Metrocamel's layout **new station pics added**.

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Metrocamel
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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:00 pm

Well I a'int done anything more on the layout but here are a couple of videos for you all.
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58050 changes from the inner loop to run the outer line.
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A candidate for the world's shortest home video!
"Out of commission become a pillbox, out of ammo become a bunker, out of time... become heroes"
Layout updated 18/10/09!
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Postby Metrocamel » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:02 pm

Anyone who has looked at my layout site recently will know that I plan to add a quarry to my layout.
It will mean the station has to be small er and have only one track and platform but will add a new dimension to the layout and another tunnel with more sidings.

What do you all think of this idea then?
"Out of commission become a pillbox, out of ammo become a bunker, out of time... become heroes"
Layout updated 18/10/09!
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Postby Danny » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:12 pm

Good videos mate. I think you should add the quarry it will give you more operating interest, it don't matter too much about the station being smaller if you run smaller trains.

Bit off topic but I just found out what your name is off the other day. I got on the train home from town and looked down so as not to slip down the gap and it said "Metro-camel" on the floor. So now I know :).

Danny.

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Postby f1_mw » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:48 pm

Looking good MetroCamel. :)

Just been looking through your website, some good stuff on there, but it's *very* difficult to read with those backgrounds... :?
Chris M.

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Postby suchahampal » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:24 pm

dr5euss wrote:Hi Ron,

I also have a couple. Here are the measurements (hope you don't mind, Metrocamel):

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I have a article from model rail about that.
Sorry the post is so late. :oops: It's probably useless now.
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Sorry about the picture size.

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Postby Metrocamel » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:16 pm

The picture isn't too big I don't think but people have different screen sizes.
I have changed the backgrounds on my site and I will update it soon.
Also I think Metrocamel are under another name now.
"Out of commission become a pillbox, out of ammo become a bunker, out of time... become heroes"
Layout updated 18/10/09!
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Postby dr5euss » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:28 pm

Is there a company called Metrocamel? Thought it was just a random name :)

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Postby Danny » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:39 pm

dr5euss wrote:Is there a company called Metrocamel? Thought it was just a random name :)


I dunno but it said it on the floor of a Central Trains Class 156. So I am guessing so.

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:48 pm

dr5euss wrote:Is there a company called Metrocamel? Thought it was just a random name :)

I thought George would know that 101’s (possibly the original DMU) were built by Metro Camel in Birmingham during the 1950’s

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Postby Nick » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:58 pm

MetCam became Alstom.
Slowly building a BR 1960s/1970s LMR Diesel layout....
Update: Track laying in progress

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Postby Mikol » Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:03 pm

*back on topic*

Love the layout metro! I keep coming back to have a glance at what you've done so far and its great to see what you've done with such a similar space to mine!

I'll have to get some of the woodland's foliage. Looks great!

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Postby bunji » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:05 pm

Very nice! I'm sure I can make one shorter. :lol: As for the quarry, go for it! It'd be cool to see some industrial work going on there.

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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:04 pm

I've decided now not to install DCC on my layout yet. I was looking to do so soon but I think the money would be better spent on finishing the layout as there's alot to build and alot of Locos and Rolling Stock to buy still. I've ordered the 00 complete kit for the Sentinel Shunter from Branchlines and it should be underway soon.

On the layout side of things the board has been turned round again to where It will be completed. the small siding board has been placed on again for the quarry and sidings where the smaller single track tunnel is being built. Pics to follow. I've decided to run the road off to teh side of the board now instead of to a scrapyard as the quarry will take up the space there. The station will now only have one platform as the quarry line replaced the second line.

I'll post a layout of the quarry here and on my newly updated website.
"Out of commission become a pillbox, out of ammo become a bunker, out of time... become heroes"
Layout updated 18/10/09!
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Postby Danny » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:57 pm

I don't know whether you have explained this anywhere or if anyone else has, forgive me if you have. But what are the things on the tracks in this picture?

Danny.

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Postby ClikC » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:05 pm

Metheringham wrote:I don't know whether you have explained this anywhere or if anyone else has, forgive me if you have. But what are the things on the tracks in this picture?

Danny.


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