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Hi,
I'm new to this forum so I thought I would show my layout as a way of introducing myself.
I'm into railway modelling and the real thing, living on the south coast I try and visit Eastleigh and Southampton as often as I can, which to be honest isnt as often as I would like. 

I'm married with 3 children and work shifts full time so my spare time is fairly limited.

My layout is situated in my garage at the bottom of the garden, originally it was a roundy roundy type but due to the size of it and my spare time it just seemed a never ending task so I have reduced it to an end to end.

The story goes a bit like this:
Redbrook is somewhere in Southampton, situated near to the docks. (Time period 2005 - present) 
The area modelled is a small light maintenance depot owned and operated by Freightliner, there is also a small wagon maintenance department here too.

As you can imagine Freightliner locos are the main visitors to the area, however due to the 3 sidings also present, other locos from rival companies can be seen coming and going.
The sidings are used mainly by container traffic however engineers stock and occasionally car transporters are held here prior to going into the docks for loading/unloading. There is news of steel and coal traffic also becoming regular traffic in the area so watch this space.

Currently there is no passenger traffic at Redbrook, although there is talk of the station being re-opened due to re-development in the area, both commercially and residential.

So where am I with the layout to date?

I was doing quite well, I had the backscene covered in sky paper and low relief buildings etc in place but I just wasn't happy. (you'll come to learn that I change my mind/get bored easily)
So I have recently ripped it down and have painted the backboard blue.

All track is laid and mostly ballasted, its all wired and all point motors fitted.

Now I'll be quiet and post some pictures, please note that the layout has changed slightly since taking these, as it develops I will add more.

The depot area














As you can see its still work in progress but i'm slowly getting there.
Thanks for taking the time to read about Redbrook.

Cheers
Scott

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Well I think you are doing pretty good there Scott. You said you reduced it to an end to end. In that one photo it looks pretty long, just how long is it?

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Looking good Scott, by the way where did you get your "hot dog" wagon from in photo No. 4 

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Ian, bachman have just released the hot dog van , not cheap but looks ok, im making my own lol

Bachmann item number 44-512.

Looking great scott :o)

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Thanks for the comments,
The layout is 28 feet in length on the viewing side, its actually a J shape, with the fiddle yard being about 9 feet in length.

Yes the van is from Bachmann, before this one I had a home made one but with my skills it just wasn't as good as the current one.
Apparantly the burgers taste better too!

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Hi Scott
Great layout, keep the pictures coming!!!!

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This is more like it ! Modern !..... 66's and the colas girls. Looking good and looking forward to more pictures

Cheers John 

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Fab layout - not too cluttered. Like the road disappearing off from the level crossing. Do the crossing lights work?

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Great Scott!

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I can understand the attractions of modelling modern era stock, that UK stuff has the same appeal to me as does American. I like the look of all the open spaces-no clutter. Well done, hope to see more.

And welcome!

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Thanks again for the comments, I have to admit that im currently going through a bit of modellers block.
I'm frustrated with the backscene at the moment. The road disappearing has been removed and has been replaced with more containers. Since removing the sky backscene the photo of the road just didnt work for me, when it was stuck to the painted backboard.

I will post some pictures soon, so you can see the difference.

To answer Craigs question, the lights will work when I get the module, I've just had other things to spend my money on recently.

Thanks for looking

Scott

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Hi,
Just a quick post to show the change to the port entrance, I know that its not as good as the previous photo entrance, but as I have mentioned I'm dwelling too much on the backscene so I'm moving on. This is the best way I can do it at the moment.
The idea is that the road to the container port will be off to the right, and due to the narrow road it will be one way (yet to do the one way arrows)



None of it is in place properly yet, its all just resting in place until I get the time to secure it.
Time is a bit limited at the moment.

Cheers for now

Scott  

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Hi scott looking great!, are they the scalescenes containers?... they look very effective!, Apologies if u have mentioned them elsewhere .

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No they're not actually, I found a website that allows you to print them off for free...
I'll post the link below

http://homepage3.nifty.com/container/contents-E.htm

All you need to do is click the sub headings under "side view and container logo" The 20' ones are an exact match for OO gauge. Not sure about the 40' ones. ( i only use the 20')
Print off and stick to foam board. Simple.

