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Cheddar P4 - December 2022 update


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So as 2022 draws to a close, I've been reflecting on what has been a pretty good year all in all. Cheddar has a place where it can be worked on when the mood takes me and whilst I don't have as much time as I did, I'm still managing to make progress.

I've done a couple of shows and really enjoyed exhibiting at Warley last month. Even better as Rapido have announced a range new E140 B set. That's saved me a job. I now have a surfeit of 7 airfix B set coaches I won't be needing! I have started preparing a pair of E116 K's sides instead.

 

Progress is limited this time, but in summary:

 

The 6 tonne yard crane was finished off with hook and chain, painted and duly plonked on the layout. I'm quite pleased with it.

The station masters house is presently under construction and I decided after making a few mock ups to model it at 3.25 mm/ft to give an illusion of distance. I'm using PECO 2mm embossed plastic sheet for the stone rather than my usual source of Green Stuff World.

The stone loading point has been cut down a bit after I discovered a photo showing me I'd not quite got it right.

There was a large permanent way hut in the up yard and I always knew I wouldn't be able to fit it all in due to its width. I toyed with the idea of building half of it but the mock up just looked wrong. I'm going to have to compromise and use a few smaller huts instead. Luckily I have one of the Springside white metal kits so will use that and cobble up some others. I've laid a couple out to gauge this. There were often red carded wagons stored here for repair so maybe there will be a cameo of some sort. 

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  • RMweb Gold

I never tire of these scenes, they are excellent.  I like the idea of a wagon repair cameo with a motley assembly of huts.

 

Looking forward to more progress in 2023. Have a good christmas, Andrew.

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  • RMweb Gold

Lovely stuff, Andrew. 

 

Have a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

 

Nick.

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