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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #300 on: June 13, 2016, 10:41:23 pm »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: really effective that last one, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #301 on: August 29, 2016, 06:11:33 pm »
Happy Bank Holiday all!

I have had a very relaxed week off, but the majority of my time was spent doing small jobs around the house. Having said that, I did manage to do some work on the layout, including the fitting of some fencing to one side of the TMD hard standing.

I think this has really added to the look of the depot, makes me wondering why I didn't do it sooner. Having said that, I didn't think I would get round to adding lighting to the TMD so soon, so its all relative.



The only thing now is I can see right inside the depot building, so I guess some extra detail will be needed!

Also, with the new lighting circuit, I am increasingly grateful that I stuck to a rigid colour code with the wires!



Skyline2uk
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 10:37:49 pm by Tank »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #302 on: August 29, 2016, 10:12:56 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the updates, the lighting is very atmospheric, & really tidy wiring, nice work
regards Derek.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #303 on: August 30, 2016, 07:52:18 am »
Looks excellent. I always think that adding lighting creates atmosphere.
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #304 on: September 02, 2016, 10:10:06 pm »
......

Also, with the new lighting circuit, I am increasingly grateful that I stuck to a rigid colour code with the wires!



Skyline2uk


I think I  might have to have a word about your wiring Mr Excel Man......

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #305 on: September 02, 2016, 10:26:45 pm »
Both those wiring pics look very good, I try to keep mine tidy wish I had been a bit more rigid with wiring colours.
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #306 on: September 06, 2016, 10:25:21 pm »
A little bit of masking tape or if you have one label from a label machine at each end of every wire, with a number on it (you can make signals "s123" and points "p234", "l" number for lighting etc... Makes trouble shooting at a later date so much quicker.
Also if you chose to move or change something then just change your number key list.
I do the same with my race car builds and though it takes minutes during build it can save hours later!
I need smaller fingers...

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #307 on: September 17, 2016, 05:00:34 pm »
Good evening all.

It's been a bit of a stressful week in the Skyline household, so this afternoon I turned to n gauge to relax my soul.

Firstly, after some research and advice from the Facebook group, my class 58 finally received its cast BR arrows today:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/swy5thrc1chz9yd/Photo%2017-09-2016%2C%2015%2042%2037.jpg?dl=0

I will now look out for some correctly sized depot plaques for her. The ones I have are correct for my 56, but too large for the 58. Of course the only spare arrows I now have are too small for the 56!

Anyway, I have a photo of the real loco running in this condition, so it's good enough for me:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ceox4af1xqul60/Photo%2017-09-2016%2C%2016%2002%2058.jpg?dl=0

Also finished today was a load I knocked together for one of my Railfreight open wagons (forget the TOPs code, but I know the model was 4.50 new from Beatties!):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/igqyu0ut6pr7z7v/Photo%2017-09-2016%2C%2016%2024%2051.jpg?dl=0

It's reasonable to my eyes, but like everything needs weathering / toning down.
Anyway the whole thing is removable so it's no harm done.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pkkhg4tiqqclhaa/Photo%2017-09-2016%2C%2016%2024%2033.jpg?dl=0

I have another wagon with enough material to do the same load again, but may do some wooden sleepers.

Happy weekend to all

Skyline2uk







LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #308 on: September 18, 2016, 06:37:31 am »
Thanks for the update; excellent photos. You've done a very good job with these.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #309 on: January 10, 2017, 08:29:57 pm »
Hello and a belated Happy New Year to you all.

Traditionally the first post on this thread after Christmas would be showing my haul from the festivities. This year I am unable to provide as it hasn't been manufactured yet...

So whilst I patiently (!!!) wait for my brace of Revolution 92s to arrive, I must also report that not much has happened recently on Filton, save another wagon load being made up.

My main n gauge related activities have been assisting the NGS 5 Towns Area group in production of NGS kits. Sitting in "The Bunker" with ample Tea and Biscuits plus the occasional Bacon Bap whilst chatting about the hobby and gathering parts is a nice way to spend a few hours.

There is an upcoming event in the Skyline household which will dominate the early part of this year, but hope some modelling will be achieved (even as a diversion!).

Skyline2uk

 
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #310 on: January 10, 2017, 08:48:56 pm »

There is an upcoming event in the Skyline household which will dominate the early part of this year, but hope some modelling will be achieved (even as a diversion!).


In a roundabout way, are you telling us you're heavily pregnant? :worried:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #311 on: January 10, 2017, 08:55:16 pm »

There is an upcoming event in the Skyline household which will dominate the early part of this year, but hope some modelling will be achieved (even as a diversion!).


In a roundabout way, are you telling us you're heavily pregnant? :worried:

:no:  ;D

Wedding Bells Nobby.....as I am sure you know  :P

Skyline2uk
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #312 on: Yesterday at 08:27:36 pm »
Evening all

So a little post to show what I managed to achieve on Saturday whilst manning the "Demo" table for the NGS at the Calne show.

Below are some shots of my work area:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hogv6k41bp9yl0l/Photo%2021-01-2017%2C%2011%2003%2050.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s957vhid2be4qll/Photo%2021-01-2017%2C%2011%2003%2057.jpg?dl=0

And here are two shots showing some finished work; first the new etched depot (Tinsley) plaques on my 56013 (lower model)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgnjc8in2tvbt5u/Photo%2021-01-2017%2C%2013%2037%2041.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cnmg0706ur6padh/Photo%2021-01-2017%2C%2014%2053%2051.jpg?dl=0

Second my improvements that I made to my transporter.

Specifically these were the ones mentioned at the end of my NGS article published last year; new number plates / lights (shown above) and new finer chains.

I had many chats with interested parties over the course of the day, and even had a picture taken for the local newspaper  :-[

Skyline2uk
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #313 on: Yesterday at 08:41:51 pm »
Very nice work, indeed.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #314 on: Yesterday at 08:47:02 pm »
Excellent stuff skyline.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Trepol Bay :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1392
Port Perran :
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