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Courtybella Road - Wye Valley Dismantling a Railway mid 1960s

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Ragstone metal Great Western buffer stop assembly, I’ve two to build for the siding and headhunt.

 

Ive also got a ground based water crane to build.

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Ragstone Models white metal Great Western Buffer Stop.

 

Stage eight, buffer stop assembly was left to dry overnight - I’ve given it a coat of primer, again leave to dry.

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Looking fantastic. Surprisingly atmospheric considering you haven't started any scenics. Will be following mate

Cheers John. 

 

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Concept drawing of how I plan the dismantled Waterloo Branch river crossing to be.

The bridge in a state of demolish, with one side complete with deck and the other hair side plates remaining - with the tunnel beyond.

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Work continues on the “Bridge over the River Wye”

 

Drilling of holes in the bridge side plates to allow supports for the handrails to attach to.

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“Bridge over the River Wye” update:
 

Handrail supports secured into the side plate, primed and ready to paint at some point.

I’m going to construct a brass central support which will sit in the river which will have one of the remaining spans sat on top.

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Bridge over the River Wye Step by Step Pictorial:

 

(1) Drill out the handrail holes in the supports.

 

(2) Trim excess from the bottom of the supports.

 

(3) Attach, and secure the uprights into the side plates.

 

(4) Run some spare wire through the supports to open up the holes.

 

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Bridge over the River Wye Pictorial update: 

 

Primed and ready for painting, and weathering - I just need to add wire to the handrails.

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Courtybella Road Model Railway update:

 

Water crane complete as much as i want it to be, as with everything on the railway it’s been part dismantled by the contractor.

Demolition contractors wagons in the sidings foreground.   

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Courtybella Road Model Railway update:

 

Water crane complete as much as i want it to be, as with everything on the railway it’s been part dismantled by the contractors.

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Courtybella Road Model Railway Update:

 

Finished off the first cost of cream on the water crane.

 

Unfortunately not much progress of late as the core function of MonBank Model Railway Centre is taking off which is taking up a lot of time.

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Courtybella Road Model Railway Update:

Gibraltar Hill now has a Tunnel Mouth, unfortunately the track has already been lifted and local road improvements will see the tunnel buried.

 

Also Courtybella Road has a waiting room, it is also on borrowed time.

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I’ve had a good at dry brush painting some work stain onto a Dapol Class 08.

 

08630 in a few months off E Exam at Ferrybridge condition, considering it’s my first attempt at serious weathering I’m pretty happy.

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The second EWS Class 08 I’ve completed, again in very light work staining a few weeks off E Exam.

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