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Title: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on November 26, 2018, 08:41:12 AM
I recently joined the Bentley Model Railway Group http://www.bmrg.org.uk/ (http://www.bmrg.org.uk/), the first thing I was asked was, do I have a Exhibition/show layout? I do not or should I say I did not, I am starting light weight portable layout designed around what will fit in my car (Skoda Citigo)2 X 1200X750mm boards. I hope to have this layout automated, it will be based in the Southwest and roughly in the late 60's/70's but Rule One will be used liberally, I have ordered most of the materials to build the Foam based baseboards, track (Kato Unitrack because I like it and Train Trax had a Black Friday 10% off deal) and most of the section occupancy detectors and point motor decoders.

The Baseboards will be foam cored with a 9mm ply outer frame, similar to the Woodland Scenics method but supplied by B&Q at a much better price.


This is what I have in mind.

(http://images.modelrailgroup.com/images/2018/11/26/ex41.jpg) (http://images.modelrailgroup.com/image/E9dg)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Innovationgame on November 26, 2018, 08:48:55 AM
I look forward to news of coming developments. :)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: port perran on November 26, 2018, 08:57:19 AM
Very much looking forward to seeing this develop Di.
Iím a fan of smallish portable layouts and wish you well with your builld.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: weave on November 26, 2018, 09:06:42 AM
Hi Ditape,

Sounds good. Like the others, looking forward to your build. How big's a Skoda Citigo?

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on November 26, 2018, 10:07:33 AM
Just to embarrass us all, at the rate Di creates layouts it will be finished before Christmas ;D
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on November 26, 2018, 10:28:28 AM
Hi Ditape,

Sounds good. Like the others, looking forward to your build. How big's a Skoda Citigo?

Cheers weave  :beers:
It is the baby of the Skoda range similar to the VW up, Hyundi I10 or the Kia Picanto, that is a small city car. I can just fit two 1200 X 750 mm boards in the back.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: colpatben on November 26, 2018, 11:19:08 AM
Just to embarrass us all, at the rate Di creates layouts it will be finished before Christmas ;D


And still have Time to put switch the Hob on (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43627.0) and get the sprout water boiling.

Please ignore us Di.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: scottishlocos on November 26, 2018, 01:07:58 PM
Diane

I really like small layouts looking forward to this developing one constructive criticism if I may is make it an oil depot rather than a refinery even the smallest refinery takes up a huge area or for 60s 70s maybe a creosote works would have most of the same gubbins as a refinery and you could have oil products in in light tanks and creosote out in larger heavy tanks think some of the class B tanks from revolution would be suitable

Dave

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 02, 2018, 01:44:52 PM
(http://images.modelrailgroup.com/images/2018/12/02/bb2.jpg)

I have now finished building the basic baseboards for Toothill and fitted my preferred joining/alignment method, loose pin but hinges. I will start track laying as soon as Osbournes get around to delivering my Woodland Scenics 2% inclines. I have also acquired 4 trestles from Homebase for a bargain £4.99 each cheaper than I could buy the materials to make them, OK they are not the ideal height being about 30" but if I add to the leg length later I still think they were a bargain.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on December 02, 2018, 02:48:40 PM
Great stuff, Di, and those trestles were certainly a bargain. As you say, you can build them up to your preferred height.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Lawrence on December 02, 2018, 05:50:18 PM
Toothill & Freshbrook was my old stomping ground back in the early 80's  I often managed to find my way home through the maze even when incapable of anything else  :beers: ;D
Some of the people round there certainly opened the eyes of a young Fife lad on his first proper RAF posting  :o ::) ;)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 06, 2018, 02:58:09 PM
(http://images.modelrailgroup.com/images/2018/12/06/bb3.jpg) (http://images.modelrailgroup.com/image/E7ib)

The Right hand baseboard has now been sculpted to give the main level and the lower level and the 2% gradient between the 2 achieved using Woodland Scenics inclines and risers.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 09, 2018, 03:00:20 PM
(http://images.modelrailgroup.com/images/2018/12/09/bb4.jpg) (http://images.modelrailgroup.com/image/E0gh)


Track laying on the right hand board has commenced, I have given the baseboard surface a quick paint with the appropriate green and grey match pots.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 11, 2018, 01:46:17 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/4TqC5Yb/bb5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/580CfnQ)

More track laid on the right hand board, I am doing the power feeds and point control wiring as I go, Who said DCC only uses 2 wires!!!, I have installed about 20 already.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: wookie on December 12, 2018, 05:39:16 PM
Blimey, Speedy Gonzalez !
Looking good Di  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 17, 2018, 12:30:40 PM
Work has started on the left hand base board today, the ground works have been marked out , the crossed hatch areas are to be excavated and made into a 2% down grade, the arrowed area to be built up to give a 2% incline.

