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#151 DLT

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 19:06

Stunning, wish I could have been there.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 19:50

Serious business this!
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That's better

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An interloper from further south in the county.

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Looks like Swindon C&W shops have been contracting work out to the North Somerset paint shops.

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A good show and a great time delivering one of two helpings of Cornish 2FS goodness.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:42

Great show, great layout, great company, great weekend!

 

Wadebridge is truly a fantastic layout and whilst initially daunting it's really very intuitive once you get the hang of it.

 

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:47

I am really looking forward to seeing this layout in the flesh now that its virtually completed. Its a location that I really would like ot model in 4mm.

 

Superb photos and layout.

 

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 08:28

I am really looking forward to seeing this layout in the flesh now that its virtually completed. Its a location that I really would like ot model in 4mm.
 
Superb photos and layout.
 
Ian


Still a long way to go Ian, many parts of the layout are still only sketched in but there is more done each time it goes out. Your next chance to see it will be at Uckfield in October.

As Tom said it was a great weekend. I didn't take any pictures but Phil will be along in the next day or so with some highlighting a number of the new bits.
I did manage to get a snap of the new loco for Bath John is building for me ( I've done a lot of the buildings on Wadebridge and am currently making the baseboards for Padstow). It really is a stunning bit of work and will be finished as number 83 which recent photographic evidence suggests kept it's tender cab into the early 1920s. It was photographed on running trials at Penzance(St Ruth) as it doesn't have a chip in it yet. Unsurprisingly it purred along like a Swiss watch, the fully working motion was an absolute joy to behold

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 10:48

I was really annoyed to miss this. he layout looks great and 83 looks superb. 88 was out on the WSR/S&D gala. The reason I had to miss it was due to a recent house move and have too much to do at home. The compensation is although no views the sounds of the trains makes a nice backing to work.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 16:30

Hello everybody,

 

As Jerry promised earlier... "Phil will be along in the next day or so with some [photos] highlighting a number of the new bits". Well, here they are! 

 

First, some general shots to give you an overview of recent scenic progress on 'Wadebridge'. Obviously there is much more still to do, infilling some blank areas, adding details to buildings and gardens, etc. Some of the structures remain as mock-ups or flats, but they give you the impression of the emerging townscape at the rear of the station, and the feel of a riverine estuary at the front - just as it should be, just like the real thing!

 

Apologies for some slightly blurry parts of some photos - taken in a rush on my phone at the end of the exhibition! Next up will be some photos of recent detailed scenic and signalling additions to the layout, followed by a few shots of the operators and visitors at the show last weekend.

 

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Eastern approaches to Wadebridge station, with the East Box and Guineaport Road and cottages to the left.

 

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This view shows the true landscape setting of the model - the railway squeezed in between the town and the River Camel.

 

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A Pannier and B-Set depart for Bodmin General (GWR). 

 

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Wadebridge Shed - a Churchward 1361 class and Collett 1366 class behind await their next duties. Partially hidden is a Southern 02 class 0-4-4T.

 

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An N class on a local awaits the starter signal before departing for Padstow. Note the clutter of sheds and townscape behind. It's starting to look more like the real Wadebridge town now. Temporary grey card house 'flats' on the left. These will be replaced by coloured and detailed flats in due course.

 

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Layout overview from the western end - Town Quay in the foreground with the mainline to Padstow swinging off behind the black warehouses, the Molesworth Street level crossing and footbridge, and the expanse of Wadebridge Station beyond. The tidal River Camel fronts the layout on the left, with part of the Medieval bridge (which gave the original town of Wade its latter name) also modelled.    

 

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Wadebridge East Box, controlling the two single lines - the left-hand track is the North Cornwall Line leading to Halwill Junction and Exeter, and the right-hand track for the two termini of Bodmin North and Wenford Bridge (both LSWR), and - via Boscarne Junction - Bodmin General (GWR). Note the Advanced Starter before the bridge, with the board up for a departing Bodmin train. 

 

I hope you enjoyed these. More pics to follow...


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 21:26

Okay folks,

 

Here's the second tranche of my 'Wadebridge' photos from Trainwest, Corsham, last weekend. This time we will look at some of the recently added details...

 

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What's this? A water meadow! Modelling the space between things is as important as modelling the things themselves - hence this area of water meadow between the railway boundry fence and the River Camel. This helps give the railway a sense of place in the landscape, allows the main focus of the layout - the railway - to 'breathe'. (See earlier post #27 for prototype plan of this station for comparison.) Look how beautifully John Greenwood has captured the feel of rough grass, muddy estuary banks, and clods of grass teetering on the edge. Superbly done!  

