...errrr :oops: just being used to writing my address as ending in "brough" .... :oops: :|
So I googled my village.
http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/district/gbrough.htm
It seems the name [in this instance] was derived from "Grassy Brook".

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby hobby boy » Fri May 29, 2009 5:37 pm

i've now installed a new point motor and it's wired up. Pictures will come in an hour or too

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby B@rney » Fri May 29, 2009 10:19 pm

hobby boy wrote:i've now installed a new point motor and it's wired up. Pictures will come in an hour or too

Hobby Boy


Why??

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby bigbob » Fri May 29, 2009 10:33 pm

B@rney wrote:
hobby boy wrote:i've now installed a new point motor and it's wired up. Pictures will come in an hour or too

Hobby Boy


Why??



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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby hobby boy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:53 pm

here are the pictures (sorry they are late) of my newly installed point motor. It is a seep pm2.
enjoy!

Motor Wired up:
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Motor Intalled:
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Point with the motor on:
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I can't beleive it works :D
I held it by screws as it was easier at the time.

by the way, progress will be slow these couple of weeks due to a pocket money problem.

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Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby briantwigley » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:16 pm

Can't believe you managed to get 5 pictures out of a point motor installation!

I have a good way to solve these problems you have with money, get a job!

Thats how I got money, No easy cash for me. Well depends how you see Tesco!

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby mattmay05 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:35 pm

maybe you should quit your job and try and find another?

Im fed up with people saying that its not that easy! Ive been out of work for a year an a half, its tough, you guys who have jobs dont relize how lucky you are.

Anyway back to trains
Good progress there! Im yet to wire up all my layout motors.. ive got all the parts but i just need to get round to wiring it up!

Keep up the good progress, ive done things on a budget so dont listen you will be fine! hard times for all.

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby hobby boy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:05 pm

mattmay05 wrote:Anyway back to trains
Good progress there! Im yet to wire up all my layout motors.. ive got all the parts but i just need to get round to wiring it up!

Keep up the good progress, ive done things on a budget so dont listen you will be fine! hard times for all.


I even have 4 extra motors which means i have 7 and i have 5 switches. (3 of each are in use)
i need to get 2 more switches.
I have got a budget - my pocket money (i have to do jobs round the house and i get paid in normally £5 if i earn't enough, but if i do loads of jobs, i sometimes get £10)

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Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby bigbob » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:40 pm

Start something else then, ballast is £1 a bag or do some scenery work!


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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby hobby boy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:48 pm

i'm going to start my scenery work after all the point motors are installed, that shouldn't take too long if i do loads of extra work or getting peco switches (plus extra work)
Well i have got some scenery on my layout: 3 point motors, 1 signal box, 1 water tower and crane, (soon) a station. I have already made my own building (but need to paint it) to hide my peco point motor.

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I have this engine like the picture :) GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank
Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

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Re: hobby boys layout - Hookstoke Junction

Postby itsmee13 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:25 am

thats comming on well m8
Oh well we all make mistakes as the hedge hog said to the hair brush


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