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Looks to me like you could still extend the space even further (on the first pics) to where the cameraman was standing! Posession is 9/10ths of the law!
 

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All good stuff. As you say even if you do a few small bits here and there it all inches forward and rewarding the next day to see the improvements. I have now spent about 4 months building kits, accruing SMP track, point kits, motors etc etc so am now comfortable that the trackplanning and dry-laying can start. So tomorrow is D-Day (T-Day?) and will be laying out the entire track. It will be a consoryium of ideas/ information garenered over many months, not least including visits to Bluebell and East Kent & Sussex Railway when I was there 2 weeks ago.

So thanks for the inspiration - it wont be any Pendon but it'll be rewarding doing it.
 

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Call me old fashioned ("you're old fashioned...") but would give anything with a name like that a wide berth. I empathise, would be well cheesed off. Would actually take it back to the shop and get refund exchange (take the plasticard as well) - idiot salesperson. I have used standard plastic glue (eg Revell Contacta) for plastic parts onto card (Superquick buildings)

You have all my sympathy but give it another go - mistakes are made - this wasnt yours actually - and just stick it in the "dont trust shop advice" experience box - keeps me mostly out of trouble.
 

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Alan,

Same here - did a lot of tracklaying up to July then new job kicked in and here we are in December.

Hoping to get some point motors fitted and wired up with the track so can get a few of the shed load of DCC Sound locos I have bought since July up and running for the nephew (me actually :) over Xmas...

Good luck
 

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Beautiful piece of construction and finish Alan but how are you going to make all the wiring connections in situ, and any retro-connections/fault finding. Maybe could hinge the panel along the bottom using piano hinge so it tilts towards you?
 

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A cunning plan well thought through. I am well impressed with yr LH points setting panel - will be using that as a guide for mine as I prefer that system rather than DCC route setting and the expense, though the operation is DCC/Sound. I bought a micro panel from DCC Concepts at a show last year and several dpdt switches so have some of the ingredients...
 

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QUOTE (The_Docster @ 24 Feb 2011, 12:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey Paul & Brian,

Long time - no contact thanks for the repiles..Anyway Paul I thought you were going DCC?

I am Alan but will be using std point switching (switches or studs) for the points. I am also getting into retro-fitting Hornby RR and ViTrains DCC Ready chassis into my mint Lima Class 37's and 40s and upgrading with sound using Zimo decoders and mega bass / reflex speakers...
 

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Alan - if only I could get to that stage I would be very happy! However, I have now made an executive decision and purchased 2x EF Peco double-slips - a massive investment but alloows me to replace the clunky old GF ones I bought at a fair years ago before I learnt what I was doing and they will also match my fine SMP track. I will doing some work on the track in 10 days time and am on a mission to get the track wired and something running as you can only watch so many DVDs plus the latest free DVD with MR didnt help either.

I will be using copper tape as a bus then feed at 1m intervals to the track. The upside of this ongoing deliberation is I have now planned in a modern loco terminal to house the Bachmann single road shed and the twin road service depot, plus the refuelling and washplant items I will get before Xmas. Need somewhere to house my significantly expanding stable of DCC Sound modern traction....which will all get 'planted' over Xmas.



 

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OK - will do. I will start one in January. I was sterring clear of those Bmann items, regarding them as a cop out against my masochistic tendencies but have realigned my 'logic' such as it is that it can be used for my modern image locos and the kits I jave built will be assigned to my steam era locos.

I am trying to offset the cost of these buildings with the scalescenes downloades of containers so my conscience is somewhat appeased...

Cheers
 

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Very good - I will give that a try as I also find plastikard too heavy to work with. What do you use to emboss - back of scissor blades?
 

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Looks great - even reminds me of the country stations along the Leeds to Ilkley line we took on the DMUs as kids in the summer. As others have said - just getting the card on the mat and making a few score lines is a start - will be enhancing my Metcalfe kits with this technique as it looks great and they were realling starting to bug me with their flat appearance. Great stuff - thanks again.

BTW - spend the other weekend at the Bluebell and photographed all their metal advertising signs. Am going to order some decal paper from http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/default.aspx and print them out for use on these stations...
 
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