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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #930 on: July 18, 2019, 08:33:08 PM »
All the best layouts have a Land Rover   :D

They certainly do  :D


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #931 on: July 19, 2019, 01:38:22 PM »

They certainly do  :D


Nice Series 1s!

Will have to get another and do a light blue respray.  :hmmm:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #932 on: July 19, 2019, 01:40:31 PM »
Level Crossing accesories being made finally...




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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #933 on: July 19, 2019, 02:24:47 PM »
Hang on a sec..... if we all have Land Rovers on our layouts, rather than Mercedes G-Wagons, does that mean our layouts are actually British, without our realising it?!  :hmmm::D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #934 on: July 19, 2019, 04:35:49 PM »
Test fitting the first barrier. Probably a little over scale, but they'll do!

Next is base coat spray painting and then red and whiting.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #935 on: July 19, 2019, 08:34:58 PM »
Hang on a sec..... if we all have Land Rovers on our layouts, rather than Mercedes G-Wagons, does that mean our layouts are actually British, without our realising it?!  :hmmm::D

Nah, If you look closely you will see that mine is left hand drive. :)
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #936 on: July 19, 2019, 09:53:00 PM »
Hang on a sec..... if we all have Land Rovers on our layouts, rather than Mercedes G-Wagons, does that mean our layouts are actually British, without our realising it?!  :hmmm::D

Nah, If you look closely you will see that mine is left hand drive. :)

LOL - more concerningly the tax disc is overdue.... :D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #937 on: July 20, 2019, 09:17:26 AM »
Test fitting the first barrier. Probably a little over scale, but they'll do!

Next is base coat spray painting and then red and whiting.




Great start Matt. Will the Globibahn electronics engineers be using their newly found skills to create some flashing lights for the crossing? I know how much you like lights on your layout.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #938 on: July 20, 2019, 12:40:31 PM »

Great start Matt. Will the Globibahn electronics engineers be using their newly found skills to create some flashing lights for the crossing? I know how much you like lights on your layout.

Thanks John,

That's a great idea - I'll certainly pass it on to the Globibahn electronics engineers! :D

Meanwhile, I was getting bugged by the barriers being overscale. So these have now been re-done with thick wire rather than cocktail sticks.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #939 on: July 20, 2019, 09:54:35 PM »

Great start Matt. Will the Globibahn electronics engineers be using their newly found skills to create some flashing lights for the crossing? I know how much you like lights on your layout.
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Meanwhile, I was getting bugged by the barriers being overscale. So these have now been re-done with thick wire rather than cocktail sticks.




Yes Matt, I agree.
Although I thought the originals were OK, these do look better. Less chunky. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #940 on: July 20, 2019, 10:55:10 PM »

Yes Matt, I agree.
Although I thought the originals were OK, these do look better. Less chunky. :thumbsup:

Cheers John! I've started painting them now, hopefully improving them further.

I have to say, I can't believe how tricky it is doing the level crossing. Especially as it's on a tight curve its really tricky getting the holes for positioniong the barriers right - and these have to be lined up with road markings etc.

It's been plenty to keep me occupied!

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« Reply #941 on: July 21, 2019, 03:47:48 PM »
The barriers have been in the Globibahn spray shop...



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #942 on: July 22, 2019, 12:39:39 PM »
Test positioning the first barrier...



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #943 on: July 24, 2019, 11:39:36 PM »
Hi Matt,

Bit late to the Land Rover party but thought us 'continental' folk should stick together as we are few but strong....

20190724_220305 by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr

A few Spanish wines and the picture looks better  ;)

Loving your layout. Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #944 on: July 27, 2019, 09:04:43 PM »

Loving your layout. Keep up the good work.


Thanks Weave, it's ticking along ok!

LOL I'm surprised by how many MK1s seem to have sneaked onto people's layouts! They seem as popular in model form as in they are in real life.

Cheers
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