Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:44 am

Gidday,
I have started my layout.
Maiden Newton in OO ....sorry you guys who model in P4 but I don't have the confidence to pull good loco's apart and change the wheels etc.
Period: 1930's - mid 40's I know it is a large period of time but haven't really thought with a smaller timeframe.
Type: roundy roundy
Size: total layout length will be about 38'.
Frame: 150mmx9mm Ply End plates and 100mmx7mm Ply
Top of the layout will be ply where the track is. (Difference with the frame and end plates is due to the requirement for a road underpass at the station)

Why did I chose Maiden Newton?
I wanted a station that was a junction.
I wanted a station on a curve.
I wanted a small yard, not to large that I was going to spend my life handlaying track.

The last couple of days I have been building 4 of the modules for the layout. The 5th module will be inaccurate as I need to form the end of the layout and hence the passing siding on the Up side will actually have to go around a sharper curve than the real thing.
Just one of the trials of modelling.

Now to see if it all works and what sort of job I can do on it.
*******: all hints, tips, suggestion gratefully received.

There will be pics coming.

Khris
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby cheshepe » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:15 pm

Look forward to seeing your progress. My grandad lived at Bridport at the end of the branch from Maiden Newton. We sometimes travelled by train via Bristol TM and the GWR Weymouth line through Dorchester West. Many happy holidays with my then very young family when Gramps was alive. I built West Bay station in N Gauge for the N Gauge Society comp last year. I would love to get round to building the branch one day.

Good Luck and once again I look forward to watching your progress.
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby Nick Gough » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:09 am

Hi Khris

Are you aware that there was an article on building a 4mm model of Maiden Newton Signal Box in Railway Modeller magazine in the late 1970s/early '80s?
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:55 am

Hi Nick,
Yes Thanks.
I have sourced it.

Currently been working on the station building...well the card subform anyway.
Ordered the Plasticard from Slaters and it was here from the UK in under a week.
It would take me longer to get it here in Australia than that, :roll:
By the time they order it from the distributor, get it in then contact me.

Baseboards have come to a stop until I pick up the Tee nuts to join the modules together.

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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby Nick Gough » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 am

Glad to hear it.
Presumably you've got the article from Great Western Journal as well?
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:46 am

Gidday,
Nick...Yes i do have it. It was this article which finally pushed me to the decision to model Maiden Newton.

Not been sitting on my laurels.
I would like some advice please.
I have started the station building itself. I ordered and received very quickly I must add, some Random Stone from Slaters direct.
I looked at the Flint but it just didn't look right on their pdf....having receieved the stone I think it is to big.
Below is a pic I took today (OOF...out of focus) to get opinions.

Khris

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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby Kenton » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:38 am

kandc_au wrote:having receieved the stone I think it is too big.
Below is a pic I took today (OOF...out of focus) to get opinions.


No, I don't think so - but maybe it needs to be seen against a photo of the real thing (or what you are trying to model) I am, however, finding myself counting the apparently large quoins (is that what they are called? ) either side of the windows and doors - but am concluding that is a trick of the unpainted white plastic. I can see a lot of work has gone into it - and am wondering just how visible anything will be from a true viewing distance. The camera - as always - can be cruel (in or out of focus) when so close to the model.
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:48 am

Hi Kenton,
Firstly, the issue of the Slaters flint was when I looked at it on the pdf it looked like raindrops!!
When you look at the pics I have sourced off the net it actually looks like bluestone bricks to me.

To give a guide re the quoins... I made them 2mm and 4mm.
I guestimated that they were about 6"and 12".....Is this reasonable????

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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:33 am

Hi Guys,
An update:
I have put the ply tops on the modules and joined them.
I have started to mark out the trackwork.......
When looking at the pic you will see that the spacing is about 15mm to far apart.
At least I realised before putting the cork down. :oops:
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Hopefully cork will go down tomorrow for the mainline.

The station building is at a stop.
I wasn't happy with the way the random stone was coming up.
To add insult to injury, while browseing through the web again, someone has been good enough to post up some detail closeups of the quoins and flint.
It least I have found them now before finishing the layout, so I am starting from scratch again with the building and going to try DAs modelling clay to represent the knapped flint......... It will allow me to correct my quoins as well :wall

At least while things are going slow I feel I am acheiving which is the main thing.
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:00 am

Well, Cork is down.
Been tracklaying today......made it up into 1yard flexible compliments of C&L...Yep I cheated.
The following pics will show progress. Unfortunately they also show poor work .....namely the curve isn't smooth but more like the
real trackwork here in Australia. :roll:
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This first pic shows the slight anomaly in the trackwork. Will have to smooth out tomorrow.
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This pic shows the styrene gauge I made to keep the spacing between the 2 mainlines uniform....kinks and all :oops:

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The buffer stop. This here is for the celestory stock that the perway crew have been crowbarring around the layout to check it looks OK :D

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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby MEGair » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:11 am

Hi Khris
Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you. 38' is quite large and its English in nearby Maldon. I am in Bendigo and model LNER 1930's and some BR all regions. I even have a Hornby GWR Lord of the Isles train pack. Look forward to seeing more of your work. Will have to look into where Maiden Newton is in UK. Obviously it is in the west country.

How wide is your layout going to be? Are you going to build your own points?

Keep up the good work Khris.

regards
Mark :D
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Re: Maiden Newton....A real original name for a layout

Postby kandc_au » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:44 am

Mark,
At the moment it is 30"wide.
When I purchased some track from another member I also purchased some C&L point kits...not enough though, and I need a double slip so I will be busy.
John at Scalescenes has been kind enough to put up a knapped flint on the building section of the site. I have purchased and am about to start a new station building using that.
It is a random flint as opposed to Maiden Newton being almost brick looking in the way the majority of the building has been done.
Aaaahhh it's all fun :clap .
If you want to rock on down send me an e and come down.
You could at least run your Lord of the Isles pack on an 8m section of track :lol: :lol:

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