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Metrocamel
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Postby Metrocamel » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:47 pm

Great stuff D47!!!! Like the station shelter alot!!!! I think the power clip would be well fitted below the signal tower. I would say your layout is still a good size although quite small. Any layout of whatever size always has something to do and to build on it. Any pics of your locos would be great thanks!!!! So far I think a big point about your layout is that the structures are not from any strict region or era which would mean it could be used with whatever locos and rolling stock you want to use on it!!!!
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d74
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Postby d74 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:18 pm

Metrocamel wrote:Any pics of your locos would be great thanks!


The two I'm using on it are these:
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I also have a couple I'm not using; an LMS 4-6-0 and a class 47:
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All of them 1980s vintage Hornby, and all in surprisingly good order despite years in boxes not being used.

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:31 pm

nice loco's, i suppose the class 47 and the LMS 4-6-0 patriot class are probably a bit too big for your layout :wink: :)

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Postby d74 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:38 pm

Yes, it's only really good for shunting so apart from giving them a run to see if they still worked, the other two are staying in their boxes and might get sold. I'm lucky that I had two tank engines with the same livery, so I have a ready-made theme.

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Postby heinz » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:45 am

Nice Patriot!


I used to have the 101 loco. Sold all my 00 stuff to get N. Sometimes regret moving scales.

However you have inspired me to get back into 00 by doing a small layout.
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Postby d74 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:16 pm

Finished building and painting the signal box today. It still needs to have the detail bits added and be blended in to the scene:
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Postby Danny » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:19 pm

It looks splendid. Are you going to put a name or something on what looks to be a black sign?

Danny.

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Postby d74 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:24 pm

Thanks. I wasn't going to name the layout, but there has to be *something* on the name boards... so it's going to be called Entslow. I'm leaving a bit before doing the transfers because it involves putting water on the model and I want to be sure everything's 100% dry before I do. Very nervous about getting the lettering on straight and even!

I managed to break the roof detailing off while painting it :( they'll be glued back on as the last thing I do with it.

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Postby westbrom » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:14 pm

Great signal box d74.


Neil

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Postby Mikol » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:49 pm

Does the name have anything to do with Lord of the Rings by any chance?

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Postby davek » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:51 pm

Po-ta-toes :lol:

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Postby d74 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:57 pm

Mikol wrote:Does the name have anything to do with Lord of the Rings by any chance?


It's a bit of bad Old English. Ents - from mythology, a type of giant that stood with its head in the clouds like a tree (where Tolkein got his inspiration from), -low at the end of a place name meaning mound or barrow. So it's "grave of giants" - from the first line of the song Best of Enemies by Sabbat, "Who are you who walks across the graves of giants at this late hour?"

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Postby heinz » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:03 am

Keep it up mate!
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Postby d74 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:04 pm

Two slightly fizzy pictures of the signal box, now with finishing touches:

Decorative roof trim, guttering and downpipes now attached, fencing (two types - station fencing on the side that's near the station, rougher lineside fencing on the other) added, with some bushes and scrap:

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You can't see it in these pics, but the nameplate lettering is also done.

I've also started thinking about the yard area, and have bought a crane kit which will be the next construction job.

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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:25 pm

Excellent stuff! A job well done thus far! Hope you are getting a lot of enjoyment out of it 'cos you've done really well to get as far as you have in such a short time. What's next on the agenda?

Tim
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