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  1. Marks has at least one yesterday. (I got the RPSI' S last one 😂)

    As a matter of interest springs are being organised which sort out the wobble - Marks should have them in due course 

    1. Geoff Johnston

      Geoff Johnston

      Many thanks for the reply😎🎨👍

  2. Finnie

    Finnie's Layout

    Hi all Thanks for the reaction to my last post! As there seems to be an interest I'll update this thread with my layout as and when I get to it. In (very) brief: The layout runs throughout the upper floor of our house, a dormer bungalow. We built new a few years ago and I was lucky enough to persuade my good lady wife it would be something nice :-) It utilises the "dead space" of dormer construction - that small triangular space under the eves. It has advantages and disadvantages - easy to run scale length trains but v difficult to accurately model as I'm leaning in to a difficult space all the time! It runs behind the bathroom and en-suites, appearing again in the various rooms. There is only one lifting section - a bridge allowing access to a balcony: The deck is 6mm ply, meaning it is a true suspension bridge, requiring proper tension on the wire cables to enable trains to run. For now I'll finish off with one other link (poor quality, apologies): 071 herself on Sperry duties. My "Sperry" consists of 2 cars from Lux-Modellbau, a rotary cleaner with a magnet underneath (surprising how much that picks up!) and a vacuum car. They have an automatic Stop/Start mechanism and only turn on when they move. They are of necessity a bit over scale so loading gauge is critical! They work very well though. More updates will follow - but layout building tends to be a winter occupation so may be a little while. Cheers all and v glad to be a part of this community Finnie ps If anyone likes modelling on a scale of 1:1 I do a lot of railway photography, both here and in Europe but as this is not the place I'll only post the link if asked.
  3. Finnie

    Finnie's Layout

    Hi guys Yes It's a lifting bridge allowing access to the balcony. The deck is 6mm ply so it is a genuine suspension bridge - relying on proper cable tension to function.
  4. Finnie

    Finnie's Layout

    Hi all been modelling years, new here, though I know some of you from photographing the scale of 1:1. I will be partaking more in the future, just thought I'd post a (pretty poor quality in fairness) clip of my intermodal Cheers all Finnie
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