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Postby Infrontcat » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:42 pm

Hi Andy

Lovely shots of the twin 20s topped off with a great pic complete with idling Brush Type II waiting for the 'off' :D

Cheers mate, enjoyed as ever ;)

Tim
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Postby retroman » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:25 pm

LOVE IT!

Choppers ... you have to buy 2!!
1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

My Layout: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE
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Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:30 pm

Great Stuff, a nice collection of hoppers.

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Postby peak » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:56 pm

retroman wrote
Choppers ... you have to buy 2!!

Yes you do!
Both fitted with sound and are fantastic.
I just run them up and down the shed roads for the hell of it!

m.levin wrote
a nice collection of hoppers.

Only need 3 more to make my rake of 21.
Then I need 21 loaded ones to go the other way!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:20 am

Soooooo much space! Great pics as always Andy. What do 2 sound fitetd 20's sound like?? :shock:

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Postby live-frog » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:49 am

Metrocamel wrote:Soooooo much space! Great pics as always Andy. What do 2 sound fitetd 20's sound like?? :shock:


Yeah - let's have a video with sound track !!
Ron

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Postby retroman » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:16 pm

Lots of whistling, with that EE beat providing the ground bass.
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My Layout: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE
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Postby peak » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:26 pm

I don't have a video cam of my own so I will try to beg borrow one off someone and do some films!
Watch this space!
But no promises!
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Postby Watercress » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:23 pm

It sure is looking great as per usual.

Just out of interest whats the incline to the raised area? Apologies if its mentioned in an earlier thread.

Si

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Postby peak » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:35 pm

Watercress wrote.

whats the incline to the raised area


1 in 30 to 1 in 40
This incline I have found to be just right!
It looks right (very important in a model!).
All my loco,s can haul 9 plus carriages up them.
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Postby peak » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:45 pm

Small update.
Started doing some work on the south end of the layout.
This corner will have a road running diagonally across it with a steep bank down to the railway and waste land beyond the road. A far to common sight in the seventies.

Pic.1 Shows basic construction of the corner using bits of cut off wood left over from the layout legs. (Never throw anything away!) Hard board used to form the edges.
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Pic 2. Shows the base of the road with pavement already added. Made from off cut ply that came from the sheet that I made the incline track bed from.
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Pic 3. This shows the area were I intend to put the junction (disused) signal box
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Pic 4. Signal box in place (this was a gift from my daughter so I must use It.) I thinking of cutting the steps off. Wot do you think?
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To finish this stage of the construction every thing is painted in my favourite railway model colour Grey
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Lofty

Postby Lofty » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:01 pm

Hi Andy,

It might not appeal to your daughter but you could always board up the windows. I have the remnants of one I did some time ago. I used a plain brown envelope to cut out the ‘boards’

Incidentally one of my ‘big time mistakes’ was to list a present that I had got on Fleebay, where the ‘giver’ noticed it :oops:

Lofty

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Postby peak » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:08 pm

Mr Lofty wrote
brown envelope

I like it!
Cut into small sections and use as planks across the windows. (And it will cost zero pennys, and I'll be recycling too.).
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Postby Class 60 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:17 pm

Hi Andy,

Nice start to the corner, always good to add something different than a hill! and i think a "modern" style road will add atmosphere to it especially the planned Waste Land!!

I agree with Lofty on the Signal Box - if your going with a disused signal box then "Board" up the windows! As for the steps, thats a difficult choice because im pretty sure they got rid of steps but i think if you severely weather them and the signal box then it wouldn't look too out of place if you keep them on there.

Adam

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Postby davek » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:41 am

Lovely pics of the choppers! You have a great space there, nice ballasting too!


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