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Author Topic: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Twenty-One and Out!  (Read 119854 times)

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Offline Vulcan

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2011, 05:53:14 pm »
Oh yes, I should have figured it out from your location. I remember them telling us about their plans for your course when I went to one of their open days.
Cheers,

David

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2011, 11:24:47 am »
Morning all!

Lets get straight in to the serious stuff, i have put the final touches to the far right hand side of the board. So this is how it looked in the last update


And this is it now



Much better me thinks :D

And some random shots i took the other night





Anything ya wanna know just let us know! :D

Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2011, 11:49:04 am »
looking good.
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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2011, 11:54:19 am »
Nice photos too. :camera:  Good work. :thumbsup:

Thomas looks happy! :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2011, 05:38:48 pm »
Ta for the good words guys :D

Anyone want some overall pics? you got it



Enjoy!

Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2011, 02:26:09 pm »
Well there is good news and bad news.

The good being that Sheaf Valley is just under 2 weeks from it's exhibition debut at Bakewell. The bad is that the layout hasn't progressed much since the last update! I really have my work cut out if i'm gonna be in a presentable state!!

Seen as i haven't updated this month i will show the popular calendar shot for the month of may:


This is a shot taken the other week showing the layout from the operating side:


The final update is of my hawksworth inspection saloon, last time this was mentioned it looked like this:


But since getting back from Uni i have been back at club and a fellow club member offered to build the kit for me. I have since painted the majority of it and this is how it looks now:




I will be posting updates as and when i get work done so expect alot in the next two weeks

Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2011, 09:04:06 pm »
Hi Ollie,

A very neat and tidy looking layout, well done.  :thumbsup:

Alex

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2011, 12:10:03 am »
Hello all once again.

Small update to keep ya'll going. First i've had a better control board made which also acts as the base for the dynamis:


I spent alot of today painting the rail sides:


And here is an overall shot:


I didn't get as much work done as would have liked today as i had a misshap which involed a trip to A&E and my thumb now bandaged up!

Anyway expect more!

Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2011, 05:05:24 pm »
Afternoon Everyone!

Only 4 days left to go!!! Which means 3 days to get finished, thankfully i have been granted access to my clubroom when i need it so last night me and my mate Joe (Not the same Joe who came up with the name), who is giving me a hand at wiring the layout up, were at the club till gone midnight striping the wiring off the station board and then re-wiring to the new control board.

This is the older wiring job on the station board


And this is after the re-wire


This is how the control board looks at the momment, the second board will be wired up this evening


The inside



We are spending another late night at club tonight in which we will be wiring up the second board and cracking on with the scenery. I am actually starting to think i can get this finished intime for the weekend now :D

Anything you wish to know/say please feel free to speak up :)

Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2011, 09:15:37 pm »
Great looking layout and love the wall artwork :thumbsup:, I also prefer the probe method of switching the points :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2011, 01:02:05 am »
Ta for the good words :D

Anyway onto the results of todays work. The second board now has all the points wired up and operational!



I have done a bit more on the cutting too


I have made the final hill too, adds a bit more green to the station. Also i have spent about 2 hours getting all the ballast done! i just hope the points still work!!




Now tomorrow will be the last day i will be working on the layout so it'll be testing and odds and sods lol


Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2011, 02:20:14 am »
Layout looking good Ollie... :thumbsup:
Like the work you have done in the cutting.....good luck for the show at the weekend. :thumbsup:
Oh and you need to turn the calender to June ;D

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2011, 07:23:48 am »
Great work Ollie! Should be a head-turner at the show. Hope you have a great day.

Oh and you need to turn the calender to June ;D

Seconded!


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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2011, 04:41:13 pm »
Hello once again,

Well it's ready for show :D or to be more specific, it's passable for show lol. By this i mean it's got the basic scenery complete and only the station/passing loop is currently working!



Here is a side on view (it's not the best quality)


And a few shots of details (including Geoff the trainspotter)




Let's just hope it survives the exhibition!

Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Sheaf Valley Railway (South) - N Gauge Layout for Uni!!
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2011, 03:22:43 pm »
Well it survived! :D

Amazingly i had no problems with the layout at the weekend (well we didn't get the loco shed working in time but ho hum). Was a very good show and the layout seemed to generate alot of interest, i even got asked to another show :D

Anyways, here is a pic before the show opened


And a view down the layout


Oh and i'll end with the June Calendar shot



Ollie
Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

 

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