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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu May 05, 2011 8:34 pm

Evening all,

Finally started building my line now that the better weather is here to stay.

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The first stage you see here is the steam-up area and allows rolling stock to be added as well. I will be boxing this all in adding gravel and lineside features as I go.

The track will eventually go off into the garden in a dog bone shape with trains being able to return to the steam-up area when they need to take on water/fuel, etc.

Here is the plan I am working towards:

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Post by Narrow Minded » Thu May 05, 2011 8:49 pm

Wa-hay! another new build to follow! :D

Congratulations on cutting the first sod (or screwing the first bracket!), the plan looks like it's going to keep you busy for a while and should be a nice line when you're done, looking forward to progress reports!
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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Thu May 05, 2011 8:54 pm

Horah for the shelf railway! Yours looks rather more complex than the DVLR ever was or ever will be!
Excellent good luck!
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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu May 05, 2011 11:55 pm

Horah for the shelf railway!
Wickes heavy duty shelf brackets made this job nice and easy and they can take up to 200kg plus it's been kid tested by my partners daughter who has jumped up and down on the first section :D

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Post by Keith S » Fri May 06, 2011 1:28 am

Nice little collection of wagons there. I like the planned layout with the loop and spur track.

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Post by SLRmidge » Fri May 06, 2011 9:35 am

Looks like a good plan... :D
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Post by bungle80a » Sat May 07, 2011 7:28 pm

Looks like a good start has been made there!!! Rather like your plan. What software have you used to produce that?
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat May 07, 2011 8:36 pm

bungle80a:53202 wrote:Looks like a good start has been made there!!! Rather like your plan. What software have you used to produce that?
You can download a limited version of the software from www.anyrail.com - the only limitation is that only 50 pieces of track can be used in your design.

I purchase the full version because it can design all sorts of scales and even help with CAD projects!

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat May 07, 2011 8:37 pm

Keith S:53169 wrote:Nice little collection of wagons there. I like the planned layout with the loop and spur track.
Thanks for the kind words Keith.  The wagons/loco rather like the railway are 'work in progress' :D

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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:51 pm

Not a huge update, however, at least now I can see the steam up area design working in reality as shown:

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As you can see the train now can come into the steam up area from going round the dog bone layout, run around and then start again after fuel/watering - that's the idea anyway :)

I have also thought of making this area now into a station with the buildings just jutting out of the wall to allow space for the platform (i.e. they would not be there full width I would just model the front of them to create the illusioin they are full size maybe?).

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Post by Narrow Minded » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:03 pm

I have also thought of making this area now into a station with the buildings just jutting out of the wall to allow space for the platform (i.e. they would not be there full width I would just model the front of them to create the illusioin they are full size maybe?).
Phew! - That's a "Low Relief"! ;)
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:58 pm

Phew! - That's a "Low Relief"! ;)
He he such wit ;)

I have been wondering what to do about buffers and after not really finding anything suitable from the trade that uses 'real world' materials I had a go at making my own:

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The wood needs painting and maybe a lamp bracket could be fixed to the buffer beam?

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Post by Sir Clothem Cap » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:59 pm

off set the lamp bracket so that its not the first point of contact for the couplings to hit.

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Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:22 am

I think was thinking of using the Brandbright lamp brackets as I have a fair few of these and sticking it behind the buffer beam although I could do some as you suggested to make them look different so thanks for that.

Will get it painted and finished so you can have a look see :)

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Post by bessytractor » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:54 pm

excellent start, well done :D
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