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Mid week update:

I have been building the shelter for Platforms 3 & 4. It has a basic interior and warm white LED fitted.

 

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Further progress with the Carleton Rd bridge area, still lots more to be done.

 

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I will soon be starting work on the catenary wires, green scenery and the station subways.

 

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Take care and thank you for following my layout.

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Good Evening,

 

After many hours work the Catenary wires are in place. I've come up with a low cost and simple method for my layout plan. It has it's benefits and compromises but overall has the effect I wanted.

 

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I've used polyester thread, super glued it onto the arms with a loop. I then painted over it with dark grey enamel.

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It is held under tension using a tube suspended at each end of the scenic area. 

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Take care... Thanks for following my thread.

 

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This is looking really special, fabulous attention to detail and really capturing the feel.

 

I spent a few months on site at Skipton during the 90s remodelling as a Junior Site Engineer for the station works so have a lot of fond memories as well as a few ‘moments’ particularly after the Track Renewals team hit the island canopy with a rail crane!

 

I am presuming that the main traction will be class 308s? 
 

looking forward to seeing this develop. 

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2 hours ago, armleyroad said:

Good Evening,

 

After many hours work the Catenary wires are in place. I've come up with a low cost and simple method for my layout plan. It has it's benefits and compromises but overall has the effect I wanted.

 

SAM_6425.JPG.3f5971bd4b30f9d39daed2deb473a89e.JPG

 

 

I've used polyester thread, super glued it onto the arms with a loop. I then painted over it with dark grey enamel.

SAM_6424.JPG.96401f6cd531bcb5aaa7baecb640eddd.JPG

 

 

It is held under tension using a tube suspended at each end of the scenic area. 

SAM_6426.JPG.20576ebadfdd3d3d3c22e5149ec3d556.JPG

 

 

Take care... Thanks for following my thread.

 

Stunning

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On 06/01/2021 at 21:18, armleyroad said:

Mid week update:

I have been building the shelter for Platforms 3 & 4. It has a basic interior and warm white LED fitted.

 

SAM_6398.JPG.ef344e4fc80545e3cf7d2292a05178aa.JPG

 

 

Further progress with the Carleton Rd bridge area, still lots more to be done.

 

SAM_6394.JPG.8b948228b4df02f6c7c953eb9a0a93d3.JPG

 

 

I will soon be starting work on the catenary wires, green scenery and the station subways.

 

SAM_6400.JPG.435786c1f580aa88b3b93574f56a6f05.JPG

 

Take care and thank you for following my layout.

Spent many a cold winters moments waiting to relieve noth bound trains to morecambe and Carlisle the heater had one of them proximity switches that activated the old electric heater at roof level that when you could just feel the first tempting warm Ray's of heat.....boom switches of...on...off...on...off..

There was also a strange triangle ladder thing on wheels always at top of subway ramp..

Always handy to put your kit bag and coffee cup on to keep off wet platform..

Cracking modeling

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3 hours ago, SHerr said:

This is looking really special, fabulous attention to detail and really capturing the feel.

 

I spent a few months on site at Skipton during the 90s remodelling as a Junior Site Engineer for the station works so have a lot of fond memories as well as a few ‘moments’ particularly after the Track Renewals team hit the island canopy with a rail crane!

 

I am presuming that the main traction will be class 308s? 
 

looking forward to seeing this develop. 

Hi,

thanks it will be 308 and maybe a 333 one day if someone can get me started with a resin kit or 3d printed body shell option. It's a shame the main manufactures probably won't have enough demand for it.

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Hello everyone,

 

I spent some time today weathering 156497 after meaning to do it for months. I still should add passengers but getting the bodies off is not something I would want to do again.

 

156497 Carlisle - Leeds calls at Skipton Plat 2.

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Passengers waiting for the Leeds service, the canopy roof will hopefully be built soon...

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Thanks for your thoughts on the build so far.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, armleyroad said:

Hello everyone,

 

I spent some time today weathering 156497 after meaning to do it for months. I still should add passengers but getting the bodies off is not something I would want to do again.

 

156497 Carlisle - Leeds calls at Skipton Plat 2.

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Passengers waiting for the Leeds service, the canopy roof will hopefully be built soon...

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Thanks for your thoughts on the build so far.

 

 

Wow! Love it....takes me back to booking on duty...for a trip to Carlisle! 

Or 3 trips on triangle on the fast beast 308136! Rocket ship.

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58 minutes ago, armleyroad said:

I still should add passengers but getting the bodies off is not something I would want to do again.


Adding passengers makes such a difference. I added them to my 156 and also repainted the interior so it’s the correct colour scheme for the livery. Fortunately for me, the body’s came off and went back on quite easily 

 

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Good luck with yours if you do decide to go ahead with it!

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Hello, hope you are doing alright, I think it's time for an update. 

 

I am concentrating on winter scenery at the moment and part way through it all. I have added some more custom details to the station.

I have also remodelled the Branchline through Platform 5 and built the open subway.

 

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Thanks very much for your comments and recollections of times when you were at the real place.

 

 

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1 minute ago, WrattingRoad said:

Some great photos, particularly the one with the ohle masts on show. Superb!

Thanks, seems like you have got your OLE sorted out. I like to see you going the extra mile it will pay off. Just bear in mind with your headspans that when wires are under tension the middle flexes a lot more than standard masts. 

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2 minutes ago, armleyroad said:

Thanks, seems like you have got your OLE sorted out. I like to see you going the extra mile it will pay off. Just bear in mind with your headspans that when wires are under tension the middle flexes a lot more than standard masts. 


I somewhat noticed that when I installed it end done a little test. It’s really difficult to create tension in those span wires otherwise it wouldn’t be much of a problem. However, as it’ll be sprung or tensioned from both ends, in theory, it should straighten out. I guess I’ll have to wait and see 

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