My New Attic Layout !

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Spavo
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Postby Spavo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:27 pm

There's some really nice touches there with the trackside cabinets and the ground signals, very nice indeed....

May I just say though that you might like to lose that power clip in the picture, as you have the wires there already it would be a fairly simple task to lose the clip and just solder the wires to the track.

Hope you don't think I'm being critical as your layout looks very good indeed.

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:34 pm

thanks for the feedback everyone! I feel inspired to go have a few hours at it now. hehe.

Gav, yes I totally agree. I have thought of losing the power clip... Its just that I havent soldered since school, and I'm not really confident at doing it... I will get a mate to do it at some point. :)

class56

Postby class56 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:43 pm

what i would do is get a scrap piece of track and then try soldering on the piece of track then you will get better at it

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:16 pm

Well I've just come down from the loft. Got one of the Noch road kits, planning out where thats going and put a few new trees in. And running in my new Western!

heres a few piccies:

1 - View of the main board (minus fiddle yard)
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2 - Western + DMU at the station
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3 - Had a go at weathering - Yes? No?
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4 - Planning where the pub is going
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5 - My old Lima class 40. Best runner I've ever encountered.
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6 - The 2 Westerns. Weathered Lima, and new Heljan. I used some parts left over from the Heljan to detail the Lima one a bit on the buffer beams.
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I been weathering with powders... and I'm worried that I'm gonna end up destroying everything. I'm weathering everything in my path at the moment.... including the dining table. :oops:

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Postby DrStroganoff » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:12 pm

1 - APT arriving at the station
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2 - Hymek & APT
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3 - APT on the bend
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4 - HST in the sidings
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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:33 pm

Hate to keep bumping my thread... :wink: but I've just been up to take a few photos. So here they are...

1 - The market bit
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2 - The sidings
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3 - Class 40 + Deltic
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4 - Hymek + DMU
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5 - And again
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I went to the model shop this morning and they had a new range of scenic items by a company called Busch... Packs of daffodils and tulips and road markings etc... very interesting range, reasonably priced too. So I bought a few bits.... You have to build the daffodils, they are the most fiddly things !! And I've got 60 of them to do ! :) Think I'll get the missus to help...

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Postby mumbles » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:38 pm

hi
nice pics, tis all starting to come to life
i've used some of the busch scenics, they are well priced and as good as i could expect, have used foam scatter stuff and their static grass
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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:41 pm

Bought some of the Hornby railroad rolling stock today, great value for money eh? The crane has a nicer finish than when Lima released it, it looks less toy-like.


1 - new building - superquick hotel
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2 - View down the street...
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3 - the crane
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4 -
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5 - The sunflowers... A real potch to make... and then I realised I hadnt painted the middle of the flowers brown like it said on the packet... So they are a bit green
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I've come to the conclusion I have too many locos and stock to fit on the layout. They are overflowing out of the fiddle yard now. time to re-evaluate which ones are needed I think... I've got my eye on a triang Grey/blue pullman train next... so somethings gotta go to make way....

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:47 pm

:idea: :idea: :idea:

The time has come for a gruelling re-appraisal of the whole layout... And I've decided its poorly designed. I rushed into it a bit having not had a layout for years and years, and didnt put a lot of thought into it.

Now after seeing all your awesome layouts, and building the new N gauge one with the missus, Im feeling ready to take on a mammoth project. And I want to run scale length HST's :roll:

So tonight I'm drawing up a track plan, and next weekend I'm gonna take a saw to the baseboards and come up with something else. Hopefuly utilizing more of the loft space.. Hopefully something about 10ft long ! We'll see.....

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Postby davek » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:03 pm

Looking good Dr S.
What did you use for your ballast? Is it Gaugemaster underlay?

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:06 pm

well spotted, yes its the gaugemaster stuff. i think the ground around it needs ballasting still, so it isnt so neat.. but it raises the track up nice, i quite like it !! :-)

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Postby davek » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:59 pm

After my recent troubles with ballasting and points I have been interested in alternatives, thanks for the confirmation and it does look good.

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:44 am

They dont seem to make pieces of ballasted underlay for points tho, you have to fashion them yourself... which isnt too hard. Expect to pay £10 a roll tho. I used about 1 1/2 rolls on my double oval + sidings, just to give an idea.

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Postby davek » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:48 am

Cheers! I'll keep it in mind.

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:49 am

I assume that if you are going to run scale length HST's you are you planning on going over to N gauge for the new layout as well?

In which case if in the next 6 months you decide that some of your buildings and accessories are surplus to requirements let me know.

Bryan


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