Hi, I joined the forum a couple of months ago and posted a couple of pics but though it was about time I started a thread on my layout. I've been away from the hobby for over 20 years but having a bit more time on my hands and coming across this site thought there was no better time to start again. I was originally going to start in N gauge but having watch youtube clips of the models and the DCC sound chips available it had to be OO. After spending much time thinking of various layout ideas I finally decided to build a diesel depot based in the late 1960's, this will allow me to model br green and blue as well early br prototypes. I want to try and get that dirty feel of an old steam shed converted to diesel and the odd stabling point with overhead line for early AC electrics. Garston Bridge (a name I only came up with today) is based around the Liverpool area although it could be based anywhere in the Northwest, as it will allow me to run a decent variety of classes. As I am limited with space at the moment (in between houses so hopefully our new one will have a big garage or loft) the plan is to construct the layout in three possibly four 3'3" sections and I'm working on the first two wich include the entrance and departure roads, refuelling point and stabling sidings. I stated the layout about 6 months ago so I'll post some pics of the progress so far. Like I said I'm new to this after so long so all comments and advice are welcome.
A few more pictures of some locos around the depot, please excuse the loco numbers I need to re-number most of them as well as add DCC sound, the class 47 and class 40 both have Legomanbiffo sound chips and I highly recommend them. I'll try an get a track plan uploaded soon.
Managed to get the fueling point track layer this weekend and the fueling point built and weathered although not completely finished yet still needs more detail to be added and a bit more weathering.
Got some of the track and ballast weathered tonight still needs more touching up though and a lot more detail adding. New arrival today of a peak, looks really good but needs a bit more weathering though and sound added.