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I take it the Telford one will be the Guildex show? Really looking forward to seeing it there if I don't get chance to see it at Kendal or York. I'm not that far from Kendal. 

Excellent stuff Bob and look forward to seeing it in the "flesh".

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Here we go....... on the road again ;)

 

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I watched your layout operation today and was really impressed with the detail. Well done you have given myself lots of inspiration for my own future o gauge layout. Hopefully see it again soon. 

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Hi Neil

Thanks for posting and glad you enjoyed Kirtley and Wigan.

We had a few issues (mostly down to the age of the operators - including me :blush:). In general though it seemed to go OK.

Could I post the third of your photos on the Gauge O Guild forum - suitably attributed to you of course. I didn't get chance to take any and you've captured the 'staithes' really well.

I guess Youtube will eventually give us some (often embarrasing) video........

Best wishes, Bob

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5 hours ago, Bob Hordern said:

Hi Neil

Thanks for posting and glad you enjoyed Kirtley and Wigan.

We had a few issues (mostly down to the age of the operators - including me :blush:). In general though it seemed to go OK.

Could I post the third of your photos on the Gauge O Guild forum - suitably attributed to you of course. I didn't get chance to take any and you've captured the 'staithes' really well.

I guess Youtube will eventually give us some (often embarrasing) video........

Best wishes, Bob

Hello Bob

I would be more than happy with you doing that. your layout gave me many bits of inspiration and the 'staithes'  were a lovely part of this. I just hope I can get somewhere near this.

kind regards

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Here's a few photos of Kirtley "on tour" again

This time it's at Keighley 0 Gauge festival. Operator Nick Field focussing on a mineral departure.

Bob

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A few more  shots  as I tidy up the layout ready for some more professional photography this weekend.

  • the pick-up goods leaves Kirtley Bridge loop
  • a quarry train exits the cutting fom Hebden Beck quarry
  • the Bradford autotrain prepares to leave from the bay platform

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Here's another shot of my layout this time showing a stone train leaving Hebden Beck Quarry over the trestle bridge, hauled by Hudswell Clarke No 6.

John Delaney owns this quarry and others at Grassington, Settle, Langcliffe, Gargrave and Horton in Ribblesdale.

 

A Johnson 1F No 1820 simmers in the shed road soon to take a goods train down Wharfedale to Otley (over the iron bridge).

 

The  Fowler diesel LMS 2 waits in the mill siding for empty wagons to arrive from Bradford.

 

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Here's the the quarry stores train about to depart from the quarry.

This modified (Ixion) Fowler diesel loco, stone wagon and gunpowder van, etc are heading through Kirtley bridge then up to the new reservoir site at Dalehead.

This is one of  a number of photos taken recently by Derek Shore for Railway Modeller - to appear sometime next year.

The weathered stock, overgrown trackwork, scrap material, (Corgi) shovel  and abandoned quarry face all enhance the idea of a working industrial location.

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Working on a few things to tidy up between exhibitions.

 

Here are a few shot of the layout from the Peterborough visit prior to Christmas.

1 View from the traverser end (Wharfedale) shows it receiving and dispatching trains to Kirtley Bridge

2  This is one of the  four new stock trays that now travel in two IKEA boxes (much safer/quicker to load/unload than all those single boxes)

2 The Hebden Beck (quarry) end of the layout (this hides the fiddle yard and traverser) showing the workmen's coach siding and Ixion loco.

3 Colleagues studying events behind Hebden Mill (actually the moment my heavily weighted LMS 2P broke a  point tiebar :o but soon soldered up again :rolleyes_mini:)

4 The busy yard at Kirtley Bridge with its coal, livestock and milk facilities.

 

Hoping maybe to see one or two of you at Kendal Exhibition January 25th,26th ?

 

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Love this ! , sort of thing I’d love to achieve when I get back to my O gauge. Do you have a track plan and dimensions at all 

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I saw this layout at Keighley last Autumn, a very impressive bit of modelling, and so many little details to spot.  A nicely atmospheric build!

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Thanks for your kind comments guys................

Ben - Here's the BRM July 2017 track plan. There have been a few changes since then but nothing too major.

The layout is 24ft x 3ft (that's 6x4ft boards) with the second fiddleyard making it 28ft overall at exhibition. 

If space is an issue you could just about get it down 21ft by pruning out the threeway exit point and some bits of plain track elsewhere,. Then run it as a branch terminus. That's what I do at home as the fiddleyard can only be attached when the weather is OK  (ie beyond the open garage doors)

Cheers, Bob

 

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Very good layout I like the details such as the footbridge over the beck and the buildings wish you could exhibit somewhere in the south/  

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11 hours ago, Bob Hordern said:

Thanks for your kind comments guys................

Ben - Here's the BRM July 2017 track plan. There have been a few changes since then but nothing too major.

The layout is 24ft x 3ft (that's 6x4ft boards) with the second fiddleyard making it 28ft overall at exhibition. 

If space is an issue you could just about get it down 21ft by pruning out the threeway exit point and some bits of plain track elsewhere,. Then run it as a branch terminus. That's what I do at home as the fiddleyard can only be attached when the weather is OK  (ie beyond the open garage doors)

Cheers, Bob

 

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Very inspirational Bob. I aim to get something into the garage over time and this is layout that has plenty going on and yet would fit nicely into the footprint of my garage.
Out of curiosity, how many carriages will the platform hold?

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I' d say five carriages are possible if the train is being broken up, but four if you want to run round and return. The loop is quite generous.

Usually in my timetable it's just two or three. The actual controlling factor is the length of track in the two fiddle-yards.

Cheers,

Bob

 

 

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Many thanks Bob. Those two photos of the passenger trains are wonderful. I do look forward to this coming weekend to see the layout in action at Kendal.

Regards Ben

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Good weekend at Kendal Show

Lucky enough to win a trophy......

 

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Well deserved win Bob. Great to see it in the flesh and spent a good length of time watching the trains go by. Shame my two daughters had other ideas though I have been told I need chickens and a washing line on ours when I eventually get round to it!

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Should have said hello :) and come 'back stage'.

Glad your girls spotted the important stuff :rolleyes:. Below is another rather less appropriatre one for them......

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I did spot that and thought it a nice touch! My eldest asked me about it as she had spotted it. I had to tell her about the "olden days" as she calls them and that toilets were outside for many people back then!
Sorry Bob, if I had been on my own I would have done but the comment between the females of my family would have been "He's talking trains again. We'll be hours!"
Certainly next time I will though.

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Here's my last photo for a while

It shows Kirtley Bridge at the Kendal Show.

I am busy with other things now but hope to begin refurbishing an old Club layout soon (bought to keep it out of the skip). Not sure I can do it justice as it was an award winner in its day. But the poor thing is now over 30 years old.

Watch out for new topic "Lofthouse-in-Nidderdale".......

Bob 

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