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Leon last won the day on January 11 2017

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  1. Just thought I would set up a Youtube channel documenting the progress of the layout build, i'm hoping this will be the last build so would like to capture the process. Im no Youtube expert as you can see, maybe over time I can add more bells and whistles....
  2. A bit of time spent laying the cork under the trackwork. Starting at the ten road fiddle yard.
  3. Work started on the entrance to the layout. The exit will be crossed by a motorway or hill. Also dug out the canal or feeder which will run along the front of the layout.
  4. A RES/Parcels 47 from Crew Depot rests between duties with a pair of South Wales workhorses.
  5. First picture showing the freight yard. It will be four tracks in total. A daily Speedlink service will arrive in the morning and depart in the late afternoon. Engineers trains and other freight stock may also stable in the yard. The tracks will have the impression they continue under the motorway. Second photo shows a class 47 in the station. Third photo a pair of Trainload Coal 37,s on the stable point.
  6. Hello. Overall view of the scenic part of the layout, looks a bit like Didcot, station with stable point and yard.
  7. Getting on with adding the backboards. I will see how they undercoat first before deciding if they need a paper covering of if I can get away with a light blue coat of paint. This is the Station and yard end so will need a board added on the end also.
  8. Good morning all. Fitted the layout leg supports last night. Bit of tweaking then I can lay the cork and track work. I didn't realise track from the big boys are hard to get at the moment, had to pay a bit extra to get all the points on order. There will be a small yard where the HAA wagons are in the 1st picture. A station where the rake of Intercity coaches are in the 2nd picture. It's fantastic having a well lit temp controlled room, no more climbing up into the attic.
  9. Thanks Mike, Yes that makes sense, i'm not planning on taking it anywhere so would be cheaper to do and pretty straight forward. Many thanks for the reply.
  10. Still deciding what to do about legs/supports, do I build something from timber of spend £80-£100 on DIY saw horses ? Any thoughts ?
  11. Bit of work on the 1st of the three boards, each board is 2.4m x 800mm. 9mm ply delivered today and cut to fit the top, the 400mm off cut will then be used as the back scene so not to waste any material.
  12. Good evening everyone, Firstly hope you are all well, secondly i'm excited to get on with layout building. I think this is the track plan I will base the new layout on, I was going for a simple approach of something like just two running lines but this would need a fiddle yard at both ends and two decent length fiddle yards would eat into the room I have, my longest wall is 4.8m, 4.8 meters sounds a lot until you put a train on it. Part of this length will be the curve into a fiddle yard on the other wall. So at the bottom the track work enters throug
  13. Been in the new house a month now, building the framework in the garage then it will be taken up to the new train room. The frames will be 2.4m each by 800mm. There will be three in total, two running along the one wall, then the third at 90 degree along the other wall, this will be the fiddle yard. Im not having end to end as most of the layout would be fiddle yards leaving only a few metres for a layout scenic section. Ordering the ply next week and something to use as legs.
  14. Im thinking of a much simpler layout in the new house, to save time and costs, also on my own it will be easier to operate. Im thinking just a double track mainline with a freight loop to add a bit of interest. Although its always nice to have a TMD or servicing point.
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