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4 minutes ago, simontaylor484 said:

Even more fantastic modelling Shawn. 

It's just RTP Simon! All stuff I made for a layout that got ditched called Avon Park!

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2 minutes ago, manna said:

G'Day Folks

 

Could do with one of the CLC Sentinal steam railcars, that would set the scene.

 

manna

Good idea Manna but this layout will probably be long gone and forgotten before one ever got built!

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Brilliant Shaun, ideal situation mate. Can we see a Track Plan please, I always love Track Plans, they go into my Ideas Folder.:good:

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1 hour ago, Andrew P said:

Brilliant Shaun, ideal situation mate. Can we see a Track Plan please, I always love Track Plans, they go into my Ideas Folder.:good:

Yes mate, of course...

 

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3 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Shaun’s attic.

 

Don’t be misled by the title. Calling it an attic is wrong by any other means than the fact that that’s what it is according to Oregon building regulations. Anyone other than Warrick Davis would bang their heads if they wandered away from the apex of the roof. Other than that it has two doors, two windows, nice shagpile carpeting and most importantly a heater which makes it very cozy.

After we moved in seven years ago it didn’t take long before I realized that if 2 inches was sawn off of Dunster’s legs and the extra 4 foot section I made nine years ago dispensed with it would fit in the attic and make a nice comfortable winter retreat.

 

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So why after seven years is Sasquatch starting a new layout thread?

 

Well, the events of the past couple of days just sort of snowballed out of control. It started with a desire to run a newly completed coach build, being too cold in the garage I thought I’d give it a run on GWR metals. The attic was however I am ashamed to say rather messy. I set about tidying it up a bit. After clearing away what seems like hundreds of trains I placed a warehouse on the fiddle yard and hey presto a new layout idea begged investigation. No need for track laying or any baseboard construction, wiring grass etc. All I needed to do was replace a few buildings and thus “Funster” is born!

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The fictitious bit…

A small branch on the Cheshire lines somewhere in the north, the line was extended a bit further north to compete with the LNWR for goods traffic. A crossing had to be built to further the route which negotiated some tight curves through a highly industrial canal basin to reach land where a large warehouse could be constructed.

 I’ve always had a fascination for the Cheshire lines which were a bit of an oddball. It had ex-LNWR and LNER built stock of it's own but motive power was provided by the LNER and the LMS. t’s the perfect set up for Sasquatch, thus scoring high on the check box list. I have a new layout in an evening (to relieve the mandatory self isolation if nothing else). The new stock looks quite at home too.

No more waffle, here are some images.

I’ve got nothing on for the rest of the afternoon so am planning on fixing a few gaps in the scenery and working on things a tad. Dunster of course will be reanimated sometime in the future.

 

The new stock.

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Dunster's goods shed has been replaced with this half relief warehouse...

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the station with this one...

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and the signal box with this one.

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The Red Lion has gone too. The other old Dunster lift off section replaces that.

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There's plenty of mills too.

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Bonus is that all the signals work too and I have a couple more that can be installed at the warehouse end as well.

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Train movements are totally different now. All trains terminate in either the platform road or the warehouse road where engines are run round and any goods destined for the Cheshire lines warehouse must be shunted round the bend into what used to be Dunsters fiddle yard!

 

4771 Green Arrow waiting for a clear road with passenger stock.

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D16 switching to the warehouse siding with a mixed goods arrival.

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4771 departs

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8825 runs around.

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060 shunting loco takes over and propels the train the last quarter mile to the massive warehouse.

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There is some Cheshire lines stock available and some more is planned.

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The brake van is scratch built.

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J39 with plain brown utility van and weathered teak coach is more the norm on this short branch.

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...more later

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Squatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice work Shaun. What will you do with the Dunster buildings?

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32 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

Nice work Shaun. What will you do with the Dunster buildings?

Good question. They actually have a sturdy boot box that they get transported to the local show in. so I put them in there! The pub is glued down to it's lift off base and that got stored in a closet.

 

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Some more pics.

 

The warehouse is quite imposing and really changes the whole feel of the layout.

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Some CLC coaching stock. LNWR express types that were purchased by the CLC and passed into LNER ownership.

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with LMR motive power.

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View looking over the crossing and beyond to the other side of the layout.

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Some bare base board areas have been filled in with bushes.

There is also about 50 parts that have come loose.

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There is now a loading dock complete with small crane. A large shipment of fish has been unloaded.

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The platform frontage of the station building is rather plain but there wont be any viewing public so I positioned it back to front for my own visual interest. The Porter used to live in Somerset and got the same job up north when he moved.

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I've included this image to show that there are still two through roads so I could still just watch the trains go round or run in a new one! Also like showing off my DPM Cheshire lines warehouse bash.

the original still stands in Warrington, is listed and has been converted into apartments.

