Hood-dale Main - V3 is imminent!!!

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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Hi... The fencing is modellers mesh (1-2mm mesh) cut 1 inch high with painted matchstick posts... Looks great I think. (3m x 1m sheet of mesh 19 quid, will make 120 lengths of 1metre)
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Sat May 07, 2011 6:39 pm

Been out with the weathering stick yet again, think this is becoming an addiction!!! :?

Some of the wagons in my breakdown train stock.
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The coaches need to match the loco!
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Sun May 08, 2011 7:30 pm

Been busy today. Cleared the baseboard off as much as I can and hoovered all the ballast off. Need to put dropper wires everywhere now seeing as I've gone digital, the current wiring configuration just doesn't cut it anymore....
Looks bare doesn't it??? :D
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:21 pm

Not much has happened latley, still stuck under the base boards with a soldering iron! Inbetween burning myself regularly though I have also been buying a few bits and pieces from some of the fine members on here, therefore the old weathering stick has reared its head once again.
Purchased a rake of various departmental wagons the other day all in excellent pristine condition (thanks Pete) and just had to make them muckier! You will still see the pva wet in this shot as I literally just made the load 5 minutes ago...
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Looks good behind my 'dutch' 37 though I reckon!
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby Pedro32 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:36 pm

Looks excellent, the departmental rake looks familiar! ;-)

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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:40 pm

Familiar??? Can't imagaine why... hehe.. :P
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby Pedro32 » Tue May 17, 2011 7:44 pm

fikasfook wrote:Familiar??? Can't imagaine why... hehe.. :P


Well they look at home on your layout! :) You just need a couple of cromptons and a few seacows/sealions to complete your engineering train..

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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Hi Pete.. I did have a 33 in dutch previously but do want another one now. Either a heljan or bachmann in all probability. As for seacow/lions on the list lol... Time and funds permitting of course. So many things to buy and nowhere enough money :?
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby spongie » Wed May 18, 2011 7:37 pm

funny that mate...

I bought a dutch 33 off a bloke and didnt want it in dutch livery...




Now I find myself wanting another one in dutch too!!!

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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Thu May 19, 2011 5:48 pm

Hmmm, kinda wish I hadn't sold it now lol... But such is life! Many other things I want therefore it had to be done... :D
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby spongie » Fri May 20, 2011 12:03 am

its also started a love affair of the Class 33! I'm now mostly to run 33s and 08s alongside (when i get it) the stobart 66

Cheers chap!!! lol

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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Fri May 20, 2011 6:48 am

Though I am glad its gone to a good home! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy lol, oh wait on that may be the beer.... :shock:
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Thu May 26, 2011 10:29 pm

Well, I've not been up to much at all lately. Been way too busy with everything else to get in the loft at all.. But it hasn't stopped me welcoming a new arrival to the Hood-dale depot.
One Heljan class 47, bought for a good price on ebay! Runs perfect...
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She's a beauty eh? :D
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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby spongie » Thu May 26, 2011 10:47 pm

Looks miiiiiiiiighty purdy mister

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Re: Hood-dale Main - My first attempt at a layout!

Postby tractor37 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:52 am

Sure does Mr Spongie... Thought I'd check its pulling power to. easily pulled 16 coaches and over 20 wagons round my loft no problem! :D
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