St Emilia

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I had heard (pun intended), there was going to be set to a Rogers and Hammerstien musical .....

    High on a hill was a lonely Goat herd .....
     
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    Look out.....Paul`s going to start singing :twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch:

    :lol: Gormo
     
  3. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    having been away from modelling for a while I have decided a new approach is needed so I've redesigned the track plan from this;

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    to this; 45cm traverser on left

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  4. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    more detail

    Triang 2.jpg
     
  5. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Or I could go back to my original idea and run the top layer as a passenger line for my Triang stock including my EM2 Electra mmm more tinto needed methinks ...

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    You are keen ..... no easy fete there. show us the way ........ take us into the light ........ :worship::worship::worship:
     
  7. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Could you fit another fiddle yard on the left hand upper level, the same as the right side, above the traverser.
    Just thinking 4 sidings, with three trains you could shuttle them end to end, while running operating the lower level yourself - you could even get your hard weeno to run it as against the red vino for break times, I cant advocate drinking and driving, pouring vino down an Arduino can have some serious side effects :avatar:

    Paul
     
  8. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    got a Mr Rails shuttle somewhere Paul but you're right it would be a good opportunity to have a go at the 'hard we know' mmm :scratchchin: one thing though I have noticed about the box of thingy stuff … taking the lid off can break a nail if you're not careful

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  9. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    ok this is it .. no more fiddling, honest, promise .. well …. however this gives me a shunting puzzle and … because of the lack of points a passenger/freight line that will accommodate my Bachmann, Hornby, Mainline and Triang Dmu, EM2 and Brush type 2 etc.. I mean that's it sorted innit .. and only 3 points total .. that's got to be good eh .. what do you reckon .. a month? I've got the station, factory, goat, signal box and a set of crossing gates, Triang bit crude but they'll do.

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  10. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    original layout

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    stripped, factory and water tower saved for later
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    First layer of cork glued down 2 to go (other 5/8ths advising me not to super glue table cloth to table .. as if)

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    I think you'd better watch ......SWIMBO has an eye on your layout. She's either thinking of having a bash at it herself ..... Or..... She's finkin, what room will get decorated as a result of this. :avatar: I'm telling you....... watch out.

    Cheers

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  12. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    didn't realise she was watching me till I looked at the picture .. I know what she's thinking ... 'never seen him show as much enthusiasm for my hobby of 'handbag collecting' it's a dangerous world mate.

    ian vt
     
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    Hmmmm there are always ....... manbags..... something you could do together .....:tophat:
     
  14. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    2nd layer of cork down and hardboard cut for downloaded MRS retaining wall and factories backscenes. Also revised track plan (there's a surprise) as I realised the lower level fiddle yard was unnecessary due to having 3 separate mini layouts within the 1 plank) hoped to have been track laying tomorrow (Thurs 15th) but friends of a friend of a friend visiting …?

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    You must be a day ahead in Spain Ian, it's Wednesday the 15th here :avatar:

    What are you using for the caterany, or did you say earlier and I've missed it?


    Ed
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Wednesday? is it? you sure? well that's tinto for you .. I've got either Triang type 1

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    or type 2

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    or the Hornby masts .. but as this layout is all about running modern and Triang locos I rather like the type 2, with a bit of weathering it'll pass the 3' rule
     
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    I only knew it was Wednesday 'cos it says it on the task bar on the PC :(

    Think the type 2 looks better, you must have had them a while.


    Ed
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Many years Ed .. youve got a task bar? .. my otber 5/8ths blutacs my jobs on the fridge door
    Ian vt
     
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    Think that's what it's called Ian, but I don't use Windoze so it could be called something else.

    Wouldn't' worry, I went shopping this morning and when I came back I was convinced it was Thursday ........................... must be age :(

    Well done for keeping the catenary, it goes for mega bucks on that internet auction site.


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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheers Ed I only kept it because of my EM2 and steeple car from way back .. glad I did now, and using it allows you to run 2 locos on the same track … sort of a flintstones version of ac/dcc
     

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