(http://images.modelrailgroup.com/images/2018/12/17/bb6.jpg) (http://images.modelrailgroup.com/image/EdGM)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Gizzy on December 18, 2018, 06:29:16 PM
Nice work!

I look forward to seeing your layout progress....
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 20, 2018, 03:58:27 PM
(http://images.modelrailgroup.com/images/2018/12/20/bb7.jpg) (http://images.modelrailgroup.com/image/Eiyl)


The ground works have been completed and given a base coat of green and grey, ready for me to start track laying.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 22, 2018, 03:43:14 PM

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-221218154230.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72584)

Track laying on the Left hand baseboard has commenced with the double down grade and the branch incline.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on December 30, 2018, 11:41:40 AM
The Christmas break over more work on the left hand board.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-301218113955.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72754)

The goods sidings have been changed to allow for a goods shed and the fiddle yard/ storage roads have been set for length.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-301218114125.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72755)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on December 30, 2018, 04:31:23 PM
You're making good progress, Di :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 03, 2019, 12:00:44 PM
Both boards test fitted together  ,the head shunt for the goods area now needs laying then I have to flip the boards over and start to wire everything up ( accessory decoders, track occupancy detectors and the power feeds.)
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-030119115903.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72858)


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-030119115944.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72859)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Papyrus on January 03, 2019, 01:25:48 PM
For Heaven's sake, Di, slow down!! I can't keep up.  :sweat: You've made more progress in 2 months than I have in 5 years...

I enjoy reading about your layouts and I'm looking forward to following this one.

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 05, 2019, 02:20:02 PM
The Electronic units and terminal strips mounted to the left hand board, now to connect them all together. DCC only needs 2 wires Ha-Ha!!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-050119141923.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72895)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 05, 2019, 03:15:59 PM
Didn't realise you were modelling Spaghetti Junction ::) :whistle:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 08, 2019, 02:47:04 PM
The electric string on the left hand board now all connected to the electronic units and the tag strip bus bars ready for connection to my Ecos/ Laptop.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3799-080119144629.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72981)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 09, 2019, 10:43:15 AM
Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 2 together (normally written as K1, P1, K2tog)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 17, 2019, 02:01:01 PM
The right hand baseboard is now wired complete with a temporary connection to the ECoS for programming and testing. I have realised I will need another 4088 occupancy detector before I can get down to computer control/automation, I never seem to get my system requirements right first time around, I always end up ordering more track/wire/switches etc.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-170119135728.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73246)


I have set up the mimic panel on the ECoS, I am not sure I like the way the double X over shows up.



(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-170119140009.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73247)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on January 17, 2019, 09:10:33 PM
I have set up the mimic panel on the ECoS, I am not sure I like the way the double X over shows up.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-170119140009.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73247)

That does look somewhat odd :hmmm:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 22, 2019, 12:22:33 PM
Sorted the Xover on the mimic.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-220119122137.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73379)

A minor set back today, I tried running on the right hand board, I found a couple of problems :-
I have not allowed enough clearance between the branch incline and the main decline so it will be out with the electric hot knife and a little sculpting to get things spot on.
1 of my home made power connectors will need replacing. 

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 27, 2019, 10:38:02 AM
I thought I would take a break from track laying and wiring and do a bit building work so I raided my come in handy box and this is what I came up with. At least it will be different from all those Metcalfe kits that seem to be everywhere you look.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-270119103541.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73575) 

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-270119103617.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73576)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/3799-270119103649.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73577)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on January 27, 2019, 10:43:01 AM
Nice one, Di.
Is it a kit or scratchbuild?
I assume Ivy lives there ;)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 27, 2019, 10:49:35 AM
Nice one, Di.
Is it a kit or scratchbuild?
I assume Ivy lives there ;)


I suppose you can call it scratch built as it is made up from bits and pieces from the come in handy box, some down loaded textured sheets and some scrap Balsa.

