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Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Jordan, 19 February 2010.
There is an old tyre in it.
I got a telling off for suggesting clichés in the cut Jordan
I agree, Jordan, close-ups can be really cruel.
In fairness, it reveals the lovely weathering job on that bothey(?) .
If only I had the space for something similar.. Looking great!
I'd forgotten how much I like the idea of the inside of the ruined building as a view blocker. And how much I like the rest of the layout come to that!
I don't remember. Must re-read my own thread!
Thanks, but the weathering on the hut was by the Hospital Gates mob, not me.
The whole thing is less than 10ft long.
Thanks!! It has turned out pretty well if I say so myself.
1.5 bed flat...
Ah, then you need a layout like this.
Still a no go, I forgot to mention a 1.5 bed with a one year old!
I have to admit though, I suddenly had a 7mm NG urge at Telford whilst walking past the wright lines stand. I suddenly fancied a couple of square foot baseboard with some Roy Link track, an armoured simplex and a couple of wagons. It took a surprising amount of self control to make myself see sense.. That and the cost of the wright lines kits of course..
On the plus side, the 1yr-old will grow.
On the minus side, your 1.5 bed won't.....
EDIT: The pics of my O scale layout in an A4 Boxfile were deleted off Photobucket some time ago, so I'll forgive you for overlooking that layout in the linked Thread. I'll get them loaded again here soon.
If you haven't got room for a Boxfile, I dread to think how cramped that Flat is!!!
Have you considered utilising the space in the boot of your car for a covert layout? You might get away with it until the next big shopping trip or weekend away, at which point there would be some explaining to do ("I was just moving it for a friend and……….").
Not a bad idea except, the boot of the car is full of photography gear and footplate clothes...that there isn't space for in the flat..
O Scale in a Boxfile... you have been warned...
Taken during building. Old Lima Set track used in the boxfile.
Operations under way, with a 'fiddlestick' cassette.
The fiddlestick just has bits of brass section soldered to the outside web of the rails, which slide onto the track in the boxfile and transfer power as well as align the rails.
You can even fit American O Scale in a Boxfile!!
Herendeth the Silly Season .. for a bit...
Neat - a U.S. outline spring trap.
What bait do you use to attract the boxcar into the spring trap, and does it despatch it quickly?
JB - No room at home, boot full, boxfile been done..... so you have the opportunity to build the first layout in a roofbox
My apologies for such a Thulish idea
I hadn't thought of it like that before!! but it did work - judge for yourself; that boxcar is now quite dead...
Now that I didn't see coming! Wonderful.
Wow, long time no update!!
Anyway, today we had a visitor at Withyn Reach...
My lad isn't really interested in trains any more, as at 13 he succumbs to the usual teenage pursuits - football & music (& girls to come, no doubt!! ) but his 16yr-old mate is still trains mad, and on the wave of the O Scale R-T-R boom, this is his first O Scale loco. Here it meets the resident Kettle
There's a lot of freeplay in the centre axle; it coped well with the subtle gradients on the layout
...but does a Terrier weigh more than 50 tons??
We had a bit of a "Run what ya Brung" operating session - great fun without worrying too much at all about prototype accuracy!!
Dapol Terrier meets Dapol 08. The Terrier is higher geared, and quite raced away from the 08 when we ran them on the same track (12v DC)
A great bit of fun, and proof this layout is still in action!! - and still unfinished!!
At the end of the day this becomes insignificant..... as long as you enjoyed yourselves and your son's mate retains his interest . One more potential convert to O scale.
Absolutely. I found a few lengths of Peco 124BH flextrack I have had for ages, and won't use, and donated them to him for his first O scale layout!