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Bodmin General(ish)

Posted by hayfield , 25 July 2016 - - - - - - · 269 views

Far too little to report as I have not achieved mu goal. As the loft is a little cooler I managed to retrieve the plain sleepers and some rail, I also bought down some loco kits and went through my chassis box, the latter failing to realise what I need for a G6. On the plus side I have a Southeastern Finecast M7 kit which can be rebuilt to EM standards. I...


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Bodmin Motive power

Posted by hayfield , 22 July 2016 - - - - - - · 308 views

The timbering has been finished, but my thoughts turned to an eBay purchase of a Southeastern Finecast 02. Bought it as a part built 00 gauge loco, badly painted and in 00 gauge with a M7 box and a few parts from said M7 not the 02. Still did not pay too much and missing parts plus a new chassis etch and box ordered from SEF( The M7 box can hold one of my...


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Bodmin General (ish)

Posted by hayfield , 16 July 2016 - - - - - - · 296 views

 
As it happens I do have a few scrap bits of wood in the shed and found a suitable scrap piece of ply (old draw side which happens to be of high quality wood),a nice wide strip of pine beading was stuck to it, then a slot with a razor saw was cut at right angles 
 
A start was made on cutting the timbers, as it happened I had to stain a...


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Bodmin General(ish)

Posted by hayfield , 13 July 2016 - - - - - - · 328 views

 
Should be going to B&Q but decided to take another look at the track plan, I think I have something which looks about right. It's never going to be an exact replica as the real turnout has a smattering of non GWR chairs. I have decided to build the engine shed to a slightly different style, more like the original but 2 roads and the signal box...


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Bodmin General(ish)

Posted by hayfield , 12 July 2016 - - - - - - · 128 views

Not much going on other than I will model the engine shed area as it is now. The turnout to the shed needs a bit of alteration, as the length of the switch is fine but the crossing needs to be a smaller angle which in turn will then need to be curved slightly. Have been too busy to work on it. 
I have found both some stained turnout timbers in thin p...


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Bodmin General (ish)

Posted by hayfield , 07 July 2016 - - - - - - · 345 views

Looking at the old plan I was sent whilst the details are different I am assuming both the running line and the engine shed positions are the same 
 
I have altered the size of turnouts and added a coupe of trap rails, I guess I should extend a couple of the timbers which the outer catch point is on 
 
Overall shot of the area, will...


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Bodmin General(ish)

Posted by hayfield , 06 July 2016 - - - - - - · 382 views

Been given a copy of Bodmin (historic) station plan, which is a great help 
 
Obviously similar but not quite the same as today's layout, but then I am not copying it. Thrown a spanner in the works as I was going to start the right hand turnout, still have visitors coming to see us tomorrow so my plan of having Thursday as my modelling day has...


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Bodmin General(ish)3

Posted by hayfield , 04 July 2016 - - - - - - · 383 views

 
Alternative plan with a turnout as per Bodmin now instead of a slip, but with old style goods yard layout 
 
Platforms, buildings etc 
 
Close up of the initial area to be built 
 
A quick lash up of the trap point, will be done as per prototype though


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Bodmin General (ish) 2

Posted by hayfield , 03 July 2016 - - - - - - · 327 views

Just had a play with Templot using a Bing map as a rough guide 
 
Nothing in stone, may need compressing. Do I keep the 2 road shed or go for a single road shed. I have used B8's except for the curved turnout, though I may just vary the sizes just to be echonimical with the common crossing packs 
As I plan in in a preservation era, as I ca...


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Bodmin General (ish) in EM gauge

Posted by hayfield , 03 July 2016 - - - - - - · 459 views

Those who read my track building thread will know earlier this year we moved to Essex, a nice house in a nice village and space for a railway shed. Well that was the plan, but the more we looked into it for many reasons building a wrap around extension seemed a much better idea. For some time I have wanted to build a small demonstration piece which w...





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