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Mr P
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Postby Mr P » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:30 pm

Hi guys,
sorry for the lack of posts and involvement over the past few months. We've decided to move our loft layout to the bottom of the garden. Photos will follow shortly but in essence we now have a main layout of 30' x 8' with 2 lower tracks and 1 upper circuit. We then have a 24' x 2' spur at 90 degrees to the main layout which takes the top track through a large tunnel past a small town and then looping round on itself to join back with the main room.
During the move we have also gone DCC using a power cab setup which I have to say is simplicity itself. I was a bit dubious at first but the ease of operation is brilliant. We are currently using the top track as DC so that my son can still 'play' with his stuff but I have invested in some new locos with sound and fitted decoders to some of the other locos.
If anyone out there is also building on an american theme get in touch. I know this site is populated in the main with british layouts so i thought we'd bring something different to the table.
I'll upload some pics as we get them and get involved more with the site now that I am more enthused !

:lol: Steve.

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Postby chrisalddin » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:43 pm

omg this sound so good
i need pic's soon the pic's the beter!!!
This Hobby is going to make me pennyless :wink: :roll:
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Postby westbrom » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:47 pm

Hi guy's nice to have you back. Looking forward to seeing pics of the new layout.


Neil

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Postby Mr P » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:54 pm

I will try and take some pics over the weekend. I got so fed up with ducking under roof timbers and having all my tools in the workshop I decided to convert the main part of my workshop to a larger layout. I then got carried away and ran the track down one side of the machine shed and am in the process of installing the loop in the end shed. So much work, so little time!! Oh, and whilst this is all going on we are restoring a boat in the front garden!! I need help (My wife thinks I need both medical help and anger management classes !!) :roll: :lol:

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Postby pointstaken » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:02 pm

Don't worry - all wives "think" that !! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Raider » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:04 pm

Sounds like you have your hands full - no wonder you haven't posted for a while.

What boat are you restoring? (Boats are another hobby of mine)

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Postby Mr P » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:07 pm

It's a "family thing", just a small 2 berth Micro Plus 16' so we can spend "quality time together" next summer! (she says) :wink:

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Postby sanctuary » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:14 pm

Like wise my other hobby is Boats, which means I have a hole in the water that I throw money into. I had a clash of hobbies yesterday There was a fishing match and a model railway exhibition yesterday, but the weather blew the match off, its been bad for weeks and looks set to continue that way.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
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Postby Kentman98 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:42 pm

steve&matthew wrote:I got so fed up with ducking under roof timbers


Thanks!!! I have just spent 11 months and £1000 changing my loft into a suitable environment for a model railway. :lol: And yes I know all about the perils of the roof trusses and the side effects for my head.. :twisted:

Welcome back anyway, looking forward to seeing the pictures of the new layout. It sounds good. :D
Trev

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Postby Infrontcat » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:14 pm

Not been acquainted before fella, but nonetheless welcome back :wink: !

Although I am one of the vast majority of British outline modellers, I do love many US types, especially the old wood-burning cow catcher 4-4-0s with the big light on the front and the Big-boy freight leviathins! I quite like the big single light multi-diesels like (what I think is called) the Centi-pede.

Look forward to seeing what you have modelled

Cheers

Tim :wink:
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Postby joshing_man » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:34 pm

Good to have you back Steve - I don't think I have made much progress in the time you have been away. :oops:

Can't wait to see the photos, the layout (s) sond(s) great.

Andrew
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Postby FishBowlMan » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:19 pm

steve&matthew wrote:I know this site is populated in the main with british layouts so i thought we'd bring something different to the table.


Variety is the spice of life... and other cliches :)

Look forward to seeing your progress,

John.
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Postby Tazskool » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:36 pm

welcome back

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Postby Mr P » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:42 pm

photos are coming honestly!! I just have to clear the crap out around above and below the layout first as it looks a right mess at the moment!!

will try and get them on here over the weekend !

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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:27 pm

photos are coming honestly!


Don't worry, it took me two months to get mine sorted out :wink:
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