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Hello,

I'm started with my new English layout!

I've made a little track plan:


The table is 355 CM long, and 110 CM wide and 125 CM wide.

But it hasn't got a name yet, I was thinking about "Hullavinton" or "Britt world".

I've only got some straight track and 2 left-hand points, and 4th, 3th and 2nd radius curves, I'm not going to use the 1st radius curves.
So I'll need some good signals, buildings and offcourse a nice station! And at the moment I'm looking for some electric turntables, I've only found the Hornby turntable.

I'll hope to make some pictures soon!


Ryan
 

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Hello,

Here are my first pictures:


Sorry, my Computer doesn't wan't to turn the pictures.



Haven't track enough.



You don't wan't to drive both on full speed in this curve.



My new train. (2nd hand)
 

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looking good,
better than my layout that im building at the moment for sure. mines built on card board stuck to plastic trestle tables
..... oh well. anyway a few questions.

-what type of track are you using?
-one piece of track looks rusted is this so? &
-are you going to fix that colliding loco corner? i know i wouldnt want my locos to come that close.

As for the turn table I do recall seeing a plastic dapol turntable kit, rather cheap and if it is strong enough you could surely hook a small motor to it.

Cheers
keep up the good work.
 

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Looks like a good start Ryan - keep up the progress !

As you are using some Fleischmann Profi Track you may as well go for the Fleischmann Turntable, especially if you want a motorised one that works reliably & is easy to install.

best regards
Brian
 

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QUOTE (Trav @ 28 Aug 2006, 13:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>looking good,
better than my layout that im building at the moment for sure. mines built on card board stuck to plastic trestle tables
..... oh well. anyway a few questions.

-what type of track are you using?
-one piece of track looks rusted is this so? &
-are you going to fix that colliding loco corner? i know i wouldnt want my locos to come that close.

As for the turn table I do recall seeing a plastic dapol turntable kit, rather cheap and if it is strong enough you could surely hook a small motor to it.

Cheers
keep up the good work.

Hallo Trav,

Thanks, here some answers to your questions:

1: I'm using Fleischmann's Profi track, its nice track, good working, and very strong.
2: Yes, I painted that piece of track, just to test how much paint I'll need to use, and to try some effects. But I used a bit to much of the rusty colour. (Wood can't have a rusty colour.
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3: Yes, I've allready fixed it, I've just placed on both sides of my table some point, then you have the right space between the tracks, then you could make the rest of you layout straight, with the same space between the tracks.

About the turntable: Fleischmann makes only turntables in gauge "H0". And I'll think Hornby's turntable works fine to, isn't it? (I'll haven't any experience with turntable's, so people with tips are welcome.


Ryan (I'll place some new pics soon.)
 

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Hello,

Yesterday I've bin to Apeldoorn, and I buy-ed a English points crossing (Don't know how to call them) with a point motor, and a normal point with motor.
Then I've bin back to Utrecht, and there I've buy-ed 10 pieces of the 3th radius, so I can drive 2 rounds.


Don't know how to call these.


And the normal point.


Yep, the problem is solved!


A overview of the moment. Don't look to that A4 paper with a track plan, it's my old plan.


Paint...paint and paint.


On the left you can see the brown earth colour with the rusty colour, in the middle you can see the normal colour, and on the right you can see only the brown earth colour.
(Yes, I'll used a bit to much rusty colour
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But for a English points crossing (photo 1 in this reply), and a normal point (picture 2), and 10 pieces of 3th radius costs me 115 Euro's!!

Next update is when I've got news.
 

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Hello,

I've got 2 plates, one of 250x125 CM, and one 105x110, so its 355 metres long.
 

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QUOTE (Ryan @ 31 Aug 2006, 22:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>so its 355 metres long.

Wow, nice. Imagine running that far to change a point
Do you mean Centimetres?
 

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Hello,

Yesterday I've bin to a modelshop in "Borkel en Schaft".
Now I've got a new right hand point, and 2 Class 37's in one set, it have a EWS livery, and it's dirty.

The set is made in week 42 in 2002.

The shop has all the Hornby stuff!


Some new photo's:


I've made a new track plan, because the Fly-over has got some little problem, because I wan't a big station, and when I've got a fly-over, there isn't enough space for a big station.


Thats all I've got.
So, far from enough track.



My loco's.


My new turntable!




Thats it for now!


I'm allmost finished with the mainline, When I've got 900 mm of traight track, I'm finished with the outside track.

Ryan
 

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Ryan, curves appear to be very close to each other - not much clearance showing between passing locomotives. I use the Peco track gauge to position correctly apart the curve rails 2nd & 3rd radius, even at that the trains in some cases are very close to touching when passing on the curved track.
I find that eight wheel locomotives due to their lengths can be a problem on curves positioned to close to each other.
I look forward to seeing your layout when complete.
 

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Hello,

It's a long time ago, but I'm running out of money.


My uncle is a achitect, and he has made a track plan on his work, so he has printed it at a big paper, en later he has printed it at real scale!


Here are some new pictures:












The inside of the table, is possibly going get more tracks.

Ryan
 

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Yesterday my turntable is fitted in my table!

And I have electrified one Double Slip crossing. I have placed the point engine upside down, else my Hornby Class 155 will hit the point engine.
(I'll hope you understand
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No pictures yet, my camera is broken.
And my dad has his camera with him, so I'll need to wait till he's home.
 

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Hello,

Here are some pictures:


A little overview.


The point engine.


My turntable!



And my uncle has made a little table to controle the points, trains, etc.


The same table.



And the underside of the turntable.

And here are two movies:

1. My electric point. (18,8 MB)

Thats it for now.


Have a nice evening!


Ryan
 
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