Jump to content

thurso

  • entries
    10
  • comments
    99
  • views
    10,815

thurso revisited...sounds like a washed up tv series...

bcnPete

899 views

Evening peeps,

 

Following hints in the last post that I was going to make some alterations and having got the week off for 1/2 term to thin out the garage it was natural that a suitable slot would be allocated to do some modelling. Still brimming with 2mmFS mojo after the AGM and the news that the Dapol 08 has slipped again meant an opportunity to revisit the Thurso mock up.

 

As noted in the last update, I was dithering about the treatment of the end with the train shed between letterbox and end return. I also felt the platform was too wide and comments suggested that more of the goods shed modelled would add depth. Initially I was worried that this would mean too much track, but having laid it out I am happier with this configuration. Besides, as with most of my models it's an extra of a prototype to try and catch the flavour...and on the real thing, there's a lot of track in the arrangement ;)

 

The first move was to reduce the platform width and bring the train shed (without the side projection) to the edge of the board. The side and rear of the train shed will be formed in clear perspex but I will etch onto the glass the windows/openings...this will give a sense of scale but is also like an imaginary cut through the building...architectural license card played now ;)

 

This also helps 'anchor the corner' and allows the second move is which is to remove the end fascia and cantilever the upper fascia corner. This will provide a nice counter to the end treatment of the Kyle scenic board as well as allow views down the end of the layout.

 

Final move is the introduction of the siding through the goods shed, which due to the width now allows the track to pass through. Whilst I cannot get all the goods shed in, it has a more significant presence than it did previously.

 

The arrangement of the two turnouts are positioned to allow a 3 coach train to be runaround without restricting the traverser movements...one of Kyle's shortcomings but was necessary to keep the overall length down.

 

The mock up has been modified using quick n dirty methods of cut and paste and patch. The key to this is not being too precious I think...better to carve around in card then the finished article. I have laid out some stock to help give a sense of it...overall I am a lot happier with it now and it should give better operating potential too...again another counter to Kyle which is fairly limited.

 

Thanks to Mark Tatlow for sending me some work in progress CAD drawings of Wick train shed...which is very similiar to Thurso and will be used to check dimensions.

 

Here's a few pics to illustrate...

 

blogentry-3290-0-34298600-1477509029.jpg

 

sketch shows new corner arrangement with cantilever and clear perspex...

 

blogentry-3290-0-43903100-1477509046.jpg

 

overall looking towards the train shed...

 

blogentry-3290-0-86914300-1477509055.jpg

 

from the train shed showing corner treatment...

 

blogentry-3290-0-72789200-1477509159.jpg

 

mini google earth showing new turnout arrangement...

 

blogentry-3290-0-91802400-1477509140.jpg

 

turnout position allows runaround without obstructing fiddle yard traverser...

 

blogentry-3290-0-53881800-1477509148.jpg

 

just works for 3 x Mk II's / Mk I's...

 

blogentry-3290-0-93050400-1477509190.jpg

 

trains can stop just outside the shed before the change in platform level...

 

Pete

  • Like 14


12 Comments


Recommended Comments

given how often we meet perhaps a green Hastings unit will run on this one day 

 

Never say never Nick - on the back of your 207 running on KoL I bought a sound chip for my 37 on the Monday...see you at the 60th 2mmFS celebrations then ;)

Share this comment


Link to comment

Hi Pete.

 

Well it was good before but this is even better, I think. Giving the goods shed more depth has changed that part of the scene substantially. I suppose there will be some thinking needed on the backscene in that area, but should be possible to solve (just blue sky maybe?).

 

I like the perspex solution, and doing away with the letter box view opens up the scene in a pleasing way. It could be argued that you don't really need the perspex, and that you could just have pillars at eeach end to anchor it - but I like how the perspex signals that "there should be a wall here in reality".

 

I'm wondering if the etched on windows will in fact disturb the view/confuse the viewer -  but you will have more experience with that sort of thing.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Hi Pete,

 

Must say this is looking good. ;)

 

Personally I do like the additional depth given to the goods shed and feel it will add to the operational and visual interest.

 

The train shed will certainly enhance the sound of that 37 sound chip! :D

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Share this comment


Link to comment

Hi Pete,

 

I always enjoy reading your updates and this one is coming along nicely. Great idea on the platform and nice to see you have room for the run around now too without using the fiddle yard.

 

Looking forward to the next instalment!

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

Share this comment


Link to comment
Hi Pete. Well it was good before but this is even better, I think. Giving the goods shed more depth has changed that part of the scene substantially. I suppose there will be some thinking needed on the backscene in that area, but should be possible to solve (just blue sky maybe?). I like the perspex solution, and doing away with the letter box view opens up the scene in a pleasing way. It could be argued that you don't really need the perspex, and that you could just have pillars at eeach end to anchor it - but I like how the perspex signals that "there should be a wall here in reality". I'm wondering if the etched on windows will in fact disturb the view/confuse the viewer -  but you will have more experience with that sort of thing.
Many thanks Mikkel - yes as a minimum the backscene will be blue...or perhaps off white/grey to match Kyle. For the perspex I will cut two options...one with openings engraved and one without to keep the options open...

 

Hi Pete, Must say this is looking good. ;) Personally I do like the additional depth given to the goods shed and feel it will add to the operational and visual interest. The train shed will certainly enhance the sound of that 37 sound chip! :D
Thanks Mark! Yes the goods shed more believable now.Good point on the 37 sound chip...Boomtastic :laugh:

 

Hi Pete,I always enjoy reading your updates and this one is coming along nicely. Great idea on the platform and nice to see you have room for the run around now too without using the fiddle yard.Looking forward to the next instalment!
Many thanks Jeremy...

Share this comment


Link to comment

I like this. Mini google earth :rofl: Personally I'm 'waiting' for a 142 pacer from Dapol, although they're not doing the original Metro livery in the first release.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Never say never Nick - on the back of your 207 running on KoL I bought a sound chip for my 37 on the Monday...see you at the 60th 2mmFS celebrations then ;)

so your to be found like Mr Toad making class 37 noises ( as against beep beep noises)  :O

 

Nick

Share this comment


Link to comment

I love the idea of the etched Perspex to show the positioning of the openings.

Share this comment


Link to comment

I like this. Mini google earth :rofl: Personally I'm 'waiting' for a 142 pacer from Dapol, although they're not doing the original Metro livery in the first release.

Thanks Rich...

 

so your to be found like Mr Toad making class 37 noises ( as against beep beep noises) :O

Lost me there Nick - I blame you for the sound chip still... :rofl:

 

I love the idea of the etched Perspex to show the positioning of the openings.

Thanks Kris - I think it will work quite well as clear perspex may seem a bit dull...

Share this comment


Link to comment

Looks good Pete. The Perspex idea is much better than a solid wall. If the windows are etched as fine lines it wouldn't obstruct the view much. In a larger scale you could have the Perspex frosted with the window areas clear but I think they would be too small to give a clear view in 2mm.

 

Don

Share this comment


Link to comment
Looks good Pete. The Perspex idea is much better than a solid wall. If the windows are etched as fine lines it wouldn't obstruct the view much. In a larger scale you could have the Perspex frosted with the window areas clear but I think they would be too small to give a clear view in 2mm.

 

Thanks Don - agreed on the window etches...

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.