No not Ivy it's Wisteria. :)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: weave on January 27, 2019, 11:35:33 AM
Hello Di,

Very nice and very realistic. I'm a landscape/maintenance gardener by trade. We have a Wisteria on the whole of the front of our house and I can't get it to flower as I can't be bothered to prune it until it hits the Sky dish. Usually that's the wrong time of year.

Are you going to attempt the flowers?

Anyway, looking good.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on January 27, 2019, 11:49:40 AM
Nice one, Di.
Is it a kit or scratchbuild?
I assume Ivy lives there ;)


I suppose you can call it scratch built as it is made up from bits and pieces from the come in handy box, some down loaded textured sheets and some scrap Balsa.


Even better. Big thumbs up :thumbsup:
Can you tell I'm no Percy Throwup?
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on January 27, 2019, 12:19:40 PM
Are you going to attempt the flowers?


Cheers weave  :beers:


I am still thinking about that. ;)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on January 27, 2019, 06:52:30 PM
Top job, Di. Thumbs up from Downunder!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: DaveGlew on January 27, 2019, 09:16:07 PM
Impressive work
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 04, 2019, 12:28:14 PM
I discovered today how easy it is to shoot ones self in the foot, I was scratching my head as to why none of my sections set up for later computer control were working, I was  thinking I might have a duff detector module and seriously considering stripping it out and sending it back and doing a temporary rewire, but I thought I would go back thru the documentation on line again and guess what although there is no exact instructions for fitting a s88/s88n adaptor I found a picture of one fitted to another controller not a ECoS and it was the other way up to the way I had mine, so I turned mine over and guess what it all works. :dunce: :smackedface:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on February 04, 2019, 01:34:47 PM
I discovered today how easy it is to shoot ones self in the foot

I generally find 'tis better to draw your pistol before firing it ;)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 13, 2019, 03:38:45 PM
I have made a start on anglicizing Kato platforms for Toothill, this section only needs a few touches with the paint brush to complete  there are 7 more sections to do. I think it is looking a lot better than the plain grey as supplied.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-130219153754.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74113)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 14, 2019, 03:42:08 PM
The next section of Kato platform has been made more UK like.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-140219144642.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74138)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on February 14, 2019, 08:51:35 PM
Another good job, Di.... looks English enough to my eyes. Sort of SR feel to the platform.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 16, 2019, 04:44:15 PM
Work is progressing on the Island platform for Toothill 3 sections down 1 to go, then it  is on to the main platform another 4 sections plus a station building (Scalescenes).


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-160219164351.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74188)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 17, 2019, 11:51:28 AM
For those not familiar with Kato products here is a before and after shot of a platform end kit.

 
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-170219115044.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74205)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 19, 2019, 02:44:47 PM
Both ends of the main platform have now been built, The building was built using the Scalescenes CLASP Modular Building R003c. I have yet to complete modifying the 2 middle sections of platform for the main platform.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-190219144408.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74269)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 23, 2019, 02:30:57 PM
The platforms for Toothill are now complete ready to place the next time I get it out and joined together.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-230219143008.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74367)



(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-230219143040.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74368)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on February 23, 2019, 08:00:06 PM
Certainly got that nineties feel!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 23, 2019, 10:30:20 PM
 :hellosign: Looking good Di, nice work   :greatpicturessign:
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 25, 2019, 04:05:50 PM
 :helpneededsign:    :confusedsign:

Having been bitten by the US Railroad bug, I am seriously considering a complete rework of Toothill as not much beyond track laying has been done and making it a US based layout, still fitting the initial brief of being light weight, easy to move/carry and fit in my car. All and any suggestions/ideas will be appreciated.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: keithbythe sea on February 27, 2019, 07:41:58 AM
Go colonial Di!  :D
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on February 27, 2019, 09:07:56 AM
You'd better lengthen those platforms for the BigBoy!  :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on February 28, 2019, 12:42:20 AM
This is what Toothill may become, it is a plan based on one from Model Railroader. It has been reduced from 36 sq. ft. to about 22 sq. ft. to fit my size and weight restrictions. All constructive criticisms and or advice gratefully received.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-280219004016.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74555)

