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Bob Hordern

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  1. Early morning arrival at Lofthouse
  2. Bit further on now....
  3. This post is about the final board for Lofthouse which had been put to one side for long enough and so I have decided to sort it out. The adjacent board was not retained meaning that the remaining two boards did not match up. This meant that the riverbed, the trackbed and the contours of the scenery were all at odds. How best then to rectify this problem? To tackle the river part first I decided to lower board #1 by cutting 25mm from the base of the framework all round, much as I had done with the other boards. This brought things into line vertically and meant that I h
  4. Latest position with DCC having taken over control. A converted Dapol 3F Jinty and an Ixion Fowler LMS2 are the first two locos seen at work. Lighting and electromagnetic uncouplers are installed, with a few bits of track snagging to do (taped) then we're up and running. Bob
  5. Not sure I like the Cab 06 design and isn't it more limited than the powercab unit? Guess the price is good though. Younger colleagues keep telling be JMRI with ipad is the way to go. Bob
  6. Which brand/model of slave Cab are you using?
  7. I have recently begun the process of changing over from DC to DCC. I now have a Power Cab for my 7mm layout which works fine. I am at present running one engine in steam then recalling my other fitted loco when needed. More loco conversions will follow. However I would like to have a second loco under control (I don't mean consisting) when I have a second operator. The 5amp power booster sounds good but at present I don't need a lot of power as everything but my track bus happily runs on existing DC power supplies (lighting, points, Megapoints.....) I was wondering about th
  8. Some further progress on this refurb.... Points given new servo motors and mounts Track bus and new DC wiring installed Control panel built for front of layout
  9. Some progress on this refurb.... Firstly the two end fiddle yards were removed Next the trestle bridge and quarry incline were sold on This left eight boards remaining (see plan below) these were reduced still further leaving the five boards shown above these were than trimmed of their legs, excess wood ,old electrics and manual point operations This led to the situation below (final board needs work to develop a 'curved' exit track
  10. Yep Scott this is our Club site. The layout was before my time and there's no magazine in our records. Bob
  11. Hi folks I have recently saved an old award-winning layout (Lofthouse in Nidderdale) from the skip and I am told it was featured in an early BRM mag in the 1990s. Two questions does anyone know what month/year it featured? Anyone able to do me a scan (paper/file) of the article? Happy to reimburse expenses, etc. Photos added to perhaps jog a memory Thanks in advance, Bob attached to jog a memory.....
  12. All you say is correct t-b-g However the modelled stock does not come with the layout and my existing locos are very much LMS, plus a nod to LNER. I'll bring the layout home soon and get it working again and then see what's what. Rule 1 looming? As for a signal box, it had half a dozen levers set up en plein air, literally on the platform. Heres the railmotor in real and model form. No 15 Hill (seen at Lofthouse) was an articulated steam railmotor manufactured by Kerr Stuart of Stoke-on-Trent for the GWR in 1905. It was bought by Bradford Corporation for the NVLR in
  13. This is a new venture, but one which is very similar to my other layout Kirtley Bridge It is LMS, in the Dales, steam and set in the years running up to WWII. It is an old exhibition layout I have bought from my Club to basically rescue it from the skip. I hope to refurbish the station section of this once award-winning layout, though it is now 30 years old and not in the best of health. Here are a couple of shots of the layout seen in happier times. (firstly the whole thing and then part I hope to work on)
  14. Here's my last photo for a while It shows Kirtley Bridge at the Kendal Show. I am busy with other things now but hope to begin refurbishing an old Club layout soon (bought to keep it out of the skip). Not sure I can do it justice as it was an award winner in its day. But the poor thing is now over 30 years old. Watch out for new topic "Lofthouse-in-Nidderdale"....... Bob
  15. Sadly no. Busy times. Next outing will be York, at Easter. Bob
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