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Offline D821 GREYHOUND

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2010, 08:48:21 pm »
Hi lads and lasses. Its nice to be one of the first members on a great forum. I have built a small western region layout just 4' x 2'. It is a fictional line based on the branch to Kingswear, but further east in South Devon. Sort of where the Sidmouth branch ran. Based any time from the late 50s to the early 70s, i can run my steam locos along with the diesels and have a late 60s hydraulic heaven on a summer saturday. Gentlemen this is why God invented the spare room!   locos include Castles, 4500s, 5500s, 6100s Hymeks Warships and Westerns (all liveries) the odd class 20 and 25 and class 37s! I prefer that late 60s diesel era where blue locos were seen with maroon coaches and green with blue/grey etc! Almost finished now and just a tweak or too. And for a first attempt at a "decent" n gauge layout, its something i ve been wishing for, for almost 30 years!  ;)
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010, 11:57:17 pm »
I am currently working on two N Gauge projects.

First up is a 16' x 3' layout set in present-day Japan, which is the N gauge layout for the club I am a member of - Liphook & District MRC. It is a medium sized town situated on the Chuo main line in central Honshu. Lots of interesting stuff gets to run on this line; thankfully the majority of which is available from the 'big three' manufacturers - Kato, Tomix and Micro Ace. Its still under a major refit, however I'll try to add some pictures in teh near future.

I also have a smaller 8' x 1'6'' Japanese termnus layout under construction. It is currently at the 'track and boards' stage, however we should be seeing the electrics completed fairly soon; fingers crossed...

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2010, 07:48:44 pm »
The term "modelling" flatters my big 2-station, U-shaped layout.

The track layout represents my interpretation of Pirmasens in Germany. Pirmasens Hbf is a branch terminus, with a single track to a junction at Pirmasens Nord, where four diesel worked single track lines converge, and passenger trains connect and/or reverse. Stock is mostly 70s, so a mix of DB railcars, DMUs, push-pulls and loco-hauled trains. The  trains are researched and authentic, and I even use the actual timetable of the day, but scenery is virtually non-existent and what there is thrown together.

Somewhat bizarrely, I am currently working the layout with BR stock, and will probably modify the layout to represent somewhere SR/WR like Yeovil, for which I have appropriate rolling stock (and inappropriate visitors, of course).

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 02:57:23 pm »
Well, I'm still at the 'thinking' and 'planning' stage, but it will be a branch line station in East Anglia set in the 1950s/1960s. I like the look of Cockfield in Suffolk as something simple (and I've long liked the GER's '1865' style of architecture); that will probably be my inspiration, but I won't be copying it slavishly. Green diesels (Class 24, 31, 37, 101 DMU) and Grafar's B1 and 2MT (when it becomes available) will feature.

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2010, 05:43:58 pm »
Late 60's cross-country mainline.
Yes, I know. I'm just pretending that there was a line from Newcastle down to Leeds, Leeds to Sheffield, Sheffield to Derby, Derby to Cricklewood, Cricklewood to Reading, Reading to Weymouth, as opposed to just a route (that replaces Cricklewood with Birmingham)
This means I can run pretty much anything I like.
Oh, and although it's late 60's all the coaching stock is still in blood and custard.
I'm still working on the scenery. And I've still got a couple of small boards to add. There's going to be two pubs, the Ferret and Dartboard, and the Cycling Lion.
I just keep trying to get a little better
Said a little better than before

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2010, 09:24:39 pm »
A cheap fast built layout ::)
 I mean a slow build pre-anything but steam somewhere in the south of the UK . It grows/changes as ideas come into my head. If I spot a new released bit of 'kit' (of the right era) that takes my fancy then it somehow finds an area to fit into (usually).
I`m restricted to a 3ft X 5ft board tho I managed to sneak a 1ft wide X 2ft deep extension onto the LHS end of the existing board.
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2011, 02:11:25 pm »
RIGHT IM TELLING DAD!! DAD JONS GOT 2" MORE THAN ME


  :-[ and youve left out the fact that ive got a 12" wide extention on the lefthand side of it giving me 6feet all told.
(i`ll send ya my specialist doctors addey if you want) tho plenty of exersize worked wonders for me
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2011, 02:19:21 pm »
What if layout loosely based on Camborne in Cornwall in about 1986-7, but with several twists. Goods yard still in use with mixed pick up frieght, Diesel Hydraulics not scrapped, HST's in use but more of a mix of services. St Ives and Helston trains starting from Truro. I am mainly sticking to engines and DMU's that operated in West Cornwall at some point.
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2011, 07:43:11 pm »
My last layout (God rest its soul) was a transition era Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, roughly 1960, then daughter had to move back home and wanted her bedroom back so it was binned, all 13' of double loop of it :'(

I still have the rolling stock and buildings packed away and recently I have started collecting some Japanese stock with a view to a shed layout sometime in the next 6 - 18 months.

Cant make a decision yet on buying the shed, getting it wired up and all that nonsense until after the result of the Strategic Defence Review as my workplace is currently one of those under threat of closure by the ConDem Government  :evil: :thumbsdown:

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2011, 08:56:29 pm »
Had a letter from that con twitterwooooo con /lib marcians today ??? and ere, they only want to close my shed and take it away, so they can build flats on  where it sits and i said, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! MY SHEDS ALWAYS BEEN THERE! AN ITS STAYING THERE FOR EVER!!!!  :evil::thumbsup: ;D ;D

I'll have a pint of what he's on  ;D

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2011, 09:34:49 pm »
I'll have a pint of what he's on  ;D

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2011, 07:36:36 pm »
me thinks BT has been on that 80 shilling stuff  :beers:
am I there yet

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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2011, 09:41:08 pm »
Currently OMWB: Repainting a handful of tatty red matchbox buses into all over cream pending a final livery decision. Might go for WMPTE (partly inspired by a nice couple currently on eBay).
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2011, 09:57:30 pm »
I am modelling anything European in steam and diesel but at the moment run Yankee diesels left over from a previous layout, these will be passed on to my Grandson.
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Re: What are you modelling?
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2011, 10:16:05 pm »
I model whatever comes into my head, that is no set pattern, all part of being a stubborn old non-conformist.

I have a second hand model train shop that I visit every Saturday there I can make myself a cup of tea and find an unlimited supply of American N gauge models, mostly Atlas and Kato, I buy these because of the superb running qualities.

I take them home and remove the shells and hop into them with a Dremel, Files and Sandpaper, I have no real interest in American N gauge but the result is usually a loco that looks like it was built in the USA for some other market outside America, the shop which is a huge garage in a backyard has a box of replacement shells so if anything goes wrong I can start again.

I also modify other rolling stock and have found a hobby within a hobby creating my own style stuff from American outline models, its a whole lot of fun but I guess there are those that don't condone my methods but I only have myself to please.
Keep on Smiling
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