This is the original layout as published in 2010 by Model Railroader.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-280219004128.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74556)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on February 28, 2019, 10:08:31 PM
Sorry, Di, but one of my pet hates is those reverse curves in the sidings which could be eased by using an opposite handed point as the curve to give better running and longer sidings e.g.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/5/main_37095.jpg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/5/main_37094.jpg)

Great with Peco streamline but not sure if OK with Unitrack
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 01, 2019, 05:30:05 PM
 :hellosign: Waiting with interest Di, looks good to me  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 01, 2019, 07:22:07 PM
Here is a link to the article that inspired my new plan for Toothill, it is a large document but will download eventually.

http://mrr.trains.com/-/media/Files/PDF/Marketing/TheSaltLakeRoute.pdf (http://mrr.trains.com/-/media/Files/PDF/Marketing/TheSaltLakeRoute.pdf)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 02, 2019, 12:51:42 AM
Wow! You're going stateside in a big way, Di!

I'm assuming that's a scenic break right down the length of the layout, so it's two different scenes on each side?

I also note that it's double track - unusual for an American layout.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 02, 2019, 06:21:20 PM
I also note that it's double track - unusual for an American layout.



Yes it is double track but it is authentic see this article in Model Railroader. http://mrr.trains.com/-/media/Files/PDF/Marketing/TheSaltLakeRoute.pdf (http://mrr.trains.com/-/media/Files/PDF/Marketing/TheSaltLakeRoute.pdf)

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 02, 2019, 07:44:59 PM
That's an awesome download, Di.  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 11, 2019, 12:16:18 PM
While I am waiting for the extra track and for me to get up and go get the materials  for the new baseboards for the new Toothill (USA) I have built the first building a car service shop.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-110319121529.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74873)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Webbo on March 11, 2019, 11:54:30 PM
Di

You are putting many of us to shame with your rate of progress on this layout and Plym Bridge.

Can I ask how you pronounce Toothill, please? Is it Toot-hill or is it Tooth-ill or is it something else?

Webbo
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 12, 2019, 12:39:26 AM
Could be Tootle?  :whistle:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 12, 2019, 01:04:51 AM
Di

You are putting many of us to shame with your rate of progress on this layout and Plym Bridge.

Can I ask how you pronounce Toothill, please? Is it Toot-hill or is it Tooth-ill or is it something else?

Webbo


It is a area in west Swindon pronounced Toot-hill
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 12, 2019, 04:28:55 PM
Gunderson MAXI-IV Double stack cars do not go under UK foot bridges or thru' UK tunnels. (don't ask)   :-[


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/3799-120319162833.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74912)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 12, 2019, 04:36:16 PM
Now I wonder how you know they don't go under tunnels Di...

Didn't have to ask  ;)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 15, 2019, 03:28:45 PM
I have been to the DIY Store (Wickes) and got the makings for the Mark 2 Toothill (USA) base boards,I will go to the local club(http://www.bmrg.org.uk/ (http://www.bmrg.org.uk/) )over the weekend and assemble them,(more space to work than @ home).Watch this space .

BTW Wickes was over £40 cheaper than B&Q. Less new tools I treated myself to cost approx. £65.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 16, 2019, 10:18:41 PM
I spent 10 hours at the club room today and got the basic baseboards for Toothill Mark 2  the US version, put together,  I am leaving them at the club room for the glue to fully set overnight before taking them home for painting and tracklaying.
(https://i.ibb.co/frjHZVz/slbb1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MPF7Kyx)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 16, 2019, 10:59:00 PM
You don't mess around, Di, that's for sure!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 18, 2019, 12:26:37 PM
A minor hic-cup with my plans the new baseboards do fit in my car but I forgot to allow space for scenery, so if I ever get an invite to show it I will have to look at hiring a  van, at least the boards fill the other requirement in that they are light, easy to lift and shift and ridged.  They also fit in the available space in my already over full little flat. I have begun stripping Toothill Mk 1 so I can scrape those boards and make room to bring the new ones in from the car.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 19, 2019, 03:44:08 PM
 :hellosign: Excellent. Progress Do
         regards Derek
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 20, 2019, 05:07:30 PM
The left hand board (the wider one) has been brought in from the car and the size checked by pasting a full size track plan to it.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/3799-200319170643.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=75165)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Caz on March 21, 2019, 08:29:01 PM
Careful Di, Mick (NPN) will be having palpitations with the outer red circle of track being that close to the edge.   :)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 21, 2019, 09:36:24 PM
Careful Di, Mick (NPN) will be having palpitations with the outer red circle of track being that close to the edge.   :)


