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Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:21 am
by RailwayRobbo
dan8400 and I came up with an idea for a thread that's a little different.
We get loads of brilliant pictures of layout features such as Stations, Good Yards, Loco Sheds etc but hardly see a full panoramic picture of the full layout or where it's situated. So what we are asking members of the forum to do is take a picture getting as much of your layout in it as possible to show us where you have your layout.
I'll start the ball rolling with this picture of the interior of my Layout Shed which houses PETERSDALE.
It was taken with the camera on a tripod outside the entrance door.

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I'll take another later from the inside looking out.

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:26 am
by Bufferstop
My layout lives around the walls of an 8' x 8' area on the lower floor of our upside down house. You enter on the upper floor at the front, descend a stair case at the rear which opens into an area with bedrooms off to the two sides, the area in between has bookshelves and the layout.
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To get any more of it in one shot I'd need a fisheye lens, or a sledgehammer
The sky is painted straight onto the wall, with the backscene cut off at tree top/rooftop level. The dark object top centre is a 1ft deep pelmet in line with the front edge of the boards, there are three five foot daylight tube lamps concealed behind it. I usually operate the layout standing in the centre, but the chair when it's not covered in junk allows me to sit with the same eye level.
Desk and workbench are behind the camera extending into the space below the stairs.

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:27 pm
by Lancastrian
My main layout 00/HOe (009) has its own wedge shaped bedroom, the dimensions of the baseboard are:

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My garden layout is, well in the garden covering an area approximately 36' by 10'

My Z and N layouts are in another bedroom, the N baseboard is 4' x 3' and the Z 3'6" x 2'

Oh and my Train in a Tin, sleeps in the tin.

One bedroom left and that is mine. :D

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:44 pm
by GeoFF03
My 6x4 layout lives in the 12x9 spare bedroom. It's not easy to get a full view due to all the other clutter in the room, but here goes:
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and looking the other way
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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:38 pm
by Emettman
I've never had an layout installed indoors at home.
Of the eight layouts I've completed, not counting small window display items, most have been portable, with two being specifically designed for exhibitions and never being fully assembled at home (2 adjacent boards out of 4 at a time, for alignment and electrical checks.)

The three "permanent" layouts have all been outdoors: One 16.5 mm gauge and the other two 45mm gauge.

The third of the garden railways.

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Possibly my most unusual location: the children's ward at my local hospital
G scale Playmobil R/C, on bolted-together kid's bedroom furniture, on castors.

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Chris,

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:17 pm
by Lancastrian
I like the idea of a layout for children in a hospital, I bet it brings many hours of pleasure for them, well done Emettman . :D

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:47 pm
by dan8400
Well done for getting the ball rolling Pete.

I am a little snowed under due to the birth of our second child on Thursday. I will, however, get some pictures up and reply to this post in the next day or two.

I'll just put a picture of the outside of my shed here for now just to show something. The shed has been extended and fencing etc done since this picture, but it gives you an idea. 3.6m x 6m or 12' x 20'

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Thanks
Dan

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:03 pm
by Emettman
Lancastrian wrote:I like the idea of a layout for children in a hospital, I bet it brings many hours of pleasure for them, well done Emettman . :D


Thank you. The key point was having "on call" people for rapid maintenance and repair.
The radio control was also the right approach here.

It was in (popular) service for three years. It had to go because they needed the space for extra beds: not a railway reason.
**All the trains and track were donated by Playmobil.** ex-display department stock.

Chris.

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:31 pm
by Dad-1
Err which one ?
Only 2 are ready for use, the others are packed away.
St Oval in the garage, set high so I can store things like cycles and
lawn mower beneath. Here it sits.

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Actual overall picture of scenic part not available.

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Then in the loft I have my first ever layout. Two Short Planks.

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Being 16 ft long and only 1 foot wide pictures giving some ideas of what it's
like overall isn't possible, just a token shot from many years ago before we moved.

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I wish I had a decent shed, or room in the house I could use,
but my shed has the two packed away layouts that only get used
on 'outings'.

Geoff T.

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:32 pm
by lozstlouis
dan8400 wrote:I am a little snowed under due to the birth of our second child on Thursday.


Wow congrats! Got your hands full then.

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:33 pm
by lozstlouis

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:00 pm
by dan8400
lozstlouis wrote:
dan8400 wrote:I am a little snowed under due to the birth of our second child on Thursday.


Wow congrats! Got your hands full then.



Thank you. And yes we sure have. He was 10lbs 15 so my wife needs running round and looking after too. I won't go into birth details, but, the wife, a newborn and a three year old is making me quite busy.

My friends laugh when I say I'm looking forward to going back to work :shock:

Thanks
Dan

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:25 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Panoramic Views of Gateside and Northbridge are very difficult due to the beams in the loft, tried a few tonight with the phone camera, working round the layout....

Busy Gateside
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Northbridge Approaches
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Northbridge Station
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Mavisbank Station
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Jim

Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:24 pm
by sishades
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.

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Re: Where have you got your layout?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:54 pm
by Emettman
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."

Chris.