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Barrow Road - Update


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For those of you who have seen the MRJ 200 thread you will see it contains an article about my layout. It was originally intended to include a second article on the laser cut/etched buildings but this has been held over to a forthcoming addition - hopefully MRJ 201. If this is the case it will fit in nicely with this years Scaleforum where I will be demonstrating part of the layout with other members of the Glevum Area group of the S4 Society.

 

As promised here are some more photos of the shed and workshop with all the exterior and interior walls finished. I will add guttering and drainpipes in due course.

 

The next major area of work on the shed will be the turntable, associated pit and the 24 turntable roads. The basis for the turntable bridge will be one of the new 4mm 60ft Cowans Sheldon kits from Metalsmiths Ltd although I am not keen on the paxolin used for the girders and other components. Etched replacements will be used.

 

Operation of the turntable has posed a few questions. As the shed will have a roof aligning track using the 'mark 1 eyeball' is not an option. After much research I have decided to use a stepper motor system from New York Railway Supply. For those interested I recommend visiting www.nyrs.com

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Robin,

 

The completed building does look very impressive. It'll be interesting to watch developments with the turn-table bridge structure, operating mechanism and the control arrangements. I'm sure you'll keep us updated from time to time.

 

As a matter of interest, did you come to any final conclusions about the main shed roof trusses and the best way to model them?

 

Also, what happens to the open side of the shed (where the pits run off the edge of the base-board? Will this be left open or filled by the layout back-scene?

 

Looking forward to seeing progress at Scaleforum.

 

Regards,

 

Dave.

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As a matter of interest, did you come to any final conclusions about the main shed roof trusses and the best way to model them?

 

Also, what happens to the open side of the shed (where the pits run off the edge of the base-board? Will this be left open or filled by the layout back-scene?

 

Dave, Not much progress on this but I did a drawing yesterday with the dimensions which I have sent to Morgan. I think the solution will be using etched components.

 

The shaped sheet of clear acrylic which was in position at the AGM will enable viewing of the inside. Maybe the shortened pit roads will need a sectioned loco or two:rolleyes:

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Oh how i wished I'd come across this blog before going to Scaleforum 2010.........

 

As I stood and feasted me eyes on the glorious spectacle before me......overwhelmed by the attention to detail and the enormity of the task ahead. One could only imagine as I ponder what had gone before to get to this stage................now I know.

 

Absolutely Cracking Work so far.

Another Fantastic Layout in the making and one I shall avidly follow.

 

 

Mark B)

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