7mm Watery Lane

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by iploffy, 15 April 2010.

  1. ZiderHead

    ZiderHead Western Thunderer

    I came across your layout while cruising around youtube the other day, great stuff :thumbs:

    We've (hopefully) got a pretty hot weekend ahead, do you have any problems with the rails expanding with the heat?
  2. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Had a bit of a session (Not a drink I am afraid)and tested the track
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  3. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad


    What a great advertisement for garden railways that is:thumbs:

    Next best thing to a time machine I reckon, even with no scenery and the rest of "reality" in the background, the sense of space and the natural light give it a life that indoor models struggle to convey.

    And now I've got van envy, you're even worse than that Dyson bloke:))

    I've just stuck my van doors together and added 6 bolt heads to the end strapping, one very small step towards more vans:rolleyes:

    That's just a fabulous video:bowdown:

  4. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Love it !!! :D

  5. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Great stuff Ian:D

  6. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I enjoyed that. :thumbs:

    One question, though. The brake tender was presumably on its way to the depot, as it would surely have been superfluous with that many fitted vans at the head of the train. :drool:
  7. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Very enjoyable, more soon please.


  8. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Brilliant Ian, just love the noise of the rolling stock as it passes the camera :)
  9. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    And two brake vans at the end. :)

  10. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Who else counted the wagons
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  11. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    31 wagons on the train and was it heavy, the poor old 31 had no trouble though. The consist was basically the Bescot-Toton trip it allways included a brake tender back to TO and any spare brake vans for the east midlands coal workings. The only bit of Modellers licence was the use of the 31 it was normally a Peak. I wanted to see if the 31 could pull it.
  12. Quite unlike the real thing!

    Cracking video, btw. Loved the light engines.
  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I haven't got van envy (I am quietly amassing a quite few) but I certainly have space envy.

    Just brilliant Ian:thumbs:
  14. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    V nice mate :thumbs:

    Steve :cool:
  15. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    No not really you add expansion joint in as you go around. There is a tendency for these to creep and before you start to run you need to check these as some quite large gaps and heat related kinks can appear
  16. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Nice. I always like to see trains based on real workings. :thumbs:
  17. Aye: just as important, if not more so, as getting the details spot-on.

    One thing, Mr. P, the gaps in the pcb timbers catch the light, and spoil the illusion. Any plans to fill them?
    (Sorry - pet hate, as it is so easy to do. Fencehouses in MRJ was ruined for me this "feature".)
  18. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    yes mate but not yet to much railway not enough time
  19. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    I worked til just after midnight last night :shit::rolleyes: & when I got home I logged on & seeing your vid made my day :):thumbs:
  20. I think we all know about that!