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Author Topic: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated  (Read 19882 times)

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Offline cornish yorkie

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2016, 09:22:07 pm »
 :hellosign:   :thumbsup:  superb modelling love the scenic, well worth the wait, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2016, 10:20:19 pm »
Wow, that's some layout!

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2016, 04:07:43 am »
Thank you for your kind comments, people.

Ross, my room has an overhead pair of fluoros, but along two sides of the layout I have run LED strip lighting under the shelf that can be seen at head height around the room. These lights come in 5 m lengths consisting of hundreds of individual LEDs needing 12 V for power. Can be bought cheaply on EBay from China. Each individual LED has its own current limiting resistor so the strips can be cut up and run as individual LEDs. I'm planning to use these for building lighting when I get that far.

I've just undertaken a haulage test on my 3 British steam locos (the Dapol A4, a Farish B1, and a Farish Jinty). All are capable of pulling 9 Farish passenger coaches up my 1.6% grade both slowly and at speed without apparent problem. A Farish black 5, which I have since sold, struggled with 6 coaches up the same hill. Both the B1 and the 5 have tender drives, but it seems that the B1 tender is substantially heavier than the 5 tender from what I remember hence the difference in traction.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2016, 05:12:55 pm »
I'm in love with your layout! (No, not the weird way!)
I got excited just looking your track plan.
Your scenery is excellent too. Just like traveling through Canada!
How many cars fits in the staging yard? I'm looking forward to seeing the next development!!
P.S. more of your video please!!
Best regards with my annoying moving signature.
  :drool: Dats  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMwG2GNX3Va9AFLRaNH5xw

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2016, 07:29:00 pm »
Just read your thread, Really impressive layout and great modelling. I look forward to seeing more. :greatpicturessign:

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2016, 03:18:14 am »
The other side looks slightly less neat.

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
I like the futuristic cityscape with colourful cylindrical skyscrapers ;)
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2016, 04:44:10 am »
Thanks for your compliments folks.

For dats475, I can fit 160 50' boxcars into my fiddle yard which is the majority of what I own. With my two passing tracks, I can fit another 3 trains of 30 cars each so we're up over 200 altogether. Needless to say, maneuvering  all this lot with tracks full will be awkward so I expect to run with quite a lot less of my stuff out of their boxes at any one time.

To Railsquid, I say that modern architects have a lot to answer for.

Webbo

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2016, 05:50:13 pm »
Your layout looks excellent Ian.  And a fellow shed layout owner as well!

Andy
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2016, 05:11:24 am »
My main achievement since my last progress posting has been the completion of the farm at the top of my layout located as shown in the following track plan.



The main crop is corn intended for human consumption and some is sold from road side stalls, but most goes to supermarkets. Corn is what people in the UK would call maize. The farm buildings are by the railway track because a) the farm was before the railway line b) the farmer likes to watch the trains go by or c) I had no room to fit them anywhere else on my layout.





The farmer's wife, who can be seen hanging up the washing, threw a few pumpkin seeds on the ground and these have come up very nicely with enough pumpkins to keep the family in pumpkin pie through the coming winter. The first photo shows the southern end of the corn field only, but it includes over 2,000 plants. The field was constructed from two boxes of the Bluford Shops kit.

The farmer's wife also likes roses and she has planted a row across the front (west side) of the house as well as a rose circle in the middle of the lawn. Being all thumbs, it took me as long to plant my fake (Busch) roses as it would have to plant the roses in real life.

The farm is not yet quite complete. I have to extend my fencing westwards to the road so that the horses that will be kept in the west paddock don't wander on to the track. I also needed to add a few bits of bush here and the

On the other side of the road there is a derelict barn that was once used to store hay for the cattle there, but was replaced many decades ago by a new shed (not modelled).



Now that I've mostly completed my farm, I can clear up the construction rubble and run some trains once again. The following is an on board video of my entire track circuit.



As I work my way clockwise around my layout, the next big job to be tackled is the construction of my refinery.

Webbo


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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2016, 07:46:18 am »
Really cool video. Triple :thumbsup: !

The farm and barn are very nicely modelled.  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2016, 07:47:47 am »
Superb Webbo loving the farm and all the pumpkins :thumbsup: he he keep the updates coming

Steve
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2016, 09:59:36 am »
The farm looks great and shows the effort put into it. Smashing vid too - I certainly envy you the run length you have (nice to see the A4/MK1 rake in the fiddle yard ;))

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2016, 10:28:08 am »
Excellent modelling detail :thumbsup:

I do have to correct you on this though . . .

Corn is what people in the UK would call maize.

Nope, in the UK we call that type of corn "sweetcorn" or "corn on the cob"  ;)


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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2016, 10:34:57 am »
Love the farm, especially the barn. I'm very envious of the space you have, but to detail it all would take me several lifetimes!

I plan some sort of ruined small-holding buildings, and that barn's given me some ideas.

Mike

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2016, 11:12:50 am »
The farm looks really good and the video is excellent, nice smooth running  :thumbsup: cheers  David
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