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Author Topic: Kimbolted - the layout room  (Read 79918 times)

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2012, 08:45:18 AM »
 :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy:
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2012, 09:52:01 PM »
Nice to see you've made a good start, looking forward to seeing its progress, looks promising, you'll just have to take early retirement so you can crack on  ;D   ;D   ;D

Caz

That was my plan too.

That I can thoroughly recommend! I packed up at half past 63 and have enjoyed every minute of freedom since.  :claphappy:

Pics look great. Can't wait to see the next lot.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #77 on: October 05, 2012, 01:53:21 AM »
Looking real good Mike and like the others have said nice to see you getting into it  :thumbsup: keep the pictures coming mate coz it looks like you have something real good going on there  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #78 on: October 27, 2012, 09:59:38 PM »
I've started replacing all the code 80 I originally used with code 55 to avoid the 'step' difference and improve the running. The branch line fiddle yard now has 2 tracks laid.
By jury rigging some electrical connection I have managed to have at least 4 trains operational. Nothing is connected through switches yet as it was purely to see what ran OK through the point work and to assuage my need to see things running :-[
So far I have run a class 108, class 25, class 42 from Farish, a 14xx from Dapol and Minitrix Britannia, 9F and 2-6-2T. Everything runs just fine, bearing in mind it's just ole DC run through cab control (eventually). All points are Peco small/medium radius.
The only problem I have is that my Minitrix Brit slows down on the straights and speeds up on the bends - any clues anyone :confused2:

Sorry there are no pics but it's still just tracks on boards at present  :sorrysign:
I'm really looking forward to getting more of the plan up and running, but for a single bloke there seems to be too much else crowding my time :scowl:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2012, 10:08:18 PM »
Sorry there are no pics but it's still just tracks on boards at present  :sorrysign:
I'm really looking forward to getting more of the plan up and running, but for a single bloke there seems to be too much else crowding my time :scowl:

According to forum reports, could that be anything to do with all the beer and cheese you seem to be consuming.   :laughabovepost:   :P

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2012, 10:11:09 PM »
what  ??? no photos  :o  :o

good to hear you have made some good progress and have go to run a few locos  :claphappy:
sorry i cant be of any help regarding the Minitrix Brit but i am sure someone will be along to help soon  :hmmm:

as for too much crowding your time you now have to resist the urge to run your locos  :D

dave  :thumbsup:

PS i agree with whiteswan regarding the beer and cheese theory  :-X

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2012, 02:52:53 PM »
Not guilty regarding cheese (where did that come from ???) but hands up to the ale :whiteflag: :-[

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #82 on: October 28, 2012, 02:55:42 PM »
Not guilty regarding cheese (where did that come from ???) but hands up to the ale :whiteflag: :-[

Probably from upnicks edible trucks thread  :P

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2013, 02:29:25 PM »
Not strictly layout construction but I wanted to keep everything in one place so.......
Some folks don't like Lyddle End stuff but I bought these ages ago with the layout in mind and reckon they'll look pretty good when weathered and vegetated ( :confused1:)





Played a bit more today and got my ACE out (they can't touch you for it :-X)





The Atlantic Coast Express breezes by on the up line of the higher level

http://s1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/Kimbolted/?action=view&current=ACE3.mp4


Thanks for looking :)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 06:49:58 PM by scotsoft, Reason: Additional picture removed by Help the Bemused and Bewildered. »

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2013, 02:43:58 PM »
Very good Newportnobby.  If I was into steam then that's a train I'd like to run.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #85 on: January 05, 2013, 02:45:38 PM »
Very good Newportnobby.  If I was into steam then that's a train I'd like to run.

I seem to recall I pipped you to the post buying it from another member :-[ ;)

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #86 on: January 05, 2013, 03:08:35 PM »
I really like those buildings too..... :thumbsup:
As you say once they are weathered and set into their surroundings they will look great.
Enjoyed the vid......Short but sweet.....(did i really say that about a kettle vid.?....next thing you know i will be buying that Dapol Q1 i keep looking at and another Pannier Tank.........i must be coming down with something)....... :confused1:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #87 on: January 05, 2013, 03:10:41 PM »
Thanks DS :thumbsup:
Nice to know steamers are starting to tickle your fancy :bounce:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2013, 04:42:05 PM »
Engine shed looks good and so does the Atlantic Express - on its way to the South Coast? I'll give it a wave as it passes through  :wave: :wave:
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #89 on: January 05, 2013, 05:38:27 PM »
they'll look pretty good when weathered and vegetated ( :confused1:)


And there we were thinking you were vegetating! good to see you've put knitting on the back burner!
Great pics and smashing vid  :thumbsup:
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