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Hi and welcome to my layout thread 8N, some of you might of seen this before in, it’s original plan was in O gauge but due to the size it was becoming I started to loose interest and my mojo was disappearing rapidly, so after four years I decided to jump back down to 4mm. The scenic side of things will be around 12’-14’ and around 3’ wide. Track is C&L bull head flexi with all points and slip hand built using ply sleepers and exactoscale chairs, the layout is dcc using an ECoS controller.

The layout itself is based on Edge Hill diesel servicing point in the mid 60’s in that transition period of wonderful liveries. The original plan was to model it as closely as possible to Edge Hill although I started getting a bit carried away obsessed with it to get it as accurate as possible which let’s face it isn’t easy in model form. So the other week I decided to just model what makes me happy rather than doing my best to replicate an actual place.

The layout is kind of in two sections, with two raised lines at the back which cross over the front of the depot acting as a scenic break. There is also access to the shed off these lines dropping down as well as three sidings used as a stabling point for AC locos and a line branching off to off scene carriage sidings.

I will get a track plan posted shortly but here’s a few photos for now.
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Finally had a couple of hours to myself so I’ve been working out the positioning of the track on the second board, there will be three points and a single slip on the raised embankment. I’ve also done a short video of my current fleet.

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Thanks very much, that’s one if my aims to get flowing track and I was particularly happy with the 86 weathering albeit it’s only a very light dusting of dirt unlike most the others haha. Although I’ll probably regret it I started on the next set of points probably not the wisest of ideas when I’m up at 0330 for work :rolleyes:
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Starting big projects when you've got work the next day is the best time....! (or so I tell my other half.....)
I was in bed by ten but still wide awake around midnight, getting up at 0330 wasn’t easy, good job I love going to work :LOL:
 

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Hi David I’m a member of the EM gauge society (I dabbled in em for a bit) so I get my exactoscale chairs etc from them, I think the scale four society also sells them but again you have to be a member.

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So after realising the other night that the Templot of printed off was not to scale :rolleyes: I had to re-calibrate the printer and start again. So that was yesterday’s task, today I’ve finished the woodwork for the raised section on board number two, which included the start of the line which drops down into the depot
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Another posed pic from the other day and, finally a rather poor track plan
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Looking good!

What is the gradient on the incline at the rear? It looks fairly gentle in the first photo, but the lens compression on the 2nd certainly 'steepens' it...!

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Cameron.
Hi Cameron the incline on the original Edge Hill was 1:28 so quite steep this won’t be quite as harsh though as I want it to be as prototypical as I can get as I’ll have a breakdown train to drag up the incline 😉

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
This is getting interesting Paul, (it is Paul?).

Your tracklaying looks really good and will lift your layout up in quality. It's tempting to follow down the track making route.

Best regards .................. Greyvoices (alias John)
Evening John, (yep it is Paul) I can’t recommend track building enough it’s very therapeutic once you get the hang of it. When I was modelling in 7mm I was building all the track but I’ve compromised on this layout as C&L’s flexi is really good.

Thanks again

Paul
 
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