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Just testing as I'm not sure how to shrink my photos and get them on here for you to see !

My name is John, a self employed electrician with a 12 year old business, married with a daughter and desperate wanna be on the real railways, in the mean time, when I get a chance I just disappear into the loft and dream ..............

Hi, this is Bodriggy Bridge ! My current and modern layout. 

Although fictional, my ideas have come from part of the main line in west Cornwall - all of my favourite places !

As you pass Gwinear road you start to your final journey to Penzance. First you round the curve and appear out of my fictional tunnel to pass over the Angarrack viaduct.  Then you snake around the double set and pass under Nampusker bridge, before entering fictional Bodriggy Bridge station, (St Erth or Snerf to the locals ) ! A through main line station with a bay for the St Ives (Snives) Branch, which sees a sub leased 150 ATW or a 153 Wessex shuttling back and forth. The other side of the station leads the train on to the high embankment above Bodriggy Street before passing over Bodriggy Bridge and on down to PZ.  Behind the station is a modified Long rock depot. which will see FGW, XC and EWS locos stabling with Debbie the gronk shunting the fuel wagons around and occasional Colas RHTT. 

A massive simple continuous large loop layout , DCC operated causing me no end of hair pulling problems, with the cross over in the station makes it embarrassing to be an electrician ! HELP from anyone is required, anyone local or far away is welcome to have a play.....IF THEY SOLVE MY SHORTING PROBLEM FIRST !

I will keep photos coming of the slow progress, once I can make them smaller to get them on here !
Cheers for now, John  

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First question, John: How big is the layout? Can't wait to see broader views and the like!

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Looking forward to seeing another modern image layout in the making. Re pics are you uploading them to the YMR gallery or photobucket ? The gallery automaticly resizes pics for you whilst on photobucket if you click more upload options under the green upload bar you will find a panel with different pic sizes. Select large (640 x 480) and then save and your pics will then be automaticly resized when you upload them. :thumbs

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Hi John, like what i am seeing, i had a FGW HST on loan to me last month i must admit i fell in love with her :cool: :cool:


Here is a shot of her at my station Shaftesbury

Keep up your good work look forward to some updates

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How do ! I'm not sure if I can put photos on here yet as I'm a new member or if it's because i'm stupid ! will get some on here soon !

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Hi John,

The easy way to get photos on the forum is to use the forum's own gallery.

Simply click the reply button and start typing your message, then when you want to show a photo hit the return key (which will seperate the text from the photo) and click on "upload new photo for insertion" which is above the reply panel. Fill in the necessary ("select photo / browse") and then click "upload photo".

Make sure you hit the return key again before you type any more words, so that the photo and the text are correctly seperated once more.

You can insert a number of photos at one time by hitting the return key and then clicking onthe upload button again. Let us know if there are any problems.

PS on edit - using the gallery feature will automatically adjust you photo to the correct size without you needing to do it manually before uploading, but the photo on your computer will remain it's original size.

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Thanks Jeff - I am stupid and you'll get used to it! I will try tomorrow as its a bit late.

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Just shout if you have any problems with the upload, John. We'll talk you through it.

By the way, if you haven't been told already, this Forum's unofficial motto is, "No question too daft!" (I really must translate that into Latin for the YMR Shield;-))

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Bodriggy Street wrote: ...................... I am stupid and you'll get used to it!............................
Are we related John ?

If you're having problems with this new fangled "just 2 wires" DCC system as an electrician, then there's absolutely no chance for us mere humans !!!!

Looking forward to seeing more of this wonderful sounding layout. :cheers

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Hi John

Also read this thread

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=6965&forum_id=149

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Hi mate - welcome aboard. The photos look great - keep em coming.

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Wow - great photos John and that station :shock::shock::shock: - how many coaches can it take ?

A Dynamis AND a video camera - there must be money in wires !! :cheers

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Petermac wrote: Bodriggy Street wrote: ...................... I am stupid and you'll get used to it!............................
Are we related John ?