It's about 2" clear so should be OK.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 23, 2019, 09:43:48 PM
The first board for Toothill Mk2 USA  has been installed and a quick test fit of the track made, second board will hopefully be installed tomorrow so track laying and wiring can start.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/3799-230319214306.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=75323)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 23, 2019, 10:26:46 PM
As I say, you don't mess around!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Milton Rail on March 24, 2019, 08:10:53 AM
Great progress on the baseboards Di.... thats a good shift in the clubrooms building them last weekend!
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 24, 2019, 04:02:19 PM
The second and final board is now in place along with a controller shelf. Track laying will commence during the week ahead.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/3799-240319160150.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=75330)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 25, 2019, 05:31:33 PM
Test laying for the new version of Toothill is progressing steadily. Thanks to Kato Unitrack I can easily test lay my track before fixing down and wiring up. So far everything seems to fit as planed with anyrail without any alterations being required.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/3799-250319173039.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=75357)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: port perran on March 25, 2019, 05:37:40 PM
Looks really good Di.
I like the sweeping curves going into the girder bridge. That should allow some good photos of trains in the future.

I can never help thinking that Kato track looks a bit like a Scalextric track untilitís bedded in.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 26, 2019, 03:41:48 PM
All the track for Toothill MK2 has now been test laid, the next step is to decide where I want my section breaks (for future automation) and fix the track down with the required wiring fitted.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/3799-260319154055.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=75375)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 27, 2019, 06:39:10 PM
Toothill now has some life/movement, it shows the advantages of Kato's plug and play nature.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Milton Rail on March 28, 2019, 10:25:19 AM
great video Di, good to see signs of life :)  a jaunty wee tune too!
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on March 28, 2019, 11:09:41 AM
Cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 29, 2019, 12:10:44 AM
 :hellosign: Super video Di, looking good
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 29, 2019, 12:38:45 PM
I must stop P*****G, oops!! I mean Testing and get on with wiring the points/switches and the rest of the track feeds and neatening up what has already been done.


Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: class37025 on March 29, 2019, 01:37:02 PM
so does p****g sorry TESTING with two trains equate multi-tasking  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 31, 2019, 02:32:48 PM
I have decided I hate doing wiring even if Kato makes it easy, it is still boring, a lot of work for very little visible gain. It has to be done and of course as I am future proofing Toothill Mk2 by wiring it ready for automation I have added a lot of extra work.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Papyrus on March 31, 2019, 03:00:48 PM
I agree with you there Di. Wiring drives me nuts. A lot of people hate ballasting but I find it quite soothing and therapeutic. Each to his own.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on March 31, 2019, 04:30:21 PM
The nice man from Yodel knocked on my door with the perfect excuse to stop wiring, a package from the USA containing a EMD DD40AX Centennial a 10" long monster which I had to test. :)

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Milton Rail on March 31, 2019, 05:48:24 PM
I do admire your dedication to testing, its a dirty job, but someone has to do it :) :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 01, 2019, 02:49:19 PM
The Postie brought another package this time from Australia a EMD SD80MAC I have swopped the couplings to knuckle type from Rapido.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/3799-010419144329.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=75529)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: chrispearce on April 01, 2019, 11:45:05 PM
I have to admit CONRAIL always makes me smile. Was it a REALLY good name for a railroad company? Like 'we rip you off'. Perhaps it's a bit like Conair. Does your model come complete with a 2mm Nicholas Cage saying "Put the Bunny down"? Anyway, corporate naming aside, at least Conrail successfully managed to sort out the appalling mess left by Penn Central. A fine model for a fine model railroad!
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 03, 2019, 12:14:32 PM
Just a quick update, all the power feeds and point control cables have now been installed, now to convert the temporary connections to permanent , I will have to flip the baseboards over and get busy.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on April 03, 2019, 12:40:22 PM
Ooh that Conrail beastie must be turning a few heads in the background!
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 04, 2019, 03:44:00 PM
Having now completed, adding the power droppers and point control wires, fixing the track down with clear silicone, prior to flipping the boards over to tidy up the wiring I thought I would run a coal train around Toothill using the newly arrived Coalporters.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on April 04, 2019, 09:13:57 PM
I lost count!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 04, 2019, 09:21:18 PM
I lost count!  :thumbsup:
25 in total 16 UP, 2 Santa Fe,2 GBRX and 1 northern pacific.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Invicta Alec on April 04, 2019, 09:59:01 PM
Nice Foot Tapping music Diane  :)


