Work in progress - now the X factor !

Discussion in 'Talk' started by 28ten, 20 August 2010.

  1. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    If you can see blood on the screen its me banging my head on the table :headbang: :headbang: this is getting frustrating, the curve on the left side, just because im on 6' of 5'9 and I now know why people use peco turnouts - they are so much shorter. one thing is sure, a circuit would have been next to impossible in S7. its looking more like Staverton or a variation on that theme, which is not necessarily a bad thing as its simple and more likely to get finished.
     
  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    I have had one final attempt at Churston  :headbang:  and I might just squeeze it in, I may narrow the platform a little, the Brixham/Newton Abbot side is causing the problems, but it might just be possible although I dont think I could call it Churston. but at least I could run Castles or Westerns without stretching the bounds of reality :D
     

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  3. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Is your room level with the garden ?
     
  4. Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    If you feel you cannot call it Churston, then you are free to do things like reverse the plan and have the junction at the other end, which might help squeeze things in. You can then run what you like, citing Churston as the basis for the layout. [Edit] Actually, to maintain a low count on facing points, you simply slide the Brixham bay to the right, and move the pointwork with it.
     
  5. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now turning into philosophical mutterings

    Yeah :cry: I am going to have another look at it, im only looking at the section from the station to the road bridge not the whole lot. It would work circa '72 with just the single line :laugh:[/quote:3fkzzscc]

    I have always liked modelling remnants of old railway lines - it would be nice to see a rationlaised track plan - layout with that modelled too - with old track-bed, sleepers and track about and just one running line, overgrown decrepitude - very late 1960's early 1970's - superb! :thumbs:

    Cheers,

    CME :wave:[/quote:3fkzzscc]

    I couldn't agree more CME :cool: :cool: :cool: , when I do a indoor layout (in the loft) it will be a singled double track with a semi-derelict small station ...........something along the lines of Sheepwash (if you remember that one ? ).........weed strewn trackbed,broken windows & work stained Hydraulics working the now freight only line :drool:

    Phill :wave:
     
  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Not unless I model the Princetown branch :laugh:
     
  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now turning into philosophical mutterings

    the station went through two phases - firstly removal of the Brixham bay leaving just a passing loop and finally just a single track, if anything I would opt for the former. either way I do like the possibilities that the location offers
     
  8. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Not unless I model the Princetown branch :laugh:[/quote:3h6ppjo4]


    Nice one Cynric :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  9. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now turning into philosophical mutterings

    Cynric - If I'm not mistaken, Perfect Miniatures sell Exactoscale track components. If this is the case, it might be worth ringing them before Telford and asking them to bring/reserve you requirements. :)


    Regards

    Dan
     
  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Work has been progressing on the next stage  -a mock up of the finished plan - my assistants have thoroughly tested the plan for play value  :thumbs:
     

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  11. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I like it!! Beats all that hi-tech track-planning malarky ... :p :thumbs:

    Re "Sheepwash"; wasn't it called "Sheepwash Lane", if I'm thinking of the right layout; a small-space 4mm BR Blue layout IIRC, in fact one of the first minimum space layouts I seem to recall Railway Toddler publishing ? Up to then they'd always seemed (to me) to view small layouts as gimmicks more than anything. Sheepwash did set a good scenic standard too, though. :bowdown: :cool:
     
  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    An early start this morning saw more of the support framework assembled. what you see is the 2ft wide support for the 3ft wide baseboards, the HYmek is 14ft from the camera and about where the curve will join the main board, I like the sense of distance, I think it will feel as if the model is actually traveling somewhere. It could betime to start a layout thread  :laugh:
     

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  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    It looks good, I see what you mean about the feel of distance.

    I have just spend two days clearing the garage and repainting the walls and floor. This will give about 11' down one side for some sort of layout I can probably squeeze a foot or so of depth too. So it wont be quite as ambitious as yours but still better than two yards of track :thumbs:
     
  14. Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Yes, nearly 4 yards. :laugh:
     
  15. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Cheers Simon, I feel so much better now my eleven feet are in persective ;) :laugh:
     
  16. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    If there is one lesson I have learned from the last couple of years, it is to get on with it! :laugh: there is only so much planning you can do and whilst I like building kits, it had become an endless pursuit of perfection (which I will never achieve), which has slowed my building down and drained my enthusiasm.
     
  17. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Yes, nearly 4 yards. :laugh:[/quote:2g20qtf0]

    OI !! :shock: :p I don't think I bought 4 yards of track in total for Withyn Reach... :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol: :cool:

    Cynric what you have there looks good - a wider board will give an even more spacious feel to your layout, despite any perceived lack of length. :thumbs: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
  18. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    It looks like you have quite a bit of space there. I too like the idea of giving the impression that the trains going somewhere :thumbs: What is the jltrt bdy in the foreground ? is it a GUV ? :thumbs:

    Rob :wave:
     
  19. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    That looks great Cynric, what might not seem enough space in theory can often be plenty when you get down to it, as you have here.

    The way in which the train will be able to run in and out of whatever installation you build through a modelled scene will add immeasurably to the pleasure to be had I think.

    Got to go, I'm on the door at the show.

    Simon
     
  20. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Work in progress - now the pain of planning

    Hi Cynric,

    looking good there. I'm quite envious of your progress.

    I have at last got the personal door installed in the back of the garage (as of Friday - :thumbs: ) just the cover strips etc to go on today - then the BIG clean-up - brick dust from the angle grinder got everywhere, especially under the dust sheets :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

    I'll be taking up my 'Layout' thread later, with some photos of available space etc.

    Looking forward to meeting you and the others at Telford next weekend.

    regards

    Mike