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Re: What are you modelling? 1947 to 1965 BR coal movement for NCB
« Reply #330 on: October 06, 2017, 04:48:41 pm »
My father who sadly  died very young was a guard on the old LMS system around the Notttinghamshire Coalfield. I've always hankered to reproduce his working environment and so far have built the boards, aquired a Jinty, 4F and diesel shunter to work the colliery sidings/power station/depot and collliery village station. My main problem will be wiring it all up as I must confess that even the most 'basic' how to's leave me slightly baffled. No doubt it will resolve in time.

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #331 on: October 06, 2017, 04:57:44 pm »
Welcome to the forum and what a nice project. Wiring should be straightforward using an almost infinite cache of expertise and help from. The forum. Good luck with your layout and keep us posted on progress. Pictures are always welcome.
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #332 on: October 06, 2017, 05:11:15 pm »
Hi Dumbo, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Electrickery is a black art I have never managed to master which has resulted in all my attempted layouts never reaching anything serious. There are many elements of DC control I struggle with so that, and my large amount of stock with no chips, precludes me even going to DCC.
There are some very clever people on this forum who can help though.

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #333 on: October 06, 2017, 05:27:47 pm »
Welcome aboard Dumbo! :wave:
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #334 on: October 06, 2017, 05:42:16 pm »
I know the feeling mate, when it comes to the wiring, but it will get easier... Stick at it! Best of luck! :confused2: :hmmm:

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #335 on: October 06, 2017, 06:16:58 pm »
Welcome aboard Dumbo.
I'm a complete dunce where electrickery is concerned. All I can say is that a very acceptable layout can be operatedwith the very minimum of wiring.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #336 on: February 10, 2018, 07:47:18 pm »
Im building up a collection of Locos from the period of nationalisation in 47 to privatisation. Loosely based around the Hither Green TMD, with a few visitors.

The layout is region free and able to run a few steam Locos to represent preservation although I would also like to incorporate a nuclear loading siding to add a little spice to the freight running.

John

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #337 on: February 21, 2018, 12:59:21 am »
So much to do,

Ii try to reorganize my collection, some of my collection i have sold on E-bay
over the last few weeks ( to old and not so detailed ),
now i concentrate to fit my locos with dcc decoders.
No problem if the locos are equipped with a 6pin socket.
But i have some shunting diesel class 03, 04, and a class14 diesel  were i must soldering
the decoder, that looks very fiddly and i hate soldering.
So the planning of a little layout must wait until all my locos are convert to dcc.

Good night.
Michael
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #338 on: August 21, 2018, 07:12:15 pm »
Just started work on planning my set piece TMD, as it's my first I'm keeping it small as a scene at around 4x3ft.

A few sidings either side of the main lines with sheds and service related paraphernalia.

Oiled up and heavily distressed, with a mix of diesels rumbling around. Era8/9 mix.
Ted's Excellent Adventure - lots of imagery of my 'workbench', locos and what I'm modelling.

Ted TMD Layout Progress - Era 8/9 Diesel Depot - 8ft Wide DCC

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #339 on: August 21, 2018, 08:21:43 pm »
This will make you laugh :D - by popular request of my boys when I started it a few years ago, a fictional layout based on King's Cross to Hogsmeade, with a very limited model of Hogwart castle (lots of low relief).

It's really just an excuse for me to get back into modelling and try lots of things out - so it has a bit of Kings Cross (will model four platforms and half a canopy), so I get to run long trains, a fabulous viaduct (which is a helix) as in the films, leading to a branch terminus (Hogsmeade). Plus goods sidings, a quarry, and a nice set of hidden sidings/fiddle yard at the back so I can bring out long trains, behind a long fake hill. Here's an early photo showing my plans that I've touched up!


More in due course!

Challenges: I know have to make the layout folding - so it disappears against the wall - see my other post: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42121.msg523425#msg523425

As it's King's Cross and steam I can run it about 1950's/1960's so do steam and diesel (LNER and early BR). And I love LMS too so we'll do a bit of LMS in there, just will assume it's a joint line to Hogwarts. Shame I have no room to model St.Pancras without taking over the entire hallway! 

Question - does anyone know any body kits for a Hogwarts Express in N? Or has anyone modelled Kings Cross (even cut down)?


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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #340 on: August 21, 2018, 09:51:53 pm »
Would I be correct in assuming one of the platforms will be numbered 9? :D

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #341 on: August 21, 2018, 10:48:45 pm »
Would I be correct in assuming one of the platforms will be numbered 9? :D

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