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  1. 56303

    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Hi Jon, Yeah, I figured as much you lot were getting them all - I've seen them for that price at a few places but not going to get one at the moment anyway as got other things to spend cash on at home first. Shame about Hornby doing the 60's for ya as well but hopefully they'll be up to scratch ;) Already got the TaTa one from you but may get the DB one if it's a reasonable price. Although, might need to review my stock level & sell a couple of things first to make way. Cheers Tim
  2. 56303

    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Very nice bud, need to try and get a donor loco for a reasonable price but it ain't happening at the moment ( Have you gone for a darker grey on the roof or is just the lighting when you took the pic as the pics I've seen show the roof a lighter grey? Cheers Tim
  3. 56303

    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Nice work as usual fela ;) You done one of the Network Rail 57's yet ? Cheers
  4. 56303

    Peak forest (almost)....

    Great idea for a layout, watching with interest :) What are your baseboards made from ? Cheers Tim
  5. Noticed that the Bachmann / Model Rail Ltd Edition DRS 37409 is now available to preorder on the website Prices are £85.00 for non-sound version and £179.99 for sound version. Links below :- Non-sound version Sound version Looks good and an even better price when you apply the subscribers discount Anyone else getting one ?
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    Causeway Junction

    Nice vid, what sound chip is that ?
  7. 56303

    Bachmann / Model Rail Ltd Edition DRS 37409

    Quite agree with you on both points ! I expect there will be some who buy them and put them on a well known auction site to make a profit.
  8. 56303

    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Excellent news, look forward to seeing them back soon Hopefully be boxing up the wagons to send up towards the end of the month after I get paid. Nice Thunderbird there as well, I got 57307, the standard Bachy release version but maybe another could be on the list in future ;)
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    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Hi Jon, Sorry to hear your bad news matey, know how much she meant to you & the family. Nice grids by the way !
  10. 56303

    Horton Road TMD

    Hi Lewis, The side of the rails was painted using "Rusty Rails" paint, it comes with it's own bottle and little roller to brush direct onto the rails but I found it better to just use a normal small brush. I don't own an airbrush so the rest of the weathering was done using a combination of Railmatch aerosols - sleeper grime, frame dirt and a bit of roof dirt. Hope that helps.
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    Horton Road TMD

    Just a quick note to says thanks to those that voted for me in the MPOTM competition B-)
  12. Haven't entered for a while so here's my entry DB Schenker Tug's 60011 and 60099 are pictured on shed 1 at Horton Road TMD resting in between duties on 27/07/2011.
  13. 56303

    Horton Road TMD

    Evening all ! Thought it was about time to resurrect this topic No real progress yet on the layout and proposed extension although I have bought enough plywood and planed timber for the baseboards. Work and other commitments have gotten in the way along with a period of redrawing plan after plan to try to get the current layout to work with the extension. Think I'm nearly there .....(until I change my mind again ). I did add some further weathering to the fuel area the other night which seems better :- A couple of new arrivals have appeared via Peakdale Works where they've been overhauled but not stayed on shed long for any pics yet.
  14. 56303

    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Blimey, you have been busy Liking the DRS choppers and filthy EWS 66 but the numbers are a bit light - down to the transfers I guess (?) Can't they reproduce them with the correct colour or is it a legal thing that they can't ? Cracked open the box of loco's back from you the other day and had a session on the layout which was the first for a while. Maybe get some pics at the weekend and resurrect my topic lol
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    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Afternoon Jon, Looking forward to seeing her return home to Horton Road with the other loco's, let's hope she starts first time after being stored at Peak Dale for a while Got any finished pics of Artemis 56 as well ? Might be after one of them sometime, already got a possible donor as I've managed to get one of the REX Fastline 56's so might get one of the resprayed ones I got resprayed into Artemis. Or I might sell that one and get another donor loco, not decided yet ! Latest work looks superb as usual fela and hope you have a good holiday :)
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    Horton Road TMD

    Thanks for the comments and yes, they're by Bachmann - both with sound as well Vid clip is uploaded :-
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    Horton Road TMD

    Well, I got home from work to find a note from the postie to collect a parcel which turned out to be my LoadHaul 37's from Rail Express A pair of beasts it must be said so here's a few quick pics and I've got a clip of 37884 to upload onto my youtube channel later tonight.
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    Horton Road TMD

    Yeah, they're growing on me 70003 is on order as well and will join them when released. Talking of releases, looks like the Rail Express LoadHaul 37's will be arriving soon as my credit card was charged earlier this week Evening Jon - yeah send them pics over bud to show what you wrote in your email the other day and we'll see if it's possible.
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    PeakDaleWorks Bench

    Blimey, you been cracking them out since you're back in action haven't you bud The tomato Tugs look good and looking forward to seeing one head south soon to Horton Road ;)
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    Horton Road TMD

    Evening, no progress yet on the new layout due to lack of time However, a couple of new arrivals have been spotted on shed, Freightliner 70006 and Freightliner Shanks 66522 (non-sound unfortunately )
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    Horton Road TMD

    Evening, here's a few pics showing the start of the process to alter the layout. Here's the fiddle yard before demolition :- Fiddle yard track has been removed :- The back scenes and bridge have gone :- And finally this is the new location of the layout in the room and it fits just nicely between the wall and door :- So next up will be the redesign of the track work to create the entrance into the TMD from the left side of the layout.
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    Reaseheath Works and Stabling Point

    Looks good Chris, I like the Colas livery as well, just needs a touch of weathering now lol
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    Horton Road TMD

    Time to resurrect this topic Have been busy with work and other stuff so the modelling has taken a back seat for a while. I'm currently looking at creating a new layout in the spare room and the room is roughly 14 feet long by 9 feet wide. I want to incorporate the existing TMD layout into the new layout and maybe increase it with a couple more sidings and some buildings. I'd like to have a station area with through main lines and avoiding line for freight. A large fiddle yard would be needed to hold stock etc. I think the TBA 1 area will probably be a scenic area with lines past the depot area. The TBA 2 area is still to be decided what can go here. The area between the walls and door in the bottom left would be the best postition for the depot (I think) to leave more space for the actual layout in the room. However, that will mean some alterations required to the TMD layout. The current layout plan is below and I'm looking at cutting the layout at the red line after shed 2 which means I'll lose the fiddle yard and road bridge so that it'll fit in between the outside wall and door area. That'll mean I'll need to redesign the area circled to change the points as this will need to become the entrance into the TMD. Any comments/thoughts are welcome ! ;)
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    Creating inlaid track... how?

    I used pieces of card cut to size as that was easier and less messy ! It is time consuming though but I'm happy with the result. For the inlaid concrete, I left a 2mm gap each side to allow enough clearance for the loco wheels and I've not had any issues so far. The cardboard was painted with Halfords grey primer first, allowed to dry overnight and then 2 coats of Railmatch weathered concrete paint applied. Then I weathered it by rubbing some Railmatch roof dirt over it with a cloth and added a second layer on the inlaid track to try to represent it being more dirty as it was under the loco's. The pic below shows the different shades :-
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    Causeway Junction

    Thanks guys, looks like I'll be investing in some tracksetta shortly Nice looking yam yams as well, did you do the weathering on 66504 ? Looks good.