Cheers

Scott

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Hi,
Not a great deal happening at the moment, although the postie has delivered a nice parcel.
The MPV is just brilliant, the model itself and the running performance make it a supurb model.

Here the MPV has arrived on driver training but has already made itself comfortable in a siding, home away from home.



I have also been having a go at converting an old cararama cement mixer into a Freightliner lorry. The Hi-ab arrived the other day and I have since fitted it. Still a bit more to do but its getting there.


Other news is that I have put some more hardstanding down at the far end of the layout. I was going to have some kind of rail served distribution import/export warehouse, however I may now turn it into a Network Rail depot. The MPV would fit in just nicely!

Thanks for looking

Scott 

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Nooooooooooooooooo!!!, i want the MPV lol, how does it run mate?.. i been looking round at the Various prices, some low and some high.

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I have to say its the best model I own, it looks great and runs even better. This one is the DCC fitted one. Luckily I had pre-ordered it so saved myself about £30.

Go on, you know you want to....

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Certainly a lot going on with that loco.

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I found one at a good price so gotta treat!, thats assuming i dont spend it at model rail live! lol

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The next task is weathering! I dont want to but I know it has to be done.. Well done on your purchase.

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You take some very nice pictures PB. I'm a jigsaw enthusiast on the computer and I can see some of your more colourful pictures going into my collection, if you have no objections that is.

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Thanks Robert, feel free to choose which ever ones you want. Here are a couple more rainbow shots! :lol:
MPV leaves Redbrook for Eastleigh after grabbing a quick burger from the van, it was a scheduled stop honest.



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I have pinched the first one thanks very much. Excellent subject. I will enjoy doing that.

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Now.  Must write that down.  Members Personal Layouts. > Redbrook Freightliner Depot.  Header photo nomination.  :thumbs

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MaxSouthOz wrote: Now.  Must write that down.  Members Personal Layouts. > Redbrook Freightliner Depot.  Header photo nomination.  :thumbs
Yes even better than the one I nominated last week ;-)

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Thanks guys, only recently found the header nomination forum, still finding my way around. 
Heres another one, this time of the depot area. Not as colourful, not much I can do with Green!


The glue bottles aren't a permanent feature by the way!
Trying to have a go at making some industrial buildings at the moment for the far end of the layout. Money is a bit tight so I'm using card and scalescenes prints. It will do for the time being.

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Green looks OK to me.
Kermit managed.
Is the loco far left weathered?
I like the 'coal dust' effect between the tracks (probably left over from the days of steam).

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Hi,
Yes the far left 66 is weathered, just need to do all the others..
The track is weathered with Mig powders brushed inbetween and some railmatch acrylic weathered black.

Cheers
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Looking Great as usual scott, is that the bachmann single road shed?.. i just got one, wondering how to put lights on it.

BTW i have my MPV in about 2 weeks :) £95 !!, what a bargain! lol

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Yes it is the Bachmann shed, I was thinking about lights too, Dont think it would be too difficult to put an LED strip inside. Now if you wanted to make the outside spot lights working then that would be a challenge! I thik I'll stick to inside only.. £95 is a bargain! should have got two.. lol

Cheers Phill, I'm in the process of making the warehouses etc.. for the backscene, so I'll post some pictures of them in place when its done. At the moment I'm a bit limited with the Container corner or depot. I don't wan't to bore people with the same shots.

Cheers
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HI,
I've moved to the other end of teh layout now, money is a bit tight at the mo so I have made a couple of warehouse buildings out of foamboard and printed brick etc....  Its my first attempt at this and I'm reasonably happy with how its turned out.
Tonight I have put the hardstanding down between the tracks, it just needs to be painted now.

I went for a catch all warehouse distribution type location so that I could run just about anything into it. At the moment steel traffic is flavour of the month.




I need to bring the yard to life now with people and goods etc....  

Cheers
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That's a convincing warehouse yard area, Scott.  :thumbs  Is it possible to move the office block a bit to the left?

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I can see this is going to be a fine layout.

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Thanks Max, yes it is possible, its not fixed in place yet, all parts are resting against the backboard. Hopefully I'll get it fixed this weekend.

Cheers ddolfelin, its keeping me entertained, although I do look at other layouts on here and think I wish I could match the standards. Its all trial and error but fun as well.

