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Walstead Green - 00 Gauge Loft Layout

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Welcome to my Modern Image loft based layout, Walstead Green which I started back in 2008. It's based on "somewhere" near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands with no exact timeframe as I like BR Blue & Intercity and my Son's like Virgin, Cross Country etc!! It's approximately 17' x 11' and I still have much to do!! It may be finished by the end of the century!! Just so that I can add a few Steamers, a preserved, ex GW branch line shares the main line station. Anyway, on with a few pics....I'll start at the beginning

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Thanks for looking......

 

Steve

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WOWZA thats a big project you have there! good luck with it all.

 

Jack.

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Thanks Jack.......Bitten off a bit more than I can chew methinks!! I've also changed a few things as I've gone on...just to give myself more work!

 

A few more shots......

 

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Steve

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Its looking great tho, hope you enjoy every second of it :)

 

Jack.

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Yeah, it's a labour of love though...I'm just waiting for some signals to turn up....then some more wiring fun!!!

I decided to ditch my idea of having a river but instead, I went for the Canal.......a very important part of West Midland's scenery. It conveniently dissappears into a tunnel.........I was wondering how I was going to incorporate a river into a backscene. Here's a couple of photo's.....

 

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Steve

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Hi Steve

This layout is springing to life and is looking good my own layout Heathfield

evolved over a number of years and many modifications were enacted

Well done keep posting

David

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Evolution's all part of it. And what you've achieved so far is impressive to say the least, and fun into the bargain. Do you have a trackplan sketched?

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Wow, a lot of progress and looking good. I shall put this on my watch list.

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This one certainally has potential.

 

I quite like your platforms and painted rail sides.

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Like the last pictures the layout its looking brilliant the buffer stop lights and the fencing are superb the canal scene has real character it is part of the fun to remodel a layout I have rebuilt my own layout several times,keep up the good work.

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That's some good-looking project you've got there, and it's interesting to see how it's evolving...I especially like the canal and the station areas - lots of potential !!

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Thanks for the positive comments....they are very much appreciated. I will sort out a track plan as soon as I can....

Here's a couple of up to date shot's that I took earlier (before hypothermia set in!!).

 

Preserved line with a very recently extended headshunt.

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The preserved railways HQ and the main 9-road hidden siddings in the background

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View towards the main station from the 4 arch bridge

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Cheers

Steve

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Hi

Great layout you got it will all worth it in the end.

steve

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Absolutely stunning!

 

Do you have a trackplan?

 

How do you find the woodland scenics foam base to work with?

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Thanks again.......McC, the foam base was no problem to work with.......I did get through a fair bit of ballast though due to the higher shoulders.

Here's a roughly sketched out track plan and a few more shot's....

 

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Cheers

Steve

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Thanks Steve!

 

Inspirational stuff!!! :)

 

Stephen

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Thanks once again.......

I've just installed the first of two (CR Signals) platform mounted 4-aspect dual head signal's............they really bring the layout to life!

I just need to finish wiring up the first one and then start on No.2 tomorrow.

 

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Please excuse my son's 4-VEP in platform 4.....It's a little out of territory!!

Cheers Steve

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A couple more shot's of both sets of signals now working and another of the slightly modified southerly end of the station with extended platform on the up lines.

 

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Steve

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An amazing layout, thanks for sharing it with us. I will continue to watch.

 

Regards

Scott

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Thanks Scott!!

 

Just a few more shot's of some resident Walstead Green loco's....

 

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Regards

 

Steve

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Nice looking layout you have there! The scenery looks great!

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