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Author Topic: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway  (Read 27161 times)

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #375 on: December 20, 2017, 07:37:36 am »
Thank you for the kind words, it is encouraging when people like what you are doing. I notice that I haven't posted a photograph with the laptop mimic panel in operation, I will amend the layout plan to the new version and post as soon as I have done that.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #376 on: December 20, 2017, 07:53:22 am »
It's all starting to look very polished.  The pictures show it off really well.
With kind regards
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #377 on: December 20, 2017, 08:00:14 am »
Many thanks, George, for this extensive and informative update. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to the next instalment from Geominster.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #378 on: December 20, 2017, 09:31:44 am »
Another admirer of the neat fascias here - oh for the time when I get that far with mine!

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #379 on: December 20, 2017, 09:54:21 am »
Another admirer of the neat fascias here - oh for the time when I get that far with mine!

Only discipline here from my part. I want to run the trains but feel I must get it to a state where I can pick up or put down scenics, very near that point now, so progress will probably be much slower.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #380 on: December 20, 2017, 10:38:14 am »
What a super job you've made of the layout, George. Award yourself top marks :claphappy:

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #381 on: December 20, 2017, 11:10:24 am »
Just a few more photos after tidying. You will see the pull out drawer for the laptop when in use. I still need to amend the layout plan.

















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Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #382 on: December 20, 2017, 11:19:53 am »
Amazing George. Superb work.
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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: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #383 on: December 20, 2017, 02:13:09 pm »
Top work George. It all looks very professional.  :thumbsup:

I particularly admire the curved fascia on your return loops round by the desk. Very neatly done.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #384 on: December 20, 2017, 05:58:13 pm »
A lovely set of photos of a great layout.  :thumbsup:  Beautifully tidy. I wish mine was like that.
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #385 on: December 20, 2017, 07:24:18 pm »
cool, I do agree with everybody, the fascia's are top class, did I see correctly it's 6 mm mdf ?
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #386 on: December 20, 2017, 07:41:29 pm »
cool, I do agree with everybody, the fascia's are top class, did I see correctly it's 6 mm mdf ?

Yes Maurits, most of the fascia are 6mm mdf, canít hide anything from you, the curved section is laminated from three 2mm boards glued and screwed to the curvature. Will look good once filled and painted white. Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #387 on: December 20, 2017, 07:45:56 pm »
ok, so you do the corners 3 times ?, it's a really good idea :)
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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #388 on: December 20, 2017, 07:54:58 pm »
ok, so you do the corners 3 times ?, it's a really good idea :)

I spent 45 years as a carpenter and joiner so know a few tricks 😄 The mdf I get for the picture framing back boards I use only 1220 x 600 mm small sheets only a few pounds each.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 07:56:27 pm by georgehgv »
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #389 on: December 22, 2017, 06:44:04 am »
I have amended the new mimic panel to show the extended section of Geominster but to keep it all on one screen I have kept the return loop out of the plane, it does however show clearly to me the direction set and the points to do that. I do need to allocate the codes t the latest additions which will be done in the New Year when the boards are separated for a few wiring alterations and the addition of the turntable in the Heritage Line yard, this will mean the cottages and playground will be moved elsewhere to create he space. A new road bridge will be constructed to replace the existing one. I have been working on the backscene behind the viaduct and I have learnt how to cut and split the image from a panoramic photograph into usable and printable sizes. I should be able to use some of my own panoramic photos to produce an effective back drop.

The latest mimic panel.



Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

 

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