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Hi what a great layout ,love the part with the containers .

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Hi Scott
your warehouse buildings look the part

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Just responding to Max; what would be the benefit of moving that office building to the left. I thought it was a very neat way of dealing with that square corner.

It complements the whole layout and that is well worth looking at and coming along nicely. I rather like modern image.

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Hi John.  It's just my eye again.  The windows aren't spaced equidistantly between the warehouse wall and the front of the office block.

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Max, I think you were looking at the first image, the windows are equally spaced in the second. Even in the first it would be acceptable to me, but in the next they do look better.

Now Scott, back to you.

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Ignore him John, he no doubt was on the cooking sherry AGAIN :twisted: 
Or he put his eyes back in the wrong way when he got up in the morning ;-)

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Nope.  I'm looking at the second image, John.

Cooking Sherry?  McWilliams Sweet Sherry, if you don't mind.  :roll:

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hi love this layout ,great modern image love the container depot wish i had done this on mine thought about it but thats as far as it got.

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Thanks Shaun2000, things have slowed down a bit at Redbrook for the time being.. I've got other things to sort out, although I still go out and have a play.
My main task is to sort out the low relief buildings to the rear of the layout.

Max, John & Ron, I haven't managed to sort out the office and warehouse yet, but I do know what Max is getting at.

It will be sorted soon.. Honest!

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Hi,
Just a quick update, big changes at Redbrook have taken place recently.
Freightliner have pulled out leaving the place pretty bare.

Hopefully there will be developments in the near future but until then there is only minimal service on the line.
The warehouses at the far end have been flattened and the whole site is being redeveloped... with track already lifted.
Rumour has it that Lidl will be buying the site and putting up one of their stores in what was the yard.

The council are trying to redevelop the area and there are even rumours of a passenger service starting!

No photos in afraid but thought I would keep you updated with the news.

Cheers
Scott

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Look forward to seeing the progress nice looking layout keep up the good work.

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Hi,
Sorry its be a while since my last update, things have started to happen again on the layout, the platforms have been built and are ready to be set in place.
I have had a nother project on the go though. After seeing the Network Rail 57 at Eastleigh I wanted one on my layout as mine is based around the Southampton/Eastleigh area.
I started off with a Virgin liveried one like the real thing and then had a go at respraying it.
This is my first ever attempt at using an airbrush and respraying. Its been an interesting journey and the 57 i salmost complete, just needs a few little things done to it to finish it off.

I happend to be at the depot when she was moved out of the works for her first short run.

Here is the first shot as it creeps out of hiding:


 

Second shot of it in th edepot waiting to be released:




 

Final shot of it behind the station, ticking over before returning to the depot.


Hope to have some more pics soon, had another arrival today but havent removed it from the box yet!

Cheers
Scott


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Nice work, Scott.  :thumbs   What's the big tanky thing?

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Thanks Max,
The tanky thing is part of the MPV.

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Thanks.  An MPV is a kind of mobile workshop, then?

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The MPV is a fairly adaptable piece of kit, its used for weedkilling, sandite and de-icing (I think) It was also used for moving ISO containers around a few years ago. Its a really good model.
Heres one in action at Eastleigh only last week.


57312 left Redbrook earlier today and made its way to Eastleigh where it collected De-Icing unit 68504. It was hauled back to Redbrook later that same day as a trial run. Rumour has it that now that Freightliner have pulled out of the Redbrook area, Network Rail are looking to lease the yard.
Here are a couple of pictures of its return journey, arriving at Redbrook.



Finally here is a shot of it stabled up at Redbrook for the night, note a further Network Rail coach has been added, ready for its return to Eastleigh in the morning.
An unidentified 73 can also be seen in the shed, there is some suggestion that its on loan from SWT to cover the winter period.


Thanks for looking

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Hi hows the redevelopemet comming along? keep up the good work on this great looking layout.

