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Peasevern Yard - 7mm BR Blue shunting layout

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1 minute ago, 37114 said:

Luckily no wifi access at the moment Andrew!....

Merry Christmas, AND,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Go on, you know you want to, haha

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1 hour ago, Steadfast said:

Layout progressing very nicely Mr Owst. I'm paying attention to your clever use of angles and storing it away for future use.

Hope you had a good Christmas

 

Jo

Thanks Jo, obscure angles make all the difference.  If you ever want to give your 08 a run let me know and we can sort something out. Hope you had a good Xmas too.

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3 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

Merry Christmas, AND,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Go on, you know you want to, haha

Thanks Andrew,  Merry Christmas , promise to watch them later...

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Cheers Rob, I'll have to sneak that bit of EWS colour onto your layout then!

 

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In readiness for the Bristol O gauge show at the end of the month, I needed to work out my shopping list so laid the layout out again on the dining table, I also wanted to check the clearances for the Molasses tanker now that I have 3. My original plan was to have 6 Molasses tankers in total but with the difficulty getting hold of them I think I will be lucky if I can get anymore and the Railtec transfers only cater for 5 different wagons. Instead I am likely to build a short rake of 12t vans on the basis they are used to take outbound finished goods from the factory.  The photos below show clearance between the headshunt and siding is tight but work able in the space I have

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I also took the opportunity to plan out the scrapyard. The Coles crane is a new addition but a similar crane appeared on Peafore Yard in the scrapyard so brings a nice link between the 2 layouts. Acquired for a few pounds and somewhat battered It will be fully stripped of paint, detailed, glazed and new wheels fitted. Crucially the arm is not bent which often affects many of these well played with Dinky toys. It is slightly undersized being 1:48 but noticeably so.

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The for Anglia has had some more weathering including the rusty wing seam pointed out by Mulagabill, all little details which I am keen to get right

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I recently also acquired a couple of figures for the layout, in my haste to purchase I did not realise they were unpainted and in my 20 or so years of serious modelling, painting figures is one thing I have never done. While the paintbrush was out, I painted the handrails on the 08 right, 08950 having these added when at Gloucester.

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20 minutes ago, 37114 said:

the Railtec transfers only cater for 5 different wagons

Assuming you can find another 3 wagons, why not cut and shut the transfers?

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1 hour ago, Regularity said:

Assuming you can find another 3 wagons, why not cut and shut the transfers?

Indeed, in the event of 3 turning up I would do that as it is not that hard to do. A spare set of transfers would be handy as one of the numbers didn't adhere well on one of the tanks and has fallen off so I can replace it.

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On 05/01/2020 at 10:35, 37114 said:

My original plan was to have 6 Molasses tankers in total but with the difficulty getting hold of them I think I will be lucky if I can get anymore and the Railtec transfers only cater for 5 different wagons. 

 

If you speak to Steve at @railtec-models im sure he can create the same transfer pack with seperate numbers for you.  He's good with things like that!

 

Rich

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Not much progress on the layout as I need to focus on a few finishing touches to my 4mm layout before Andy Y comes to photograph it in a few weeks but my 03 has arrived. 03382 was one of 2  class 03's allocated to Bath road for the Avon Street branch and was one of 3 to wear TOPS numbers in green albeit it was a bit of state. I have repainted the bufferbeams yellow and started the weathering:

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The photo in the background shows one of my favourite shots from Peafore Yard, ironically the 4mm version was slightly more accurate as the OHLE warning plates are not in the correct place on the Heljan model for 03382 while the front step handrails should end in a loop rather than a point.

 

I am off to the Bristol O gauge show on Sunday so hopefully will get a few bits to get the layout started.

