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Author Topic: Hurst Hill & Eddingford  (Read 17666 times)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #120 on: September 22, 2018, 12:14:02 PM »
High time for an update. 8-)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #121 on: September 22, 2018, 10:43:04 PM »
Looks great, Dave!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2018, 07:54:19 AM »
I recognise the factory building! You must have a lot of spare pipework laying around.  :)

Great looking layout.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #123 on: September 23, 2018, 08:50:17 AM »
Thanks for the kind words.

Not that much to update really as the summer has allowed us to be out and about. I'll start again soon now the weather is changing.

My attempts at further cab ride vids have stalled due to a faulty cube camera and not getting anywhere with a certain ebayer to send a replacement. Budget doesn't allow me to spend that much on a new one so cheap recommendations welcome.

The current plans are:

Have a thorough track clean although there's no real problem.

Remove any dust from buildings.

The track electrics at the yard end have to be finalised. Switches are in place, just joining their tails up with the right droppers - that'll be entertaining!

Struggling to be happy with the Peco TT. I do have a motorised alternative but it is a continental bit of kit rather that the UK well type, so dithering on what to do there.

Add a few more street lights (but hopefully avoid overdoing it).

Add people and animals.

Just remembered that the ballasting needs finishing and then there's the river. How long have I been saying that?  :-[

Photos when there's something new to share.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #124 on: September 23, 2018, 09:01:58 AM »
Dave, what brand is your European turntable?
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #125 on: September 23, 2018, 09:06:33 AM »
Dave, what brand is your European turntable?

Not sure, George. I'll have to look it out and let you know. Fleischmann perhaps?

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #126 on: September 23, 2018, 09:17:19 AM »
Well that's what I was thinking.... I've got one (uninstalled) which is an excellent bit of gear.

I had no luck with the Peco one either, but mind you, back in the day, there wasn't Arduino or MERG control systems around.

It can be made to look more English by the removal of the hut and other modifications.

Our very own Caz has one on her layout!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #127 on: November 01, 2018, 01:45:58 AM »
Not that much to update really as the summer has allowed us to be out and about. I'll start again soon now the weather is changing.
Dave G

Dave, I've enjoyed reading your thread. Now I must learn something about Hurst Hill & Eddingford (assuming they are real places; I suspect Eddingford is like my Wiltsbury). I like the L shaped layout and the diversity represented on it. I hope to achieve a little of the success you've already enjoyed. I don't know if your build rate is intentional or dictated by your other interests and commitments, but I suspect you take a lot of time imagining the possibilities before advancing to the next stage or task in your construction. That approach requires running the trains to test as many of the possibilities as possible.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #128 on: November 01, 2018, 07:00:55 AM »
Thank you, Leon, that's very kind of you.

I have to confess that my Hurst Hill is not connected to anywhere of the same name. It was made up when I first came back into N gauge and lived in cul de sac named Hurst Way. Eddingford is also fictitious and thought of when I decided I wanted a river.

Many hours were spent playing with AnyRail track planner before I settled on what there is now.

As for the build rate, that slowed down dramatically over the last 6/7 months. We've had a very warm summer and getting out and about has been out main activity. Now winter is upon us, I shall get back to modelling and running trains. My recently arrived City of Truro from UM is on the track with 6 GWR coaches and is currently the star attraction.

Good to read your posts and look forward to your next layout update.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #129 on: November 01, 2018, 07:33:11 AM »
Looking forward to Truro pics!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #130 on: November 01, 2018, 10:58:32 AM »
Looking forward to Truro pics!  :thumbsup:


Here you go:







and almost in focus!



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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #131 on: November 01, 2018, 11:01:35 AM »
Mate, they are wonderful pictures, and the layout is looking great too!  :thumbsup: :beers:

George
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2018, 09:25:56 PM »
Thanks for a great set of pictures. I look forward to the arrival of "City of Truro" at Cant Cove. Your layout is coming along very well.

 

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