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Another Corner

 

Ken is continuing work on the approaches to Kilmore from the storage loops section (see the plan earlier).

 

And a new form of traction has made an appearance.  The Kilmore & Castlewellan Tram Company had ambitions to rival those of Mr. Trail on the North Coast but the tram has not yet reached Castlewellan (in fact the line stops where it disappears behind the trees in one picture! Built to standard gauge, a vehicle was purchased secondhand  from Belfast Corporation to inaugurate a service while waiting for their own stock to arrive -  hence the nameboard still proclaiming it's destination to be "Ardoyne"! 

 

 

 

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The actual tram is a motorized Corgi model - Ken does not know who the creator was.

 

"Standard gauge" here means 16.5mm of course!  A depot is under construction and will feature in due course.

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And some more pictures as Ken has been busy this weekend.   Scenic work has now arrived at both ends of Kilmore Junction and platforms will probably be next thing to appear (after ballasting and so on, I expect). They will begin to the right of the picture below.

 

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The crossing gates bear a certain similarity to those at Cookstown Junction. 

 

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Some more pictures of the tram depot and the view from it's open doors. the track  passing in front of it, is the passenger boarding/alighting area. The small office will suffice for business.  There is as yet no sign of any other vehicles running on the line.  Let's hope the Belfast tram keeps running....it's a long walk to Castlewellan.

 

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they might have,  if they'd got it cheap enough....at the moment this is the only vehicle they have! 

 

Colm

 

Wonderful scenery. Not too sure they would have used double deckers on a rural tramway, cross winds?

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About two and a half years from March 2016 - but Ken has a lot of structures in use again from his previous layout, "Cookstown Junction".  Though he does work very intensively at times! My own new layout will not match this speed, though I too will be recycling quite a few items on it.

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Some more pictures of the layout taken recently. There's further detailing, people etc., to go on a number of locations yet, and some electrical work needed to the turntable on the high level storage section (behind the backscene).  The main area for development is now Kilmore Junction station -platforms, buildings, etc..

 

There was a blank area opposite the Kilmore  station site which had been a bit of a debatable area - ken has finally decided to put a single siding in and  create a timber year in the area. The large sheds are Ratio carriage shed mouldings, the smaller ones are HO models; Ken spent many "happy" hours cutting timber for the piles dotted around the yard.

 

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One area of particular operational "interest" is just beyond Quarry junction; this high level view shows various lines diverging climbing etc.

 

 

 

1. The line going from mid-right to bottom left is the track leading to Kilmore from the higher level Quarry Junction and the high level Quoile bridge .It crosses the road shown on the  left by the level crossing at the back of Kilmore Engine shed.

2.Above it is the lower level line from Quoile Bridge & Junction. It's rising at approximately 1;40 which will still allow a reasonable length train to use it, and runs behind the engine shed where it joins the high level line. in the station.

3. is the line to the two  lower storage reverse loops; this was the first track to be laid but is still not quite ready for traffic, due to the need for an automatic switch.....soon.

4, The line to the high level sidings and a Heljan turntable there, serving a number of loco sidings. 5 coach trains and a Mogul/Jeep can be accommodated here.

 

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Finally, for now, ken has retained another  feature of "Cookstown Junction" - a ruinous cottage, now situated near Strangford having moved from Co. Antrim.... and another aspect of Strangford Station building (mainly Bachmann).

 

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Ken, I have just encountered this thread thanks to a kind link by Northroader and I noticed early on you were using a plain cloudy sky backscene. Where did you get that one please? It reminds me of the simple sky backdrop now used behind the Madder Valley at Pendon that I especially like.

 

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And whose photographic backscenes are you using now please? They look great too.

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Ken, I have just encountered this thread thanks to a kind link by Northroader and I noticed early on you were using a plain cloudy sky backscene. Where did you get that one please? It reminds me of the simple sky backdrop now used behind the Madder Valley at Pendon that I especially like.

 

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And whose photographic backscenes are you using now please? They look great too.

The "backscene" shown in the early pics on this thread is actually wallpaper such as sold for children's bedrooms!  Current backscenes are by ID , (ID 42 Harvest Fields) who also do a "sky" as does Gaugemaster.

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Hi Everyone,

 

The past six months have f gone in a bit of a blur but nevertheless Ken has found time to make progress on the S & D J R - which are described in this post and the next.

 

But first, - a tranquil scene at the  Quoile Junction.  The dock remains unused as no ferry service has yet been attractedted to the area.

 

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Some of the work has been "behind the scenes" in an area where the two level storage sidings are, and I will posta picture of this complex area ind ue course; it is largely unwired.  However, there has been considerable progress at Kilmore Junction (the main station)

 

First of all, a couple of general views of the area; The station has three through platforms and a carriage siding/bay facing Strangford.  The recently featured timeber yard is on the bottom right of the picture. The station layout is reminiscent of Ballynahinch Junction athough it wasn't on a curve!) with a single road running between two platform faces. 

 

Another picture from further back, the right hand line is running down to Quoile Junction, and Strangford Station, the next right hand one (off the double slip) is to Kilmore engine shed, and the central line is the upper circuit; the line on the far left leads to the goods yard. If the "bay" is in use, it is necessary to do a reversal on to the main running roads; but there was a layout like that at Limerick Junction!


 

 

 

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Two views of the station buildings from the road side; it is built from two Bachmann Scenecraft buildings with a new roof and an entrance archway/door

 

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A couple more pictures of Kilmore; the cattle dock.

 

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The through road between platforms 1 & 2  in both directions; look closely at the loco - is it an LMSNCC  "Jeep"?

 

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The place has all the hallmarks of an irish country station - not many people about!

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On 02/10/2018 at 21:11, Martin S-C said:

Ken, I have just encountered this thread thanks to a kind link by Northroader and I noticed early on you were using a plain cloudy sky backscene. Where did you get that one please? It reminds me of the simple sky backdrop now used behind the Madder Valley at Pendon that I especially like.

 

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And whose photographic backscenes are you using now please? They look great too.

 

Way ahead of it's time scenery wise! In the days when modellers had to build lots of the layout from scratch.

Colm

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