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Title: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on June 24, 2013, 12:44:40 pm
Thought I would upload a few pictures of my "Lofthole" layout for those that are interested in things "postmodern".

A general shot of the oil terminal, my trusty Mainline/EWS tank engine parked in the spur:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5666.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5666)

Here is a delivery of a brand new Desiro, based on a video I found on YouTube (based on I have to say; the loco was a 66 and the containers were a different brand)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5664.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5664)

A new signal complete with working position lights, by CR signals - awesome!  :goggleeyes:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5663.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5663)

Here is the train I won in the NGS "Layout on a Door" competition for my "Deanmoor" plan (Lofthole is itself on a door, of course).   Not the loco I hasten to add, just the wagons.  The 37 was new - now less shiny having been airbrushed with a layer of filth!   This train will be the first to run on the ceremonial opening of Deansmoor.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5662.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5662)  

And a night time shot:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5659.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5659)

Hope you like 'em!

Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Lawrence on June 24, 2013, 01:20:26 pm
Super looking layout Jon, lots of nice detail and very realistic scenic work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: scotsoft on June 24, 2013, 01:22:27 pm
Very good pictures Jon  :thumbsup:

I know this is trivial but one thing that caught my attention are the two coils of yellow gas pipe, they are excellent in that scene.  Your attention to detail has to be admired  :admiration:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Dock Shunter on June 24, 2013, 01:34:58 pm
Smashing looking layout...... :thumbsup:
I am sure i saw it in one of the magazines (the Toddler,i think) a while back.

Ste.... :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Brinley on June 24, 2013, 01:40:40 pm
The detail is stunnning!  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: jd on June 24, 2013, 01:44:56 pm
The attention to details is amazing :ngauge: :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: OwL on June 24, 2013, 03:27:54 pm
Excellent layout!
Good attention to detail. Please upload some more pictures and a track plan please!
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: 47033 on June 24, 2013, 03:42:49 pm
Excellent layout
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Phil Hendry on June 24, 2013, 03:44:34 pm
It looks superb! Yet more inspiring modelling!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: ffdockree on June 24, 2013, 04:26:36 pm
Looks outstanding, good to see how a little camo can blend Unitrak into the scene.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Duncan83 on June 24, 2013, 06:07:50 pm
Really good work, Nice detail  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on June 24, 2013, 06:18:06 pm
Thanks for very nice comments guys - I'm overwhelmed!  ;D

As requested, here is a track plan

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5667.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5667)

A couple of old photos, with the previous signalling scheme and not enough weathering

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5661.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5661)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5660.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5660)

And a couple of video links:

Lofthole Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_IF-CPyeI0#)

Lofthole Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftjemjVwjfI#)

Cheers    Jon  ;)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Phil Hendry on June 24, 2013, 06:50:34 pm
What does the factory make?  I.e. what sort of traffic features, apart from the oil tankers serving the oil terminal?
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on June 24, 2013, 07:03:33 pm
Aaah Phil, an excellent question......

It is called "Rocket Industrial Products" - generally goods inbound and outbound are nondescript cargowaggons, steel hoods and BDAs with steel components.  But every so often a mysterious train arrives with very high security, (solidiers travelling in a Queen Mary brake van) which picks up a couple of huge shiny white ship launched surface to air missiles for delivery to Devonport!

It's pure fantasy and an excuse to use my NGS QM brake van; but children (and many adults) really like it!

