Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

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gmantree
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Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby gmantree » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:53 pm

Hello all,

Welcome to Aylestone West, A 00 gauge layout that will be loosely based around Maidstone East in the 1990's, The layout is housed in my spare room and will be on three levels, the lowest of these is going to be a hidden fiddle yard and return loop, the mid level will house part of the mainline and connecting inclines then the top will house the station and yard.
construction started about three months ago but progress has been slow because of other modelling projects, as of today the fiddle yard is complete as is the return loop and i'm now working my way towards level two, a trackplan is a little hard to draw because the layout crosses itself in a few places and is on three levels.

A few photo's of progress.

Medstone East .jpg
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new layout 8th sep 2013.jpg
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Ayleston incline..jpg
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return loop 1.jpg
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Cheers

Graham.

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby Lofty » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Hi Graham,

After reading the opening text I was going to ask how you were moving between levels, but I think you have answered that with your final picture. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby Grayum » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:28 pm

Another Graham modelling southern region in the mid 90s.. coincidence!? :D :wink:

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby dubbleojon » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:01 pm

good luck with the build, looks like you have made a good start.
What sort of gradient are you looking at to get between levels?

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby gmantree » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Thanks all for the comments.

dubbleojon wrote:What sort of gradient are you looking at to get between levels?


hi, The gradient is roughly 1 in 37 at its steepest and lighter where possible, All the locos manage the inclines with fair sized trains.

Graham.

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby gmantree » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:30 pm

Hello all,

Little bit more progress on the layout, i installed some more woodwork which will climb to the second level, this single line will give access from/to the mainline and return loop.
I also made a start on the lighting and cameras needed on the lower fiddle, still lots to do!

ayelstone east .jpg
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Aylestone west lighting .jpg
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Aylestone west fiddle yard 08844.jpg
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Graham.

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby 413x » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:04 pm

Looks good, shall follow with interest keep it up

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby joshs » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:37 pm

looks good will keep my out for updates.

Josh

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby joshing_man » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:22 pm

Some excellent carpentry and lighting skills to be seen. A good start.

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Re: Aylestone West 90's Mid kent.

Postby gmantree » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:40 pm

Thankyou all for the comments,

Work is progressing slowly, Over the last few weeks i've built the next section of baseboards and laid associated track, also started work on a control panel for the lower pointwork which will be hidden so LED's are being fitted to show which route is set.

Aylestone second level pointwork.jpg
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Control panel Aylestone south.jpg
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Cheers

Graham.


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