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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #270 on: March 30, 2018, 10:26:18 AM »
The pannier may have strayed onto Southern Region metals, Chris ;)
They are apt to wander.

Complete with BR / Hawksworth autocoaches, 64xx (as well as 14xx) auto tanks did run on ex-SR lines West Country lines transferred from BR SR to BR WR before dieselisation and closure.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #271 on: March 30, 2018, 01:32:03 PM »
However, shouldn't the hut door be dark brown rather than green?

Ah, that is because I mislaid, or threw away with the bath water, the brass etches that had the window, door and gable ends for this Kestrel Model. So I improvised (see my motto) and used a bit of an old Metcalf roof vent, I think it is an OK door.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #272 on: April 16, 2018, 10:36:48 AM »
The two DCC fitted M7s that are shown HERE on Ensbourne being tested, in the background just for @Chris in Prague and @Newportnobby

The pannier may have strayed onto Southern Region metals, Chris ;)
They are apt to wander.


Complete with BR / Hawksworth autocoaches, 64xx (as well as 14xx) auto tanks did run on ex-SR lines West Country lines transferred from BR SR to BR WR before dieselisation and closure.




To give the Hornby Railmaster that is being used for Bexhill West to Crowhurst (Same link as above Reply #15) a work out I have created the Ensbourne track plan, next step is to transfer the Railmaster software to my XP laptop and run it.


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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #273 on: April 16, 2018, 04:10:30 PM »
Thank you, Colin. The two M7s look very good, as does the 14xx plus autocoach.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #274 on: April 20, 2018, 08:39:52 AM »
Now that I almost exclusively operate the layout from the front I cannot see what is happening on the rear main tracks as they are now below my line of sight.



I have for some time had a El Cheepo hard wired security camera and also a redundant TV monitor.

Solution, remove the camera innards from the weatherproof case.



And mount it through the retaining wall.



I can now see the trains in the cutting. The camera also has a microphone so I can also hear the trains running past.





To finish it off I will rebuild that section of wall as a refuge.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #275 on: April 20, 2018, 08:52:46 AM »
Love it!  :thumbsup:

Those video shots of that cutting immediately bring to mind Eric Treacey's photos of the climb from Liverpool Lime Street (a favourite location of his, apparently).

Like the video camera installation too.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #276 on: April 20, 2018, 09:47:24 AM »
A very nifty solution to the problem with the bonus of a great viewing angle of your trains :thumbsup:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #277 on: April 20, 2018, 11:54:07 AM »
Brilliant!
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« Reply #278 on: April 20, 2018, 12:56:12 PM »
A very nifty solution to the problem with the bonus of a great viewing angle of your trains :thumbsup:
:hellosign:  Gotta agree 2x   :thumbsup:
       regards Derek.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #279 on: April 26, 2018, 09:02:42 PM »
Another excellent idea to be filed for future use! Thanks and  :greatpicturessign:

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #280 on: May 16, 2018, 07:34:18 AM »
I finished off the camera in reply #274 by disguising it as a refuge.






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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #281 on: May 16, 2018, 08:14:59 AM »
This layout thread started on 23rd Feb 2015, that is over three years ago!
I am on the home straight now and as I had to move the layout anyway I decided to weigh it, after all it was always as much about the weight as anything else.

Item 10 of my opening post of this Topic:
Needs to be light weight.
And item 15
Baseboard(s) will be light, movable, easy and quick to construct.

Left hand board is 1060mm * 900mm (3ft 6in * 3ft) weighs in at approximately 8 kg. (17 pounds).





Right hand board is 900mm * 900mm (3ft * 3ft) weighs in at approximately 6 kg (13 pounds).

 

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The loose bits, terminus canopy, junction station, footbridge, vehicles etc are removed before handling the layout, because when upending it they could fall off.

There is not much else to do other than some tinkering around the edges and a little bit of work on the RH back scene. I will be posting updates as I carry out the various items of the completion works.

 As this saga is drawing to a close it is with regret  :'( that I will be disposing of this layout when completed which will be during the autumn of this year.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #282 on: May 16, 2018, 09:02:18 AM »
Thanks for the update, Colin. Good to see that it has nearly finished but sorry that it will then be sold.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #283 on: May 16, 2018, 09:56:31 AM »
A great shame the layout will be sold. Will you be creating another?

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #284 on: May 16, 2018, 05:26:51 PM »
A very interesting perspective on the layout - sorry you'll be getting rid of it - but more room for a new one?

Cheers  :beers:

 

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