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Author Topic: Hills and meadows - last addition to the layout  (Read 91564 times)

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2015, 07:48:31 pm »
Hi All.

done a bit more work tonight

the light cover is more or less done now, only a small bit to do but need to get some more board. have decided to go for a bit of a finishing touch, nobody is going to see it but it looks just a bit better



also the second and third led tubes are placed, looks that it's more than enough light.



and the fist part of the base board, level 1 at 55 cm height



I had a small wish to see the first train this weekend but don't think it's going to happen, the things to do list is still big.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2015, 08:48:52 pm »
Hi all.

small update, the base for the lowest stack yard is more or less finished,



I was intending to have a small desk aswell so I could do some modeling whilst watching trains, it's a bit tight so something still to consider.



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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2015, 09:27:29 pm »

I was intending to have a small desk aswell so I could do some modeling whilst watching trains, it's a bit tight so something still to consider.


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Looks like you'd have to be a low down bum to have a desk in there, Maurits :D

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2015, 09:48:44 pm »
Looks amazing. Wish I had that kind of space... and the woodworking skills!

Hope we see some more photos before too long.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2015, 10:34:18 pm »

I was intending to have a small desk aswell so I could do some modeling whilst watching trains, it's a bit tight so something still to consider.


 :hmmm:
Looks like you'd have to be a low down bum to have a desk in there, Maurits :D

No problem with fitting a small desk in there Maurits, just make sure it has small legs as well. And instead of bums on seats it may be necessary for bums on floor. Maybe PPE as well in the form of a hard hat.  :doh:
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2015, 10:18:25 pm »
Hi Maurits as the thread was slipping sown the Forum I thought It needed a boost, with the announcement GF are to release Class 66 I know you have a shedful anyway will you be buying more of them? And also as a very precise person is there noticeable difference between GF and Dapol 66's? I only have Dapol so none to compare.

Oh and have you taken a rest from building this week we all need an update. :beers:
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2015, 08:47:32 pm »
Hi George,

no worries, those class 66 will be ordered, enough space later :)

Well between GF and Dapol that's opening a can of worms. I prefer the GF as they are a bit heavier and stronger, but the dapol ones are just a bit better too look at but they behave sh.... on your layout ( mine )

saying that I will start improving my dapols myself, I have got an idea but need some time to work my thoughts out.

Not a lot to report, have been away all week but have found a bit of time to connect al boosters



this should be enough for at least 40 simultaneous running trains which should be more than sufficient.

hopefully some track laying this weekend

best regards

Maurits

« Last Edit: March 05, 2015, 08:49:01 pm by Maurits71 »
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2015, 09:14:57 pm »
Damn! For some reason I expected today's update to present the finished layout, Maurits :D ;)

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2015, 09:34:31 pm »
sorry mate, but this is a 30 year plan so please be a bit patient

but

Have been quit productive today, my little home made tool is doing the job and gives me lovely curves



And after a couple of hours I have connected the first pieces of track and a first test run with my latest addition a class 37 in DRS with some German Double deckers as these are perfect to see if the distance between the track wide enough is. Despite being 30mm is't quit close but enough



tomorrow another day

Maurits
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2015, 09:54:55 pm »
"sorry mate, but this is a 30 year plan so please be a bit patient"

well in that case unlikely I will ever see the end result  :-[

Hope you post periodic vids Maurits so I can see it progress though.
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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Visit my new website here
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2015, 09:58:28 pm »
Very nice curves.
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2015, 06:21:15 am »
Very nice curves.

Oooh errr!

this should be enough for at least 40 simultaneous running trains which should be more than sufficient.

Just 40  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2015, 07:49:50 am »
Thanks for the update Maurits.

Very neat as usual.  :thumbsup:

Your homemade tool used to create curves sounds interesting. Any chance of details so I can consider a copy (if that's OK) for my new build starting soon?

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2015, 07:51:59 am »
"sorry mate, but this is a 30 year plan so please be a bit patient"

well in that case unlikely I will ever see the end result  :-[

Hope you post periodic vids Maurits so I can see it progress though.

Sorry not meant to sound morbid, got a few years left yet (well hope so) but 30, well at a push I might get there but not sure if HM can afford to pay my pension for that long.  :smiley-laughing:
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
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

Visit my new website here
http://georgehgv.wix.com/geominster

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2015, 10:41:11 am »
"sorry mate, but this is a 30 year plan so please be a bit patient"

well in that case unlikely I will ever see the end result  :-[

Hope you post periodic vids Maurits so I can see it progress though.

Sorry not meant to sound morbid, got a few years left yet (well hope so) but 30, well at a push I might get there but not sure if HM can afford to pay my pension for that long.  :smiley-laughing:

Fear not, George (from another in the same boat :worried:)

 

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