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All Cars Stop Here - OO scale Hong Kong influenced micro-layout. has now grown up enough to cease to be a workbench item as it is now beginning to look like a tram layout! 

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Works Car 400 sitting by the incomplete yet operational emergency crossover.
Hobby Scenes road cones protect the work site and Caboose Industries 208S Switch Throws provide point operation (I used to model HO American).

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Bachman HKT Car 56 and Corgi Citybus Volvo Olympian at the west end of the micro.

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All Cars Stop Here - 05/08/18.

 

 

 

 

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New set of photos taken 19/08:

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All Cars Stop Here - All Three Feet of it!

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Bachmann HKT 45 in the earlier JCDecaux advertising wrap.

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Bachmann HKT 56 in Hong Kong Tramways centennial wrap on the emergency crossover.

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Bachmann HKT 106 in the current JCDecaux advertising wrap about to reverse over the emergency crossover.

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My own conversion of HKT Works Car 400 negotiating the emergency crossover.

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Corgi Citybus Volvo Olympian in the bus bay.

Just to add streetlamps, around 100 figures, and Chinese banners, but they can wait until my return from Hong Kong in January.

Enjoy!!!

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'All Cars Stop Here' made its first public viewing at my local Tramway & Light Railway Society Group meeting at Ipswich Transport Museum along with Peter Boyt's 'Crickey - It's a shed (He forgot the shed!) and Phil Carver' magnetically connected N scale trolleybuses and trams. The real star of the day was the latest restoration of the museum's Cambridge Horse Tram 7.

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All Cars Stop Here  所有的车都停在这里Hong Kong themed microlayout.

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Illuminated Faller Carousel on Peter Boyt's 'Crickey it's a shed'

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Phil Carver's magnetically connected N scale trolleybuses and trams.

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Cambridge Horse Tram 7 with its first upper deck seat in place - this tram last ran in 1914.

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里
4mm scale OO Hong Kong Tramways influenced microlayout

I was in Hong Kong on 11th January as part of my Shanghai - Singapore cruise and had an amazing time riding the 4-wheel double-deck trams.

Been back home for a week and now adding finishing touches to this layout with an end-scene of the Y junction at Sheung Wan.

Attached photos of actual HK trams and my layout are captioned.

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Hong Kong Trams 34 & 72 at Western Market, both cars are about to diverge - 34 will head east to Shau Kei Wan and 72 will head west to Kennedy Town. 

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Tram 121 passing McDonalds in Des Voeux Road Central.

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Tram 136 in the really up-market end of town passing the redundant track at Pedder Street.

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里

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Bachmann HK Car 45 and my Works Car 400 conversion on All Cars Stop Here with the Sheun Wan endscene.

 

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Westbound Tram Shelter with Sheun Wan Junction endscene beyond.

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Now all ready for its debut at the Stowmarket Railway Club Train and Model Collectors Fair at Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8BB on Sunday 3rd March. Here's a few photos of the layout all ready to go.

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All four feet of the OO scale micro tram layout.

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Hong Kong Tram 45 - This was bought from a heavy smoker and it stank! After 6 months in the garage the smell went but the car was a non-runner, so I have a few spares from other Bachmann trams and a quick change of motor bogie and the addition of a shortened Hadfields Blackpool trolley pole along with populating the car with Preiser and Noch figures, I have a very good runner.

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Hong Kong Tram 56 straight out of the box and again populated with Bachmann and Noch figures.

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Hong Kong Tram 106 straight out of the box and again populated with Bachmann and Noch figures.

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Hong Kong Works Car 400 converted by me from one the plain HK type trams that Bachmann made for the UK market.

In January 2019 this model made a 17,000 mile round trip from London to Shanghai, then on board ship from Shanghai to Singapore via Hong Kong to be photographed there, then flew home from Singapore to London!

