Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi, finally come over from the old RMweb forum on which I was building a layout called Newport.

 

"Hi all just thought i'd start a thread with progress of my new layout based in Newport, South Wales in the 90's. I Will be opperating Railfreight Sector traffic mainly Steel, Coal and Petroleum and also Rfd Speedlink. The layout will consist of a 6 road, 12ft marshelling yard based on Tidal or ADJ, with adjoining small Powell Duffyn wagon repair facility for local steel wagons, Small stable/fuelling piont, Steel works and branch line to docks. Will be looking to run class 37,56 & 60's on coal trains to and from the Vallies and Power stations, 37 & 60's on the Petroleum trains and 37,60 & 56's on the steel trafic. Will also have Tinsley Rfd 37 & 47's on the speedlink service with visiting FP 37's bringing depot fuel. There will be a fiddle yard at both ends with the one being at the end of the docks branch which will able me to run a large varity of tracfic through the layout to the unseen docks"

 

I have now decided to base the layout not just around the Newport area but Newport/Cardiff dock areas with ideas and inspiration from Cardiff Tidal sidings and also ADJ and East Usk yards.

 

Progress still quiet slow due to time and costs.

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

post-5554-12590630902082_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12590632096061_thumb.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking good so far, you couldn't have picked a better era, no 66's!!!

 

Lots of class 60's and 08's Love it icon_thumbsup2.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not forgetting lots 37's (especially the /9 variants!) and 56's!!!

 

Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Squeaky,

 

Yes lots of 60's, 56's and 37/9's on steel trains big T. However I do like the 66's. Tempting...Unless I just go for an ARC or Foster Class 59 maybe....?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The RES coaches in the far siding are going to represent the heavily weatherd ones stored at Cardiff Tidal sidings. None of the stock or locomotives have been weathered yet, will wait until the layout is complete and detailed.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad you have started posting progress again. Makes me want to get on with mine!! Its starting to get a bit of atmosphere now there's some ballast and the start of a backscene. Whats happening with the steel warehouse?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm liking the look of this one, what a great era to model. I had many a fond day at Newport watching the trains go by.

 

Remember we all like pictures here so feel free to post lots....

 

Cheers

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Poindexter. Lol yeah the steel warehouse...well its built, but still waiting for detailing bits like extractor fans, pipes and walkways etc so its a little neglected until they arrive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A FY 59 (in the original silver livery) on a nice rake of iron ore tipplers.........Just the job!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to watching this develop, i really like the ballasting.......choice of era is spot on cool.gif A fave of mine

 

Cheers, Anthony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to watching this develop, i really like the ballasting.......

 

Can I second this? Ballasting is a fine art and you seem to have done a preeeetty good job of it. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thirded! icon_thumbsup2.gif

 

Can I ask what you used as it looks so good, this is the job looming for me!

 

Do I understand correctly that it is end to end or does it in fact complete a loop?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really like the look of your layout and especially like your planned stock. Can just imagine a 60 on the Murcos tanks trundling along and another one on some BS tipplers. Please keep the updates coming, great layout.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to Grimley (Your HAA's inspire me), Anthony, Archonix & Ian. Glad you like the ballasting, I was'nt sure ! Its just a Woodland Scinics medium buff ballast then spayed with sleeper grime. Still some work on the track in the yard to do yet, I want the far sidings to look not used on a regular basis so will be painting the rails with Humrol rust. Also need to add a few more lighting towers and yard items etc. I have spent yesterday growing Static grass, Im really pleased with the results, really is much better than the picture shows.

 

Dont use the ??129 Noch static do dar thingy, sprinkle then blow up a baloon, rub on your chest then drift it over the grass and hey presto it all stands up....!

 

The low relif building in the background are far from complete, sort of moved onto the grassing sorry. Still need to weather them and add more detail such as graffiti and piping.

 

The wagon workshop opperated by Powell Duffryn is still under contsruction, lots of little bits on the go, just need to complete before starting the next.

 

Ian its end to end, starting at a fiddle yard, passing a small fuel/stableing point then round into the marshelling yard, through the yard along a branch using a Canton 09 to the dock and hidden fiddle yard, off the docks branch is two sidings to a steel loading warehouse.

 

Thanks for the interest all.

 

Leon

post-5554-12593195170336_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12593195809996_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12593196163101_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12593196935044_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12593197597877_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12593198420352_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12593198945881_thumb.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm liking the look of this. I wish had the space to do something similiar in 7mm in a North West/East Lancs theme. Ah well I'll just have to crack on with me li'l old layout :P keep up the good work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"........ Dont use the ??129 Noch static do dar thingy, sprinkle then blow up a baloon, rub on your chest then drift it over the grass and hey presto it all stands up....!......... "

.

That's what my father used to do back in the 70s making models for Cardiff City Council (eg the infamous 'Hook Road' project.

.

BTW I'm told that Lord & Butler in Cardiff rent out a 'do dar thingy' for ??15 per week.

.

Brian R

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Brian, I work next to Lord & Butler in Chicos, maybe I can rent out my balloon to them ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

do you have a track plan? the pictures are looking good so far keep up the good work!

 

Thanks

Gary

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Brian, I work next to Lord & Butler in Chicos, maybe I can rent out my balloon to them ?

 

:lol: That Balloon idea is worth its weight in Static Grass Applicators! I wouldn't be surprised if Noch took a contract out on you - if the balloon thing takes off!

Brilliant.

 

Nice open spaces on your layout. Don't fill it up too much.

cheers

Raphael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

cant get my head into doing anything tonight other than take some pics....So much to do still and dont know which part of the layout to carry on with / finish !!!

Looking for some advice on how to improve, all welcome please speak up....Help ?

 

0758.JPG shows close up of static grass

0760.JPG shows Canton's ClS 60 & 56

0763.JPG shows overview from yard to wagon works

0766.JPG Graffiti

0767.JPG Powell Duffryn workshop still to be completed

0772.JPG Corner of yard I mat filled with used ballast ?

0777.JPG Class 56 under the lighting tower

0751.JPG 56032 removing freightliner wagons

0753.JPG 60062 arrives

0754.JPG Petroleum owned 60062 outside unfinished steelworks

 

All comments and advise welcome.

 

Thanks all

Leon.

post-5554-12595227740991_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595228425043_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595229334832_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595229858855_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595230327545_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595230764405_thumb.jpg

post-5554-1259523121771_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595231790103_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595232408338_thumb.jpg

post-5554-12595232982836_thumb.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"...... Thanks Brian, I work next to Lord & Butler in Chicos, maybe I can rent out my balloon to them ........."

.

Labrinth your idea is fine ..... until the balloon goes up !

.

Brian R

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant photo's again, i shall remember the tip on the static grass.....thats a great idea tongue.gif

 

Is the Tower light TPM (Taylor models) I have the 2mm version and looks very similar

 

Keep them pictures coming, keep up the good work

 

Anthony

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Anthony, its a CR Signals model, they have only recently started to produce a 4mm version. They have been producing 2mm for sometime now. ??30 a tower thats why progress is slow. lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.