 

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The new railway allotments: Again another piece of superb 'space' modelling by John. Between the second and third hut along the fence, you may just be able to spot runner beans growing up poles. The allotment huts are the 2mm versions of the Severn Models etched kits.

 

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Sheerleg crane on Town Quay: There's a distinct 'waterside' feel to this modelled location, most fittingly. 

 

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Black warehouses: Jerry (Queensquare) has modelled these (and many of the other buildings on 'Wadebridge'), although they still need a bit of toning down and weathering. Nice feel of tarred corrugated iron about this otherwise humble structures. These replace a row of white paper mock-ups seen in earlier photos of this layout.

 

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The roofscapes of Wadebridge! We are looking across the Town Quay warehouses to the junction between Molesworth Street and Eddystone Road. Most of the model buildings on the far side of the railway/Eddystone Road are new. And quite cleverly are modelling in perspective to enable a reasonable representation of urban Wadebridge to be squeezed into just a mere few inches of depth!  

 

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Looking along Molesworth Street from the river bridge, across the railway crossing (the gates are open), and up the hill. Molesworth Street curves around to the right, cleverly modelled in perspective. Delightfully done!  

 

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The railway and road (well, half a road) squeezed between the houses and warehouses along what is now Eddystone Road. Go there today and you can hardly image they fitted in both a road and mainline railway into the gap! 

 

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Provender Store and middle goods yard (there are three on 'Wadebridge').

 

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The new Provender Store in close-up. Originally before WWII there was only one siding here. But in the 1940s another siding was added and this long shed was built alongside.

 

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New 'flats' go up in Wadebridge! Well, not quite. These are grey card mock-ups (made from cereal packets) along the backscene that will eventually be replaced by coloured and detailed proper flats. But they are nevertheless effective in giving the impression of the urban and enclosed feel of this part of town. Note that the houses are drawn in perspective, as they will be when finally installed, and will stand a millimetre or two in front of the sky backscene to give them an extra sense of dimension.   

 

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Four-doll lattice bracket signal: These are UP starter signals for the main (left) and island bay (right) platforms, giving both routes for either the North Cornwall or Bodmin lines. They all work of course, mechanically operated from a lever frame behind the backscene. (Sorry for the slightly fuzzy image.)

 

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The two Down starters at the other end of the platforms, controlling departures towards Padstow. These also work of course, electrically controlled. To the left, against the backscene, is a further grey card 'flat' depicting a chapel and adjacent buildings.

 

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The Wadebridge Down advanced starter and SR goods line signal - both work and are electrically controlled. This also protects the level crossing across Molesworth Street. The goods line signal below the advanced starter is to enable the yard shunter to access Town Quay goods yard. The UP pair of advanced starter signals (dolls) were seen in an earlier photo, adjacent to an overbridge at the far eastern end of the layout. 

 

Also recently installed is the cast iron gents lavatory (still resplendent in unpainted brass!), crammed between the end of the boundry wall and the abutments of the footbridge. It's a Shirescene's etch, of course.   

 

Well, there you have it - a few of the recent additional details to John Greenwood's marvelous 2mm finescale 'Wadebridge' layout. I hope this all made sense!

 

Next up will be a few shots of operators and visitors who enjoyed 'Wadebridge' at last weekend's Trainwest show. 


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 11:20

And finally... some pics of the folks who made our appearance with 'Wadebridge' at Trainwest such a cracking weekend!

 

Especial thanks go to John and Edna Greenwood for kindly allowing us to play with their wonderful trainset, of course. And thanks to Jerry (queensquare) and Kim Clifford for their ever-welcoming hospitality over the weekend. Guest operators were Tom (TomE), Josh (SRfanJV), Laurie Griffin, Jerry and me. And what a jolly and inspiring time we all had!

 

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For most of the two days of the show the visitors were packed in front of the layout, as can be seen here. TomE is on the left, operating, while John Greenwood is sorting things out in the fiddleyard (St Blazey Shed). In front of the layout is Jim Allwood (far end) - former Chairman of the 2mm Scale Association.  

 

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TomE and John G behind the layout (with Laurie Griffin obscured behind John), while Edna Greenwood is out front chatting to visitors and Jim Allwood (extreme left).

 

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TomE and John keeping the trains busy and the visitors (and picture-takers) happy!