Cheers   Jon  :)

Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Tank on June 24, 2013, 07:35:15 pm
Great idea with the QM! :)
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Post by: The Cuckoo on June 24, 2013, 08:16:07 pm
I remember enjoying reading the article about Lofthole in RM, it included some excellent photos too.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Sprintex on June 24, 2013, 09:15:16 pm
I read the series of articles in 'Red Death' (what happened to the planned revival of the NGS MAG?), very interesting reading abut the progress :)

We had a quick chat about that signal Jon, nice to meet you :wave:


Paul
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Phil Hendry on June 24, 2013, 09:15:45 pm
It really is great - I'd love to see it 'in the flesh'.  R.I.P. sounds like a great idea too - something out of the ordinary to entertain the public is often a good idea.  I bet it annoys the 'purists' too - which is an even better idea in my opinion!!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on June 24, 2013, 09:42:01 pm
Hi Paul,  nice that we've met - where was it?  Hope you were impressed with the signal!  :thumbsup:

Phil - next exhibition outings are High Wycombe and Romford in November - a bit of a trek from Lancaster though.  :(

I do like some novelty, but I always aim to keep the basic layout "straight"  - novelty items are things that you can add for light relief, hopefully without compromising the effect when being serious!

But if you want to annoy purists how about this:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/thumb_5668.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5668)

Based on the Triang Turbo-Car from the 60s - really works on the fan, goes round like a bunny on a greyhound track!

Cheers

Jon  :) :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Newportnobby on June 24, 2013, 09:51:49 pm
I've always been a big fan of them :doh:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Sprintex on June 24, 2013, 09:56:06 pm
Oops, forgot to put it in my post  :smackedface:

It was at the Royston show last year ;) Signal is excellent, must get one for the entrance to my dairy sidings :D


Paul
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Pengi on June 25, 2013, 06:27:40 am
This is a wonderful layout, terrific vids too - love the line-side shots of the Voyager speeding through :claphappy:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Jbundy132 on July 28, 2013, 07:14:47 pm
good layout mate
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: apollo45115 on July 31, 2013, 07:29:36 pm
 I've just found this today and I'm glad I did. I really like what you've done here. You've done an excellent job, especially with the track. It shows what can be done with Kato unitrack, it demonstrates the transition from a table top setup to a first scale model railway, particularly for those who aren't confident using something like Peco code 80 or 55.
 The grassy areas around the track are well observed capturing the unkempt look of the real thing, you even have the concrete troughs for cabling. The operation is good too, it was pleasure watching the trains uncouple without the hand of god! The only minor criticism I'd have is the look of the signal box and the oil terminal; they look a bit too clean and plasticky, but nothing painting and/or weathering can't solve. You've probably got it on the to do list anyway.

Once again a really good layout, long may the show invites roll in!

Carl
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on July 31, 2013, 07:56:02 pm
Thanks Carl,   :thankyousign:

Glad you like the layout; and thanks for the constructive criticism.   I'll have a look at the tanks and signal box when I get the layout down from the loft for shows this Autumn.  They have had a going over with "frame dirt", but maybe some more is in order!  In fact I may get my mate Neal to take a look - he has a keen eye for filth!

The Unitrack looks fine, but I won't be using it again.  It is quite a lot of trouble to raise the ground to disguise the height, and all the points needed modding, as documented elsewhere.  Honestly, it is easier to get a good result with code 55!

Thanks again, and all the best

Jon     :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: TheStig on September 02, 2013, 12:16:01 pm
Love this layout! Can I ask how you did the oil storage silos? Are they scratch built or from a kit?
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on September 02, 2013, 12:41:40 pm
Thanks Stig,   :thankyousign:

Scratch built - the big one is based on a length of drain pipe, the smaller ones on tubs I got from the chemist.  The conical roofs are from thin plasticard.

The hardest part was soldering up the handrails.  I have learned now that solder with separate flux makes it easier rather than the resin-cored electrical solder I was using.

Cheers   Jon   :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: TheStig on September 02, 2013, 12:56:06 pm
Drain pipe! Simple but brilliant idea! May give that a go myself. Might try a different approach to the handrails. Thanks!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 22, 2013, 07:22:04 am
Ac really excellent layout: highly realistic scenery with just the right amount of weathering, IMHO, on the rolling stock. Fantastic attention to detail. Just shows what inspiringly high standards can be achieved. Superb videos, too.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on September 23, 2013, 10:07:06 am
Thanks Chris,

Making me blush!!! 

