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Title: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on February 06, 2011, 11:02:45 PM
Hi all
thought its time to introduce myself and my layout, I am Dave and I joined this forum at christmas after reading about it on another forum. I have been into model railways since before I was born, ( Dad had bought me a train set so boy or girl I had to like trains) I stayed with Hornby OO up to my early twenties then left the hobby to do other things, well my 50th came along and I had some money given to me which left me thinking what to do with it? I have never forgotten my interest so decided to return although thought I would try N gauge this time due to space limitations. I started with a small set from ebay and have been buying from there since.
My layout is on a board 4'6'' x 2'6'' and I have it in a shed, at present the layout has no name and I am mainly interested in the steam era although can see some diesel coming in the future.

(http://s4.postimage.org/dkgat9d0/DSCF1403.jpg)

(http://s4.postimage.org/dkgat9d0/DSCF1403.jpg)

(http://s3.postimage.org/33gyj6mc/DSCF1405.jpg)

Will post more pics when I have got to grips with inserting them
Regards Dave
rega
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Dock Shunter on February 06, 2011, 11:44:56 PM
Nice start to your layout Dave.... :thumbsup:
A few green diesels wouldnt look out of place on there either ;)
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on February 07, 2011, 12:02:40 AM
Sorry its DC, I strugle a bit with technology and DC is what I know, may be next time.

I wish I could find an easy way to insert pics, I have taken a few, but find it confusing.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: cloughie on February 07, 2011, 02:05:43 AM
mmmmm A4 steamer and metcalfe kits if I am not mistaken :thumbsup:
keep going Dave, you can never have enough steamers

cloughie 
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: jonclox on February 07, 2011, 10:37:43 AM
mmmmm A4 steamer and metcalfe kits if I am not mistaken :thumbsup:
keep going Dave, you can never have enough steamers

cloughie 
The man talks sense steamerdave...as most of us steamers do  :thumbsup:
Oh and a big welcome from me  :wave:
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: cupoftea on February 07, 2011, 11:47:52 AM
Nice layout Sir.

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on February 07, 2011, 01:46:49 PM
Thanks for all your welcoming comments guys, spent the morning fitting lineside fencing but stopped for lunch then being a night worker it will be time to start getting ready for work, be out there again tomorow to do some more and if I get time maybe some more pics,
Dave
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 10, 2011, 05:17:33 PM
Hey! Like the others welcome to the forum!!

Love the layout so far, can't go wrong with metcalfe kits :D

Ollie
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on February 15, 2011, 12:06:09 AM
Hi all
In between work and other commitments I have got a little bit more done, I had a church that came with some other goodies purchased on ebay a while ago so I found a corner for this and have the makings of a churchyard complete with graves and a funeral enterage, grave stones are only small pieces of card painted white, they just need decorating with a few flowers and some inscriptions etc. There is a group of undertakers with a coffin in the post from Langley models that should finish the scene off.
I bought a couple more of the Metcalfe houses and the Corner shop & Pub, my wife enjoys making these and as she makes her own greetings cards she is at ease with these and puts them up in no time. There will be a small farm going up soon, the building are made just need to sort out some suitable scatter now.

I hope the pics come out
(http://s1.postimage.org/sgiklj44/DSCF1452.jpg)

(http://s2.postimage.org/1lverfe3o/DSCF1451.jpg)

Be back soon, Dave
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Chris on February 15, 2011, 09:00:18 PM
This is a charming layout in the making. Looking forward to further updates.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 01, 2011, 12:02:45 AM
Been doing little bits and pieces recently due to only having an hour here and there to spend with this. The postman delivered my Undertakers so they needed painting before putting them in the graveyard, then er indoors invited me to Chelmsford with a visit to John Dutfield, who am I to refuse espscially when she is paying. I like taking her with me as she keeps putting bits and pieces in my basket and I allways come away with more than I set out for!! anyway we picked up some nice scenic bits there and her purse was a few quid lighter when we left.
I now have a small farm and accross the way there will be a car breakers yard with what will be a metal recycling place next door.
I have started putting lights in the buildings using grain of wheat bulbs and will be making my own street lighting once I can settle on a design, again the wifes input here is greatly appreciated, she does throw up some good ideas then leaves me to think them through and create something, be lost without her. It will be Wednesday this week before I get any real time to myself due to a couple of crappy shifts at work and hopefully the engine my wife has just bought me from ebay will be here by then.
A couple of pics showing how it looks now should be here, trying imageshack this time as I just cant get my photobucket account to upload pictures now.
Back soon Dave

(http://img580.imageshack.us/i/dscf1474b.jpg)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/4120/dscf1474b.th.jpg)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/i/dscf1471a.jpg)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6082/dscf1471a.th.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/i/dscf1470p.jpg)


