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Postby henrix72se » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:36 am

If you gone any further with the line would also be nice to see .. 8)

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:07 pm

Si, the points are available from Scalelink. Henrik, I will try to get a photo or two tomorrow.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:59 pm

A few pictures of the layout to date. I am running behind schedule, so although running, the layout will be shown as a work in progress project at MOMING this Saturday. Say hello if you make it to Pewsey.

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Postby demaine22 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:26 am

Unfinished and still looks great! That loco looks excellent!
See you Saturday! 8)
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Postby henrix72se » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:35 pm

New sheds looks very nice and uniform to each other. Got the inspiration from somewhere special ?

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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:37 pm

Hi Henrik,

Sorry for the late response :oops: The sheds are not based on any location, browsing the Örkaggens Järnväg http://okj.malmborg.info/ site, I found photos of a number of sheds etc. in woodland locations and just tried to create something similar. The Hut is based on a Smokey Bottom Lumber 1/48th resin kit, but has been scaled up to 1/43rd sale and built in scribed balsa. The shed is milled bass wood and the roofs are Wills OO asbestos sheeting which makes passable 1/43rd corrugated iron.

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Postby Heywood Fan » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:26 pm

What did you use in making the trees? Nice autumnal colours.
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Postby Broadoak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:06 pm

Very tasty Simon. 8)
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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:25 am

The trees are Woodland Scenic tree apertures that have been lengthened and covered with rubberised horse hair. They are then covered in scatter of various makes; Green Scenes, Woodlands Scenics and the Hornby range, all of which make autumnal colours.

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Postby underworld » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:29 pm

LOVE your track plan !!! So much variety in a small space !
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:40 pm

Following Ramma Wood's first outing to Pewsey I have been working on some extra motive power. First up is a steeple cab loco inspired by the OKJ's loco No. 5.

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Next up a small I/C loco that while freelance is dimensionally the same as a 7mm scale model of Redgauntlet.

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At Pewsey I had problems with the loco sticking on the approach to one of the points. This may have been due to a change in gauge due to heat / humidity or due to the robust nature of the Bachmann Plymouth chassis and it's use of split axles in muffs which may have changed gauge due to rough handling.

Following Pewsey I spent a few hours adjusting the back to back measurements of the Bachmann wheel sets, but also tried other mechanisms with shorter wheel bases these included the Minitrains Gieminder chassis which worked like a dream and due to it's size allowed the building of a truly scale sized scooter.

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Next on the agenda is some additional rolling stock.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:17 pm

only a couple of weeks till Sedan, busy time.
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Lovely stuff Simon! The minitrains chassis looks interesting I've seen one of the new ones running at Pewsey and they're excellent!
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:28 pm

all the reports are very positive about this chassis . I know its been designed this way for a reason, but would prefer the motor to be positioned so cab was clear. One reason why I like the Kato unit. I suppose if it runs so well, then you can't grumble too much.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:45 pm

Yes it's a shame about the motor in the cab but it was a compromise I was willing to make to ensure that I had at least one short wheel base loco that would be able to run no matter what.

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Postby KEG » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:24 am

Very well presented at Sedan (F) this weekend. Even the hamster was impressed


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I like it, if small layouts are above standard table height.
I suppose, the Ikea Apa box under it is the transport box.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:19 am

Thanks for your comments Juergen. It was great to meet and chat.

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