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Jules

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  1. I like K22 the full brake - I could do with one of those!
  2. Dragging this thread up from the archives... When the thread was started, I knew I had these two pictures of Ashburton (shewing 6412 and 4555) but I couldn't find them. I found them while sorting through my Dad's files/boxes/etc (is it really 12 years ago this October...). I have no idea of the date, or who took the photos, but thought they might be of some interest.
  3. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    ... 4555 then collects the loaded milk tank and van containing eggs from the dairy and places them in the loop ready to attach to the other two tanks and brake van The three empty tanks are then propelled into the dairy 4555 then returns to the loop, couples the wagons together and awaits the arrival of the passenger train hauled by 4588 (the Dart Valley twins!) 4555 departs with the loaded milk train 4588 uncouples and runs round Hope you have enjoyed this brief snapshot of some of the Mayshill operations
  4. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    The daily milk train approaches Mayshill, passing over the level crossing and the farm passing the dairy and entering the station The brake van is then placed in the headshunt (there is a missing picture - removing it from the end of the tanks) The two milk tanks that have already been picked up from a previous location on the branch are removed and attached to the brake van in the headshunt to be continued...
  5. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    A couple of images of recent activity.. Small prairie 4588 waits to leave with the morning train, and departs (signal arm looks like it hasn't dropped properly...)
  6. Just found these pics of my station build, they might help!
  7. From memory when I built mine with a flat canopy rather than the supplied one, there are no holes to fill in. Unfortunately, the top of the wall on mine is now covered by a supporting beam for the canopy so I cannot see if there are actually any holes. Not sure that really helps you!
  8. The autocoach looks really good. I like the SE Finecast glazing, I think I might have to get some for my autocoaches and B set.
  9. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Hi Chris, Thanks for the comment and 'likes'. Currently there is no access from the yard into the field. I did want to put a gate in, but when trying to arrange the buildings I was running out of space to fit it all in, so ended up with this arrangement. Possibly not ideal, but I think it is an improvement anyway. Jules
  10. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Some more minor improvements have been taking place on the scenery of the Mayshill branch, thanks to a couple of free weekends when the weather hasn't diverted me onto outdoor activities! Some time ago, when building the extension board, to fill some of the space I just added this barn to the middle of a field. I felt it looked a bit odd just sat there on its own, so have developed a small yard, with a scratch built stables and the Wills 'forge'. The stable still needs to be bedded in, but I want to obtain a horse to have its head poking over a stable door!
  11. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Thanks Chris and Scott for confirming the 'Western' looks ok - not sure I really want to re-letter it again!
  12. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Hi Tony, thanks for the comment and suggestion. I probably should have mentioned that the works are not quite finished yet! I have planned either a bush or a tree to hide the join, but I need to add a vent or two to the building before fixing in place.
  13. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Another post! Just a few shots of a couple of locos/trains. Earlier in the thread I mentioned I had picked up a 4575 prairie and renumbered it as 4588, well here are a couple of pics: I removed the G W R and replaced it with Great Western, the first attempt on this tank had the whole name slightly sloping down, I re-did it in the week, and I'm still not convinced the 'Western' is quite level. Unusual motive power for the milk train - 6407
  14. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Hello! Thanks for the likes and comments, apologies for not responding earlier, but Christmas got in the way, as did getting our wedding sorted! I have found a bit of time here and there to do a bit of work on Mayshill, and also operate whenever possible. The latest minor update is to the dairy area. I have added another low building to the left of the main building. This was a building on a previous layout that had a wooden exterior. To match the rest of the dairy, I re-clad it with brick plasticard (not sure of the make, might be SE Finecast), added barge boards, gutting and downpipe. I haven't yet decided whether to have the additional small 'hut' in front on the new building or not. I think both brick buildings need a few roof vents/pipes. Another pic: The next are that I would like to attend to is around the barn. This was sort of just dumped here! I think I will create a small yard, with a stables etc. That's the plan - not sure when it will happen! Cheers Jules