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Hong Kong Safety Training Car 888  converted by me from one the plain HK type trams that Bachmann made for the UK market to represent Fire Safety Training Car 888 which was a static car based in Whitty Street Depot but on my layout acts as a transition between the endscene of Sheun Wan and the partial backscene of the 'Dragon's Holes' Apartment blocks of Kowloon Bay.

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Corgi Volvo Olympian Citybus 521 and 80M Models Toyota Crown HK taxi.

Now all ready for the 2019 exhibition season!

 

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Hi Dave

Looks good like the way the end scene blends in.

Is the roundel at the end of the layout a Hong Kong tram stop?

regards John

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Hi John,

Thank You John.

Yes it is but a drinks coaster done in the style of the old tram stop signs, there is only one in use and that's at the entrance to Whitty Street Depot, some others have been adapted to portable temporary stops.

Cheers,

Dave

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First show out

My 'All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里' microlayout made its first public appearance at the Stowmarket Railway Club Train and Model Collectors Fair on 3rd March 2019.
It received a lot of compliments and for me it was my first exhibition since the sudden death of my friend Debbie, although she saw it being built, she never saw it completed and despite a few tough moments hitting me, I managed the day pretty well.

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Hi Dave

Ah! the old I'll have a (insert favorite beverage here) and the free modeling material as well trick :D

regards John

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The public and fellow modeller reactions were:

1. There's not enough figures to represent a typical Hong Kong street, it needs to be crowded. - 50+ figures added.

2. The concreted area is too bright. - First repainted track colour which didn't look right, the received a photo from HK and another repaint in grey has improved it.

3. Front edge of board needs tidying. - Removed the black vinyl tape facing and painted edging grey.584858217_100319Crossover.thumb.jpg.202d58c3f65584c4064bef255caa57ed.jpg

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里
OO 1:76 scale Hong Kong Tramways micro-layout

Have tidied up the crossover with a grey concrete base and touched up the sleepers and crossing timbers in black which is typical of new track. Have done a new set of photos for the www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com website.

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Hi piermaster

Do you by any chance remember the part No of the point lecers?

regards John

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First 'proper' exhibition at Cambridge on 06.04:
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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里

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Car 45 in earlier JCDecaux advertising wrap.

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Car 56 in Hong Kong Tramways Centennial Wrap.

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Car 60 in plain white primer, the actual Car 60 ran like this in late 1989 before receiving an advertising wrap.

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Car 84 in Hong Kong Tramways standard British Racing Green.

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Car 106 in later JCDecaux advertising wrap.

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Works Car 400.

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Eastbound shelter with Toyota Crown taxi and Citybus Volvo Olympian bus (UK built).

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Westbound Shelter with Sheung Wan Junction behind and Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler (Leyland) Fleetline bus.

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Ever had a 'Eureka Moment' or a 💡moment?

I've been racking my brains trying to get the best out my 'All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里' OO scale Hong Kong Tram micro layout.

After suffering back ache at the Beamish exhibition through stretching reaching to reach the further point levers of the crossover, I was planning to convert the layout into two single track shuttles. Then another tram modeller came up with an idea of works cars on one track and passenger cars on the other track, nice idea, then my Eureka moment just came.- Use the crossover so that my passenger cars (45, 56, 68 - when it returns from being motorised, 84 and 106) will enter the layout from the rear right, traverse the crossover to the front shelter, then return via the rear shelter off the board. Works Car 400 will start and finish the sequence by running direct to the work site, stabling and finally return off the board - that point lever is less than a foot from my operating position. HKT Safety Training Car is a static vehicle and is parked on the front right.

All this done with no extra cost to the layout, but I stupidly bought an HM2000 controller on Saturday, offers please?

 

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 - Overall view showing revised working arrangements.

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 Hong Kong Tramways static Safety Training Car 888 remaining static and providing a 'conversation piece'.

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 Works Car 400 on the worksite as 45 arrives at the Eastbound shelter.

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 Car 56 at the Westbound shelter and Works Car 400 on the worksite

 

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