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Hi and welcome to yet another small Layout. 

 

Seven Mills Sidings is all but complete scenically and I'll be doing some photos for a Mag article over the coming days, but in the meantime the urge for another small OO Layout had to be satisfied.

 

The plan is a simple one, a Single Track Branch to The Budoc Bridge Coal field that is near the end of it's working life, and is served off a now truncated Single Line, causing a reversal of the Train, and swapping end to end of the Brake Van at each exchange. There will also be some Van Traffic that will be needed down the Line as well.

 

The Location will be a vague one, at the moment there will be a Green Heljan Class 27, but if at a later date I fancy a Blue 24, 25, 26, 33, 22 or even dare I say it, a Kettle or two for example then it wont look out of place.

 

There will be very little in the way of Buildings, in fact, there may only be ONE.

 

The size is 6ft 10 inches x 1ft, and is split between a 4ft 4 inch Scenic Board and the Swiveling Sector Fiddle Yard.

So here are the boards in place over my Work Bench.

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Moving on to the Plan, again, very simple, just 4 Points, in the pics you will see that I'm waiting for a Med Y Point to arrive.

 

The Track that you see is Peco Code 75, but the Lines may be exchanged to Bull Head but retaining the Code 75 Points.

 

It will be DCC Controlled, but the Points will be DC operated with Peco or Gaugemaster Motors and Gaugemaster DCC 80 Autofrogs.

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Hi Andy

 

It should keep you busy for a short while.

 

At least no distractions of exhibitions to get in the way.

 

I take it your all settled in in your home.

 

All the best

 

Terry 

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I forgot to say, the idea was inspired by a few people on here, namely

Rob /  @NHY 581 and the Sheep Chronicals,

Al / @Alister G, Ladmanlow Sidings,

and @Captain Kernow / Bethesda Sidings

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13 minutes ago, ikcdab said:

Looks like an interesting project, I look forward to seeing progress.

Ian 

Thanks Ian, It won't be fancy or spectacular, but it should be a bit of fun.

 

Cheers for looking in.:good:

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13 minutes ago, ELTEL said:

Hi Andy

 

It should keep you busy for a short while.

 

At least no distractions of exhibitions to get in the way.

 

I take it your all settled in in your home.

 

All the best

 

Terry 

Hi Terry, Good to hear from you, and yes no Show distractions unfortunately, but I may have Seven Mills up for Sale soon so that might leave room for another small project or two.:fie:

 

Yes settled in good thanks.

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13 minutes ago, Allegheny1600 said:

Hi Andy,

That looks like an interesting little project!

Having a lovely green class 27, does that mean Eastern region or Scottish region? Either sounds great to me.

Take care bud,

John.

Hi John, Yes the 27 leaves things a little flexible, but I'm probably thinking more Scottish for now, but that could change.

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1 hour ago, sb67 said:

Good o see a new thread Andy. I like the plan and the idea, the class 27 is mouth watering, looking forward to seeing more. :)

Thanks Steve, It was an E-Bay purchase, it is Class 25 Sound fitted, but that's fine by me, and it arrived yesterday, I've had a Play with a couple of CV's and now on speed step 1 you can just see it starting to move, and the 2 and 3 bring it up to shunt mode which will be ideal for the Kadee Couplings.

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8 minutes ago, Barnaby said:

So this is 4mm Andy so that's 1/2 the scale so 1/2 the build time, yes.

I'll be watching with great interest, ummmmn will there be a mini lj somewhere observing the 4mm world.

 

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Half the size, half the visibility, so TWICE the build time, haha. I'm in no rush, as I always say.:laugh:

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3 minutes ago, D6775 said:

Anything that has Scottish Type 2's peak's my interest!

Thanks Al, I was going to do another Glen Roy, but decided to try something new, but also hence the possibility of Blue 26 / 27's creeping in maybe.:good:

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26 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

Thanks Steve, It was an E-Bay purchase, it is Class 25 Sound fitted, but that's fine by me, and it arrived yesterday, I've had a Play with a couple of CV's and now on speed step 1 you can just see it starting to move, and the 2 and 3 bring it up to shunt mode which will be ideal for the Kadee Couplings.

 

I think they are fantastic runners. I've a green 26,  I'm hoping to build a layout to be able to run that on. 

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7 minutes ago, sb67 said:

 

I think they are fantastic runners. I've a green 26,  I'm hoping to build a layout to be able to run that on. 

Then don't waist you time on here, get it done Steve. haha.:fie:

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Just seen this add for a Bachmann 16T Mineral wagon on Flea Bay.:laugh:

 

Sponsored

Bachmann 37-253B 16T Mineral Wagon BR Grey (weathered) OO gauge BNIB

Brand new

£30.37

From Australia

+ £30.98 postage

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3 minutes ago, sb67 said:

 

I wish I had your layout building ability. Too many indecisions I'm afraid.

Like me at the moment with Seven Mills, I love running it, and I have 4mm Plans, but I don't want to lose SMS, but I know it must go if I want to do a proper 4mm like Pencarne.

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1 minute ago, NHY 581 said:

Splendid stuff Andy. 

 

Rob. 

Thanks Rob, I have so much Static Grass, and having seen your pics of Sheep Dip, I need a reason to use it.

 

BTW Congratulations on the BRM article, I look forward to reading it and seeing Andy Y's pics.

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Thanks Andy. 

 

I'm still experimenting with static grass but I'll not use anything else now. 

 

As for Sheep Dip, we're stuck with my photos for the article. Perhaps Andy will be able to photograph it himself one day and do it proper justice.  

I'd really like to see that. 

 

Rob. 

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