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Finally erected all the bigger boards for the first time, starting to get the picture of the size of the layout

 

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Thought I would get some of the buildings out to see how they would look.

 

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Looking great slight derailment the far side of the bridge best get the pway guys out

 

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Looks great. Looking forward to seeing the progress of this layout as it develops.

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On ‎12‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 22:01, Deltic Man said:

Thought I would get some of the buildings out to see how they would look.

 

Nik

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Just found this looks great,any new updates...

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Latest update which covers the last few months two main jobs started:-

 

Ballasting and painting track

 

Also added signals and some pipe work

 

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Today got the first control panel fitted and the fiddle yard board wired in also sorted the first plate for the lenz system

 

Feels good making progress

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Nice looking control panel you have Deltic man..

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Hi

 

Progress is slow at the moment due to wiring and being able to get ot he layout.  But further two control boards fitted so now to start wiring

 

Nik

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More work on the boards that have never been up before.  This end is where variance to the real area is the most as the running lines move off to the right to were the cement works are would normally go off to the left.

 

You can also see the entrance the cement works and the small headshunt where they shunter or spare loco would sit.

 

The next area once wiring is compete is the laying of the fiddle yard and the cement works which I may do out of Peco bullhead rail

 

Also you can see the layout on its new legs which will help when exhibiting as they are easy to put up and fold away and have adjustable tops for balancing uneven floors at venues

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On 23/10/2017 at 20:33, Deltic Man said:

So here is the detail:-

 

Layout Name - Peak Forest

Scale/Gauge - OO gauge

Size estimated 31 feet long but to be finalised

Exhibition layout

Type :  end-to end

Era/region/location - late 80's to ealry 2000's

 

Trackwork - handbuilt on scenic, peco in fiddleyard - handbuilt by Norman Saunders

 

Buildings - all scratch built by GravyTrain

 

Base boards - Whiterose modelworks

 

Rolling Stock - locos modified rtr, wagons are rtr, kitbuilt and scrtchbuilt hopeully in typical rakes as ran in real life (I hope) many detailed and sprayed by Jon at Peakdale works (he also is a regular to Peak Forest so will be used on  consultancy basis also - not sure he realises this as yet)

 

Late to this - something that would keep me going for decades - no - i'd give up :D  good luck on an area well familiar to most on here - not much margin for error.

 

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Good Afternoon

 

As often the case when modelling a specific area or time or both the subject of the correct stock comes up and herewith is a problem.  Whist there are some more modern wagons available read to run seen at Peak forest there is a gap and limited options.  

 

The question is so what are you going to do about it?  

 

Well I am no scratch builder as the ladies and gents are very talented and im not, but I have started to have a go.

 

The first wagon to be done is one of the versions of a jga.  It has been laser cut top and is mounted on a Bachmann jga chassis , although not quite the right length I think it is going to look alright, but let me know what you think but be gentle I am very amateur at this element

 

More to follow as they get painted etc....

 

Couplings need work as they are too long and they are skit bogies.  I recently bought some hunt couplings which I think will work well on these.

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Like the wagons, and IIRC Bachmann do those bogies as spares (they are a version of the y25 from france IIRC).

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1 hour ago, cheesysmith said:

Like the wagons, and IIRC Bachmann do those bogies as spares (they are a version of the y25 from france IIRC).

Hi 

 

Yes unfortunately  they are the wrong sort the best ready to run fit ones are similar to the Hornby KFA ones

 

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Hi Nik,

The early  RMC JGA's are looking very promising. Once in orange and weathered they'll look great.

I've not had the confidence to have a go at scratch building wagons so you have my full admiration. I am instead saving up to try  and persuade Jon G  to build two PBA's for the Warrington Trip and a couple of KPA Tiphook blue hoppers to add to the end of a Buxton Lime rake.  Perhaps we should join forces.

 

I very nearly posted to you in February, but thought I might be jumping in too soon. It may seem a bit pedantic but the line of the 'railside' siding as it goes into Dove Holes quarry jumps out as being very odd to anyone familiar with Peak Forest - the curve is reversed from the real line directly opposite the old station building. I appreciate it may be necessitated by the curve after the Batham Road bridge, and all models have to make compromises.  However I wondered whether you had any leeway as  the rest of the layout is looking better and better.

 

I'm greatly enjoying following it's progress, and can't wait to see some more of those wagons.

 

Cheers,

Andy

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Fordbank said:

Hi Nik,

The early  RMC JGA's are looking very promising. Once in orange and weathered they'll look great.

I've not had the confidence to have a go at scratch building wagons so you have my full admiration. I am instead saving up to try  and persuade Jon G  to build two PBA's for the Warrington Trip and a couple of KPA Tiphook blue hoppers to add to the end of a Buxton Lime rake.  Perhaps we should join forces.

 

I very nearly posted to you in February, but thought I might be jumping in too soon. It may seem a bit pedantic but the line of the 'railside' siding as it goes into Dove Holes quarry jumps out as being very odd to anyone familiar with Peak Forest - the curve is reversed from the real line directly opposite the old station building. I appreciate it may be necessitated by the curve after the Batham Road bridge, and all models have to make compromises.  However I wondered whether you had any leeway as  the rest of the layout is looking better and better.

 

I'm greatly enjoying following it's progress, and can't wait to see some more of those wagons.

 

Cheers,

Andy

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Andy

 

I have some blue tiphooks done will post some pics soon.  You right about the line just space is the issue I had to compromise somewhere and originally I thought of stopping the scenics at the bridge but then decided to go further but unfortunately the line had to go right.  The layout is 40ft already so struggling to do much else shame really but such a big area to model in OO 

 

Nik

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Two very nice wagons- and essential for PF. 

Do you know where the transfers on the Tiphook came from?

Andy

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11 hours ago, Fordbank said:

Two very nice wagons- and essential for PF. 

Do you know where the transfers on the Tiphook came from?

Andy

All from Precision Labels/Decals for both variants the grey and blue ones

 

Nik

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