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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #630 on: June 09, 2016, 06:48:56 PM »
Scary steriods!

I understand that the Dapol N gauge valanced A4s are on their way but I'm going to be exceptionally good and pretend I don't know that! :worried:

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #631 on: June 09, 2016, 07:45:36 PM »

Quick, that A4 has been exposed to radiation!

Skyline2uk

Or maybe genetically modified  :worried:
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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #632 on: June 09, 2016, 08:48:02 PM »
Something not quite right here. Just can't seem to put my finger on it!

Mallardzilla :D

Quick, that A4 has been exposed to radiation!

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #633 on: June 09, 2016, 08:51:50 PM »
Scary steriods!

I understand that the Dapol N gauge valanced A4s are on their way but I'm going to be exceptionally good and pretend I don't know that! :worried:

Dave G
The A4 class have always been a favourite of mine. Ill have one gracing my layout before Long. :thumbsup:

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #634 on: June 09, 2016, 08:55:59 PM »
Quote
Mallardzilla :D

Ha!

That's a film I would watch  ;D

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #635 on: June 12, 2016, 02:45:20 PM »
 :hellosign: this will probably be my last post for a while. I'm finding trying to load any images onto the forum so frustrating. I'm getting fed up seeing the error message " you don't have permission to upload this image to your gallery"
I will still be posting onto the new railway modellers forum though, as I don't have any issues posting updates.
It's been a number of weeks having difficulties, but hopefully I can return once it's finally resolved. :thankyousign:

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #636 on: June 12, 2016, 02:59:57 PM »
Sorry to hear your leaving us Marcus even if only for a while, Don't leave for good though, by the way it took me over a year or more to learn how to put photos in my folder with several members help, but I managed to put two new folders and a new photo into one of my existing folders with no help at all with the new system .I'm sure if you persisted you will get the hang of it I found it was a lot easier.
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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #637 on: June 12, 2016, 03:30:58 PM »
:hellosign: this will probably be my last post for a while. I'm finding trying to load any images onto the forum so frustrating. I'm getting fed up seeing the error message " you don't have permission to upload this image to your gallery"
I will still be posting onto the new railway modellers forum though, as I don't have any issues posting updates.
It's been a number of weeks having difficulties, but hopefully I can return once it's finally resolved. :thankyousign:
Sorry you are having problems Marcus, we'll look into it for you  :pmsign:
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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #638 on: June 12, 2016, 05:12:49 PM »
I think I've work out what I was doing wrong. Just a few snaps of work carried out on layout, platform canopies came out better than I thought. Final droppers wired up, this made a huge difference to operating satisfaction, fiddly, but well worth it. My crane arrived from China, nice detail, perfect for helping build turbines. The station entrance will be changed thx to a few points by Chris in Prague, so that's what I'll be concentrating on next.  :beers:








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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #639 on: June 12, 2016, 05:18:19 PM »
Thanks, Marcus, for another excellent set of photos. Glad to be of help with the station entrance area.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #640 on: June 12, 2016, 05:19:27 PM »
Sorry to hear your leaving us Marcus even if only for a while, Don't leave for good though, by the way it took me over a year or more to learn how to put photos in my folder with several members help, but I managed to put two new folders and a new photo into one of my existing folders with no help at all with the new system .I'm sure if you persisted you will get the hang of it I found it was a lot easier.
Bob
all sorted I think now Bob. :beers:

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #641 on: June 12, 2016, 05:53:20 PM »
Thanks, Marcus, for another excellent set of photos. Glad to be of help with the station entrance area.
I found this on the net. Do you think something similar but with larger frontage, maybe incorporating a small car park area may be more suitable?


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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #642 on: June 12, 2016, 06:29:42 PM »
Hi Marcus, yes, that would work. There were stations which had a Station Road sloping up to the station entrance from lower ground when the station was built on a line which was running on an embankment, for example. The key is to imagine how the land was shaped BEFORE the railway was built through the local landscape. In real life, very few areas of ground are completely flat. There are, usually, slopes up or down.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #643 on: June 12, 2016, 06:46:13 PM »
Hi Marcus, yes, that would work. There were stations which had a Station Road sloping up to the station entrance from lower ground when the station was built on a line which was running on an embankment, for example. The key is to imagine how the land was shaped BEFORE the railway was built through the local landscape. In real life, very few areas of ground are completely flat. There are, usually, slopes up or down.
This, I think will probably be the most difficult part of build to get right. I don't want to go overboard with buildings on this part of layout, I fancy just the station with a few small hills, although I'm not sure what to have placed by the two sidings.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #644 on: June 12, 2016, 07:06:35 PM »
To keep the land for sidings level, the land they were laid on was either built up on an embankment or dug out of the ground with surrounding banks but don't forget to allow for road access. 8-)

Here is a very good example of a station area built INTO the landscape:

http://trainslayouts.co.vu/diypdfplans/wp-content/upload/2013/12/train/good-model-train-scenery.jpg

 

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