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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2015, 10:14:17 PM »
Looking  good, I will have to keep an eye on your  progress.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 10:43:24 PM »
Looking  good, I will have to keep an eye on your  progress.
I'd better keep at it then and make sure I don't disappoint you...  :)
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2015, 09:48:14 AM »
Good stuff. Will be following this closely   :thumbsup:
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2015, 10:27:35 AM »
It's looking good, Bob. However, the whole area looks far too tidy. Do you have a cleaning lady?
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2015, 10:38:45 AM »
It's looking good, Bob. However, the whole area looks far too tidy. Do you have a cleaning lady?
Err No!!!
I can assure you the area looked somewhat different 20 mins before I took those photos!! If I'd left it the way it was you wouldn't have been able to work out what was going on, believe me.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2015, 07:25:49 PM »
Continuous loop track completed laying. I had no idea that 'bit' of track was so long! Tested it by pushing a Mk l coach around. Seems ok so far. Won't be able to test with locos until track is wired I'll finish the remainder of the track laying before I do any wiring. Will post photos of completed track when its done.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2015, 10:01:46 PM »
Must have been hard work pushing a coach around. :D Glad you could finish off with a beer.
Looking forward to the photos. :thumbsup:
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2015, 10:02:32 PM »
I look forward to the next update. You're certainly making good progress.

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2015, 06:45:54 PM »
Well done Bob, I missed the start of this but will now be watching closely, it is good to see you have some spare time to actually get under way. All the brst, George
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2015, 07:09:37 PM »
Well done Bob, I missed the start of this but will now be watching closely, it is good to see you have some spare time to actually get under way. All the brst, George
Thanks George.
Now I'm fully retired I thought I'd better just crack on with the layout rather than just talk about it. It's been over a year since I could have started the track laying. Anyway I've got a feeling DiTape is watching my progress very closely now so I'd better just get on with it otherwise I'll be in deep trouble.
We spoke about meeting up somewhere so I'll PM you with some suggestions and in the mean time if you think of any suitable venues I'd be glad to hear from you.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2015, 07:37:09 PM »
Progress on Geominster is suspended nothing to do with leaves but the fact I have got part time employment driving for Harrods, busy season and a nice job as well. I am working the weekend but I will have a think about a convenient rendezvous.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2015, 07:44:02 PM »
Progress on Geominster is suspended nothing to do with leaves but the fact I have got part time employment driving for Harrods, busy season and a nice job as well. I am working the weekend but I will have a think about a convenient rendezvous.
Glad you're enjoying the new job George. Harrods ehh! Do you get any special discounts for N gauge stuff??
No rush for a meeting if you're busy. One of the nice things about retirement is that there is more time to organise things - no panic - no hassle (apart from SWMBO's to do list) and time to get further progress on the layout.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2015, 06:01:21 PM »
Still making track laying progress between chores and telly! - as I expected this is a long job. I've now completed a number of points and associated track. Its getting easier now and the number of mistakes and rework is decreasing.
Took a day out to buy a Farish Ivatt 2-6-2 Tank from Alton Model Centre and to test it on my 'local' N gauge society Berkshire area group.. http://bagladdies.weebly.com/
I've decided to buy all my future locos at Alton Model centre as they let you try them out and choose the best runner and also to avoid buying the duds. Excellent and helpful service. A bit more expensive than online but you get a loco that works to your satisfaction and you don't have the hassle of sending duds back for replacement or refund.
That's got to be worth a couple of quid yes..??
I'll post piccies when track laying is complete.
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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2015, 07:07:29 PM »
I look forward to the updates. The GF Ivatt 2-6-2Ts are very nice models.

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Re: North Hampshire preserved railway
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2015, 09:47:47 PM »
I've decided to buy all my future locos at Alton Model centre as they let you try them out and choose the best runner and also to avoid buying the duds. Excellent and helpful service. A bit more expensive than online but you get a loco that works to your satisfaction and you don't have the hassle of sending duds back for replacement or refund.
That's got to be worth a couple of quid yes..??
I'll post piccies when track laying is complete.

 :hellosign: Bob, yes I totally agree & looking forward to pictures.
regards Derek.
 

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