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Author Topic: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney  (Read 50819 times)

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Offline lil chris

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2012, 10:31:23 pm »
Thats a great layout caz very impressed If I can get mine half as good I will be happy.I'm still a bit rusty yet its a good few years since I built a layout which I built for my two sons.Cant wait till I retire, next year with a bit of luck.
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #91 on: November 08, 2012, 07:08:50 am »
Thanks Caz.

I keep returning to your layout for inspiration. Great stuff. Wish I was half the talented modeller that you are.

 :greatpicturessign: Please keep them coming.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #92 on: November 08, 2012, 11:05:22 pm »
Some inspiring elements to your layout Caz. Most impressive!!

Gerry

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2012, 08:10:00 pm »
What with visitors and trying to fit decoders in little locos the main layout has been suffering but at last I've managed to start work on Bampney Village.  The actual station layout is based upon Brize Norton & Bampton on the Fairford Branch and forms part of the layout reversing loop.  It is also used on the time tabled Oxford to Fairford branch line trains.

The village itself is completely freelance and is constructed on an easily removable drop-in hole filler part of the layout which can be popped out to give easy access to the centre of the layout.

Anyhoo, here's how it's progressing, still a lot of work to do and more buildings to construct etc.  Nothing's stuck in position or wired in yet, still have to do some messy landscaping with kitchen towel, plaster and PVA.

Initial planning and construction using a combination of 10mm & 5mm ply.

NOTE:  Since doing this I have completely remodelled Bampney, see http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19645.msg201012#msg201012 for the update




Card used for road layout plan.




The module on the workbench, starting to take shape.




View from above the tunnel.  Getting the angled corner shop constructed correctly exercised the 'ol brain box.




Still on the workbench, looking down the High Street.




The Village from the station, finally inserted into the layout to check it all looks ok.




And from Bampney crossing.




The top of the village down towards the station.

« Last Edit: May 26, 2014, 08:08:58 am by whiteswan, Reason: typo »

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2012, 08:15:05 pm »
Hah! Visitors and decoders my ar foot ::)
It's pretty obvious what you've been up to..................and it looks damned good, as usual :envy:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #95 on: December 03, 2012, 08:16:24 pm »
Hi Caz

 :greatpicturessign:

Grand looking buildings! Are some Metcalfe based?

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #96 on: December 03, 2012, 08:16:57 pm »
This is great work Caz, thanks for posting how you have done it. A wonderful layout! :claphappy:
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2012, 08:41:33 pm »
Hi Caz

 :greatpicturessign:

Grand looking buildings! Are some Metcalfe based?

Dave G

Thank Dave, yes, the majority are Metcalfe, the church is a Heljan 160:1 model I picked up for 3 Euro in a bargain box at one of the local model shops.  I guess because it was a UK model, none of the natives were interested.  ;D  I was a bit worried it would look out of scale but by putting it slightly raised over the surroundings, hopefully I've overcome the scale difference.

The only Metcalfe one I've modified is the corner shop as the road goes at an angle and I wanted the building to follow the angle, took a bit of thinking how to modify it as it meant both the building and roof needed extending.  All the building have been fitted with individual rooms so that when lit, the whole house doesn't light up, just individual rooms. 

As I'm DCC I can control when and which lights come on, so shop and railway building lights can be lit during the day, 1800 hours or so, the shop lights go out and the downstairs room lights come on.  From about 2200 hours, the bedrooms light up and the downstairs lights go off, finally the bedrooms go off.  Damn clever this DCC stuff.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #98 on: December 03, 2012, 08:48:18 pm »
Looks great Caz, well up to your usual high standards :thumbsup:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #99 on: December 03, 2012, 08:48:53 pm »
I'm beginning to wish I went DCC but I guess it's never too late.

I've been buying new locos that are mostly DCC ready so at some point I can bite the bullet. A few more bits of rolling stock to get before that though.

Love the idea of controlling the lighting too.

Brilliant stuff and you're right about the church, it looks very nice and a neat way of disguising the slight scale difference.

Keep the pics coming!

Dave G

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #100 on: December 03, 2012, 09:36:59 pm »
One word . . . . . . bluddybrilliant!  :thumbsup:


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #101 on: December 03, 2012, 10:39:51 pm »
Excellent work and the church is exactly in the right spot, reminds me of somewhere I've been/seen but I cant for the life of me remember (maybe somewhere in Wales with a chapel in the middle ??? ), anyway looks great  :thumbsup:
Is féidir tú a choinneáil ar eascainí an madra nó is féidir a lasadh coinneal duit

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2012, 10:50:03 pm »
Great work Caz and excellent photos to show it all off. Keep it up gal.
Regards,
Trevor (aka Chinahand)
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #103 on: December 05, 2012, 11:06:17 am »
Once again Hats off !  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2012, 01:43:11 pm »
My first visit Caz and as a complete novice I found it very encouraging.  If I can get to half this standard I would be a happy chap.  Thank you and please keep the updates coming, Ian. :heart2:

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