Dynamite25's OO loft Layout

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Postby PeterH » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:03 am

Geezer wrote:don't forget the garden layouts


Well naturally, I should of specified one of the biggest indoor layouts
"Gentlemen, pray silence for the President of the Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things."; 'Make Tea, not Love.'
Camel Spotting Thread.
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Postby dynamite25 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:36 pm

I have now fitted both MDF boards to the back piece but I need to remove them so I can recess the hinges so the boards are level and I was going to cut the second one today but it started to rain,so I fitted it to the layout but I might still cut it when I remove them but I will see and the other hinged section should be refitted back on the layout by Sunday.


I will post Pictures tomorrow and Sunday is the last day to work on the layout as Monday I am away for 4 days at my sisters in Norfolk as she is moving house and we are helping her,then two weeks after that I am on holiday for two weeks in Norfolk as my parents wanted to spend our holiday near my sister as they miss her being so far away from us.


So the two weeks I have before I go on holiday I hope to have my trains running again and the lower level point motors wired up.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby dynamite25 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:52 pm

Restarted work again my layout today and got the hinges recessed and refitted them and the boards too I also screwed a 25mmx50mm length of wood to the front piece and screwed the boards to that as the front piece will be screwed to the baseboard,then I stuck the hinged section on top to see how heavy it was lifting both up and I am going to have to split both sections up as it is to heavy to lift up altogether so that is my next job tomorrow.


I had an idea that it would be heavy but not that heavy but it's better to sort it now than later.


I will have pics up during the week once I got it sorted.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby mumbles » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:00 pm

good to see you back into it, was it a 'too hot in the attic' break?

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Postby dynamite25 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:06 pm

No the loft has been fine it's just I haven't been feeling up to working on the layout.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby dynamite25 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:21 pm

Got it done today but just need a few odd ends sorting out tomorrow then I can lay track down tomorrow or Wednesday.


First two pics show the new MDF sheets in place with the hinged section in place.

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These next two show the hinged section in two pieces rather than one long one as before.

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This one shows where the upper level section has been cut so it's in two sections.

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And this one is where I had to put a support piece to support the hinged section in the middle but it will be made removable so I can still get about the loft.

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But once I did all that I lifted one section up and it was a lot lighter but then I ran into another problem which is when I lift the sections up to get to the track below I only have about 8 inches clearance between the baseboard and the upper section when lifted up,because the hinged section hits the rafters above so I will have to remove the hinged sections to lift the upper level up to give me the room I need to clean the tracks below and to fix any loco and it only takes me 2 mins to undo the screws to remove the hinged sections so not a big problem.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:47 pm

Great stuff mate.
When you pack your layout up, does it fit in a cigarette box?

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Postby leopard » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:46 pm

you have a definite knack with wood and no mistake.

its bordering on sacrilege to actually spoil that work of art with something so basic as actual track

it puts my efforts to shame, but then a ramshakle hut puts mine to shame.

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Postby dynamite25 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:24 pm

I was going to order all my stuff for the layout in November but decided to order some things yesterday instead So I have ordered.

Knightwing Kits From Express Models

1xPM103 Fuelling Points
1xEXL103 Lighting Kit For PM103 Fuelling Points Kit
1xPM116 Diesel/ Oil Depot
1xPM108 Drums, Packing Cases etc

Hornby and Peco Items from Hattons

6xR603 Long Straight
4xR608 3rd Radius Curve
1xR614 Left hand diamond crossing
4xJAV/PIN Packet of trackpins
2xLK56 Loco inspection pit for Code 100 track
4xSL10 Pack of 24 metal rail joiners/fishplates for Code 100 track
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby dynamite25 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:36 pm

Fitted the rest of the supports for the upper level just need to make some L brackets for the back scene out of some 2x1 timber then I can screw the boards down and cut some ply to fill the gaps in for the upper level,I had a look through all my model railway mag's today to look for ideas for the upper level and I couldn't find anything I could use so it looks like it will be sometime before I will lay any track on the upper level.



Here are some pics of the work I've done.

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I have decided that my TMD will be on the left in the pics and will be 7ftx18" as the 6" left of the 2ft wide board will be for the mainlines.

Hopefully my stuff comes tomorrow so I can lay the rest of the mainlines on the lower level.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby dynamite25 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:30 pm

Got a bit of work done on the layout while I still wait for my stuff from hattons so I put some supports under the MDF sheets in the middle to stop any sagging but didn't take any pics of that as I had stuff on top of that part of the layout,I also hinged the smaller section so it hinged down out the way so I can walk pass to the other side of the loft but I need to get some things from wilkos to finish it off.



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And this is where I am altering the track for the hidden sidings so they are separate so I have the four long ones for the outer loop and the four short ones for the inner loop,also so I can have the trains running in different directions so I have an up line and down line on both levels but can't finish it off till I get my track from hattons which royal mail still have it.

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Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby dynamite25 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:16 pm

Well I can now start back on my layout after waiting two weeks for Royal Mail to deliver my goods from hattons and here is two pics of the stuff I ordered.


Items from Express models.

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Going to order a few more things from Express Models before Christmas.


Items from hattons plus two extra left-hand Diamond Crossing I ordered the week after the first order.
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Tomorrow I am buying a new soldering Iron and other bits and bobs for the layout plus some MDF primer paint.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby dynamite25 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:41 am

Well I have finally got the track down on the hinged section of my layout and I now have trains running again.


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And here is a video of the trains running which is my merchant navy loco pulling the orient express pullmans and the Gresley coaches from my Northumbrian train pack and a class 47 pulling mk3 and mk2 virgin and intercity coaches.


Sorry about the poor Quality but every place I upload it to makes it look bad but it isn't on my Laptop as it's clear but if you click on the button below the video next to the volume to shrink the screen size it is a lot clearer.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=AZPlzqYlWvU
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby m.levin » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:52 am

Great stuff.
How simple is it to lift your lifting section, do you need to unplug, unscrew or just lift?
It is nice to see the smooth running, welldone.

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Postby peak » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:01 am

Great to see trains running.
And running at reasonable speeds.
Q why are they running wrong line?
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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