All the best   Jon :)  (Couldn't find a blushing smiley!)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Chris on September 25, 2013, 10:07:49 pm
Cracking layout Jon. Very well detailed and an unusual subject.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Duncan83 on September 27, 2013, 10:05:55 pm
Wow.... Great looking layout well done
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: SPAD on January 05, 2014, 06:01:01 pm
Just joined NGF and stumbled across your layout.....this is certainly my kind of modelling. Great attention to detail and lots of modern traction. Loving it, well done........
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RossE on March 30, 2015, 11:44:49 am
I love this layout! Such great work.  :thumbsup:
Have been watching the youtube videos of it on your channel too. Really like the music you use too- can I ask; are the soundtracks your own compositions? If so- then that's a double thumbs up from me.  :thumbsup:
Ross
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Mustermark on March 30, 2015, 12:30:08 pm
Great layout. Very nice work. Love the videos too.

You might be looking forward to the new Revolution TEA project perhaps?
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on March 30, 2015, 01:56:19 pm
I love this layout! Such great work.  :thumbsup:
Have been watching the youtube videos of it on your channel too. Really like the music you use too- can I ask; are the soundtracks your own compositions? If so- then that's a double thumbs up from me.  :thumbsup:
Ross

Hey....thanks Ross.....on both counts!   Yes, the music is my composition; glad you like it!  :D

Thanks to you as well Mustermark.  Yes - in for 9 red TEAs (may up this!!)

I will need to be getting Lofthole out of the loft shortly for an exhibition in Milton Keynes over the summer.  I have mostly been working on Deansmoor - and about to make a little video of that too!

Cheers Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: class37025 on March 30, 2015, 03:04:07 pm
just looked on youtube under

Lofthole Oil Terminal

and couldn't find anything, tons of stuff on oil industry, but not this.

any suggestions on a better search term, or a link ?

cheers

alan
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on March 30, 2015, 04:22:58 pm
just looked on youtube under

Lofthole Oil Terminal

and couldn't find anything, tons of stuff on oil industry, but not this.

any suggestions on a better search term, or a link ?

cheers

alan


Hi Alan,

The links are:

http://youtu.be/lRa9gqsSMp4 (http://youtu.be/lRa9gqsSMp4)

http://youtu.be/S_IF-CPyeI0 (http://youtu.be/S_IF-CPyeI0)

http://youtu.be/ftjemjVwjfI (http://youtu.be/ftjemjVwjfI)

http://youtu.be/1ZSpYQZz6zo (http://youtu.be/1ZSpYQZz6zo)

My channel is called PostModN66.  There is other stuff in there, some N gauge layouts at exhibitions, live action through Berkhamsted (where I live) etc

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: class37025 on March 30, 2015, 06:16:28 pm
 :thankyousign: :thankyousign:

cheers Jon,

looks like my evenings sorted

alan
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Ben A on March 30, 2015, 10:16:18 pm

Thanks for the links to the videos - great viewing!

cheers

Ben A.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: mickd247 on March 31, 2015, 09:22:13 am
Hi Jon

Great layout and video's  :thankyousign:

How did you achieve the auto un-coupling on the Kato track work as it would appear to work brilliantly but does not seem to be covered anywhere in the post.

 I know from your comments that you have gone away from using Kato track but perhaps you could do another of your excellent "how to" tutorials on this subject?

 :beers:

Mick
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: hawkeye on March 31, 2015, 02:32:04 pm
Great thread love the theme. Can you tell me if the manufacturing buildings Are scratchbuild or kits  :thankyousign:

Tony
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on March 31, 2015, 07:16:44 pm
Hi Jon

Great layout and video's  :thankyousign:

How did you achieve the auto un-coupling on the Kato track work as it would appear to work brilliantly but does not seem to be covered anywhere in the post.

 I know from your comments that you have gone away from using Kato track but perhaps you could do another of your excellent "how to" tutorials on this subject?

