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Bakewell interior lights

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 07 December 2017 - - - - - - · 253 views

As the nights are drawing in, I have been adding the interior lights supplied in the same pack with the DCC concepts swan neck platform lights. These are connected to the same 12V power supply and have a choice of resistors supplied. I was able to connect all 6 LED's in a line and marked out the alignment corresponding to each room division.  
The ef...


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Bakewell station lights

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 17 November 2017 - - - - - - · 263 views

I have had a bit of spare time recently to add some extra touches to the Bakewell station project, Having purchased some LMS style swan neck lamps from DCC concepts, I decided to make a start fitting them to the layout. The lamps are extremely high quality and come in a bulk pack of 6 free standing platform lights and 2 wall lights. Each is supplied with...


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Bakewell goods and coal yard

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 25 September 2017 - - - - - - · 387 views

The Bakewell coal and goods yard has neared completion so I took some wagons to shunt around. I also added some figures and vehicles to good effect and then added the backgrounds for the final touch.


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Bakewell station soffit brackets

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 17 August 2017 - - - - - - · 359 views

I finally got round to adding the soffit brackets to the entrance of the station. These were laser cut from toughened plastic resin and cut from a plastic sprue. So far 20 have been produced and stuck in place. The side ones will follow later. I used photos of the station as a guide and the positions seem to be OK so I stuck them only to the walls to all...


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Photos of the coal stathes Bakewell goods yard

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 07 August 2017 - - - - - - · 337 views

I finally located the photos of the coal stathes which were built last weekend. There is still a fair amount to do as I ran out of Wills cobblestones for the moment. The area will covered up to the corner of the track with cosmetic weathering to be added. Finally a mixture of das clay will be added to the track to complete the industrial look.  
The...


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More photos of Bakewell goods shed

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 06 August 2017 - - - - - - · 308 views
Goods shed
More photos of Bakewell goods shed I am uploading more photos of the goods shed, The small coal office was made from left over parts of the goods shed


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Bakewell station Goods yard

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 05 August 2017 - - - - - - · 326 views

I have finally made a start on the goods shed area. Although not quite as in the real prototype, a bit of modelling licence has come in.
Essentially Bakewell coal yard has moved nearer the goods shed rather than adjacent to the station due to space restrictions and width of the baseboards. My friend Ron from the High Wycombe club has been helping out with...


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Bakewell station footbridge

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 23 July 2017 - - - - - - · 323 views

For the past few weeks I have been adding the footbridge to the Bakewell project. I had originally decided to use the etched brass Churchwood models kit supplied by Phoenix paints but on visiting the Great Central model railway event in June 2017, came across the excellent range of laser cut kits made by L Cut Creative. The price of £14.99 for the kit see...


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Bakewell station canopy progress

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 14 June 2017 - * * * * * · 341 views

It has been a busy week finally finishing the canopies on the Bakewell station project. The supporting struts have now been put together and add strength to the structure. What I like now is the reflections and patterns on the wall and platform surface as in the real building. This shows up well in the latest photos
Next stage are the roof supporting stru...


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Bakewell station canopy issues

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 04 June 2017 - * * * * * · 324 views

Having spent many hours over the Bank Holiday weekend constructing the canopy of Bakewell station, I was not happy with the way the glue had dried on the perspex. It caused marks which I could not get rid of . This was due to the fact that I had used Deluxe "Rocket" super glue rather than the Deluxe "Glue and Glaze" product, Although the super glue does...


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Bakewell canopies- First stage of construction

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 29 May 2017 - * * * * * · 292 views

It's been a long Bank Holiday weekend so it gave me a chance to make a start on the next stage of the Bakewell station project- the canopies. This would take the model building back to the condition prior to the line closure in 1968 rather than the smooth lines of the present day building. 4 glass canopies were needed supported by 5 LMS style columns an...


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Bakewell station - Interiors and roof details

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 14 May 2017 - - - - - - · 417 views

It has been a busy few weeks on the Bakewell station project. I decided that I needed to detail the interiors of the station so have been adding walls to create the booking hall, 1st class waiting room, station master's office, ladies room and porter's office. I decided that the booking hall needed a ticket booth. Next, posters and timetables were added t...


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Bakewell station- it's finally beginning to look like a real station building

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 22 April 2017 - * * * * * · 378 views

I had been waiting a long time but today finally got the windows and doors added to the building. I had painted these in Midland Maroon some time ago and assembled the sash windows. These have now all been put into place around the building. I used Deluxe materials "glue and glaze" for the assembly as it bonds plastic and wood drying clear in the process....


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Bakewell station painting progress

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 18 April 2017 - * * * * * · 293 views

On my last blog I had started to add a base coat of Humbrol sand no.63 to the building. However, I felt that it didn't look quite right especially for a station based in the steam age pre 1968 per closure. I had asked my friend Ron from the High Wycombe club to help me out as he is an expert in painting effects. The solution seemed to be to cover the ston...


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Bakewell station stonework details, chimneys and painting

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 09 April 2017 - * * * * * · 252 views

I have made significant progress on my Bakewell station project over the weekend and last few days. All four chimneys are now installed in the building roof. These included 3 double chimneys and 1 single which all match the correct height. One has been painted.  
Stonework details have been added including a representation of the Duke of Rutland's co...


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Latest progress- adding stonework details

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 27 March 2017 - - - - - - · 326 views

Having had a re appraisal of the stonework on the platform side of Bakewell station building, I decided to add more semi circular smooth sandstone details above the windows. Ultimately Duke of Rutland Coats of Arms needs to be added above the centre windows too and I may model these using das clay. The doors have been temporarily added (not glued in plac...


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Bakewell station stonework progress

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 21 March 2017 - * * * * * · 344 views

I have finally got round to adding the stonework to the model of Bakewell station which I have been building for the past few weeks. After much deliberation I chose Slaters Plasticard Dressed Stone 0424 for the stonework as this has the closest resemblance to the real life building,
I started with the road side area which was fairly straightforward before...


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Bakewell station progress- Front canopy assembly

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 08 March 2017 - - - - - - · 364 views

Here is my latest progress on my Bakewell station project, The front entrance canopy has now been assembled and added to the roof line. The tiles are matched in too. The canopy edge details are laser cut and look superb. I am adding the support columns but these are temporarily there until fixed properly. My normal view of the station will be from the pla...


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Bakewell station progress

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 27 February 2017 - - - - - - · 363 views

I enclose the latest progress pictures of my model of Bakewell station. The doors and sash windows have now been painted and assembled from components custom made for me by York Model making. I have also been assembling the platform canopy brackets which are very delicate, The quality of all the components is first class and they fit perfectly into the b...


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Bakewell station

Posted by RobBrooks1 , 08 January 2017 - * * * * - · 487 views

For the past few months I have been working on my version of Bakewell station as it was pre-closure in the 1960's. However, as it is my layout, the line never really closed and it has enabled me to run heritage steam specials and on occasions, even the Royal train through the station. I have visited the area on a number of occasions due to its close proxi...





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