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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #270 on: March 30, 2018, 10:26:18 am »
The pannier may have strayed onto Southern Region metals, Chris ;)
They are apt to wander.

Complete with BR / Hawksworth autocoaches, 64xx (as well as 14xx) auto tanks did run on ex-SR lines West Country lines transferred from BR SR to BR WR before dieselisation and closure.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #271 on: March 30, 2018, 01:32:03 pm »
However, shouldn't the hut door be dark brown rather than green?

Ah, that is because I mislaid, or threw away with the bath water, the brass etches that had the window, door and gable ends for this Kestrel Model. So I improvised (see my motto) and used a bit of an old Metcalf roof vent, I think it is an OK door.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #272 on: April 16, 2018, 10:36:48 am »
The two DCC fitted M7s that are shown HERE on Ensbourne being tested, in the background just for @Chris in Prague and @Newportnobby

The pannier may have strayed onto Southern Region metals, Chris ;)
They are apt to wander.


Complete with BR / Hawksworth autocoaches, 64xx (as well as 14xx) auto tanks did run on ex-SR lines West Country lines transferred from BR SR to BR WR before dieselisation and closure.




To give the Hornby Railmaster that is being used for Bexhill West to Crowhurst (Same link as above Reply #15) a work out I have created the Ensbourne track plan, next step is to transfer the Railmaster software to my XP laptop and run it.


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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #273 on: April 16, 2018, 04:10:30 pm »
Thank you, Colin. The two M7s look very good, as does the 14xx plus autocoach.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #274 on: April 20, 2018, 08:39:52 am »
Now that I almost exclusively operate the layout from the front I cannot see what is happening on the rear main tracks as they are now below my line of sight.



I have for some time had a El Cheepo hard wired security camera and also a redundant TV monitor.

Solution, remove the camera innards from the weatherproof case.



And mount it through the retaining wall.



I can now see the trains in the cutting. The camera also has a microphone so I can also hear the trains running past.





To finish it off I will rebuild that section of wall as a refuge.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #275 on: April 20, 2018, 08:52:46 am »
Love it!  :thumbsup:

Those video shots of that cutting immediately bring to mind Eric Treacey's photos of the climb from Liverpool Lime Street (a favourite location of his, apparently).

Like the video camera installation too.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #276 on: April 20, 2018, 09:47:24 am »
A very nifty solution to the problem with the bonus of a great viewing angle of your trains :thumbsup:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #277 on: April 20, 2018, 11:54:07 am »
Brilliant!
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #278 on: April 20, 2018, 12:56:12 pm »
A very nifty solution to the problem with the bonus of a great viewing angle of your trains :thumbsup:
:hellosign:  Gotta agree 2x   :thumbsup:
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