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Offline Jeremy Edwards

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2017, 09:38:06 pm »
Think you might have the threads and owners mixed up.  Mine is the canal wharf layout.  idglover is the owner of this one.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2017, 09:42:26 pm »
Opps silly me. Sorry for the wrong name

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2017, 03:26:31 am »
Hi

I have attached a layout overview with very rough measurements of the headshunt and sidings. As I had to get the Peco track delivered to me out here I used set track, but I guess using flexi would make a better job of it.

From the pictures you will also see I have been lucky to receive a new class 08 shunter as a gift, however I found it needs a lot more clearance than my other stock. Because of this, the factory loading platform has had to be shortened to give clearance on the curve of the siding - bit of a pain to fix and should have thought of this originally.

So I now have a vacant plot of land where half of my factory used to be. Guess I will place a new warehouse building in there with some fencing - something to keep me busy!





« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 03:45:14 am by idglover »

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2017, 03:42:51 am »
Yeah, those 08 locos are very fussy about clearances. But, as you say, it's given you a new project to keep you busy!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2017, 05:08:27 am »
Thank you for providing me with new photos and dimensions of your layout. I hope to build something similar over the summer months.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2017, 05:15:25 am »
OK no worries and look forward to seeing your layout.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2017, 08:30:38 am »
Looking at your 'track plan' I think I should have put an extra siding into my canal wharf for operational interest.  The run around loop caters for four 4-wheel wagons and a small brake van but the shunting variations are quite limited.  In reality it was built more to try out techniques and for the scenic value.

Enjoy putting your warehouse in the vacant plot.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2017, 07:42:30 am »
Finally managed to fill the empty space on the layout. A new warehouse building has now been added...

The fencing is a laser cut card kit painted with acrylics.




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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2017, 02:39:53 am »
Another pic...



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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2017, 09:04:44 pm »
Impressive ground texture and greenery.  I'm starting to look at developing my layout in this area but have a long way to go.  The low relief buildings really make a difference.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2017, 01:56:06 pm »
Thanks Jeremy and I will look out for more updates on your layout.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2017, 09:59:49 pm »
Very interesting, & great looking layout. I especially like your industrial back scene.

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Re: Micro layout
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2017, 12:08:07 pm »
Only just found this thread - really impressive.  Inspired me to get started from where I'd left off in the spring

 

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