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Author Topic: Network SouthernEngland - Tank's Layout  (Read 18343 times)

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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2012, 03:48:39 pm »
You could always get rid of that track in the picture and make yourelf a nice Concrete apron from the baseboard. Add a few buildings and hey presto youv'e got yourself a "N"airport... :evil: :smiley-laughing:

Seriously I seem to recall that on the line to Weybridge there was a parking apron for an airport where there was always an arab liviried 707 (?) parked.
There is a Vulcan parked up not far from the main Southend to Liv St line at Southend Airport. For others for a good few years until it rotted away someone had put an old English Electric Lightning in a lorry park next to the ECML near Grantham (I think).

There are quite a few airports with taxi-ways near to the railway, Edinburgh Aberdeen are two I recall. Enough from me for now !
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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2012, 04:17:38 pm »
Cool planes.

I like the idea of South Easton as a name.... A bit shorter and AFAIK completely fictitious.

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2012, 05:41:11 pm »
prototypical way to insert an airplane randomly onto a layout,,,,



bucanneer garage elgin morayshire with its very own ex royal navy bucaneer (the RAF may have taken ownership of it for some years i believe :P ), just down the road from its former operating base of HMS fulmar (RAF Lossiemouth), if i could find a corect gauge buccaneer id love to re-create this great memory from my childhood,,,,,,
« Last Edit: July 28, 2012, 05:44:09 pm by Fratton »
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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2012, 06:35:04 pm »
there you go fratton http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/RAF144.html   its near the top of the list.

and my Mrs says dont forget to model the shop at the back of the forecourt correctly, cheap  booze and fags.
she was stationed at kinloss for 5 years, and tells me all the RAF peeps bought their booze and fags there as it was still cheaper than the naffi!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2012, 06:57:56 pm by AndyGif »

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2012, 08:11:56 pm »
Thanks for the ideas everyone. :beers:

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2012, 10:04:45 pm »
Going back a bit - wow that traverser is big!! I remember you showing me the basic build of it when I visited but never imagined it would take so much track. Certainly gives you somewhere to store all that toothpaste!

Surely the layout should be named after you local station??

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2012, 10:07:33 pm »
Nice collection of Planes Chris, looking forward to seeing the airport and or airbase in the future, the Vulcan used to fly over my Grandmas house all the time when I was a kid.
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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2012, 10:18:46 pm »
What about setting it in the charming market town of Coll Gate? :)

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2012, 10:48:12 pm »
What about setting it in the charming market town of Coll Gate? :)

 :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2012, 11:10:41 pm »
Going back a bit - wow that traverser is big!! I remember you showing me the basic build of it when I visited but never imagined it would take so much track. Certainly gives you somewhere to store all that toothpaste!

Surely the layout should be named after you local station??

Thanks Chris.  Yes, it's bigger than I thought - in terms of how many lanes it holds.  It's certainly swallowing up my rolling stock, which is the idea....   :smiley-laughing:

I had thought about calling it Kenley, or because of the airfield idea I had thought about making a bigger RAF Kenley, and a bigger station, and naming it Greater Kenley.  I've also just had Trackside Designs make me an NSE Kenley sign for my garden.....but who knows!

What about setting it in the charming market town of Coll Gate? :)

Genius idea!  I REALLY like that.  ;D  Hmmm..... I may just do it.  ;D

Nice collection of Planes Chris, looking forward to seeing the airport and or airbase in the future, the Vulcan used to fly over my Grandmas house all the time when I was a kid.

Cheers Dave.  I was going to say that she was lucky to see those, but then, probably unlucky to have to hear them all of the time!  :D

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2012, 05:19:51 pm »
British Airways 707



Oh dear, good job the misses doesn't know where you live, that's one of the few 707 liveries she doesn't have yet!  :smiley-laughing:

We have enough 1/144 jets to model a commercial airport - six 707s in various liveries, BOAC VC10, Dan Air 727, KLM 737 and Boeing-liveried 787. Have to be a fictional airport obviously with the mix of eras  ;)

Only stumbling block is the 65 feet I'd need to model the entire runway!  ;D


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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2012, 05:42:35 pm »

We have enough 1/144 jets to model a commercial airport - six 707s in various liveries, BOAC VC10, Dan Air 727, KLM 737 and Boeing-liveried 787. Have to be a fictional airport obviously with the mix of eras  ;)


model it as a "preserved" airport....
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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2012, 06:25:42 pm »
Fantastic job Chris  :thumbsup:. It will look brilliant full of stock please post a  :camera: when it's loaded.

Marty


A picture of it slowly getting there.  It has 90% of my coaching stock on it.  I have no idea where I'm going to put my wagons.  I might have to scrap the RAF base (just like the government 'eh!) and have more sidings.



Have to be a fictional airport obviously with the mix of eras  ;)


Sounds like you're a lucky man is you have all of those aircraft in the house!  ;D  Yes, it will be fictional, but I was thinking that the Vulcan and BA 707 could have been left on the side of the airfield, as so many aircraft were.  I'm not really that fussed about what appears on my layout, as long as it's 80's, 90's.....possibly early 00's.  :)

model it as a "preserved" airport....


:thumbsup:  Fingers crossed I can find the room.   I'm changing the whole plan of the layout as I go along. ::) :smiley-laughing:  But you're right that this would be the best way to have all of these aircraft.

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Re: Tank's Layout - Can't Decide on a Name!
« Reply #73 on: July 29, 2012, 06:33:11 pm »
Crikey Tank! That is a hell of a lotta coaches on that traverser!

How many lanes is it? I can't count them there is so many!!!

Your layout is looking good :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 09:14:42 pm by OwL729, Reason: Typo »


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Re: Newark SouthEaston - Slight name change
« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2012, 07:09:56 pm »
Sounds like you're a lucky man is you have all of those aircraft in the house!  ;D 


Yep, all on display plus the hand-carved mahogany 1:100 model of Dash 80 like this one . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOEING-367-80-DASH-80-DESK-TOP-DISPLAY-1-100-FACTORY-JET-MODEL-AIRCRAFT-AIRPLANE-/350548258125

 . . . that I bought her for christmas a few years ago. Numerous brownie points for that one as the 707 is her fave plane  :thumbsup:

The airplanes are kept company in the lounge by 27 model Sierras, an Escort Cosworth, three artic trucks, and three model trains plus plenty of Ford and Boeing books and paraphernalia  :smiley-laughing:

Transport-mad? Us?? Never.  ;)


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