Metrocamel's layout **new station pics added**.

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Metrocamel
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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:11 pm

The Ferry Van was for Christmas so it's new but it could be an old model that has been out a while. It has metal wheels if that helps.
I have some more pics. None of the new couplings but some of the yard and some wagon loads of chalk like stuff I made for my MEA's.
Enjoy!!!!
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A more wide view showing the rolling stock in the background.
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Overhead view of the larger storage sidings.
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Looking out at the yard entrance line with the new locos.
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The two MEA loads in their wagons.
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Hornby Class 58 locomotive in the yard sidings.
"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 westbrom » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:14 am

Very nice pics metro.


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Postby Class 60 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:25 pm

great vids and pics Metro......the layout is coming along nicely 8)

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Postby mortyfootball » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:39 pm

Nice pics once again Metro!
Currently on the rails with my camera

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Postby davek » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:25 pm

Nice metro! Like the pits.

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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:04 pm

Thanks for your comments. I have some news about the Layout but it ain't all good. As the points and couplings seem not to be working properly at all now and that my Layout is not going altogether well I am planning a redesign of the layout. It will if I decide to go ahead with it involve making a large board on which a huge depot and shunting yard will be built and a two track mainline which will run around two walls of the room before forming a large loop with a removable bridge piece of the board. Problems with the Layout and with the maintainance it will require mean I will have to modify it. The points near the back can't be reached for the frequent derailments and track is proving in places too tight for newer and larger Locos and rolling stock. If I do go ahead with the new plan it will use long points for smoother working and peco track in flexible concrete sections to minimise joints and make running better. I will also use electrofrog points because at some time this year I plan to use DCC.

I know this is a sudden change of plan but not being able to reach the main junctions or most of the room for that matter is a little annoying for a Layout whic doesn't run properly and which could be fixed up to provide more space, greater operational value and longer running length. I will still use the parts I can such as the four new Hornby points, and motors with the Gaugemaster ballasted underlays and other such parts. I'll keep you updated on my decision and if I do use this design I'll post updates on it's construction in a new thread.

I know what you're all thinking, It'll still ahve the same name!
"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 Danny » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:17 pm

Sounds great to me, lots more space for modelling, and with it running along two walls you will have a nice run for your new models!

Danny.

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:28 pm

Great pics there Metro, do you steady the camera with a tripod?

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Postby PTmodeller » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:19 am

Try litter pickers for reaching derailed stuff

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Postby suchahampal » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:30 am

Looking Good Metro! :D

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Postby Metrocamel » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:20 am

I don't use a tripod but I rest the camera on a flat surface. In most cases the board.
Litterpickers, a good idea and one i'd never have thought of.
"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 PTmodeller » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:22 am

Any updates?
Or has it been destroyed?

Also, thought i'd rescue it from page three lol.

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Postby Spavo » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:04 am

Hey Metro,

How you getting on.....any news???

You know we're all waiting for you.....

All the best,

Gav.
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Postby Metrocamel » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:33 pm

Hi all, sorry I ain't updated this thread lately but I started anotehr for my new Layout. So far the first two boards are almost built and the track for them and some of the otehr two boards is on order from Hattons. Should be a good Layout when I get started. The only thing I'm unsure on is what to use for underlay as opposed to cork which I disliked as it was expensive even for my smaller Layout.
Whatever I use it'll have to be used with PVA glue watered down for tradition ballasting which I hope to get right this time.
After alot of thought I decided against the Gaugemaster underlay as I'd need about anotehr two rolls and it made the track hard to keep even.
"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 rmg1919 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:15 pm

Sorry to bring this post back from the dead - but I do think you had a great layout - such a shame that it had started to be bothersome. I'm sure the new layout will be brilliant - especially given your past experience.

Quick question: in the photo of the Hornby 60, are the lights factory supplied, or have you upgraded them as they are pretty damn bright!! To get them that bright on my Heljan 57 I had to spend hours and hours drilling the chassis to pieces... well... almost.

I think the MEAs you've got look great too... Good luck with the new layout!!


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