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A signal box for Bodmin

The next step on the building design for Bodmin was the signal box, drawn using the same method as described in my previous post. Still need to correct a couple of details (chimney location) but its pretty much there.   The next step is going to be looking at the bridge, though without a bit more photographical evidence to work from this is going to be a little tricky...

The Fatadder

The Fatadder

 

Scotts Quay Pier - Electrics Rehomed

Thats It!   I've just finished and tested the newly homed electrics box for SQP. It was all housed in a little suitcase, but now I've bought a DIY toolbox which I've doctored to suit the needs of the controls!   And it all seems to work, Rather well!

Graham Kendall

Graham Kendall

 

First Date!

Hey, Hey! I've got an exhibition date for Scotts Quay Pier! It will be able to be seen At the Weymouth MRA Show, 24th & 25th October 2009 at the Wey Valley School, Weymouth!

Graham Kendall

Graham Kendall

 

Scotts Quay Pier

Well, Scotts Quay Pier is my N Gauge Layout. It is 10ft * 8ft and is L Shaped. It is a fictional location, although inspired by Ryde Pier, on the Isle of Wight, and is based in the 50's / 60's Southern era. It's built on those "pink" foamboards which makes it really light too, and I've got getting up/down to a 25 - minute fine art!! It was built by ROn Boreham in Southampton, and I "adopted" it from him as he didn't have tim to exhibit it. I've got it available for exhibiting and I do so h

Graham Kendall

Graham Kendall

 

Chatteuxneuf Le Foret

Well a new forum and this is my second go at writing this because I just tried to click on the attach button and it lost my last post. Anyway I am considering doing a brief summary of the previous forums topic on this layout in the international thread but for the most part I shall be keeping the old stuff on the old forum.   Progress this week on the layout has been quite uplifting. I have tried a few new things. I have created a better mock up of the building I intend to scratchbuild. It ha

SNCF stephen

SNCF stephen

 

ahem..

I think I got this working?   Just posted a brief update over at Blogspot.. my three foot long 3mm 'fine'scale layout 'Elston Road' is coming along.. Not a huge amount left to do now.. original RMWeb topic   Blog here - Blogspot  

mog

mog

 

Class 67 Detailing

Resurrecting a topic from the old rmweb,   I've just set about making the final changes to my artwork, and hit the email button to send it off. Looking forward to getting it back and finally being able to finish off my fleet!   Having a serious think at the moment about my choice of locos, with the Hornby EWS management train pack looking incredibly tempting. Just wish they would do it without the name (and include a set of etched plates), as really I want it with the original name......

The Fatadder

The Fatadder

 

Ground signals

Built my ground signals yesterday and got them painted up and fitted last night. For the position of them and the type I am very much indebted to Beast 66606 for his advice. These have been made using the Ratio kit. I still need to fit operating cables, but this will done when the main signals have been built and placed. The same goes for point rods. Here we have the calling on signal at the exit to the yard.   Next we have the triple signal which controls the movement to the bay, down main

JZ

JZ

 

Somewhere to sit and somewhere to stand.

Edit post Report this post Reply with quote Re: Somercombe. Burnt figers. by JZ on Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:23 pm   Spent yesterday evening soldering up some benches and luggage trolleys. All from Langley, set 129a, LMS seating and trolleys. At this scale they look good enough for me. At least they are not GWR cast ones.   This morning decided after painting them, to get some figures painted. Didn't realise how quickly time was slipping away. I started just before 10am and was a bit surp

JZ

JZ

 

The New Fleet - Ring Road Update

Still awaiting the OHLE droppers to finish the layout, but there's been an explosion of new rolling stock this month, so here are some photo updates.   Here's the lovely Farish 150. I painted the snowploughs as this was rather an odd omission not to have them pre-painted. I think this wins points over the Dapol 156 for me just down to the beautiful underframe detailing.   Farish DB class 66 hauling a rake of NGS cartics. Eventually this will become a full 8 car set, although I am going to

bmthtrains - David

bmthtrains - David

 

All change at Somercombe!

