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Hi everyone here is the first update for this year in 2009.

These next few pictures are just to keep you all updated with how my layout is going!.
Please don't be shy all comments are welcome.

















Hope you liked them.

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Hi everyone, Just and update from my layout in the shed. I have changed it a bit as I am not really a end to end type of guy so I have removed a piece of furniture that was in the way and now have made one of the lines to go round the shed in a tail chaser way.

Here are some pics and there will be a short video at the end















Please feel free to make any comments you wish.

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Hi Brian
Actually the platform was longer originally and I had to shorten it because my steam loco's were fouling on the platform edge when they came over the point work. Would a double slip stop this happening? I was only going to use the short platform now for a 2 coach train or DMU (153 and 158).

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Here is a video (I hope) of my Royal Scot going round the newly extended layout.

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Look out for some more pictures and video's soon. And don't forget my garden railway thread!!

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Hi TomTank

Yes I got it working thanks to you mate


Believe it or not the layout is only about 11' X 7' in my shed. It's strange my brother can't believe it's only that big as he say's it looks a lot bigger on my video's. If you want to see more of my video's on youtube go to :-

http://www.youtube.com/madon37411

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Nice one mate
Keep an eye out soon then (Oh actually you will get an email notice of course when I add another one!)

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Nice thought there Andy but I think it would be too high and also (Not to get you too jealous!) the garden railway is quite big enough as it is. Actually that has given me a thought I must go and measure how long the track does go round!!.

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Don't know if anyone is out there but here is another update on my layout.

Mainly it is of the high level street scene.









Here is a picture of the disused line forming my "scenic break" for the station









Thanks for looking and please freely give comments!

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Hi and thanks for kind comments.

Thunderbird :-
My shed is 12 X 8 and my layout inside the shed is only 11 X 7. I use a good quality round type padlock. Here is a picture



I also had the shed made with NO windows increasing the security. You can line out the shed with 2" polystyrene sheets to keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Thanks for the tip on the corners of the card buildings I shall have to do that soon.

Steve :-
I don't tend to put extra reinforcing into the buildings as they seem to come with an adequate amount already!. Do you have any damp issues where your layout is?

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QUOTE (poliss @ 6 Apr 2009, 15:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The padlock might be great, but that bolt could be pried off in a couple of minutes, especially as it has 4 screws on the outside.

If you looked closely enough my friend you would see that in fact there are BOLTS holding the Bolt on and the latch part


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Many thanks for your kind words my friend. I do like your 'suggestion' but I'm not sure if it would work as the road is slightly higher than the track!

I will have to have a look at it and see what can be done and if I feel I could do it justice.

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QUOTE (The_Docster @ 6 Apr 2009, 21:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>By the way Good Work, wish mine was that far on!

Hi,
Thanks for the kind comments, How about you put some piccies on this section about your railway, I would love to see them!

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QUOTE (The_Docster @ 7 Apr 2009, 08:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>How do you find it out there? With a small convecter heater I find mine quite cosy. Although the wife thinks it needs a woman's touch. It's quite good because she has a real phobia about spiders of which there are many in this area so she doesn't come in much! He-he!


My shed is very cosy with the fire on. I am also kucky in the fact that not only my wife comes and brings me coffee/tea and biscuits but she also has even made the vegatable patch full of veggies. She is also very impressed with my layout which does give me a great boost (damn! I knew I shouldn't have mentioned chocolate, I have to go now and have some)


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QUOTE (wolverton bloomer @ 7 Apr 2009, 10:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Perhaps its more down to the modeller than the model?
Steve

I don't believe that for a second my friend!

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Hi Jonny,

Thank you for your very kind words. It is very heart warming to know that I have given someone else Inspiration to start a layout. Although most modellers like myself model layouts etc you our own tastes etc it is still great to hear other people appreciate my efforts.

Many thanks again and if you want any help in the future you only have to ask!