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A mixed freight has arrived complete with a fitted head and will need sorting and marshaling.

 

Going to do a bit more sprucing up this evening.

Squatch

 

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Shaun, great work, but just be careful about getting into the CLC. Because of Herculaneum Dock  I now have 4 CLC brake vans, two CLC ex Gresley articulated coaches, two brake 3rds and one of the ex LMS  corridor coaches converted to non corridor connected stock.. a bit of a distraction but... 

 

Keep up the good work and enjoy the operating side of life!

Baz

 

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Shaun,

What a clever idea.  Two layouts for the price of one!

 

The Cheshire Lines is quite near Wales, and I am fairly certain that some of the through coaches to Traeth Mawr came that way.  No CLC coaches I think but eventually there might be a Saloon, I am sure I have a diagram for one of those.  There my of course be a small amount of goods wagons with specific loads.

 

It certainly looks the part.

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7 hours ago, Barry O said:

Shaun, great work, but just be careful about getting into the CLC. Because of Herculaneum Dock  I now have 4 CLC brake vans, two CLC ex Gresley articulated coaches, two brake 3rds and one of the ex LMS  corridor coaches converted to non corridor connected stock.. a bit of a distraction but... 

 

Keep up the good work and enjoy the operating side of life!

Baz

 

Yes I was looking at kits only yesterday! My problem is that I enjoy building stock the most. Another brake van, and I think I'll do another Parkside van and Cambrian kits 6plank open. the chassis's can be swapped!

 

There's two more twin sets knocking about here somewhere. I'll dig those out too.

 

All the time I'm shunting trains about the modeling isn't getting done but I do need a break from all that detailed work.

 

Regards Shaun

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7 hours ago, Andrew P said:

Morning Shaun, Thanks for the Plan, some nice ideas on there and more great pics, Cheers mate.:good:

It's not at all practical. there should be a separate run round loop of course. Funny thing is someone at a show one year asked if I was going to make scenery on the back part of the layout.I explained to them the concept of a fiddle yard  and now am doing just that!

 

Dunster is going to have to be retired from exhibition sooner than later and as you my remember I have plans to extend it. I'll not do that until there is heating in the warehouse and trains running all the way around. Guess I'm a bit afraid that if I can't run the trains I'll loose my mojo for good! Ha hahahahaaaa.

 

Regards Shaun

 

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5 hours ago, ChrisN said:

Shaun,

What a clever idea.  Two layouts for the price of one!

 

The Cheshire Lines is quite near Wales, and I am fairly certain that some of the through coaches to Traeth Mawr came that way.  No CLC coaches I think but eventually there might be a Saloon, I am sure I have a diagram for one of those.  There my of course be a small amount of goods wagons with specific loads.

 

It certainly looks the part.

Thanks mate. Dunster is quite limited when it come to operating sequences but the new arrangement will keep me busy for hours!

 

I'm sure we can find something specific to ship to Traeth Mawr. Watch this space!

 

Regards Shaun.

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Shaun you can the ex LMS vehicle by hacking a Bachmann/Mainline coach about.. mine uses some Comet sides and Bachmann bogies

 

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Two of the CLC breaks are from a D&S (the short one) and Jidenco (the six wheeler)

 

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but you can hack an Airfix/Dapol kit brake van about to provide a CLC brake.

 

Baz

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30 minutes ago, Barry O said:

Shaun you can the ex LMS vehicle by hacking a Bachmann/Mainline coach about.. mine uses some Comet sides and Bachmann bogies

 

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Two of the CLC breaks are from a D&S (the short one) and Jidenco (the six wheeler)

 

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but you can hack an Airfix/Dapol kit brake van about to provide a CLC brake.

 

Baz

Voila!

 

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Paid $5 for it at the Eugene swap meet a few years back. I have never put together a brass kit. So this might be a good place to begin! Must find a North American supplier of brass solder and flux before I can begin. I did have all the necessities before i moved over this side of the world but have made planes late before packing suspect items in luggage so left all my fluxes etc. in Belgium!

 

My version of the smaller van was one of my first scratch builds but I got the wheel base wrong. It might be worth trying to correct it.

 

Regards Shaun 

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Shaun

Fantastic price that!

 

careful when you build it as the kit can end up too high. The interface between the chassis and body needs adjustment.

 

If you can get phosphoric acid  and dilute it down it is a great flux for brass and nickel silver

 

 

Baz

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52 minutes ago, ChrisN said:

Or you could try Superglue, just saying.

For some reason Mrs. Squatch was watching a YouTube video about making trees and the guy was using baking soda to cure the super glue faster. Interesting! Anyway, I have considered this. Very handy for fixing the white metal parts if nothing else!

 

Regards Shaun

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