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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby ceejaydee » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:58 pm

tom92240 wrote:Spent hours and hours shunting in the yard with the 1361 whilst goods trains ambled round the loop behind the 78xxx, with the 1361 occasionally picking off wagons and changing them.


Once you get up to Gauge O and above shunting really becomes a true pleasure with sensations that I don't believe you can truly experience in the smaller scales as individual items of rolling stock have a 'presence' all of their own.
This together with the sprung buffers, 3-links and rolling stock heavy enough to continue moving on it's own when propelled (uncoupled) makes it an almost addictive experience.

Spent many a happy hour shunting on my friend's O layout back in my late teens and how quickly a day at an exhibition would pass when engaged in complicated stock movement.
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:11 pm

ceejaydee wrote:
tom92240 wrote:Spent hours and hours shunting in the yard with the 1361 whilst goods trains ambled round the loop behind the 78xxx, with the 1361 occasionally picking off wagons and changing them.


Once you get up to Gauge O and above shunting really becomes a true pleasure with sensations that I don't believe you can truly experience in the smaller scales as individual items of rolling stock have a 'presence' all of their own.
This together with the sprung buffers, 3-links and rolling stock heavy enough to continue moving on it's own when propelled (uncoupled) makes it an almost addictive experience.

Spent many a happy hour shunting on my friend's O layout back in my late teens and how quickly a day at an exhibition would pass when engaged in complicated stock movement.


very true and when combined with using a sound loco and thinking about which sounds are needed it is a great fun experience.
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:13 pm

just finished painting/lettering a couple more items of rolling stock for the layout,

1st an 8Ton cattle van, picked up at a bargain price at Warley, clearly needed a repaint though.
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2nd a 16T toad, built by Tom92240 but painted and lettered by me;
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...and then there were three
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby tom92240 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:34 pm

Its all about Brake Vans at the moment.

Next off the production line will be B952282 and B951338, 2 20T BR standard vans, one for me and the other for Dan.

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And B952282 (Dans one) on her own

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All that remains is to fit the couplings, buffers and brake gear as well as find Vac cylinders to add to it (not included in the kit).

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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Stewart Gethin » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:16 am

Pedanticmongrel wrote:just finished painting/lettering a couple more items of rolling stock for the layout,


2nd a 16T toad, built by Tom92240 but painted and lettered by me;
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If this is the Aberaeron I'm thinking about, I'm afraid that you've spelt it wrong :/ Was in on purpose? as there should be a E instead of the Y.

Nice work on the vans though, as said in my last post, you've got more stock in O than I've got in OO and you've only just started!

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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby tom92240 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:08 am

Actually no, unfortunatley Toads only ever carried English spelling of place names, and thus this is the correct spelling for a Toad even if it is wrong for the actual place itself.

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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:11 pm

Stewart Gethin wrote:If this is the Aberaeron I'm thinking about, I'm afraid that you've spelt it wrong :/ Was in on purpose? as there should be a E instead of the Y.

Nice work on the vans though, as said in my last post, you've got more stock in O than I've got in OO and you've only just started!

Stew.


It was on purpose, the Y is correct, as Tom92240 has said, the GWR used the English (or incorrect) spellings of placenames, the E would have looked more handsome and when used makes the pronounciation phenetic too. It is where I went to school so that's why i picked it.
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Stewart Gethin » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:08 pm

Hi again ;)

Damn, I've been caught out again, but I knew you wouldn't have spelt it wrong as your knowledge of my local area is amazing.

They look good by the way:)

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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:30 pm

2x BR brake vans on test before going for finishing touches and painting.
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and a challenger for trainsandco, I see you've used 3 links with Instantas, not get vaccuum pipes that fit together :D
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby trainsandco » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:34 pm

all right show off :lol: :lol: :lol: *note to self; make fitting vacuum pipe*

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Looking really good there Dan

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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby benny7820 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:04 pm

Now all we need is working steam heat pipes ;)
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:16 pm

benny7820 wrote:Now all we need is working steam heat pipes ;)


the ones on my 56xx are of the same design to those vaccuum pipes, so if i had another vehicle with steam heat pipes of that design i could connect it, the 42xx isn't steam heat fitted though.
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby tom92240 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:21 pm

Pedanticmongrel wrote:the 42xx isn't steam heat fitted though.


Nor are BR 20T Brake Vans

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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby ceejaydee » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:08 pm

Are those BR brake vans Slater's kits?

Just had a look in my Slater's BR 13T open kit and I have some of those funky vac pipes :wink:
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Re: Pedanticmongrel's New O Gauge Layout

Postby tom92240 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:14 pm

ceejaydee wrote:Are those BR brake vans Slater's kits?

Just had a look in my Slater's BR 13T open kit and I have some of those funky vac pipes :wink:


They certainly are, currently nicknamed "the twins" and whilst we're at it, some news: They just received their 1st coat of Bauxite and are in my airing cupboard keeping warm!


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