 :beers:

Mick


Hi Mick, thanks for various compliments!!

The autocoupling does work well if I say so myself!  I call it REMIT (Rare Earth Magnet in Tube) - basically a magnet on the end of a stick, pulled up by a piece of string.  In operation , not as "Heath Robinson" as the name suggests, I have some fairly neat beads on pull cords just below the edge of the layout which pulls the string via a couple of guide loops made from wire to the "stick".

The magnet just moves up under the Kato track - no modification necessary to the track.  You could use the same system with Peco, but my guess is that you would have to cut away the sleepers and put some kind of cosmetic plate on the top.

Here are some pictures to make it clearer:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8776.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8776)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/thumb_14920.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=14920)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/thumb_14921.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=14921)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/thumb_14922.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=14922)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/thumb_14923.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=14923)

For the couplers themselves, you can use Peco ELSIE couplers equipped with the lift arm, or I have modified standard sprung Rapidos to the same effect.  Because the magnet is much stronger than an electromagnet, you need a very short lift arm that fits within the coupler box.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8777.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8777)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8778.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8778)

...all this somewhat superceded now by Dapol Easi-Shunts.

Hope this is of interest!

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on March 31, 2015, 07:21:32 pm
Great thread love the theme. Can you tell me if the manufacturing buildings Are scratchbuild or kits  :thankyousign:

Tony

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your comment.   :thankyousign: The old style factory building is a Walthers Allied Rail Rebuilders, the new tin shed is a Micro-Engineering "Doyle Distribution" (IIRC??!!) both bashed and detail added.  The small lab building is Kestrel, the oil terminal mess building is scratch built.

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on March 31, 2015, 07:42:49 pm
Lofthole Oil Terminal is only booked out to one model railway show this year, Shenfield on September 19th. Come and see REMIT couplers in action, Jon will almost certainly let you have a go if you ask!  ;)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 31, 2015, 09:32:53 pm
A really excellent explanation, Jon. A textbook example of how it should be done with highly professional illustrations.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: mickd247 on April 03, 2015, 09:21:07 am
Hi Jon

I agree whole heartedly with Chris's comments, absolutely superb tutorial of your REMIT system. :thankyousign: for taking the time to provide this really useful piece of information.

What size magnet did you use?

I may well put Shenfield on 19th September on my "to do" list.

Cheers :beers:

Mick
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on April 03, 2015, 11:36:41 am
Hi Jon

I agree whole heartedly with Chris's comments, absolutely superb tutorial of your REMIT system. :thankyousign: for taking the time to provide this really useful piece of information.

What size magnet did you use?

I may well put Shenfield on 19th September on my "to do" list.

Cheers :beers:

Mick

Thanks Mick - it was originally prepared for an article in "Red Death"

The magnets I have used were 9mm dia - just what I had to hand.  This is fine for Kato track, but if you were applying the same technique to Peco I think you might have to use smaller magnets, say 6mm, so that they could come up between the rails a little way, to say, sleeper top height.  It would be worth a test though, as the 9mm magnets are good and powerful and offer a larger "target" area.

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: DELETED on April 04, 2015, 01:25:40 am
Both your layouts have been on my bookmark list on Firefox for a while now.  If I had the space to build something door-sized, these would be it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on June 28, 2015, 07:14:15 am

The 37 was new - now less shiny   

Jon  :)

 :)  When the railway was first privatised back in the 1990s an internal EWS memo stated that "the era of dirty locomotives was at an end" and that all rolling stock was to be kept clean at all times!  :no:

Honest, that's what it said.  :smiley-laughing:

Ah, the innocence of know nothing managers who took on the job of running a railway.

Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on June 28, 2015, 07:38:18 am
just looked on youtube under

Lofthole Oil Terminal

and couldn't find anything, tons of stuff on oil industry, but not this.

any suggestions on a better search term, or a link ?

cheers

alan


Hi Alan,

The links are:

[url]http://youtu.be/lRa9gqsSMp4[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/lRa9gqsSMp4[/url])

[url]http://youtu.be/S_IF-CPyeI0[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/S_IF-CPyeI0[/url])

[url]http://youtu.be/ftjemjVwjfI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/ftjemjVwjfI[/url])

[url]http://youtu.be/1ZSpYQZz6zo[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/1ZSpYQZz6zo[/url])

My channel is called PostModN66.  There is other stuff in there, some N gauge layouts at exhibitions, live action through Berkhamsted (where I live) etc

Cheers  Jon  :)


 :help:  Jon, you have left me seriously depressed after watching those clips.
I think I'll give up the whole idea of railway modelling after watching yours.

While I can effortlessly match the operational side re timetables and correct formations/speeds etc. your actual scenic modelling leaves me so much in the shade that I know now I'll never be a real modeller. :'(

Congratulations on a brilliant layout - a GENUINE model railway in every sense :beers: :thumbsup: and puts mine back in the 1950s in so many ways. :'(

Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on June 28, 2015, 08:40:49 am
Crikey, you make me blush!  :-[

Thanks for your very generous comments!  :thankyousign:

Cheers Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on June 28, 2015, 08:48:51 am
Crikey, you make me blush!  :-[

Thanks for your very generous comments!  :thankyousign:

Cheers Jon  :)

Sadly, it is all true.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on August 16, 2015, 02:51:06 pm
So...having got home from the Silverfox exhibition with Deansmoor, Lofthole is "next up" for an outing....

Some may be interested in this - it is my display stand, which I have modified so it can take two layouts for compact storage.  Here is a chance to "compare and contrast" Lofthole and Deansmoor!!!

Deansmoor signeage is still on - this is all attached with Velcro so easy to swap for the Lofthole signeage.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/19/thumb_28198.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=28198)

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Chetcombe on August 17, 2015, 04:50:40 am
Nice solution... You could always exhibit both at the same time :)

I wish I lived closer and could see both layouts in the flesh, cos they both look fantastic!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on August 28, 2015, 07:18:12 pm
Lofthole Oil Terminal is only booked out to one model railway show this year, Shenfield on September 19th. Come and see REMIT couplers in action, Jon will almost certainly let you have a go if you ask!  ;)

Unfortunately we are not listed to attend this show. We appear to have put it in our diaries when asked to attend, but didn't make it to the final cut. Apologies if we have misled anyone. We thought we were booked until we checked the website.  :confused1:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: mickd247 on August 29, 2015, 09:43:18 am
Neal

Thanks for the update, :veryangry:, it's a real shame Jon's efforts cannot be viewed at this event, I was really looking forward to seeing the REMIT in action.  Obviously if Jon has any other bookings for Lofthole in the future keep us posted.

Mick
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on December 03, 2015, 04:57:56 pm
Some good news! Lofthole is booked to attend the Tring and District show (Tadrail) on 15th October 2016.  :bounce:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: NeMo on December 03, 2015, 05:47:13 pm
Look forward to seeing it/you there!

TadRail is usually a good show. Not as handy for me since it's moved from Ashlyns school of course, but still a show I make an effort to visit.

Cheers, NeMo

Some good news! Lofthole is booked to attend the Tring and District show (Tadrail) on 15th October 2016.  :bounce:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on December 03, 2015, 06:08:07 pm
Some good news! Lofthole is booked to attend the Tring and District show (Tadrail) on 15th October 2016.  :bounce:

Steady.....I've still got to fill the form in!

But assuming all goes well it will be great to show Lofthole at TadRail again after 6? years - it was Lofthole's first outing and my first show back in the days at Ashlyn's School.

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: mickd247 on December 03, 2015, 07:04:07 pm
Some good news! Lofthole is booked to attend the Tring and District show (Tadrail) on 15th October 2016.  :bounce:

Neal

Thanks for the advanced warning!!! :laugh: I've put a "sticky note" on my desktop, and will definitely, maybe, visit Tring to see the layout in the flesh.