  15. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Happy Christmas! I thought I would end the year with a quick update on a few things that have been happening on Mayshill. Firstly, the 'B' set has had a couple of minor additions. I have added the tie-bars on the bogies and set allocation name on the end. The transfers came from Railtec transfers whose service I can highly recommend (enquired at 7pm on a Wednesday evening, custom transfers delivered on Saturday!) From the same source, I got some transfers to give Mayshill its own allocated TOAD I finally got round to mostly finishing off the cottage by the 'White House'. I'm not sure a pigsty is that common for a back garden but I found some piggies in my bits box (probably Merit items from my very first layout!) so thought I would use them. I have also added a post box and postman to Frog Lane, and a bicycle propped against the wall. Lastly, a bit of work by the signal box, an outside loo, random hut, the Signalman's motorbike and a cat! Not included in the photos is another small prairie, renumbered as 4588, bringing the total to four, which should be enough! Thannks for looking
  16. I did look at the tie bars and think that brass replacement would be better, but not having anything suitable to hand I built 'as is'. I guess I can easily upgrade in the future should I so desire.
  17. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Another few months or so pass... Not a lot too report from Mayshill. The latest inappropriate addition to the wagon fleet is a sausage van! I picked up one on a whim at the Taunton show, and then looked at how I could upgrade the chassis. I found that the same 'shop' on Shaapeways that I obtained the bogies in the post above did a one piece chassis. So a few clicks and a couple of days later, it popped through the door. Here is a pic of the chassis and in the dairy For more pics, see this thread http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/139560-gwr-palethorpes-vans/?p=3378263
  18. As promised earlier, here are a few pics of my sausage van with the printed chassis from 81E. After a trip to the NEC, I picked up some 2mm brass tube and 1mm steel rod as suggested and have just fitted the centre wheel/axle. A test run on the layout confirms it goes round all curves and through all points. Many thanks for the tip! I used the chassis as it comes. I my opinion, it is pretty good straight out of the box although I'm sure improvements could be made if desired.
  19. I have just upgraded my sausage van with the 3d printed chassis from 81E - will post some pics when there is some daylight! It is a vast improvement on the Hornby one! Just need to sort out the centre wheel.
  20. Are those bridge girders already rusty? I would have thought they would have been painted, or is that being left to the local graffiti vandals?
  21. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Hi Mikkel Yes the do run and pivot well. I did have a couple of issues with them: 1. The axle boxes were completely missing on one side of one bogie! Fortunately, I had a couple of spares from a wagon kit (as the coaches are too short I don't think anyone will notice the wrong axle boxes!) The printed axle boxes seem to be attached by only the thinnest bit of plastic, so I can see how they might have got knocked off. 2. To ensure the wheels/axles didn't slop around too much, the brass bearings shouldn't be pushed all the way home. Will I treat my other two clerestories to them? I'm undecided at the moment. While they improve the look no-end, I'm not sure I'm convinced about the overall quality to justify spending the money. Jules
  22. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    As there have been a couple of wet evenings/mornings over the last couple of days, I have had the chance to perform a minor upgrade to an old Triang/Hornby Clerestory coach. I cannot remember how I found it, but came across this site. After having a browse, I decided to purchase a couple of the Dean 8'6" bogies to see what they would be like as replacements for the BR Mk1 bogies as fitted. First thing to do, was take the coach apart, remove the brass rivet and bin the old bogies. Next, fit brass bearings and wheels to the new printed bogies and trial fit. All seemed ok! The bogies were then painted, and the coach re-assembled. After comparing it to another original coach, it was riding a bit high, so off with the bogies, remove a bit of the moulded boss on the underframe and refit! I also added some internal partitions to break up the empty view through the carriage. It really needs a repaint to match the other coaches, but it will do for now!
  23. Hi Dave Thanks for the Mayshill name-check! I look forward to seeing this incarnation of Danemouth develop. Jules
  24. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    I hadn't noticed that! He was standing up, but I think I knocked the baseboard. Or he's drunk! (He is not fixed down as I use him to measure heights for, walls, hedges etc!)
  25. Jules

    Mayshill - GWR

    Hi Scott, It always amazes me the amount of goods traffic generated by this small terminus - the must be a lot of industry off scene! Jules
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