Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

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Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby kieranhardy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:51 pm

Not too long ago I discovered a layout on ebay that I have to admit fell in love with pretty much from the word go. Usually when this happens I don't think much past putting it in my watch list and watching how high they go without any intention of bidding. This time however the temptation was too much to resist and I have ended up with a 10 ft long layout of course set in the Southern region! Currently I don't have the layout as it was picked up by a mate and is currently at his in the Midlands but I was able to see it a couple of weeks ago and hopefully in the coming months I will be able to enjoy it!

The layout features a station & goods yard to the left with a two road shed plus siding on the right. The level of detail has astounded me, for example, most of the buildings feature objects/people inside which are only viewable if you flash a light in.

The first 4 shots are taken by my mate (it isn't me in the first photo!) Hopefully it wont be too long till my southern stock can have a run on it!

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Re: Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:01 pm

That looks a very nice layout you have purchased there, I am sure that you will have fun operating it. Do you have plans to extend it?

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Postby kieranhardy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:26 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:That looks a very nice layout you have purchased there, I am sure that you will have fun operating it. Do you have plans to extend it?

Jim


For now it will be something to enjoy running as a lot of my models have yet to have a good run on a layout. Extending probably is very limited as the layout is 10ft and the room it is going on will be a squeeze as it is! I do however want to add to the fiddle yard in time as it currently is just one siding which isn't enough for me personally. Will have to look into it further when the layout arrives which has to wait for my sister to move out which at this rate is taking years!

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Re: Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby pointstaken » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:58 pm

Kieran,
I can understand why you like it, the level of detail looks superb. Have you tried hanging a "Way Out" sign on the bedroom door as a subtle hint to your female relation?

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Postby kieranhardy » Sat May 24, 2014 11:57 am

With any luck I 'should' be getting this layout home end of June, whether or not my sister will have finally moved out is however another matter....!

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Re: Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby pointstaken » Sat May 24, 2014 1:26 pm

kieranhardy wrote:With any luck I 'should' be getting this layout home end of June, whether or not my sister will have finally moved out is however another matter....!


Sell her to a slave trader ?

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Re: Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby kieranhardy » Sat May 24, 2014 10:26 pm

pointstaken wrote:
kieranhardy wrote:With any luck I 'should' be getting this layout home end of June, whether or not my sister will have finally moved out is however another matter....!


Sell her to a slave trader ?

Dennis


She'd make a rubbish slave!

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Re: Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby alex3410 » Tue May 27, 2014 3:13 pm

really nice layout, easy to see why you where tempted!

looking forward to seeing more of it when you get it set up :D

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Postby kieranhardy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:00 pm

I can happily say Swancross arrived on Thursday. Here is a teaser for things to come....

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(not sure why the images in the original post are no longer working though!)

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Postby kieranhardy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:42 am

A few shots from the recent arrival:

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Postby dubbleojon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:20 pm

Love the signal box night time shot, great atmosphere.

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Postby kieranhardy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:45 am

Thanks,

A couple more:

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Postby kieranhardy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:40 pm

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Re: Introducing Swancross.... (OO Gauge layout)

Postby kieranhardy » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:40 am

Some more recent shots of the layout:

The Terrier at night:

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GWR Pannier on an auto with the M7 on a Maunsell push pull:

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The Pannier again at night:

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G6 in the fog:

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Another shed scene, this time more BR:

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BR 5MT at night:

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:50 am

Hi Kieran - Outstanding photography, think you need to pass on some of your techniques to the rest of us!!

Jim
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