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random man
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My Layout

Postby random man » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:34 pm

Thought id better start my own thread as everyone else is... anyway here is a plan of my layout:

Track plan link

And my locomotives. My beloved virgin class 47

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My first ever train, what i thought was a flying scotsman untill 5690 pointed out that it was just a look-a-like!!!
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My hornby collectors club 2007 model and smokey joe

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Any thoughts on how i could improve my layout?


BTW my "wants" pile:

Hornby Class 08 EWS
Hornby Class 56 EWS
Flying Scotsman or Mallard
A DMU-dont care which one i just love them!
Here's one i broke earlier...


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my layout

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dynamite25
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Postby dynamite25 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:45 pm

I have the same Class 47 as you i got for my birthday off my sister heres a pic off mine.

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And this is my other Class 47

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Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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TerryB
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Postby TerryB » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:46 pm

Hi random man .......
Your "Flying Scotsman" lookalike is actually a B12 .......I have one on my layout and its a good runner.
I like the look of the Hornby 2007 "freebie".....looking at the pic of yours I wish my membership was renewable before September.
If you're buying a F'ing S'man dont buy the tender drive version .......IMHO its rubbish [I've got one ..............somehow it does'nt look "real" seeing the tender pushing the loco around the track]
Looks a good trackplan to me ........keep us informed.
HTH
Terry
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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Postby random man » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:52 pm

i would never get the tender drive, ive heard its horrible to convert to DCC and i will hopefully get the money to go down that route some time soon

Dynamite you say your "other" class 47?

Do you have two and do you double head them? Whats it like?
Here's one i broke earlier...





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Postby dynamite25 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:20 pm

Yes the first pic is of the Pride of Toton and the second pic is just a standard Virgin Class 47 i have double headed them twice once on my old layout and was ok,and once on my new layout but i need to replace some of the steel track on the incline and add abit of weight to them as they slip abit pulling 10 coaches up the incline.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby random man » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:52 pm

i have two coaches and no incline so i dont have that prob lol

was it better with 1 loco or 2?
Here's one i broke earlier...





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Postby Metrocamel » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:59 pm

There's a Loco called Pride of Toton! I have to have it just for the name. Toton's great. Like the Layout, looks promising.
"Out of commission become a pillbox, out of ammo become a bunker, out of time... become heroes"
Layout updated 18/10/09!
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Postby random man » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:10 pm

thanks. As soon as i find my digital camera ill get some photos of the layout. Im currently using the webcam and bringing the locos downstairs to photograph. If i can fix the comp in the room with the layout ill transfer the webcam up there and take some photos that way.
Here's one i broke earlier...





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Postby dynamite25 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:37 pm

Well with the track as it is on the incline I can pull 6 coaches up with one loco and 10 with two but once I replace the steel track I have on the incline with nickel sliver,and add weight to each 47 I should beable to pull more than 6 with one Class 47 and even more with two and lengthen the incline alittle at the begining to help even more.


But I won't be pulling more than 8 as the platforms will only be built for 8 or 9 coaches.
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Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby random man » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:46 pm

so do you suggest double heading with two coaches, even if i am considering buying more but money is limited :evil:
Here's one i broke earlier...





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Postby dynamite25 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:22 pm

It's upto you whether you want to double head with two coaches.
Click here to see my Progress with my Scalextric Hobby Progress updated (17/09/07)


R.I.P Sam our very much loved family pet dog who sadly passed away on the 3/6/2010 early hours in the morning in my mums arms on route to the vets.

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Postby random man » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:43 pm

but is it worth the money?
Here's one i broke earlier...





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Postby random man » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:45 pm

And i just want to say i have found my digital camera and have taken various photos and vids will post when i find my USB lead!
Here's one i broke earlier...





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Postby Spavo » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:46 am

Remember to do whatever makes you happy, the guys are really supportive on here so don't worry about trying to please others, just please yourself!

Good start and good luck,

Gav.
Watford FC For Me Since 1976

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Postby random man » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:55 pm

thats the thing i dont know how to improve my layout i cant add more track i dont have ne more room i was hoping for some ideas
Here's one i broke earlier...





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