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Long time lurker from Bristol
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:47:48 AM »
Good morning

I'm a long term lurker, turned long time registered lurker  :)

I am registered on another forum where I began my builds. I'm unsure whether I'm allowed to link to my builds on another forum, but luckily I uploaded the photos of the builds on to Flickr, and I'm sure I am allowed to link to them.


My main layout I started to ballast before it got tidied away one Christmas, and there it has lain for the last two to three years.

My second 'layout' started as an idea for a small shunting layout, and I actually progressed to adding green stuff thanks to a forum competition! That one has currently been living in a box under the bed for the last year or so.


I have seen many great layouts on here, and I hope by registering (and the current pandemic) I can re-find my mojo to continue.

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 11:50:54 AM »
Welcome aboard Roganty from Brizzle.
I get up there every other Saturday for the football (from Cornwall by train).
Well I did until a few weeks back.
Anyway, enjoy the forum.
Plenty of help and advice on here.
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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 11:52:11 AM »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign: :photospleasesign:
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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 01:20:53 PM »
Welcome aboard my luvver, from a former Bristolian of half a century who now lurks in West Cornwall.
 
I live a few miles from Port Perran and we meet up from time to time.
Anyway, I'm sure you will find this forum Gert lush, with the wealth of information and help that can be had.

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 01:42:49 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum roganty.  As you have seen, there are some talented and knowledgeable people on the forum.
David.
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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 01:47:17 PM »
Welcome aboard Roganty from Brizzle.
Welcome aboard my luvver, from a former Bristolian of half a century who now lurks in West Cornwall.

Thanks guy's. It's strange, but I thought the Brizzle accent only came out when speaking  :D

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 01:52:22 PM »
:hellosign: :welcomesign: :photospleasesign:

I've provided the links to Flickr in my original post, but who am I to disappoint!?

Main layout, pre-ballasting. There is still some track to lay in the middle, but all in good time.
The viaduct (in time) will disguise a hinge.

P1030147 by Anthony, on Flickr

Shunting layout.

P1040027 by Anthony, on Flickr

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 01:53:44 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum roganty.  As you have seen, there are some talented and knowledgeable people on the forum.

Thank you  :thumbsup:

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 02:02:04 PM »
Hi roganty, and welcome aboard :wave:
Are you setting your layout in any particular location/era?

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2020, 02:07:34 PM »
Welcome aboard.

Both layouts look very good.  I really like your use of the viaduct as a hinge.

Best wishes.

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2020, 10:23:56 AM »
Hi roganty, and welcome aboard :wave:
Are you setting your layout in any particular location/era?
Thank you, and no, no and nope  :D

So far I have "gone west, oop t'north, everywhere and south" for my loco's and so my location could be anywhere  ;D

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2020, 10:48:41 AM »
Welcome aboard.

Both layouts look very good.  I really like your use of the viaduct as a hinge.

Thanks, the original idea was for a 'portable' foldable layout that I could hide somewhere in the house.
One out of three isn't bad!

There will be a piano hinge along the top of the viaduct (and a removable railway/canal scene (tbd)) but at 6" high (12" - excluding the base when folded) it certainly isn't very hide-able (hidable!?).


The picture frame layout came about because I'd seen all these great little layouts, and I had some spare points. I just happened to come across an old broken Ikea picture, and, as they say, the rest is history!

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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2020, 10:56:40 AM »
G'day from Australia, roganty, long time lurker from Bristol, and welcome to the NGF!  :beers:
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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2020, 12:32:18 PM »
Welcome aboard roganty! :wave:
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Re: Long time lurker from Bristol
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 12:46:48 PM »

So far I have "gone west, oop t'north, everywhere and south" for my loco's and so my location could be anywhere  ;D

Whilst I do admire the work and thought put into layouts based on real locations and eras etc., to me your mindset is the way to go.  :thumbsup:. I have no idea where Averingcliffe is set, although it is somewhere in England.  ;)
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