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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #90 on: March 02, 2019, 06:58:44 PM »
@Invicta Alec Just picked up the March issue of 'Model Rail' and there is a small article on creating roads - may be of interest if you have not seen it.
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« Reply #91 on: March 03, 2019, 01:19:52 PM »
@Invicta Alec Just picked up the March issue of 'Model Rail' and there is a small article on creating roads - may be of interest if you have not seen it.

Thanks mate! I don't usually buy magazines but I'll look out for that one on my next trip to town.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2019, 01:31:05 PM »
@Invicta Alec  The 3 page article is mainly pictures of how one person created his road using card. However, I did find out about Noch 25 x laser cut manhole covers and grating which I was not aware of. I have just ordered a set from Germany - cost me €12.94 in total - not a huge amount if they are no good, but they will come in useful somewhere I am sure.
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #93 on: March 03, 2019, 03:21:46 PM »
However, I did find out about Noch 25 x laser cut manhole covers and grating which I was not aware of. I have just ordered a set from Germany - cost me €12.94 in total - not a huge amount if they are no good, but they will come in useful somewhere I am sure.

Maybe to cover some holes, methinks :-X

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #94 on: March 03, 2019, 04:22:19 PM »
How did you know about the holes? It is not my fault that a building is placed on the layout and a hole drilled for the lighting wires and then a week later I decide the building will look better moved to the right one inch.  ;)
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2019, 03:20:00 PM »
This is just me experimenting. (Will delete soonish).

https://youtu.be/CDX6b1sYzoI

My one and only steam locomotive running on my old layout (no idea why I bought it, will probably sell it soon). I just wanted to get a video up onto the forum. Is this the best way (i.e. stick it on YouTube), or can you upload directly to the forum?


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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2019, 05:04:59 PM »
If you tripple click the link you inserted and then click the Youtube Icon you will get this:

With kind regards
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2019, 07:40:51 PM »
Thank you, Alec, for that spiffing film of your 'WD' 2-8-0; I'm jolly glad that you are having a steamy weekend.  Hopefully, more of these magnificent machines will appear on your splendid layout in due course.

Best wishes.

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« Reply #98 on: March 16, 2019, 07:49:29 PM »

Hopefully, more of these magnificent machines will appear on your splendid layout in due course.

We've had a couple of German steamies running on Alec's line during my visits, would like to try more but I don't have many DCC locos in N, and my G scale won't fit :D  :D
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« Reply #99 on: March 16, 2019, 07:58:05 PM »
Thank you, Alec, for that spiffing film of your 'WD' 2-8-0; I'm jolly glad that you are having a steamy weekend.  Hopefully, more of these magnificent machines will appear on your splendid layout in due course.

Best wishes.
John

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What can I say? I'm feeling a real fraud. I know you are an enthusiast of steam but I'm embarrassed to admit having no interest whatever in them. Put me down as a rotter and a cad but this little "WD" has lived in its box almost as long as I've owned it (about 5 months).
I have to say its a spiffing box, adorned as it is by several photos of the Longmoor Military Railway and oodles of narrative on its history. For us history buffs its a corking read and I've probably spent longer reading than running this plucky little locomotive and its coaches.
Hey ho, that's the fascination of this hobby I suppose - plenty to interest everybody. You'd probably throw your hands up in horror at my pile of boring old passenger EMUs and DMUs.  :D

Toodle pip.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #100 on: March 16, 2019, 10:17:52 PM »


Thank you to @Innovationgame (Laurence) for teaching me how to do this.


Alec.








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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #101 on: March 17, 2019, 08:50:43 AM »
...Hey ho, that's the fascination of this hobby I suppose - plenty to interest everybody.
Alec.

No-one has ever written a better statement about our hobby than that, Alec.  Thank you very much.

Incidentally, I would be every bit as fascinated by your DMUs and EMUs as I am by your marvellous layout.  I really appreciate seeing different approaches to model railways.  The one type of layout that does little for me is the big club oval in '00' that can be prominent at exhibitions.  Not much of a worry, though, as I rarely attend exhibitions!

All the very best.

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« Reply #102 on: March 22, 2019, 02:13:15 PM »
Well it might not look like much, but this very nearly 8 inch strip of ballasting represents the "one step for man and one giant leap for mankind" as far as my Saxon Street layout is concerned. My initial plan seems to be working. I covered the entire layout right from the start with 3mm foam board. I laid the Kato track on top, drew round the track and sliced out the track shapes and removed the strips. The Kato trackbed now rests in the grooves thus formed. The foam board now buts up to the edges of the track and its 3mm thickness leaves (I think) just the right amount of track sticking up above ground level. The ballast used is Kato's own which is intended to match the grey speckled effect of the road bed. Its a very thin layer just sprinkled into neat pva and once dried I applied a 50/50 pva/water coat to the top to seal it.



Another view of the end of platform 2/3 where a class 350/1 awaits departure. I've included only to show that I've also fixed up a little bit of fencing and some telegraph poles. Very easy to do of course since all thats required is a bradawl to poke some holes into the foam board and a little drop of pva to hold them upright.



The local primary school St. Swithins has been finished and put in place. Its complete with footpaths and its own dedicated school bus stop just outside the main gates. No kids of course since its half term.



Also laid down is the Saxon Street station car park complete with taxi rank. I'll make a taxi office in the corner I think. The zebra crossing markings, double yellow lines, paving around the station entrance and road surfaces are all downloads from Scenecraft and I think that the non-uniformity of the colourings gives a realistic effect.



So there you are my good fellows. Saxon Street layout continues at a sedentary rather than frightening pace....but I'm enjoying it.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #103 on: March 22, 2019, 03:09:07 PM »
Looking good Alec.  :thumbsup:. Regarding the Kato track, I actually did what you did in reverse - I laid the track and then cut 3mm board to butt up to the track where required - that way, even though there is only 3mm difference, the baseboard is not uniform in height. (Plus of course, not as much ballast material is required when you do it your way or my way - I am all for saving a bit of money where I can  ;)).
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 03:10:36 PM by dannyboy »
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2019, 03:38:26 PM »
That is all looking very good.  :thumbsup:

Having little experience with Kato (apart from the loco I picked up on my visit to Japan last year), I was genuinely surprised they do ballast material at all, considering the nature of their track.

It looks a bit darker than the moulded trackbase to my eyes, or is that just a camera effect?

Either way, it's coming along very nicely.  :beers:
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