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Hi, 

Due to the forces of our pitilessly indifferent Mother Nature I couldn't prevent water ingress into the garage housing my roundy ambition called Ryedale Mill. When the rain blows in at a certain angle it comes in. No matter how many tubes of mastic and kilos of mortar i throw at it, I couldn't get through a winter without damage. 

So maximum salvage has occurred leading to the minimal loss of a few lengths of pse and a sheet of ply. 

It means i have to go portable and flexible so i can over winter and keep everything viable. 

This means my positive, exciting new project is a 13ft something by 2 feet wide terminus station and small yard called Drypool. 

It's on 4 simple straight boards with no frills and minimal curves. 

The terminus is based on a fantasy that a terminus was built on the east bank of the river Hull near to the Drypool lifting bridge and Witham area of East Hull in the Drypool ward. The terminus survived due to the connection provided by the New Holland ferry here rather than at a non-rail connected pier as was the reality. BR kept it open as they could maintain the Withernsea and Hornsea branches by having most trains terminate at Drypool and running a cross city shuttle on the H&B high level thus still closing the level crossing 'plagued' NER route. 

 

Well it's a fantasy based on the country having a sensible transport policy and politicians with a vision beyond the next suffrage session.... 

Yes.... I know.... Pure fantasy..... 

 

Well the track is laid. The 5 turnouts were built as B6 in situ with the catch point the only survivor from Ryedale Mill in tact. All other track materials were reused in the traditional railway fashion. 

The images below show the track plan well. There's a single lead approach to the 3 platform terminus. There is also a siding to a BOCM bay for vanwides to sit at. This siding has station limits access to allow the run round. There is also a (single ended depiction of) run round loop/yard for local trip freight up a short branch to riverside based industry in the Lime Steet area (oil, coal, steel etc...). 

It's really a way for me to shuttle my DMU's around.. 

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And a hand sketched plan.. 

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Cheers 

 

 

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Thats a shame Woodyfox as I thought Ryedale Mill had a certain something about it. However water and model railways do not mix so I can understand the change of plan.  The new back story is also very credible and who doesnt love a DMU!

 

Paul R

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Sorry to hear of your garage woes Woody, but nice to see a Phoenix rises from the flames so to speak.

 

You definitely can’t beat some Bogcart traction action :dancer:.

 

I really like the flow of the track work, looks good considering it’s in a space width of 2’, which soon gets consumed in 7mm.

 

Craig 

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2 hours ago, pwr said:

Thats a shame Woodyfox as I thought Ryedale Mill had a certain something about it. However water and model railways do not mix so I can understand the change of plan.  The new back story is also very credible and who doesnt love a DMU!

 

Paul R

It is a shame as i rather fancied sitting back and watching a train trundle round... 

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1 hour ago, muddys-blues said:

Sorry to hear of your garage woes Woody, but nice to see a Phoenix rises from the flames so to speak.

 

You definitely can’t beat some Bogcart traction action :dancer:.

 

I really like the flow of the track work, looks good considering it’s in a space width of 2’, which soon gets consumed in 7mm.

 

Craig 

Cheers Craig. I'm always positive with these things. I'm going for the under funded run down station vibe too... Lots of poor drain pipe leaks and soot stained peeling paint... 

 

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First coming together of all 4 boards. All tested OK. Just a re-solder of a rail to a brass screw on board 4 in the BOCM road and all is ready for a spray over of track muck. 

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Station area. Odd perspective here as platform 1 is a shade under 6 foot long. It looks about 3 foot! 

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Long view from the fiddle yd end. 

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And looking out from above the platform 3 bay line. 

Next job will be laying Peco code 100 rails on copper clad sleepers in 8 3 foot long cassettes i've made to hold stock in the fiddle yd. 

Cheers

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Quick video of 37008 test running round 2x TTA's in Drypool Yard. 

 

I think that type 3 has a decent growl...

Almost chuffed i'm hopeless at fitting gearboxes.... 

Cheers 

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I have sprayed a couple of base coats of track colour on the p-way prior to ballasting. 

But more interestingly for me is that I've begun to scratch build the station building in relief. This is very experimental and a first for me. 

I have used 5mm mount board as a base. Due to its ability to severely warp when one side has glue or paint applied over it, i have built an anti-warp frame from 6mm square pse. 

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The angled bracing should stop twisting and bending too an unworkable degree. There is also a selection of suitable laser cut windows and doors that will be inserted into recesses. 

The face of the building is formed from a sheet of 3mm dense foam board. 

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The window and door rebates are easy to create and the above shows them temporarily inserted into position. 

The far end door will be adjacent to the stops and will be the Station Managers office. Next is a waiting room window next to the main entrance and exit double doors. Then a small ticketing window and then the staff room door. 

The black lower line is the ground level of the platform surface. 

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The next door is a store room and then the station cafe with two windows. 

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Finally the gents and ladies toilets. 

The whole building is 930mm long by 100m high. 

Next job is to cut out foam for raised areas such as sills and then the carving of the sandstone blocks.

My aim to to recreate something akin to this sandstone work:

 

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Cheers 

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Hi, 

Good progress on the station. The block work has been scribed and painted with individual blocks shaded in. It looks quite bright but the sharp contrasts will hopefully tone down with the next stages. The doors and windows are painted, glazed and glued in. 

 

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I will add the mortar courses next by using a wet light grey tiling grout. This will be followed by a dark mucky wash. Hopefully all will be toned down as a result.. 

Cheers 

 

 

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The mortar has been added and is being cleaned up. It's not quite dry yet and needs leaving overnight before a final clean. I'm quite surprised how good the finish is even before weathering. It still looks pretty realistic even with a cruel close-up:

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The whole frontage will now be cleaned up again when dry. The window and door frames need a touch up of white and then i can do some mucky washes. 

Cheers 

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Hi, 

Work is progressing on the station area boards. 

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Track sprayed with Halfords red primer then dusted over with a sleeper grime colour. Ballasting will be done once the platform side walls are set. This will be a slow process as the bricks need carving out of foam then painting, mortaring and weathering first.

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I'm just about ready to fix the station rooms front in place. The 111 gives an idea of size. This section is weathered to the point where i can add signage, cable runs guttering and other details. The signage is on order and will be standard BR with bespoke Drypool labelling. The guttering will be made from 0.1mm copper foil sheet appropriately shaped. Never used this before so will be interesting. 

The blue door on the building is the privately run buffet. This and the two associated windows are the cleanest on the frontage. If you zoom in the door has a letterbox and polished brass kick-plate. The door handles are Hornby track pins with the paint sanded off. 

Cheers 

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And here's the back wall with arches freshly carved and placed. The windows will not be glazed and will represent a white painted wrought iron type used as a security grid. 

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Along this wall will be a small news kiosk. I'm going to have a look at replicating the newstand that was sited in the old Hull bus station outside Paragon station. It carries significant cultural meaning to those of a certain age in Hull as it was a common meeting point for youths on dates etc... before the new Interchange was built and an Apple was still a fruit.... 

 

Cheers 

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13 hours ago, woodyfox said:

And here's the back wall with arches freshly carved and placed. The windows will not be glazed and will represent a white painted wrought iron type used as a security grid. 

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I'm going to have a look at replicating the newstand that was sited in the old Hull bus station outside Paragon station.

...just across the road from the old ABC cinema? 

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The back wall is painted, grouted and weathered. Pleased with how this has turned out. 

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And the close up. The back support has had holes cut out that line up with the windows so that a view can be had looking across the concourse towards the buffer stops. 

Cheers 

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