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PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep 2013 18:08 pm 
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Campaman wrote:
It would be a long walk with a shovel of coal for the fireman on the cab forward design.


It would, but I think I'm right in saying they were oil burners.

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 Post subject: Re: Trains
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jan 2014 22:02 pm 
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i buy most my trains from evilbay as non runners i am currently sorting my man cave to build my layout 14 ft x4 ft i will post pics as i do it steam is the best i have a few airfix locos


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 Post subject: Re: Trains
PostPosted: Fri 07 Feb 2014 17:56 pm 
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I have a few of the Airfix RTR (GMR etc.) locos from @1980 - the 4F 0-6-0 (x2), the 'large Prairie' (x2) and the Castle also x2.

So can probably help with the mechanical side of them.. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Trains
PostPosted: Fri 07 Feb 2014 18:34 pm 
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After 6 years in this house I've finally gotten around to boarding out the loft and installing strip lighting and will be beginning a layout in earnest this weekend. I took a trip over to Ashbourne last weekend to a newish model emporium - http://www.modelrailwayloft.co.uk - who are extremely competitive price wise, so much so that they took me for £170 or so on various items. One of those was the new Hornby 2-BIL multiple unit is BR Green - a beautiful piece of work. I also bought some Peco points and track, and have just ordered a Capacitor Discharge Unit, a point detection and indication unit and some switches for the points. The switches and detection LEDs will be mounted on a track layout panel I will produce to drive the points in the fiddle yard that will be out of sight behind the chimney breast and supporting wall. Fortunately, with the very mild weather we are enjoying in the Midlands, the temperature up in the loft is not too bad at the moment!
Photos to following as I make progress.
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 Post subject: Re: Trains
PostPosted: Fri 07 Feb 2014 19:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Trains
PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2014 21:38 pm 
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Progress report. I have now spent hours clearing out and de-cluttering the loft, boarded in the floor in the section beyond the chimney breast that was previously inaccessible, added a strip light, laid baseboards for the track all around the entire area and now have a single complete loop of track for testing purposes to gauge the track alignment and gradient of the boards. Once happy with this and having done any fine tuning of the baseboards, I'll begin laying the final track in earnest. Here are some photos of the situation today. I've been getting re-acquainted with a lot of my rolling stock. Most of it has been in storage for many years. thus the engines will need overhauling, cleaning and oiling etc. Some of the stock is brand new however!

The previously inaccessible area beyond the chimney breast. I have to climb over a half height wall with some steps to get into this part - not easy for a guy of my ample proportions (or age!).
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Looking in the same direction - the chimney is in the centre - obscured by some old baseboards from previous layouts in other houses.Image

And the view behind.
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Some of the engines awaiting test runs, dusting, cleaning and servicing. Here is some of the American contingent. I am a UK - 1960s/70s period railway fan mostly, but can't resist some of the Big Boys from across the pond.
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Some of my favourite stock - Airfix of course!
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Two of my more recent purchases
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How do you test your track alignment - with a tilting train of course. The excellent British Rail Advanced Passenger Train. It pretty much suffered a similar fate to the TSR.2. I had the pleasure of participating in one of the ride comfort level tests in one of these - a fun day out, including try to stand upright while doing 120mph+ with a total (simulated) tilt mechanism failure in my coach!
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Stay tuned for further progress reports (although I working away from home over the weekend on the full scale railway, so won't get much done in the loft).
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 Post subject: Re: Trains
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I'm quite envious Al :mrgreen:

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Lovely collection Al and great space to run them.

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 Post subject: Re: Trains
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Always a good idea to use the space readily available to you :drunk:
Good luck with the build, i shall be looking in to see if i can pick up any tips on 'landscaping' :pray:

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