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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 338369 times)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #135 on: December 13, 2011, 11:17:27 PM »
Very well made Oldman! :thumbsup:

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #136 on: December 13, 2011, 11:21:33 PM »
i have been under the board tidying up the wiring to all the point motors (shortening some wires, sticking them to the underside of the board etc etc...)

my neck hurts so badly now


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #137 on: December 16, 2011, 06:47:47 PM »
Not a lot going on on my layout as I'm letting the backscene dry. Still!

Been bashing an NGS 'Shark' kit into a GSWR (I) 12t brake van.



Still got some footboards, well steps really, to add below the doors.
Then trim the plastic rod I've added before its off to the paint shop!
Planking may not be exact but I think it looks the part.  :)
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #138 on: December 23, 2011, 02:25:57 PM »
Spending the afternoon building/painting the P&D Marsh GWR footbridge.
Looks good so far but waiting for the cream paint to dry at the moment.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #139 on: December 23, 2011, 03:26:51 PM »
I have now finished wireing up my street lights and yesterday I put LED`s into 3 of my buildings and look really good. Hope to complete the rest after christmas.

Hope the pictures show how they look
 

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #140 on: December 23, 2011, 03:45:19 PM »
nice bus garage

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #141 on: December 23, 2011, 03:49:57 PM »
Thanks Tim hoping to put 3 side lights onto it as well. Never seen lights so small.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #142 on: December 23, 2011, 04:19:30 PM »
Trying to stop playing and build the turntable so that I can finish my trackwork, a parcel from Hattons didn't help. Spose I can always fake an argument with the family over Xmas and sulk off to the railway room! Trouble is they wouldn't believe me! Oh well guess it's back to the beer and laughter.
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #143 on: December 23, 2011, 04:21:40 PM »
S** all :thumbsdown:
Have been banned from anything to do with train bits till Monday (SWMBO) Paint, Knives,Glue etc. packed away  as there will be a 5year old running loose.
Am allowed to look at books provided I stack them up neatly afterwards. >:(
Having just collected my copy of "The Bembridge Line " was hoping to finish off sorting the track plan now I have the station plan.
Station Building on "Lyne End"will definately NOT be as per the Original.
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #144 on: December 23, 2011, 04:22:55 PM »
Duncan. to stop the light leakage under the walls you can get 1/4" stripwood really cheap from B&Q (They do the fancy stuff, then round the corner the 40-50p a meter stuff)
Cheers
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #145 on: December 23, 2011, 05:47:45 PM »
Thanks Ash. Like the idea was going to give silver foil ago first with a small hole for the light to go up through it. Lights in buildings really do bring the layout to life.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #146 on: February 20, 2012, 06:10:37 PM »
Sticking Blue Tac on all the points before ballasting the rest of the layout. Brilliant idea.
Wish me luck guys

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #147 on: February 20, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »
Hi All
I'm at the early stages of building a 12ft by 2ft elevated layout and this morning was spent trying to understand why I get occasional derailments  on one of the end 180degree bends and, at the moment, it,s driving me around the flipping bend too! ???

Oh well, there is always tomorrow, or the next day or the one after that!!!!!!!

Keep on going folks  Huntlyian    :NGaugersRule:

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #148 on: February 20, 2012, 07:09:18 PM »
Wiring up one end of the layout bit by bit. Droppers fitted and the feeds done for the first few points. Enough to commission the first two platforms.

Also building the 270 spiral I need to feed the fiddle yard so I can then actually lay the rest of the track for the layout itself.
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #149 on: February 20, 2012, 07:12:50 PM »
Hi All
I'm at the early stages of building a 12ft by 2ft elevated layout and this morning was spent trying to understand why I get occasional derailments  on one of the end 180degree bends and, at the moment, it,s driving me around the flipping bend too! ???

Oh well, there is always tomorrow, or the next day or the one after that!!!!!!!

Keep on going folks  Huntlyian    :NGaugersRule:
Hi just a thought a lot of the current locos dont like anything less than a min radius of 10 and a half inches if your 180 degree rad is less than this things mat derail hope this is of some help
Geoff

 

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