 

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TomE having a fun time! What a stalwart - Tom put in many hours operating over the weekend. Behind the layout (with their backs to us) are Laurie Griffin and John G deep in conversation (over Laurie's scratchbuilt 7mm Beattie Well Tank chassis, I seem to remember). 

 

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Jerry (queensquare) and John G busy operating.

 

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TomE and Jerry still at it - although Jerry appears to be distracted by a modelling question from Kyra Field (daughter of mutual modelling friends Eddie and Rachael Field) at the far end!

 

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The back of the layout - the bit you don't normally see! Left to right are John Greenwood and TomE, and out front is Edna Greenwood talking to Kim Clifford ("Mrs Queensquare"!). 

 

That's it for now folks. Next outing for 'Wadebridge' will be the Uckfield show in October http://www.uckfieldm.../exhib16nf.html (a photo of John's 2mm T9 4-4-0 No.119 is on their website's headline banner). So be sure to catch up with it there and see for yourself - it's quite breath-taking in both quality of execution and the vision of what John Greenwood is attempting - to model the whole of the Bodmin & Wadebridge railway in 2mm finescale (see earlier post #32 for overall layout grand plan).  


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 17:09

Absolutely superb rendition of one of my all time favourite railway locations. Having researched the location myself I'm familiar with Wadebridge that was and really think the team have done it great justice.
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Posted 13 April 2016 - 19:48

Lovely signals <G>, but with all these UQ arms appearing with the Southern Rly stock I'm getting a bit confused about what era is being modelled - could someone remind me please?

 

A word (or two) on terminology, if I may...

 

In post 158 the ringed arm under the Down Advanced Starting at West box was NOT a calling-on arm, but a normal SR goods line signal (WW No 4 'To Up Sidings Signal').

 

Just to confuse the issues, at the East box in the Up direction there were Home (at the ends of the platforms) and Starting signals only, the latter being the 2-doll bracket (WE Nos 36 and 38) shown in post 157 (NOT Advanced Starting). By contrast, in the Down direction at West box there were Starting and Advanced Starting signals only! Don't ask me why.....tho' I suspect that perhaps the two box had alterations at different times, when different terminologies applied.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 20:43

Lovely signals <G>, but with all these UQ arms appearing with the Southern Rly stock I'm getting a bit confused about what era is being modelled - could someone remind me please?

A word (or two) on terminology, if I may...

In post 158 the ringed arm under the Down Advanced Starting at West box was NOT a calling-on arm, but a normal SR goods line signal (WW No 4 'To Up Sidings Signal').

Just to confuse the issues, at the East box in the Up direction there were Home (at the ends of the platforms) and Starting signals only, the latter being the 2-doll bracket (WE Nos 36 and 38) shown in post 157 (NOT Advanced Starting). By contrast, in the Down direction at West box there were Starting and Advanced Starting signals only! Don't ask me why.....tho' I suspect that perhaps the two box had alterations at different times, when different terminologies applied.

A post that starts 'lovely signals but....' has me nervous

Period modelled is somewhat flexible, it's broadly immediate post war so John can run a spam can but He prefers pre war livery so that predominates. There are other anomalies due to aesthetic changes being made due to some compression.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 20:49

If i'd known the paparazzi were out and about I'd have had a shave! 

 

Great photos Phil!

 

Tom. 


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 20:52

Up until the recent re-signalling at Stirling there was, IRC, a Stevens lattice post with an upper quadrant signal, carrying a bracket with a CR lower quadrant subsidiary signal and at its base were a modern disc signal alongside which was a Stevens drop-flap ground signal.

 

Jim

 

 

Would it be this one on the left?

 

 

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 21:35

Would it be this one on the left?

 

 

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It might be -  but that one went well before the 'recent resignalling'.  Checking my April 2003 Stirling pictures it had gone by then as can be seen from my picture below - albeit taken looking in the opposite direction.  So judging by my earlier Stirling pictures in which it was included the one in that picture went sometime between 1993 and 2003.   

 

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 21:37

Lovely signals <G>, but with all these UQ arms appearing with the Southern Rly stock I'm getting a bit confused about what era is being modelled - could someone remind me please?

 

A word (or two) on terminology, if I may...

 

In post 158 the ringed arm under the Down Advanced Starting at West box was NOT a calling-on arm, but a normal SR goods line signal (WW No 4 'To Up Sidings Signal').

 

Just to confuse the issues, at the East box in the Up direction there were Home (at the ends of the platforms) and Starting signals only, the latter being the 2-doll bracket (WE Nos 36 and 38) shown in post 157 (NOT Advanced Starting). By contrast, in the Down direction at West box there were Starting and Advanced Starting signals only! Don't ask me why.....tho' I suspect that perhaps the two box had alterations at different times, when different terminologies applied.

