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Author Topic: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Under New Ownership!  (Read 139222 times)

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Offline Mito

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Read all about it!
« Reply #525 on: January 16, 2015, 08:57:31 PM »
Enjoyed the article in RM. well done :claphappy:
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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Read all about it!
« Reply #526 on: February 01, 2015, 09:23:47 PM »
Evening all,

Thanks for all the good words guys, really appreciated :)

Right the Update! A new lighting rig has been constructed!! Not only is this one much lighter than the previous one (Meaning less upright supports are needed), but it actually has lights in it!! At first glance this may not seem a major change, but this will make the world of difference in those venues with poor lighting.


Painting of this will be done over the week. For now it will use the same Matt Black paint that the previous rig was painted with as the layout has had a last minute invite to a show next Sunday (8th) hosted by Monmouth Rotary Club. Since the publication in BRM I have had 3 last minute invites for the layout (Stafford, Monmouth, and Wonderful world of trains and planes) for 3 consecutive weekends. But given my schedule with work, and the layout attending Model Rail Scotland (that would have meant 4 weekends on the bounce!) I was only able to accept the one invite. Between Monmouth and Scotland the rig and fascia of the layout will have a fresh coat of Gloss Black so Glasgow should debut the layout in what will be its absolute final form, well aside from a motorised bracket signal whenever they are released!

In other news I have recently fitted a sound chip into one of my Ivatt 2MTs and will post a video somepoint in the near future.

As previously this will most likely be Sheaf's last full year on the circuit (Currently the layouts last show will be Doncaster 2016) but this will depend on if the layout is still requested for shows. Given It's booked for Peterborough and Doncaster, I would have though an invite to Ally Pally would come at some point! If the bookings keep coming in on a steady rate then I could be convinced to keep the layout out there until the end of 2016, but the current plan is to whack a 'FOR SALE' sign on the layout towards the end of this year with the layout going to a new home (providing one is found, Any takers?) in the first half of 2016.

So the next update will most likely be after next weeks show so lets get going with the 2015 Season!

Cheers,

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Let There Be Light!!
« Reply #527 on: February 09, 2015, 08:27:03 AM »
Hi Ollie:

It's Jeff - I visited your most impressive layout at the Monmouth show on Sunday - I'm the one who asked all the questions about your experience with Dapol couplers, magnets, sound chips and Dapol Panniers.  :thumbsup:

Great to meet a member of the forum finally - and thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #528 on: February 09, 2015, 08:57:49 PM »
Evening all,

Thanks for the good words Jeff, was good to meet you too.

Well the 2015 season is off to a flying start with the Monmouth show this past Sunday. The layout performed really well and as mentioned in my post above this was the debut of the new lighting rig. The lights do make a huge difference and, in my opinion, the layout has never looked better! Quite a few had mentioned seeing the layout in the magazines which was a nice touch too. Didn't have chance to look around the show but the organisers were very friendly and helpful so it gets a thumbs up from me.

As usual here are a few photos from the show.




Next Stop, Model Rail Scotland!!!

Cheers,

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #529 on: February 09, 2015, 09:15:42 PM »
Good to see you're in control of your own lighting now, Ollie, and that the forum placard is prominently displayed ;)
Sheaf is another layout where there is something going on all the time. More power to you, sirrah :thumbsup:

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #530 on: February 11, 2015, 09:57:13 AM »
Nice pictures Ollie!

BTW - it was great to see layouts by those who know that  :NGaugersRule:  at the exhibition. My goodness - I had not expected to see that almost everything else was 00. I think there were 2 N Gauge layouts amongst a total of couple of dozen or more?

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #531 on: February 22, 2015, 03:50:30 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyed seeing your layout at last and to speak to the man himself at Glasgow yesterday!
Hopefully you wil, by now, be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel after a long weekend. I hope you enjoyed your trip "up north" and don't find the trip home too daunting in view of the anticipated weather.

The layout was in good form and there was always something going on (unlike some others I won't mention here!!!!) despite the limited track available to you. The loco's were all running sweetly as far as I could see and no sign of the hand from the sky. Many little cameo's around the layout added to the interest.