I did begine to wonder Peter :mutley

Great pics mate, as well as a lovely layout. Perhaps one day when i get the urge back i can make my layout something like yours, sigh.

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What do you meen get the urge.. just wait untill you get your new engine shed ! :roll: :lol: :thumbs

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Proper job John - great to see the layout for real and to see where all the stuff is going!  Really like the 57 on the bridge.

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That picture through the bridge is an absolute cracker of a shot - certainly a  probable contender for a header picture at some time.

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Thanks for the comments, the loft is 9 meters long so by the time it winds up and back six times and with the curves, I have approx 70 meters of running loop + branch and depot. The station will hold a full 8 car rake HST, Not many platforms in Cornwall will hold a full set but St Erth does. The pictures do it justice, as I said it's very slow progress due the size of it and the fact that I have a nasty habit of going to do the scenery but get distracted with running - much more fun !

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nice layout John, see you are another loft dweller with the dreaded modern trusses,
still you seem to be getting round them ok.

:doublethumb:lol::lol::cool:

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Some seriously professional looking photos there John.I think you'll be providing us with many a header photo in the years to come!!
 Top quality modelling,mate.

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Beautiful layout John I'm really enjoying the shots of it:thumbs

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Now that is a nice layout and some great pictures.

What scale is it?

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beejack wrote: Now that is a nice layout and some great pictures.

What scale is it?

It's OO - I seriously thought about selling it and going with N, but that would just be silly !!!!!

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I'm hoping that track plan is a schematic! :mutley:mutley:mutley Just kidding! John, those curves represented as triangular sections (bottom left, top right;) What radius are they?

Keep those photos coming:thumbs

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Hi mate - getting comfortable? And I see some "header of the week" nominations too..... Good work fella.

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Hi John,
Top Layout from what I can see.
I am at the moment building a modern layout like your.
I will be putting some pic's up tonight hopefully.
I have a fgw HST also, Very happy with her.

Cheers

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winterbourne wrote: Hi mate - getting comfortable? And I see some "header of the week" nominations too..... Good work fell
 

Getting there slowly ! Can't get over the compliments, well chuffed !... or are you all very polite to the new kids on here ?:hmm

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HAMMERSMITH CENTRAL wrote: Hi John,
Top Layout from what I can see.
I am at the moment building a modern layout like your.
I will be putting some pic's up tonight hopefully.
I have a fgw HST also, Very happy with her.

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Hi matey, Love looking at modern current stuff, so looking forward to the pics, the more HST's and units the better !

 

 

 

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Bodriggy Street wrote:............................................... or are you all very polite to the new kids on here ?:hmm

Got it in one John. :cheers:cheers:mutley:mutley:mutley

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We're only rude to the old ...  :pedal:pedal

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That's two things I've got to look forward to then..............................:roll::roll::roll:

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rector wrote: I'm hoping that track plan is a schematic! :mutley:mutley:mutley Just kidding! John, those curves represented as triangular sections (bottom left, top right;) What radius are they?

Keep those photos coming:thumbs

 

I make it up as I go along ....! They are slower than fourth but as they are made up of flexi track it varies.  That part is supposedly back stage so I wasnt that fussy over what they looked like as long as the trains would go around it. Hope that helps.

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Now that the reverse loop problem is sorted can anyone point me in the right direction of the best thread to follow on here relating to computer control, sectioning and signaling control please. Watching McKinley on youtube looks good R&R and digitrax, but are there more up to date and easier systems

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You could start here, John:-

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=5707&forum_id=151

Perhaps you could then start a separate thread on the subject within the RR&Co area? There are several of us interested and taking steps towards computer control.

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John Rr & co is extremely good but can put an extensive dent in your wallet

There are other systems available at less cost

I have looked at Itrain which is quite good and far less cost

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I know it's blured, but I quite like the cab detail on this one.....What ya reckon ?




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I love the new liverty FGW HST.

