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Bristol Barrow Road - Lockdown Update


It has been a while since I posted anything on the forum. I have just received a John Brighton built DJH Crab 42778 from David Clarke which is fitted with sound and the attached video is a trial run on a section of the down main line past Barrow Road shed.
Before anyone comments I have noticed that the front bogie is off the rails!
Since my last post my lockdown modelling has come on leaps and bounds. The viaduct is now almost finished and has been clad with coarse stone courtesy of Mr Wills and with assistance from an article by Karl Crowther in MRJ 247.
Having completed the viaduct various small buildings have been added but the main work has been on the scenery at the front of the layout.
Here the scenery is made up on four jigsaw sections which are removable to give access to the track if needed. I have tried to keep the scenery as realistic as possible and have used photographic evidence to achieve this. The two houses in Tenby Street are still standing and use of photos on estate agency websites, Zoopla and Rightmove, proved useful.

Video of DJH Crab 42778.

https://youtu.be/qbtvyngqlQg

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Robin.

Despite the pony truck issue, the loco runs well and sound rather impressive.

O must say, you really have made good progress with the scenery at the front (inside) of the layout - quite a transformation.

Can barely wait till we get out of the lock-down restrictions and get the chance to come and see it all in the flesh, again.

Dave.

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Dave,

Thanks for your kind comments. It will not be good to have another meeting when you can bring your Scot for a run.

 

Robin

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