I'm sure you probably can tell I rather like class 37's hence my username!

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QUOTE (Doddsy @ 8 Apr 2009, 19:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is that 'Kimwipe' I spy, in the photy there? I have not seen that since I left the Army in '97! Blimey!

Hi Ian

I am assuming you mean the big roll of blue kitchen roll type stuff!!

WOW that's also amazing that you come from Shrewsbury! I have lived there since 1977 until moving to B/ham to be with my wife. Would love to know whereabouts you live in Shrewsbury but perhaps you could PM me and let me know? I know Shrewsbury like the back of my hand and will be returning to that great town as soon as the step- daughter has left home


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"Kimwipe" is the big blue roll of kitchen towel type stuff! I got it from my best mate who works in a nursing home.

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QUOTE (The_Docster @ 9 Apr 2009, 14:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We just call it Blue roll here!

Allright then!!!

I only call it blue roll aswell actually Alan, It was from another forum member not too many posts up from here that referred to it as "kimwipe".
Still it is rather good stuff.

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Thank you for that Britho. Now you say that it does make sense, Kimberley Clark is/was a big hygene supplies company.

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QUOTE (The_Docster @ 9 Apr 2009, 21:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What I liked and noticed (more than the kimwipe) was the warplane on the shelf are you in to the old airfix kits as well.
Hi Alan

Yes I am into the old Airfix kits, Well actually I am into military modelling aswell! Mainly Aircraft and Tanks. In fact if you look at the first page of this topic you will see I have incorporated an airfield in to my layout! I just love Hurricanes and Spitfires!!

If you are interested I can PM you a proper picture of it if you like, Or both as I have the Hurricane and FW190 in 1/24th scale!

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QUOTE (noblenoel @ 10 Apr 2009, 06:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi paul great layout just one point you could help me with how have you made your joints on your lifting section as I have the same idea but cannot get it right .any help would be great

regards Noel


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Hi Noel

It was fairly easy mate but here goes. Firstly make sure the lifting section (herein abbreviated as LS) 'fits' inside the to other fixed sections without catching. Secondly, The side that will NOT be hinged is suppoted by the same bracket as the ajoining fixed section. Make sure that the LS is level with the outer 2 boards, Then lay the track as you would normally (I have kept it on a straight which I feel is a little easier to do!). Now this is the hardest part really though still not too bad! Screw a brass screw as close as you can to the track and make sure is does not protrude higher than the track top! Then you have to solder the track sides to the top of the screws. This then makes them impossible to move. For the hinges I have just used ones from a Wilkinsons store to fit the gap available. Also from the same store I have used a small brass latching bolt (again do this BEFORE you cut through the rails).Then with a razor saw or mini drill cut through the track where the gap of the LS will be. I do hope this has helped you to get yours working better and please remember if you get stuck on anything just PM me and I will get back to you (You can even leave me your phone number if you like).

Here are some pictures to hopefully clarify my directions!









I do hope this helps you Noel

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Hi Mate
Thanks for your kind words.

My incline is 1:40 which is really a bit too steep! My loco's do go up it as they are only pulling a maximum of 5 wagons!

My advice to you would be to do an incline of NO less than 1:60! more if you have the room. I don't know if you know how to work out the ratio of 1:60 but just in case you didn't i will explain it. (sorry if you do but I just want to help you and don't mean to teach you to suck eggs!!)

Basically for every 1 that you want to travel upwards you need to go 60 forwards. I use inches so this is how I do it. From the start of your incline (the track that is still touching the baseboard) you need to count 60 inches then put the track ontop of a pice of wood etc that is an inch high, Then count another 60 inches and put the track ontop of a 2 inch pice of wood. I'm sure you are getting the idea now and you just keep putting these elevtions in until you get up to the height you want/need to clear any other trackwork/roads etc (depending on where your incline is going etc)

I hope this helps and if you need any more advice please dont hesitate to ask me

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