7mm Newhurst in O Gauge

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Cliff Williams, 3 September 2018.

  1. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    The superb Newhurst built by Rob & John was featured in September 2018 Railway Modeller and was on display at Telford Guildex 2018 in analogue format.
    I am delighted to say it is coming north of the Border for conversion to full DCC sound and has bookings for 2019 and beyond, so fun times ahead.
    Here is a video of some of the action from Guildex.
     
  2. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    A cracking layout and one which I kept returning to, throughout the show. Good to know it's going to be converted to DCC sound. :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
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  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I think it was arguably the best layout at the show..

    Despite it being Southern - I'm running for cover..

    JB.
     
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  4. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    A stunning layout, I also kept getting drawn back to it. Cliff - you are a lucky guy!

    I look forward to seeing it again some time.

    Tony
     
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  5. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    I can’t wait to see the chuff n puff locos bursting through the station, one of these with a few 16 toners will look good.


    First booking after conversion will be Railex 2019 and I hope to have some guest operators along to help and enjoy the fun of operation.
     
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  6. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Cliff,

    very envious, it is one of the best layouts that I have seen for quite a while. One question though, repeated from our conversation on Sunday - where will you fit the Severn bridge in?

    regards

    Mike
     
  7. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    No plans at this stage, but you never know a double track version might appear one day on the storage side......
     
  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Thanks for posting the video. Great looking layout that will only be enhanced by the addition of some subtle sound.

    A relatively simple track plan, ideal for watching the trains go by. I especially like that room has been given to scenics and buildings so that it does look like a slice of Railway rather than a 'see how much track can be fitted on the boards'.

    Looking forward to seeing it at a show at some point.
     
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  9. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Member

    I managed to view the layout and talk to the crew before Guildex opened on Saturday. It is a cracking layout and, for me, instantly recognisable as a location somewhere in the New Forest area, which is only about 15 minutes from where I live.

    Regards,

    CK
     
  10. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

  11. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    I was captivated by this layout at Telford - it's like "Ditchling Green" on steroids!


    Regards

    Dan
     
  12. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    An excellent shift last night with Newhurst, wiring tweaked to take DCC control, signals get tied in next time. Some driver training needed too with crew training planned over the coming weeks for any new team members.

     
  13. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Has the JA/JB Electro-Diesel been programmed so you can switch between diesel and electric sound profiles?
     
  14. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Yes it has - we may add third rail to the layout for the extra fun factor.
     
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  15. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    How did you achieve the programming - is it on the same decoder?
     
  16. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    The set up is done by Bryan Robertson, you have to turn off F1 and as it goes into shutdown you tap another function key and away you go on third rail, it cannot be done on the move though, the one compromise to it.