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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 309778 times)

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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2745 on: June 23, 2018, 07:26:07 am »
it has been nearly 4 years since I ran anything.

How did you cope with the withdrawal symptoms?   ??? . I only ask in case any other forumites find themselves in the same position.
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It really was down to a lack of that Mojo stuff, the layout had stagnated and was finally kicked into life by Mrs "H" suggesting moving the whole lot into another room.  This has involved total destruction as it was built into a darkish cellar room, oh and the mice had moved into the tunnels!

The new layout room is light and part of the new extension, the down side is it is smaller but I have decided to scrap the 2 level as I found my Farish locos could not cope with even a 1:50 gradient.

Did keep my hand in with kits and bought a few (quite a few) unpainted Dapol wagons to do up.
Also my card addiction helped , I have more Scalescenes stuff than I can fit on the new layout. :D :D

Jerry
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2746 on: June 23, 2018, 09:28:39 am »
I managed to get a Dummy class 57 Thunderbird to put on the front of my Pendo and it looked really good ,BUT the problem is it just didnít like being pulled along.
The Pendo goes into the center line of my fiddle yard which is bi directional so it can go in on the up line and back out on the down and itís too much of a fiddle to keep on changing the front panel and coupling on the power cars so I was going to use modelers licence and leave the Thunderbird on the one end ,but there is a slight height difference between the couplings itís fine pushing but uncouples when pulled .Its a real shame as it did look good ,there is a clip on the Facebook page if you want to see it as I canít seem to put one on here even though lots of people have tried to help me.
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: June 23, 2018, 12:00:09 pm by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2747 on: June 23, 2018, 12:09:27 pm »
it has been nearly 4 years since I ran anything.

How did you cope with the withdrawal symptoms?   ??? . I only ask in case any other forumites find themselves in the same position.
  Drink....    :pint: :pint: :pint:
It really was down to a lack of that Mojo stuff, the layout had stagnated and was finally kicked into life by Mrs "H" suggesting moving the whole lot into another room.  This has involved total destruction as it was built into a darkish cellar room, oh and the mice had moved into the tunnels!

The new layout room is light and part of the new extension, the down side is it is smaller but I have decided to scrap the 2 level as I found my Farish locos could not cope with even a 1:50 gradient.

Did keep my hand in with kits and bought a few (quite a few) unpainted Dapol wagons to do up.
Also my card addiction helped , I have more Scalescenes stuff than I can fit on the new layout. :D :D

Jerry

I have never known you to be short of a drink or 3  :P

Regards,

Alex

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2748 on: July 14, 2018, 07:12:02 pm »
After spending 3 winters working on a put away layout, which spent more time put away than played with, I have finally bitten the bullet and built myself a room to house it in permanently.
Unfortunately, I now find that the layout is too wide to use comfortably and with the extra room, too restrictive, so, at the moment, playing with my old layout for now and back to the drawing board for something a bit more ambitious and all the associated headaches.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2749 on: July 14, 2018, 11:16:44 pm »
Thanks for the update and I look forward to seeing/hearing more about the new project

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2750 on: July 28, 2018, 08:19:51 pm »
Taking up my sidings redesigning with electrofrog points.


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2751 on: July 28, 2018, 08:21:38 pm »
Taking up my sidings redesigning with electrofrog points.

A wise and excellent decision Steve.   :thumbsup:

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2752 on: July 29, 2018, 12:23:21 am »
In recent months I've added the extra boards to complete the "U" rather than an "L" and built a hill with tunnels for one corner. Since then it has just been too hot. Lack of sleep due to the heat (our house seems to store it and release it all into our bedroom - it is like walking into a wall of heat); working all day in an office with failed air conditioning and then coming home to a hot house has left me lacking any energy. The shed is way too hot, so nothing has happened. Hopefully the weather is cooling and I have ordered parts to fit a temperature controlled fan through the shed wall to reduce the heat build-up.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2753 on: July 29, 2018, 10:11:53 am »
It's not been good for many of us, Steve. I just thank my lucky stars I don't live in a city full of concrete that holds the heat or in the Sarf East where they've been getting higher temperatures anyway :sweat:
Much better today though :D

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2754 on: July 29, 2018, 10:26:33 am »
I was out painting steps today. Middle of Aussie winter.... 28 degrees!

Mind you, it could be 3 tomorrow.  ;D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2755 on: August 03, 2018, 01:23:01 am »
Come down to Tassie.  Slightly different Aussie winter here. ;)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2756 on: August 03, 2018, 03:31:29 am »
I was checking that a Toad break van, which I needed for my little "Windmill Hill" layout would work on the tight curves I have, when my next  door neighbour popped round.

Result, we are "testing" the layout, 3.00 am beautiful night, under the stars in my back yard with a bottle of "Famous Grouse"

Watching trains run round, on a beautiful night in pleasant company, is what I am doing on my layout now.

How awesome is that :D :D :D :D :D :D

Love you all,

kevin

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2757 on: August 03, 2018, 07:49:46 am »
I was checking that a Toad break van, which I needed for my little "Windmill Hill" layout would work on the tight curves I have, when my next  door neighbour popped round.

Result, we are "testing" the layout, 3.00 am beautiful night, under the stars in my back yard with a bottle of "Famous Grouse"

Watching trains run round, on a beautiful night in pleasant company, is what I am doing on my layout now.

How awesome is that :D :D :D :D :D :D

Love you all,

kevin

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Sounds great fun but a tad late for me Iím afraid .
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2758 on: August 03, 2018, 09:39:48 am »
I think, unless it was an emergency, my neighbour came round at 3 a.m. they might not survive to go home >:D

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2759 on: August 03, 2018, 05:15:05 pm »
Ha !

It was an emergency...Ö there were trains to watch and whiskey to be drunk  :D

All the best
Kevin

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