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John,  RR&Co is about the cost of two DCC sound locos.  Put in that context, it's good value - even the Gold version.  Sure, there are cheaper styles on the market, but you get what you pay for.  You might find out you can't get everything you want out of a cheapie and then it's not a cheapie any more.

I looked at many of them before I went TC Gold.  Unless you are a geek (unlike me), you will struggle to understand how to drive them.  I wouldn't have attempted it without the expertise of the TC gurus on here - I certainly wouldn't try any of the cheapies unless you know someone who can help you.

 

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MaxSouthOz wrote:
John,  RR&Co is about the cost of two DCC sound locos.  Put in that context, it's good value - even the Gold version.  Sure, there are cheaper styles on the market, but you get what you pay for.  You might find out you can't get everything you want out of a cheapie and then it's not a cheapie any more.

I looked at many of them before I went TC Gold.  Unless you are a geek (unlike me), you will struggle to understand how to drive them.  I wouldn't have attempted it without the expertise of the TC gurus on here - I certainly wouldn't try any of the cheapies unless you know someone who can help you.

 
Thanks for the info, I've been side tracked with building a shed in the garden for spraying my locos, but I have been trying the demo rr&co but have only got as far as track design at the moment. Trying to put the schedule of locos on is where I temporarily gave up ! I sort of feel that I need it all set up to play and understand it !

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Just post any question in the RR&Co sub forum, John.  You will get all the help you need.  I might even know the answer myself - if it's a very simple point.  :thud

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Hi John

Dont mean to divert your layout thread but following on from the posts above:

I am in the process of editing/rewriting the RR&Co tutorial so it is easier to find specific sections.........meantime I suggest you work through the tutorial which starts with building a simple track plan and works on through what are supposed to be easy stages to running automatic schedules................the trick is to take it very slowly a step at a time. Just post any questions in the RR&Co sub forum the moment you have a problem......there are, as Geoff and Max said, a number of us who are hooked on the system and love to help

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John Dew wrote: Hi John

Dont mean to divert your layout thread but following on from the posts above:

I am in the process of editing/rewriting the RR&Co tutorial so it is easier to find specific sections.........meantime I suggest you work through the tutorial which starts with building a simple track plan and works on through what are supposed to be easy stages to running automatic schedules................the trick is to take it very slowly a step at a time. Just post any questions in the RR&Co sub forum the moment you have a problem......there are, as Geoff and Max said, a number of us who are hooked on the system and love to help

Regards from Vancouver

Cool thank you, it's all very helpfull

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A couple of pics of the signal gantry I've just made ....

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No pics here, John?

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Bodriggy Street wrote: A couple of pics of the signal gantry I've just made ....
I'm having a go at scratch building a gantry for the first time and it's supposed to look like this !






Nearly something like it !


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Tck, VG.  Koala stamp exclam:   Love the rusty post.  :thumbs

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Very impressive, John. I too very much like the rusting effect. It looks every bit the same as the prototype. Just one thing - not sure how that poor chap got onto the gantry, but you might want to build him a ladder to help is descent:lol:

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With a track possession in place over the weekend to stop me from playing !!!, Bodriggy bridge is over run with 66's


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Geoff R wrote: Very impressive, John. I too very much like the rusting effect. It looks every bit the same as the prototype. Just one thing - not sure how that poor chap got onto the gantry, but you might want to build him a ladder to help is descent:lol:

Great work

 

They have to remove the ladder to stop the naughty children from climbing up on to it !!!!;-)

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MaxSouthOz wrote: Tck, VG.  Koala stamp quest:   Love the rusty post.  :thumbs
Woteesed.    I will need a few of these myself.

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Whats next on the list of items to do?

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HAMMERSMITH CENTRAL wrote: Some great scratching there John.
Whats next on the list of items to do?

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I'm stuck with what to do next.  There is loads to do, but I just can't make my mind up :hmm.

