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Postby Rob » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:47 pm

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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:19 pm

Nice layout Rob. Plenty of buildings making it look really busy.
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Paul » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:58 pm

It looks lovely Rob :D :D :D
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby 70'sdreamer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:57 am

Very nice layout. I like the streets and details around the houses :)
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby casper » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:02 am

Great layout Rob :clap: :)
the little streets look really great, must have took forever to build.
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Postby Paul » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:18 pm

casper wrote:Great layout Rob :clap: :)
the little streets look really great, must have took forever to build.

The detail that all have put up on the forum is really great, it must have taken a long time for all to build :) :)
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby steve131 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:35 pm

Nice layout well done :clap:
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Rob » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:40 pm

Thank you all for taking time to view my layout. Ive been building it for quite a few years now (on a tight budget!), starting with a trainset (Hornby Royal Train) and adding to it bit by bit. The streets of terraced houses are Metcalfe and Superquick card models, which are bought "flat -packed"and folded and glued into shape. The streets are populated with Dapol ( ex-Airfix) OO plastic figures, which need to be painted with enamels or acrylics. Vehicles are diecast, OO (1/76 scale) by various manufacturers, such as Corgi or Oxford.
The canal lock is scratch-built from scraps of wood (the gates are made from chopsticks and bits of wire). The narrow boat is a paper model, which came as a free gift with a railway modelling magazine.
Rolling stock is also bought on a budget, second-hand (Ive paid as little as £10 for a working diesel) or Hornby Railroad ( older stock sold at a budget price by Hornby), or, occasionally, donated by friends who have out-grown model railways.
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Rob » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:56 pm

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Postby Rob » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:59 pm

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Postby steve131 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:35 pm

Like the cinema very good is your bee keeper ex raf fireman. :?:
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Rob » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:50 pm

Yes, Steve, the beekeeper is from the Airfix RAF Emergency set. Thought he looked the part!
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Postby Paul » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:18 pm

The lighting looks really good Rob, I'm very impressed :D :D
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:14 pm

It's such a nice layout, so detailed.
I like that double deck bus, I bought one for my son (also a green one) when we visited the Museum of Transport in Manchester after a JLBJH gig in 2009.
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Rob » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:34 pm

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Re: Loft Railway

Postby royjess » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:29 pm

A nice layout you have there :clap: . Loving the buildings and the intercity 125, the BR blue brings me back to my childhood. Have a K on me :clap:

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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Rob » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:32 pm

Cheers, Roy.Being on a tight budget, most of my locos are second-hand. It has been a challenge to get the 125 to run! :?
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Paul » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:44 pm

Rob wrote:Cheers, Roy.Being on a tight budget, most of my locos are second-hand. It has been a challenge to get the 125 to run! :?

Hi Rob,
What were the problems that you had with the 125 in order to get it to run? :)
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Rob » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:54 pm

Hi Paul, thanks for looking. My Hornby 125 is an old model,in BR blue, manufactured, I believe, in the 80's. These models used a vertical, flat motor, known as a Ringfield motor. They are well known for bad running! However, unlike enclosed "can" motors ,used in newer models, they can be dismantled and serviced. To this end, I have been able to improve running to some degree by stripping the Ringfield down, cleaning and replacing springs and bushes. I am able to run a train made up of the powered car, a dummy car and two Mk 3 HST125 carriages. (Although the scale speed is nowhere near 125 mph!).
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Re: Loft Railway

Postby Paul » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:55 pm

Hi Rob,

Many thanks for explaining. :)

I haven't had a train set for years and believe the last one must have been what you call a Ringfield motor. I just remember about having to replace the bushes etc!. :)
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