Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

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Re: Loftfordshire

Postby End2end » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:58 pm

Michaelaface wrote:actually no, ignore that, a helix would limit the scenic area far too much, I'll work something out

Smaller gauge perhaps? N or 009?
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Re: Loftfordshire

Postby Michaelaface » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:02 pm

threw together a quick plan

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Re: Loftfordshire

Postby Michaelaface » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:04 pm

End2end wrote:
Michaelaface wrote:actually no, ignore that, a helix would limit the scenic area far too much, I'll work something out

Smaller gauge perhaps? N or 009?
Thanks
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I've considered N-gauge a lot, to the extent that I bought some N-gauge stock and build a small oval out of some spare wood, but I like my collection OO locos and want to see them running, rather then starting again with N

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Michaelaface » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:19 pm

I've decided I'm not going to let a stupid floor get the better of me, rebuilding the baseboard outside of the loft so I know it's level and sturdy, taking more time to make sure everything is well supported, also redesigning the structure for extra stability (should have done this in the first place, but I was too eager to get trains running)

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:02 pm

Michaela I like the attitude !!
I also hate being beaten by some inanimate piece of wood, plastic, or metal !!
You're certainly not the first to have rushed to get things running and taken the
occasional short cut that comes back to bite.

I can remember crying with rage & frustration when I couldn't get some meccano
nuts to go on almost inaccessible bolts. Threw said masterpiece on the floor, but
when I came back after cooling down I managed ...... Just don't give up !!

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:13 pm

Michaelaface wrote:I've decided I'm not going to let a stupid floor get the better of me, rebuilding the baseboard outside of the loft



Good for you!

Does that mean the name will also have to change when it's out of the loft?

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Michaelaface » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:00 pm

loftfordshite maybe?

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:03 pm

Only if you're going to be a "Punk Rocker"
Certainly no good if you're going "Garage"

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Michaelaface » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:43 am

So I've been busy

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:34 am

So we see

All that in 2 days !!
Glad I don't work at that rate otherwise I'd have
finished all my layouts years ago .... and what then ??

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby Michaelaface » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:03 am

Dad-1 wrote:So we see

All that in 2 days !!
Glad I don't work at that rate otherwise I'd have
finished all my layouts years ago .... and what then ??

Geoff T.


I also did most of the ballasting too, had a few days off in this house and my parents are away on holiday so it was the ideal time to get as much done as possible, moving the whole thing back into the loft at the moment, hopefully this image shows the challenge I face up here >_<

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby james2k » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:01 am

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby nickbrad » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:31 pm

I've just been catching up on your struggles, I'm glad you haven't given up. The helix idea would have been bad in that room as what goes up, must also come down, meaning essentially you need 8ft for a pair in 00. Your trackplan looks good and I look forward to seeing more progress shots, (unless of course you've already finished by now).

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Re: Loftfordshire, is there life in this yet?!

Postby js1975 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:30 am

Is there an update soon? I'd quite like to know about the ballasting!


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