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Author Topic: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane  (Read 48348 times)

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2013, 08:20:43 PM »
Just a quick update to say that the controller was despatched back to Morley's and they repaired it and turned it around very quickly. It went on the Monday, and was returned by Friday; excellent service!

I've also set about neatening up the 9-pin connection block between the controller and the layout, as I suspect this was to blame.

All systems go now to get the layout dusted and looking it's best for a photo shoot next week!

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2013, 12:16:33 AM »
Have just spent the evening weathering stock so I've got a decent selection for the photo-shoot this week. I used the extra hour this morning to smarten up a couple of bits and repair/modify a few bits that had proved troublesome.

The scrap rail in the four-foot has had the web removed one side and glued back down to stop the Easi-shunt couplings catching on them. Extra rare earth magnets have been added to give a slightly bigger target area for operators to aim at when carrying out the run-round move. I've also added a discreet marker.

For now, any electronic track cleaner plans are on hold having perused the wisdom of the forum.

Top coat/washes for weathering tomorrow, and a general hoovering planned. Big day is on Tuesday!
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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2013, 06:28:20 AM »
I just came across this great little layout. Loads on inspiration for a newbie like me:) Thanks.
Massive learning for me - I know nowt about 'real' railways but getting but Im seriously getting hooked on this lil ole n gauge..:)

Trying to understand & model BR Blue in the Midlands, just before privatisation.

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2013, 12:26:39 PM »
Just titivated my Modelbahn union steel wagons to look a bit more British. Quite happy how they've turned out. Used a scratch brush to remove printed name on the side, painted the catches white and added a bit of weathering and graffiti.


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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2013, 01:38:53 PM »
Very nice!  Will we see them on Lofthole on Saturday?

Cheers   Jon   :)
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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2013, 02:13:07 PM »
Yes! If you'll allow them on with the graffiti? I can always turn it around, as it's only on one side!

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2013, 02:23:51 PM »
I finished weathering some wagons for the spoil train today. I think I've got carried away over the last year as I now have enough wagons to fill the layout end to end! (I left the Seacows out so I could fit the loco in the picture). They'll never run like this on Horseblock Lane, as it'll only take a maximum of 5 MFAs in the run-round.

I still have an OBA on the workbench awaiting mesh sides. It's a little way down the job list though.

Apologies for the poor quality, i'm using a borrowed camera but hopefully you'll get the idea. Just fancied putting them all together for a change!

I finally got the 9-pin electrical connection re-wired both sides this afternoon too. Slowly getting through the jobs list, despite distractions like setting up long impractical trains for the fun of it.




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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2013, 05:28:24 PM »
Looking great.

After a quick scan through the thread I haven't seen an answer to this (but I admit it was a very quick scan).
Did you make or buy the security camera on the shed building?
It looks good.

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2013, 07:22:26 PM »
Looking great.

After a quick scan through the thread I haven't seen an answer to this (but I admit it was a very quick scan).
Did you make or buy the security camera on the shed building?
It looks good.

Tom.

Glad you like them. They're just a bit of plastic rod with an angled end filed on it, mounted on an L shaped piece of brass wire. They're nowhere near as good as Ben Ando's ones on Horseley Fields. They have electrical boxes and supply wires to them! But mine are very easy to build and fit.....

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2013, 04:23:28 PM »
We had Paul Bason visit us today to photograph Horseblock Lane for a future magazine feature. It was an interesting day seeing him at work and a pleasure to meet him. Thought i'd snap the professional at work!  :camera:

208 photos to get a handful for the feature! Looking forward to seeing the results, hope there aren't too many obvious mistakes or piles of dust on view.  :worried:






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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2013, 04:48:35 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the piccies!  :)  Great layout by the way.

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2013, 05:18:22 PM »
Did anyone photograph you photographing the photographer photographing the layout?  :confused1:

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2013, 10:37:28 PM »
Looking forward to reading the artical in the magazine

Great to see the profile of N gauge moving upwards with high quality layouts like yours

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2013, 07:00:27 AM »
Did anyone photograph you photographing the photographer photographing the layout?  :confused1:

Cheers Jon  :)

I shall have to get him back so we can set that one up!  :laughabovepost:

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #74 on: November 03, 2013, 05:09:16 PM »
Thos layout really gives the impression of being much larger. Nice stock too!

 

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