Andy Glascott

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About Andy Glascott

  • 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

    Working Hopper

    There’s this one by @AlmightyArjen that might give you a few ideas
  2. Andy Glascott

    [OcTRAINber MOC - WIP] Dodge Ferrobus

    That's a wonderful build @Hod Carrier. Very like the real thing, both in the way it looks and wobbles on the track.
  3. Andy Glascott

    Lego Idea Chemical Plant

    I think it could sell if TLG took out the train element and had 2 road loading areas, it would be very easy to then MOD it to fit a railway layout. They would certainly sell one to me.
  4. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] A little French Corner

    That is fantastic, a great building for any layout.
  5. Andy Glascott

    WW1 Light Track Laying Train WDLR [MOC]

    This whole project is wonderful to follow, a very unusual theme to build (I haven’t seen anything like it before anyway). Keep up the good work.
  6. Andy Glascott

    Birth of a layout - time lapse video

    Thank you. Part count - no idea beyond 20,000+ green 2x2 bricks in the mountains... I still want to add more trees, develop the park in front of Assemby Square and other bits and pieces. There's no more space for modular unless I add more space, which my wife has suggested
  7. Andy Glascott

    9V-Era Steam Engine

    That’s very impressive, I love the use of the 9v motor as drivers.
  8. Andy Glascott

    Birth of a layout - time lapse video

    That's been happening for a while
  9. Andy Glascott

    Birth of a layout - time lapse video

    That’s a very good spot @sed6! My method of earning Lego money is youth director at a church, the cross was part of a mentoring program I was part of.
  10. Andy Glascott

    Birth of a layout - time lapse video

    Sadly, no is the correct answer, the wiring is just too much (my guess is there is 70+ metres of wire to control the switches etc). I can reach every part of the layout directly by hand, no part of it is more than 3 base plates from the middle or any one side. You’re welcome
  11. Andy Glascott

    Birth of a layout - time lapse video

    Thanks y'all. @Capparezza I can assure you there was more than one can of coke moving around the table during the build According to Bluebrick, the track count is: 187 straight 12v 94 curve 12v 1 crossing 12v 6 points/switches 12v (4L & 2R) 116 straight 9v 32 curve 9v 4 points/switches 9v (2L & 2R) @peterab Thankfully the cat no longer jumps up on the table....
  12. Hi everyone, I've been mainly lurking and commenting occasionally these last couple of years because I've been busy building my latest layout, and rather than post WIP pictures as it went along I've been taking stills to put together into a time lapse video of the whole build. Here's a photo of the layout as it stands. Whole Layout (DSC09786) by andyglascott, on Flickr The video is on Youtube. Building started in December 2016 and for the first 8 months or so was fairly quick, then I got to the point of relying on monthly Bricklink orders. There is still a bit of work to do, particularly on the station, which as you can see is in a corner.... WIP Station (DSC09747) by andyglascott, on Flickr As well as waiting for monthly Bricklink orders, progress has also slowed as the birth of our first approaches next month, so I figured even though things aren't finished, if I don't post this now it might take a while to get to a "finished" stage! The top level of the layout is 9v, with just 2 trains on it, the bottom is 12v with 7 trains, 3 of which can run at any time (there are three 12v loops on the bottom). Enjoy. Andy
  13. Andy Glascott

    OcTRAINber 2018: The Foreign Challenge is go!

    Just curious here, I grew up in Ireland, lived in England for 18 years and now live in the US, so which country is “native” for me? 😉 I won’t be entering as we have a little builder due to enter the world in October.... I currently have Irish and British locos with an eye on an American build in the next year or two when I finish my new layout....
  14. Andy Glascott

    new lego train plan

    Welcome to Eurobricks addiie. Sloping the rails is a challenge, the gradient needs to be quite shallow, I work on a 2 plate height increase for every section of track. There’s lots of good advice in the Train Tech Master Index, scroll down to the section, go to the Tutorials and Discussion section and click on The Train Techopedia. Once there scroll down to the Track and Layout Design section and find the subgroup inclines and multi level layouts - it has links to lots of articles about how to slope rails.
  15. Andy Glascott

    Planning 12v Layout for LUG display

    The challenge with 12v layouts, as I’m sure you know, is the wiring. The only time I did a show I had a layout I built in 4 sections with all the wiring and remote switches for each section built in, I only needed to connect the 4 sections and transformers and was ready to go. That layout had 2 levels with two 12v loops and one 9v loop on each level. The two 12v loops were connected via switches/points but on the day I never swapped trains from one track to the other, people werehappy enough seeing trains passing each their on 3 distinct circuits. If you are only using three transformers and three signals the wiring shouldn’t be too much of an issue.