MrT's BR Blue era N Gauge layout

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Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:11 pm

And how many 40s do you have now?

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Postby ClikC » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:23 pm

Currantly one, I have 075 (But I just removed the numbers, in order to model a Vac only machine, due to bachmann's lack of air brake pipe detailing), but that has obvious problems of the body being to high over the Bogies, and various panel and roof detailing which is incorrect. Making it a poor subject for Disc/Door Fitted 40's, which were the most numerous. The Currant offering of 169 without water tanks, while being an improvement over the orginal moulding, is hardly a decent base model for the Center Head Box versions.

The planed DCC on board 129 is an ideal base model for the 20 Split Box class 40's, currantly I have 2 on order, but will hopefully pick up all 20. Although I need to check my rescreach, to make sure they all entered rail blue, I have a feeling one was Axed in Green (D122 I think), and one may have stayed in green untill it was Swtiched off as a 'Life Expired' machine.
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Postby ClikC » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:27 pm

I should probley point out i'm not going to model all 200 in one gauge, or all in one colour.

I'm going to do a couple in Fictional liverlys too, Large Logo, Rail Freight and Departmental and IC etc etc
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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:27 pm

Hmm, I've got one in a lovely plain BR blue and a green one with split head codes. They are beautiful machines. I'd say they are my favourite equal with Deltics (funnily enough I have one of each of these too :wink: ).

The blue 40 looks utterly wonderful ahead of my rake of MkIs and the green 40 looks imperious in front of virtually anything!

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Postby MrT » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:38 pm

I might get a 40 at some point :wink:

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Postby retroman » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:15 am

ClikC wrote:.

I have a feeling one was Axed in Green (D122 I think)


Matt it was D322, destroyed in an accident at Warrington in May 1966

... a mate of mine has 60 class 50s, ten more than the actual class!!!!

:?: :?: :?: :?:
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Postby ClikC » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:22 pm

retroman wrote:
ClikC wrote:.

I have a feeling one was Axed in Green (D122 I think)


Matt it was D322, destroyed in an accident at Warrington in May 1966

... a mate of mine has 60 class 50s, ten more than the actual class!!!!

:?: :?: :?: :?:


Yeah I found about 8 pictures of it in my collection of Class 40 books, it was a disc model, as only D324-D344 were split box, and 40 106 was the one that remained green through-out. So I will have to do all 20 split boxes in blue :D

Also of note I'm most likely going to do some extra versions in their class 97 departmental gueses;

97405 (Ex - 40060)
97406 (Ex - 40135)
97407 (Ex - 40012)
97408 (Ex - 40118)
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Postby BrotherWolf » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:28 pm

retroman wrote:... a mate of mine has 60 class 50s, ten more than the actual class!!!!

:?: :?: :?: :?:


WHY? Sure they are great loco's but that seems somewhat excessive!! Out of curiosity, does he have much of anything else?

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Postby ClikC » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:35 pm

BrotherWolf wrote:
retroman wrote:... a mate of mine has 60 class 50s, ten more than the actual class!!!!

:?: :?: :?: :?:


WHY? Sure they are great loco's but that seems somewhat excessive!! Out of curiosity, does he have much of anything else?


Exe MRC is has two resident ex-fifty bashers, both want to do all 50 minimum, but they'll end up doing more.

It's due to not having the class around anymore, it's a way to re-kindel memories and things.

Both of their collections are amazing, all their machines are fully detailed, and in the case of dan's collection, expertly weathered to Pacific dates from his own photo collection.

I always say the people that loved the prototype, make the best modellers.
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Postby MrT » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:23 am

OK, major update - my layout had changed.

After running some trains I realised a few things:

    The 2 old loops were a bit too small for the size of trains I wanted to run
    Running 2 trains at once on such a small layout was a bit pointless, or at least I didn't get much pleasure from it
    My branch line station could get 2 carraiges in at best which rendered it useless
    My gaugemaster controller was not wired up very well


After taking all this into consideration I decided to redo the layout and came up with this:

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I am immensely pleased with it. It will have another station along the left hand side branch which can take a loco and 4 carraiges. The left 3 lines the the 'yard' will be under cover in a building and I intend to make small platforms either side of them (can't describe them any other way - most yards have them).

My trains look alot more at home on this one compared to the one before - the old one was too complicated in hindsight.

I shall leave this update with an attempt by me to make a new avatar - I think resizing it would make it too small so I shall post it here :wink:

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Thanks for looking.

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Postby westbrom » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:28 pm

Nice plan Mike.


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Postby chrisalddin » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:31 pm

dam we looking good here! it can only get beter!

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:21 pm

It does look a better plan there Mike 8)

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Postby mumbles » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:31 pm

i pity the fool that doesn't like this layout :D :D
great avatar, you must use it as it'll keep me chuckling every time i sese it

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Postby MrT » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:17 am

OK, bought some more platforms and a Peco depot kit. The kit itself was an absolute nightmare to build, and the locos don't go in and out without hitting the doors so its only for show but it looks pretty good!

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I asked for a 33 for Xmas - I got a call on Saturday asking if I wanted another loco as (and I quote my Mum here) "that one is the smallest in the cabinet, I'm not getting that".

Pretty harsh on 33's I think. I think shes gone and bought me a 73 instead. Oh, well :roll:


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