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Author Topic: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...  (Read 38778 times)

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2012, 11:55:55 am »
Good bit of detailing there. I liked reading the back stories too. :thumbsup:

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So a little project for my limited modelling time this week, I made up some modern-style motorway barriers to protect the main line from traffic...in this case a Tomix HGV. You will have to forgive the gap under the roadway as its not actually glued on yet, trying to work out if thatís a good idea yet or if there are other jobs that should be done first!





The barrier was made up using plasticard strip, painted grey. It is finished off using Miniscene chain link fencing to add a bit of mesh (as found on flyovers near me). Said Miniscene fencing was spare from two packs I bought to fence off the main line on the last ďbareĒ corner of the layout.



Ahh yes, the bare corner. The building planned for this is still in my mind. I have taken some photos of the one I want to model, and I am just starting to mark out its footprint.

I have a feeling this building will take as much time as they station, depot and bridge combined. As itís based on a prototype thatís a bit of an odd shape, and I want it to have lights, I really want to plan it carefully. 

When I finally get a set of plans together, they will of course appear here.
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2012, 05:50:02 pm »
-I regret to announce that the "Anytime update" Filton TMD service is delayed by approximately several weeks. I'm very sorry for the delay to this service-

TMD has been packed up and is awaiting protective caseing for a move to its new (and hopefully more permanent) home.

I have shown a lot of restraint recently, not buying any more items until work can re-start. Any luck and the entire layout will be in running order in a few weeks :-)

In the meantime I shall continue viewing this forum whenever I can.

Keep up the good work people

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2012, 09:38:09 pm »
Here's to a happy new home for the layout and best of luck with the move :beers:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #64 on: July 11, 2012, 10:23:19 pm »
Thanks Nobby, hopefully take some photos "in situ" when its all done...
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2012, 09:27:39 pm »
i like your motorway bridge its very good  :thumbsup:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2012, 02:23:32 pm »
Thanks very much  :)
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2012, 08:42:26 pm »
Just a brief service update....

Filton TMD has a new home and, thanks to a certain Swedish furniture store, some new legs.

Its not quite ready to play with yet though ( :(), despite having three new locos, a dummy loco and a rake of wagons to try out.

This is because the first of two house warming parties is this weekend and TMD needs to be packed up for a wee bit longer.

Still, once the HF track cleaner is wired in and all systems go, I can have a play!

Just a note for fellow HST fans.....BBC 4 tonight at 21:00  :D

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2012, 08:55:58 pm »
Just a note for fellow HST fans.....BBC 4 tonight at 21:00  :D

Booked on Sky, DVD recorder ready, pint mug of tea on standby  :thumbsup:


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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #69 on: September 16, 2012, 07:59:48 pm »
Evenin all,

Well what a palaver. Spent most of this afternoon getting the two halves of Filton TMD back together for the first time in over a year...I am sure I designed this better! The rails across the joint proved very very awkward (and join the long list of things to improve next time).

Have you ever had a few hours in this hobby when you wonder why on earth you invest so much effort?! I few choice words so it together in the end, but it needed the assistance of beloved.

Anyway, here it is in its new home, my new "man cave". Under the stairs and some of the rear of the living room has been given over to n gauging, on the basis that beloved got the spare room for her work.





Not shown in this photo are any buildings or stock or new toys (I literally set this up an hour ago), but you can see the new Perspex sides. As with most things I try for the first time on this project it's not perfect, being a bit brittle and miss-aligned in places but it does the job. Alas it didn't protect the end of the rails over the joint (doh!) but vast majority of the layout arrived out of the van un-molested.

So next is track cleaning, wiring in the HF cleaner and cleaning wheels (some of which have never turned!).

Watch this space... :)
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 08:19:17 pm by Skyline2uk, Reason: Photos! »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2012, 08:44:25 pm »
Looks good :) xxx

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2012, 08:49:17 pm »
I share your pain mate  ;)

I put my layout together for the first time in (gawd knows!) and although my rails line up OK and my new control panel works  :claphappy: I've also had many hours of track cleaning and still not as clean as I want it, various items of older stock derailing, two locos not working at all, and my two DMUs will NOT go up a gradient that they previously went up without a problem!  :veryangry:

So in answer to your question "Have you ever had a few hours in this hobby when you wonder why on earth you invest so much effort?" the answer is YES !! :D


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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2012, 11:50:04 am »
Evenin all,

So next is track cleaning, wiring in the HF cleaner and cleaning wheels (some of which have never turned!).

Watch this space... :)

Not sure if youj've purchased any new locos recently. I got a dapol A$ and it warned about HF cleaners. Phoned ujp NG lines who confirmed that the relco or Gaugemaster are a no no with a lot of new locos as they have sensitive chips in already whcih can tell if you are DC or DCC. Much to my anguish I took my Gaughemaster HF cleaners out.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2012, 02:03:32 pm »
i found when i brought a dapol 14xx when they first come out, running it with my gaugemaster hf cleaner the 14xx would make a clicking noise and would jump up and down in speed. i never really thought it would be the cleaner but i disconnected it one day and the loco worked perfectly! Thats been a good few years this that model came out so its been a while since the motors didnt like hf cleaners

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2012, 06:38:01 pm »
I like your 'man cave'... My version is the shed, along with the garden clutter, with occasional activity on the computer table. Mrs Dreyfus wouldn't allow a layout in the living roon, but you have a nice space there for playing modelling.

 

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