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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:19 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:I think that there would be a use for a battery powered loco too, for use when it was "nap time" :lol: :lol:


Now that sounds like a good idea, there is no shortage of 7 1/4" battery loco's around :) . Mind you, I have a 15" gauge one in mind that might work very nicely, dont hold your breath though :lol: .
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Postby andrew milner » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:48 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Now that sounds like a good idea, there is no shortage of 7 1/4" battery loco's around :) . Mind you, I have a 15" gauge one in mind that might work very nicely, dont hold your breath though :lol: .


Now you know that will only have people asking questions Steve. Like, which one :D
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:28 pm

Andrew Milner wrote:
Steve Bennett wrote:Now that sounds like a good idea, there is no shortage of 7 1/4" battery loco's around :) . Mind you, I have a 15" gauge one in mind that might work very nicely, dont hold your breath though :lol: .


Now you know that will only have people asking questions Steve. Like, which one :D


And when will it be available? :wink: :twisted: :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:55 pm

Andrew Milner wrote:Now you know that will only have people asking questions Steve. Like, which one :D


:lol: I dont think anybody would guess this one, I'm saying no more at the moment :lol:
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Postby michael » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:55 pm

Wouldnt be a Baguley would it :twisted:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:06 am

michael wrote:Wouldnt be a Baguley would it :twisted:


:lol: No, it is a battery loco, a one off though, not from a recognised builder. I would be surprised if anybody guessed it :lol:
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Postby andrew milner » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:33 am

But you can bet they're gonna try :D :D
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Postby scott b » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:49 am

If you where still trying to find a type of manufacturing to model and as you are on a cat theme, I was at a train meet a couple of years ago next to a Kitty litter factory, lots of opertunity there to model and much fun could be had with names of the factory!

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:29 pm

My Gnine layout will be set in a Cattery and animal rescue centre which runs passenger trains on Sundays & Bank Holidays in the summer to raise funds for the rescue part of the concern. I have a track plan, I have the Logic to the rail operations within the centre, it will fit on a 4'x2' (1220mm x 610mm) board. Once I've got the track plan in electronic form, I'll post it in the Gnine section :D

Gneed to think up a decent name though :wink:
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Postby Tamnavulin » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:39 pm

Hm... Not kitbashing, it´s called catbashing :oops:

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Postby andrew milner » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:46 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:My Gnine layout will be set in a Cattery and animal rescue centre which runs passenger trains on Sundays & Bank Holidays in the summer to raise funds for the rescue part of the concern. I have a track plan, I have the Logic to the rail operations within the centre, it will fit on a 4'x2' (1220mm x 610mm) board. Once I've got the track plan in electronic form, I'll post it in the Gnine section :D

Gneed to think up a decent name though :wink:


Cat o' nine(mm) tails? :lol:
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Postby Dave Westall » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:34 pm

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My Gnine layout will be set in a Cattery and animal rescue centre which runs passenger trains on Sundays & Bank Holidays in the summer to raise funds for the rescue part of the concern. I have a track plan, I have the Logic to the rail operations within the centre, it will fit on a 4'x2' (1220mm x 610mm) board. Once I've got the track plan in electronic form, I'll post it in the Gnine section


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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:43 pm

Meow, hiss :lol:
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Postby SillyBilly » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:35 pm

Nice Layout!
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed May 13, 2009 8:50 pm

Bit of a virtual update to this thread, it has been seen in the Katham House thread that this baseboard/layout will become part of the 8'x2' version of Katham House. The intention is that this baseboard will also continue to exist as a seperate layout in its own right, and as such it Gneeds a Gname....

This layout is to be called 'Cats Common' (which is a real place in Gn0rfolk near the village of Smallburgh). When run as part of the Katham House estate though, it will use the name of Katham House.

This thread will begin to be updated as work progresses from the Katham House extention board onto this board.
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Thu May 14, 2009 6:02 am

Nice to see you're finally starting to get some more work done on this Barry. :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu May 14, 2009 10:59 am

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:This thread will begin to be updated as work progresses from the Katham House extention board onto this board.


:oops: Blame me Barry :) I think I might have mentioned something to a certain person :lol: Let the Kat out of the bag, as it were :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu May 14, 2009 11:05 am

Oh dear Barry now you've done an update the thread disappeared from Page 19 on Modelling Matters so I can't include it in VE. :twisted: :lol: :lol:
Now on Page 1 so around midsummer for it to show. :roll:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu May 14, 2009 3:14 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Oh dear Barry now you've done an update the thread disappeared from Page 19 on Modelling Matters so I can't include it in VE. :twisted: :lol: :lol:
Now on Page 1 so around midsummer for it to show. :roll:


That's such a simple (if time consuming) fix :D

All I Gneed to do is post a message in every topic from the middle of page 19 up to the top of page 1 :mrgreen:


Would boost me up the post count league too :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Matthi205 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:27 pm

Hi,
has anything changed since 2007? :?
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:57 pm

Matthi205 wrote:Hi,
has anything changed since 2007? :?


Not really, I've been busy with Real Life amongst other things, but it hasn't been forgotten. It will still be connected to Katham House and work with that layout, but other things need to take priority at the moment.
Feel free to make suggestions though :)
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Postby Matthi205 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:25 pm

Hi,
I would suggest to put a ramp,for Workers/Visitors to hop on and off, on the right hand side where you put that odd loco shed mockup.
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