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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #285 on: November 19, 2019, 08:30:59 AM »
Sounds great fun Alec.
Can we see a video of your trains running please?
Thanks
Martin
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #286 on: November 19, 2019, 06:13:37 PM »
Sounds great fun Alec.
Can we see a video of your trains running, please?
Thanks
Martin

I second that motion!
(get it? motion - trains running! Oh please yourselves  :D)

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #287 on: November 19, 2019, 06:30:47 PM »
@port perran and @GreyWolf  will try to make a new video soon but I've still only got the cheapy £15 camera and I don't have any decent video editing software.

For the minute post 224 on page 15 and post 253 on page 17 remain as the only videos of my layout, but watch this space, as they say.

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« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 06:36:34 PM by Invicta Alec »
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #288 on: November 19, 2019, 06:39:17 PM »
... I don't have any decent video editing software.

Hi Alec, I use hit film express [https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express] which is free and quite good ... once you get used to it.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #289 on: November 19, 2019, 06:46:03 PM »
Merci loup gris, je vais vérifier.

 :thankyousign:

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #290 on: November 19, 2019, 08:37:44 PM »
... After all isn't this the whole point of the hobby? All that wiring, scenery making and general messing around is all done with the aim of sitting back and just watching your trains, isn't it?
Alec.

Yes; I firmly believe that is the case.  There is certainly much pleasure to be had from 'messing around' but, to me, a layout comes to life when a train runs.

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« Reply #291 on: November 19, 2019, 09:13:44 PM »
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  Got to agree Alec, running trains is No 1, enjoy  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #292 on: December 06, 2019, 04:20:38 PM »
Card kits

I'm a big fan of Metcalfe's card kits. My layout has a fair few scattered about. Terraced houses, station buildings and platforms, school, shops and church etc.
My layout is "L" shaped. The Saxon Street end is old world with its terraced housing, alleyways between shops and pub.
Typical of old streets many of us would have walked down when we were kids. I had the idea though that the other end of the layout would be a little more modern.
More of a 1980s (give or take) feel. Its here I feel that Metcalfe misses sales opportunities. As good as they are, it has to be said that the range lacks modernity.
I have managed to find some card 1970s semis by another manufacturer and a laser cut mdf block of flats that could be anything from the 1960s - 1980s.

I came up with the idea of making a supermarket and seeing nothing commercially available I thought I'd have a go at scratch building something.
In honesty what started out as an interesting project became a bit of a chore. Several times I almost chucked it in the bin, admitting that my fading skills were not up to the task.

My main error was trying to make the main structure out of the wrong thickness of card. (I'd have done better to have used plasticard I think).
On a few occasions I said to myself, "its not good enough, bin it" but I soldiered on.





If Metcalfe do decide to make a supermarket or some more modern shops then my effort will be discarded. I haven't stuck it down!

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #293 on: December 06, 2019, 04:31:50 PM »
There's nowt wrong with that Alec. A very nice build. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #294 on: December 06, 2019, 06:16:25 PM »
Reminiscent of the Sainsburys  down the road from us in the town, Alec  :)
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #295 on: December 06, 2019, 06:27:44 PM »
Congratulations, Alec; that's a great job nicely done.

I think a strange thing happens with small-scale models - an unattractive prototype can make a very nice model.  John Sutton once remarked on this phenomenon in his chosen scale of 3mm.  I think it is even more marked in our 2mm.

Well done and best wishes.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #296 on: December 06, 2019, 06:35:20 PM »
Reminiscent of the Sainsburys  down the road from us in the town, Alec  :)

Yes, that's what I based it on Nick. In trying to make one I appreciate the cleverness of the design of the original in Folkestone.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #297 on: December 06, 2019, 08:11:58 PM »
There's nowt wrong with that Alec. A very nice build. :thumbsup:
Got to agree, nice modelling Alec
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #298 on: December 06, 2019, 08:15:24 PM »
Another vote for a job well done.
Looks spiffing to me.
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #299 on: December 06, 2019, 09:03:28 PM »
one more vote from me, I think it looks good, I would happily have it on my layout if you don't want it. may have a problem getting it the other side of the world in one piece, but it would look good.
cheers
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