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This is my first post here. I have decided to build a micro layout using mostly bits that l have to hand as l am unable to go to busy shops as my wife is still having to shield. I have an old Ikea Lack side table 55x55cm which l have sliced down the middle and joined end to end 110x27.5cm. I am using s/h Peco code 100 track. The layout will be a small Scottish Terminus as l have some Heljan 26s and 27s l wish to run.

 

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This is progress so far. Track down and ballasted. Station walls in position with an old Island station kit (that l have had knocking around for 35 years)  cut down to low relief and roughly positioned.

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Looks great.  Could I ask what you’ve used for ballast - it looks very neat and you’ve managed to ballast under the points?  I’ve had to avoid doing them on the layout I’m building as I was too concerned the point blades would stick and it’s a bit too obvious.

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17 minutes ago, Keith Addenbrooke said:

Looks great.  Could I ask what you’ve used for ballast - it looks very neat and you’ve managed to ballast under the points?  I’ve had to avoid doing them on the layout I’m building as I was too concerned the point blades would stick and it’s a bit too obvious.

Thanks for the compliment. I laid the track using double sided adhesive Ducktape and pressed the ballast onto this carefully avoiding the tiebars. The other areas l ballasted with a mixture of grey ballast, green scatter and dried teabag dust.

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Hello WoS,

 

I like your track plan simple but very effective, that run around loop will be a great help and make operating the layout much more enjoyable and three way points, they save such a lot of room.

 

Wall of sound, off topic, but I listen to the new Tangerine Dream trio, Phil Spectors dream realised, a wall of full frequency sound, I've nearly finished a simple class A amplifier.

 

Cheers - Jim

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I have done a bit more ballasting and fixed the platform and station building in place.  The grounded van body is hiding the point motor. Everything else is just placed to give an idea of how it could look. More greenery, a chimney for the station building and lots of details still to do.

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Hello WoS,

 

I starting to look properly spacious now, very well done indeed.

 

Cheers - Jim

[edit] ohh may I ask what colour have you painted the back scene board. It's given me an idea :-)

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Hi Jim, The back scene is Johnstone's Blue Horizon tester from The Range DIY. 

You were right about my name, many years ago I used to collect PS productions.

ATB Chris

 

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Hello Chris,

 

Thanks for the heads up good of you. I first came across PS in a photo of a concert stage for The Grateful Dead oddly enough from a visitor at a model railway show in the 80's.

 

Cheers - Jim

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In the spirit of the times, should'nt it be 'Lock Doon' ?

Nice layout plan , crisp and tidy track , just enough to provide a lot of fun to operate, cant go wrong with Birmingham Sulzers  (26,27)

-suppose you could multi mode with different eras too.

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Slow progress, added a few more details, still a lot more work needed. Intend to primarily run my Heljan 26s & 27s with Bachmann 20 & 25 and Dapol 121. 1960s and late 70s eras.

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