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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:04 PM Edited by Aqua97, 18 August 2015 - 04:14 PM.

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Hello! And welcome aboard to the GTA Forums railway discussion topic. 

Here you can discuss railways and railway relating items. 

Also if you have any photos post them here! 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:13 PM Edited by Spectacus, 14 August 2015 - 07:14 PM.

Is that an Ivatt 2MT?

 

Flying Scotsman is nearing the end of it's 10 YEAR overhaul!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33584691


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:17 PM

I believe it is a 2MT. And yes, I'm looking forward to the the Flying Scotsman returning to the tracks once again!   :lol:


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:30 PM

I've been getting a collection of German HO scale models if that counts.

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

Yeah, you can also discuss model trains also. I have a model railway of my own. OO gauge or 1/76 scale. I will post some pics up later. ( :

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:13 PM

Kinda sucks living in London, the closest Railway is the EOR (Epping Ongar Railway) 

 

It's nice though...

 

On the topic of model railways; I'd really like to see your's Aqua. Is it in a set Period? 

 

On the Topic of Euro Steam engines, there's one that I want badly....

 

 

 

DSB F Class! :Dyou_re_the_devil_in_diguise_by_danishint

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:37 PM

What's the make of that? Looks pretty nice but you shouldn't be running those trains on a carpet. Get it up on some table or use that bachmann EZ-track you can use on a carpet.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:56 PM

Lol it's not mine, but it's a Fleischmann Model, Dont worry; I'd never run such a prestige loco on the Carpet..

 

I've always waned to build a garden railway... 


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:14 PM

Lol it's not mine, but it's a Fleischmann Model, Dont worry; I'd never run such a prestige loco on the Carpet..

 

I've always waned to build a garden railway... 

 

I bought a German LGB Boxcar at a swapmeet for about 50 dollars. Garden Railways are pretty damn expensive. I've always prefered inside layouts and even then, I had to pull mine up from my room to make room for real lifey stuff. A point-point one going along my shelf would be neat to have, though.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 11:26 PM

I know the feeling, I built a Shelf railway once; but space is tight...

 

Never been a fan of circular layouts, they don't feel very "prototypical" 


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:28 AM Edited by Aqua97, 15 August 2015 - 08:29 AM.

Hi all, here are the pics I promised. Yes, it's not the tidiest layout in the world but it's a work in progress. I'm currently trying to revamp it. I've had it since I was a kid, my dad laid it out years ago and now I'm trying to add much more scenery and details etc... but yes, it's a bit of a mess at the moment! also it's not set in any kind of period.  :)

bxdAMj2.jpgAnd some trains:

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:08 PM

Damn, those're some nice trains. Shame they're all dusty, though.

 

@Spectacus - I never liked circular layouts either. Dogbone layouts though, they gotta be the best. Long scenic sections with a loop running back into it at the other end. Good sh*t.

 

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:47 PM

Oh, trains and scale models. Years ago I was very interested in them.

I have some pictures of old exhibitions. Excuse the crappy quality, these are at least five years old.
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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:15 AM

I've always wanted one of those modern GE locomotives with the comfort cab, but I don't model American stuff anymore. Athearn did a hypothetical Chessie System paint job for an AC4400, I thought that was neat.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:54 PM

Bachmann branchline is pretty cheap/better value compared to Hornby models IMO.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:53 PM

Anyone got tips on making realistic water for 00 gauge modelling?


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:19 AM

Anyone got tips on making realistic water for 00 gauge modelling?

 



Woodland Scenic's always been good with me as far as scenic stuff is concerned


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:18 PM

Thanks mate!

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:46 PM

Wierd question, what would you guys rather use?

 

Static Grass

Grass Mat

or Scatter?


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:02 PM

Probably a grass matt, mostly because the other two can be a bit of a mess and the grass fiber's can get into the trains, although its not quite as detailed as the other two. (:
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:02 PM

A grass mat is for children. Scatter grass shouldn't be a problem as long as you've got ballast, a corkbed, or something else to where it isn't right next to the track. And even then, you're suppoed to glue down the scatter grass.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:18 AM Edited by Aqua97, 20 August 2015 - 11:58 AM.

Well, just thought id share this here. Just recently on the Isle of Man steam railway, (narrow gauge 3ft) they have just restored the steam loco "Mona"  to her former glory!   :colgate:

Here she is before:

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And after:

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:42 PM

Those loco's were always so mysterious to me for some reason...


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 04:12 AM

Someone buy this for me: 

 

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:42 PM

^ Very nice!

 

I'm thinking of starting an all new shelf layout..

 

Should be fun this time around...


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 07:15 AM Edited by Aqua97, 23 August 2015 - 07:15 AM.

Those loco's were always so mysterious to me for some reason...

I have to ask, why do you find them mysterious ?  :)


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:56 PM

Well the railway's narrow gauge, but they look bigger than they let on; they also look kinda European to me.

 

they were built in Manchester by Beyer-Peacock right?

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:13 PM Edited by Aqua97, 23 August 2015 - 06:20 PM.

Well the railway's narrow gauge, but they look bigger than they let on; they also look kinda European to me.

 

they were built in Manchester by Beyer-Peacock right?

Yeah, all (or most) were built by them. Apart from No. 15 Caledonia (now No. 4) which was built by Dubs & Co., Polmadie Glasgow. 

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And the new diesel loco No. 21 which was built by Motive Power & Equipment Solutions Inc. Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.

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 And a few more Here>>   :)

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 09:47 PM

Some Murican Metal!

 

16377817730_b111bc82d4_z.jpgBNSF 8250 GE ES44C4 by R Seluryar, on Flickr

 

14981875449_a87687bbf0_z.jpgNickel Plate Road #765 by R Seluryar, on Flickr

 

my favorite type of trains:

2346260316_1143b6a541_z.jpgBreda LRV by R Seluryar, on Flickr

(lightrail in general)

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

American Locomotives are so damn large!





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