Andrew's New Loft Layout

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Postby dynamite25 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:31 pm

I got the trainz one which i bought from asda which is so cool i downloaded a few class 47's also i have a paint shop so i can paint my own liverys on the trains,i want to download some new routes for it but it take afew hours to download it from the net.As the class 47's took an hour to download.

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Postby joshing_man » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:48 pm

Spurred into action by the fact that Dave777 has 'started' his layout I thought I should put a few bits of track together to test them out. It gave me a chance to run the Flying Scotsman I bought on e-Bay and try my new HM2000 controller.

Managed to have 2 trains running at once for the 1st time! Little things and small steps :D

I hope to start on the loft boards in the half term break and then the baseboard. Hardly Brian T's pace but we will get there in the end! :D

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Postby Honeywell » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:51 pm

joshing_man wrote:Spurred into action by the fact that Dave777 has 'started' his layout


That's still a matter for debate.

I still maintain it's not yet started.

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Postby joshing_man » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:56 pm

Tee Hee :lol:

At least I can say I have run my trains :D

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Postby Dave777 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:13 pm

Well we're into February now and I've not even GOT the stuff.

My claim is looking more and more shakey as the days go past...
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Postby joshing_man » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:17 pm

Take heart Dave, I need to board, light and power the loft, build the baseboard and then hope all goes to plan! I think this has been the easy bit :lol:

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Postby dynamite25 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:22 pm

If ordering stuff from hattons it normally takes about 10 days to arrive as my stuff took 10 days to get here,and i'm only an hour from hattons.
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Postby Kentman98 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:01 pm

joshing_man wrote:Take heart Dave, I need to board, light and power the loft, build the baseboard and then hope all goes to plan! I think this has been the easy bit :lol:

Andrew


If you need a shoulder to cry on Andrew, then I will be your loft counsellor :lol: Every w/e since Xmas has been spent in the loft and I am sick of the sight of it at the moment. Finding progress slow going as it is not the easiest place to work in....then I come on here and see folk making excellent progress or showing of their layouts and I have to reach for the whisky..........which is not such a bad thing :D
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Postby joshing_man » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:08 pm

I know what you mean - I am dreading the loft work but I know of a couple of willing helpers :D

Anyway once that is done I have to try my modelling skills - what skills?! I will draw heavily on this site for ideas, advice and solace when it all goes pear-shaped :lol:

I want to do the scenery as well as Pete, the buildings as well as Brian T and ballasting as well as possible! :? No probs there then :lol: 8) :shock:

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Postby Kentman98 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:24 pm

Yep the modelling/scenery will be the scary bit....I am just in awe of what people have achieved on here.
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Postby dynamite25 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:52 pm

I'm going to hate it when i come to do the scenery on my layout and my modelling skills are more to R/C nitro cars,so model railways is new to me even though i have been trying for 6yrs to have a model railway and i have never got pass track laying stage.

As every layout i started got dismantled and lets hope this one gets passed that,and to looking like a layout.
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Postby joshing_man » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:57 pm

It's got to happen sometime - now is the time to face all those modelling demons :lol:

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Postby joshing_man » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:59 pm

Looks like I am going to take Monday and Tuesday off (wife and kids disappearing for a couple of days for half-term) and get the loft sorted and hopefully start/do the baseboard. I have a willing helper who says he can spare the time, so who knows?! 8) :D

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Postby joshing_man » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:14 pm

13 sheets of 4' x 2' 12mm MDF purchased as a baseboard in hope of getting that far on Mon/Tues. Have to sort the loft boards first but hopeful anyway!

It's getting closer - I might have something sorted before the summer at this rate! :D 8) :lol:

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Postby Kentman98 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:51 pm

hmmmmm.......I bought 4 sheets of 4 X 2 MDF so as to 'make a start' back at the beginning of Jan. They are still sitting where I left them in the Garage.....

I wish you well Andrew, but if you manage to get them all put up by the end of Tuesday I shall be hiring you for next weekend :D
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