Alec.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on April 04, 2019, 10:06:01 PM
Always good to see the Blue Pullman whizzing by at the bottom of your posts though ;) :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 12, 2019, 04:05:07 PM

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/3799-120419160323.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=76112)

The wiring has now been completed, the points have now been programmed into my ECoS and the Mimic panel set up. I can now start on my favourite part of railway modelling the scenery.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Newportnobby on April 12, 2019, 04:09:29 PM
I thought I would run a coal train around Toothill using the newly arrived Coalporters.


Good old Coal Porter. He wrote some great stuff
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 15, 2019, 04:32:59 PM


After a busy weekend supplying Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Biscuits and Crisps to the public at Trainwest I was in desperate need of some watching trains go by.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 16, 2019, 03:34:57 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/VwhWLRt/b1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8YRDmq0)

Working with 3mm foam board and Kato ballast Unitrack loses it's slightly toy like look.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 18, 2019, 02:00:13 PM
The latest additions to the fleet a DCC Sound UP Challenger and a UP Doodlebug, both great eBay bargains at £168 and £19 respectively.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/3799-180419135917.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=76324)



(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/3799-180419135946.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=76325)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: chrispearce on April 18, 2019, 11:52:32 PM
Amazing bargains indeed. Especially the Doodlebug. Have to admit I wish I'd spotted that one myself :'(

Anyhow they've gone to a good home!
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on April 19, 2019, 12:00:32 AM
Two great buys indeed. I also love the doodlebug!  :thumbsup:

(The big beastie's great too, mind you)

How'd they run?
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: chrispearce on April 19, 2019, 04:12:57 AM
Two great buys indeed. I also love the doodlebug!  :thumbsup:

(The big beastie's great too, mind you)

How'd they run?

Electricity I think.

I am REALLY sorry Bealman. I simply couldn't resist such an opportunity for a distressingly weak joke. :-[
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on April 19, 2019, 04:22:46 AM
You're forgiven  :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 19, 2019, 11:37:18 AM
How'd they run?


The Challenger runs like clockwork, smooth and powerful with good sound. the Doodlebug being one of the older releases is alright but a little noisy.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 19, 2019, 04:03:33 PM
U.P. Challenger hauling coal.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on April 19, 2019, 10:25:22 PM
That is one BIG locomotive. Sounds good too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 22, 2019, 04:29:58 PM
This is a quick video showing how 3mm foam board and Kato Ballast really changes the look of unitrack.


Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: dannyboy on April 22, 2019, 07:39:31 PM
That's more or less what I do Di. Raising the track surround, or lowering the actual track by about 3mm and then adding a bit of ballast and scenickery really takes away the uniformity of Unitrack.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Invicta Alec on April 22, 2019, 07:47:49 PM
Yep, 3mm foam board butted up to the shoulder of the Unitrack, that's what I do too.

Looking good Di. By the way, how are you getting on with your Ecos? Recommended?


Alec.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on April 22, 2019, 08:39:12 PM
Looking good Di. By the way, how are you getting on with your Ecos? Recommended?


Alec.

Love the ECoS I would recommend it to anyone only snag is the price but if you have the funds it's worth every penny.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 23, 2019, 07:29:48 PM
:hellosign: Superb video, thanks Di
    regards Derek
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 02, 2019, 05:05:42 PM
PA/PB/PA unit under test now they have been successfully chipped.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 04, 2019, 01:47:06 PM

My recently expanded Excursion train (now 11 cars) hauled by a DD40AX.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: class37025 on May 04, 2019, 02:39:35 PM
OK, I admit I am seriously jealous, and drooling.

used to model US outline in that Horrible Other scale many years ago, but the big storm caused serious damage to the loft layout [the only way to run US style big consists] so all was sold and I started down the N gauge slippery slope.

you never cease to amaze, and impress, me, each time you update. I am in awe of your work.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 08, 2019, 03:37:19 PM
I have made a start on the scenics for the Desert/Foothills half of the layout. Using XPS and my hot knife/wire cutter.



