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#51 trains12

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 22:07

I'm not sure who the almighty judge was who "dissed" your little diesel, but may his socks rot! It looks fine, represents exactly the sort of little shunter many small industries employed, and if it isn't 100% faithfully prototypical so what? Locos that look right and run well are fit to be seen on a layout. 

 

I think it was in the April 1964 RM that the late David Lloyd described his Irish NG layout "Augher Valley", and for this 15-y-o it ticked a great number of boxes. I am certain he noted the impressive scenic effects were by "my gifted friend Peter Midwinter" and while that layout is long gone, it is evident that you are still well up to the task! 

 

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Thanks for the comments. The Augher Valley was here with us in Wales until about 2008 when the barn was flooded and most of it was destroyed. There are still a couple of boards mainly the station that are still in the old workshop. I just do not have the heart to get rid of them . By the way at the time the layout was built in 1960/62 I was 13/14 years of age.

Peter


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 22:37

Hi All[

I have been over the last few days sorting out the stock for the layout and the following shots are of a large diesel shunter that I obtained some years ago but have not used it. It is like the large engine that is at Tunsted but this one has the cabs at each end and not in the centre like the real one. Still I like it and the colours match.

 

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It has been said to me that some of you may find it interesting on how the building for all the layouts have been made so if you want to see this I will put some shots of GTD, Bridge of Muir and Glen Gillie. Here are a  few tb be going on with.

 

IMG_1633.jpg GTD.jpg    The lime works GTD

 

IMG_1747.jpg GTD.jpg    The back of the lime works that is not normally seen.

 

SAM_0835.JPG     The start of the main bridge on Bridge of Muir layout

 

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 19:53

Hi all

 

Can say nothing has been done since beginning of November due to some health issues but hoping to resume work after Christmas.

 

If anyone is in the area between Christmas and new year and wants to call in and see the layouts you are most welcome to contact me via pm and come and enjoy a drink and mince pie.

 

So it only remains to say to everybody from Andy and the moderators to all the members and friends A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

See you all in the new year - happy modelling.

 

Cheers

Peter


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 18:32

Having seen some of your layouts over the years I can't wait to see how all this comes together, one things not in doubt however, it will be to the highest standard.

Take it steady.

 

Richard



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 18:42

Hi Peter, I hope you and Wendy have a good Christmas and a happy New Year to you both.

 

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 19:12

Looks like a great layout :)

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 19:45

Hi Peter, I hope you and Wendy have a good Christmas and a happy New Year to you both.

 

 

Andy.

Hi Andy

Not starting to good Wendy has just gone to hospital after falling down the grog stairs and doing in her knee. Has I am not driving friend has taken her for a X ray. Mean while I am getting everything ready for Christmas day. I will be glad when its the new year.

Cheers

Peter


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 20:28

Hi Peter, hope Wendy's knee injury isn't too serious and makes a quick recovery.

 

Merry Christmas.

Ray.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 22:27

Hi Andy

Not starting to good Wendy has just gone to hospital after falling down the grog stairs and doing in her knee. Has I am not driving friend has taken her for a X ray. Mean while I am getting everything ready for Christmas day. I will be glad when its the new year.

Cheers

Peter

Oh dear Peter, sorry to hear of your problems up there, sounds like I'm not the only one who'll be glad to see the back of 2018.

 

All the best to you both.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:57

Hi All

Well a Very Happy New Year to all.

 

Health at present isn't too bad and Wendys knee is improving and is going for physiotherapy.

 

Over the next  few days/weeks we are hoping to bring up from the unit Glen Gillie and the Bridge of Muir boards and get them installed down the centre of the new room. It has been decided that we will convert Bridge of Muir to dc from dcc and after studying it we find that all we have got to alter is the wiring on the two station boards and build a new small control panel for the section switches. The points already being worked from a small panel.

 

In the meantime what I am going to do is put on some of the features/buildings as they were being constructed for Glen Gillie and Bridge of Muir. Apologies if some of the photos have been used on the other threads.

 

The actual layout needs 3 areas yet to be constructed to link and make this one complete layout but could do with some help on the wiring and laying of track etc.

 

Anyway here are the photos.

 

IMG_3717.jpgRMW.jpg   A view of the building on the main street from station to overbridge

 

IMG_3319.jpgRMW.jpg   A view of the start of construction of main engine shed on G.G.

 

IMG_3325.jpgRMW.jpg   The engine shed nearing completion

 

IMG_3341.jpgRMW.jpg   A view of the distillery's engine shed nearing completion

 

IMG_3363.jpgRMW.jpg   The completed distillery

 

Next ones will be on B of M.

 

All the buildings are made using foam board then covered with embossed plasticard.

 

Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 13:04

That distillery is beautiful, excellent work.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:45

Hi all

Bridge of Muir is one of the exhibition layouts that will be incorporated into the final dream layout in the new shed.It was the first main layout that I built using full DCC control and was intended to be the layout to give me information  for converting the other layouts to that mode of control. But as you now know the whole layout will be DC operation due tio the illness that I now have,

Anyway the layout was based upon the scottish region with the station layout being based loosely on Crianlarich, The main part of the layout was the bridge which is a very accurate copy of the bridge ar Connel ferry on the outskirts of Oban.

The structure is just short of eight foot long and was built after some three hundred photos had bee taken of it, and took about 450 hours of work to complete . It is made completely out of plastruct with the exception of two brass channels that run the full length to give structural support. Anyway here are some shots of the building and the finished bridge.

Cheers Peter

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 19:25

That bridge is some fantastic work Peter, really impressive to look at. Deserves to be seen.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 14:56

Hi all

Carrying on the theme of showing the various buildings on the layout being built here are a fewq shots of the hydro-electric plant on the B of M. It is based on the power station on the side of Loch Lomond.  It is made from foam board covered with embossed plasticard with the dam from balsawood and treated with textured paint to represent concrete. The windows in the plant are built up from dornaplas. Inside the building are 2 electric generators which have flashing lights from the comutators.

All other bits are made from bits of plastic tube and plasticard etc.

Hope you enjoy them.

 

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Cheers

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 15:00

Hi all

Just a few photos of the actual power station

 

Cheers

Peter

 

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