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Wadebridge is looking superb so far.

 

Thats a station I have long term plans to model in, if I ever get the space to do it. I have the shed drawn up from back when I was at college ready to build it. The drawing may well have faded by now!!

 

Ian

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Fantastic

I hadn't realised that the small section seen at shows was part of a larger layout, very good idea as a concept

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I really do like Johns work it is truly inspirational, that working crane is true genius.

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I have admired John's work for years and also admired yours since I first saw Highbury. The two of you working together is a brilliant idea I might have made it to Bodmin if I had known. I look forward to catching this somewhere. Meanwhile keep posting the inspiring photos.

Don

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Hi. I saw this layout at the Bodmin show today and it is much much better even than the excellent pictures suggest. Val and I spent the whole of our 3 hour visit studying it and could have stayed longer. Thanks also to John and Jerry for the very helpful and informative conversations.

Ian

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Love the slip, any chance of a close up?

Nice model all round

Must be great fun to shunt

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Hi Stuart

 

The Town Quay section is indeed a delight to shunt. Almost a self-contained sub-layout in its own right and a nice quiet corner to practice shuffling wagons about, in fact. Here is a certain well known S scale modeller (Maurice Hopper) doing just that:

 

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The track layout on Town Quay follows the real thing quite closely, as you can see by comparing this vertical view of the the model and the 1907 edition of the Ordnance Survey 25" map of Town Quay (orientated to match).

 

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The pink lines are the Town Quay tracks plus adjacent main line from Wadebridge station (left) to Padstow (right) in yellow. The solid orange buildings are industrial and quayside structures associated with the railway. The buildings outlined in orange are town buildings iconic to this scene.

 

You will note that John Greenwood has taken licence and replaced the catchpoint with a very short headshunt (into which you can squeeze a Beattie and two wagons) to make this an almost self-contained operating area. This is apparent in some of Jerry's photos as well. 

 

Since spending a lot of last weekend operating this 2mm version of Town Quay, I keep thinking this would make a great S scale micro-layout too!

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Having been lucky enough to see this (and indeed operate a bit of it) on Sunday I will watch progress with great interest.  

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Now I am really upset at missing the show. Wonderful work.

Don

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Looking superb! Can't wait to see it.  Do you have any further exhibition appearances lined up yet?  Need any operators???

Wadebridge makes a superb layout, in almost any scale; particularly when the level crossing and quayside sections are included.

I will be following progress with great interest, does the layoiut have its own website?

All the best, dave.T

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Looking superb! Can't wait to see it.  Do you have any further exhibition appearances lined up yet?  Need any operators???

Wadebridge makes a superb layout, in almost any scale; particularly when the level crossing and quayside sections are included.

I will be following progress with great interest, does the layoiut have its own website?

All the best, dave.T

 

As Count Arthur Strong would put it, John's not on the "Ilfracombe". However, I'm sure the layout can be well documented by proxy.

 

A good few years ago now, I helped operate John's "Bodmine" layout at quite a few shows. This ran impeccably and set me a standard for quality of operation of 2mm models to which I still aspire.

 

I've seen bits of Wadebridge under construction over the course of time.  It's great to see it now progressing.

 

Mark

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Hi Dave, I'm afraid there is no website for the layout although I may well add a page to my own site when I get around to updating it. John doesn't do the interweb at all - not even email!

Wadebridge has two more bookings at the moment. A full dress rehearsal at Helston in April - http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/calendar/event/765-a-spring-model-railway-exhibition-in-cornwall/

before we take it to Railex in May  http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/75111-railex-2014/

 

A few more pictures from the weekend.

 

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Spamcan nearly finished, on ACE, also nearly finished!

 

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45xx and B set from Bodmin General

 

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O2 on a local to Bodmin North

 

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T9 on a Padstow train off the North Cornwall

 

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K11 in the yard

 

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East box, still waiting for its name board.

 

Jerry

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How did you minaturise the Kernow box? :jester:

 

Superb modelling  - it would still be superb in OO let alone 2mm.

 

Ian

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Delicious modelling of a favourite prototype!

 

At Railex in May, I recall a respected 2mm FS modeller assuring me that there was an element of smoke-and-mirrors about working in this scale. Looking at his work then, and now this, I am convinced he was merely being modest. All modelling requires a degree of sleight of hand - but seeing these S-Scale chaps clearly enjoying the much smaller experience must tell us just how good this layout really is.

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Delicious modelling of a favourite prototype!

 

At Railex in May, I recall a respected 2mm FS modeller assuring me that there was an element of smoke-and-mirrors about working in this scale. Looking at his work then, and now this, I am convinced he was merely being modest. All modelling requires a degree of sleight of hand - but seeing these S-Scale chaps clearly enjoying the much smaller experience must tell us just how good this layout really is.

 

Thanks Ian but I still maintain there is an element of smoke and mirrors in 2mm. John's work, particularly his locos are staggeringly good and are a constant source of inspiration and certainly something for us mere mortals to aim for.  

My little signal box uses pretty everyday techniques and materials - Peco embossed stonework, Ratio embossed slates and a selection of evergreen strip.

 

Jerry

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Think the above could be taken as proof that it isnt what you have, it is how you use it :)

And size isnt everything....

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I can remember inspirational aticles by John 30 years ago. He was building O2s and Beattie tanks when small motors were very hard to come by. However don't knock yourself Jerry the evidence is on here in the Bath Queensquare thread (and elsewhere) of some superb modelling.

Don

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Lovely stuff. Can't wait to see it. I especially like the early spec spam can.

 

Is that the T9 that was on 'Bodmine' or is there a new one now? I seem to remember a mogul too. Is that still around?

 

Regards, Andy

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