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Offline Sprintex

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2013, 07:23:20 am »
:wonderfulmodelling:

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2014, 10:56:54 pm »
Hi all :wave:
I've not done much on the layout lately but I have been trying to get hold of some 1970's & 1980's cars to add  to the layout although they're not easy to get hold of.
Here's the haul I've managed to get so far..


2x opel Mantas, 2x Fiat Pandas, 2x Opel Kadetts, 2x Toyota estates, the 2 Ford Fiestas on the right are ones I've converted out of Fleischmann VW Golfs.






Cheers, Stu. :)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2014, 06:16:12 am »
Wow.....
I always wanted an opal manta when I was  A much younger fool.
That is a fine collection or cars you have their.
May have to add a few to my I want list.
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2014, 09:04:18 am »

Stu,

Where did you manage to get that little lot from??

I've always been on the look out for 70's/80's cars and always seem to come up blank.

Regards

Neal.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2014, 10:39:38 am »

Stu,

Where did you manage to get that little lot from??

I've always been on the look out for 70's/80's cars and always seem to come up blank.

Regards

Neal.


Hi,
 I got the opels, fiats & toyotas from DM Toys
http://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/tags_en/pkw_en.html?page=1
had to do a bit of searching through all the vehicles to find the ones that would have been sold in Britain in the 70's & 80s.
The Fleischmann VW Golfs mk1 Fiestas I've had a while, but but needed some work to turn them into fiestas. I have seen them on ebay now & then.

cheers, Stu. :)

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #80 on: October 21, 2014, 07:38:25 pm »
Hi all  :wave: Its taken ages to upload some videos onto youtube but managed to get 3 short vids uploaded, here they are...

Class 37257 & 37165 double heading a rake of rusty 16 tonners full of coal through Cridmore yard..
train pics & vids 1 020

Class 45120 'Peak' with a rake of grubby BG & GUV Parcels & Newspaper stock...
train pics & vids 1 024

and finally another of the class 45 on parcels..
train pics & vids 1 025

cheers, Stu.  :)
« Last Edit: October 22, 2014, 03:27:13 am by Sprintex »

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #81 on: October 21, 2014, 08:10:23 pm »
Nice videos
 :thankyousign:
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #82 on: October 21, 2014, 08:19:32 pm »
Many thanks for the videos; brought back plenty of 1980s memories, especially the 45/1 on parcels stock. Excellently weathered 16t mineral wagons, something that I need to try.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2014, 08:50:50 pm »
Great videos and a wonderful layout. :thumbsup:

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #84 on: October 21, 2014, 10:07:05 pm »
You just know what's coming, Stu............................................... :greatwork:

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2014, 09:44:35 pm »
Cheers all for the kind comments  :thankyousign:

I've had a bit of bad luck with a couple of my 47's this evening, one with a split gear but luckily I had a spare to fix that one, and my class 47 'Hadrian' that I've owned for a few years started to run slowly & stopped, directional lights work but it doesn't move, took bogies off & they run ok so I think its probably a motor or circuit problem, a strip down is needed on that one to see whats going on with it..

cheers, Stu.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #86 on: December 27, 2014, 06:04:15 pm »
Hi all :wave: I've took a few new photos of the layout today, haven't been doing very much painting or building things over Christmas as I've been suffering with a bit of a cold/flu so mostly been playing trains instead  ;D

The 2 new depot buildings are now in place..


Also found my old signal box in a junk box, this one I built for my 1st ever N gauge layout back in the 1980's when I was around 11 or 12 years old, It's far from perfect, but it looks better than the one that was on there & thought it would be nice to have something from my old layout that's now long gone, it looks o.k from a distance anyway! :-[


Class 101 & 108 DMU's at the station..


View across the yard with class 47 533, 2 class 37's, 2 class 45's & a class 56 stabled there...


Class 47190 passes the yard & station with a rake of PCA cement tanks..


Class 25 220 passes with a speedlink service, wagons include 2 HTO hoppers loaded with coal, a TTA Tank, Highfit & flat bed 10ft wagon, 2 vent vans, 2 loaded pipe wagons & a Brake van..




Lastly 3 railNscale 3D printed Mk1 Transits I've painted, one as a B.R Crew bus,




cheers, Stu.
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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #87 on: December 27, 2014, 06:21:14 pm »
Very nice work, Stu. Thanks for the update photos.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #88 on: March 06, 2015, 10:53:22 pm »
Hi all, I've decided to make a few scenery changes to the layout, mainly along the backscene area. I'm going to make a low relief street scene along the backscene, I want to add lights & detailing to the buildings, change the road layout a bit & improve the depot carpark & buildings. Also plan to add another Yard lamp on the far end of the sidings as its a bit dark!
The old Farish houses & garage are going to be demolished, the small field next to them will also go so a fair amount of work to do, some photos of how it is at the moment..








cheers, Stu.

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Re: Cridmore Yard
« Reply #89 on: March 07, 2015, 12:04:32 am »
I have taken allot of inspiration from this layout for a while now :thumbsup:  If you don't mind me asking and I may have missed, do I see BR personnel vans?  Were they white metal kits or ready made?  I've been trying to get some BR vans / lorries for a while now. I'm capable on the assembly of the available kits, but just can't get yellow paint to work these days which is when it goes to a mess -hence why I'm trying to find RTR if possible.

 

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