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Offline Marcus Amison

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #675 on: August 05, 2016, 10:08:28 PM »
 :hellosign: I just thought I'd mention a visit today. I won some trees off eBay and went to collect from sellers house. Whilst there, he introduced me to his layout....OMG!! Absolutely stunning. I have never seen so much detail in a layout than what I was shown today. The whole layout was controlled by computer using fibre optics. It's looked like something out of the star ship enterprise, the optics under the board were just one mass of flickering lights and as for the control panel? Unbelievable. All the trains returned to their start point and then he simply instigated any number of programs, then you watched in ore. Class 08 shunters preparing and organising wagons utilising electro magnets, then watching it returning to its shed, then wagons collected ready for mainline use, all carried out as per the program. It took over 5 years to program all the different operations at a cost of over 11000. Simply put, it blew me away.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #676 on: August 05, 2016, 10:33:55 PM »
I am not surprised you were blown away - 5 years and 11000  :o :goggleeyes:
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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #677 on: August 05, 2016, 10:38:09 PM »
I am not surprised you were blown away - 5 years and 11000  :o :goggleeyes:
a true work of art.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #678 on: August 06, 2016, 09:27:27 AM »
Makes my effort sound very amateurish shame you didn't have your camera with you and you could have shared some photos with us all.
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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #679 on: August 06, 2016, 06:35:42 PM »
:hellosign: I just thought I'd mention a visit today. I won some trees off eBay and went to collect from sellers house. Whilst there, he introduced me to his layout....OMG!! Absolutely stunning. I have never seen so much detail in a layout than what I was shown today. The whole layout was controlled by computer using fibre optics. It's looked like something out of the star ship enterprise, the optics under the board were just one mass of flickering lights and as for the control panel? Unbelievable. All the trains returned to their start point and then he simply instigated any number of programs, then you watched in ore. Class 08 shunters preparing and organising wagons utilising electro magnets, then watching it returning to its shed, then wagons collected ready for mainline use, all carried out as per the program. It took over 5 years to program all the different operations at a cost of over 11000. Simply put, it blew me away.

Sounds like my kind of layout, don't think I've spend even half of that, at least I hope so.   :uneasy:

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #680 on: August 06, 2016, 09:03:22 PM »
My mrs would go mad if she new what I have spent, although she now knows the price of my next loco for my birthday, maybe I should have bought it on the quiet and said nothing. Do you have the same problems has us fellas Caz or maybe you are your own boss, sorry not being nosey, just tell me to b****r off if you want. I look at it this way I do not smoke I hardly ever drink I have given up my motorbike, I need some pleasure now I have retired.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #681 on: August 07, 2016, 09:21:18 PM »
Do you have the same problems has us fellas Caz or maybe you are your own boss, sorry not being nosey, just tell me to b****r off if you want. I look at it this way I do not smoke I hardly ever drink I have given up my motorbike, I need some pleasure now I have retired.

Oh yes, exactly the same problem, manage to collect from post box when other half at work.   ;) 

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #682 on: September 11, 2016, 02:33:58 PM »
 :hellosign: just a little update on the progress of the scenery. Whilst we still have warm weather I'm concentrating on as much detailing that needs the nice warm sun, iE, glueing. Im adding a few more detailing items purchased from the N gauge show visited yesterday and spreading those around accordingly. I'll be posting another video onto YouTube shortly, so I'll post link when that's done. :beers:








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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #683 on: September 11, 2016, 02:37:58 PM »
Looking good Marcus.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #684 on: September 11, 2016, 03:22:24 PM »
Excellent work, Marcus. Looking very good.

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #685 on: September 11, 2016, 03:23:38 PM »
Nice curves!  :thumbsup:

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #686 on: September 11, 2016, 03:47:19 PM »
Smashing.
Like it a lot.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #687 on: September 11, 2016, 04:09:11 PM »
Fantastic work from the man supposedly having a crisis of confidence having seen Kato track!

The standard you have achieved would have probably been possible with Kato, but would have taken more work to achieve scenically and I am sure others will agree.

Please keep pictures and videos coming

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #688 on: September 11, 2016, 05:44:39 PM »
As a first build it's remarkable what you have achieved :claphappy:
Mind you, I'd have used electrofrog points ;)

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Re: My first model railway build.
« Reply #689 on: September 11, 2016, 08:07:19 PM »
As a first build it's remarkable what you have achieved :claphappy:
Mind you, I'd have used electrofrog points ;)
At the point of beginning the build, I was a tad naive between Electrofrog points and insulfrog. But yes, had I known, I also would have gone down the Electrofrog
 route. I have placed droppers before, middle and after each point so running performance is very satisfactory. I don't like the amount of black plastic on show but I'm hoping to minimise this once I weather the track and sleepers.

 

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