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giles b



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just looking at your 1:32 scale post before coming here, Andy, and was wondering how you were gettting on. Can you see enough of the track plan in the photos, or are there any corners that need more explanantion?

The plan seems to be quite good for operating trains - we usually have a regular session with two Engineers plus a Dispatcher to sort out the fiddle yards and help keep things moving. Only drawback with using a large scale in a small room is the lack of space for passing loops, so it comes down to shunting with two locos, or using a chain and towing cars into facing sidings.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

giles b wrote:
I was just looking at your 1:32 scale post before coming here, Andy, and was wondering how you were gettting on. Can you see enough of the track plan in the photos, or are there any corners that need more explanantion?


Hello Giles... I'm working on a 1:55 scale railcar at the moment to get a bit more experience, but I'm hoping to lay the track for the 1:32 model and the 1:55 soon in one mammoth tracklaying session. I think I can see tha basic idea but if there's a chance of a track plan that would be very handy. Many thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andy,

Here's the plan

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Giles. I was originally planning a roundy roundy but I don't think we'll have the space so I'll go for something long and thin like this. I like the idea of one station not having a loop and having two stations and a bit inbetween. Probably we'll have a simple through station and terminus to save space. I'll doodle some more and maybe put the results up in 'the Bar'
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been some time since I posted any pictures of the layout, so here's a selection of recent views............

First of all, a line-up of all the locomotives. Numbers 1,4 and 8 are variations on the LGB Porter, while number 7 is a heavily rebuilt OHO - now a more modern Porter from c. 1920. The diesel was scratchbuilt to fit a commercial motor bogie.


Number 8 seen at Hogwood with an Extra, bound for Catwater.


Number 4 on the outskirts of Hogwood


Number 8 pulls into Catwater with a train from Clydes Creek
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Giles...yes, I have followed your account here for a long time..and am quite highly influenced by what you have done....

BAckscene apart, I still think the Porters give the railroad the flavour of the deep south....... Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Pictures Giles, thanks for sharing. Is 'characterful' a real word? I'd like to use it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since the last pictures were posted I've been working on some rolling stock projects. May saw the cutting down of a Colorado & Southern reefer into a 24ft Catwater & Southern car. It's the yellow one, here posing with the line's original reefer.


This month I've been cutting down a baggage car to make a short RPO (mail car). It's still not quite finished as I'm waiting for some detail parts to arrive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the rolloing stock Giles: it's making me wonder if I should cut down the length of the 1:32 scale van I made...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'd had more room (= length of run) I'd have stuck with the cars as bought. It's only because space between stations, and siding length, is tight that I decided to chop almost three inches out of the bogie vehicles. It also seems to work better visually with the little 0-4-0s.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're right Giles - keeps the style consistently yours too?
I love this layout - the idea of it and ..it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had some VIPs visit Catwater this week, just 70 years ahead of time; but with a re-election campaign I guess you can never start too soon..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new pictures from today's running session.

#1 switching the yard at Catwater


Then Train # 2, the Bonneyville Mail, pauses for a few moments at Hogwood.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so much a layout tour, but Trains On Tour. Some C&S trains visited a couple of garden lines this Summer, so here, just for a change of scenery............







with thanks to Philip and Ian for their hospitality.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent some time recently working on two new cabooses, using parts that originated with Jack Chipperfield. I've modified them slightly and used some ideas from drawings in an old Narrow gauge & Short Line Gazette to come up with these........


This one still needs some end ladders to finish it off



I've now got the bogies and wheels to complete this one. It was inspired by a Mexican prototype, but the Bachmann cupola has given it a different "feel".
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