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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:43 pm

Do trains run around at each end?

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 pm

the line runs from end to end all works fine I had the train running for a few hours tonight with no problems ,iv got to put some roofs on some of the buildings and then this small part of the line will be finished .
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:47 pm

the train stops at one and then switches to reverse and then does the same again and again.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:52 pm

I will try and upload a video later
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:55 pm

as you can see its all very rusty and worn
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:12 pm

the north avenue railway .is a line that has fallen on hard times this is why iv made everything look old and worn out. most of the industry's that once flushed on the railway have gone. and maintenance hasn't been kept up with in recent years. one last tired loco runs at present taking on what ever loads it can .a lot of the lines scrap that litters the line is from the old coal mine and is now waiting to be taken to the scrap merchant .
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:47 pm

I do love your collection of 'stuff' Jim, it all works together so well..... very artistic!
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by bazzer42 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:10 am

Plenty of rust there Jim :D Can't have too much rust I say.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by FWLR » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:19 am

Hope you can upload a video soon Jim, I think we are all waiting in anticipation to see a train running on it.
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:21 am

Gives a whole new perspective to 'landscaping' - really convincing. After all, the majority of narrow gauge railways in this country were originally industrial. Is the new section going to be rural or industrial?

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Andrew » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:33 pm

That's looking great, full of character... It reminds me of the Silvertown Tramway in east London, which I vaguely remember from what must have been its dying days, with rusty rolling stock on rusty sidings. I think it linked the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery and various scrapyards with the mainline... Anyway, your line is very atmospheric, thanks for the photos.

I particularly like the ballasting and ground cover, very convincing, I'd be interested to know how you've achieved the effect...

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Dwayne » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:45 pm

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:09 am

Lovely stuff there Jim - looking very industrial and 'Compton Down-ish' Do we have a new Peter Jones in our midst? Will it grow like topsy, and take over the whole garden? :thumbup:
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:18 am

Thank you very much for all your comments. The track is ballased with small stones i swept off the car park at work mixed with some Cement a bit of pva and some soil .if got 2 short videos I will post another when I can find it https://youtu.be/reOWRadEBUU

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:58 am

https://youtu.be/nIAuxiSKGFE
Ok post another vid up this evening these where the first test runs so not perfect .loco needs a driver and I have a smoke unit to put in it

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