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I had enjoyable morning at the Bristol O gauge, my wallet being emptied of most of the cash I took and my bag being filled in return. I have never been before and with it being a one day scale specific show I was amazed how big the show was and how well attended it seemed. I got most of the things on my shopping list bar a few minor items and as always a few I didn't:

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The chain will allow me to finish the Bedford lorry, while the arches will help with laying out the upper level. The most expensive purchases were the 2 wagons, the Vanwide was at Dave's request who said he fancied building an O gauge wagon and has been enjoying weathering some of the existing fleet. I also bought this 20t Brakevan:

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I have no idea of the origins of this other than it is etched brass and is quite nicely detailed. It for some reason has no floor so that will be added with some interior details and then I can complete the brake rigging (= transfers). It has roller bearing axle boxes which suits my later BR period, I would welcome any suggestions on the kits origins?

 

Layout wise the February half term is looking favourite for some carpentry and then some proper progress on the layout.

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More planning tonight, this time on the arches at the back of the layout. On Sunday I bought some of the LCUT laser arch kits which seem a Bargain at £7 each arch for the upper level. These help bring a sense of perspective of the height of the layout and also helped me visualise how the upper level will look. In the picture below I have positioned 2 arches to the extreme right of the layout, the gap between the arch in the middle and the one in the right will be a bridge:

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The cartons of pasata in the above photo mark the location of a weighbridge hut for the scrap yard. On the left hand side I had thought about modelling a warehouse that was supposedly part of the United Distillers plant, but the more I thought about it I couldn't picture it convincingly in my head. Some browsing of the Bristol-rail website has led me to revert to plan A with arches across the back of the layout. The siding in front will be a holding siding for the wagons prior to them being shunted into the UD plant which will be off scene. This operation is not too far removed from reality having studied some of the info Kevin Redwood posted in my Peafore Yard thread.

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The Bedford Lorry is now finished, some chain being bought on Sunday to loop round the Ford Anglia.

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The lorry looks fantastic Rob, I really like the track plan too, it's giving me a few ideas!

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Coming on well Rob, although I must say I FAILED Anglia's with a lot more rust than your one on here when they came in for MOT, SO were still driving around with full Air Con into the foot wells, haha.:o

 

That Track plan really works well in a confined space as well.:good:

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4 hours ago, sb67 said:

The lorry looks fantastic Rob, I really like the track plan too, it's giving me a few ideas!

Thanks, having a few years of operating it in 4mm I loved it and never got bored of it 

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2 hours ago, Andrew P said:

Coming on well Rob, although I must say I FAILED Anglia's with a lot more rust than your one on here when they came in for MOT, SO were still driving around with full Air Con into the foot wells, haha.:o

 

That Track plan really works well in a confined space as well.:good:

I don't doubt that Andrew, cars of that period seemed design to rot out in 10 years. Experiences of working on my Dad's cars were what drove me to get all the steel work on the Land Rover galvanized. I need a few more victims for the scrapyard scene.

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The brake van has been subjected to some scrutiny on the level of detail on the chassis  which despite at first glance looking like a brake van chassis was lacking in a number of details. To make something a bit different it is becoming an Air Pipe version for use with the class 08.

 

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I have added most of the missing detail with plastic card and brass wire, next to add are some missing rain strips and a new floor.

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Most of my recent work has been on getting Parsons Vale ready for Trainwest next month but I have still done some bits on the 0 gauge project. 

 

For the scrapyard I am making an office from an LCUT kit I bought recently.  While nicely made and very reasonably priced,  it lacks some details including proper barge boards and gutters so these have been bought separately as has some interior details

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On the loco front I now have both Bristol Bath road class 03s thanks to  Railtec for quickly knocking up the transfers for 03121. As part of the renumbering I have replaced the poor rendition of the BR arrows which were in the wrong place for 03121. In the background is the CAR brake van which is finished as well.20200312_204431.jpg.f06bf451f87342bab74cc9e3056a5b8a.jpg

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On 26/01/2020 at 14:53, 37114 said:

I had enjoyable morning at the Bristol O gauge, my wallet being emptied of most of the cash I took and my bag being filled in return. I have never been before and with it being a one day scale specific show I was amazed how big the show was and how well attended it seemed. I got most of the things on my shopping list bar a few minor items and as always a few I didn't:

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The chain will allow me to finish the Bedford lorry, while the arches will help with laying out the upper level. The most expensive purchases were the 2 wagons, the Vanwide was at Dave's request who said he fancied building an O gauge wagon and has been enjoying weathering some of the existing fleet. I also bought this 20t Brakevan:

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I have no idea of the origins of this other than it is etched brass and is quite nicely detailed. It for some reason has no floor so that will be added with some interior details and then I can complete the brake rigging (= transfers). It has roller bearing axle boxes which suits my later BR period, I would welcome any suggestions on the kits origins?

