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Offline Jimmy77

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New-ish layout
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:43:43 pm »
Hello chaps,

Long time browser of the forum, long time admirer of the forum, but very much slacking with participication!

I heard you guys like photos so here's where i'm up to now....



























































and to finsh off, some scenic thing i did for my last layout....





Anyways, hope the next update is a bit more interesting!

Cheers,

Jimmy




My layout in the workshop
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 10:59:12 pm »
Looks good mate, some of that stock I fancy for myself XD

Liking the woodwork!

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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 11:37:30 pm »
Uber cool! How long did all that take?  :thumbsup:
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 01:25:25 am »
That looks fantastic,your wood butchery makes my efforts look lame. I look forward to seeing your progress in the future.
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 06:52:49 am »
Looking good indeed.
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 09:59:51 am »
Wow, what a fantastic space to work in - a real man cave!

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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 10:07:15 am »
Smashing piece of engineering there, Jimmy :thumbsup:

All a bit too tidy to my messy eyes :-[
Are you basing the layout on an actual location or is it freelance?

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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 11:26:01 am »
Thanks chaps!

I'd love to say oh yeah I knocked that all up in a weekend but in reality from the first photo to the last is about 2 years! I don't work that slowly though, I just had other house renovations to focus on (a working kitchen is more important than a railway...apparently...  :) ) For the woodworking I'd say that took me a good few days, although I added bits onto it at later stages. I wired up the power bus ages ago, but the lighting circuit (white/yellow if you can see it) I only did last week.

It will be 'loosely' based on an actual location, or rather an amalgamation of several locations, around the Liverpool Street/Broad Street area. The aircraft carrier looking piece of plywood is where the main terminus station will sit. The platforms will be around 140cm long, with a roof that covers about 90cm of that. Hoping it will look like a busy but deteriorating station, like most of 1980's BR! :)

Cheers,

Jimmy

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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 11:38:40 am »
 :thumbsup:  Some very nice woodwork done in constructing that  :thumbsup:
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 12:19:31 pm »
All very neat and tidy, thought that was the kitchen, you could support granite worktops on that framework quite safely. Would hold fire on the kitchen if I were you else swmobo might fancy a house move before layout is completed, it looks rather permanent to me.
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 12:30:04 pm »
Now all you need is a window.... I'll get my coat :D



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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 12:40:47 pm »
Now all you need is a window.... I'll get my coat :D


... and a sink.

now where is my hat ?
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 12:45:45 pm »
Gorgeous woodwork - a masterpiece in its own right!
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 12:58:23 pm »
A proper job Jimmy. Nice and sturdy. When I did my first one, I canted the legs back to the wall, rather than fitting them vertically. It was to stop me banging my knees on the legs when sliding around the layout on my chair. However, it looks like yours is meant to be operated standing up. Looking forward to future activity.
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Re: New-ish layout
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2015, 02:22:08 pm »
A proper job Jimmy. Nice and sturdy. When I did my first one, I canted the legs back to the wall, rather than fitting them vertically. It was to stop me banging my knees on the legs when sliding around the layout on my chair. However, it looks like yours is meant to be operated standing up. Looking forward to future activity.

Maybe Jimmy's going to cant his own legs...........backwards :hmmm:

 

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