(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-080519153642.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77166)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 10, 2019, 02:05:53 PM
My first atempt at American desert/scrub type scenery.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-100519140355.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77248)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-100519140443.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77249)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Papyrus on May 10, 2019, 02:46:52 PM
Looks promising, but I do have one slight doubt... do you get pine trees in the desert? Not being a frequenter of deserts I wouldn't know for sure, but it doesn't look quite right to me.

Otherwise, it's looking great!

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Gizzy on May 10, 2019, 02:50:51 PM
My first atempt at American desert/scrub type scenery.


Like it!

I'm using Celotex for my landscaping rather than EPX for my Swiss themed layout, a new medium of working for me....
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 10, 2019, 03:52:57 PM
On advice from US natives I have modified my desert. Anyone know where I can get n scale cacti.




(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-100519155223.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77253)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: RailGooner on May 10, 2019, 04:13:11 PM
On advice from US natives I have modified my desert. Anyone know where I can get n scale cacti..

https://www.shapeways.com/product/4J8YEHNJR/20-n-scale-saguaro-cactus-set?optionId=7474472&li=marketplace (https://www.shapeways.com/product/4J8YEHNJR/20-n-scale-saguaro-cactus-set?optionId=7474472&li=marketplace)  :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Papyrus on May 11, 2019, 05:09:20 PM
These look a bit more varied than Shapeways, and an awful lot cheaper!!

https://www.trainshop.co.uk/trees/8074-5-2-5in-cactus-plants-13-pk-724771036005.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItt3T5u2T4gIVBLvtCh21rwbbEAQYASABEgKlSvD_BwE (https://www.trainshop.co.uk/trees/8074-5-2-5in-cactus-plants-13-pk-724771036005.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItt3T5u2T4gIVBLvtCh21rwbbEAQYASABEgKlSvD_BwE)

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Maurits71 on May 11, 2019, 05:22:26 PM
Lovely work so far DI,
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 11, 2019, 10:35:58 PM
A little more ground work on the desert side of the layout.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-110519223528.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77316)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 12, 2019, 02:15:17 PM
I have had a go at making some Cacti for Toothill,(as there does not seem to be any available in n scale except from shapeways at £45 for about a dozen).I think I might need to lighten/brighten the shade of green I have painted them.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-120519141510.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77332)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: RailGooner on May 12, 2019, 03:11:24 PM
Look good to me! :thumbsup: :wonderfulmodelling:

Have you looked at the ones Chris ( @Papyrus (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2975) ) linked to in reply #125?
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 12, 2019, 03:16:34 PM
Look good to me! :thumbsup: :wonderfulmodelling:

Have you looked at the ones Chris ( @Papyrus (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2975) ) linked to in reply #125?

Yes they are HO so would scale out at 34ft tall in n, I may be wrong but that seems way to tall.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: RailGooner on May 12, 2019, 03:24:49 PM
Attack of the killer Cacti! :D
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: dannyboy on May 12, 2019, 03:35:51 PM
They are looking more like it Di, as you say, maybe a touch lighter green.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 14, 2019, 02:48:29 PM
Trains running Thru' my take on the deserts of the Western States of the USA.


Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 14, 2019, 10:52:39 PM
 :hellosign: Superb video Di, love the trains & the music  :thumbsup:
   regards Derek
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Milton Rail on May 18, 2019, 09:11:58 AM
Nice work with the landscape Di, the cactus you made look good ... would pipe-cleaners lend themselves to being cactaii? 
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on May 18, 2019, 09:25:24 AM
Just don't sit on 'em  :D

Great video, music matches the scene.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Double track in the USA is rare, I believe, but did occur in some desert areas?
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 18, 2019, 03:50:07 PM
This is the latest addition to my Uncle Pete fleet (U.P.) a Custom painted Kato Alco RSC-2. I had a minor problem fitting the DCC board I had to use some copper foil to get a reliable contact between the board and the power pick-up points on the chassis.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-180519154820.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77593)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Webbo on May 21, 2019, 12:30:48 AM
Hi Di and others

