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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #345 on: September 29, 2017, 08:28:24 am »
Looks lovely! The new plan sounds great, too.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #346 on: September 29, 2017, 09:50:10 am »
Sweeping curves - lubbly jubbly :drool:

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #347 on: September 29, 2017, 10:04:28 am »
Sweeping curves - lubbly jubbly :drool:

Fully agree with both the above comments. Looking forward to seeing the revised version, George.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #348 on: October 01, 2017, 08:15:48 am »
A little more homework today and discovered that Travis Perkins are selling basic kitchen cabinets including semi gloss white doors which will be perfect for supporting the entire layout whilst offering superb concealed storage of all sorts for around 35 for a 1000mm unit, I will not fit the legs and plinths so they will sit lower and be a perfect match for operating. Exciting times.
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: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #349 on: October 01, 2017, 08:20:06 am »
Tailor made, mate.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #350 on: October 01, 2017, 04:15:16 pm »
A little more homework today and discovered that Travis Perkins are selling basic kitchen cabinets including semi gloss white doors which will be perfect for supporting the entire layout whilst offering superb concealed storage of all sorts for around 35 for a 1000mm unit, I will not fit the legs and plinths so they will sit lower and be a perfect match for operating. Exciting times.

I think kitchen cabinets are an excellent support for a layout and they certainly help to keep things tidier.  I used the legs to get a height of three feet for the track on 'Sandrock'.  At the 'newer' side of the Train Set room, I have used the same arrangement, but with the track level increased to 41", as I think that gives me a better viewing level when seated.  The cabinets certainly make for a substantial base board as I have stood on both!  All I need to do now is build the new layout/s...

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #351 on: October 07, 2017, 09:35:02 am »
 :hellosign: Nice plan George, looking good, hope all goes well & looking forward to developments
    regards Derek.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #352 on: November 30, 2017, 05:26:14 pm »
It has been a while since last posting and a few changes have taken place. Firstly the move to the new home in the Cotswolds is off for a variety of reasons so Geominster will not be travelling in a furniture van. However not needing so much room in my den for office work I have decided that I could have a small extension to the layout which would create a lot more running track.




The idea is to create a viaduct and either a girder bridge or retaining wall supporting the six tracks in the Viaduct area, I could use the the two sidings to hold a train before reappearing again through the main layout. I will see how it develops,

The train room has been partly decorated and with the layout supporting units arriving tomorrow I can progress the new layout boards and complete the decorating. Having been acceptig it all had to be moved for the past four months it is time to get trains running again.
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: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #353 on: November 30, 2017, 08:18:03 pm »
Thanks for the update, George.


The idea is to create a viaduct and either a girder bridge or retaining wall supporting the six tracks in the Viaduct area, I could use the the two sidings to hold a train before reappearing again through the main layout. I will see how it develops,


I must be a bit thick tonight (got a cold) but I'm not sure I understand. Will the trackbed on said viaduct/girder bridge etc be the same height as the rest of the track as it looks as if there's no room for a suitable gradient if the viaduct is raised up above the rest :uneasy:

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #354 on: November 30, 2017, 08:39:20 pm »
Yes Mick, I am not a great fan of gradients and prefer simple 😄 . I intend stopping the level surface each side then creating some kind of ravine and build the viaduct over it. Must be the cold weather mixed with aged brain cells I cannot quite imagine it, I might get the desk and base cupboards and decorating done tomorrow and the extra baseboards done over the weekend, that would help picture the end result. I planned the two sidings so I could use them to hold a train while another goes through and of course could use them for storage. The loop in the corner will have a cover to conceal it after two tunnel entrances and in the event of derailment can be easily accessed for the hand of George to intervene. 👍  I need to get trains running, it has been nearly four months since much went round.
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: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #355 on: November 30, 2017, 08:44:43 pm »
Yes Mick, I am not a great fan of gradients and prefer simple 😄 . I intend stopping the level surface each side then creating some kind of ravine and build the viaduct over it.

I guessed you'd probably put a 'dropped section' between the 2 ends.

I need to get trains running, it has been nearly four months since much went round.

Amen, brother. We can do without withdrawal symptoms, eh? :)

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #356 on: December 01, 2017, 07:23:22 pm »
Yesterday and today I have been busy re decorating the train room, sadly been let down by the supplier of the cupboards to support the layout but i have used my time wisely and now have a very nice freshly emulsioned room. Pictures show where it is tonight with a promise of cupboards to replace the bookcases tomorrow and new desktop on Monday. 






I hope to get the new baseboard constructed over the weekend and in place ready for track laying.
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: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #357 on: December 01, 2017, 07:30:01 pm »
Looking very good, already George. Thanks for the photos.

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #358 on: December 01, 2017, 07:48:27 pm »
That looks absolutely spiffing old chap  :D

Was the Nelevation worth the price?

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Re: Geominster Mainline & Heritage Railway
« Reply #359 on: December 01, 2017, 08:10:27 pm »
Thanks, yes Nelevator is redundant at the moment due to works on layout but has performed well and it is so nice to admire the stock as opposed to keeping it all in boxes. I originally had it in the main line but decided to use dedicated sidings to use it, makes it simpler and I can prepare the next train out whilst still using the main lines. I intend straightening the front facia of Geominster creating a scenic area in the front.
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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