Thursday, 18 March 2010

Track 80% laid

There has been some very worth while track laying done over the last couple of weekends, we have now laid about 80% of the track work, with two lengths of track and two board joins to lay left, before the wiring task starts.

Just so people know what we have on laid, on the left we have a yard and loop for network rail test trains or manger trains that might vist, or the odd steam special to be coaled and watered.

To the right of that we have installed three roads for two engines in each road to be stored before next duties.

Then on the right we have the reseption and exit road for engines come on shed for fueling and maintenance.

Then on the right again in building we have a Network rail yard for MPVs and the odd ballast train and loading of road railers.

At the other end of the board we have another 3 way point with two roads leading to the maintenace shed and a road up the side which is having a pit in stalled for outside maintenance.

On the right of that we have a two road fueling siding that will accept one loco on each road.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

I havent posted on here for a long time, the boards that we made for the layout have been sitting in store.

Today we set both the boards up on its legs and started to lay the track.

Got a nice deal done, and planned what we are going to do next time we have a session of track work.

Here are a couple of pictures.

These Pictures show the 1st board. were the 66 is sitting is the enterance and exit to the TMD.
To the right of the 2 roads in and out is a 3 way point which will go to a two road Shed and the 3rd an outside road along the side of the sed.
The other track going off to the Y point will be a two road fueling bay.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Its all in the tail

After a visit to a toy fair and buying a EWS wagon, I have fitting a flashing tail lamp.
Just adds a bit of realism to a wagon, It was bought from
Will be weathering the wagon next.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Weathering again

I have been at the weathering again, a class 20, this time I have used Rail Match weathering paints, frame dirt and break dust on the bogies and the bottow of the body, for the exhaust I have used Tamiya weathering powders, and the grills used roof dirt by Rail Match.
I have sealed the powders with hairspray and letting set to see the out come.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Maintenance Shed

Since my last post not alot has happened on the layout front, but have done over a thousand miles to an indoor stram festival in Germany.

Since my Return I have been busy building the two PECO train sheds that I got for christmas so that we can start laying the track to line up with the shed.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Weathered Oil Tanker

The layout has come to a stop while waiting for the track to be delivered which will be soon hopefully, in the mean time to pass a little time I have had ago at weather an oil tanker I bought to supply the Fueling depot.

Also on the work bench are two PECO sheds and a loco fueling point by Knightwing.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Full Size Plan For 1st Board

Today after a little bit of a ride out, we have planned out ruffly the layout the the points on the 1st board.
The 1st half of the layout is to house the Maintenace shed, fueling point, along with 2 catch points, diamond cross over, a double slip and a 3 way point, not to mention a number of normal points.
2nd board will be planned shortly hopefully.