Dynamite25's OO loft Layout

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Postby John » Wed May 10, 2006 7:09 pm

lots of sawing and banging going on in that second video!
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Postby dynamite25 » Wed May 10, 2006 7:45 pm

That was my dad making a small piece of fencing to go next to the shed to stop the dogs getting through.
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Postby dynamite25 » Thu May 11, 2006 5:14 pm

I have decided to split my layout into two areas which are a country side scene and town scene so a new track plan has been done but the fiddle yard will remain where it is,the town side will have the bigger station and country side will have the smaller station the diesel depot and steam sheds have been moved to the upper level as there is more room.

I have added a long viaduct and two bridges to carry the upper tracks over the lower tracks and the incline has been moved over 4 or 5 inches,and connects to the upper level further round the layout has to where it joined it before.

Have a look at the track plan and tell me what you all think.

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Postby Raider » Thu May 11, 2006 5:58 pm

Looks interesting Steven.

I guess it's not until you start to put track down that you find the limitations of what you have designed.

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Postby dynamite25 » Thu May 11, 2006 6:28 pm

The baseboard for the track plan is the same as whats in the loft so really what i have planned will fit in without any problems,but will be alot more wood work than i would have done for the other track plan i did and i will need to buy a left hand express point but not sure whether i will need more flexi track yet till i start again.


I think this track plan is far better than my other i have done as i have got the two stations i want aswell as keeping the diesel depot and steam loco sheds,and i also get the country scene i have always wanted but couldn't quite get it to fit in till now with a town scene aswell.


And i still haven't decided were to have my controller for the layout as i have two places where i can have them but one end is bigger than the other end,but i think i will have them near the hatch opening that way i can get to the toilet quicker.
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Postby matzo » Thu May 11, 2006 7:15 pm

My 00 gauge layout is split up into two halves i allways think its the best way to do it, especiely with circles
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Postby dynamite25 » Fri May 12, 2006 12:29 am

Right my layout will be put on hold for afew weeks till we have fitted a Velux skylight window in to get rid of some of the heat when it's sunny outside,i hope it won't be to long maybe two or three weeks tops as we will have to save the money up to buy one and we will be fitting it our selfs as it looks easy to fit.
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Postby Dave777 » Fri May 12, 2006 8:14 am

Have you noticed how many of your replies in this thread start with 'Well' or 'Right' ?! :) :)
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Postby mikem » Fri May 12, 2006 10:21 am

Maybe Buddy Holly is their inspiration? :lol:
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Postby dynamite25 » Fri May 12, 2006 3:01 pm

Probably to many Dave.
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Postby westbrom » Fri May 12, 2006 3:31 pm

Very nice track plan Dynamite25, with loads of opperational potential.


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Postby Kentman98 » Fri May 12, 2006 8:01 pm

dynamite25 wrote:i hope it won't be to long maybe two or three weeks tops as we will have to save the money up to buy one and we will be fitting it our selfs as it looks easy to fit.


if you like climbing about on roof tops that is....... :?

My knees turn to jelly as soon as I put a foot on the first rung of a ladder :lol:
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Postby dynamite25 » Fri May 12, 2006 8:23 pm

Our roof is pretty low so we won't need to climb onto the roof to do anything really as the bottom of the window will be about 3ft from the floor,and the top at about 5ft high from the floor so we can fit it in just standing on the loft floor and not have to climb out onto the roof to do anything.


It should cost about £200-£210 to buy it and to fit it in place but we were going to have two but it would cost twice that,so we are just having the one fitted which should help get rid of some of the heat out of the loft when it's hot outside.
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Postby Kentman98 » Fri May 12, 2006 9:27 pm

Oh ok! I know nothing about these windows but I just assumed you might have to get on the roof to remove the tiles and seal the frame once the window is in (plus the tidying up of the tiles assuming it won't simply be a case of whole tiles being removed)

Good luck and let us know how it goes.....I might just consider making another mod to my loft.............
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Postby dr5euss » Fri May 12, 2006 9:34 pm

I think you will need to go up there, but you'll only need a ladder with a hook to go over the ridge tiles, and another one to get up to that.


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