Got the new Loco at last ..its the Class 43 HST ..This of course is the 40 th year of this Iconic Loco joining British Railways in 1976 ..she held the record as the fastest diesel loco in the world ..and Hornby have produced this model the Inter City 125 …sit back and enjoy the beauty of Loco doing a tour of Dave`s Model Railway
I know that my layout is more 60`s, but just could not resist this model which is mid 70`s and I am sure all the members will appreciate seeing this model.
Maybe one day Dave will add subtitles to his videos – I know there’s bit of a language barrier if you’re on the other side of the pond. Either way I’m still very happy to have Dangerous Dave in the Hall of Fame.
“Good day to you Al.
The last time I set up my portable large scale layout was well attended and really turned out fun to operate and watch.
We depicted our little town of 3,500 people Hardin Montana USA as it was about 100 years ago.
My neighbor friend built completely from scratch two 3′ by 6′ panels that contained Hardin, complete with cable operated automoblies and a flying airplane. All people, autos, farm and lumber mill and machinery, buildings were built from scrap [ieces of wood, cardboard, and printed paper.
My railroad was rebuilt for this event to make it far easier to set up, operate and tear down.
All 24 tables were built to exactly 3′ by 6′ so that any arrangement could be set up. The tables were built with lightweight materials, framework and legas were all made from 2 X 4’s ripped to 2 x 2’s. Then the table parts were glued and screwed together. Legs were made to attach and detach quickly using 4 short and 4 long screws to attach the legs to the table tops. Additionally I built 4 2′ by 8′ tables for added flexibility for various layout designs including point to point switching layouts.
Any and all wiring is on top of the tables, non permanently attached. All track is arranged on the tables and temporarily attached to the table tops by spot gluing with hot glue. This allows for flexibility in layout size, layout design, and also for any scale of trains as well.
Scenery is minimal, roadbed, water, earth, is all painted on the table tops. This way the table tops can be painted over for different setups.
We had the middle school students build cardstock tepees for the town of Crow Agency Montana for this setup.
By typing in Chapple’s Train-A-Rama one can access the you tube video my neighbor Dick Stern assembled for this event.
I hope you will consider posting this and are allowed to share this video, I don’t know how to include a link.
I included a diagram of the layout and one overall picture.
I’d be happy to send in more pictures if there is any interest.
Dick Chapple Sr and Dick Stern, my train buddy.”
Dick, what can I say? I’d love to see more pics and a video – and I’m sure everybody else would too.
That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to get off the sidings and get going with your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.