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Hailsham V3!

 

I haven't drawn the baseboards on this one so you will need to use your imagination lol.

 

On the right I imagine it being double track with a single track adapter for roughly the last foot.

 

I have added the curve on the left and the straightened it out for the baseboard end.

 

I have replaced all the point work in the sidings and yard with smaller radius.

 

You will notice the plan has also lengthened so it is now 13ft long rather than the 10 it was originally.

 

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A link to the AnyRail plan

 

Looking forward to your opinions,

 

Gary

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Is this still at 2ft wide? I think you're going to struggle with that. 
I looked at modelling Hailsham a few years ago and worked out i could roughly fit it in a 8ft wide board, maybe 6ft at a push

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Good news: The track for the layout has been ordered! Just need to sort the wood for the baseboards and I can start work.

 

Bad news: The black car in the following image is the layouts transport (and mine as it is / was my car)

 

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Luckily everyone walked away from the crash. The only injury was some minor whiplash to my girlfriend. Courtesy car being sorted for me and hopefully it wont take long for his insurance to pay out so I can buy another one.

 

Gary

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Well the topic has been quite for a while however I haven't the time I have spend not posting on here has meant I have achieved a few tasks,

 

1. New Car

2. Baseboards built

3. Cork Layed

and finally

4. Track laying has commenced!!!!!!

 

The track should be finished this week and electrics started soon after.

 

Pictures to follow

 

Gary

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So am I, I laid out all the baseboards next to each other for the first time a couple of days ago and it is rather big. Hoping to have the whole track wired and platforms done at a minimum in time for the meet but not going to rush to get anything else done as I want to be be done right

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Thanks very much.

 

I was actually already aware of your web page and have read a lot of it as I have quite an interest in Victorian LB&SCR. I have been laid up with fluid on the knee and tonsillitis and though that time have drawn up some plans for scratch building some Stroudly and Craven era carriages. I have a terrier for the Stroudleys, think ill have to build no. 27 for the Cravens.

 

Gary

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Well another update about a lack of progress.

 

As anyone reading the modular meet thread will know I have had to pull out due to the condition of my knee worsening meaning I can't drive to attend the meet. this has got to a point now that I can't really work on the layout so track laying has not finished yet.

 

I have finally received an appointment to see the specialist which is on the 29th, He is going to asses the best coarse of action and see if my mild haemophilia is going to cause any problems so hopefully back to working on the layout soon.

 

Gary

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Hi Guys!

 

I realise its been a while since I updated this topic, and there is good reason for that. Following from my knee problems I went to get the boards out for the first time in a while to work on them and take some photos about a week ago. Unfortunately whilst in storage the boards have had some damage and as I was never 100% happy with the boards I have decided to replace them with professionally built boards. This of coarse means that the Hailsham project is now on hold until the boards are built but it does mean it should last longer and be stronger.

 

Gary

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I am hoping to be there too. The boards for the layout are being built by someone at  Uckfield MRC where I am a member so hopefully wont be to long.

 

The Knee is recovering. They thankfully decided against surgery for the time being and are hoping that physio can sort it. They believe it to be ligament damage. However if I leave my support off for more that 2 days though I am still in unbearable pain but at least I don't need surgery.

 

Gary

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Hi There,

Looks like you have had a similar idea to me just a different location.I look forwards to seeing how you progess as I plan to model Mablethorpe station and it's surrounds once we have moved house. I spent most of my childhood on this station watching the trains.

Here is the track plan.

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Hi There,

Looks like you have had a similar idea to me just a different location.I look forwards to seeing how you progess as I plan to model Mablethorpe station and it's surrounds once we have moved house. I spent most of my childhood on this station watching the trains.

Here is the track plan.

 

Quirky (I like quirky track layouts!). Platform 1 has no running road next to it.

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Hi all

Although I have everything I need to build Mablethorpe as in track ,engines,stock plus buildings etc.The one thing i do not have is the space.But that will be corrected in18 months. When we move to our new and bigger house.Once settled in I will commence construction and create a post here to let you all see how it turns out..

 

GWB

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Hi all

Although I have everything I need to build Mablethorpe as in track ,engines,stock plus buildings etc.The one thing i do not have is the space.But that will be corrected in18 months. When we move to our new and bigger house.Once settled in I will commence construction and create a post here to let you all see how it turns out..

 

GWB

 

I look forward to seeing it. An update should be coming to this thread soon as the baseboards will be done. But I haven't been completely idle while waiting and have all the track electrics and some stock ready to go as soon as they arrive. I currently have SEEP point motors although I might change them for H & M's if I can manage to get enough.

 

Gary

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And then there were baseboards!!!

 

Well I think the line above say it all but some pictures never hurt:

 

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So obviously the baseboards have now been colleected. Me and Seb the owner of the local model shop (Seen in the pics above) set them up in my half renovated boardroom and they are the best bit of workwork I have ever had the pleasure of owning and worth evey penny I paid for them. (If anyone want detail of the builder please PM me).

 

So now the fun begins. All the track and cork is already at the office. The boards will be painted before tracklaying comences but now there is nothing to stop me.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Gary

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Excellent - always good to see the 'bare boards' and see what develops from them.  They look excellent and I can only dream of baseboards that are square and flat, let alone that well built.

 

Looking forward to seeing the progress at our next modular meet :)

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Thanks 'Nut,

 

I could never build something that good. I'm so glad i went down the route of having them done professionally as the old ones i built were nowhere near the stadard of these. I'm looking forward to getting the track down and run some trains, my crompton might even be the first to run lol.

 

Gary

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Well it seems to have been onver a month since I picked up the new baseboards for Hailsham and I haven't updated!

 

The good news is I have been working (as and when I can). The boards being at the office does limit my modelling time and the landlord decided to have the central heating done which kept me out of the board room for a week.

 

However, the boards now have thier cork laid and track has started to go down. No pictures as the camera is sitting on the layout at the office and I am now on my christmas break so no more work on the layout until I am back on the 4th of January.

 

In the meantime MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

 

Gary

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