Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

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mark_brody
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Postby mark_brody » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:41 pm

In an attempt to do you guys a track plan without spending too much time on the computer (i.e. give myself more time to model). I have taken photos from right to left of the layout and tried to merge them together.

This failed miserably...

So from right to left, here goes (please merge in your head):

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(the big yelloy thing is a not-to-scale tractor with scoop parked underneath!)
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My lad insisted on leaving the cars there...
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Does this consitute mixing business with pleasure? My layout now runs (literally) through my desk and out the other side!

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And here is the view from my desk, looking back:

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:52 pm

Wow, that looks like one great layout!

I do like the different levels you have got. Makes it far more interesting!

Keep up the good work and I look forward to more progress! :D

The van on your last picture is slightly out of scale! :lol:
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Postby sishades » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:45 pm

I love your viaduct! very good indeed! Am I allowed to say "kool layout"?
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Postby mark_brody » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:45 pm

sishades wrote:Am I allowed to say "kool layout"?


You can for me. You'll be saying "Kool desk" when I get it finished!

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Postby TOM M » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:47 pm

the viaduct is great i love how you adapted the viaduct keep up the brill work

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Postby mick » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:38 am

hi mark just spent a lovely hour or 2 looking at torr works, wish i had done it before.took pics of viaduct,please keep them coming. 8) 8)
regards mick :wink: :wink:
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:32 pm

Yes please do! Superb pictures and layout! :wink:
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Postby mark_brody » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:29 am

Thanks for all the comments. Got a bit bored of track laying and wiring so have started some scenery work. Made a start on the quarry area with the foundations of a road. I've got the woodland scenics road kit for this job, so watch this space.

Also dug out the background I bought ages ago, what a difference it has made just by sticking it up!

Quarry Area:
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Lofty

Postby Lofty » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:46 am

This looks to be coming along well

Top job

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:08 pm

I agree, its looking great!

Amazing work there! I'm not a fan of track laying either!

By the way how big is the layout? :wink:
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Postby mark_brody » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:37 pm

Chuffer Chuff wrote:
By the way how big is the layout? :wink:


End to end it's exactly 5m with a width of 40cm at the narrowest and 80cm at the widest.

I'm currently deciding what to do with either end. I don't want an end to end layout so don't know if to put a loop in at either end and effectively have a dog's bone shape with one big loop or to run it right around the garage and then have 2 continual loops going round? If I go for the latter option I will have the problem of needing to turn round some of the trains for the return trip or have to put some extra sidings in somewhere as a runaround. Decisions, decisions...

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Postby Spavo » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:34 pm

I shouldn't laugh really but that is bloody funny......

Makes a hell of a track cleaner as well on the incline I should think.....
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:41 pm

Simply Brilliant! It seemed to be struggling with your inclines just a bit! :lol:

When it flew off the end of the layout was the best bit! :lol: :lol:
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