Greater Loftchester *Big update!*

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Greater Loftchester *Big update!*

Postby Michaelaface » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:35 am

The curse of my layouts has struck again, and just as I was getting somewhere I'm now moving out of the house it was built in, I'm sure I can dismantle it fairly easily and move it somewhere else, but until then I've decided to work on a small layout in my old, now current, bedroom


so my plan is to build a shelf layout based on the minaries design, this is due to the limited space available in here, although having already built the shelf for a small test track things are working out really well

with a new layout comes new challenges for myself
so this time round I want to do all the ideas I've mentioned elsewhere in this forum
my goal is to use as little RTR stuff as possible, so that means I'll be building all the track myself (well apart from the fiddle yard section, I'm just going to use leftovers for that) and also the buildings and rolling stock, probably not locos though

here's a ratio coach that I've been working on, really like how this is turning out

and finally the lot will be controlled via DCC, now that I've upgraded my set up, my plan is to set it up so I can automate the whole thing and then I can just watch it all working, but also if I want to I can control everything from my phone using the Z21 app


this stuff was a bit pricey, but I'm more than happy with what it's now allowed me to do
with the Z21 app I can program all the routes into my phone and running trains is very easy, I'm very impressed with all of this stuff

era and setting will be British rail steam around lancashire and yorkshire as always, but at the same time its my layout I can run whatever I want ;)

all thoughts and questions welcome
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Re: Mancashire Central

Postby Michaelaface » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:03 am

scenic board sorted
track plan laid out
now on to building the track


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