Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:57 pm

Hang on, the update was supposed to be yesterday???

Yes it was but unfortunatley my parcel from hattons didn't arrive :( So i used the day to paint my platform canopy, I had some chocolate and cream coloured paints from when i repainted some MK2's so i made use of what i got. I had to buy a grey for the roof and pillars and i'm quite pleased with the result:
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I also made a temp fiddle yard out of Dvd's and some spare track:
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This is the temp wiring option:
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I have finally got round to doing a Scenic Track Plan:
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The smallish platform bit will be where my gresley buffet car will sit acting as a station buffet :D

Now my delivery should be here tomorrow so more will follow!!!
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby briantwigley » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:04 pm

Perfectly sized family guy to hold it all up lol!

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:53 pm

ollie just a thought but instead of having a loco change all the time, how about the Bodmin style of run round? shunt the stock out, run round, shunt back in and then go. oh and love the lights in the collett.
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:12 pm

I will do for some, but the method i showed would be for three coach trains as i can't fit 3 coaches in the loop!!
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SimonDBench » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:16 pm

Funny I remember using DVD's to test a bridge when I was going to be building a larger layout. Lol They do seem to be very useful for that.
Hard luck about your parcel not turning up but at least you managed to get something done. :D

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:41 pm

Ah yes Dvd's can be a helpful friend.

And the hattons package will deffinatle be turning up tomorrow as should a few other bits for me to dig into :D
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:32 am

We have parcels!!!!

All three of my packages have just arrived:
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And they contained:
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So a few things for me to get on with :D

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:38 pm

OMG we have platforms!!!!

I built the platform yesterday so what y'all think:
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Some with trains in, the buffet car will be acting as station cafe:
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And my train shed:
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Enjoy!!

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby Michael Thornberry » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:23 pm

Hello Ollie,
This is coming along very nicely, mate. The angled terminus looks really good,
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SimonDBench » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:19 pm

Your canopy fell over :P

The platforms look great, from the quality of them I take it you took your time getting everything measured and lined up properly.
So the buffet car is the restraunt, does this mean you plan to attatch it to the platform with a bridge type thing to it?

Also I'm not personally keen on seeing a Prairie tank sticking out of a diesel shed but hey whatever floats your boat :P lol.

Looking forward to seeing more

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:23 pm

Thanks Michael, much appreciated :D

SimonDBench wrote:Your canopy fell over :P

The platforms look great, from the quality of them I take it you took your time getting everything measured and lined up properly.
So the buffet car is the restraunt, does this mean you plan to attatch it to the platform with a bridge type thing to it?

Also I'm not personally keen on seeing a Prairie tank sticking out of a diesel shed but hey whatever floats your boat :P lol.

Looking forward to seeing more

Simon


Yes it did take a while to get them measured up, several hours of work gone in to them
The station cafe is accessed by just walking along the platform to it lol
I admit the praire looks odd but i've gone for a Severn Valley style look of modern shed, older station

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby kennyGWSR » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:50 pm

nice work ollie!! look forward to the next update :D
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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:50 pm

Don't you just love Mr or Mrs Postman bringing parcels - your layout is coming to life already :)


I just noticed something with your trackplan: Don't you need some points near the road bridge on the right so trains coming in can arrive at any of the three terminating lines on the left? (Sorry if I missed something in an earlier post).

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby olliereading1123 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:06 pm

There are only two terminating lines, the third one is a headsunt for the loco depot

Small update for today is that i have done a bit more painting of the station building:
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Thats all for now :D

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Re: Hallam Junction - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!

Postby Jack Middleton » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:28 pm

That station building looks class mate, the colouring is spot on ;)

Cheers :)


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