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Offline Ensign Elliott

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Lostwithiel MkIII
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:05:53 PM »
Following on from the layout planning thread...

I've now finished decorating the spare room (just a little more glossing to do) and construction has started on the layout.

As I've said on the other thread, the layout will be based on Lostwithiel in Cornwall, with a main line continuous circuit and a representation of the station and adjacent sidings, up and down loops, dairy sidings and then a single track branch passing Golant halt en-route to the station and docks at Fowey. I'm contemplating adding in a Burngullow type clay works area on the main line - though I don't want it to be too "track heavy" so might leave this as double track section with surrounding countryside. Just need some more points now...

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 09:58:29 PM »
As someone who lives in a Burngullow I'll be following this with interest :thumbsup:

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 11:51:36 PM »
A very nice location to model.
I do have one issue in that you seem to have decorated your spare room in exactly the same colour scheme as mine - sky blue walls,  grey carpet and white woodwork...
I call it my play-room. The girlfriend expected me to have painted the walls red -the mind boggles as what sort of novels she reads. Still she did comment that being in there for any length of time is a far worse torture than any woman can bear for long...


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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 07:33:26 AM »
As someone who lives in a Burngullow I'll be following this with interest :thumbsup:
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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 08:55:09 AM »
Still she did comment that being in there for any length of time is a far worse torture than any woman can bear for long... 

Depends on the woman ;)

My other half would happily spend time in there as long as there are trains to play with :D


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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 08:56:02 AM »
A very nice location to model.
I do have one issue in that you seem to have decorated your spare room in exactly the same colour scheme as mine - sky blue walls,  grey carpet and white woodwork...
I call it my play-room. The girlfriend expected me to have painted the walls red -the mind boggles as what sort of novels she reads. Still she did comment that being in there for any length of time is a far worse torture than any woman can bear for long...


Cheers,
Paul

Ha, its also my play room! Though my fiance is lucky enough to have the largest of the spare rooms as her sewing room (which is painted red funnily enough) - yet still manages to complain that the layout in my room is "huge and takes up space which could have been put to better use!"

As someone who lives in a Burngullow I'll be following this with interest :thumbsup:

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 08:29:39 PM »
I really like the variety of running you will be able to do with "roundy roundy" part then nice terminus and shunting type areas. All bases covered basically very nice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 09:41:56 PM »
Could I recommend the train sim route for this area produced by Creative Rail - full of atmosphere (albeit drastically reduced from what was once there!).

You get the chance to take a full length train of CDA hoppers  (or the little clay hoods) all the way from the driers to Lostwithiel then down the branch to Fowey.

Might add a lot to your model interpretation of the area

Best

Adrian

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 03:19:23 PM »
takes up space which could have been put to better use!

Better use? :confused2:

She jests, surely...

Seriously though, you could say that chests of draws or other storage could fit under it. Mine was specifically designed to stand over a chest of draws.
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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 08:57:28 AM »
takes up space which could have been put to better use!

Better use? :confused2:

She jests, surely...

Seriously though, you could say that chests of draws or other storage could fit under it. Mine was specifically designed to stand over a chest of draws.

That's the plan. I have some drawers and cupboards put aside ready to go under the layout - mainly for stock storage but I expect various bolts of fabric will find themselves stored there too!


Could I recommend the train sim route for this area produced by Creative Rail - full of atmosphere (albeit drastically reduced from what was once there!).

You get the chance to take a full length train of CDA hoppers  (or the little clay hoods) all the way from the driers to Lostwithiel then down the branch to Fowey.

Might add a lot to your model interpretation of the area

Best

Adrian

That sounds great. I did try the original Train Sim years ago but wasn't very impressed with the graphics. I expect they are much better now. Do you have a link to the route?

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 04:04:21 PM »
Hi

I think you'd find the Sim has moved on a lot since the early days of Railworks!!

If you do have a legal copy of the game, I'm not certain, but it may upgrade itself when you login........ worth a try

Failing that, there's no need to pay full price - twice a year Steam have a sale that includes the rail sim and DLC is offered at whopping discounts.  I believe the next big sale is scheduled to start June 11th

As for Lostwithiel ....................

the route is covered by a third party company called Creative Rail - "China Clay for Export" is the route name and I see it's currently on a very good discount!

http://www.creativerail.co.uk/products/train-simulator-2013/china-clay-for-export

hope this works for you

you're welcome to PM me if you get involved though I have to say I have become a bit rusty on the Sim since discovering N gauge a few months ago!!!

Kind regards

adrian

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2015, 08:17:09 PM »
Great start,  lots of operating potential,  will be following your developments with interest

Cheers

Paul

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 08:08:16 PM »
Not done a great deal on the layout recently (too much time running trains!) but here are a few pics with how its progressed recently.

Fowey station, the docks and harbour area

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The Fowey branch and what will eventually be Golant

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Lostwithiel station

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EWS 66 with CDAs in the down loop ready to make the trip to Fowey.

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The general layout

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 09:01:35 PM »
Very nice to see progress on what will be a superb layout; already plenty of operating interest.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2015, 09:23:49 PM »
Thanks for the update.
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