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Morning Shaun2000, good question.
I hit a bit of focus with the layout and have been undecided as to what direction to go for a month or so now. My plan was to introduce a station and shopping development but that seems to have gone by the wayside.
I have got some more ideas and I'm playing around with them at the moment. I wont go into detail yet as it could all change again! My plan is to keep it all fairly simple and I think the area modelled will change from a dock scenario to a more rural location. I know its a bit vauge but now xmas and the new year are out of the way I may have more time to put into the layout. I'll update with pictures when I know more... Happy New Year

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Hi the same here with the layout every thing has stopped for now i was going to do the same have a raised shopping center but just dont know as it will run all along the back wall and cover all the tracks never thought about getting in if i have any problems. started to get the station sorted giving it a re-vamp but the wat its looking i may just keep it simple like you i may just put backscenes all the way around the layout i have been looking on the net and found some good retail park backscenes and a distridution depot and do a way with the raised bit but we shall see.

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Just playing catch-up here,PB.I've been struggling to log on here recently,but must admit,although I'm a died-in-the-wool steam buff,your layout is really something! Love the "container wall".....what a great,realistic backdrop for photographing your trains!
Nice to see such a wide variety of liveries too.

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I think I'm destined jsut to keep re-modelling my layout, don't think I'll ever be happy. Good luck with th ebackscenes, I did use sky ones but once fitted loads of wrinkles appeared. Someone mentioned using double sided tape instead of glue but you have to get it right first time....

Thanks John for your comments, sadly I ripped the container wall down the other day, out with the old and all that.. Should have some trees sprouting up soon...

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Evening,
Not much happening on th elayout front, seem to have hit a lull, however I have turned my hand at respraying another loco. This time it was the SWT liveried 73. After visiting Eastleigh in November last year I saw a line up of GBRF 73's in retro livery.  One of them being 73208 in BR Blue.     The SWT 73 kindly offered itself as the sacrificial lamb and is now "Kirsten" 73208.

Other than my NR 57 this is the only other loco I've resprayed, still needs some weathering and a few final bits added but I'm fairly pleased with it. Its not up to the professional standards of some but does the job.

Here it can be seen arriving from Eastleigh with a load of empties. You could be forgiven for thinking ive back dated the layout but no its still the current scene. (ish)



I'm also in the process of building a cambrian kit, a salmon, which is proving interesting. That too is almost done, once again just needs some final details and weathering.
I'll post a picture when its done.

Thanks for looking.

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were is redbrook or is it made up

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Its a made up place, but its supposed to be somewhere in the southampton area, I took the name from Millbrook and Redbridge and came up with Redbrook. If it was still the freightliner depot then it would make more sense, but because I can never make my mind up about the layout it doesn't fit as well..

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Hi,

Didn't realise its been so long since I last posted...

I'd like to say that the layout has come on loads but unfortunately life keeps getting in the way.

I did manage to finish the Salmon wagon




Other developments are I have decided on a station so I have constructed the platform and station building. The passenger service stock has also been purchased.

Here a de branded Central Trains 150 can be seen arriving on a FGW service from Cardiff.




Arriva Xcountry are also working out of Redbrook now




The once diesel depot/wagon works has gone and has been replaced with an Oil terminal
Its still under development but its getting there.

Finally a view of the station area which is also still a work in progress




I'll try not to leave it so long next time, I hope to get a bit more done over the next few weeks.

Thanks for looking

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It was worth the wait, Scott.   :thumbs

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I can see a picture of a 150/1 FGW blue in the photo gallery but can't see it anywhere on your thread.  Did you buy this from Olivias ? If so, Is it a really good paint job and worth the money as I've been thinking about getting one for weeks .

Cheers John

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You mean this one John...




This was an Ebay purchase  which I think was originally done by Andi from Cairns road works.  The eagle eyed will notice its only the shell. I'm still on the look out for a reasonably priced chassis..  I'm pleased with the paint job but I don't know who provides Olivias with theirs i'm afraid or how much they charge..

Thanks Max for your comments.

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Hi Scott,

Cracking work as always :thumbs I must say that is a decent size platform :cool: looks just right, what color did you paint the platform surface quest:

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Hi Daz,
The platform was an after thought, i'm renewing my kitchen and one of the old plinths looked liked the right height for a platform and hey presto here it is...
Long enough for a 5 car voyager so should be plenty.
The paint used for the surface was just a B&Q tester pot called slate grey..
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Well things have changed again at Redbrook. The fuel terminal has gone. A new road terminal has been built nearby so there was no further use for th erail terminal.

It was thought that all trackwork was going to be ripped up and the land sold for housing but thankfully First Great Western stepped in and took over the area. It is now being used as a stabling point for the local DMU's.

