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Woody C

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  1. Hello, Not sure of you have ever seen this video on YouTube but it is worth a look. If you want to skip the first part go to about 4m 15s into it for some interesting views of Killin station. Found the whole video fascinating and it is worth a watch just for the social history. Hope you find it useful - Woody.
  2. Brings a whole new meaning to box file modelling! However a very neat way to make a control panel - impressed!
  3. Looks a bit like a BT phone cabinet in distress at the moment with all those wires dangling but no doubt it will all come together!
  4. Hard to believe that the loco dates from around the moon landing. Certainly outlives the Saturn 5 rocket! Lovely to see how this is all taking shape Ian. Many would have simply left it all in a box and just concentrate on the new detailed models which I some how doubt will still be going in 50 years. Just shows how the design and build of all those years ago might not have the fitness of today but it had awesome 'play' value and could survive more or less anything.
  5. WOW! More progress in a few days then I have made in a few years! Got to admit I just love the way this is coming together Ian. The only thing that looks to be worrying to a Luddite like me are all those wires! Good thing you bought that wire stripper with labelling facility! As you say, Love it when a plan comes together! Cue A Team theme, cue Faller road system Mr T van, cue Preiser bad guy figures! I really need to open the window when using this glue!
  6. Hello Ian, Have to say progressing well and suddenly the room looks very spacious!. Those LED light units look good as well and certainly seem to really light up the place. Should be a good comfy place to while away some Winter evenings, forget about the rest of the World and get going on the rest of the line. Looking forward to seeing what else you have planned. Woody
  7. Hello, I think it would be fair to say that most railway modellers go through a stage when there is a desire to build a layout but ideas and schemes just don't lead to anything that ticks all the boxes. You have a longterm desire layout wise but in the meantime you want a stop gap layout so that you can run your trains, experiment with DCC and other modelling matters. With 6x4 to play with the stop gap measure is going to have limitations but in some ways that has its advantages. With the best will in the world it is difficult to achieve much more than a twin or possibly triple ovalled layout
  8. It was built by Phil Parker when he worked on the Hornby magazine and featured in their year book. Over the years Phil has produced a lot of small layouts and has no doubt inspired many to do similar. If you go to his blog you should find most of the build of this and other layouts documented. Just Google Phil Parkers blog and follow the links for the modelling one. Its been going for well over 10 years and always has interesting and inspirational content. Woody
  9. Hello Luke, Slightly off topic but given the Scottish connection you might find this of interest https://www.youtube.com › watch They take the High Road - YouTube Real nostalgia and at various points there are shots of Killing station. Hope you enjoy and I think you may get some inspiration for some more projects. Woody
  10. You may find the biggest limitation of this layout is the head shunt at the far right size. It looks as though it will only hold a small tank type loco and nothing else which may make shunting moves somewhat limited although you might see this limitation as added interest. You might need to extend the layout so you can fit both your desired loco and longest wagon in that head shunt. As with all layouts they are personal and it always depends on what you are trying to get out of them and if you want to build the layout as you have drawn do it, have fun doing it and its the best way to learn. So
  11. Hello Luke, Quite remarkable! In the time you have taken to construct this layout I believe I may have achieved the quite unremarkable feat of gluing a few bits of kit together! You obviously have a talent for capturing an atmosphere and I hope you don't mind me saying but if I didn't know better I would say this was a Chris Nevard layout. Stunning observation and interpretation that deserves recognition. Anyway back to sticking another bit of kit together for me! Woody
  12. Had the pleasure of attending the Caistor show this afternoon and very impressed and in particular with your layout Steve. Never seen it before but there is something that just makes it work so well with quality modelling that brought me back three or four times. Many thanks for exhibiting it, certainly provided me with some ideas. Woody
  13. Absolutely brilliant! Great innovative themed modelling - one to be proud of!
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