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mog



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Brett, a US HO layout Reply with quote

Dreary has been re-incarnated.. or at least 'refreshed' and is now 'Brett'


More info and pictures over here..

http://mogtrains.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/a-phoenix-arises-well-layout-is.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice!! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you love Americn place names? I suppose Brett sounds a bit more
realistic to modellers on this side of the pond but, whether you're in Boring
Oregon or Brilliant Ohio, you can get away with just about anything. Very Happy

Nice presentation of the layout. Better than being exiled to a cold garage.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile I really struggled to find a name.. Looking at hundreds of small towns across the northern states and so many names sounded so 'unrealistic'!

Anyway - Brett is a bit of a play on words.. the German for 'plank' Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I like both Martin, the layout and its name.

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quicky - I've posted a yootube video Very Happy

http://youtu.be/i5OX4RUYwpk

The switchlist for this train was ridiculously simple so I thought it might make a good first candidate.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice vid Martin (but I'm still not sold on sound).

I'd have picked up the outbound boxcar from the team track during the first run round move and used it as a handle
to propel the inbound car to the loading dock. Then kept it coupled to the loco while pulling the hopper from the silo
and running round it. That way only the hopper would be left standing on the loop during the second run round move
and the grade crossing need not have been blocked. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely done!! Cool
Love the shelf layout and am watching your blog for progress!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers chaps.

Bob - I have to admit that i hadn't spent too much time thinking about the moves, was focussing on balancing the camera and controller! (I don't do multitasking).. but yep.. fair point.

The sound on the loco is actually not that dominant, honest. I do find on many exhibition layouts it's deafening. The layout background track i feel adds some flavour (again, it's fairly subtle).. but doesn't come across too well in this video.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackcloud Railways wrote:


I'd have picked up the outbound boxcar from the team track during the first run round move and used it as a handle
to propel the inbound car to the loading dock. Then kept it coupled to the loco while pulling the hopper from the silo
and running round it. That way only the hopper would be left standing on the loop during the second run round move
and the grade crossing need not have been blocked. Wink

It's always interesting to see how others would carry out switching/shunting moves; I wonder if there would be similar variation between real Crews switching a yard - one crew switches Industry 'A' first whilst another crew prefers to switch Industry 'B' first instead..?
Even on Lance Mindheim's Blog once when he described a set of switching moves, a real-life Railroad worker got in touch to show how it could be done 'better', as in 'more efficiently"....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a little progress on the layout. I've decided to finish it properly if I can!

http://mogtrains.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/planting-trees-on-brett.html


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat switch-stand; where did you get it from? Non-working, I presume?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad you have decided to finish the layout Martin.
It is really excellent, got a nice feel about it I think.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers. Felt it should be done Smile

Giles, the switch-stand is non-working. They are nice, although a little fragile.

http://www.modeljunction.info/estore/product_info.php?cPath=25_31_65&products_id=2037

I mocked up the sticky out bit of the switch using some chopped sleepers to stand these on. (I don't recall the proper name for it, sorry!) although there is another track detail pack that has all the bits.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another video posted this evening.. just a brief progress one really.. hope to get some pictures up soon.

http://mogtrains.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brett-progress-video.html

Still not sure why I thought getting my mug on screen was a good idea! Embarassed
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