my lay out

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paulwhalley
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my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:47 pm

hi thought i would just post what i have been doing taken me about a year to get to this stage as i started of with the hornby set tracks with expansion packs on a 8x4 board.
then decided to rip the whole lot up made a new baseboard and started with peco flex and peco electrofrog points. its starting to take shape abit now its dcc gauge master prodigy 2. im new to all this so it takes me a while to get my head round things and some nights its just to cold in the loft so its taking a long time but here are some pics
http://s1302.beta.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Whalley/library/layout

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Re: my lay out

Postby Oliver11 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:21 am

Looks really promising so far mate, keep up the good work!
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Re: my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:31 pm

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a day of so a few hours in the loft

first try at ballasting and it looks ok sorry about the pic was taken on phone
and sunday nights job was the embankment and the mrs loved doin that :D

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Re: my lay out

Postby StevieDay » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:25 pm

Good idea getting the missus involved. Think I'll try training mine, though I think she'd be happier using a sledge hammer lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:41 pm

well i get ear ache if i don't let her help but some days i get ear ache if i go any where near it sometimes you just cant win :lol:

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Re: my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:01 pm

http://photobucket.com/albums/ag136/Paul_Whalley/layout
new loco and a bit of ballast work done
Slow progress it's been far to cold in the loft

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Re: my lay out

Postby flying scotsman123 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:12 am

paulwhalley wrote:Slow progress it's been far to cold in the loft


I had that problem, so i moved into the garden instead :lol: actually it is pretty warm in my "railway shed", I put this polystyrene stuff on all the walls and ceiling for insulation :D

looking like a good layout there, good luck
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Stone station in pre-grouping days, my layout.

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Re: my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:17 pm

http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Whalley/library/layout?sort=3&page=1

Some new pics getting warmer in the loft so can get stuck in now :D

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Re: my lay out

Postby carnehan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:36 am

Hi Paul

Enjoying reading this post. Do you have a track plan?

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Re: my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:38 pm

hello its been a while. dont get much chance to do any work on the layout so its very slow going. take a look tell me what you think any advice would be welcome the bit im not 100% about is the top of the tunnel.
from the start
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Re: my lay out

Postby b308 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:43 pm

I like the track layout, but please don't put the signal box on top of the hill, it just wouldn't happen in real life as it would be a nightmare to get all the point rodding and signal wire up to it!

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Re: my lay out

Postby paulwhalley » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:54 pm

thanks. its not staying there but a bit unsure where to put it, the hill dose need something up there as it seems a bit to much green at the moment, maybe a load of trees will do the job i know that's more green but it might look ok as the green is going against the blue then.

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Re: my lay out

Postby hiffano » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:18 am

paulwhalley wrote:thanks. its not staying there but a bit unsure where to put it, the hill dose need something up there as it seems a bit to much green at the moment, maybe a load of trees will do the job i know that's more green but it might look ok as the green is going against the blue then.


put some fencing along the edge and Sheep. they will blend into the sky as clouds!
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Re: my lay out

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:30 am

Hi Paul,

I like the greenery on the cutting side. I don't think it needs much
perhaps one tree & a couple of bushes and some fencing. In fact just a few
fencing posts, leaning & generally collapsing through neglect ...... ??

Oh nothing wrong with it taking years, life has other priorities, but it's
nice to have somewhere to escape to.

Geoff T.
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Re: my lay out

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:04 am

Paul Your signal box is probably in the right place in relation to the various points, it just needs to come down to rail level. The usual solution for such a site is a three side retaining wall cut back into the bank to create a little flat area for the box. There would also be either a set of steps up to the top, or a boarded footway crossing for the signalman to get to and from the box. Don't worry about having to cut into the bank to put in the wall, it's just what the builders had to do :)
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