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by santafe1958
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Been nearly a year since I visited this page, a fair amount has happened, but not a lot has visibly changed. Well, 10 minutes after hosting the latest Kent & Sussex area group meeting, and the last two visitors left, the demolition gang appeared. Well not quite, but various structures etc were remov...
by santafe1958
Sat May 16, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: LDSIG
Topic: Layout Design SIG
Replies: 0
Views: 2157

Layout Design SIG

All I volunteered to be the PoC for the LD-SIG BR, and whilst have my views on direction, I am just one person as part of a group, so I'm open to other options / directions etc. I am a member of the NMRA LD-SIG too, along with the Yahoo group, but my take on this SIG is that we can look at layout de...
by santafe1958
Fri May 08, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Uncoupling improvement
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: Uncoupling improvement

Cannot remember where I got them from (I think the wife got them from a Cook shop!), but I've noticed that some skewers are slimmer than others,
although it would be worth a try with this idea too.

Brian
by santafe1958
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: What was your early inspiration?
Replies: 13
Views: 4348

Re: What was your early inspiration?

There have been (model) railways in my household all my life! Even the shop my dad owned was alongside the railway line, so we used to see the trains passing. My dad had some OO Hornby Dublo models, set up on a 6' x 3' board, which as we grew older, was added too. It was an all British affair at the...
by santafe1958
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Mike_R wrote:The scenery looks good, I like the power pole, what make is it?
Mike, it is the Walthers Electric Utility Pole Set.
I don't think it is available from them at the moment.

The various utility poles include some where you can attach (non-working) street lights too.
by santafe1958
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Progressing slowly as and when time and resources allow. However, I have had a few operating sessions, to make sure that the idea of a single line, in the open, works for staging trains. So far it has been successful. http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/santafe1958/Deadwood%20City%20Railroad/1a2...
by santafe1958
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Why YOU don't contribute posts...
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

Re: Why YOU don't contribute posts...

I suspect there are many of us too, that are on US-based Forum, and therefore, when asking questions etc, get more answers (and consequently more ways of doing something). I know if I want anything Santa Fe, then I ask on the Santa Fe Yahoo Group. I have also noticed there are more comments / questi...
by santafe1958
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: The salvage yard, word of advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2772

Re: The salvage yard, word of advice

Hi Martin, as far as I am aware , the full website and forum access is granted to those that subscribe to the region services. Those with a membership that excludes the region services, will only have basic access, similar to someone who is not logged in. I might be mistaken, and perhaps the above ...
by santafe1958
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Looking good! Out of interest, why the "wiggles" in your staging track? Believe it or not, there are 3 removable boards, and I wanted the track to go straight across the joints. However, the third board is in the closet at the back, and is narrower than the other two boards. (there is another coupl...
by santafe1958
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

torikoos wrote:I don't think it was a race to begin with, was it?

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Not as such, but I needed to get a certain amount done before hosting the next Kent and East Sussex Group meeting.......
by santafe1958
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Progress is very slow...... http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/santafe1958/Deadwood%20City%20Railroad/c4df2986a79bd616c04ef3bebb159e93_zps6387ff2c.jpg The Walthers farmhouse kit has been more or less finished in the last day or so, but that is it. On the too few occasions lately I've had with t...
by santafe1958
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Progress has been made (as well as working.....), and a test train run too! The solitary 'staging' track, which will be surrounded by buildings and farmland, with the section in the closet part hidden. http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/santafe1958/Deadwood%20City%20Railroad/31a84ae26004155eea7...
by santafe1958
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

In response to both Peter and Alan, that exactly is my line of thinking! I usually only run one train at a time, so at the moment all I intend to do is lay a single line, perhaps with the scenery being the outskirts of a town, leading into open countryside, and just placing the train on the track as...
by santafe1958
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

There comes a time........ http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/santafe1958/Deadwood%20City%20Railroad/f3580b8a802221f4ba68f7d5de791ce9_zps45dc92a1.jpg I wasn't satisfied with how the staging yard area was. After numerous solo operating sessions, I realised I never used the yard as it was origina...
by santafe1958
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 14890

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

I just have to decide on the optimum height above groundlevel for it:? You'll get so many different opinions on this..... Depends on what you want to do with regards to the layout, and therefore what you feel most comfortable with. My own layout is on legs of 48", so the track is about 52" above gr...