Perhaps you could also post a reminder nearer the time.

 :beers:

Mick
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on December 03, 2015, 07:16:28 pm


Thanks for the advanced warning!!! :laugh: I've put a "sticky note" on my desktop, and will definitely, maybe, visit Tring to see the layout in the flesh.

Perhaps you could also post a reminder nearer the time.

 :beers:

Mick
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Will do Mick!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Simon. on January 11, 2016, 01:07:41 pm
Love this layout, wish I could do something like this.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: MrDobilina on April 07, 2016, 04:44:04 pm
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8778.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8778[/url])


Great layout and very helpful tutorial!

I can't help it but:-

Number 10/11 seem to say 'Is that a Coupler in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me'  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on April 07, 2016, 05:38:48 pm
Steady.....family forum..!! ;)

Cheers Jon   :angel:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 13, 2016, 08:13:54 pm
Two days to go until Lofthole Oil Terminal gets a run out at Tadrail this Saturday.

http://www.tdmrc.co.uk/TaD-Rail2016.html (http://www.tdmrc.co.uk/TaD-Rail2016.html)

It doesn't get a run out very often these days. This is the first show it has been to this year, and will not be out again until DEMU Showcase 2017.

We also have new and improved TEAs to run thanks to RevolutioN Trains!  :bounce:

PS @mickd247 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3616) this is your reminder!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RailGooner on October 13, 2016, 10:50:02 pm
 :greatpicturessign: of a great layout. Wonderful detail. And I don't think Unitrack has ever looked so good. I had to look damned hard to convince myself I really was looking at Unitrack!

 :thankyousign: for sharing and inspiring.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on October 14, 2016, 01:55:01 pm
:greatpicturessign: of a great layout. Wonderful detail. And I don't think Unitrack has ever looked so good. I had to look damned hard to convince myself I really was looking at Unitrack!

 :thankyousign: for sharing and inspiring.

Cheers Railgooner.....do you want to come to Wing tomorrow and have a go.....not too far from Oxford?

Hopefully we can take some more photos too.

Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RailGooner on October 14, 2016, 02:23:57 pm
Cheers Railgooner.....do you want to come to Wing tomorrow and have a go.....not too far from Oxford?

Cheers Jon, but MBH works for a robbing band of thieves (Ca**l**on - who provide overpriced, under resourced, support services to my local NHS Trust  :veryangry:) and it's her one day off tomorrow. We'll be doing romantic stuff like searching for a stream of Arsenal vs Swansea.  :-[

But I'm following this thread now, so you can be sure of seeing me at a future outing! :wave:

Mark
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Only Me on October 14, 2016, 02:49:58 pm
Up the Swansea  :tv:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RailGooner on October 14, 2016, 03:32:45 pm
Up the Swansea  :tv:

 :laughabovepost: Uh oh, this threads going off track.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Only Me on October 14, 2016, 03:47:36 pm
Back on the Rails then... Have your TEA's turned up today Neil ?

#YNWA ;)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RailGooner on October 14, 2016, 04:15:34 pm
 >:( :veryangry: :censored:
Going to my quite place now, to find my chakra.  8) Hopefully I'll find my avatar while I'm about it!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Roy L S on October 14, 2016, 04:39:04 pm
Hi Jon

Thanks for the plug for TaD-Rail tomorrow. We have several N gauge layouts in attendance, so worth a visit if you are in the area (or even if not!!).

Looking forward to seeing you with Lofthole. Although consigned to kitchen duties (Wifey is organising the catering this year!) I hope to escape long enough to have a look around and will definitely try to see your layout and those lovely TEAs!

