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About jcarta

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  • Location
    Milton Keynes
  • Interests
    Ayr Road .... My O Gauge diesel depot based in the 1980 / 90's..... Now building an extension to the railway so it can run into the garden

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  1. Andy As soon as I see my Class 56 I fell in love with it and so parted with my money quicker than "er indoors" when she's in the jewellery shop.. I will prchaes the Heljan one when it shows up it'll just mean I might have to purchase a few more hoppers... 56040 - Oystermouth Jim
  2. James Al three loco's look superb..... I think the "Scotrail" livery certainty suits the Class 47 Don't forget to put the wipers on so the driver can see ......LOL Jim
  3. That is a very tall order to follow for some of us...... Your modelling skills and eye to detail are brilliant..... Anyway, welcome back Jim
  4. This layout just gets better every time I visit ...... If you close your eyes I'm sure you can smell and hear the loco's Great modelling Jim
  5. Will we see some overhead line equipment being added to the railway in the near future or will these two be hauled as a Sunday diversion???? Loco looks great Jim
  6. jcarta

    Ayr Road

    Good Morning Tim Aldgate Box Boy....... I take it you were JTRO many years ago, when was you at Aldgate? The main signals are a collection of semaphore and colour light. The semaphores are utilised indoors and the colour lights are outdoors as they are more weather resistant. The semaphores / shunt signals were built either by my colleague Ray or by Jon Fitness. At present the shunts that are outside are non working and just there for show but eventually they will either become operational or colour light. I have attached a picture of the shunts and frame that operate the indoor section. The outside signals and points are operated via a control panel Jim
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    Ayr Road

    Been an interesting few weeks on the railway, first up I purchased a Skytrex Class 40 quite a few years ago and one afternoon I was picking up some bits and bobs from Skytrex. Dave gave me a guided tour of his extended workshop and I noticed he had a split headcode version body sitting on a shelf gathering dust so another purchase was made. The body was in green and stayed like this for the next 2 years, that was until 3 weeks ago where it received a new lick of paint and a sound chip. Although the model is not as good as the Heljan version it will still have a home on the railway. Next up my colleague Ray and I have been re-laying some track in the garden around the sidings area as it wasn't working for us when operating the stock so a 3 way point was purchased from Marcway and installed as this has allowed us to increase the siding lengths. The cross-over on the main has be relocated further down as this will allow us to enter the sidings directly from the main. Original layout. New Layout Lastly, the sun has arrived so this means next doors cat has its own sunbed ....... His mate is hiding behind the shrub by the bench Jim
  8. Ayr Road has now moved to the correct area on RMWeb so this page will not be updated
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    Ayr Road

    For a few months now I have been contemplating about moving my railway page to the correct heading but never got around to it and now I have decided it was time. I will repeat the last month or so and continue adding anything to this page rather than the old one. The old pages are under the following heading Jim
  10. Been an interesting few weeks on the railway, first up I purchased a Skytrex Class 40 quite a few years ago and one afternoon I was picking up some bits and bobs from Skytrex. Dave gave me a guided tour of his extended workshop and I noticed he had a split headcode version body sitting on a shelf gathering dust so another purchase was made. The body was in green and stayed like this for the next 2 years, that was until 3 weeks ago where it received a new lick of paint and a sound chip. Although the model is not as good as the Heljan version it will still have a home on the railway. Next up my colleague Ray and I have been re-laying some track in the garden around the sidings area as it wasn't working for us when operating the stock so a 3 way point was purchased from Marcway and installed as this has allowed us to increase the siding lengths. The cross-over on the main has be relocated further down as this will allow us to enter the sidings directly from the main. Original layout. New Layout Lastly, the sun has arrived so this means next doors cat has its own sunbed ....... His mate is hiding behind the shrub by the bench Hopefully another update in a day or so. Jim
  11. It's been a bit quiet on Ayr Road of recent due to work commitments... Over the past month or so we have extended the station area and simplified the track work. Last weekend was spent tidying up the layout and working on the yard area which included building some porta cabins. As you will see that the depot building has been rebuilt and i have started ballasting the mail line.... Boredom will set in at some stage.... Jim
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    Skytrex Mk3

    Matt Have a look at this page Jim
  13. Steve Good to see you back mate..... The layout has come on leaps & bounds.... Looking fantastic... Jim
  14. Evening Rich Looking good..... Get that track down so the peak and the shunter can stretch their legs plus you will enjoy it as well. Jim
  15. Well, i hope all is well and enjoying our warm climate...... As I said about 2 months ago I purchased a Heljan Class 47 is two tone green with issues..... The issues were the usual 'cracked gears' vents missing etc.... New gears ordered from Howes and then got Ray out to make the new vents up using his cutting machine and hey presto spending a few hours replacing the parts and then fitting a DCC chip she is up and running... Here are the pictures how she arrived... Lots of bits to sort before her maiden run on Ayr Road Jim
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