Attic 00 Gauge 12'x11' [new pics and vid 53, 05/04/08]

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Attic 00 Gauge 12'x11' [new pics and vid 53, 05/04/08]

Postby mumbles » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:26 pm

Hi all
1st post!!
I’ve been looking at other people’s photos of their layouts and there’s some inspiring stuff going on.
Here are some photos of my attic layout so far, this is ‘take 2’ as the first layout has been assigned to the ‘reject’ pile already.
In fact, this is tempering my progression as I know I will probably change my mind again at some point. Especially if I can afford to get some more base boards and build round the room, stuck on 8x4 at the mo with an extra bit for fiddle yard. I’m just about to start painting the cork underlay, ready for ballasting, although when ballasting will be done is anyone’s guess. I want to do more landscaping first before I move onto detailing. Also if I have any spare money for little bits and pieces I want to increase the number of structures on the layout.

Anyway, please feel free to comment, make suggestions, ask questions etc...

I hope these links work!

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michael
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Postby Raider » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:44 pm

Hi Michael and welcome to the forums.

The pictures work a treat and it looks like you have made nice progress so far.

Just a quick question - what is it that runs off the top left corner of the first photo?

Chris

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Postby Westleigh » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:50 pm

Raider wrote:Just a quick question - what is it that runs off the top left corner of the first photo?


I think that's the fiddle yard, isn't it?

It's looking good Michael. If you've got room to go round the attic more, maybe you could keep the 8x4 as a centre piece and extend it as and when?
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Postby chrisalddin » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:53 pm

looks dam good.

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Postby bunji » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:53 pm

Nice! You've got some excellent shots of your locos. :D

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:56 pm

mumbles wrote: stuck on 8x4 at the mo with an extra bit for fiddle yard.

Raider wrote:Just a quick question - what is it that runs off the top left corner of the first photo?


Finger on the pulse there Raider :lol:

Lofty

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Postby mumbles » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:57 pm

hi chris
its a fiddle yard. i salvaged some wood and thought i could make use of it here is a pic of it. its a shocking bit of base board construction!! ie no batoning but hey.. its not fallen down yet!
note standard kit mess and thomas the tank for the kids!

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Postby Raider » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:01 pm

Guess I should read the text rather than heading for the photos then.

As long as the baseboard is flat and doesn't warp you should be fine.

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Postby Danny » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:18 pm

Looks really good Michael, the carboard tunnel looks really neat, good work there keep it up and keep taking photos of every new thing you do.

Danny.

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Postby Westleigh » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:24 pm

mumbles wrote:thomas the tank for the kids


That's what they all say :lol: I see you have Percy too. (I think one of those two is going to be in my little boy's xmas stocking this year.)
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Postby mumbles » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:36 pm

Westleigh wrote:
mumbles wrote:thomas the tank for the kids


That's what they all say :lol: I see you have Percy too. (I think one of those two is going to be in my little boy's xmas stocking this year.)


and i have 2 girls :oops:
no excuse

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Postby waz » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:36 pm

Hi Michael !!!

Nice work there !!! Great photos as well. Go the whole hog and go right round the room I did. Problem is I'm now wanting to go through the wall into the next room.
Keep up the progress reports and the photos.
Good luck.

BILL.

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Postby Infrontcat » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:47 pm

Hi Michael, good to see you've got off on the right foot. If you want inspiration, have a look at some of the 'newbies' that have produced excellent standards of work with little experience. It can be done!

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Postby Kentman98 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:04 pm

Hi Michael, looks great what you have achieved so far. Excellent stuff.

I am sure, over time, you will extend this to go right round the attic. The temptation will be too great :D
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Postby Class 60 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:14 pm

Hi Michael, welcome to the forums!

thats a great layout you got so far :D is that a manor class i see in the second pic ? 8)


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