Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby daryl43068 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:47 pm

First of all an apology for the delay in an update, been having technical problems!

A few photos of me loco collection. Its not much but we have to start somewhere. Sorry for the mix of era's but used to be into modern image models but decided to model the 90s after wanting loco and coaches that aint blue! (or network rail yellow for that matter!!)

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First photo is a line up of the HSTs. Back row: 43068 (IC), 43068 (Virgin), 43068 (GC), 43080 (GC). Middle row; 43059 (MML), 43101 (Virgin), 43100 (Virgin). Front Row; 977996 and 4308


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A low zoomed in angle

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Another low angle. After doing the model of Network Rail 43089 about a year and a half ago, its only now I notice the NR logo is wonky!

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Tried to get that 'open day' style of shot

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The non HST side of the collection.
Starting with the back; 60074 TCT, 67003 EWS, PVC 94317 RES. Next row; 08417 Secro, 47835 Intercity, 55006 BR. Next row; 08899 MML, 67029 EWS Exec, 37099 RF metals.

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60074, 08417 and 08899.

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Then entire collection (just!) From left to right (back row); 08417, 43089, 977996, PCV 94317. Next row; 43059, 43100, 43068, 43068. Next row; 08899, 43101, 43068, 43080. Next row; 67003, 47835, 67029. Front row; 60074, 55006 and 37099.

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby daryl43068 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:15 pm

Nothing more to update just a new addition.....

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37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' in Regional Railways livery

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby beyer peacock » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:04 pm

Keep up the good work Daryl. Love your loco fleet. All the best.

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Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO - Advice needed.

Postby daryl43068 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:28 pm

Thanks for the nice comments Beyer, but I have stumbled upon this problem.......




The room where Pheobe's Yard was living, is now needed for another use, but on the plus side, I have been allocated a permanent space of 6' by 2', but Pheobe's Yard as it is, is 8' 6" long by 14"wide and I was never quite happy with the boards and track work, so I've decided to start again from fresh, new, stronger boards which are better aligned, but using existing track where possible.

Now, my car can fit a 4' x 2' board in my car, but not a 6' long one.

I had an idea to create a MPD type layout in the 6' x 2" space I have been allocated, then extend the layout both ends for hopeful future exhibitions to create a carriage and wagon shop doing maintenance on coaches etc which needs longs sidings and headshunts.

I have to make the 'main' 6' x 2" in two bits, so do I do a 4' with a 2', or two 3' boards? Or plan the boards around the track plan I haven't created yet?

What would be best for the baseboards? I currently have 6mm ply, battened with 34mm x 44mm, which is closest I could get to 2' x 1', or do I frame it with thin, but deep battening?

Any help would be much appreciated! :D

Cheers

Daryl

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby jamest » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:36 pm

Hi,

I was just starting to get into the previous layout!

For me - the choice of board arrangement depends on your track plan - but that easier said than done if like me you keep changing your mind!
But I would go for a arrangement that avoids points on or near baseboard edges, and cutting through too many tracks. But I'm sure that was in your mind already.

All the best,
James

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby daryl43068 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:07 pm

Cheers James,

Yeah I've learned not to put points near the edge, as the point motor fouled the baseboard framing! Back to square 1 with trackplanning!!

Cheers

Daryl

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO - Advice needed.

Postby beyer peacock » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:04 pm

daryl43068 wrote:Thanks for the nice comments Beyer, but I have stumbled upon this problem.......




The room where Pheobe's Yard was living, is now needed for another use, but on the plus side, I have been allocated a permanent space of 6' by 2', but Pheobe's Yard as it is, is 8' 6" long by 14"wide and I was never quite happy with the boards and track work, so I've decided to start again from fresh, new, stronger boards which are better aligned, but using existing track where possible.

Now, my car can fit a 4' x 2' board in my car, but not a 6' long one.

I had an idea to create a MPD type layout in the 6' x 2" space I have been allocated, then extend the layout both ends for hopeful future exhibitions to create a carriage and wagon shop doing maintenance on coaches etc which needs longs sidings and headshunts.

I have to make the 'main' 6' x 2" in two bits, so do I do a 4' with a 2', or two 3' boards? Or plan the boards around the track plan I haven't created yet?

What would be best for the baseboards? I currently have 6mm ply, battened with 34mm x 44mm, which is closest I could get to 2' x 1', or do I frame it with thin, but deep battening?

Any help would be much appreciated! :D

Cheers

Hi Daryl,
I would use MDF about 3/4 to 1/2 inch thick. I have used it on all my layouts large or small and i find it very good. A thin batten I's say not mate. I may have some spare wood you could use. Let me know if you are interested.

Regards

Alan aka Beyer.

Daryl


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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:24 pm

daryl43068 wrote:Nothing more to update just a new addition.....

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37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' in Regional Railways livery

Hi Daryl nice Tractor remember theese when i worked at New St they used to work the Rhyl and Holyhead services a good noise and EE power very nice welcome change instead of the usual strumming devises on the xc services :lol:
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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:58 am

Hi Daryl - Just to add my voice to the baseboard length debate. If you need to box them for transport, either using the backscene or special side pieces, then make the boards the same size and plan your track around it. If it will be transported flat start with the trackplan and split the board where there's no pointwork or very oblique track.
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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby daryl43068 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:26 pm

Hi All,

Another new addition, a Lima Midland Mainline HST, with 4 additional coaches.

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And my entire MML fleet;

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Now then, new layout plans.Consisting of four 3' x 2' boards to make a total of 12'x 2'. It consists of an arrival road, 2 carriage service sidings, a 3 road carriage workshop, a fuel point and TTA tanker unload point.

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Key;
Red- Buildings
Blue- Coach service sidings
Purple- Fiddle Yard
Green- Main carriage workshop
Brown- Fuel Line and tanks
Grey- Road/ Car Park

Any comments welcome :)

Cheers

Daryl

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Pheobe's Yard- The Remake

Postby daryl43068 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:58 pm

Hi All,

Been creating more plans, and this is what Ive come up with.

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I have added a 3 platform station at the top, pink are is the fiddleyard, maroon is a maintenance shed and the brown is fuel point and fuel tanks.

It still needs a few tweaks here and there, the headshunt off the three way needs to be made longer, and im not quite happy with the fiddle yard.

More tinkering to go!

Cheers

Daryl

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby hurricanemk1c » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:43 pm

Looks like a good plan, full of interest and movements

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Re: Pheobe's Yard 1990's OO

Postby taytrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:03 pm

yes, I like that new track plan


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