arnos vale- progress at last.

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bristolmidland
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arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:01 pm

Hi all

A few pics to show that I have at long last made some progress on my loft layout. I have most of the track in place and have had trains running in both directions. I had a couple of problems but they were due to poor track laying and impatience. I have cut slots under all the points so I can fit motors at a future date. I hope! Now for the interesting bit, ballasting! The three track section is going to have a low wall at the front and a high wall at the back to make it look better and stop my locos flying off into the abyss!

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More pictures soon and a description of what I hope to achieve. Considering I had never layed any track or soldered wires before I am very pleased with my progress.

regards Steve Dawson
On top of everything else my football team is owned by chicken farmers.

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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby MOHAAPlayer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:11 pm

You need to make the pictures only 800 pixels wide and for images to show up here, [_img]http://www.whatever.com[/img] and also with out the line in it as well!

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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:17 pm

Thanks for that. Strangely they worked when I tried them.
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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby Terrier » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:44 pm

Hi Steve, looking great chap and i bet it's nice to have stock running after all that tiling. a cracking start and don't worry, the patience and skill etc all comes in time. Nice one, look forward to seeing more. :D

Chris P

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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:45 pm

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the comments. THis lark really is a learning curve. I have a particular set of Peco curved points which short out some of my locos from time to time but I have noticed that the stock rail sometimes does not quite butt up the the other rail fully. I am hoping to be able to cure it when I fit my motors. Apart from that all is well and I am going to start ballasting next week.

Cheers Steve
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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Hi all,

More progress to report and a few more pics. I managed to fix my faulty turnout by the addition of another insul track joiner and my class 66's run through it in either direction without a pause.

Spent part of Saturday at the Railwest exhibition in Melksham where I picked up some great ideas, bought a few odds and ends, mainly paint for my track, and some yard lamps for my future loco depot. How far into the future only time will tell. I spent the remainder of the weekend ballasting track with varying results. Now I have a pipette I realise I should have had one all along. So much easier. I have had a lot of advice from people on this forum without which I would still be admiring my locos in display cases. Trying to post a few more pics.

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x37 ... G_0550.jpg
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Hope they come out ok. I don't seem to be able to get my head round this picture lark. I don't have a photo editing programme to edit my pics.
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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby S_Jay » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:50 pm

This is a positive comment, but, your track looks uneven and the boards do not look entirely flat.

This makes your track look very real, by accident or design, excellent work!!

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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:47 pm

Hi

Well S_jay I can assure you very much by accident!! I am glad they look very real. I even used traksetta! The boards are not very flat because they normally have supports under them which I had to take out to let my wife get to some of her stuff. Also all the lighting is coming from one end with a very lowdown light. Still very pleased that you like it! Thanks

Steve
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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:07 pm

Hi all

Well after another trip away I am more than ready to make some more progress on my layout. I have now come to the conclusion that I have been suffering from those two dreaded conditions which affect us new boys.

1. Eyesbiggerthanlayoutitus.
2. Mustavethatlocofever.

The former includes such symptoms as buying huge bits of kit for a smallish space. (See classified ads) and the latter leads to me starting with a late 50's early 60's theme and ending up with four class 66's. a class 60, a 56 and an intermodal rake of container flats. How did that happen? Oh yes it goes something like, "Oh! that looks nice and it's such a good price." Still on the plus side I am now the proud owner of no less than 6 (Yes six!) Royal Scot class locos, 3 Coronations, a black 5, an 8F,and a few other lovely steam locos complimented by a fair few BR era diesels. My main problem is that I now have to keep my locos in three different places to make it look to the money keepers eyes that I only have a few.

As reported in my last post I have track all round the loft and can run my trains happily. I am now trying to plan my loco depot which is not proving as easy as I thought. It will be a lot more straight forward now I am selling the 4 road shed and coaling tower.

I think I will need to ad another couple of turnouts which will involve cutting a bit out of the track to make them fit in. I am thinking of using a dremel to cut the track out. It's only tacked down. Any advice about the best way to doit would be appreciated. I now know what people meant when they said plan,plan, plan.

Pics and report to come soon.

Regards Steve
On top of everything else my football team is owned by chicken farmers.

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Re: arnos vale- progress at last.

Postby bristolmidland » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi all,

Holidays over and at last the Fuhrer has settled down and stopped dashing about with me in tow. I have had a change of mind about my shed and TMD as I have now managed to fit y four road Bachmann shed into the layout. Major track changes later I have just done what I was dreading/ leaving out namely inspection pits! Had a think and a few cups of tea and then gave it a go. I am very pleased with the results even if one hole is longer than the other! How does it go "Measure twice, cut once." ? This part of the layout has sundelea board so it was easier to cut. A couple of pics of my efforts and will post more when I have painted them and fitted the track.

regards Steve

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