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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:00 pm

The layout has basically remained the same for the past year.
I just playing trains all the time.
I intend to add more sound to my loco fleet but I'm a bit short of funds at present.
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2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Re: Slightly

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Short of Funds .......
You're not the only one .......
I've decided 2 x Sound is enough to show the concept !!
Have you ever been driven to switching the sound off ...... just for some peace & quiet ??

Geoff T.
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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:52 pm

Have you ever been driven to switching the sound off

I turn it off when I'm not in the shed!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:19 am

It's been a while since I posted anything!

http://s122.photobucket.com/user/peakxv ... 2.mp4.html

The video shows a train running round the layout.
Not much has been done except I have been using it to run trains!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Re: Slightly

Postby nickbrad » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:33 am

Nothing wrong with that, it's there to be enjoyed :D

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Re: Slightly

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:33 am

Hi Andy,

About time you got back here !!
Even if just to make us envious of a (almost?) completed layout you can just enjoy driving around !!

Nice one !!!

Geoff T.
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Re: Slightly

Postby whynot » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:05 pm

My first visit to this layout - with that space and the views, why do anything other than run it? Fantastic! Makes me wish I'd started dabbling in the wonderful world of model railwaying much earlier in life! So good - thanks for resurrecting it for newcomers.
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Re: Slightly

Postby iankemp » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:29 pm

Welcome back Andy.

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Re: Slightly

Postby Midlifecrisis » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:31 pm

WOW !!!

These 71 pages have proved time travel is possible !!! One minute it was 4:30 next thing it was 7:30 and seemingly the granddaughter was here but I hardly noticed Lol

What an amazing layout
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Re: Slightly

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:51 pm

I will echo "whynots" comments, except that I read all 71 pages yesterday/this morning, but was so bleary eyed and past my bedtime that I couldn't post!

P.S. Had to re-read last page several times before it sank in that a whole year had past between 2 posts! Now that's what you call concentration on "play time" that he forgot he had a computer! :D Good on yer Peak!
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Re: Slightly

Postby carnehan » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:26 pm

What a fantastic layout. I've thoroughly enjoyed all 71 pages of reading.

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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:48 am

Thanks for all the comments.
The layout had stood still for quite some time as the shed roof had devloped a few leaks!
It's all part of the learning curve!



Over a period of 2 days late last year I stripped and renewed the roof (an amazing feat for me!).
I then had to wait a week or so to see if all the leaks have been fixed.

Below is a pic of the roof prior to work commencing.


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As you can see the roof had bubbled and there are lakes on it!

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The new roof looks fine except that Wickes set one brown panel! It was the last to be fitted as well!

The inside of the shed looked a bit of a mess too!

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Now all the leaks have gone and the base boards that got wet have now dried out.
Repairs have been made to the layout and running has been going on since.
A few problems here and there.
With a layout this size it has to be said that maintenance takes up most of my "train" time.
But I'm back in the groove.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

Regards

Andy



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Re: Slightly

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:34 pm

Andy, I'd consider one or more track cleaning wagons, suitably disguised perhaps, marshalled in a couple of trains. It wouldn't completely remove the need for track maintenance, but it would considerably reduce it.
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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:03 pm

I've tried lots of different ways of cleaning tracks and after all that you can't beat a good old Peco track rubber!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Re: Slightly

Postby peak » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:07 am

Here is a video of my latest loco.
No45 the class 14.


http://youtu.be/q4vYvYWjvRA

I really do like this little loco and had to have one.
So in my world Metro-Cammell at Washwood Heath have acquired this loco for there works and sent it to "Slightly" for testing.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

Regards

Andy



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