(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6259/dscf1470p.th.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: m1racleman on March 01, 2011, 08:54:02 AM
Welcome to the forum . another Essex boy I see.
Nice little layout there, should look great when it's all done. Are they ever finished???
I'm also back to modeling after a break of 40 years so we are probably both a bit rusty.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Lawrence on March 01, 2011, 09:16:45 AM
Dave - any chance I can borrow your wife the next time I go to a model shop  ;D  or she could just send her purse  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 01, 2011, 09:31:00 AM
Sorry Lawrence I dont lend her out!!!

m1racleman yes I am an Essex boy, lived in Barking for 40 odd years I live in Kent these days and just work in Barking
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: m1racleman on March 01, 2011, 09:57:08 AM
Funny thing is that I am sure I recognise yuour face, just cant quite think where it is from.. It'll come to me eventually.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 01, 2011, 10:10:10 AM
m1racleman are you from down here? Have a think about it during the day, I must get ready for work now, I have to be in Camden for 13:00, should be on line later tonight
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Tank on March 01, 2011, 10:44:47 AM
Funny thing is that I am sure I recognise yuour face, just cant quite think where it is from.. It'll come to me eventually.

This could be an idea for a 'Mugshot' section!  Although I don't want to scare new people off of the forum!!!   ;D
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Lawrence on March 01, 2011, 11:30:08 AM
Funny thing is that I am sure I recognise yuour face, just cant quite think where it is from.. It'll come to me eventually.

This could be an idea for a 'Mugshot' section!  Although I don't want to scare new people off of the forum!!!   ;D

Do it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: jonclox on March 01, 2011, 11:45:19 AM
 :( NOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :'(  perleeeeeeeeeez  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Chris on March 03, 2011, 11:03:58 AM
Yes we should have a mugshot section!

The layout is coming along well. Some great little scenes there.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: m1racleman on March 03, 2011, 01:06:13 PM
So. anyway !!!!!!!!!!

Let's get back to the mugshots, I don't mind making a start with my photo. You must remember that it was taken when I was younger and better looking  ;D

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb465/m1racleman/gurning2.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Dock Shunter on March 03, 2011, 02:33:18 PM
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
I can see you don't have a problem keeping the end of your nose warm on a cold day Dave....
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Tank on March 03, 2011, 09:59:30 PM
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:  Lovely photo! 
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: longbridge on March 04, 2011, 08:03:50 AM
Hi Dave, things are looking great, its always nice to start a new layout so have fun.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 17, 2011, 11:47:31 PM
Hi all
Just got out of a short stay in hospital and itching to have some time with this again, its boring just reading the magazines and it does not satisfy the passion, got the option of a couple of weeks off work so should be getting some more done soon.

Dave
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Tank on March 18, 2011, 08:52:56 AM
 :wave:  I won't be nosy, but I hope you're well now.  Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: jonclox on March 18, 2011, 09:53:03 AM
:wave:  I won't be nosy, but I hope you're well now.  Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Ditto what Tank said
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Chris on March 18, 2011, 10:04:04 AM
Hi Dave
Hope you're recovering well from the hospital visit. Look forward to seeing your efforts during recouperation.
Take it easy
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 18, 2011, 10:14:48 AM
Guys
I suffer with Angina, and being diabetic dont help things, diabetis was hard to control recently and contributed to an angina attack, they are doing an angiogram in a couple of weeks and probably more stents fitted, fortunately I have a great consultant looking after me. Hopefully I should be fit again, thanks for your thoughts.
Dave
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: Tank on March 18, 2011, 10:25:17 AM
All the best to you mate. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 23, 2011, 11:55:02 PM
Hi Guys,
Now as I am off sick at the moment ive got a bit of time on my hands I have caught up with the demands from my other hobby ( tropical fishkeeping ) its time to do a bit here. I have put some fencing up along some of the trackside laid some grass and just generally tinkered with it. Posting some pics so as you can see it as it stands now
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8963/dscf1491h.jpg)
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4417/dscf1495f.jpg)

Next on the shopping list is some period cars and vans, those in the pics are the cheap ones you see on ebay and while they fill the space they dont really fit with the intended era if you know what I mean. I actually remember as a kid watching the steam strains pass a level crossing where I lived but dont remember to many people carriers or jelly mould type salloons, it was more Ford Anglias, Mk1 Cortinas and Wolsely 1500's then.
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: cloughie on March 24, 2011, 09:20:05 AM
Hi Dave
just remember to change the mode when you have your breaks and lean on some thing when you have a brew and a bacon butty while thinking what to do with the layout next :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
Title: Re: 1st showing
Post by: steamerdave on March 24, 2011, 09:34:18 AM
Hi Dave
just remember to change the mode when you have your breaks and lean on some thing when you have a brew and a bacon butty while thinking what to do with the layout next :smiley-laughing:
cloughie

Cloughie those digi tachos are even more of a pain when you dont drive that often, dreaming about that bacon butty when I go back to work, hopefully sometime next week

Dave
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