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10 hours ago, wandering blue said:

 

Good to know!

 

 

A summary of your entire Heaton Lodge experience, if I might be so bold.

 

I’m very much looking forward to seeing your magnum opus later this year at Warley ( with 2m of baseboard to myself to get a clear view and no backpacks in my ribs), or if that isn’t meant to be, in its own travelling artic-convoy circus some point next year. 

 

Your updates on here are a welcome distraction to the new world order, so on behalf of your readership, thank you for taking the time to share the journey.

 

Phil 

 

Thanks Phil.

 

In all honesty I can’t see a public gathering of thousands of people - as at Warley, being allowed anytime this year. 
The company manufacturing the handcarts needed to transport the layout are also falling way behind schedule.

Alls not lost though, HLJ will eventually be in lots of different locations that I’ll make known later this year.

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3 minutes ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

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Hi Simon,

 

I may have missed this in the past, but where did the Trestles come from, are they from Tim Horn as well?

 

Apologies for the rather mundane question amongst well deserved congratulations on complete a circuit!

 

Simon

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So your building does have a wall at the end. I thought it was infinite.

 

Geoff Endacott

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4 minutes ago, Geoff Endacott said:

So your building does have a wall at the end. I thought it was infinite.

 

Geoff Endacott

 

Ahh but that wall does a have a door on the right so that probably means that there is another room beyond that wall.....

 

Just think of the potential if Simon could extend the layout... Only thinking allowed  :imsohappy:

 

Jim

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7 minutes ago, jcarta said:

 

Ahh but that wall does a have a door on the right so that probably means that there is another room beyond that wall.....

 

Just think of the potential if Simon could extend the layout... Only thinking allowed  :imsohappy:

 

Jim

 

Isnt that the toilet

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1 hour ago, LongRail said:

 

Isnt that the toilet

This shall now be known as

 

"Pooh corner"

 

Congratulations on reaching quite literally this mile stone. Can't wait to see it in the flesh.

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Is there a Golden track pin somewhere? Seriously what an achievement, even my wife has said she wants to see this

best wishes

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Brilliant stuff, looking forward to seeing some more scenery work 

 

david

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Thanks for the kind compliments! 
 

Simon - yes these frames are by Tim Horn.

 

 

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Simply stunning Simon. And congratulations on reaching this milestone. Running a first full lap will really underline your sense of achievement.

5 years may sound like a long time, but to have achieved all this with the immense detail you have undertaken is incredible. My mere 30 x 12 oo gauge three level layout is operational on the first level with some scenery, helix to level 2 complete, 2nd and third level base boards in construction. Yet this has taken me over 3 years to achieve. 

Many pages back there was mention of train spotting with binoculars. I wonder if the venues you have arranged could provide grandstand seating - echos of the Rainhill 150 celebration?

The finished layout will be worth a trip back to the UK from Australia. 

Thank you for building it.

Rodger

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Wow Simon, excellent stuff 6.5 + minutes for a circuit is quite something.

Cant wait for the videos!.

Alans buildings looking spot on in the final position.

 Cheers 

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14 hours ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

Today 37191 traversed the whole circuit pulling a fully loaded 37 wagon MGR. Taking 6 mins & 40 seconds at a scale 48mph..

 

Reminds me of the old Yorkshire farmer joke, aye lad, I had a loco like that once!

 

Mike.

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Oh spot on sir, bravo.

 

 

Kev.

(I just can not wait to see this.)

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16 minutes ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

 

I’ve loaded each one of these HAA’s a third full of real crushed coal which makes for a proper heavyweight train..
 

 

 

Absolutely stupendous. I love the way the ground shook as the locomotive went past. :-)

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Simon

 

Simply stunning..... The 56 had no issues hauling that rake of HAA's ...... Hate to think what a Heljan would pull 

 

Jim

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1 minute ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

Oh I couldn’t resist another..

 

 

 

Oh so you couldn't resist..........

 

Are you taking requests to show us more...... Please please please..... Just one more....

 

Show me the Class 40 hauling something heavy and long.

 

Jim

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5 minutes ago, jcarta said:

 

Oh so you couldn't resist..........

 

Are you taking requests to show us more...... Please please please..... Just one more....

 

Show me the Class 40 hauling something heavy and long.

 

Jim

Didn’t take any of the 40’s sadly but give me a couple days.
I doubt a 40 in real life would have pulled 40 loaded HAA’s though! 

 

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3 minutes ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

Didn’t take any of the 40’s sadly but give me a couple days.
I doubt a 40 in real life would have pulled 40 loaded HAA’s though! 

 

 

A mixed freight or some tankers would make my day. ;)

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