Regards

Roy
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on October 15, 2016, 10:00:49 pm
A couple of pics taken at TaDRail today:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/2671-151016215447.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=44572)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/2671-151016215640.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=44575)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/2671-151016215950.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=44576)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/2671-151016215510.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=44573)

cheers Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 15, 2016, 11:10:00 pm
Those new TEAs...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016225131-446202160.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 16, 2016, 12:51:03 pm
I took the opportunity it's to take some pictures whilst Lofthole Oil Terminal was out at Tadrail being exhibited. We haven't had many pictures of it on the Forum up until now....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016230757-446242111.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016225822-44622852.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016230322-446231808.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223655-4461384.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016232216-446252320.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: port perran on October 16, 2016, 01:28:59 pm
Really good.
Thanks for those pictures. It really is atmospheric.
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RailGooner on October 16, 2016, 02:47:05 pm
 :greatpicturessign:
Some beautiful weathering of stock there. Adds to the (already stellar standard of) realism of the layout.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 16, 2016, 03:19:02 pm
Thanks for the latest update; highly realistic railway modelling to a superb standard.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: cornish yorkie on October 16, 2016, 10:34:01 pm
 :hellosign: Really  :greatpicturessign: thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Ben A on October 16, 2016, 11:46:09 pm

Thanks for the posting the photos.  Great to see the tanks in such a realistic setting.  And the contrast between old and new (prototype and model) is very 2006!

Cheers

Ben A.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 17, 2016, 04:17:30 pm
A few more...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223705-446162403.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223705-44616219.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223654-446132451.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016224732-44619785.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223625-44611607.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: GroupC on October 17, 2016, 04:34:38 pm
Excellent modelling, I love it.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 18, 2016, 06:55:37 pm
And a few more...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223619-446092385.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223618-44609566.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016223624-446111771.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016222506-446072200.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016222505-446071009.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: GroupC on October 18, 2016, 08:35:44 pm
Argh, it's so good, I love a bit of industry. Good move putting the buildings in at an angle - makes a change from plonking everything down at right angles to the edge of the baseboard and everything else. It definitely benefits the layout.

I am now inspired to get back on with my BR blue era grimy post-industrial feel (I hope) layout which has been mothballed in its very early stages because of things like cats and needing a new roof on my house. Roof now done though and cats settled in. Now where did I put that weathering powder...?

Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Webbo on October 19, 2016, 12:15:41 am
I too like the look of this layout for similar reasons to GroupC. I could add that I like how there is a fair amount in the scene, but it does not look at all crammed. With the current construction of a refinery on my layout, I have become a connoisseur of oil storage tanks and so appreciate very much how these have been done at Lofthole.

Webbo
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 19, 2016, 08:22:27 pm
In this selection, we have the renowned 'Rocket' train, and the renowned @PostModN66 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2671) featuring....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221545-44603507.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221916-446062160.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221540-44601928.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221539-44601566.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221330-445801126.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 20, 2016, 09:09:08 pm
Passing traffic at Lofthole...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221531-44599648.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221525-445981011.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221517-44595947.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221404-44589247.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221404-44589895.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: DELETED on October 20, 2016, 09:16:51 pm
I love this layout :thumbsup:  Wished I'd stuck with Kato track for my own layout now I've actually got something permanent.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: cornish yorkie on October 20, 2016, 10:07:38 pm
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Thanks for sharing
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: dannyboy on October 20, 2016, 10:13:25 pm
Excellent layout and some lovely, realistic modelling.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: lil chris on October 20, 2016, 10:21:52 pm
Nice modeling there, looks like a nice layout.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on October 21, 2016, 08:10:06 pm
Last few from last weekend. Apologies for a couple of repeats that have slipped through the net.....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221356-445872088.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221329-4458047.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221314-44567117.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/852-151016221314-445671784.jpeg)Adstairs
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: JasonBz on October 21, 2016, 10:29:18 pm
I love the shot taken looking down the street :)
Each element just seems to be totally right!
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Bornin1980something on November 01, 2016, 03:54:38 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before, but what exactly is a 'postmodern' layout?
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: PostModN66 on November 01, 2016, 04:04:42 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before, but what exactly is a 'postmodern' layout?

