The VLBR

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The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:06 pm

Hello everyone,
thanks for adding me as a new member (and as a newbie too :oops: ) of this great forum.
Let me introduce you to the VLBR (the Very Low Budget Railway).
Step #1: I watched this video several times and I decided to build a layout like the Ten A Penny:
https://youtu.be/GqO9zNfseSs?t=421

VLBR #1.jpg


Step #2: I drawn a little track plan:

VLBR #2.jpg


Step #3: I built a cheap basebord:

VLBR #3.jpg


VLBR #4.jpg


That's all folks ! Updates will follow ASAP !

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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:28 pm

Time to lay the track !

VLBR #5.jpg

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Re: The VLBR

Postby Alexander Court » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:22 pm

Good luck! Look forward to seeing what you create :D

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Re: The VLBR

Postby footplat47 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:15 pm

Thats what it is all about having fun :D :D ....................John
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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:31 am

Done ! I'm very happy with the result. And now it's time for the first running session I guess. :D

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VLBR #8.jpg


The layout needs a shed (or two), a station, a few houses and some greenery.

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Re: The VLBR

Postby Mountain » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:06 pm

Nice. A great idea!

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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:23 am

Thanks. :D

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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:47 am

This is the very first running session: https://youtu.be/nrNLeHQBmj8

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Re: The VLBR

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:07 am

You've certainly squeezed your quart and a bit into the pint pot, with small locos and short trains there's plenty of operating potential. The only improvement I would suggest at this stage is a one inch thick batten fastened to the two long edges, to prevent any suicidal leaps by wayward rolling stock, or derailments caused when reaching over the front edge. Great start.
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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:52 pm

Bufferstop wrote:You've certainly squeezed your quart and a bit into the pint pot, with small locos and short trains there's plenty of operating potential.Great start.
Thanks. :D
Bufferstop wrote:The only improvement I would suggest at this stage is a one inch thick batten fastened to the two long edges, to prevent any suicidal leaps by wayward rolling stock, or derailments caused when reaching over the front edge.
Done. My layout has been laid on a spare bed. I remove my layout when I need the bed.

VLBR #10.jpg

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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:15 am

That's all for this month folks ! Because I spent my entire october model railway budget. :mrgreen:
Thanks for watching my thread.

Oops ! I forgot to write the dimensions: 0.92m x 1.27m

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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 am

When I'll be a little bit richer than today (hope so !) I'll buy one Peco left handed point (ST-241). I'll build a new siding.

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Re: The VLBR

Postby OldBandit » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:30 pm

Today, I removed one point and one siding. This siding was a little bit too short for what I really need.

VLBR #16.jpg

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Re: The VLBR

Postby End2end » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:27 pm

What I like about your layout OldBandit is that you can take a train from one siding round the layout straight into another siding. :)
None of that.... take the whole train past the point and reverse into the siding back down the mainline, like so many trackmats. :roll:
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