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Alright.... So..... News

 

 

In a couple weeks I am going to be ripping up my model railway and starting again. I just need to wait a couple weeks for track to arrive.

 

I can't explain the full plan but I can list of some of the features.

 

1. double track running round in a loop.

2. entire layout will be lifted up about 15 to 20cm to allow for the railway to cross over bridges and run on embankments with a dockside (sea level will be baseboard height).

3. properly done castle and a castle like bridge (a bridge with the same style of the castle)

4. hopefully two stations

5. a rather large township. a more industrial area (either a factory or a more likely a flower mill like is seen on the site of dunster castle) with a detached siding serving it (with a small bridge before the short line reaches the building)

6. big cast iron Victorian bridge.

7. white cliffs (probably a short tunnel running through it)

8. goods yard

9. engine sheds (potentially a separate shed serving a industrial line in one of the corners

10. small seaside area

 

now it is just waiting for the rest of my track to arrive

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got some other stuff to share

 

first of all we have a youtube channel Miscouted Rivets https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfFCCzOv1QQnDlfn50JMPQ

 

secondly I have made some more progress on my layout (will post later)

 

and thirdly I have recently decided to start on a project I wanted to start a while ago. I had wanted to do a 009 trench layout however the prices where to high for me and I dropped it. However I decided to look into the idea some more and decided that I could get HOe locos or build my own engines.

Therefor I decided to make a start, I have bought a black minitrains brigadelokmtr1027.jpg.04d22a2af7ae58d11cd61adc9e652c1d.jpg ( couldn't get any other colour) and I have built my first loco for the british trenches (I shall put it in the next post)

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so as for the Loco I have built, it has no historical basis and I just pulled the idea out of thin air.

it is a 0-6-0st, no real life basis and was just a 3d printed bodyshell I had from a previous project to make Edward Thomas from the Talyllyn railway and a chassis from an N scale 0-6-0 (I do not know the brand)

 

I didn't really have a plan beforehand, I just looked at some pictures of real life locos and started building (making it up as I go along)20200208_144259.jpg.8b666405cb2a03ca4c00618f38332411.jpg20200208_144318.jpg.e07213d8ed50a121738e14f249af19d5.jpg20200208_145416.jpg.5560dc4643ac60095de07714477f13c2.jpg

It is just luck that the chassis fit perfectly (I just had to cut a couple holes)

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it was at this point I realised that the lack of planning was not going well. the loco was to tall so I took of a load of weight by chopping it in half with a dremmel (the cut removed enough material that I could just put it back together) however this made the cab roof to low and the crew couldn't fit. so I cut away some bits under the cab to lower the cab floor, this meant I had to remake the rear buffers.

 

after a bit of fiddling I ended up with this20200208_223330.jpg.fe4774891dcc659d5a2bbd1c2f0aa95f.jpg20200208_223322.jpg.2956ebed7071421980009171e1b73fe7.jpg20200208_223309.jpg.75a737bc9addbb93f05e99640f0d9145.jpg

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at this point I wasn't quite happy with it as it seemed a bit boring and it didn't look right.

 

so I cut a giant hole in the back of the cab, drilled some holes in the buffer beams and put the couplings on20200209_123243.jpg.236b64ed9bb540146c228abcd491a273.jpg20200209_123229.jpg.06dc4950b35a619a5d143870f34c4a8e.jpg20200209_123223.jpg.8a107eb7aabbf638d6f829868d126ddd.jpg20200209_123216.jpg.29329b9fd3ace7ec0cca0b7986dd2bdd.jpg

I then stuck a (unpainted) crew inside and this is as far as I have gotten.

 

 

I know quite a few people would want more details no how it was made and my thought process, but honestly, I just sat down with a dremel and some sanding sticks and got stuck in and things just kinda happened

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I roughly laid out how I plan the layout to look.

 

it is heavily inspired by many things. some of which being the final scenes of the movie 1917, SDJR7F88s WW1 trench layout, images I have found online and (for whatever reason) scenes from the movie A Bridge To Far

 

most of this layout will be 20200229_131322.jpg.ec5505726ffd6b26fb3392c0236ad51d.jpg20200229_131329(0).jpg.58c07099e3230fac910b8635b3dc22fb.jpg20200229_131339.jpg.990072cc9463530164d6c1529c99a39b.jpg amongst thick bushes and trees

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Here are some quick sketches I threw together of how I intend it to look (missing a lot of vegetation)20200229_131355.jpg.13b9bfbaf5472de448cead983204462b.jpg20200229_131400.jpg.b9f25a212335bf8cfd2dbdfb96e43238.jpg

 

 

I also finished a tank to go on the layout

 

I found a very interesting image online of a MK IV Male that had been undergoing repair when it was captured by the germans. And there is an image of a couple german soldiers messing about on this tank. The tank had its guns removed for whatever reason and I found it a very interesting way for it to be shown.

 

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My dad built this tank for me ages ago when I first started getting into models. the model had become bleached, broken and worn overtime and had lost its guns a long time ago.

 

I decided it would be fitting for such a model to become the centerpiece on the layout with a group of people surrounding some sort of fire next to it whilst the repairs go on

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