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Dunnington, Derwent Valley Light Railway.

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49 minutes ago, Gibbo675 said:

A wwrockery !

 

Why not a schwubbery ?

 

Gibbo.

It's a mmmmmockery

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If you are getting the references, then you are showing your age........oops

 

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The soldering iron came out today and I made up a batch of DMU footsteps as a long strip, enough for the class 107 and the missing ones for the class 105.

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Just need to cut them out, tidy the ends, drill holes in the bogie sideframes and glue them in place now.

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33 minutes ago, Signaller69 said:

The soldering iron came out today and I made up a batch of DMU footsteps as a long strip, enough for the class 107 and the missing ones for the class 105.

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Just need to cut them out, tidy the ends, drill holes in the bogie sideframes and glue them in place now.

Hi Martyn,

 

Do you do commissions ?

 

Gibbo.

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2 hours ago, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Martyn,

 

Do you do commissions ?

 

Gibbo.

Meant to post my last post on my projects page. Hey ho.

 

Gibbo, sadly I don't seem to have much spare time to do my own projects lately, but happy to help if I can, is it DMU steps you're after?

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A bit more scenic work done behind the station building with the flower bed and steps completed and more bushes added around the layout, along with a few wild flowers.

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The folding info board has been assembled from left over hardboard and batten, and fitted using a couple of small hinges. It simply folds up for transit and works well to protect scenic items near the front in transit, as seen here:

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The clamps were simply to hold it in place while holes for the hinges were drilled and prior to painting.

 

After painting, in display position:

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As can be seen, this takes up the unused width of the trestles to prevent the layout sliding on them. Information will be added, cut down from A4 printouts and laminated, along with some photos of the prototype.

 

On the layout itself, I have made some power poles (the DVLR installed it's own supply which ran the length of the line I believe) along with Telegraph poles for the phone lines. 

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Ideally I would like to add cabling to these but as the power lines run along the front of the layout I suspect they may be too distracting to the eye and make photography difficult, not to mention finding something that hangs, and looks right.

 

Dunnington will be at Rainhill Exhibition this coming weekend, do say hello if you are visiting.

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Martyn.

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Fantastic - I love the track weathering! You have really captured the atmosphere of the DVLR

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I like the way you have used up the space on the trestles, might have to borrow that idea.

 

Layout looks great, your exhibitions are a bit far north for me. Glad I have found it on here.

 

Martyn

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Thanks for the comments folks.

 

The sawmill is more or less done.

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Strictly speaking this should be on the other side of the line, but the backscene and hidden sidings prevent this. Otherwise it's a fairly close copy of the structure, including the ripped polythene sheet walls and very basic breeze block wall. The circular saw is an old watch gear I think. There is some conjecture as to whether wood or stone was cut, so further detailing is left pending for now.

 

The structure also acts a partial view blocker / distraction to the scenic break / sector plate which is behind it.

 

I am also making some removable Sugar Beet loads for 3 elderly kit built 16T Mineral wagons rescued from my storage box. The wagons have had minor repairs and paint as needed. The loads are carved from Polystyrene, painted with cheap acrylic paint, which makes them look like chocolate brownies. The white PVA blob on top is where a small neodymium magnet has been inserted to allow easy removal, via a pen fitted with another magnet. Juweela Sugar Beet will be sprinkled onto PVA to complete, when the paint is dry.

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A few other final small jobs to complete before loading the car for Rainhill show tomorrow.

 

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Like Coronach I'm much taken with the folding shelf to take up slack in the trestle. It seems so simple when explained but something I wouldn't have thought off doing until pointed out. I'm also interested to see how the sugar beet wagons turn out as I have some on my to do list for my layout.

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On 06/03/2020 at 11:40, Neil said:

Like Coronach I'm much taken with the folding shelf to take up slack in the trestle. It seems so simple when explained but something I wouldn't have thought off doing until pointed out. I'm also interested to see how the sugar beet wagons turn out as I have some on my to do list for my layout.

Thanks Neil.

The Beet loads are completed. As the idea is to easily load and remove them with the magnetic pen and being a generic fit for both Airfix/Dapol and Parkside 16T kits (with their fractionally different internal widths) they are not a particularly tight fit but look ok in use. The LNER type Steel high loads are specific to my Bachmann wagons, being shallower than the 16T version and thus a slightly better fit.

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After a weekend of running the layout the pen system works well, even if it does involve "the great hand in the sky" to load the wagons at the loading bank.

 

Laminated info was added to the folding info board, with appropriate prototype photos to be added shortly. Some show flyers took the empty space temporarily!

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