Had a bit of a play today. Then stopped to get some photo's. Plymouth and Westward Ho with a Seaton to Newcastle service that will go up via the S&D. T9 30310 on a stopping Salisbury to Exeter Central service. xGW pannier waits in the bay with the local to Yeovil. Meanwhile 'Jinty' 47315 waits to take some empty wagons from local coal merchants back up to Radstock.     Bus service appears to be lost passing Clench's Bottom farm (blind says Paulton via Timsbury, must get a new one for

JZ

JZ

 

etc

More work done. Now there's a change. Fencing up on rear of platform, watercranes in place and loading guage.     Lights and running in boards in place.   Not sure about this. The station requires an entrance/exit for when the ticket office is closed. I made this from the steps of a concrete footbridge. It will be gated at the top. Does it look right My excuse is that the old one was rotten and needed replacing.   I wasn't too happy with the looks of the station building. Just n

JZ

JZ

 

etc

The fiddle yard in pictures.     Longest loop will take a loco + 9 coaches, the shortest, loco + 3. 4 sidings in the corner, the longest of which will loco + 5 and the shortest an M7 + 3.Julian.     With all the track down now, thoughts turn to the scenics. With money in short supply this month due to my combi-boiler breaking down , I am getting on with the areas I do have the parts for. So I decided that to do the station area next. Finished building the goods shed(Ratio) and the mo

JZ

JZ

 

etc

Spent this morning wiring up the tortoises, yet to power them though. Checking for shorts and that the frog polarities are correct. Put the feeds in for the headshunt and private siding and the next section of mainline. This is where I hit a snag. I can do some shunting in the yard. Spent a happy hour or so playing when I could be doing something else.   Let's hope tomorrow work can continue instead of play.   No more pic's at the moment, but progress continues. Spent this morning putting

JZ

JZ

 

ad infinitum

Work continues on the bridge. Abutments finished on the town side.       Note the use of prototypical 1960 stock. A bit more track laying done over the weekend. Starting to think about the layout of the goods yard. Only three sidings. One through the goods shed and cattle dock. Another will be for the coal merchants and one for.......well, just as a siding.   The track on the left of this picture is from the previous aborted attempt.   Looking up from the station throat. Agai

JZ

JZ

 

continued

Track laying starts afresh. Put in the crossover between the platforms. This will enable trains from the branch, not modelled, and the local train from Salisbury to run around before shunting into the bay. Laid a single line around the curve back to the doorway as well today. This will dissappear into a tunnel(now there's a novelty). Maybe get the second line through the curve tomorrow after work. A few of shots of progress so far.   M7 sitting on the crossover.   View down through t

JZ

JZ

 

The Basics

Me and a couple of others at the KMRC are working on a small exhibtion module board for the scorbiton layout which I suppose could be used on its own   Its overall size is 67inch by 45cm   Basic components are Peco wooden sleepered code 100 track Pikestuff servicing depot Knightwing refueling point   Heres a quick track plan

(The) Youth

(The) Youth

 

2nd attempt. Much happier now.

A trial to get a rough idea of where things go. The bay will now go on the far side of the station and have no loco release. Trains will be terminated in the main platform and be shunted unless it is a push/pull or DMU. The shops behind will just have a wide path in front. This will become a row of houses as it get further away from the town centre. The far polyblock will be at road level and be an area for dropping off/parking. The near block will be the position of a footbridge. The goods yard

JZ

JZ

 

back to 1st aborted attempt.

So, back to laying track. Ballasting being one of those jobs you love or hate, and I hate it. I want it to be quick, easy and to look good. So I thought I'd try a short test piece. I cut the cork to width, slapped on some PVA, lightly pinned track down, then left it for ten minutes and turned it over to remove the excess ballast. Not bad, I thought. Now, how would I turn the shed upside down. So a quick trip to Argos to get a rechargable vacuum cleaner. Tonight I started with the curve that

JZ

JZ

 

Welcome aboard

Hi all,   Some will be familiar with my layout thread on the old RMweb at here   This blog will be a continuation of the thread but to start with I'll go back to the start with a quick overview of how (and why!!) the layout was built.   At the end of 2006 my wife bought me a Bachmann sound fitted class 66 for Christmas, prior to this I had no intention of giving DCC a try but once I got this loco I decided to take the plunge and bought an MRC Prodigy Advance system from the USA.   I the

Craig Watson

Craig Watson

 

How it all began.

50 years on from a child's Christmas present, I recreated my first train set, with the original locomotive and wagons, on the original living room table protected with the original airforce blanket!   My N2 celebrated its 50th birthday December 2007 with a 250 mile trip back to Lisburn, Northern Ireland to my Mother's house for the celebratory run in its first home.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5SemQO3idM   Here is the same train on my current layout in Cork.

Colin_McLeod

Colin_McLeod

 

just to clarify things

I am in the process of copying over my Somercombe thread. I will be editing post on the way so things may seem a bit fra g me nt ed. But bear with me, I havn't gone and pulled it up and started again.

JZ

JZ

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