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Offline dpr59

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My Layout So Far
« on: November 22, 2010, 09:43:01 PM »
My first attempt.
Well pleased with how it's turning out.

Most of you may have already seen these, but it's good to share.

After a day in the office/lab it's great to spend time doing something very different for the day job.

I'll do quite a few thing different of the next one but it's fun learning, I'm expecting another 18-24 mths on this one. Then some time before rebuilding.



















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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 10:09:30 PM »
Hills, lakes, industry, tracks and trains, looks a good start to me  :)

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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 08:21:20 AM »
Looks great!   :thumbsup:  The lake is superb.  Is it going to be set in any particular era, or will you just run anything on it?
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 09:36:09 AM »
Looks like a good layout with plenty of sidings.  Will you be ballasting, or leaving it as it it?

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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 05:03:12 PM »
I've started ballasting and the car park for a station on the back of the display.
Fine grit emery paper has made a good car park surface.
However, I've not made a great job of the lines for the parking bays.

« Last Edit: November 23, 2010, 07:59:43 PM by dpr59 »
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 09:19:09 PM »
I think that using the sand paper is a great idea, and will add a good texture to the car park.  I'm sure the lines are fine, as photo's always bring out errors that the eye doesn't see.  :)

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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 11:34:47 AM »
Really good looking layout there, hoping to see more progress soon.

Out of interest, any particular reason you decided to go for settrack rather than streamline?

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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 04:29:39 PM »
Out of interest, any particular reason you decided to go for settrack rather than streamline?

R E Faust

There's a good old mix of track.
As I'm learning as I go I've picked quite a bit up second hand.

The first thing I learned was.....don't mix second hand track profiles it makes it harder work.
Ah well - lesson learned.
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 06:19:49 PM »
It looks like a good layout in the making. Look forward to seeing your progress. We should have our own exhibition of layouts. Be good for the hobby and the forum. Ian.
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 02:17:23 PM »
This layout is developing really well. I especially like the lake. If you want to improve your car park lines you might want to look at getting some Trimline tape which is thin strips of self-adhesive vinyl in various thicknesses. This is how I've done my white lines.

A quick question about the desk you are using to prop up the baseboard. How have you supported the left and side? My layout is currently on a similar desk and I'm now having to rethink this as currently much of the underneath is inaccessible for adding wiring for lights etc, so just wondered how you've done yours?

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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 06:46:30 PM »
The desk is the main central support.
I've batons on the walls as end and rear supports.

Oh, and a very tolerant wife is needed......
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2010, 06:16:27 AM »
Oh, and a very tolerant wife is needed......

That's where I went wrong....   ;D

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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2010, 09:42:06 AM »
Looks like a good project and well on its way.
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 10:07:23 AM »
Not done too much recently, well Christmas sort of got in the way.....

I've started to lay the chemical plant into place.
Boundary fencing in and some gravelling done.
Feed pipes to the rail car loading and flare stack done in 1/8" stainless and brass pipes.
(easy to get when you work in a Laboratory).





The access road for cars (plus the car park) and delivery wagons will be though a 'tunnel' under the right front corner.
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Re: My Layout So Far
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 11:06:29 AM »
wow!.
 that chemical plant looks great.
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