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A 4mm Scale Model of Bristol Barrow Road Engine Shed in P4

 

 

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Sand Dryer progress

Further progress on the Sand Dryer walls over the past few days with all four walls now ready for assembly.                 The detail on the wall adjacent to the shed building has been omitted because it needs to be a flush fit.   I need to find a way of making the ventilation slats in the clerestory roof of the sand dryer and have decided to make a seperate unit out of brass.... further posting to follow.

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Sand Dryer front elevation

More progress this afternoon with the front elevation of the sand dryer now complete. There are two 'I' girders above the window which I chose to fabricate from two pieces of brass section soldered together. The larger girder was cut and shaped from a piece of 4mm square section brass tube whilst the smaller one was cut from 3mm wide channel section.   Once finished the construction followed that of the end wall posted yesterday, with the only additional work required being the forming of the

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Sand Dryer test colouring

I managed a bit of time today to carry out the test colouring of the end wall of the sand furnace. For a colour guide I chose to use some of my own colour slides from October 1965. These were taken using Agfa film which was always a little on the blue side so I have corrected this using Photoshop.     I have used an assortment of Berol Karisma crayons of various brick shades, some for the engineering brick and others for the more common 'red'. Having fixed the corbels I realised the crayo

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Sand Dryer Kit

It's been a few days since I last did any work on the model, not that I've been idle. I have been doing some more research with a trip to Bath Green Park Station to measure up and photograph the roof support columns. Thanks to the Taunton MRC with their Superb 'Bath Green Park' layout; seen recently at the Wigan show; I have a ready made source of white metal columns. A package arrived this morning from Colin alias Alan Gibson Mk2 complete with a Christmas card... a nice touch. I'll add a photo

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Laser Cut Model of Barrow Road Shed

I took my Sheep Pasture layout to the Wigan Show at the weekend - what an excellent show and a big thank you to the organisers.   York Model Makers attended the show and brought with them elements of a kit of laser cut parts for the roundhouse at Barrow Road Shed which they are making for me. The kit of parts is well on the way to completion so here are a few photographs to show the standard of work that can be achieved by this relatively new method - at least to the model railway world - of m

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Barrow Road Ply & Rivets

Last night I managed to mark out the all the rivet positions, punch out the holes and fit the rivets.   The attached photo shows all the finished sleepers in position on the template.     At the front of the photo is my press tool with the rivet closing tool fixed to it. A croosing sleeper is positioned in the tool to show operation.To the right is the ply punch tool. Both tools are interchangable in the press. In between these tools are 3 sleepers showing the stages of fixing rivets into

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Barrow Road Single Slip

I managed to finish cutting and positioning the ply sleepers for the single slip and turnout this afternoon. The last sleeper is on the guillotine ready for cutting to length it's position shown by the pencil in the foreground.     Part of my workbench also showing, in the top left, a variety of ply sleeper jigs for soldering up crossing vees.  

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Barrow Road Track South Exit

Here is the Templot for the South Exit to the shed which consists of a B6 turnout and a Single Slip onto the mainline.     The full size template attached to 6mm ply ready for fixing the ply sleepers.     That's enough for now - back to the workbench.

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Barrow Road Shed Track

Further progress today with all the rail now laid on the three point 'zig zag'. The new gauge really helped with the fine tuning - I will now revisit all the other completed turn-outs to fine tune using this jig.   Just a single slip and turnout to make now and I can start some track laying on the boards.  

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Bristol Barrow Road Shed

Further progress tonight with the addition of 3 of the 4 pairs of stock rails.   Each stock rail requires a joggle for the switch blade, a number of cosmetic rail joints - each with a Colin Waite fishplate - and a set of funtional chairs where there are no rivets, followed by soldering the stock rail to the rivets.   My new brass Roger Sanders gauge is shown in the photos. This gauge makes fine tuning of the pointwork a pleasure.      

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Bristol Barrow Road Shed

I have just started on the turnout complex in front of the shed.   This George Heiron photo shows the three 'zig zag' turnouts which are the subject of this update.   The next two photos show the relevant part of the Templot track plan of the shed, followed by the ply and rivit sleepers positioned on the template.             This shows the reduced Templot plan of the relevant trackwork.       More to follow in the next few days.

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Bristol Barrow Road Shed

Having successfully transferred my Bristol Barrow Road shed thread front the old site perhaps I should give an update on progress since my last entry.   I have spent some time over the past week producing drawings for the various elevations of the shed, workshop, office/mess/stores block, boiler house and sand furnace. These have been sent to a new company, York Model Makers, to produce a kit of laser etched parts for all these buildings. For those of you who attended Scaleforum this company

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Bristol Barrow Road

Bristol Barrow Road   by Barrowroad   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:55 pm   About 25 years ago I started collecting information and photographs of my local ex Midland Railway shed, Bristol Barrow Road, and vowed that one day I would create a layout of the site. Well over the past year, with the help of some fellow modellers I now have the baseboards for the layout.     The track plan has been produce

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