 


 

a washer has also been installed










Finally Freightliner's 08530 has been moved into storage, replaced by super shunter 60078. Here it can be seen leaving the area with its replacement already in service. (Yes it was put on the trailer by a crane)




Thats all for now.

Cheers

 

   

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Looking great as usual scott, and welcome back :doublethumb, what other plans do you have?

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Cheers, The plan I keep putting off is the backscene.. Thats the bit that is causing me the most grief. I'm just not sure what I want to do with it. I'm still thinking about my options.

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You found a chassis for the 150 ! Looks good going through the washer and I can see the voyager in the background. Anything in the dynamic lines or local lines livery cheers me up, the best colour scheme by far in my opinion.

A lot of people thought only the Virgin livery suited the voyagers at the time they started getting painted into the XC livery, but again I now belive that XC is so much nicer than the Virgin.  

Keep posting the pics, there needs to be more modern image on here and I'm not providing much at the moment !!

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All change again!!!

Afternoon,
Its been a bit quiet at Redbrook recently, this has been down to me messing about with it again.
I have reverted back to the Freightliner theme, therefore the station has gone. This is in fact now a fiddle yard.
I've reduced the layout in size and I'm now just using one side of the garage (28')

It's still work in progress, but I thought I would post acouple of pictures. Its not drastically different but its working better for me and thats what I want.

70003 arrives in the reception siding with the 4O14 Birch Coppice- Maritime service. Meanwhile 66's 522 & 952 are stabled up for the weekend.




 

Ugly Sisters 70's 1,3 & 6 seen at Maritime.

Thanks for looking
Scott

  

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love the new  photos the first one is great love the atmosphire of a modern layout keep up the good work 

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All change indeed Scott. Nice pictures and good use of the space. Like it.

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Crikey ! I just stumbled on your thread Scott and, in the space of half an hour, I've seen 4 different layouts. You weren't kidding when you said you change your mind a lot were you. :lol:

Notwithstanding all the re-modelling that's gone on, each version has been a superb example of railway modelling and, for your first venture into air-brushing, those reliveried locos look brilliant to me. Well done and keep it up.

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I hope you've still got that FGW 150 !!!! ...  Liking the freightliner, there's something about the 70's that I really like, but as they havent made it as far as Cornwall yet I best not go out and get one. keep the pics coming it's all great.

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Thanks for the comments chaps, I'm definately happier with the way this is going. I'll add a few more pictures as it develops. Need to concentrate on the depot area next.
Thanks
Scott

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Evening,

I've been a bit busy at work with the olympics but have managed to start my own website:
http://redbrookmaritime.co.uk

Still work in progress but there are some bits on there.

I'll leave you with this one showing a view from the depot to the bridge and beyond to the fiddle yard.


More to come soon.

Cheers

Scott  

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Morning.
I can't believe it's been so long since I last updated this thread.
Lots of things have changed, which may come as no surprise to some.
The Freightliner container theme has long gone and the era has gone back to the mid 90's.
The location is now South Wales, based somewhere in and around Newport which reminds me of my youth when I used to visit with my Dad.

I will add some pictures shortly to show the changes. The trackplan is near enough the same. But as ever, is subject to change.

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Ok, heres a few images of the layout.
As you can see, the main stay of traffic is Steel, with 37' and 56's being the main locos allocated to Redbrook. Although class 60's are starting to arrive on the scene.

37430 shines as the sun rises.


 















Cheers

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Looking good!!!   Very impressive, keep the pictures coming!!!!!

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Thanks Andy,

I'll see if I can add a few more over the next couple of days..

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Heres a link to a short video I did. Apologies for some of the shakey views but it was done on my mobile phone camera so not suitable for a tripod.

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Cheers

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Morning,



Not a great deal going on at the moment. I have been renumbering some of my locos te represent those that were allocated to Cardiff Canton in 1996.



My favourite one can be seen below:



37427 passing through Redbrook with an engineers service on its way to Margam yard.











Most of my stock has been put away while I concentrate on laying more track and turning the layout back into a roundy roundy.










Cheers



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hello .in photo number 5 what kit is the crane nr the wagon shed? 

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Hi,

The crane is from Knightwing. click here

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Excellent model workmanship Scott.
I love your ground scenic work the ballast does look well.

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