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MrT
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Postby MrT » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:30 pm

Brilliant stuff Andy, I didn't realise just how big the layout is until I watched that. Listening to/watching the 20s makes me look forward to running mine for the first time - thanks!

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:50 pm

Looking good - great to see the whole layout too.

Guessed I might be in the minority re the 20's sound but ugh not for me except sounded good once running, it's the screech that puts me off. Railway Philistine I know but hey you like it and that really is what counts.

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Postby dr5euss » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:52 pm

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Postby mumbles » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:32 pm

great vids
i like the long rake of hoppers trundling round, looks ace. it is making me wanna leave my winter scene alone and get my butt up in the attic and run some trains for a change
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Postby peak » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:09 pm

dr5euss wrote
Blimey, over by the loco shed area it's like a mini Bescot

It's actually based on Saltly hence the name Slightly.
The whole layout is based on diesel shed movements, in and out, refuel, bit of maintenance and storage.
The running lines are secondary to my requirements but the first part of the layout that I built.
To run the layout as I want I will require lot's of loco's, approximately 40ish!!!

mumbles Go on! run some trains! you know you want too!

MrT I look forward to seeing your 20's running.

joshing_man wrote
Guessed I might be in the minority re the 20's sound but ugh not for me except sounded good once running, it's the screech that puts me off. Railway Philistine I know but hey you like it and that really is what counts.

I wont hold it against you mate.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Postby British Rail » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:38 pm

Superb Andy. The videos are great, I especially like the depot area with all those wonderful BR blue locos....... those peaks really looks the part 8) Those 20's look beautiful "nose to nose" .....

I've enjoyed catching up,
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Postby peak » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:39 pm

Back Ache!
Spent most of my day off on my back or crunched up a corner under the layout?
Fitting signal control electronics is painful :x and to top it all when you spent hours in pain and frustration all that happens is when a train goes past the signal it turns red! :lol:
Sorry no picture update today (nothing to show!).
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby peak » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:13 pm

Have been having a go at some scenery, not one of my good points!
This is the lower corner of the layout.
I have built a road going across at an angle.
Using a piece of off cut ply supported on some off cut blocks.
Then painted grey.
Pavements are card with cuts in it to give a vision of slabs. Then given a wash of black which is quickly rubbed off.
The road is painted coal black with white "trim line" cut into sections for the road line.
This was done prior to fixing in place.

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Supports added to guide mod rock.
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Mod rock added. (very messy) over screwed up kitchen tissue.
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Then once again painted grey.
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I'm in the process of added greenery at the moment but in this weather the glue takes a couple of days to dry.

I want to put a broken fence along the edge of the slope to the railway and a new fence along the side of the pavement, I'm thinking of putting a concrete fence on the far side of the road!
Then adding detail like shopping trolleys etc!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby K9-70 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:26 pm

Peak wrote;
I want to put a broken fence along the edge of the slope to the railway


All you need to complete the model is a couple of railway enthusiasts at the top of the hill watching the trains go by :)

Looking good mate, keep it up.

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Postby leopard » Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:32 pm

spotters?

like the group at Toton the other day on the hill...

actually its a good idea, a layout with at least one spotter has 'something missing'

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Postby retroman » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:02 pm

Looking good Andy, if you are adding greenery then paint the base green rather than grey ........ saves a lot o' grief later.

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Postby waz » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:51 am

Only just seen the videos. I've said it before and I'll say it again---this is going to be one of the all time great layouts !!!!!!!!!!

GREAT work.

My Very Best Regards

BILL.

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Postby peak » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:13 pm

dale.albiston and K9-70 wrote.
spotters?
railway enthusiasts

Of coarse!

retroman wrote.
if you are adding greenery then paint the base green rather than grey ........ saves a lot o' grief later.

To late already started!

waz wrote.
this is going to be one of the all time great layouts !!!!!!!!!!

Wow thanks!
Boy thats going to be hard to live up to!
I'd better get my act together!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby Rob Evans » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:56 am

Hi

have justed joined the forum from South Australia, some excellent work on your layout. Looking good from Downunder

regards

Rob
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Postby Rammy » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:03 pm

Looks great Andy. Keep up the good work.


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