The Childhood Dream

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smitstr
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Postby smitstr » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:34 pm

Well it is my first dcc so i know that feeling lol

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Postby smitstr » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:12 pm

Hi again,

I have now wired all my point motors, ready for hornby point decoders, when i get the money and installed them into the baseboard. which meant i could pin down the track, which now means i can ballast the track before touching up the grass and adding scenic items.

Anybody got any easy ideas of connect the hills with the middle flat scenery wise?

Peter

smitstr
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Childhood dream video update

Postby smitstr » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:30 pm

Just a quick one,
2 minute movie made in windows movie maker, not my choice of programme but dont yet have sonic/nero installed on this comp!
Enjoy:

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Peter

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SouthernBoy
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Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:47 pm

Excellent clip and a great little slice of industry in action !

I noticed that when the loco shunts onto the unloading bay the wagon uncouples automatically - neat. Is that part of the kit or something you set up ?

I'm looking forward to seeing this again when there's a few structures / buildings etc.

smitstr
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Postby smitstr » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:07 pm

Part Of the kit, you get the tipper, wires, lever, hornby uncoupling straight and a set of gradient towers(which i didnt use cause i built it into my hill) and it's just one of those things that give more joy then they should! or do i just have a mental age of 3? lol

peter

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Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:12 pm

smitstr wrote:it's just one of those things that give more joy then they should! ...
peter


I know what you mean. It looks great fun - and it extends the visual interest beyond just the trains.

smitstr
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Postby smitstr » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:32 pm

Hey long time no update!

I havnt done too much to the layout*:
1) I tinkered with the slopes so the trains do not derail every 5 mins.
2) Motorised all my points for dcc(finally got a dynamis and a hornby accessory decoder)
3) For christmas i was given a lovely hornby freightliner 08 (seen below) and its chipped for dcc. A class 66 freightliner/shanks w/sound is also in the post (next project, don't ask!)
4) Played with the ballasting a bit.

*due to cash flow problems

I'm hoping to finish this layout in january, just few bits to do now. Im gonna hopefully by a bag of woodland scenic grass very soon and once thats finished im gonna hide the slope with a wall. and the just finishing the ballasting.

Anybody know the company who sell scale wall(bricks n stuff) designs which you print onto card?

As promised:

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Peter

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Clifton009
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Postby Clifton009 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:01 pm

Hi Peter.

Layout's looking good.

You can download brick etc free on the link below:

http://www.mayang.com/textures/

smitstr
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Postby smitstr » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Hey,
Cheers for the link clifton but there is a website that do print off kits, i was trying to remember the site. That way it should be in gauge aswell.

Peter

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Postby Raider » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:21 pm

Scalescenes do printable buildings.

smitstr
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Postby smitstr » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:47 pm

That'ld be the one cheers
maybe some nice walls now!

peter

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Postby smitstr » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:14 pm

hey,

quick update:

i) 66522 with sound and lights ariived yesterday(i'll try and upload a video of her in action, havnt had time as i went bk to school today :( )
ii) Been playin with walls but i can't find a decent way of making and fixing them to the layout. any ideas? :?:
iii) I have made a small hinged add-on to the layout at the top right to allow me to drive trains on/off the layout and allow the locos to get onto the back sidings.

peter


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