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WCPR No 5 - part 6

Posted by ullypug , 18 November 2017 - * * * * * · 445 views
Had an enjoyable show at Tolworth last weekend with Clevedon. Thanks to those who came and said hello.
Alas I didn't get No 5 finished in time. Almost but not quite!
Since the last blog I've finished off all the bodyworks and spent a lot of time painting various bits and pieces.
The engine when originally purchased was a 'pea green' with black, yellow, re...


WCPR No 5 Part 5 - undercoat & WCPR show

Posted by ullypug , 28 October 2017 - * * * * * · 497 views

First of all, thanks to all who came and said hello at last week's WCPR anniversary show in Portishead. Numbers were in excess of 750 through the door for the day and it was busy from opening all the way through until closure. So busy in fact that I didn't get to take many photos at all! Highlight for me was meeting Howard Carey, whose father was a guard...


WCPR No 5 Part 4 - bodywork bits and pieces

Posted by ullypug , 09 October 2017 - - - - - - · 463 views

Didn't manage to get too much done this weekend, but the odd evening here and there has seen some progress. I'm now adding bits of pipework and body fittings to the loco.
The smokebox has been made from tube and the saddle added, the old Finney T9 lost wax smokebox door casting ground down to fit and the chimney soldered on. I think I may need to replace...


WCPR No 5 Part 3 - cab and tank

Posted by ullypug , 03 October 2017 - - - - - - · 494 views
As the car was in for a service today, I worked at home. This means I didn't have my usual 'joy' of commuting into Bristol. By the look of the state of the M5 again, I'm glad I stayed at home.
What this really meant was a couple of hours that I would normally have spent gazing at the back of the car in front was put to better use. Much better use.
I'd fin...


WCPR No 5 Part 2

Posted by ullypug , 02 October 2017 - - - - - - · 462 views
Managing to make a little progress with No 5 in-between getting Weston ready for the Portishead show in 3 weeks' time. Good news is the layout is now fully working, has a new temporary power supply rigged up (it shares the power box I use for all my layouts) and has had one or two running repairs.
In the meantime, I've assembled the chassis using my Avons...


Weston WCPR

Posted by ullypug , 23 September 2017 - * * * * * · 521 views
In 4 weeks time, Weston and Clevedon will again have a service provided by the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway, albeit in 4mm scale (EM Gauge) at the Portishead WCPR group show.
With the looming deadline, I've spent the day clearing a space in the garage so I could retrieve Weston from the dark recesses where it's been residing for the last 6 year...


WCPR No 5 - part 1

Posted by ullypug , 17 September 2017 - * * * * * · 532 views
Having redrawn the engine to what I think is a more accurate outline, I've set about making the chassis.
I'm using 10 thou nickel silver for the rods laminated with three layers and 15 thou for the chassis mainframes.
All were marked out with the vernier and cut with a scrawker into rough shapers before tidying up with files.
The chassis frames were sweat...


Manning Wardle No 5

Posted by ullypug , 12 September 2017 - * * * * * · 598 views
WCPR, em
During the rather enjoyable exhibition at Expo EM Autumn this weekend, I started to think about the gap in my loco fleet, namely no 5. It was one of the engines that didn't have a name.
This was one of the two engines the line purchased from new, the other 'Walton Park' being too heavy for the line was transferred to the East Kent Railway.
No 5 as far as...


Exhibitions 2017

Posted by ullypug , 02 September 2017 - * * * * * · 474 views
Morning all
Just a quick note to say Clevedon will be at Expo EM Autumn next weekend 9/10 Sept at Partington
Thereafter it will be at the WCPR Group show at Portishead on 22 October where it will be paired with Weston WCPR which is coming out of retirement for this one day, one off event.
Later it will be at Tolworth showtrain in November.
Good news is t...



Posted by ullypug , 24 January 2016 - * * * * * · 580 views
Hadn't realised I've not posted an update since March. How time flies.
Clevedon has a few shows this year, starting with the Southampton exhibition this weekend.
Thereafter it'll be at
York - Easter
Epsom & Ewell - April
Oop North - September (provisionally)

Also, rather excitingly I can confirm a one off event on Sun 22 Oct 2017 (next year...


WC&PR repeats

Posted by ullypug , 21 March 2015 - - - - - - · 443 views
em, wc&pr
Clevedon was out at the Nailsea show last weekend and a good time was had by all. It's probably the closest it'll ever actually get to Clevedon and as usual, the local shows bring out the locals. Some of whom know more about Clevedon than I ever will. We had the projectionist of the old Curzon cinema and someone who's house wasn't shown on the backscene d...


WC&P in the movies

Posted by ullypug , 27 February 2015 - * * * * * · 378 views
Had a great weekend at the Eastleigh show last weekend so I thought I'd try to take a couple of movies. It's taken an age to upload the first, so I'll need to sort out a few things before I upload the second...
The locals don't even seem to notice the 11.30 from Weston...



Posted by ullypug , 15 February 2015 - * * * * * · 462 views
Wc&pr, em
Just a note to say Clevedon will be out and about next weekend at the Eurotrack show in Eastleigh.
I've been taking the forthcoming deadline as an excuse to finish building a few of my older Cambrian kits as well as one or two new ones. They should be in traffic during the weekend.
Come and say hello if you're at the show.


Early winter's morning at Clevedon

Posted by ullypug , 02 January 2015 - * * * * * · 686 views
Em, wcpr
Happy New Year to one and all.



Posted by ullypug , 02 August 2014 - - - - - - · 664 views
Another short update to says that Clevedon will be at Wells next weekend. The population will have increased a little and I'll be trying out a mock up of Fitter Hill's cottage to act as a scenic break at the Portishead end of the layout.
Come and say hello if you're there. We'll be the ones in shorts (probably)...

Those of you that know the story will re...


Expo EM

Posted by ullypug , 16 May 2014 - * * * * * · 552 views
Just a quick note to say Clevedon is up at Expo EM in Bracknell this weekend. Do pop by and say hello if you're going.



Posted by ullypug , 13 January 2014 - * * * * * · 625 views

Pleased to report that layout and operators generally behaved themselves.
A couple of minor gremlins but nothing I'm worried about.
Thanks to all who came and said hi. We had some very nice comments. Next outing will be Expo EM in May.


Clevedon Debut

Posted by ullypug , 30 December 2013 - * * * * * · 837 views

Afternoon all
Greetings of the Season and all that. Hope you had a good one.
Time for an update.
I've been quiet on here of late, not because I haven't been doing anything but the opposite. It's been all systems go since the end of October. Not solely model railways either. SWMBO decided that the time had come for a new kitchen so we've had the house upsi...



Posted by ullypug , 03 November 2013 - - - - - - · 1,026 views

Evening all
I have been a bit preoccupied with the backscene of late. I must admit to getting really stressed doing them. SWMBO is quite a talented artist and has helped with the last two layouts but it very nearly ended in divorce last time...

The plan for Clevedon has always been for a continuous backscene. This will include the town at the Portishead...


Back to front

Posted by ullypug , 22 September 2013 - * * * * * · 917 views
em, WC&PR
Evening all
Gosh, it's almost 3 months since I posted anything about the WC&PR. edit can't count!
Well I have been busy with the T9...
Had a blast at Expo EM North last weekend and on the journey I home I was reminded that the next show I'm exhibiting at is Clevedon's debut. Eeek :O
Nothing like the headlong descent into blind panic to get the juices...

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