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Wayne 37901

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  1. Well what a great show, I thoroughly enjoyed exhibiting today. Great to catch up with old faces and meet some new ones, many people travelled far and wide to visit and they all seemed to enjoy it. Thanks to Peter and the EM society for the invite... Here's a quick photo the layout I was showing, Trevanna Dries. It's just turned lunch time at the works and the manager has popped out for sneaky photo before any of his employees find out he has an interest in railways.
  2. Such a shame, this could well have been my first Hornby class 60 in the fleet following a re-number. I won't be buying it now sorry, this is an error that should have been spotted at quality control when the first painted sample was done. I don't think it could be corrected without a full repaint, but I'm not doing that considering the cost of the model. Cheers
  3. The latest loco to join the fleet.... These days it's rare that I buy a new model because the cost just seems to be climbing, even though a manufacturer might not have made any improvements to a model in about ten years. But with my birthday around the round the corner, this one seemed justified... Well to me anyway. So yesterday I went to one of the local model shops and walked out with BR blue 37284 by Bachmann. In due course it'll be re-gauged to EM, re-numbered and weathered, it'll also see use on a future project featuring blue locos as I've decided to start a small early 1980s fleet.
  4. Just agreed to do another show. This time in Porthcawl on Sunday 15th December, more details to follow.
  5. Quick update on this. I'll be taking Trevanna to the EM gauge society workshop and AGM on Saturday 30th November. It's coming to Wales for the first time and it will be held in Nantgarw. The show will be at the Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus Heol y Coleg Parc Nantgarw Cardiff CF15 7QY Doors will open at 10:00am and members of the public are welcome to the show and admission is £4.00 to non members. Cheers
  6. A bit more progress on the groundwork today before work. I think it's safe to say that it's starting to look like a layout now. After all this time changing track layouts and modelling mood coming and going, it's good to see things moving. It should not take six years to build a small layout, and to honest I'm annoyed with myself for taking that long.
  7. I've just had another look at this thread. Hope the visit to Scaleforum went well? Unfortunately it was too far to get to for me with work as well, I don't suppose it has any outings before the end of the year? Cheers
  8. It's a dark brown in fact. I can't guarantee it'll be dry for January!
  9. More bridge work being done today, but I couldn't resist a quick posed shot. 50014 arrives with a couple of vans in tow. After running round it will shunt the GUV over to the covered unloading area to drop off parcels for a courier before leaving light engine.
  10. The bare shell of the bridge is now complete, tomorrow I'll start cladding it with stone. I should also be able to start forming the embankments either side, the one in front of the 50 will slope down to a scrubby area with a small wall while the one on the far side will back onto a warehouse for the builders merchant. More tomorrow.
  11. Work starts on the road overbridge that will form the scenic break. It'll be based on an example local to me.
  12. Hi Will. Looks okay to me, a full size loco will sit at slightly different heights anyway depending on how much wear there is in the springs. If you look up a photo of the tripple class 20s on the 'Three to the Sea' tour, you'll notice the railreight one rides higher as it had new springs fitted before the tour. Cheers.
  13. A day off work today sees the back and end fascias go on....
  14. Hi Dave! Here you go, just for you. I've taken your advice and mov d the run round point towards the other one to lengthen that siding slightly. In the foreground will be a road bridge with I'm going to start tomorrow. Cheers.
  15. The idea is that the layout is fictitious at the moment. I just like the name, and of course a fan of the show.
  16. Hello, Just a placemarker for my next project. More to come. Cheers.
  17. After sorting a wiring issue which has resulted in trains actually running, I can get on with bits I enjoy more. A look over the boundary wall sees the first bit of groundwork going in, an area of cobbled hardstanding which will lead to an old goods shed. There will be no track here, it having been removed previously. Here's a quick photo to show things so far. More soon.
  18. Yes Rob, I've gone into GWR and have a broad guage loco on the go. I moved into EM gauge a couple of years ago when I acquired one of Mr Tailby's layouts. Cheers. PS sorry I didn't get to say hello at Taunton, I didn't get there till late thanks to Cross Country Trains and by the time I looked round ran out of time.
  19. Hi Dave, I'll post the plan at the end of the week when I'm done laying, it's pretty simple though and similar to the one I posted on Facebook, except I've moved a point as per your advice. Cheers
  20. As promised a quick update. Droppers soldered to the track and the first pieces are going down, I'm laying all loose for the moment until testing is complete then I'll fix it down.
  21. That's fair enough. I did see the content at the start but didn't realise it was the full list, my fault. Thanks
  22. Well here we are again, I'd almost forgotten about this thread. First of all I apologise for the lack of updates, Tunnock Yard has been through many changes of track plan and I wasn't happy with most of them to be honest. Having played about a bit the one I've chosen seems to make sense for the kind of things I want to. The fact that I started this thread almost six years ago with no finished layout is annoying to me, it should not take this long to build a small layout when friends and fellow modellers can knock one out in a few months. Anyway tonight I started soldering the first droppers, the layout has it's debut show in January and I promised it would be running and at least have a little scenery on it. My aim from now on is to post an update at least once a week until the end of the year. I'll try and get the first one up tomorrow because I have all day to get some work done. Many thanks to those that are following this for bearing with me. Cheers.
  23. I noticed on visiting my local supermarket that BRM was on the shelf, but as I was unable to browse I gave it a miss. I seem to remember a while back on the old forum that a post said that the plastic sleeves were being dropped?
  24. Hello, I've just finished reading this topic and it was great to finally see this at Taunton today. As a converted EM'er (September 2016) myself, it was nice to see a layout from a finer scale attend the show. I hope you don't mind me sharing a couple of pictures.
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