 

Hi RailWest,

 

Thanks for the signalling info. You may be right. In the Down direction I accept the correct SR terminology for the Down 'calling-on arm' is perhaps a 'goods line signal' and have amended my caption accordingly.

 

But I have left my description of the Up advanced starters (next to the overbridge) unaltered because at that end of the layout John has not strictly followed the original track layout, it being very compressed between the signal box and the overbridge. On John's layout this pair of signals thus serve as advanced starters.

 

Hope this clarifies.     


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 21:46

Would it be this one on the left?

 

It was indeed.  You can see the CR miniature arm on the bracket.

 

It might be -  but that one went well before the 'recent resignalling'.  Checking my April 2003 Stirling pictures it had gone by then as can be seen from my picture below - albeit taken looking in the opposite direction.  So judging by my earlier Stirling pictures in which it was included the one in that picture went sometime between 1993 and 2003.   

You are probably correct.  I first saw it when waiting to board a MotorRail service to Brockenhurst in c1972.    I hadn't been around Stirling much between then and now, but have passed through by train a few times recently and noticed that it had gone.

 

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:56

Phil Copleston, on 13 Apr 2016 - 22:37, said:

Hi RailWest,

 

Thanks for the signalling info. You may be right. In the Down direction I accept the correct SR terminology for the Down 'calling-on arm' is perhaps a 'goods line signal' and have amended my caption accordingly.

 

But I have left my description of the Up advanced starters (next to the overbridge) unaltered because at that end of the layout John has not strictly followed the original track layout, it being very compressed between the signal box and the overbridge. On John's layout this pair of signals thus serve as advanced starters.

 

Hope this clarifies.     

Thanks for the various replies - actually, Jerry, I thought any mention of signals made you nervous....:-)

 

As regarding a 'theorist' approach - not so, I was merely quoting direct from the 'official' descriptions in the respective Locking Tables for the two boxes. The irony is that the East box descriptions in the Table do correspond with the accepted theory, whereas those at the West box do not!  (Compression of the layout is irrelevant, as it has not affected the relative positions of the signals to their boxes.) It just goes to show that there are always exceptions to the rules! Anyway, ultimately it is up to the builders to describe their models as they see fit - the main thing is that the signals like nice, appear to be in the right place, and (hopefully) get used properly :-) 


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 16:19

And finally... some pics of the folks who made our appearance with 'Wadebridge' at Trainwest such a cracking weekend!
 
Especial thanks go to John and Edna Greenwood for kindly allowing us to play with their wonderful trainset, of course. And thanks to Jerry (queensquare) and Kim Clifford for their ever-welcoming hospitality over the weekend. Guest operators were Tom (TomE), Josh (SRfanJV), Laurie Griffin, Jerry and me. And what a jolly and inspiring time we all had!
 
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For most of the two days of the show the visitors were packed in front of the layout, as can be seen here. TomE is on the left, operating, while John Greenwood is sorting things out in the fiddleyard (St Blazey Shed). In front of the layout is Jim Allwood (far end) - former Chairman of the 2mm Scale Association.  
 
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TomE and John G behind the layout (with Laurie Griffin obscured behind John), while Edna Greenwood is out front chatting to visitors and Jim Allwood (extreme left).
 
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TomE and John keeping the trains busy and the visitors (and picture-takers) happy!
 
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TomE having a fun time! What a stalwart - Tom put in many hours operating over the weekend. Behind the layout (with their backs to us) are Laurie Griffin and John G deep in conversation (over Laurie's scratchbuilt 7mm Beattie Well Tank chassis, I seem to remember). 
 
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Jerry (queesquare) and John G busy operating.
 
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TomE and Jerry still at it - although Jerry appears to be distracted by a modelling question from Kyra Field (daughter of mutual modelling friends Eddie and Rachael Field) at the far end!
 
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The back of the layout - the bit you don't normally see! Left to right are John Greenwood and TomE, and out front is Edna Greenwood talking to Kim Clifford ("Mrs Queensquare"!). 
 
That's it for now folks. Next outing for 'Wadebridge' will be the Uckfield show in October http://www.uckfieldm.../exhib16nf.html (a photo of John's 2mm T9 4-4-0 No.119 is on their website's headline banner). So be sure to catch up with it there and see for yourself - it's quite breath-taking in both quality of execution and the vision of what John Greenwood is attempting - to model the whole of the Bodmin & Wadebridge railway in 2mm finescale (see earlier post #32 for overall layout grand plan).

