Re: Southern Valley Railway- Going Underground

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Update

Postby 35011 GSN » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:39 pm

this is coming along really nicely :D

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Up To Date

Postby OliverSR » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:48 pm

Thanks for all the feedback.
Now after reaching well over 1000 page views I think it is time to bring the layout up to date.
Here are some photos of the layout in its current state(taken today).
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And finally here is a special treat for you another video of the layout.
http://youtu.be/g7zdBkeMr18
With a special surprise at the end(no sneaky skipping to the end watch it all the way through please).

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Up To Date

Postby Durseytu » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:19 pm

Looking good! Do you have any plans to play around with scenery/insulate and ballast the track in place? In any case it looks like a rather fun layout to play around with! :D

Cheers,

Stuart
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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Up To Date

Postby StevieDay » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 am

This layout reminds me of the old style layouts I saw as a kid at exhibitions. Built for playing trains & not for prototypical accuracy.

Refreshing to see.

I think in trying to attain prototypically, can be a constrainment in itself.
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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Up To Date

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:52 am

I bet it's a hit with the kids/grandkids
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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Up To Date

Postby OliverSR » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:00 pm

Thatnk for the kind comments.
Looking good! Do you have any plans to play around with scenery/insulate and ballast the track in place? In any case it looks like a rather fun layout to play around with!

Cheers,

Stuart

I will probably put some more scenic pieces on the layout but do not intend to ballast or lanscape at this time. If my small scenic layout I am building is a sucess I may change my mind on this though.http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36413&p=452681#p452681it unlike my main layout cannot be out all the time and is currently packed away though.

I bet it's a hit with the kids/grandkids

still being in full time education I do not have any kids or grandkids to speak of though when some children get to see they trains they do enjoy it.

This layout reminds me of the old style layouts I saw as a kid at exhibitions. Built for playing trains & not for prototypical accuracy.

Refreshing to see.

I think in trying to attain prototypically, can be a constrainment in itself.

I think of my layout more as a sort of themed train set than a model railway but I think it more fun like this

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-Up To Date

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:09 pm

This is a really nice layout, it looks so much fun! Loving your loco collection and buses :D

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-I see trees of green

Postby OliverSR » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:40 pm

Some trees have now appeared on the layout. These were on the previous layout and have been kept and "re-planted" I may buy some more greenery for the layout in the future. Though I probably won't bother with grass.
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You may notice the incomplete looking road in the last photo this is because the bluebell station has been rebuilt since the road was made so will need to be adapted or re-done.
Also the bluebell themed part of the layout has had seen a new loco arrive on the layout. Thanks to ebay
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This is the Dapol model and has been DCC fitted by its previous owner and runs smoothly and as quiet as the newer Hornby terrier Fenchurch.
Beacuse of this new arrival the shed at the bluebell station has been extended to accomodate the new loco.
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Also the bluebell has had some minor tidying up and decorating.
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Re: Southern Valley Railway-I see trees of green

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:47 am

Image I am loving that bus dept who is it made by ? Or is it scratchbuilt?
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Re: Southern Valley Railway-I see trees of green

Postby Alexander Court » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 pm

It is a cracking layout :mrgreen: btw i am stealing the trackplan for your shed roads Mwuh Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! :P

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-I see trees of green

Postby OliverSR » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:15 pm

HARRYMALLARD wrote:I am loving that bus dept who is it made by ? Or is it scratchbuilt?

The garage like the bluebell station and the southdown busses are owned by my dad. He says that the kit was produed by metcalfe for original omnibus. After some research i found this website http://www.modelbuszone.co.uk/ooc/misc/kit/ooc_kits.htm though apparently you may have trouble sourcing one as they only did one run of production in 2000.

Alexander Court wrote:It is a cracking layout btw i am stealing the trackplan for your shed roads Mwuh Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!

Ok as long as is do not go out one day and find "cor blimey someone has pinched the shed!!! At least the left the engines".Seriously though the shed design is the only part of the layout that is more or less unchanged through at least 2 rebuilds, I think is is based on a old hornby trackplan in one of the books.

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-New arrivals

Postby OliverSR » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:34 pm

The layout now has two more locos residing on it.
The first is a lovely little class 03 which runs really smoothly and the cab light is great.
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Also my playcraft class 21 project has moved across to the layout for running testing and should be finished soon.
http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36426&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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The layout has also had two semi detached properties added so there may even be some people for the trains to carry.
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I have gone a bit diesel mad recently mainly due to the directional lights.
Don't worry though I will soon get back to some more steam based activities.

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-New arrivals

Postby tom_tom_go » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:29 am

Glad to see you are enjoying the Class 03 Oliver you bought from me!

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Re: Southern Valley Railway-New MU

Postby OliverSR » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:41 pm

I know in my previous post I made a promise to the readers of this thread (if there are any) that I would soon get back to steam rather than the diesels I have been using of late. Then ebay just pops a new bargain right in my sights and before I know it I am the proud owner of...
Well lets see if by the photos you can tell what it is
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Re: Southern Valley Railway-New MU

Postby SRman » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:45 am

2EPB, 2H or 4CEP? I'd tip that it's the 2H. :)


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