 

Layout wise the February half term is looking favourite for some carpentry and then some proper progress on the layout.

The kit has all the hallmarks of being from the Connoisseur Models stable

 

http://www.jimmcgeown.com/Wagon Kit Pages/BR Brake Van.html

 

 

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10 hours ago, RANGERS said:

The kit has all the hallmarks of being from the Connoisseur Models stable

 

http://www.jimmcgeown.com/Wagon Kit Pages/BR Brake Van.html

 

 

Thanks, I posted a separate thread about the van on the 7mm sub forum and the consensus was it is an M&M models kit, the proprietor has since sold up to First class kits. I think what didn't help identification is the guy who built it left some bits off on the chassis...

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More progress on the office, I have painted the bottom 3 rows of bricks engineering brick blue, I have also tried to add some mortar color but this doesn't really show up well in the laser cut grooves which are very shallow. I also need to do further work weathering the corners where the interlocking ends are darker.

 

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Inside the office is a bureau and pigeon holes, these are resin from Invertrains.

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I am also working on a few details for the scrapyard,  from the same source I got these gas bottles and skips. The down pipe is for the office, I have some resin gutters as well as the LCUT kit doesn't have any. 15843891438216968854982771026904.jpg.1e25c8dd8ff44dbb57ffc7a61a952165.jpg

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Big progress yesterday as with the weekend social plans cancelled,  I had some spare time so cracked on with the board for the layout. 

 

As those who have followed my previous layout builds will know I am a big fan of boxed in layouts, with enclosed sides, ends etc an approach which works well when the layout is front operated. The layouts live in the garage which is shared with my Land Rover and thus are at risk of damage if not fully boxed up. 

 

I will openly admit I am no carpenter but have got better over the years and work for a DIY retailer so am able to get discount on timber so have always built my own boards. The construction of this layout is an evolution of the approach used for Parsons Vale and Peafore yard. The main board is 9mm ply with beams made by 2 Lengths of 37mm x 15mm timber place on top of each other with a piece of 5mm ply used to screw them together. Once fixed under the board, 5mm ply is then bolted to the other face to form the back/ end board.

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The cut out is for the drainage channel. One of my biggest regrets with Peafore Yard was that it was at right angles to the edge of the board which visually I didn't like so I placed it an angle for this layout.  It also allows me to model more of the scrapyard.

 

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That was yesterday, today's focus has been placing the track and arches out so I can work out the upper level dimensions. The upper level form work will be separate from the back scene as I keep them removable for maintenance and painting purposes.20200322_052422.jpg.7e599d40c3a083381d15ff731bcbf641.jpg

 

I also laid out the LCUT arches to check the dimensions.  I need to order another arch as I am 1 short. 

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That's coming on well Rob, good to your at the Track trying stage, it should soon all just fall into place.

 

I also liked your little Hut, excellent work young man.:good:

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Thanks Andrew, will hopefully get some more done on the hut today.  Oh and it is nice to be called young, my kids take great delight in reminding me how old I am as I was born in the 1970s!

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Further to Andrew's comment, I have done some more work on the hut. I have made a few tweaks to the LCUT building as while the main building is nicely proportioned and windows are nicely cut, it is detail light in places. As previously mentioned I have fitted gutters and down pipes to the building but also I decided to replace the roof tiles and barge boards. I also made new ridge tiles. Still to fit is the chimney and some final weathering.20200322_180433.jpg.268df3627712ea4a7f2447744b2a1f77.jpg

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