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Bulleidboy

Signature: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

Bio: Have had an interest in trains since getting my first Hornby set in 1951. Train-spotted on the eastern region out of Kings X from 1958-1964. Then commuting into Waterloo from 1964-2009 - I became a Southern fan. I also have a passion for Ferrari road cars and Spitfire aircraft. Now retired, and appear to be a collector of locomotives, however over the last eighteen months the spare room (10x7) became available and now has and end-to-end layout around three sides of the room. It is based on a SR country terminus (WYKEHAM) - two main lines running into a fiddle yard and a branch line running station to station. All stock is BR/SR and the collection is increasing in size all the time!.

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bulleidboy

2924 posts

I may have got round the steel bolt question - I mentioned it to  friend, and the next thing he says will this do? He took a six inch steel nail, that was 6mm round, cut off the point and head, cut (tapped?) a thread at one end to take the nuts and cut it to 80mm - the length suggested. The pot(s) to take the static grass arrived via Amazon - so now have to bring it all together. Watch this space.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

I found the Peco version worked well at the end of the fiddleyard, but have now fitted Kadees to the coaching stock - therefore magnets under the track.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

Very nice Al.   I've got that on my "wish list" - R2562 - there is one on ebay at the moment, but it's mega-bucks, so it will have to wait. BB

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

A new series(?) starts tonight at 8pm on the Yesterday channel it's on SKY (Channel 155), Virgin and Freeview 19.

The ad.says: Due to Trains, the National Football League was created, Teams could now travel between grounds in a day.

Might be worth watching?

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

@atom3624

I saw that I think in the link to the photographs - couldn't help 'browsing a little' - not a lot!!

 

Al.

Browse away - nothing "private" on my Flickr account - almost all model railway, real railway, cars and some garden. 

Barry

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

@atom3624

We all have 'phases' - I know I have, and only recently rekindled my dormant passion for railways.

 

Layout looks really nice - a lot of effort has gone into it I can see.

 

Al.

Thanks Al

I have in mind to fit the 3rd rail to the two main line tracks - this will allow some other stock to be used. I am in the process (very slow process) of creating a cliff in the side of the tunnel, but other things have kept me away from the layout. BB

 

 

Main line - https://flic.kr/p/JaCWzD

Cliff face - https://flic.kr/p/NkHUow

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

@Caiptean

Two excellent layouts there HFM_161218 & BulleidBoy!  Smile

Thanks Colin - I'm finding it very hard to get motivated at the moment. I have not done any serious work on the layout for months. Barry

 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

Mine arrived on the 13th September 2018.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

Passengers arriving at Wykeham Station.  Extended Metcalfe Main Line Station + Bachmann passengers.

https://flic.kr/p/NuqguS

 

Manydown Station - the end of the branchline.

https://flic.kr/p/22EEfnn

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

2924 posts

I've just watched it and thought it was better than last week. I'm still not sure about a layout that has Daleks and flying woks! 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

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