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long time since a post here, John Spence who shared with us his station building in N gauge back in July, has recently posted a photo in the Eyemouth FB group. He has built all the houses and church along the back which we have had to cut and will be painted on the backscene

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Just somewhat keeping this thread alive

 

Mark is Continuing with stock building

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/118591-shezs-workbench/page/7/

 

I thought i would try scaling the hole in the bridge, here is an Engineer article with some dimensions, though i'll come back to that,of course there are plenty of photos but most of them are after track lifting, one with a train in it but completely hidden by smoke and finally one just before demolition.

 

Extract from the Engineer July 1894, 10ft from rail to the bottom of the top stone and 14ft from rail to the top of the arch, the resolution of this image i got isnt good so the portal width cant quite be made clear but it looks like 8 and something which is way too narrow. The width of the bridge on the right is 16'6", this is of course only if these measurements are correct, drawings in the Engineer are very good but every now and then can get something wrong but its not like we have anything else to work with so i dont mind

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if i impose the 10' and 14' onto the demolition photo the arch comes to about 23' dia' and the portal width comes to about 15'

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Good to see you are keeping it alive Sam - I noticed some recent evidence of it being viewed.  I am continuing to build stock and have started work on the water tower, though an inpending house move is going to slow me down for a bit. 

 

Here is the class D now in her full Holmes livery.

 

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An article on this class in the latest NBR  study group journal by NBR loco guru Euan Cameron confirms this loco did in fact work the branch so we have the right one!  I  was feeling pretty smug that  I had all the details right but then the article pointed out that the small lubricators were not put on the side of the smokebox till a few years later.  (no doubt someone will point this out at the first exhibition...)  She is running well too but may need a bit more weight in the tanks - just looking forward to getting the club open again and giving her a proper test.   Crew also needed and a replacement lamp iron on the smokebox which I knocked off in painting.

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1 hour ago, Shez said:

no doubt someone will point this out at the first exhibition

Well, they will now that you have told everyone!

 

That is a beautiful model.

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nothing from me but more N scale from John, i have no connection to him or his work but since its about Eyemouth and it is really good quality, its worth sharing

 

all of this is omitted from ours, the church, the access ramp and the big house that blocked the harbour extension

 

photo by John Spence

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Good news that the Wakefield club rooms are accessible again, so Sam and I may be able to get things on the move again in the not too distant future.

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I'll have a look at the yard office now and at least draw it up

 

These are 4 extracts from photos, top left is from Ernie's 1929 aerial photo, top right is a recent FB post from the 1948 flood taken from the road, bottom left is undated looking at the back taken from the river bank near the harbour and bottom right is an early one (maybe 1896) showing the end from behind up on the road. The thing is the height difference between the long half and short half. Looking at the '29, the top of the roofs are equal until sometime later as shown in the '48 when the short building has dropped over a foot in height. the undated also shows the original proportions. this is maybe worth noting for anyone modelling it later but for us will be modelled as built. It doesnt look to me like the short building is instead lower on slopped ground as on the '29 looks about level

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me and mark had a meet up at the club last night for the first time since March 2020, some locos were run up and down the layout and we now have a new member wanting to get involved, hopefully progress will restart. i dont know if he is okay being named here so for now we'll call him Mr C. i finally brought in the power supply box i made and with my Peckett made sure it all worked, Mark brought in the J83 No828 and his J21 No152 for its first run, lovely thing it is too with the red lining. Both of these have been numbered after those which are known to have worked the branch. Mr C has said he wants to build a J39 which will be good for the BR period

 

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Our enigmatic Mr C does actually have an RM web presence as 25A.  It was good to get back to the layout again and it was great to see it all worked.  Thanks for the nice comments about the J21 Sam, but I feel she still needs a little bit of tweaking to get her running well.  I think the tender drawbar may be the key as its pushing the tender up a bit and we are not getting the full benefit of the tender pick ups.  I think that the drawbar is also causing the tender first track issues over the turnouts. The stalled house move still hindering progress at this end and an unexpected week on grandad duty means I have not been able to bet back down to the clubroom.

 

Goods office and the groundframe hut are looking good. I have started work on the water tank. I am making the actual tank from scrap etch left over from loco kits - but as the soldering iron and bench are packed away I cant get on for now.

 

If anyone else in the West Yorks area wants to join in on the project come and join us!

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some major re working needed to be done at the bridge end since i forgot about the retaining wall when designing and cutting the board parts. In this photo, the hillside inbetween the river and track was cut back to include a wall and so the river also had to be widened, the wall went in since this photo which is the strip of ply on the left having blocks of wood glued on either end, off the right the wall will taper down and end on the right hand side of view. Also being worked on are the road pieces being glued and screwed along the back and a start has been made at the other end filling in the void for the station/yard entrance with the bottom of the ramp and the adjoining garden

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Last night Mr C brought in 2 of his DCC locos, hooked up his own controller to the layout and had a play. This also shows the compatibility as intended

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Afternoon folks. Recently had 828 in my capable hands to install DCC sound into the loco for Mark. Things have gone very well and last week we had the loco out for a loaded test run on Eyemouth so enjoy! 

828 test on Eyemouth 

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Really delighted with the job Colm has done in putting the DCC workings into no 828.  The decoder is a  zimo and I got it from Digitrains at Lincoln.   The sound file is actually a J15 as no recording of a D class exists. Convincing enough for me though with the westinghouse there as well.  Lots of credit to Sam as well for his imaginative approach to wiring which enables the layout to run on either DCC or analogue. Just need to put the crew in now - I don't like "ghost trains!"  Unfortunately stock construction is still temporarily shelved pending our ongoing house move which continues to drag.

 

I must admit to having been a DCC sceptic. Pretty convinced it was not for me. That changed a few weeks ago when Colm brought down some of his stock and we had it going on the layout. The sound was great, adds another dimension. However what really impressed me was the level of control, and the slow running, the realistic acceleration slowing and braking. I think I have reached a point where I am prepared to commit - a sort of railway modelling road to Damascus!

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progress is being made on the bridge and we will start on the platform, no photos since i forgot with all the chatting and playing trains, now DCC fitted 828 had some more running, Colm (formally Mr C) brought in a NE G5 he is currently building and a Heljan Clayton 17 he has just bought, the layout is running good apart from some minor point blade fettling needed

 

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Pointwork on the crossover needed work, shown below; the operating piano wire was rubbing on the slot n the left hand point and the nearside stock rail needed slewing on the right point, they work fine now

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applying card to the underside of the bridge arches using oo track pins to hold them while the glue dries

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Making the platforms was going to be next but just like with the bridge before, i forgot about the retaing wall while making the boards and then saw in the photos that the platform was a lot narrower than first though. The embankment will have to come out from the back, the road needs remaking here and the frame strecthers need to be either patched in or replaced.

 

below; on the left is the middle board showing the diamond-ish shape patch with its corresponding patch on the other board shown bottom right. this board is sat on its back while i work on it. The next strecther along had to be completely replaced

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