The Maidenfield Railway - OO - Modern, Diesel, UK

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rmg1919
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Postby rmg1919 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:28 am

Overdue progress update... Done some work on landscape (namely the cutting bit) together with some 'toe walls' (I think that's what they're called) and am pleased with the results...

See below for lots of photos and videos:

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The photo above pleases me: with everyday the railway gets a little more lifelike.

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The balsa strip, in the photo above, on the left is intended to be a 'toe wall' - and will be painted brick red and might even be 'brickified' depending on how things go...

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The photo above shows the three DC controllers I own... together they provide enough juice to run 2-3 trains.

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A quick snapshot of the wiring beneath the baseboard.

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The photo above shows the side without the 'toe wall'. I intend to paint the timber on this side of the track concrete to represent a small concrete retaining wall of a couple of feet... and add some vegetation growing out of the gaps.

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Videos of the FGW 57 taking a rake of Virgin Mk3s round Maidenfield on the FAST UP:

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FishBowlMan
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Postby FishBowlMan » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:43 am

Nice pics and vids there. I like the signal gantry...

... I need to get out more! :)

John.
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Postby mortyfootball » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:49 am

Great pics and vids RMG, keep up the good work.

You on nightshift or something?? :D

Shaun
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Postby dynamite25 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:16 am

Great progress pics and videos rmg looking forward to more of your layout,i must get more work done on mine and i think i will need a bigger memory card for my camera to take videos as i only 26secs on the card thats in it now.

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Postby Spavo » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:50 am

Yes super progress there well done, keep up the good work!

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Postby Ijdagger » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:14 am

Nice pics, looks like your making progress.

Nice videos aswell

Ian

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:42 am

Great going RMG...as usual! The toe wall is a great idea and the concrete retainer will look equally good in time I'm sure. It has really taken shape now and no longer look at all 'train-set'ish!

Cheers

Tim
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Postby BrotherWolf » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:09 am

Great pics, love the gentle curve in the trackwork.

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Postby Derek » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:20 am

Looking good rmg.
I especially like the bridges; will this one have a centre support?
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Postby waz » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:23 am

Nice one RMG !!!! Great movement and flow round the reverse curve. Nice to see. keep going son.

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Postby westbrom » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:17 pm

Layout is coming along great now rmg, looking really good. Smashing pics and vids.


Neil

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rmg1919
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Postby rmg1919 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:41 pm

Thanks for all the positive feedback.

In terms of the bridge pictured, it will indeed have a centre support. I also need to get stuck into building the other bridge at the other end of the cutting (i.e. nearest the station) which will be an access road to the station... though, it is unlikely that this second bridge will have a central support as I don't think there's enough room between the tracks... it gets a bit crowded!!!

I also need to sort out some sort of backing material (hardboard?) to put a backscene on, and to butt the 'scenery' bit up to...

Anyway, thanks again for kind words.

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:49 pm

I don't think there's enough room between the tracks... it gets a bit crowded!!!

Sorry if you've already considered this and already found it a naff idea, but have you considered simply using a nice thin, tall Hornby hi-level pier for this? I only ask 'cos I've got three that I shall be using for that very purpose!

Hope it helps mate

Tim
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Postby Class 60 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:01 pm

Great progress and vids ther mate,

It will look good when you start doing more on the scenery 8)

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Postby rmg1919 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:58 pm

Just done a bit more this evening.

1) Tunnel portal on the depot/TMD side of the layout. Have also used some polystyrene (thanks to Mikol for the tip) to represent some chalk through a mini-cutting.

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2) You can see towards the back of this photo the wood that will support the road that will curl down the hillside to the level crossing and into the village.

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3) This will in the fullness of time be one big hillside!

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4) This time, the level crossing is viewed from the other side. In the foreground on the 2 'slow' tracks there will be one platform on the left-hand track, with a village scene in the space on the board.

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5) A quick snap of the mini concrete retaining walls I've painted. Once they've been weathered a bit more, and some weeds have been added; and the landscaping behind them finished, they will hopefully look quite good...

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Infrontcat wrote:Sorry if you've already considered this and already found it a naff idea, but have you considered simply using a nice thin, tall Hornby hi-level pier for this?


Good idea! Will certainly consider it - Just hope that there's enough room for it!!


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