Where have you got your layout?

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby Emettman » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:54 pm

sishades wrote:I normally keep mine in the spare state room....Here it is this morning. Vlad Putin likes to come over and play trains once in a while.


Well, if we are going up-scale, it must always be remembered that God is a model railway enthusiast.
Isaiah 6:1 (KJV) " In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby sishades » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Well, if we are going up-scale, it must always be remembered that God is a model railway enthusiast.
Isaiah 6:1 (KJV) " In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."


Maybe, but he models N guage so it does not count :)
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby lozstlouis » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:01 pm

sishades wrote:I normally keep mine in the spare state room....


lols
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:12 pm

My plans for a large layout exceed the size of my house. So within the next few years, I will sell the house (there are too many pillars/walls in the way at the moment) and purchase a large portal span building for the layout. (If the vendor throws in a small house/cottage at the side, I am sure that will please the wife)
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby Ken Shabby » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:43 pm

I started off with a shelf layout / test track which was around 5 ft by 0.5 ft and which never had ballast or scenery. This was replaced by a 9ft by 4ft layout in the narrow study in our loft which again was never finished.
A couple of years back I moved into the loft bedroom and started my current layout which is evolving slowly , very slowly.

Ken

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby Fratton71D » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:48 pm

Shawhurst is squeezed into a small bedroom which had been used as a study of sorts, now It's my railway room.

The first photo was taken from the entrance door. Behind me and shown in the second photo are two cupboards from Staples which house railway books and magazines etc. Onto top of these cupboards are some of my stock storage containers and various boxes containing all of the sundry modelling items used or still to be used in the construction of Shawhurst.
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby Emettman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:12 pm

Ken Shabby wrote:... which again was never finished.
Ken


A bit of a drift.
My first three real projects never near to completion, even by the most optimistic usage of "complete".
Since then I've had at least four more which got definitively abandoned as "not working out."

Discovering what I do have the time, 'energy, motivation, money, space and skill for for has been useful.
Faster learning would have saved time and money.

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby Forfarian » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Mine is in the maids quarters on the third floor :lol:
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby dan8400 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:43 pm

Hi everyone,

So, I've finally got round to posting on here.

My layout is housed in a purpose built (by me) shed. Measuring 6m x 3.6m or 20' x 12'. There is an extension on the end of a further 2.1m or 7'. This is for garden stuff but does house the turn around/ gradient change tracks.

Outside of the shed:

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Door open:

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Right hand side:

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The door closes in three stages.
Door closed:

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Hidden mainline / back scene flap down:

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Mainline hinged section closed. (Work in progress and bridge missing) :

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Left hand side:

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I hope this gives people an insight into my shed, where the layout lives and my entry procedure.

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:40 pm

Sorry to put my elf an safety head on Dan, but I am putting a prohition order on your shed, until you put this sign on the door! :lol:

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I will also need a written safety procedure pasted on the other side, a full instructional tutorial video, a training records book and immediate induction of wife and friends.

Or don't let another sole every set foot in there! :D

Do you need a special permit to be able to move large bodies of water?
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby dan8400 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:46 pm

I am the only one in there 99% of the time. It's not complicated to get out. But I do take your point.

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, goes in there without me anyway. People tend to look with their hands :shock:

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Dan
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby lozstlouis » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:54 pm

dan8400 wrote:People tend to look with their hands :shock:


I used to fear the small people - but the grown ups are worse!!
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby dan8400 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:29 am

lozstlouis wrote:
dan8400 wrote:People tend to look with their hands :shock:


I used to fear the small people - but the grown ups are worse!!


I completely agree. All of the children I've had in my shed for a look are very well behaved. Adults have to pick things up. Even if they are glued down...

Children are very interested. And, as some of you may know, they love taking control of a train and moving it around. I doubt any of them want their own railway yet but it's nice that they like playing with mine

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Dan
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby b308 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:10 pm

Spare room:

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:27 am

I like that b308,

Pictures of controlled chaos !!
I could be happy in there.

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