Andy Glascott

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  • Birthday 03/18/1973

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    Williamsburg, VA, USA
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    Train, 12v and 9v, and associated scenery for a layout. Currently building my biggest layout yet.

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  1. Andy Glascott

    12 Volt River Port

    That is fabulous, I love the rotating cross track for switching wagons to a different track.
  2. Andy Glascott

    [MOC} CIE E428 Shunter in 12v

    Looks fabulous, and very 12v era. Love the original rubber tyres on the motor too.
  3. It feels like this module has taken a while, but I'm pleased with the way it has turned out, and I have a deadline for the 3rd and final module as well Anyway, on to the pics. Here's a view of the module overall. Like the rest it's 3x5 baseplates, which is large enough to get a decent amount on but small enough to be transportable. With 12v track the fewer connections to get together at a show the better! DSC02040 It's part of the section focusing on freight and rail maintenance, so naturally there is a depot/workshop as part of it (no details inside). Depot With a couple of maintenance vehicles ready to go when needed! The truck in the foreground is a MOC, the hand cart in the background was inspired by a few I found online. Road Rail truck The main focus of the loop is the loading area. So far I've decided against an overhead gantry crane, I might at add one later. I've got two trains for this loop, a mixed freight and an engineers train, so figured there weren't enough cars to make a crane necessary, so I tiled the siding to give access for a fork lift, crane or whatever is needed to load a train/particular car. Loading area I'm trying to include a few classic gems from my childhood as I go along (I'm fairly sure I have the second printed popsicle brick for the snack bar somewhere in my box of white... If I find it it'll get added in) and this seemed like a great spot for it. A classic snack bar! So there we are. Time to get cracking on the third and final module for this loop, I'm planning to bring it to the Richmond (VA) Railroad Museum event on September 24th...
  4. Andy Glascott

    River Canyon Railroad

    Just gorgeous, the detail is incredible.
  5. Andy Glascott

    New Hogwarts Express

    Yup, easy pass for me too at that price. It looks good but would need more coaches to make an actual train…
  6. Andy Glascott

    New Hogwarts Express

    Well , it’s here. What do you all think?
  7. Andy Glascott

    Check out my 7777 Idea Book layout!

    Wow! As a kid I threw out all the boxes, didn’t see the value in keeping them once I’d built the train etc, but this is just fabulous.
  8. Andy Glascott

    Lego 12v Layout 7

    Love the dancing fingers part way through when you get the 2nd train running , one of the joys of the 12v system to prevent crashes.
  9. I’m trying to find words/phrases that others haven’t used to express my awe at this and I simply can’t, it’s beautiful, detailed, magnificent and everything else.
  10. I agree, but in this case it's intentional. My longest train is just short enough to catch it's tail on that size of loop, and is also about the limit for a train with a single 12v motor. BR 37 on loop (DSC09745) by andyglascott, on Flickr
  11. Andy Glascott

    Lego 12v train layout #6

    Awesome, love the active little switching yard.
  12. So, after nearly 2 months, I'm back from a trip home to Ireland and have the first module of the 1st 12v loop ready. This loop is primarily for my 2 non-passenger trains. Both are headed by British Rail locos, one hauls mixed freight and one hauls an engineers/maintenance consist. If I can find photos I'll edit this post later. This is the section I'm working on at the moment, and when complete will sit next to the 4.5v section already completed. Freight Loop by andyglascott, on Flickr The "C" of track on the right is part of the bigger passenger loop that will be next. Here's the full module, like the rest it's 5x3 baseplates, and is one end of the loop, with siding inside it, hence the two sets of track here. The tiled grey and yellow area is the beginning of a loading area that allows access to the train in the siding, and, if that is empty, a train parked on the main line. It will continue onto the next module. DSC01860 Edited by andyglascott, on Flickr The small building in the center acts as both a site access office and control center for the loop. DSC01863 by andyglascott, on Flickr As part of this loop will be focused on maintenance of way I thought I'd include an old, broken rail that's been abandoned... DSC01864 by andyglascott, on Flickr Lastly, a few town houses that back onto the line that will (eventually) be part of the city section of the layout. DSC01861 by andyglascott, on Flickr AS always, comments, thoughts, suggestions always welcome.
  13. Andy Glascott

    PandaCity of Bricks

    Looking at this and drooling as a fellow 12v fan! That’s a fabulous collection of everything that is great about the classic system. I love the number of loops and options you have for switching and so on.
  14. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] National Library of Ireland

    Just stumbled across this, absolutely stunning work!
  15. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] IFI ammonia train

    I remember these trundling past when I was growing up and fishing on the beach or rocks in Killiney, I could feel the vibrations! The IR locos are notoriously difficult to model in 6w because of the curved fronts, narrow bodies and so on, and the white stripe in brick is really tricky. I did a push-pull set with the class 121 and settled on squared lines rather than curves, but am tempted to redo it with stickers… This is a good take on a 141, something that is on my “will build eventually” list, the older locos have a bit more character to them than the 201s. The ammonia is cars and barrier wagons are instantly recognizable, well done. (Note to self about the shade of orange for future reference!)