Many thanks for bringing The Sheaf Valley Railway up to Glasgow to let us Scottish N Gaugers see what can be done

Safe home Ollie

Cheers

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #532 on: February 22, 2015, 05:35:17 PM »
I think there were 2 N Gauge layouts amongst a total of couple of dozen or more?

Bit of an exageration I think! There were LOTS

N-Gauge Layouts
Bettws Road - GWR 1930-40

California Surfline - USA

Fleckinkirk - Garmany 2014

Glen Farrist - Scottish Region 1950s

Little Oak Drier - Cornish China Clay - BR Blue

Morven - USA 2000s

Mountain View - USA

Rannoch - West Highland

Sheaf Valley Railway - Fictional Preserved Railway

Wheal Annah - Cornish Clay, BR Blue Era


Maybe you didn't circulate very well??? :Class37: :NGFWagonTour:
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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #533 on: February 23, 2015, 09:03:16 AM »
Hi Arrachogaidh:

Are you describing the Monmouth show I wrote about?

Ollie - if you have a moment, can you estimate how many N gauge layouts were at the Monmouth show please?

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #534 on: February 23, 2015, 09:40:07 AM »
I think there were 2 N Gauge layouts amongst a total of couple of dozen or more?

Bit of an exageration I think! There were LOTS

N-Gauge Layouts
Bettws Road - GWR 1930-40

California Surfline - USA

Fleckinkirk - Garmany 2014

Glen Farrist - Scottish Region 1950s

Little Oak Drier - Cornish China Clay - BR Blue

Morven - USA 2000s

Mountain View - USA

Rannoch - West Highland

Sheaf Valley Railway - Fictional Preserved Railway

Wheal Annah - Cornish Clay, BR Blue Era


Maybe you didn't circulate very well??? :Class37: :NGFWagonTour:

These were the layouts at Model Rail Scotland.

I think Jeff was on about a different show
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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Lets go to Scotland!!!
« Reply #535 on: February 23, 2015, 09:56:20 AM »
Hi Jonny:

>> I think Jeff was on about a different show

Indeed - I was at Monmouth on FEB 8th.   ;)

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Next Stop Basingstoke!!
« Reply #536 on: February 25, 2015, 06:18:45 PM »
Evening all,

Well that was one fantastic (but tiring!) weekend! The very long trip north was worthwhile as Model Rail Scotland has to go down as one of the best shows I've exhibited at. The layout performed very well, a few little derailments here and there but nothing major. We had a small incident when one of the chaps on the Triang display knocked into the layout causing some of the stock to fall on its side, we played it off to the public as an earthquake!! The weekend was the debut of the new sound addition to the fleet, this being my Ivatt 2MT in Green. It was great to meet so many of you, hope you all enjoyed the show as much as I did.

Now for the obligatory show pictures....





So that's badge 17 for the layout!


Next stop Basingstoke!!

Cheers,

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Next Stop Basingstoke!!
« Reply #537 on: February 25, 2015, 07:05:50 PM »
I should see you there Ollie!. The Scottish show was very good and like you I thoroughly enjoyed exhibiting there. :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - Next Stop Basingstoke!!
« Reply #538 on: March 01, 2015, 09:18:46 PM »
This is going to be exciting as im going to Basingstoke with the Newbury model club layout Chilton Stowford. i have not  seen sheaf valley in person and cant wait.. hope you dont mind me gate crashing your layout during the day :)

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Re: The Sheaf Valley Railway - The Return Of TINGS!!
« Reply #539 on: May 31, 2015, 04:42:18 PM »
Afternoon all,

So I was going through the photos on my phone earlier when something struck me.... I never updated this thread after the Basingstoke show!!! So lets get on with said update with a few pics from the show.





It was great to meet so many fellow forum members over the weekend. Karhedron, Bob Tilbury, Findus to name but a few. Oh and another NGF member has been added to the guest operator list, this being Toneeze (He didn't seem to happy about being added to the gallery.


Oh and there has been one new addition to the fleet. A deal was made with a certain Mr Portland Docks and a Farish 4MT has now arrived on Sheaf! Now suitably renumbered to 76079 and due to make her debut at TINGS


Talking of TINGs, this is still currently the next stop for Sheaf. The show will begin the final 5 months until the last show in Doncaster next year so the layout may very well have its 'FOR SALE' sign on. Forum members get first dibs of course ;)

Cheers,

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

 

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