 

 









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Some great photo's and modern stock :cool: i love the class 159 in the South West Trains livery,and that 57 is superb :thumbs

Keep up the good work and updates

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NSE DAZ wrote: Some great photo's and modern stock :cool: i love the class 159 in the South West Trains livery,and that 57 is superb :thumbs

Keep up the good work and updates

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Yes Darren, am I right in saying that you used to have a SWT 159!!!

Great picture's John, top notch...

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That last shot is a real cracker and worthy of a "Member's Choice" nomination. :thumbs

What's the ballast and weeds around the buffers John ?

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My weathering isn't going quite to plan, however whilst learning and practicing on a new HST.......oooooppppppssssss, this hasn't weathered too bad. could do with knowing someone that is good with weathering tips to tidy up my bodge !




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Been watching this one unfold over the past few weeks and pages with some interest. The location is set fictitiously but I am very familiar with the real "Bodriggy Street bridge" as it lies at the end of what was once my home street. The main line there however is just two plain tracks near Hayle station.

Some rather good workmanship being displayed here as well as photography and the detail stands up well under the scrutiny of a close-up view.

Looking forward to more.

Proper job my ansum.

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It's rather nice that Hayle "flavours" appear in yours, mine & Johns layout Rick. Lots there to give inspiration, particularly when the wharves were running. ONE day (famous last words) I'm going to do a Hayle Wharves exhibition layout from the black bridge down to the power station.

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For a modest town which is too often overlooked these days Hayle's significance in railway history should not go unmarked. The Hayle Railway was one of the very first and its mortal remains can still be readily traced. The wharves and the steep branch from the current main line must have modelling scope surely. We can only speculate on what the town and its railways might look like now if the Cornish Copper Company and / or Harveys were still with us.

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Hello Rick,
What/who was Harvey's? The Northern start of my Lay-out will be around this area so with a "little bit of ducking and diving" and a lot of advice from the Cornish Branch of the Mafia :roll::lol:, I should be able to model the "harbour" and surrounds. What do you think?
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Start here, Michael, and the story unfolds as you read.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayle

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Been watching this one unfold over the past few weeks and pages with some interest. The location is set fictitiously but I am very familiar with the real "Bodriggy Street bridge" as it lies at the end of what was once my home street. The main line there however is just two plain tracks near Hayle station.

Some rather good workmanship being displayed here as well as photography and the detail stands up well under the scrutiny of a close-up view.

Looking forward to more.

Proper job my ansum.
unfortunately my branch had to come in and around and pass over the bridge, otherwise it would have only had the twin line. I'm working on the bridge area and sea lane end of bod street and will get some pictures on here as it develops. Changing jobs at the mo so things are even slower !:roll:

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Hi John, I'll take a look. Trouble is, you have to weather the entire set really, or have a poorly power car splatted with oil.Next time we have a run, I'll bring it up, between you and mr whoppits spray dribbles I reckon you'll sort it no probs ! :lol:

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I just got caught up with this thread John and your photos look great, keep them coming.
I like the weathering you put on the gantry too, looks very authentic.

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I assume thats the new auto ballaster recently realeased im sure that going to be very popular with anyone who works with modern image stock

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Correct Brian, The long awaited auto ballaster with genny unit(which is of fantastic detail, but I can't get close enough to get a decent picture !), just waiting for the normal units now to complete the rake, so hopefully they will be here soon.  Then I have a lot of weathering to do and a lot more scenery to complete to get some new photo positions.




 

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Right chaps….I’m bored of these photo shots as I’m sure you are ! so .....I need to get back into some serious scenery modelling.  I’m tempted to open a competition for the development around the viaduct area as I’m dreading it, hills, a road, a stream, houses on the hill sides …..What ya reckon ? HELP !:roll:

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All of the above. Why not go for a real challenge? You want some ideas? Go take a look at Angarrack.

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Sorry chaps - It's TOOOO COLD to even think about going in the roof, so nuffin to report. however....... MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!

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Well, with the new shed built and the new workbench in place, let the spraying begin. I will get some photos on here soon of the spray jobs, and no doubt I will require your help in this new topic for me.  I would be very gratefull if any one has any pointers on spray guns ..... thanks in advance !

