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A Wooden Wonder - Timber Tracks GWR Coaling Stage: Part 2


toboldlygo

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On with part 2.

 

With first floor inner walls in place (and dry), they were trimmed to height.

 

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End wall veneers were added next.

 

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Test fit of tank.

 

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Adding the exterior detail..

 

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And finally for this part, fitting the tank (roof will be fitted at a later stage).

 

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Till next time..

 

TBG

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Very nice. I am sometimes sceptical of laser cut windows because of the thickness, but it doesn't show much here.

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Don’t want to throw a spanner in the works here, but this kit has a couple of problems - the floor on which the tracks run should be a foot or so below the floor on which the coal trucks are manoeuvred - and it is also on a slope - a shallow ramp extends through the stage and onto the full wagon storage siding beyond.  I discovered the height difference on a visit to Didcot.  I was pleased to amend my (7mm) one as this lowered the rather extreme ramp that my layout required, if you have more room, you may not need to do so.

 

the other deficiency is that there are MASSIVE buttresses at the back, and inside, to hold up the water tank.  I didn’t model these, but may do so in the future.  If you can’t see the back, they may not be obvious on your model.

 

Theres a small plan that shows these in the GW sheds book.

 

sorry to bear ill news

simon

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This looks like a great kit, to have it positioned in a shed scene, will dominate everything. Henley doesn’t have such a large structure and I don’t think at this stage I will change it to do my take on Reading or Didcot!

 

Great kit, thanks for sharing.

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12 hours ago, Simond said:

Don’t want to throw a spanner in the works here, but this kit has a couple of problems - the floor on which the tracks run should be a foot or so below the floor on which the coal trucks are manoeuvred - and it is also on a slope - a shallow ramp extends through the stage and onto the full wagon storage siding beyond.  I discovered the height difference on a visit to Didcot.  I was pleased to amend my (7mm) one as this lowered the rather extreme ramp that my layout required, if you have more room, you may not need to do so.

 

the other deficiency is that there are MASSIVE buttresses at the back, and inside, to hold up the water tank.  I didn’t model these, but may do so in the future.  If you can’t see the back, they may not be obvious on your model.

 

Theres a small plan that shows these in the GW sheds book.

 

sorry to bear ill news

simon

 

I'll clear something up this is a commission for a client. So throwing spanners is ill advised.

 

My client's layout hasn't been built yet, the rear won't be visible, I'm aware of the buttresses. I know he's not particulary worried about the accuracy of the interior either.

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Rgarding the butresses, You cannot fail to miss them and certainly if you were modelling Didcot, then you would expect to see them there. But this kit is of a generic GW coaling stage and not specific to any particular location.

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1 hour ago, stayhi128 said:

Rgarding the butresses, You cannot fail to miss them and certainly if you were modelling Didcot, then you would expect to see them there. But this kit is of a generic GW coaling stage and not specific to any particular location.

 

I agree, looking at Didcot and at this build, there's similarities - but it's like comparing a Series 1 Jaguar XJ to the X308 XJ8.

 

Having seen the track plans - buttresses will cause fit issues on the layout.

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There's plenty of colour photos online of the Didcot build.

 

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