OllyG: Great Northern Railway

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
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Postby mmurnin900 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:11 am

go for your blue and the 6-8 coats of clear high gloss varnish. I think Petes N gauge layout has a brilliant water feature along with fatnecks dock, for what you want I'd say petes is best
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Postby ollyg16 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:53 pm

Hello Guys and Gals? (any Gals about here?)

A revolution has occured! I spotted a layout on this site that blew my mind (thought I cannot find it now!) Up came all the track and the plan took shape.

I think it is more simple, uses less points and allows more fast running track and a flyover! (both essential for an 8 year old son)

Your thoughts and comments are welcomed.....................honest!


PS I am now a flexi-track convert. "Long Live Flexi-track"


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Postby ollyg16 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:38 pm

Hi Folks

Bit of work done today. Trains are running again!

Some photos to make you realise that your own layout is not too bad after all!!!!!!!!!

Fiddle yard / sidings still subject to planning approval!


PS There is a lot of tidying to be done! Even out the curves, straighten the straights and fill in the missing sleepers. Then on to the scenery!
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Postby Danny » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:00 pm

Hiya there

Like the plan, guess it give you a longer run than a single loop would do. The S bend the tracks make on the first photo will look good with trains zooming around it!


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Postby Spavo » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:59 am

You've done a great job there, looking very good, nice stuff....

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Postby ollyg16 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:27 pm

A couple of videos for your amusement.

Comments Welcome. WE still have a long way to go!!! :lol:




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Postby ollyg16 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:00 pm

If you are bored and would like to waste 2 mins and 13 seconds of your life: watch this.............


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Postby Ijdagger » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:55 pm

nice videos, nice long run by the looks of it.

Shame you lost a cameraman in that unfortunate incident at the end.

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Postby Stuart Reid » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:06 am

Yeah, I'm not entirely convinced by the S-bend, but otherwise I like it, and the important thing is it runs. Having tried 'em, linear layouts are great for modelling and recreating a prototypical site, but you really can't beat an express passenger thundering around the track and periodically passing a slow local or goods coming the other way. Its what proper railway modelling should be about.

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Postby live-frog » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:37 am

Just caught up with this thread - great effort Olly & co.
Nice collection of stock and above all a layout built purely for enjoyment .
Good luck

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Postby waz » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:32 am

Hi Olly !!!

Only just seen your layout videos. Looks like it's going to be a great layout. Pleanty of variation in levels. Looks like it's good fun.

Best Regards


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Postby mumbles » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:24 am

nice vid, nice layout too. some good features developing. may i pass my condolences to the cameraman's family. he died for his art and got a great shot :D made me chuckle muchly

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Postby ollyg16 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:32 pm

Many thanks for your comments.

We are having a ball with this layout! It will never be "perfect" but it will definately be "played with"!

Thanks to you guys for loads of ideas and tech knowledge: you make it easier for the kak-handed among us!

We made the curve 'coz the kids wanted a "corner to go the other way!" I quite like it now, though it has taken up a lot of space.

Some more points are in the post to me! Sidings etc to follow soon.

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Postby peak » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:13 pm

Great vids
Layout coming along.
Super power HST (2 power cars 1 coach!)
I like inverted figure of 8s. (trains have further to go!).
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.


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Postby ollyg16 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:22 pm

We had a bit of fun last night. :lol:


I would like to make a "engine eye" video of the entire layout when it is anyway near complete. However, watching this gives me motion sickness, so it may be a no-go!

I was suprised at how tatty the layout looks from this angle, how much junk I have and how crooked the tracks are! :roll: I would also prefer the train to run slower, but the camera only gives me about 60 seconds before the memory is full, so this is just a "teaser".

Good fun though!

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