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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Lofty » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks for dragging this back to the fore Tony.

It is nice to go through this thread now and again, it is a good read John.

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Of course now that India has joined in:

Calcutta, we have a problem...

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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby End2end » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:32 pm

Thanks Bufferstop for pointing me in this posts direction. I've read all 9 pages and wanted to say what an amazing layout you've built.
Excellent photography too.
I can now really see the potential of my (yet to be built / still in my head) heritage layout.
Your layout really inspires a newbie like me to A) get on with mine and B) keep the cat out of the room :lol:

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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:52 pm

We have a younger cat now, the Ginger Queen finally having succumbed to old age. This one is virtually all black and extremely agile. I'm going to have my work cut out educating him in the risk of walking around the layout.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:26 pm

What we need John, is a film crew doing a real life video !!
One to add in here sometime .........Like what I've just been doing

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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:06 pm

Geoff
The guy who sold the original "Camera on train" system lives just up the road from here. I was talking to him at the Leamington and Warwick's club room when they had an open day. I challenged him to put one of his cameras in the signal box with a monitor and controls down at wheelchair height. It would make up for the restricted view that a high baseboard causes.

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I would definitely close the door to keep out the cat, except for one small snag, I'm missing a wall. Our house is mainly at street level with some rooms downstairs at the back. The fourth wall would have created a room within a room which creates all sorts of building regs problems, omitting the wall with the door in it solved the problem and meant there was no normal domestic use for the bit where the railway resides. It doesn't have a window either due to being below the natural ground level. So I have to invent other methods of cat removal. Opening the outside door and making as if to go out, no longer works. He's sussed that unless I change my shoes and put on a jacket I'm only opening the door to get him outside. I wonder what he'd make of one of those old Hornby diesel horn units.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Simon Atack » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:22 am

This is a beautiful layout. I love your trees, hedgerows and grasses here. And I have a real soft spot for cats so, she can stay right where she is bless her!

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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:27 am

Would that she could Simon, unfortunately at the age of 19, old age caught up with her and took her away, leaving our house devoid of animals for the first time ever. We have a new cat, a two year old male, who can leap up to the layout from the floor, but finds it totally boring, thankfully.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:57 pm

Bufferstop wrote:End2end
So I have to invent other methods of cat removal. I wonder what he'd make of one of those old Hornby diesel horn units.


I hope those old Hornby horn units has a dog bark included! :lol:
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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:32 am

Big bold tomcat he pretends to be, took flight today when a terrier popped it's smokebox out of the shed.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby glencairn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:41 am

Love the cat!! Reminds me of a picture on John Ahern's cat on his layout of Madder Valley.
My cat would be the first one into the railway room and the last one out!
Oh! By the way your layout looks stunning!

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Re: Heritage Line Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:08 pm

Funny you should mention John Ahern I use quite a few of his techniques in preference to modern materials. I also try to think my backstory through in the manner and detail practised by PD Hancock of Craig and Mertonford fame. Shame his layout couldn't have made it to Pendon too.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:55 am

Big Fanfair, Roll on The Drums - My layout is now, Exford and Wixhall RPS.
My backstory has always placed it in my own locality, but in some kind of parallel universe where villages are towns and newtowns have never developed, so having some spare time I studied the local OS map for inspiration. I settled upon two little villages that combined together struggle to make a small village. They are close to the route of the Midland Railway secondary route which passed through the area. The names had another feature which could be exploited both hinged around a letter x. So Wixford and Exhall became Exford and Wixhall. Now I have no excuse for not getting on and making the station signs. Which is which, well towns with a name ending in ford are usually at river crossings and develop into the major centre for the area. Hall is just that, a village usually close too or even part of the estate of the local lord. So Exford is the old junction. I think the board at Wixhall will carry the additional wording "Alight Here for Bagley Hall", the current occupiers of which are Lord & Lady Barmouth.
Now I must pull myself back into my home universe, having finally grasped one element of quantum logic. A particle can have any of four states at one time, being upspin, downspin, neither or both. That's the first statement on the subject that for me has made sense. I may now be able to find my way home.
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Re: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:44 pm

Hi John,

Been finishing off the Christmas booze ?

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Re: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:10 pm

Got it in one :D
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Re: Heritage Line Layout-Named at last P9

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:28 pm

How on earth did you get all the booze on one glass? :? :lol:
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