Phil and others, thanks for all those brilliant photos - almost as if I had been there. Great stuff and a wonderful layout; one day I may get to drive it!
Best wishes to you all. John
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:03

Wadebridge has come on a very long way since I had the privilege of operating the quay at Bodmin a while back. It really is looking very good. Congratulation to all those involved, especially John, with his ability to keep a focus on a single long-term project. Excellent... Maurice

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#171 John lewsey

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 20:34

This really is a wonderful railway isn't it
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 19:50

I made a brief visit to the Model Railway Exhibition in Wadebridge today and although I do not model in 2mm scale I must say how very impressed I was with the whole concept of this project. The modelling is wonderful.

 

Such layouts even if not in an individual's preferred scale, time or region etc can provide so much inspiration to us all.

 

What a treat it would be to see the whole system in operation.

 

Thanks to Jerry for answering my questions.

 

Best wishes


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:59

'WADEBRIDGE' AT WADEBRIDGE, Saturday 17th September - Wadebridge exhibition, Wadebridge School, Cornwall.

 

Here are some pics of John Greenwood's wonderful layout taken at last Saturday's show - the first time it has been exhibited in its home town! Included are some photos showing latest developments.

 

First, some general shots:

 

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These previous two views ably demonstrates how the railway is constrained between the tidal River Camel and the town of Wadebridge.

 

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'Spam Can' 21C07 'Wadebridge' (currently minus nameplates) pauses at its namesake town with the remaining three-coach portion of the Atlantic Coast Express, plus van, before proceeding to Padstow. 

 

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GWR 'Large Prairie' (scratchbuilt chassis, Farish body) and unpainted etched B-set depart for Bodmin North.

 

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SR N Class Mogul No.1837 with a three-coach local to Halwill Junction approaches the station.

 

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At the moment there are some sketched-in temporary house flats based on the real ones (there is some compression) to help get the mix right and the feel of the urban setting behind the railway. The proper ones will be based on these and coloured in.  

 

Now for some of the improvements. Jerry has built some more of the buildings that constitute the town scene:

 

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Jerry has produced a temporary card mock-up of the Town Hall and adjacent buildings (the orangy-coloured buildings). Before the show opened Jerry placed it in its allotted space and after some consideration felt it was too dominant and thus reduced its height by a few millimetres by cutting a portion out of the middle. The permanent model will consequently sit better towards the back of the townscene without dominating its setting.      

 

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Several more lower buildings are still to go in to the left of the Town Hall.

 

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Jerry has also been finishing off some of the warehouses on Town Quay - this one with roof advertising.

 

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Towards the end of the day, Jerry sneeked on his 'Bubble Car' and North British Class 22 diesel-hydraulic on a demolition train!

 

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And finally...

 

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This is John's absolutely superb GWR 45xx 'Small Prairie' No.4569 - it is scratchbuilt, with the body partially utilising a 2mm test-etch. John is a true master of his art. This model is so good you can't really tell what scale it is, let alone that it is 2mm finescale - just as finescale modelling should be.

 

So there we are. I hope you enjoyed that sample from the Wadebridge show. Next outing for the 'Wadebridge' layout will be the forthcoming Uckfield exhibition on 15th/16th October http://www.uckfieldm.../exhib16nf.html Don't miss it!

 

My thanks go to John for again kindly inviting me to help operate. And to Jerry Clifford for his encouragement and jolly banter!


Edited by Phil Copleston, 20 September 2016 - 18:59 .

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 17:20

Many thanks for posting the pictures Phil. Taking Wadebridge out and back for a one day show is exhausting and I don't think we would contemplate it except in its home town. That said, exhibiting Wadebridge in Wadebridge is extremely rewarding as such a high proportion of the audience remember the station and know the area well.

Looking at the pictures we did have rather a lot of visiting locos - not just my diseasels! I see the 'tanner-onner' made it out on the as yet unpainted B set which will eventually replace the Dapol one.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 18:13

I made a brief visit to the Model Railway Exhibition in Wadebridge today and although I do not model in 2mm scale I must say how very impressed I was with the whole concept of this project. The modelling is wonderful.
 
Such layouts even if not in an individual's preferred scale, time or region etc can provide so much inspiration to us all.
 
What a treat it would be to see the whole system in operation.
 
Thanks to Jerry for answering my questions.
 
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Was good to meet up and have a chat. I'm glad you enjoyed the layout.

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