I have also just seen some pictures of the ex silverlink class 150's that have cascaded to FGW and they are just blue and pink so fingers crossed Bachmann might release that soon and wont force me to have a go at spaying a complete unit  !!

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Hi John

Just picked up this thread, great looking layout,keep up the good work!! I guessed you were a Hayle man with that name.

I'm an ex Hayle man now living in Somerset

I bought a spray gun last year and am now getting great results. My advice is

  • have a play at first on something old 
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On the bench having her underframe sprayed !!!! It picks out the detail lovely




 

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Hey - a gronk-powered HST! Don't tell the bashers :mutley

Nice work as well by the way!

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Im busy re doing the yard to fit more sets of hsts in ...sssshhhh dont tell the missis ! here's an over all picture the state its in at the moment :brickwall





 

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Gwiwer wrote: Hey - a gronk-powered HST! Don't tell the bashers :mutley

Nice work as well by the way!

It has been known !!!!  I was told that last year debbie the gronk came out off Long Rock to Angarrack to drag a failed 57 and Sleeper set back to the depot. Max speed of 20/25 MPH.......might have taken a while ! 

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I thought Debbie was long gone. Any shunt moves at Long Rock are now done by the train engine, usually the 57 off the "beds". Last I heard of Debbie she was up at Laira.

For the rest of the World 08644 was for quite some years the Penzance station pilot and was nicknamed "Debbie"; that nickname was later recognised officially with the application of the name to the body sides.

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Hi chaps - I've been in the roof this morning scrubbing the track and cleaning wheels getting the layout ready again now spring is here, but i'm having real trouble with the HST.  I have the chip settings set so that the train takes a while to speed up like the real thing, and as new last year worked lovely, but now it keeps stalling all of the time to a stop and having to pick up speed again.  Does anyone know if there is a special model electrical contact paste to put on the pickups, I have some electrical contact paste that we put into main isolator switches but i'm not sure if it will damage the model plastic. any ideas welcome please.

 

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Have you tried this? A tiny spot on the wheel-backs helps to improve the power pick-up at the wipers.

Readily available from your friendly local retailer :cool:

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Have you tried this? A tiny spot on the wheel-backs helps to improve the power pick-up at the wipers.

Readily available from your friendly local retailer :cool:
Best get in the car and go to camborne then!!!! Thank you very much indeed !!!

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I’m having a mid modelling crisis ! I can’t produce what I want to produce with the scenery so should I rip it all out and model Long Rock TMD instead ? Why isnt there a course on rail modeling…..aaarrrgggggghhhhhhh ! :thud(anyone fancy finishing my scenery off for me ?)

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You are not the first nor will you be the last. Many of us will go through a "modeller's block" at some stage. In my case it was around 2 years ago when the sheer scale of the scenes I was trying to build dawned on me. Not to mention the input in cash and time!

My advice, if it's worth anything, is that the last thing you should do is rip it up. Maybe put it away for a while until the spark ignites again.

I often leave a tricky area for many months before just drifting back to it without any real plan or intent. Somehow things often then fall into place.

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:hi John super layout im an'n' gauger building a real location on the NLL progress is slow but detail is important again super:doublethumb

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BROADTRAIN1979 wrote: :hi John super layout im an'n' gauger building a real location on the NLL progress is slow but detail is important again super:doublethumb
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Well here is the first photo of the 153 I've been having a real first go at spraying. Second coat of blue gone on today, doors to go to magenta tomorrow and then the roof and finally the weathering.  I know that I haven't perfected the fading to a lighter blue at the top, but then neither have horby or bachman...personally I don't think that the colour is correct anyway,  heyho at a distance you will never know and at least i'll have my very own version of a FGW local lines on the layout until one of the main companies release them !!!



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winterbourne wrote: Thats a good FGW blue John.

