Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

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Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:43 pm

Hi all

I thought I would post a few pictures of my layout, which is based on the Bluebell Railway and the station of Horsted Keynes. Some details are still to be added, and I hope one day to extend the layout as we are due to move in the not to distant future.

The layout has 5 platforms, 2 main platforms, and 2 bay platforms, and 1 siding platform.

The railway was built on a Budget, hence some of the dodgy work. The signels are Hornby which i modified to make them look a bit more real. Station buildings are card superquick I think, Station boards were made from matchsticks and lolly sticks, Trees are seam foam but left bare.

Points will I hope soon to be powered, point motors are fitted.

Rolling stock is based on the Bluebell, all coaches or most of them are southern, main locos, are a schools v class, and an N class.

Ive made a website if any are interested, for updates and developments, and also visits from people.

[url]http://bluebell-railway.webs.com/[/url]

Here are some images from around the layout.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby PannierTank » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:38 pm

Nice :)
I like the 6th one and the first black and white one best

Wish I had a decent ailway to photograph :|
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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:27 am

thanks very much, i like those ones too, just wish my layout was a little longer.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby peak » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:14 pm

Nice layout and a telecaster on the wall.
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:20 pm

Thanks, Yes another hobby of mine, I'm a better guitar builder than a model railway builder lol

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:57 pm

Few new photos of new things! M7 tank... new runs well... Water cranes... which have been modified with paint!

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:17 pm

Some more images from this month... I finally got my hands on another new engine.. yes another! This time very Bluebell related.. I picked up on ebay a Hornby - Blackmoor Vale... for £55 good price i think... shes just arrived, and will be being run in over the next few days.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby Green Field Railway » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:16 am

Really good layout there matey and looking at the space you have done it well done!

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:46 pm

cheers thank you :)

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby fast track man » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:45 pm

yep very good , like the signals and wondering what to do with mine are yours hornby.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:25 am

Thanks very much

Yes these were Hornby signels. which i modified to make them look a little more real as im on a budget so I didnt the best I would with what I had.

All i did.. was to take the metel base off, Trim off the clips on the base, mask off 30 - 35 mm from the bottom, spray black. Then drill a hole i think it was 10 mm diameter, and depending on your baseboard, go 10 mm deep. If you have 10 mm ply like i have, I went all the way though, and put masking tape across the bottom of the hole, then filled with PVA glue, and put the signel in Let it dry and it was stuck very nicely!

Make sure you prop them up straight!

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby fast track man » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:09 pm

Thanks Mat, will look into it cheers.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby mattmay05 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:18 pm

Welcome hope it helps!

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Postby burrawcentral » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:05 pm

I see you keep to detail..

This layout is very good. I like the way the station is laid out..

Will be waiting to see more pics,

(i am looking at your site right now)
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