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Old 25-04-2018, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default LUMSDONIA layout and resource website

I am an Electrical Design Engineer with a large house and a departed family, heading toward my twilight years, I am re-invoking my long lost hobbies of electronics and model railways. I built my first layout in the 70’s in a shed in the garden, a 6ft x 4ft effort that started the ball rolling while i was at school. The second incarnation was an end to end affair some 15ft long by 18ins wide in my friends loft. The third was a rehash of the seconds boards in my siblings house. There was then a pause for the fairer sex, marriage and a family. Next came the resurgence in the form of a new layout at my current abode, with some influence that it was for “the little ones”, a 16ft long by 30in wide board was erected. The little ones became big, and I was persuaded to relinquish the spare room for teenager “personal space”. Eventually they wanted “personal space” and moved out! The room once again became the train room and soon a new 10ft 6in by 4ft layout was constructed, on the premise it was for the “little one”, a later addition!
That was 8 years ago!
Work away from home has given me little time to indulge my hobbies at home, but has been a means of giving spare time to buy huge quantities of stock and materials to create a monster layout!

Recent events have allowed me time to design phase 2 and I have started documenting it in my website

LUMSDONIA

HOWEVER, my involvement in another forum and my unusual (for my age) dexterity with PC's and the web (I have had a website for 20 years) has led to the development of a website for my musings and general spasmodic updates about my layout. But over the last year or two, it has rapidly become a Model Railways resource of info! I also have a complimentary Youtube channel, mostly about investigating new animated features for my layout.

Sections include my layout, guides for beginners, ever expanding "How to's", tips, glossary and guides and even a shop section of FREE downloadable pdf's




Happy to field any questions comments good or bad.

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Old 26-04-2018, 12:36 AM   #2
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thanks for the link to your website, I will take a look around at some time other than 12.30am, more than likely at work tomorrow
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Old 26-04-2018, 08:10 AM   #3
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That's a very comprehensive web site TS. I have had a short look around it, and there is plenty of useful advice on there for novice and "old hand" alike. Good of you to include some free PDF's as well. R-
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Old 26-04-2018, 11:52 AM   #4
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Hi Timberserf. I didnt know you were here as well. Remember me?
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Old 26-04-2018, 01:10 PM   #5
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thanks for the link to your website, I will take a look around at some time other than 12.30am, more than likely at work tomorrow
Let me know what you think when you have time
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That's a very comprehensive web site TS. I have had a short look around it, and there is plenty of useful advice on there for novice and "old hand" alike. Good of you to include some free PDF's as well. R-
Cheers, glad you don't think my advice is garbage! Always looking for idea's to reduce costs and happy to share.
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Hi Timberserf. I didnt know you were here as well.
Yes Mountain, I AM EVERYWHERE!

Forgot to mention my YouTube Channel (links are on the website) mostly of my investigation of alternative mechanisms.

Don't forget to bookmark LUMSDONIA and keep revisiting, as I am adding/updating all the time

Whenever you need to start looking for something on the net, start in my LINKS section as it has a wide range of sites to launch your search from.
And of course always happy to discuss anything here and take suggestions for new items to include on the website!
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You have raised the bar. A brilliant and beautiful effort.
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Old 26-04-2018, 08:39 PM   #7
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"A bit corny but I guess it'll do" great intro video

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing all this.
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You have raised the bar. A brilliant and beautiful effort.
Does that mean I am for the high jump?. Not sure what I raised? The layout or the website?

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Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing all this.
Your welcome, all feedback will be fed to the web gremlins who will cobble together more!

Thanks for your positive comments guys (I also accept negative comments, just like DCC)
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I originally created a spread sheet, many moons ago to store all the collected useful web links I had found, not trusting the favourites of a web browser program, as I have gone through half a dozen PC's over the years and things like that tend to get lost.


I recently 'shared' my list as a webpage on my website for the benefit of others. I had to tidy up the contents and formalise the content so it made sense and was factual and up to date before I went live. Thus only those I had verified and fully expanded, made it to the site. Prompted by a forum member, I noticed signage was not a category in the links page and on checking my spread sheet, I noticed there was a category but with only one lonely link! So, I have done some research and compiled a more realistic list, which I can now share with you. Plus a couple of other updates/additions.


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When I originally did my research, I noted that none of those available, are 're-sizable', therefore those modelling Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch may have a problem fitting the name in , plus the top and bottom areas are not populatable!

Thus I produced my own excel spread sheet that overcomes these problems, I may yet tidy it up and publish it one day

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Old 06-05-2018, 02:56 PM   #10
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Thank you very useful. Not just signage.
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