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HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:06 am
by GrantJ
I have been building this layout in the hobby shop where I work for the last year or so. The main reason for it taking so long is that I had to fit the time in between serving customers and the other banalaties of work! Most of the buildings are from Faller and rather than try and portray a particular area or scene I tried to include all sections of life in it like Farming,mining, industry and private sector.

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Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:32 am
by mike
Hi Grant
I did'nt know you were into model railways . have you seen the pic's of mine. There on the Bismarck forum under other models,
anyway your shop layout looks good.

mike

Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:04 am
by GrantJ
Thanks Mike :)

Being in the hobby trade one has to be a jack of all trades - have built a few layouts over the years for people but never one for myself (not to mention dont have the space or the finances for that at home as well!) The nice thing about building one at work is that its the same as building one for myself just cheaper :D I get all the joy of making it and still get paid for doing it.

Had a look at your layout and its absolutely amazing and wow do you have acollection of locos - my guess mainly Hornby?

Here is apic of a layout I did for a customer last year

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Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:06 am
by Mark
That's a superb layout you've done Grant, both the shop's and the customers. I've never really been into railways myself, but I admire ones other people have done.

Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:41 am
by mike
That layout is amazing Grant, only wish I had someone to help with mine.
Yes I have quite a few hornby loco's and a few bachmann as well. Just bought bachmann's class 411 4car EMU set in SR green.
Doe's your shop stock this.
Iv'e got over 200 loco's now though it's taken many years to collect, got to have your toy's haven't you, I count myself lucky I have a understanding wife,
though she doe's moan sometimes.


mike

Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:06 pm
by GrantJ
At least our toys keep us at home :D

We have a local agent here for Hornby and Bachmann(only American though) and we import our own Fleischmann and Faller. Unfortunately there is a very small percentage of the population that is interested in Model Railways.

Still trying to work out all the ins and outs and do and donts of DCC though. When it works its great!

Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:54 pm
by steam60
hi grant great layout im am just starting (in between victory build) oo gauge railway outside should be fun ,ps my wife moans about boys toys as well but if we did not have them what would be get up to !!! by the way Al of Al's Hobbies lives in our village ,nice guy and a close neigbour dosent give us discount though cheers martin

Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:14 pm
by 70'sdreamer
Wow, I just found this topic with these layouts...
Maybe there should be a link from the "Railway"-part of the forum to find it?

Very nice layouts, btw :)

Re: HO Railway Layout

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:35 pm
by Paul
70'sdreamer wrote:Wow, I just found this topic with these layouts...
Maybe there should be a link from the "Railway"-part of the forum to find it?

Very nice layouts, btw :)

Hi Stefan,

I've sent a PM to Mark, so he can think about it :)