Machynlleth - 00 gauge cambrian layout Update January 31st

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Machynlleth - 00 gauge cambrian layout Update January 31st

Postby TomWebber » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:32 am

Just thought I would do a topic on my layout. It is 10' x 8' with an operating well in the middle. Its based on the ex-cambrian railways during BR so stock includes manors, pannier tanks, collett goods, 4MTs, Ivatts etc...

Here are some pics...

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The station area

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Bachmann manor class 7829 Ramsbury manor

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I will post some more up to date pictures, as I have now gone over the unpainted wood parts and the brilliant green hills! lol[/b]
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Postby tinsleytmd » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:43 am

its looking good you have to have those graidents on a cambrian layout look forward to see this built i used to holiday down that way alote so we did alote train journeys on that route enjoyed it only thing was it was behind a sprinter not a manor or an ivatt

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

Nice :^)
I like the bright green hills, surely they are that colour once a year, at least?
Silly question... where is this Cambrian place. Wales?
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Postby TomWebber » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:30 am

The hills are green if its sunny (which doesn't happen in Wales much!)
Cambrian railways were in mid wales - most of it was got rid of in the 1960s.....

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:10 pm

Nice pics of your layout so far Tom, love the station area 8)

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Postby TomWebber » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:28 pm

Thanks - Since these pics were taken, I've covered up most of the station area with ballest, gravel, ash etc....
Will post some pics of it...

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Postby retroman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:38 pm

Very neat work Tom, excellent results.

I have fond memories of what's left of the Cambrian, used to go for the 37 hauled trains to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli on summer Saturdays in the 1980s. Some excellent memories of assaults of Talerddig summit.

Will be following your progress with interest!
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Postby mortyfootball » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:40 pm

Great layout there!

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Postby TomWebber » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:12 pm

retroman wrote:Very neat work Tom, excellent results.

I have fond memories of what's left of the Cambrian, used to go for the 37 hauled trains to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli on summer Saturdays in the 1980s. Some excellent memories of assaults of Talerddig summit.

Will be following your progress with interest!


37s on the Talerddig must have been exciting! I used to live right next to the line at Commins Coch (between talerddig and Machynlleth) - was mostly sprinters and the odd loco hauled special while i was there.

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Postby Loconut » Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:30 pm

Just thought I would do a topic on my layout. It is 10' x 8' with an operating well in the middle. Its based on the ex-cambrian railways during BR so stock includes manors, pannier tanks, collett goods, 4MTs, Ivatts etc...


Hi Tom

Nice layout! It looks great! Any chance of a track plan please?

You mentioned it is 10 x 8 ft - Is this the size of the layout or the size of the shed? The reason I ask is that my shed is 10 x 8 ft but by the time it was lined and insulated I was left with 9.5 x 7.5 ft (or fractionally over).

Thanks for the pics - got any more? :-)

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Postby TomWebber » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:20 pm

Hi loconut - thanks for the comments
Heres a link to the trackplan - the grey area represents the operating well.

Yes, 10x8 is the shed so the layout is slightly less..

More pics asap!

http://www.freewebs.com/tomos_ap_dafydd/track.bmp

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Postby Lofty » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:44 pm

I am a diesel in the loft man myself…

A very nice looking set up that you have there though

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Postby Loconut » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:17 pm

TomWebber wrote:Hi loconut - thanks for the comments
Heres a link to the trackplan - the grey area represents the operating well.

Yes, 10x8 is the shed so the layout is slightly less..

More pics asap!

http://www.freewebs.com/tomos_ap_dafydd/track.bmp


Hi Tom

Thanks for link. The plan looks great! Quite thought provoking as I am thinking it might be better than the one I had in mind for my layout (see Layout Design section - I posted the plan there).

I hope to see more pics as you progress but looking great so far!!! :-)

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Postby TomWebber » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:17 pm

Hi loconut,
I had a look at your layout plan - it would be a good one, but would need a lot of track and concentration!!!
I basically got my design from CJ Freezer - but modified it a bit. The layout is good for giving trains a good run in a farily small space. The only problem with it is that getting the curves on the incline to work well without causing derailments took some fiddling!

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Postby westbrom » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:59 pm

Nice pics and layout Tom.


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