Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan

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Heritage Line Layout-a change of plan

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Why a heritage line? Lack of self discipline, if I take a liking too a particular loco or other vehicle it isn't going to look out of place. Also every siding filled with stock and hardly room to move, is being true to type. So here's a few pictures of where I'm at.

First a wide view of the branch line station
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The station building
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and the loco shed
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A celebrity visitor
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and a less welcome one
"Euston we have a problem" **
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I still don't know how she sat there without disturbing anything, but that look says "Just you try moving me."

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**(it's an over 40s joke :? Euston - Houston, NASA, Apollo 13, biggest understatement in the history of manned flight?)
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A ginger female cat??????? I always understood only males could be ginger and only females could be tortoiseshell.

I have to shut the cat out when I run anything, as it goes flying with one swipe otherwise. :evil:
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Got a good feel to it John and I've just laughed out loud at "Euston , we have a problem". Absolute classic for me. :lol:
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Son-1 wrote:A ginger female cat??????? I always understood only males could be ginger and only females could be tortoiseshell.
We thought the same but she's ginger just like her mom and her sisters. She only go up there because I'd been working on the junction end of the layout and had left my work table out, which made a useful step. Otherwise it's too high for her to jump.
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I like youre layout m8 stunning, land of the giant effect lol with your cat
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I'm back with a few more pics
Pannier tank rounding curve (some say it's a corner) behind loco shed.
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somebody forgot to open the shed doors one morning, hence no doors and timber in primer above the door opening. If you can spot two patches of masking tape floating in the air behind the signal cabin, they are stuck on the end of WIT wire for signals, to save me poking my eye out

Arriving at branch line station.
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It's a cut down version of the one at Abbottsbury. The stonework is a Superquick stone sheet, scanned and enhanced then printed on paper from a manilla folder.

The return trip, emerging from that "corner" hidden by the loco shed, an orchard and a field with a barn in it.
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More home made stonepaper. Trees are from sedum heads harvested from our garden.

Crossing the canal viaduct
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Next time I'll remember to put a fill in lamp pointing down the back of the viaduct. Shadows of the arches cast on the backscene spoil the effect.
More instalments to follow. Bye for now

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this layout is brilliant!! well done!
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Wow - love the first panoramic photograph and the subtle atmosphere that the backscene gives. Be great to see a trackplan and any earlier construction photos. Trees look good too - did you dry the sedum heads? -
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Lovely layout like the detail, looks fun to operate and its also very good its a heritage railway as you say can run anything you like and doesn't look wrong in its surroundings.

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Thanks for the comments glad you like it.

Sedum heads hung under porch for about a fortnight, then given a good shaking.

Backscene is the view from the main road through our village, about a dozen shots stitched into a single panoramic image, then printed out in overlapping sections with the joins following natural lines like hedges and field boundaries. The atmospheric effect is entirely by good luck. It was done with a 2megapixel camera and blown up a lot, so it started to loose sharpness.

I'll do a track plan and I have some shots taken during track laying.

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Let me guess your 94xx is a Lima body with a bachmann chassis?
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Great layout! :D I look forward to seeing the plan and construction pics.

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DonB I believe if you read a few posts up he's actually already answered your question.

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Backscene is the view from the main road through our village, about a dozen shots stitched into a single panoramic image, then printed out in overlapping sections with the joins following natural lines like hedges and field boundaries. The atmospheric effect is entirely by good luck. It was done with a 2megapixel camera and blown up a lot, so it started to loose sharpness.
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Hi to all,
I would like to see the track plan
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Very nice indeed, especially the viaduct and trees. Like you I have lots of rolling stock and do not want it to be hidden from view, after all they are not cheap and therefore should be visible. I look forward to seeing more of this fine layout.
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