As a recent convert to North American model railroading, you may not have come across the Unofficial Micro-Trains Release Report by George Urwin. The UMTRR comes out once a month and describes the provenance of its monthly releases (i.e. a detailed description of the real railroad car being modelled). If you have a few MT railroad cars, it might be fun to have a look. George also includes the facility to look at past releases. I get UMTRR sent to me by email every month and it's free. Here is the web page you need to subscribe:

http://www.irwinsjournal.com/umtrr/ (http://www.irwinsjournal.com/umtrr/)

Webbo
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 21, 2019, 04:33:15 PM
I have now fitted my doodlebug with a chip, it was not quite as easy as I first thought there was a hidden connection between the motor and the rear bogie/truck so I blew the first chip  by shorting the chip.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: chrispearce on May 21, 2019, 10:54:59 PM

Double track in the USA is rare, I believe, but did occur in some desert areas?

I am NO authority on this but I do believe the Mojave Desert has some decent lengths of double track for example. Anyway, due to there also being some considerable lengths of single line as you suggest, there are often very long passing loops due to the length of the trains. Di's line could, therefore, represent either.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 21, 2019, 11:12:09 PM
UP have lots of double track sections in the deserts. This layout is based on a Model Railroader layout The Salt Lake Run.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on May 22, 2019, 02:15:27 AM
Thanks folks. Thought that was the case.  :thumbsup:

Love that doodlebug!!!  :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 25, 2019, 11:12:22 PM
My first attempt at a US n gauge/scale kit wagon/box car. A Intermountain Railway Company model of a Supreme Meat Refrigerator car. It has a lot of very fine detail and requires a very steady hand to assemble, this one was built over 3 days , I have another one to build, these kits are complete as can be seen in the first photo, every thing you need is included in the kit.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-250519230959.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77794)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-250519231032.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77795)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-250519231101.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77796)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-250519231124.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77797)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 26, 2019, 06:20:40 PM
Now I now how they go together I built this one in an afternoon.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-260519181902.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77816)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-260519181944.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77817)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-260519182016.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77818)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Malc on May 26, 2019, 06:25:52 PM
They look tempting, can I ask where you bought them from?
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 26, 2019, 06:34:02 PM
They look tempting, can I ask where you bought them from?

I picked them up on eBay, apparently Intermountain now only do undecorated kits.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 27, 2019, 01:30:42 AM
The Intermountain Kit built cars/wagons run very nicely here is a video of them in action on Toothill.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on May 27, 2019, 02:28:32 AM
Those look really good. Nice they came already decorated!
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 29, 2019, 11:51:27 AM
This is my take on a Oil Refinery/Depot, it is a module I built sometime ago that I want to try and find room for on the industrial side of Toothill.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-290519115056.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77883)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on May 29, 2019, 11:55:31 AM
Di I saw that before, but now I'm thinking you need to paint it all silver then dirty it all up.

At the moment, it looks like a NASA launch site.

Just a thought.  :thumbsup: :beers:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: dannyboy on May 29, 2019, 12:30:31 PM

At the moment, it looks like a NASA launch site.


It still looks like some excellent modelling Di.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Bealman on May 29, 2019, 01:01:38 PM
I didn't mean to be disrespectful for one nanosecond.

When I was in hospital recently my daughters sent me a Lego Saturn V model to build.

The white reminded me of that.
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 30, 2019, 11:54:44 AM
The back scene for the desert side is more or less done.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/3799-300519115356.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=77912)
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on May 30, 2019, 03:41:24 PM
RSC-2 and GP7 Hauling the Thursday freights.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 31, 2019, 04:04:31 PM
 :hellosign: Superb video Di, all looking good & loving the music  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on June 07, 2019, 03:45:16 PM
Some of my Streamliners (Alco PA and EMD FT A&B units) taking a run out on Toothill.

Title: Re: Toothill
Post by: Ditape on June 22, 2019, 01:06:21 PM


A new arrival another eBay bargain a Bachmann DCC with sound 2-8-4 C&O Berkshire/Kanawha loco (only cost £109 including P&P) hauling a rake of Intermountain kit built Reefers.