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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:10 pm

I was aksed in the tennis gun thread to post my model railway.

The railway is in my attic, but its plastered and carpeted and has proper stairs leading up to it - its a proper room not a rafter filled empty space.

In order to get the trains going all the way round, i had to carefuly hack two holes int he wall, and run a bridge type construction inside the wall.

I have also recently installed a helix which takes the trains up afew inches.

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if you look on my youtube channel there are quite afew videos of the layout as it is at the moment, including some on-board camera shots.

www.youtube.com/hoarp001 - they might be afew pages in...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:29 pm

good thing you have a nice and virile hobby like spudgunning to compensate :)

Just kidding, great stuff :D
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:46 pm

is that HO scale?

i have a junkload of HO scale train stuff but i lack the proper space to have some fun with it.
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Unread postAuthor: dauphinoise potato » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:19 pm

Haha thats cool, you should make a mini film.
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:21 pm

well Im actualy a video editor and cameraman by trade, I do stuff for private companies and some TV stuff for channel 4.
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Unread postAuthor: dauphinoise potato » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:54 pm

OOooOOooOOoh guess you get some pretty fancy equipment :wink: I want to get one of those mini cameras, but my dad's the one whos registered on ebay and he doesn't really see the point in a mini camera :cry:
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:57 pm

My cameras is far from mini

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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:37 pm

dude thats an AWSOMe train layout. i like how it goes in and out of your wall like that..............

how much did all that cost ya?

ive always wanted to do a model train layout that ran along my roof that then coiled down and went around my basement room (where i keep all my stuff) and then exit again winding all around the first and second floor of my house....

oh well. still, i like that alot, youve inspired me to make a REAL HO train layout with the stuff i inherited.

do you know how to fix engines? i have like 6 but only 1 works. all of mine are broken in some way......
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:32 am

Dunno how much its cost, we sort of build it in bits....

There are many rail forums that will help you fix your engines...
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:48 am

Flip this looks like a load of fun. If I had the space I would definitely start this hobby. Good one.
Those cameras look awesome too, what type of film do you specialise in?
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:18 am

Documentary stuff, and I make films for other people. When I took that picture i was shooting for Heathrow Airport.
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Unread postAuthor: dauphinoise potato » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:21 am

I watched the video on your youtube channel that had the camera on the train. And those cameras are sweet.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:33 am

Documentary stuff, and I make films for other people. When I took that picture i was shooting for Heathrow Airport.


So I presume you get to travel a fair amount then? Do you like it?
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:39 am

Mm i dont travel a great deal. I travel more for my firework job (i work for a big firework company and we do massive profesional displays, although thats just a weekend thing)

Its quite fun....
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:58 am

Pyrotechnics, now thats something I respect! It must take ages to choreograph all the displays. Anyways, Im going/gone off topic, so back on topic:

How fast do the trains go? :wink:
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