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  1. Interesting, a do love a bit of customisability thanks for pointing that out to me. Would still be nice to have a default option there
  2. Morning mods, Just a quick request: when we click on our profile drop down on the top right of the page can we please have a 'My Topics' option under content to take us directly to our own topics please?
  3. Quit making me jealous! Love these shots. particularly love the long goods rakes. I'm having to restart my layout (again) due to damage during a move and storage.
  4. Wish my allotment looked that tidy
  5. Afternoon all, It's been a long old while since I have looked at my layout. Things went a bit squiffy for me last year but I'm working well now I would like to say there's been progress but honestly there hasn't. It's been stored in the cellar or loft space and has taken a bit of damage over the course of time. The top board is a bit warped and I'm not happy with various bits of it. I'm going to try to remove and save as much as possible and use what I can in a new build that I'll keep going in here. So on to what I've been thinking about. I've moved in the past 12 months out of a little 2 up 2 down into a lovely little house and my gf has joined me (along with a border collie puppy in the last month!). I have a good loft space now, but it's only insulated in the floor and not boarded up yet to walk around in. I do have a lot of excess laminate floor that I've pulled up from a room in the house that I've knocked through into the kitchen to create a kitchen diner (so tiled the floor to make it match the kitchen). I need to insulate and put the laminate down to get a good base to work with, then look at putting insulation in the rafters. it's one of those annoying /w\ shaped loft spaces so there is a lack of room to manoeuvre. There are a couple places I'm looking into to get some laser cut base boards and I'd like to have a shunting area when I get around to making it. so same era, same concept but a much larger MGR style layout as well. Not going all out on the fiddle yard. single entrance exit for now with a couple storage bays either side. I am hoping the shunt area will be with a little station area similar to a certain mr nevards work in the past, and on one side of the layout, a carriage siding similar to the amazing work done by everard junction in his tutorials on how to. Well this has been a wall of text, not sure many will read this all. I'll look into track planning (including a stage by stage concept as this will take a long time to do) in the coming week.
  6. Ah I see thank you! I’ve seen the brass plates for 61630 available. What does timmed mean? I think I could make do with renumbering and replacing the brass plate of a decent ‘near enough’ one. Not a rivet counter here which variant did you use? Is 61665 a good match for colour?
  7. Oh lord, I know what my girlfiend (whose entire family are spurs fans including one train enthusiast) will actually WANT me to find next! Not that I can actualyl find any of tottenham hotspur for sale anywhere.... Will keep my eye out! Beautiful shot as always.
  8. The first instance of privacy blurrying of a building on google street view at the bottom there! Love the town!
  9. Hey guys. I’ve been working with the das modelling clay and I’m finding it a lot easier to use than I had anticipated not quite perfect results but it’s a work in progress. Only other news is that I’ve hooked up the last point motor I own and it works well so I have a couple of routes open now.
  10. Both tracks now clayed up. Hoping this works!
  11. I have been experimenting with clay on a throwaway piece of track. I quite like the look of the embedded track so will be using the clay on my layout more. This is based on the workings of chris nevard, examples here http://nevardmedia.blogspot.com/2011/08/creating-effect-of-ash-ballast.html and here Here I have worked the clay into the area between the tracks on the left side as a road bed and run a rule over it to create the effect of tyre tracks. not sure how effective it looks but it's a start.
  12. Just come across this thread in my daily travels and I am definitely subscribing after seeing this! How did you make the leaves for the taters? Love the build and look forward to seeing more.
  13. Hey @doilum just wondering what you thought to this offer currently available from RMWeb: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/brm/store/reader-offers/laser-cut-work-station-cutting-mat-her-first-edition/#FullDescription Would this be sufficient or would those sides be too flexible? I realise it is a bit more expensive than making your own.
  14. Can I just say that I am so thrilled to see so many responses to this topic! Some great details and pointers and I do like the suggestions of what kit I should get and where to look for more inspiration! I do like scalescenes and other printables, but I have no printer currently and works printer is only black and white. (Also not for personal use) Haha no it's not, but you're not the first to ask that I think I will buy some styrene sheets as I've worked with plastic model kits before and see where I get with that. I'll update this topic with some bits as I experiment. Here's a ratio N gauge one I put together a couple years ago:
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