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Author Topic: Hurst Hill & Eddingford  (Read 9772 times)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2015, 05:08:05 pm »
Here’s an update on the Eddingford end of the layout.

The plan has come out pretty close to what I had in my head but I had to drop the passing loop. Once I’d created the hill/tunnel at the ‘eastern end I thought the track would be too close to the hill and I want a road to go round to station to the east.

The tunnel has 3 lift off sections but only because I couldn’t figure out how to make it in one piece and that would stay together. There’s going to be a ruined castle/something at the highest point. An essential is a pill box to go down by the river near the brewery. (Please don’t mention the water!). Plenty of greenery this end of the layout with eventually sheep on the hill and cows in the 'water meadow' Damn! Mentioned the water.  :worried:

After a bit of cable laying beneath the board and putting down the majority of the track, I wanted to get on with the scenics. That too has come out looking mostly as planned but typically, things get tweaked as you go along. The track to the brewery has yet to be put down but that is to make sure it connects to the larger and much busier board once I’ve got the courage to start it!

I will need to get under the board again to connect the droppers to the main ‘grid’/bus (can I use that term if not DCC?) and also think about any buildings and other areas that will want power for lights. I’m going to try to use the smart little lever connectors. Not sure how I should attach these to the underside – double side tape perhaps?

Anyway, here’s a few pics of progress to-date.




Cheers.  :beers:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2015, 06:57:33 pm »
Superb scenics! loving  those hedges on the hill :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2015, 07:41:00 pm »
Coming (water) along (water) very (water) nicely (water), Dave :thumbsup: :D
I'd be interested to know just how accurate you are at throwing plugs into the sockets on the wall behind the layout :laugh:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2015, 07:49:22 pm »
Oh, how did I guess it'd be you??!! :laughabovepost:

It's an ancient art is 13Amp plug chucking!  :P

The twin socket is a real PITA but it will get hidden once I figure out how to get a decent backscene sorted.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2015, 09:21:52 pm »
Looking really good, Dave. The hillside is especially good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2015, 09:55:27 pm »
I like it :thumbsup:
Have you thought of putting water buffalo in the water meadow? ???
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2015, 11:44:53 pm »
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink (S.T. Coleridge)

Sorry Dave about the mention of water. However, from your photos it looks like you have your streambed will in hand.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2015, 05:57:04 am »

Nice idea Mito. Where can I get a few N Gauge buffalo?  ;)

Yes Webbo. I've made my bed and now I have do what in it?  :o

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2015, 06:15:18 am »
Wet it  :D
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2015, 06:26:15 am »
Wet it  :D

That's it!

I'm not going to mention the M word ever again!  :no:

Anyway, there's a hole in my bucket!  :)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2015, 07:40:23 am »
Brilliant layout

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2015, 08:17:29 am »
Looks like this is going to be another corker of a layout 👍
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2015, 08:23:57 am »
A beautiful, sweeping landscape. Stunning work!
 :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2015, 09:49:02 am »
Keep the updates coming

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2015, 11:58:40 am »

Nice idea Mito. Where can I get a few N Gauge buffalo?  ;)

Yes Webbo. I've made my bed and now I have do what in it?  :o

Dave G

The 'i' is not even close to the 'e' on my keyboard, so I'm claiming an unexplained brain snap on my part. Certainly, I didn't intend to make a statement that might be construed as referring to body parts, at least not on this occasion - honestly!

I too like what you've accomplished so far in your layout.

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