Hi there,

Slightly tongue in cheek.....but my view of the term "modern image" is that it was the results of the 1955 "Modernisation Plan", so green and then blue diesels, class 20s, 37s, first generation DMUs etc in the 60s and 70s..  This was what the term "modern image" meant when it was coined by Cyril Freezer.

My modelling interests are more to do with what came after that period, Class 60s, 66s, 67s, 90s, 92s in sectorisation and Privatisation liveries, so like in architecture, what came after the "modern" movement was "postmodern"!

Other people have different ways of describing it, but I'm committed to it now, hence my user name of "Post Mod N   "

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: STEVE44 on November 01, 2016, 07:55:56 pm
Thanks for the photo`s , really good layout enjoyed looking at all the detail. Cheers Steve44.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on February 21, 2017, 12:43:55 am

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/852-210217004106.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=48897)


http://www.demu.org.uk/showcase2017.php (http://www.demu.org.uk/showcase2017.php)

Lofthole Oil Terminal will be at DEMU Showcase this year. Almost certainly a first for a layout with Kato track!...
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on June 01, 2017, 10:41:48 pm
Just a quick *bump* to remind you all we are taking LOT out to the DEMU Showcase this weekend. Might see some of you there?

http://www.demu.org.uk/showcase2017.php (http://www.demu.org.uk/showcase2017.php)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on June 10, 2017, 07:46:12 am
Some pictures from our time at DEMU Showcase last weekend:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004326-5247814.jpeg)

All set and ready to go on the traverser.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004331-525472399.jpeg)

HST on a Cross-Country service passes the shunting at the Oil Terminal.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004333-525481022.jpeg)

Class 37 heads up the local target job in the loop. It has just shunted traffic out of the factory and is waiting for the road.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004336-525491781.jpeg)

Colas 56 passes on steel traffic between South Wales and Boston Docks.

More to follow....
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 10, 2017, 12:42:47 pm
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Thanks for sharing, always looks good  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on June 10, 2017, 09:53:36 pm
Some more pictures from DEMU:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004342-525501779.jpeg)

Empty coal hoppers clatter past.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004343-525501288.jpeg)

Class 67 lays over outside the rocket factory loading bay.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004349-525521076.jpeg)

Freightliner train squeaks and rattles past whilst the Class 60 shunts the Oil Terminal. The rocket factory is to the left, with its rocket effigy on the gable end. Those who have seen the layout will know that the digger moves in two planes with a control box on the front of the layout to keep the kids entertained.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004350-525531716.jpeg)

Earlier, closer view of the passing Class 70.

More to follow.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on June 14, 2017, 10:15:18 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004354-5255424.jpeg)

Stone on the move past Lofthole Oil Terminal.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004410-52559294.jpeg)

Old vehicles put out to grass at the siding end.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004406-52557391.jpeg)

Voyager passes the signalbox, which now houses the ground frame at Lofthole.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004405-525571748.jpeg)

Ballast wagons being returned to the virtual quarry for refilling in time for next weekends ballast program.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 14, 2017, 10:50:50 pm
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Thanks for sharing
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: RailGooner on June 15, 2017, 12:29:29 am
 :claphappy: Love Lofthole. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Cooper on June 17, 2017, 06:33:38 pm
A few more shots from our DEMU Showcase 2017 adventure.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004359-52556461.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004414-525611191.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/852-090617004419-525622196.jpeg)
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: TrevL on January 04, 2018, 06:40:31 pm
Lovely layout, tis a credit to you Sir. 
If mine ends up a tenth as good as this, I'll be over the moon.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: port perran on January 04, 2018, 07:17:54 pm
Lovely modelling.
Title: Re: Lofthole Oil Terminal - Post Privatisation
Post by: Ollie3440 on January 11, 2018, 05:31:51 pm
Afternoon.

Excellent use of Kato Track. Really excellent modelling.

Cheers

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule: