Redgate - My First Layout

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David68
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Redgate - My First Layout

Postby David68 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:23 pm

Hi

I thought it time to show the world the very very early stages of Pallet, my first ever layout.

It is a 2000mm x 1200mm baseboard of 12mm exterior ply that has been painted green. The track is a very basic double oval with a side spur for some reason or another than I cannot now remember. I have 2 locomotives, a blue tank engine that came with the Caledonian Belle set and the same engine in LMS Crimson livery. The wagons and carriages are, in the main, those that have been sold by members of this site and I love them.

The layout has a mountain/hill with a tunnel (Grandson's request) and will have a station. The back story is developing and will be filled in as and when things are added and worked onto the layout. I have not ballasted the track, simply laid ballast matting as I wanted to get it down and the tracks running so that it can be enjoyed as a train set by H (My grandson, about whom you will hear lots)

So far I have become completely addicted to Metcalfe kits and I love gaining inspiration from the outstanding layouts that other, more experienced, people have made. I am loving having a hobby that does not revolve around sport!

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At the back, out of focus is the most tacky train clock in the world - me and H love it! One day I will video it in action !


Be gentle!

Dave
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skyblue
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby skyblue » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:34 pm

David68 wrote:So far I have become completely addicted to Metcalfe kits


You're not alone - I find them fun to build and could happily build one in one 'sitting' - but I try and spread the work out to make sure I do a good job. The layout looks like a good start - have you fixed the track down yet?

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby Notroh » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:52 pm

Dave,

It looks a good, we all started somewhere you know, so don't worry, you will get lots of encouragement from everyone on this site.

So just enjoy the ride and of course the hobby!

Best of luck

Peter
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby Emettman » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:14 pm

It looks a very good start indeed: nothing to be defensive about there.
A simple and effective look, and one that is open to change quite easily (first layouts are especially prone to this!)

There is space to allow further development, if wanted, though there's nothing wrong with it turning into a model village (if that turns out to be the major interest) which happens to have a railway line and station.

Chris
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby paulwhalley » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:29 pm

Looks good just how mine started a hornby set for Christmas then it progressed to what I have now.
Keep up the good work

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby David68 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:21 pm

Latest images from the Pallet layout. "Box" Hill is now going to have a church upon it with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission type cemetery (the headstones just happen to be 76cm x 38 cm - perfect for an OO model!)

Using modroc for the first time was messy but so much fun.

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby AustralisRico » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Nice, looking forward to seeing the weathering etc. How's the backstory going sofar?

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby David68 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:38 pm

Evening all

Second layer of Mod Roc over the weekend and now I have made my first ever attempt at scenic decoration. it is OK, but needs a bit of fine tuning and a couple of bushes on top. It is only about 10" long but it is a start

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby VerdevaleRailway » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:12 pm

Hi Dave, I missed the start of your layout, but great to see you're progressing steadily. I too am in the initial stages, so will be keen to see your updates. Keep the photos coming, we like to watch :)

Cheers, V.R.
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby Emettman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:17 am

David68 wrote:...and now I have made my first ever attempt at scenic decoration.

Dave


Better than my first attempt, even bringing all power of "golden memory" to bear.

Chris
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby David68 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:48 pm

Evening all

I have had another hour on the layout, well one corner. It is not there yet, and still looks like scatter mat with some hanging basket liner glued to the edge -hang on, it is!

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I was planning on having an Era 4, early crest layout and the vehicles and 2 locos I have are both of that era. However, when I was a young lad, I remember watching diesels pulling coal wagons between the pits of North Notts and the 2 major power stations of the Trent Valley and I loved it. So I am planning on getting a diesel loco this weekend and then get a small rake of coal wagons.

Dave

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby whynot » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:36 am

The tunnel mouth blends in with the embankment very well indeed. I like it.
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby David68 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:02 pm

Evening all

I thought it time for an update.

I have ripped most of the track to extend it by a single straight and remove all points save one to a short siding. I do not know enough at the moment to play with points and track layouts any more complicated than a couple of ovals. This will all change on the next layout.

The village now has a church, a vicarage and a farm. Next will be ballasting the track up to the tunnel entrances (I don't like the matting or its colour) 2 platforms and finishing off the farm and removing the folds and obvious joints from the hill.

Not sure what my field will look like on the morrow but I am rather proud of it as a first attempt

It may not be much, but i am proud of it and loving every second of being a modeller (under training!)
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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby skyblue » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:32 pm

Looking good - you're making good use of the excellent Metcalfe buildings and it looks like you've built them really well. :)

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Re: Pallet - My First Layout

Postby David68 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:35 pm

skyblue wrote:Looking good - you're making good use of the excellent Metcalfe buildings and it looks like you've built them really well. :)


Thank you, i have become ever so slightly obsessed with them!


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