Mumbles Southern Garage Layout II

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:18 pm

End2end wrote:I like that rhino picture...fancy coming round to weather my rolling stock? :lol:
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Ha ha wait till you see if i can weather things first before you say that!!

Thanks, it was a rhino I got to meet and feed and stroke, my friend is a rhino keeper and my eldest did her work experience there 8)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby End2end » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:22 pm

mumbles wrote:Ha ha wait till you see if i can weather things first before you say that!!

I'll take that as a ......wry no! :? :lol:
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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:12 pm

I've had a couple of hours so have managed to get all the point work and track for the Sandgate side down. I just have to connect the double track loop through hythe, no points or anything at this stage

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:26 pm

I had one of the bridges from the old layout knocking about and couldn't resist a scene you would have seen in the 1930s. This bridge crosses just before the entrance to Ramsgate and this loco was allocated there as far as I can tell at that time

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby carnehan » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:42 pm

I like that shot. Being black and white it also disguises the lack of scenics. Very nice.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:52 pm

Colour version for comparison

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:44 pm

I've finished laying the double loops on the top scenic level. All this track on top will eventually get replaced with code 75 and then the rest of the code 100 will be used for the rest of the fiddle yard. But for now I'm running trains on a simplified set up to test it and iron out any problems.. Of which i have many, but none without solutions!!!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:34 pm

Thats a bit ambitious fitting the hidey hidey black curtains at this early stage :D
Why paint everything grey? Do you not intend to use cork or foam underlay?
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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:55 am

TimberSurf wrote:Thats a bit ambitious fitting the hidey hidey black curtains at this early stage :D
Why paint everything grey? Do you not intend to use cork or foam underlay?

I might use cork when it comes to final track laying, i doubt it though.

The black.sheets are just some garden weed membrane, got a whole roll of it spare so no worries if it gets damaged

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 am

Acres of space to build scenics into, rather envious.

Cork, never fancied using it when working with Peco track, the sleepers
are deep enough to get a ballast shoulder. Had to where we're using C&L
track and points, sleepers are so thin.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Acres of space to build scenics into, rather envious.

Cork, never fancied using it when working with Peco track, the sleepers
are deep enough to get a ballast shoulder. Had to where we're using C&L
track and points, sleepers are so thin.

Geoff T.

It is a lot of space but its a uprising how quick it get used up!

I've used cork before but as im trying to reuse as much from old layouts and keep spending to a minimum (so i can buy new stock!). So far all I've had to get is some railjoiners, a few lengths of flexi,wire and some timber

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:06 pm

One thing i deliberately tried to do with this layout was get track at about eye level. Hopefully this video shows that to some extent.


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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:09 pm

This shot was a bit ruined by the flare from the lights when i posted it yesterday but i love the angle so i took it again. It's looking in from the window 8)

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 pm

It does make some jobs a bit harder but having the track near to eye level definitely improves the view. I have a draughtsman's chair that puts me back to the same height as standing, but I usually end up standing often with a handheld controller in each hand.
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