Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:53 am

VerdevaleRailway wrote:Great pick, excellent resources to work with!

http://www.ross-on-wye.com/index.php?page=ross_540-The_Railway_in_Ross&pg=3



I saw that! I love the look of the area. Its got a great feel to it.

Found a picture of how the trackage in the station area used to be as well

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Also updated the original post
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby glencairn » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:21 pm

redline41190 wrote:
VerdevaleRailway wrote:Great pick, excellent resources to work with!

http://www.ross-on-wye.com/index.php?page=ross_540-The_Railway_in_Ross&pg=3



I saw that! I love the look of the area. Its got a great feel to it.

Found a picture of how the trackage in the station area used to be as well

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Also updated the original post


Excellent. Now you have the feel of the area you like. Building models of actual buildings and scenery etc. will become more pleasurable. Looking forward to see the progress.

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Boïschaut » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:58 pm

glencairn wrote:Looking forward to see the progress.

Me too !

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby Mountain » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:35 pm

Yes, me three!
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby Dragonfly » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:42 pm

Good choice! The Wye Valley is a lovely part of the country too, so great inspiration for scenic work.

As for stock, a Class 25 is always a good choice, or maybe a Class 20, and a Standard 4MT tank (80xxx class) is a very standard (boom boom) piece of kit at many heritage railways, so I'd always suggest one of them, no matter the region.
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Postby redline41190 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:06 pm

I was thinking more tank engines would be a better idea. Especially without the facility to turn the engines, at least to the viewers eye on the layout.

As far as the 4MT goes, Hornby or Bachmann? I can't find a solid answer on which is better. Probably throw in a large prairie as well
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby glencairn » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:33 pm

redline41190 wrote:I was thinking more tank engines would be a better idea. Especially without the facility to turn the engines, at least to the viewers eye on the layout.

As far as the 4MT goes, Hornby or Bachmann? I can't find a solid answer on which is better. Probably throw in a large prairie as well


The beauty of your Heritage Line is you can say 'members' have bought and restored locomotives. Invariably they would be tank locomotives, (unless there is the odd millionaire as a member :lol: ).

Just remember it is your layout, you can run what you like. :D Enjoy the journey.

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby Boïschaut » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:45 am

glencairn wrote:Just remember it is your layout, you can run what you like. :D
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby Mountain » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:30 pm

Would your heritage line be eligible for lottery funding? :mrgreen:
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby redline41190 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:02 am

glencairn wrote:
The beauty of your Heritage Line is you can say 'members' have bought and restored locomotives. Invariably they would be tank locomotives, (unless there is the odd millionaire as a member :lol: ).

Just remember it is your layout, you can run what you like. :D Enjoy the journey.

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That was pretty much why I chose to make one instead of something prototypical :lol:

Mountain wrote:Would your heritage line be eligible for lottery funding? :mrgreen:


I'd like to think so... Perhaps thats how they got the N15 :mrgreen:
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Postby redline41190 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:31 am

Supposedly my order from Hattons will be here tomorrow... That excites me
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby redline41190 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:50 pm

It has arrived! Will post more when I finish playing with them lol. I'm extremely pleased with the Hall. I know that there are some who are not a fan of the clever design but, when its running on a layout... its hard to tell.

Now what were we saying about the heritage lottery? :lol:

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby redline41190 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:44 am

Okay, so I've decided to display all of my engines and some of the stock on a shelf for now, until I build the table.

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Mainline railtour capable engines :wink:


I will say I am thoroughly impressed with the Hornby Hall, I had a Bachmann Hall a few years ago and it was nice, but there is just something about this one... I will say that it is an excellent runner, and even though it feels light it still pulls well.
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It will become 4924 Eydon Hall when I can order the plates from Fox Transfers.

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I love the look of this little mixed train...
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:24 pm

Very good. The Hall reminds me of the Mainline Manor I used to have. Beautiful detail and it ran well.
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

Postby redline41190 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:43 pm

Mountain wrote:Very good. The Hall reminds me of the Mainline Manor I used to have. Beautiful detail and it ran well.


We desperately need a new Manor Class. I would pay to have a new DCC ready version. My very first purchase from the U.K. Was a Bachmann Lechlade Manor. I adore that class.
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