No :cry: The photo does it justice ! Its really, really purple.  However, I have hope that bachmann might release a 150/1 soon as just seen 150128 up close.  One blue all over with no fading and no local lines, FANTASTIC !:doublethumb

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Goodbye to Bodriggy Bridge (the Model), ….yeah I think so. Bodriggy just isn’t happening:brickwall. I’m not ashamed of it, it has been a huge learning curve, scenery etc. for me to carry on to the next layout.  However it’s not goodbye from me on here though, it’s the beginning of Long Rock TMD (well as close as), and I’m going to bring you as many photos as possible. Here we go, lets get smashing up.  ( I NEED HELP......IN LIFE !)

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You will know best if it's the right decision.
Look forward to the pics.

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A TERMINAL decision - Ha Ha, oh well. The main benefit of an end of the line layout is the trains stay in view for longer. With the continous run & hidden sidings the trains stay just that - HIDDEN.

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Well, first go at spraying and not too bad, few lessons learnt, but from a distance i'm very pleased with it.





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Looking proper so far.  The 153 looks better with windows fitted (leave the open-top look for the St Ives - Lands End bus!) and the vegetation is growing nicely.  A good job made of the little bridge kit as well.

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Summer Saturday traffic sees XC's 43285 pushing the 16.25 Penzance - Leeds out of Bodriggy Bridge

 



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Well, I've waited for this unit for a long time and it's finally arrived
. Technically I don’t think one has ever run down ‘eer in our neck of the woods, but it is a must even if temporary for me until someone creates a RHTT wagon.


 Out of the box, all of the equipment boxes on the wagon beds are loose and some boxes took a little persuasion to get into the locator holes, a little frustrating, maybe ? 

  That aside, runs lovely and really looks the part......Awaiting line clearance....



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An MPV has recently reached all parts of the South West as the weedkiller ran in early Summer.

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I've been busy installing the lighting kit in to the 4 car voyager. I forgot what a heller it is to cut a 3mm lens to fit into the light cluster. Lost one but managed to cut a second and make it look something like it.  A quick photo of the two passing at Bodriggy Parkway.

 


 

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That's a nice photo of the Network rail train.

Keep up the good work and updates

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Hi there,

I really like the images here. I also like the rails in the centre of the track. That creates a great effect of realism, as many railways around the world have visible replacement tracks lying around as this has here. Great idea!

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A couple of shots of 57 604, the first shot passing the embankment




The second shot is 604 being rescued by 57 605.  This shows how much work has to be done by the viaduct.



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In the depot all lined up,  just missing 57 603 and possibly purple ronnie 601

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Hi John,

Wow I really missed your work :cool: looks like a lot has been achieved in my absence ;-) really stunning work, hope to see more soon :thumbs

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Cheers for the comment, I haven't been doing much on this layout as I've been concentrating on my Longrock layout (don't know how create the link! ).  However now that it's a bit warmer it's time to get in the roof, scrub the track and get running again.  I'm also going to force my self to sort the river scenery under the viaduct and sort the Bodriggy Bridge area out.

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It might be something to do with the devil, but Freightliners 66610 failed and is now permanently dead in tow.  I have converted the lights so just the tail lights are on all of the time, removed the drive mechanism so she just free wheels everywhere, and given her a little bit of spraying to dirty her up.




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It's that time of year again, it's silly season. 

Forget the rain, close your eyes and imagine that it's a hot summers evening and two of the five sub leased Arriva 150/2's have just arrived from St Ives, slightly late with the last connection of the day waiting.

Dispatch have got a few of the doors at the front of the HST open and all you can hear is.... " As quick as you can please".....

(I'm stood laughing to my self as all of the holiday makers walk the platform with all the time in the world looking for their coach/seat, opening every door of the HST, the train managers having kittens asking them to just get on and walk through the train so they can just get going.....It's a long way to London !!!!)..... Every year.... I LOVE IT !




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Straight out of the paintshop ?  It needs some dirt on it .......................:roll::roll::roll:

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Proud with Bodriggy Bridge now on the main header page, the pressures on to do a bit to the layout.  I'm too busy with Longrock though .... Why do we have to work, why cant we just do our hobby that we all love !  :roll:

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Just thinking that I haven't been playing lately....

