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mike's model railway

Postby mike » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:41 pm

Heres some pic's of my model railway

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Re: mike's model railway

Postby Mark » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:13 pm

Nice layout Mike, that must have taken a few years to build !
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Re: mike's model railway

Postby travelingman49 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:49 pm

Oh! if only i had room,very nice Mike that must have taken a fair bit of time.
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Re: mike's model railway

Postby douglas » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 am

i built an "N" gauge layout in the loft of a house i used to live in, that's before the divorce, many years ago. it was 18ft x 12ft and was a work in progress but it was really starting to look good. it had a beautiful rock face i made by making a wooden frame covered in cloth and covered in plaster of paris and then covered with loosely crinkled cooking foil and left to dry. when dry just gently peal of the foil and hay presto a rock face :)

sorry I'm rambling on :|
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Re: mike's model railway

Postby mike » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:02 pm

Hi guy's
I've been building my layout for the past 8 years in between my ship building.
As you all know a model railway is never finished :D :D

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Re: mike's model railway

Postby COENIE » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:08 pm

That's a great set you got there Mike.

It looks like damage on the rock face (last photo)? Was it caused by a derailment?
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and is now finish with ... viewtopic.php?f=48&t=339
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Re: mike's model railway

Postby mike » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi Coenie
The damaged rock face was caused by me not putting enough plaster on it in the first place
I will repair it, probably just paint it over and stick some green flock on it :D :D

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Re: mike's model railway

Postby 9JL » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:28 am

Hello Mike,your railway layout looks great,one question ? which make of points are you using because I am having a lot of problems with the Hornby ones,derailments are common despite careful alignment and set up,is this a common problem with this make of point and is there a good alternative.
Thank you for any help and advice that you can offer,Barry.
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Re: mike's model railway

Postby mike » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:55 pm

Hi Barry
All the points and track on my layout are Peco nickle silver code 100.
They are more expensive than Hornby but i think better, most of them have been in use for 8 years now with no problem.
When i did have derailments it was always the same wagons when i check them out it was the wheel spaceing were out. Other than that iv'e had no problems
Theres more pic's of my railway and Sky's in a new railway catagory at the bottom of none partwork models.

hope this helps :D :D

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Re: mike's model railway

Postby tom1992 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:31 pm

Hi,

Nice layout mike,

I see you have a lot of BR Western Region (EX GWR) loco's, do you happen to be a Fan? :?: ;)

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Re: mike's model railway

Postby mike » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:16 am

Hi tom
I suppose i do lean towards the BR Western region steam because iv'e always lived near that railway.
I remember in the years between 1950/55 i spent many happy hrs on Tilehurst station watching those beautiful green engines with their shiney brass work
thundering through the station, som etimes a SR express with a rake of sr green coaches came through on route for Oxford usually hauled by a bullied loco.
When a pannier tank came up to Tilehurst to shunt the goods yard ( where the car park is now) if it was crewed by Eric and Sid ( don't know their surnames)
i used to get a footplate ride.
For my 15th birthday a friend of my father who worked at the SR shed at the top of Vastern rd arranged for me and my friend Dave to spend a afternoon there
had a great time riding the footplate S15 and N class loco's being prepared for their next turn of duty, these engines were always a dirty black.
Sadley that shed is long gone.
Sometimes if Mr Hays the signal man was on duty at Tilehurst box he would invite me and Dave up so we could watch the trains by a nice warm stove
Happy Memories :D

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Re: mike's model railway

Postby tom1992 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:22 pm

Hi,

Nice, i'm a big great western fan (i say i'm a big fan of all railway regions but great western in particular i adore)

I have to say that hearing stories like yours always leads me to think (and usually say) I WAS BORN 50 YEARS TOO LATE!!!!!!!!
:angry-banghead: :x :evil: :doh: :cry: :roll: :D

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