Llwyndrissi Halt.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:14 pm

I have not done anything much on the layout or its stock of late as my efforts have been towards other avenues. However, I do have plans.
I also am one that spends a lot of time thinking before I go ahead and make something. Not all my model railway related thoughts go towards my layout or my stock (My stock, be it locomotives or what they pull tend to be a little more involved due to the nature of modelling in 7mm narrow gauge in that everything I have has to be built or converted etc, so in a way are little projects in themselves. It is all part of the fun!). Some of my thoughts are along the lines of shareing practical ways to enable others to enter into the hobby without spending money they may not have to spend, as nothing prevents someone trying a new hobby then a glimpse of the prices and it need not be this way.
Today I was in a car boot sale. I looked round. I hardly had anything to spend. I was surprized to see a 1970's Hornby trainset. Looking at it, I was evalueing what was practical in it. It had a pannier (GWR 57xx) and three wagons, a battery controller and track. The track was old steel track so I would not have any need for it myself. The controller... Not really as I used to have one years ago. It worked from two 6volt torch batteries. It was either off, half speed (One battery) or full speed (Two batteries). It worked but not really my thing. The value is in the loco and the wagons. The loco... About £20 (£30 if immaculate in its individual box (This was a set so would be unboxed if seperated). Wagons about £4 each. Out of interest, I asked the price. The gentleman wanted £30 for it. Not a bargain but there again. Not really overpriced considering the practicality of the set to someone like me. Now it was out of my league pricewize and also not what I was after. I love those panniers as one if them was my first loco. However, I don't need one so that was that.
I did however make a purchase of a little model car which cost very little, was roughly the right scale and looked the part, so I plan to use it on my layout.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby BrightonMan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:10 pm

The first loco I bought with my own money was a 57XX Pannier...in 1975 :o

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:43 am

The one that I had (My first loco but indirectly so... as I didn't have it long and furry carpet got stuck in the cogs when I was about six, and it was sent for repair. The man in the shop who took it apart lost the bits but sold my mum a direct replacement for trde price which was I think about half the RRP price). Since then the loco did quite a high milage as far as models go and actually ended up my smoothest and quietest runner. It was on par with todays locos in regards to its running qualities, but from new it was quite noisy. I sold it somewhere around the early to mid 1990's.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Berryman » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:21 pm

Hello Mountain, your layout is progressing nicely. I'll follow with a great interest. Maybe I'll borrow a few ideas for mine if you don't mind. :lol:
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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:14 pm

Go for it Berryman. The ideas I have are meant to be shared.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Sun May 26, 2019 5:35 pm

I have a waggon design on my mind. Well, I have some different sizes of U type lengths. Not exactly U but more angular. The idea is to make use of these. For about 6 to 8 months I have been exploring designs in my mind. I have come up with a plan which should work. I thought I would reserect this thread to say that though no physical work is currently in operation, the planning for this exciting new product has been churning away in my mental workshop for some while! So with a plan in mind, it should not be too long before I get to test to see if the rather novel and simple construction technique I have in mind will work or not.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm

Getting the boards ready for the scenic touch. Don't ask me what the scenic touch is as I don't know yet. I make it up as I go along.
I did break a little resin wheel used to guide the points. No problem. I will make a new one. I should have the odd casting spare.
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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby End2end » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 pm

Mountain wrote:I have not yet fully decided what will end up on my layout. All I can say is that it is not going to be a conventional scene. I am going to have some fun here with a tropical UK based theme with an interesting story involving a characterful individual.

For the milled box, what about a chap creating a dugout canoe to go with the tropical theme?
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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:34 am

Not sure it is the right shape, but I could make another one.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby End2end » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:44 am

Or a (gulp) coffin? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby heda » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 pm

I like the sound of your plan Mountain, nice to see something a little different.
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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:09 pm

The layout... It is almost a cross between a baseboard and an open frame layout I guess. Next job is to fill the holes with depth. :)

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby heda » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:34 pm

You could join the two holes at the top to make a lake and put a bridge over to add interest.
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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby Mountain » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Good idea. Also, at the other end of the layout I can do that too. The side you showed I can't do too deep as the legs fold up under it... But I can go to a certain depth. I shall see how things go.

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Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Postby joshv8 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:48 pm

Great to see some progress Mountain! Ive been waiting to see some work on your layout. Im in awe of your work creating your own track and point levering system.
Do you find the baseboard was lightened significantly with the holes in place?
Did I catch that right your going for a tropical theme? Did you have plans for what you want to run goods or passengers?


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