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The more I see of this layout the more attracted to modern image I become. The header picture is great. Well done!

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Great railway model.
Plenty of atmosphere.
Congrats on the header page.

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With building work continuing on the house, ive just commented to my wife that im not happy about having strangers being in here tomorrow with the trains...she said " you and your trains...you must know what youve got if anything was to be nicked".......my response...."uh no"...now shes thinking! ?..Me and my big mouth !! ....on the up side the velux windows look good for when I can get modeling again.

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3 car service, Penzance to Exeter St David's

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Christmas presents? Looking good.


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Well Done But please tell all, how did you create the "Cant" on the bend like that and still make a good job of ballasting, with all the will in the world "Plasser Theurer" could not do a better job.          Passed Driver

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Hi matey, welcome to the site..I'd like to say a class 66 + autoballaster! Real truth..Although a lot of people recommend not to use foam underlay, I purchased the gauge master pre ballasted foam underlay (quite expensive, but so much easier to install) whilst laying the track it automatically canted. I then purchased a bag of ballast, poured neat pva in between tracks and sprinkled. Although I painted rust on the sides I was going to weather the sleepers but didnt need to as the result was quite pleasing.

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They've finally arrived! The new refurbished rake of Night Rivera sit awaiting a 57 that hasn't failed ;-)

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Bodriggy Street wrote:
They've finally arrived! The new refurbished rake of Night Rivera sit awaiting a 57 that hasn't failed ;-)

The new FGW sleeping cars do look good though are too recent for my requirements. "Fag packet" is as modern as I go though I do have a 57 in that livery which works very well.

Unlike the real ones, currently struggling to deliver any sort of service, which is what your comment surely refers to ;-)

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Withdrawal symptoms have got the better of me after the 18 months of building work. 

Unpacking the trains again after all this time is fantastic,  lots still to do before they start to run again with a bit of a

“Winter Storms 2014" situation going on and track being damaged in several places.

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Good to see it again, John.
That must have been some storm, to knock the platform lamp over like that.  :mutley

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Apart from a couple of 153's later in the year, an expensive start to 2015 says its time to call it quits with the fleet now complete...I love my trains but NO MORE !  ....



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John:
You do great work. I wish I could get my scenery to look as good as yours. The photos reinforce my affection for British locomotives. I would like to see more pictures as you post them.
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Many thanks Ed (and max previous coment). The layouts had a hard time over the last couple of years due to building work on the house, but it's up and running again for now, so I have what I think is a great photo to post soon. There's an ongoing debate with myself and the layout which is,  once I've finished the house do I get rid of Bodriggy bridge and fit model Long Rock, my other feed on here into the roof for good. 

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Did you get to upgrade the loft in the building process? A little more height maybe. Looking forward to some updates.

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Hi Marty,

Couple of Velux for light and air, extra length but no extra height due to being semi detached, but all good !!

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Pad - Penzance HST nears the end of the line as a Penzance - Plymouth 150/1 starts with a slow up.


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Hi John. You are very fortunate to have a loft, alas I live in a Housing Association property and cannot use the " Roof Space" and risk being evicted. I should have gone in for a house when I was working, but I chose the annual holidays instead. all the best. Kevin

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Over the last couple of weeks, I have been dismanteling the layout which is something I have been wanting to do for a long time but never had the heart to take the layout apart but today saw the last of Bodriggy Bridge head for the dump.
Bodriggy Bridge has served its purpose in teaching me new skills, but with limited photo shots and running movements the time has come to replace it with Model Long Rock which was going to be my portable exhibition layout. I have decided to have the layout as a permanent fixture which will give me hours of enjoyment and train operation.  
Please come and join me on the other thread, Longrock TMD (hope the link works, but you'll find it) http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=8933&forum_id=21
where construction of a layout from google earth and 100's of visits continue. 
Thank you to everyone who has followed BB over the last few years. 

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