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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 261405 times)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2655 on: February 09, 2018, 09:17:44 pm »
Tonight I've put some mod roc landscaping on my new layout, Cascade.  When it's dry I'll cover it in one of the much improved grass mats which are now available, and then cover it in trees to make it a forest.

Also, on my original layout, the Montrose and Highland Railroad, I've relaid the trackwork at my locomotive facility, and replaced the depot building with a new one.  I'm quite happy with it!  Photos to follow.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2656 on: February 10, 2018, 08:12:18 pm »
Here's a couple of photos of the new locomotive facility at Cherry Valley.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2657 on: February 10, 2018, 08:13:30 pm »
I've just noticed the UP truck lying on its side outside the office!

 :sorrysign:   ;D

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2658 on: February 11, 2018, 11:42:38 pm »
Right now I am at the design stage for a project called Eilean Gaothair which is based on the Late Bob Barlow's  'Ynys Gwyntog' which was in its turn a reimagining of Cyril Burch's sixties/seventies layout of the same name. Mine transported, as ths name will reveal, to the west highlands of Scotland. (I always thought Bob Barlow's layout looked more Scots than Welsh and Cyril's layout always seemed more SE England.) Ynys Gwyntog in Welsh is 'Windy Island' as is Eilean Gaothair in gaelic. Although some gaeltach scholars might say that 'Gaothach might be more correct. The little hamlet  of Camus Na Cardoch (Bay of the Tinkers) will be inspired by, as well as the two aforementioned layouts, by Mike Bryant's 'Inversnecky' and also the real Glas Na Cardoch and Morar.    :)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2659 on: February 12, 2018, 10:21:34 am »
Sounds interesting. What sort of era can we expect please?

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2660 on: February 14, 2018, 10:10:56 am »
Early sixties to early eighties just after dieselisation to the end of loco haulage. but concentrated on the Cl 27 era. plus MacBraynes buses and shipping.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2661 on: February 15, 2018, 06:44:04 pm »
When my dad and I agreed to finally get this stupid sized layout built my role was to convince the missus that a 6mtr x 15m fully enclosed heated bay on the end of our barn was money well spent, dads was to convince my mum that his pension pot needed a good chunk robbed out of it to keep his side of the bargain supplying all the track.

It all started so well, bay built fully finished and nice and warm, base boards 1 2 and 3 built, 4 5 and 6 all framed ready, track plan printed and worked out and dad coughed up his truck load of points and code 55 peco flexi.

Admittedly we've ground to a halt in the last 4 months with potato harvest, calving, 6 new tups and a ground breaking AI sequence but I've been let down now in our 2 week quiet spell before lambing, we needed another truckload of track but the one with the purse has had to disappear on holiday with my mum "in order to win her over to turn a blind eye to the next expenditure" so I decided to build something not needed on our layout just to waste some hours. I'll stick some photos up over the weekend

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2662 on: Yesterday at 05:12:49 pm »
Still waiting for the baseboard to arrive 5/6 weeks seems forever ever mind I have been drawing the wiring schedule and circuit diagram thanks to Tiny Cad, Track plan completed in AnyRail 6 and I have been playing with some prototyping boards for buffer warning LED's and route selection via an ac feed plus I have had some fun trying to light carriages with magnets.
More to follow.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2663 on: Yesterday at 06:01:33 pm »
Last few days I've been soldering droppers to the track ready for wiring to control panels and setting up fixings for point motors.
All set to start fixing of point motors and doing the rest of the wiring - a big job...
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2664 on: Yesterday at 06:53:22 pm »
cleaning the track after 3 weeks with no trains operating...

then test and run in new class 47

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2665 on: Yesterday at 08:43:36 pm »
have had some fun trying to light carriages with magnets.


I've always found they can be a bit dark. Have you tried some form of lighting? :confused2:

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2666 on: Yesterday at 09:33:36 pm »
 :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing:
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