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  1. Johndc120

    Elmore

    First bit of work on the layout in a couple of months. Last night we started the track work in ernest. We have fixed down all of the point timbers for the station end (just the 2 points at the junction left to do, hopefully we’ll get some rail down soon we also cut away the cork around the kadee magnets and they are now in place
  2. Thanks Rick, we wanted to do a really run down section of line. Originally a double track line which was then reduced down to single line and then truncated at the crossing. Both the platforms are disused as there are no longer any passenger trains
  3. From the 3 of us who built ‘Shwt’. We’re very proud to be in this issue of BRM. Some fantastic shots of the layout and great video shots too, shame people have to hear me talking over them! Lol! Thanks BRM
  4. Johndc120

    Elmore

    This week I’ve also assembled a Mike’s models light yard crane. As supplied it comes with a rear counterweight, this was removed to make it correct for our use seen here next to it’s bigger cousin, the 6T heavy yard crane, the small crane will be situated in our goods shed. usually a goods shed would be fitted with gibbet style crane but as the design we have is not a through shed, it required the greater reach of the light crane a good example of this is the one at Princetown the lifting capacity of this crane was only 1T so anything over that would have to be unloaded on the outside heavy crane
  5. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Buffer stops roughly placed into location, that’s something else off the list ready for track laying
  6. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Although we can’t do work on the layout at the moment, things are still progressing in the background, tonight we’ve been assembling the buffer stops ready for when track laying starts. These are Lanarkshire models kits which have been glued together with a piece of tissue paper in the joints to electrically isolate them.
  7. Johndc120

    Elmore

    As a bit of a break from the engine shed, we’ve done a bit of work on the culvert. We’ve managed to get it painted, it was in 2 separate parts which have now been stuck together with a strip of 60 thou plasticard to support. for what will be quite a simple structure once on the layout, it was a complicated piece to design as it passes under 2 separate lines one of which has a point above. it fits in this hole under the train
  8. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Some more work on interior detailing of the shed, trying to resemble what was at Wallingford shed. next job is to fit some side cabinets and some fire buckets (image flipped as we’re modelling the opposite hand) We’ve also added the water tank roof which we can now start to detail
  9. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Thank you very much Adam, I’m a massive advocate of 3D printing but it definitely has it’s limitations. the main one of course is unless your using a resin printer (which have their own limitations), the surface quality isn’t good enough. However I find it perfect for making the shells of buildings, it’s ABS plastic so plastic weld can stick styrene to it and it takes a fraction of the tame to design and make John
  10. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Amazing the difference just adding the roof to the building has done to the look of it, the end is now very much in site as all I need to do is add some detailing bits and fit the windows it’s also made a massive difference to the light level inside the shed
  11. Johndc120

    Elmore

    The first section of track officially stuck down on the layout! This is the catch pit which was seen in some recent posts, Ideally I would have left this until track laying has started in earnest. However that is a fair way off at the moment! The catch pit, being flat and unsupported it has started to curl, so it was worth getting it stuck down to stabilise it.
  12. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Further progress on the shed and surrounding area. on the shed. All of the brick has been painted (white washed on the inside). Not keen to keep the white plastic, the underside of the roof has been added. We’ve gone for Battens and then vertical planking which we’ve seen used on several goods sheds. we’ve started assembly of the main chimneys which has suddenly given a lot more character to the building. The basic assembly of the doors is now complete, We need to score in the line of a ‘man door’ on the one side and add some fittings like hinges Having an hour to spare yesterday a simple coaling stage has been put together, it still needs steps to the one side and to be painted but this nicely completes the shed area. (Although we still need a water crane)
  13. Johndc120

    Elmore

    Progressing well on the engine shed. All of the brick detail work around the top of the building is now in place, the window Cills and lintels have been added which makes a massive difference to it’s appearance. The roof trusses with the smoke gutter are done, a bit of guess work on this as there are no pictures and at least it will hardly ever be seen. finally, Plastikard roof has been made with barge boards attached, the office chimney has been attached to this. I now need to make up the 4 chimneys for the main building
  14. Johndc120

    Elmore

    I hope everyone is well at the moment. one bonus of more time at home is more time for modelling. We’re finally prepping for the track to go down. One of the Jobs that needs to be done first is the hard standing/catch pit for the cattle dock. We have chosen to do a brick one very similar to the one at Shirley (Solihull) This is is now ready to go down although the rails are just temporary and need to be slid out. it will eventually have the full length rails slid through and sleepers either side
  15. Johndc120

    Elmore

    A day at the desk with no distractions today so some good progress on the engine shed. I’ve assembled the shell and got most of the cladding done, all that’s left now is some detailing bits around the top similar to the water tower, Cills and lintels and then think about the roofs. I’ve also managed to do the concrete floor around the pit so this is now at the correct level. seen in this shot next to the water tower. It will be close to this position when on the layout hopefully tomorrow I’ll get chance to get some more of the detail work finished
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