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Author Topic: Milton Grove Depot.... 1990's to 2000  (Read 24292 times)

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Milton Grove Depot.... 1990's to 2000
« on: December 04, 2010, 11:16:51 am »
Some of you may have seen this on other forums before, But for those who have never seen it before here's my on going build called Milton Grove.

My old layout called holly Oaks used peco set track which was ok untill loco's stalled at slow speeds on the points.

So I wanted to create a layout with finer track details than the set track. So I opted to go finescale code 55 and 2nd and 3rd radius curves.

I have never used electrofrog turnouts before or slips so this was a new challage.

The layout has a 3 road TMD and a 2 road heavy repair shop. With a busy mainline running along side and is based from the early 80's to present so I can run any loco or stock I like.

I used anyrail to plan it all out and printed out a full scale plan. Which made it alot easier to see how it will look and help me cutt all my track to the correct sizes.

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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 11:22:21 am »
So with a full size plan printed out I was able to add buildings and see how it was going too look





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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 11:28:53 am »
A lovely plan you've done.  I'll have to look at that program.  :)

The train lift is superb.  What size in the layout?

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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 11:33:06 am »
I am really happy with the results and would recommend the use of anyrail to anyone starting out planning a layout.

Now the track and points can be added..











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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 11:36:53 am »
A lovely plan you've done.  I'll have to look at that program.  :)

The train lift is superb.  What size in the layout?

Thanks Tank,  I cant belive I forgot to say the size of the layout :o.   She's 8ft x 2ft 6''
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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 11:43:05 am »
With the main part all in place, I started on the fiddle which still uses set track as my shunters are restricted to the depot ;D



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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 11:54:11 am »
With It now starting to take shape I added the yard tower lights



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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 12:05:55 pm »
After reading the issue of model rail on using weathing powders I wanted to have ago,

So I went out a got the Tamiya sets so if it all went wrong they will just was off..

Not feeling brave enough yet to try this on my rolling stock, I thought a dissused signal box might look good so Ive started add layers on my old kestral signal box.

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Re: Milton Grove
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 03:41:35 pm »
Ive not done a great deal on the layout since adding all the feeds apart from play trains ::)

So my new years res is,   To pull my finger out and do more modeling than playing  :D

This is what my wife got me for Xmas



and this from my son

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Re: Milton Grove Depot.... BR blue to Present
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 09:27:14 pm »
It is a lovely layout....more pictures please.   ;D  This reminds me, I need to get two ploughs and order my Queen Mary Brake vans.

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Re: Milton Grove Depot.... BR blue to Present
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 10:04:53 pm »
I really like the way this layout is developing and with all that space to play with, plenty of scope for detail and scenery. I shall be watching this one with great interest.

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Re: Milton Grove Depot.... BR blue to Present
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 08:24:33 am »
No shortage of motive power either  8) it looks at first like a simple layout but then as you start to look deeper you see all the possibilities there are.

Very nice work mate  :thumbsup:

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Re: Milton Grove Depot.... BR blue to Present
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 05:20:39 pm »
good range of models you got there. nice to see long rakes too  :)

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Re: Milton Grove Depot.... BR blue to Present
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 10:38:50 pm »
Well I got home today to find my backscenes have turned up from gaugemaster.
I opted to keep it simple and went for the photographic cloudy sky.
All i have to do now is get my behind in gear and work out what im going to use to mount them on ???
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Re: Milton Grove Depot.... BR blue to Present
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 06:05:57 pm »
I know I should have not picked up this months edition of hornby magazine :-[

Theirs a real good article on TMD's.

Which has made me think about changing my plan :o

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