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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 in 2019

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My OO scale Hong Kong Tramways microlayout 'All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里' next two exhibitions are:

22 & 23 June - Totally Models, Blackpool Transport Services, Rigby Road, Blackpool FY1 5DD
and 
29 June - Braintree & Halstead MRC, Braintree Arts Theatre, 15 Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE

Based upon a Hong Kong street scene where service disruptions cause trams to traverse an emergency crossover serving alighting and boarding shelters.

See www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

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Guest Kev

Dave another fine example of your modelling and layout skills. I really like your trams and the attention to detail is super.😉

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Who said this hobby was relaxing and therapeutic? Just about a week before packing to go to Blackpool and withdrew the Tow Truck as it is too delicate for exhibition use, then I've found a broken wiring connection, can't find soldering iron, nearest model shop to me is 15 miles away in Bury St Edmunds, nearest really good model shop to me is 35 miles away in Norwich who has come to the rescue with a Hornby power connector track (I swear by them for their robustness on the exhibition circuit). So off to Norwich tomorrow (14/6) and after the weekend, a day to sort everything out for the show.

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Guest Kev

Dave I’m sure you will sort out the issue. I must admit I always use Hornby R8206 power track for my micro layouts and dioramas. I find they are so much easier than soldering.

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里
OO (1:76) scale Hong Kong Tramways themed microlayout. Where service disruptions cause trams to traverse an emergency crossover serving alighting and boarding shelters. All ready for Totally Models Blackpool on 22 & 23 June and Braintree exhibition on 29 June.


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Entire view of layout. Static Safety Training Car 888 has been removed to give a clear view for photography.
One taxi, two buses and three trams all in three feet length!!

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Bit more 'concreting' in the crossover area (actually more plastic track infills)

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A bit of subtle humour - Birkenhead 69 (built in Hong Kong) returns home!!!

 

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All ready for the drive to Blackpool tomorrow (21/6), the weekend will have its sad moments for my late friend Debbie and I were there last year, but this year there are differences - Different route A1/M62/M6/M55, (last year it was M6/M55 at 25mph average speed). Different layout All Cars Stop Here  所有的汽车停在这里 , (last year it was New Walmington Pier). Different hotel. Different hall in the tram depot. and.... ....
The layout will receive a new tram. More about that when I get back on Monday!

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All Cars Stop Here 所有的汽车停在这里 00 Hong Kong Tramway street scene microlayout (www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com)

A quiet day today and it is about time I tidied up the crossover on this microlayout.
Before (18/06/19) and After (11/08/19) photos.

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Did the Silverfox DCC MRC Exhibition in Milton Keynes on Saturday 17/08 and I had a great time there.

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The night before the show: Layout set up, but the stock and controller remained boxed up in the car overnight.

 

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Just before opening time: Works Car 400 and Safety Training Car 888 test the layout.

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Car 56 at a very crowded departures shelter as a Toyota Crown Taxi passes by. 

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The Arrivals Shelter collapsed once again and now replaced by a Hong Kong Tram Stop. EFE KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus) behind.

 

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After 5 shows so far this year the layout is looking a bit scruffy and the eyesore of a crossover doesn't help, so after the October shows (Aylsham, Norfolk 5/10/19 and Colchester 29/10/19) I will replace the crossover with an S curve and keep the operation simple to ease my back.

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The Emergency Crossover to be replaced by a double curve and remaining front track left redundant.

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Hi piermaster

But wasn't the crossover supposed to be an eyesore of dug up road and track?

Perhaps revisit and refresh the whole thing including the dug up road and track

Perhaps also have a sneaky hidden electric points operating system a well.

Just a thought.

Regards John

Edited by buz

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Hi John,

This layout will not last that long, about two more years before dismantling.
To you, me and many tramway modellers it was supposed to be dug up road and track being installed. To the public it looked like a sloppy finish and possibly some exhibition managers felt the same. 

I tried to take out the points and replace with curved track, but I was risking almost total destruction of that part of the layout, so the points have been secured for crossover and the operation set for single track shuttles with more than one tram used and that is quite common in smaller tram layouts and it eases my back!

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