Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51

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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:52 pm

PTmodeller wrote:*Cough* Build a platform * Cough*


Hmm, seem to recall trying that once...
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Ok, but much too flimsy.

Peter- A possability indeed, mbut the board is only wide enough for three tracks max. (Four if I risk losing a train to the minefield that is my bedroom floor...
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Postby PTmodeller » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:55 pm

Metrocamel wrote:[Four if I risk losing a train to the minefield that is my bedroom floor...


Seriously, don't try it, I'm speaking from expierience...

How about a kit, maybe Metcalfe?

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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:21 pm

Good thinking. I really liked Hornby's skaledale platforms, nice and rural looking. But they're expensive and I'd need 8 plus two ends!
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Postby PTmodeller » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:30 pm

Skaledale is extortianate, I agree. I dunno how anyone could make a terrace with them :roll:

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Postby Metrocamel » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:19 pm

Just been doing a bit o' ballasting and used that old platform I made to space the inner loop.
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More updates soon 8)

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Postby Class 60 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:15 am

Liam mate, its looking Fantastic :shock:

Superb detail mate, im loving the Petroleum sign and the Oil tanks!

One word of advice - the mainlines for the Station will be lightly weathered ballast -almost newish looking but plenty of Oil drip staines of where the loco's/DMU's have been idleing.

Looking forward to a cab ride video :wink:

Cheers mate

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Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:33 am

Metrocamel wrote:Good thinking. I really liked Hornby's skaledale platforms, nice and rural looking. But they're expensive and I'd need 8 plus two ends!


Why not have another go at making the platforms yourself ? If I can do it anyone can, and it's much cheaper than buying them retail - leaving you ££ for other things for your railway.

I'm liking the updates :)

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Postby peak » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:09 pm

Nice bit of track work there.
I also liked the crane in the siding.
Looking good mate.
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:06 pm

:D Hi mate,

Fantastic work!!! Well done. I do agree, the crane looks excellent. The trackwork is looking quite realistic now with the painting and ballasting!

Good job! Keep up the good work! :D

P.S. Must have a go at building some platform? :shock:
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Postby Lofty » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:32 pm

Metrocamel wrote:but I've been changing my mind as many times as Lofty :wink:

Ah, but I have a cunning plan to build a new layout :wink:

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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:45 pm

lofty wrote:
Metrocamel wrote:but I've been changing my mind as many times as Lofty :wink:

Ah, but I have a cunning plan to build a new layout :wink:

Lofty


Another one? :wink:
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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:03 pm

Not really an update but the ballast has set solid! Have taken a few vids with sound of testing locos and units on the mainline.
Plus something to keep Adam happy :wink:

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A loud Lima 156!

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Fast Hornby 50!

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Cab ride. Excuse the incident at the end (didn't realise the camera was so wide). Otehrwise this is juat about the best of four takes :)

More updates soon.

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Postby Class 60 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:35 pm

Thanks for them mate 8) you are soon becoming a Jedi video master my young apprentice :lol: :wink:

the layout has got a great feel to it - one my favourite to read and follow progress!

Keep it up mate

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Postby K9-70 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:49 pm

Metrocamel wrote;
I'd also like to say that while "filming" I managed to send 142065 up the wrong siding at high speed and into a four wagon train which subsequently spilled coal and scrap metal all over the joint but left the Pacer completely intact! Build quality indeed... :?


I see the railbus has been sent to the rear siding for attention after her slight mishap the other day :cry:
I also noticed that the track gang must have been working very hard to clear up the mess that was left behind :lol: Are the track gang not allowed a break over the holiday period :?:

Liked the cab ride video, :idea: any chance of doing a complete circut :?:

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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:16 pm

K9-70 wrote:Are the track gang not allowed a break over the holiday period :?:



The track gang never sleeps... :twisted:

Alas, I can't complete a circuit at present :cry: I could put up the removable board and complete the outer loop but their isn't enough clearance for the camera as it passes the walls. When the inner loop gets done :roll: Maybe then.

I might still complete the loop for a few vids though :wink:
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