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wsor4050



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Florida Springs Reply with quote

Hi all
Just thought I'd share my latest exhibition layout with you
It's first out is next Friday at Glasgow

This was it on Thursday morning

http://youtu.be/uJRqwjMQcCw

And then last night

http://youtu.be/VmXiJpVZ_gA

Chris G
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Simon Hargraves



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey.....that was quick! The layout looks good, Chris......what's the loco? I'm thinking GP30 or CF7 or similar.
The daft thing is that I have all the stuff to do something similar in N scale but actually getting something done is another matter!

Regards,
Simon.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Simon
It's an Athearn CF7 but the motor has been swapped out and replaced with a Kato one, which is controlled by an ESU LokSound decoder
I have or will have shortly all Florida Central's CF7s
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davidbromage



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! This has given me ideas for my latest purchase which I'll post soon(ish).

What do you have for a fiddle yard?

Cheers
David
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dave
The fiddleyard is today's project Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you're continuing the tradition of being motivated by exhibition deadlines... Or sheer panic! Wink

Got your "Don't Touch - Wet Paint" notices ready too? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an idea
The next one could be a paint factory Laughing Laughing Laughing
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mog



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

(I thought you weren't doing any more exhibition layouts.. or did i imagine that?)

Hope to catch it in the flesh soon

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Simon Hargraves



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wsor4050 wrote:
Yes Simon
It's an Athearn CF7 but the motor has been swapped out and replaced with a Kato one, which is controlled by an ESU LokSound decoder
I have or will have shortly all Florida Central's CF7s[/img]

Thanks Chris, nice to know that my locospotting mojo still works!
The sounds are very effective; I especially liked the bit of radio chatter going on.
Like several others here, I've got a stash of US H0 (as well as the N scale) lurking in boxes awaiting the second coming or whatever, and if watching your video hasn't induced me to actually DO something with it, at least I am less likely to sell it all............
Cheers,
Simon.
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giles b



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic progress in no time at all - just as well the cost of midnight oil's been going down in line with petrol Smile

Good luck at the show.
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Jordan



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Chris - I like the 'streamlined' trackplan - simple but spacious.

I must try an ESU Loksound decoder next; Tsunami seem a bit 'fussy' to me, all too keen to cut out the sound at the slightest speck of dust, & I've found QSI difficult to program to a good crawl. Where do you get your ESU from?
Then all I need is an O Scale CF7... (as well as a decent GP38-2...)

All the best for Glasgae - will we see this at TVNAM?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys
Not sure about TVNAM I think I'm being roped in to this Freemo stuff
It will be at Nottingham, Derby and the NEC this year
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wsor4050 wrote:
Thanks Guys
Not sure about TVNAM I think I'm being roped in to this Freemo stuff

Idea well as I haven't got a layout at TVNAM this year.... Wink (& I could run my PGR locos in memory of Dave Barclay....)
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Broadoak



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice I really like it.

Peter
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steve



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look forward to seeing it on Friday Chris! Very Happy

I'm there with Starker Verkehr, keeping the MTI flag flying.

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