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Michael Delamar

Walton on the hill 27E Liverpool, EM gauge.

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2 hours ago, Jack P said:

Michael, This layout is extremely impressive in both size and scope - Not to mention the quality of modelling is superb! I can certainly appreciate and respect the amount of research that's gone into getting it here, and make your vision a reality. Looking forward to seeing more updates.

 

 

Oh, also, I've been very tempted to go EM recently, and this isn't helping! 

 

Go on, you know you want to!

 

Mike.

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Update on buildings and scenery by Chris Hewitt. 

 

The water tower under construction.

 

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The structure is MDF the brickwork with its distinctive CLC style of 4 rows of brick headers and a stretcher was done by Chris on his laser cutter machine on to thin mounting card and glued on in strips in the same style as building model buildings from brick plasticard.

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Just discovered this topic. Some truly great work achieved but what ambition! My model railway interest is centred on engine shed although 70D is much smaller so I plan to follow this brilliant project.

 

Good luck!

 

Kind regards,

 

Richard B

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Looking good Michael and great work by Chris too.

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At the other end of the layout, sleeper fencing has started to be put in, again done on the laser cutter from card, there will be quite a lot of this on the layout.

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4 clean locos which are about to be sent off to Tom Foster for weathering.

 

All have recently been converted to EM by myself.

 

The DJH J10 I acquired already built but was OO gauge. The loco was easy to convert with new axles and spacer washers. The tender was a little bit more work as it has needed quite a bit of whitemetal  material removing so the wider gauge wheels would fit. Ideally this needs a new inside frame for its tender. Ive renumbered it to 65177 a Walton one.

 

The Bachmann 04s have Markits wheels, EM gauge 3mm axles, Markits hex crankpins which enable the Bachmann coupling rods to be used unmodified. Although the 1st and 3rd axles crankpins needed a bit of work for them to fit due to tight clearances.

Both I have renumbered to Gorton locos and ones that I have photos of on Walton shed, 63713 and 63743.

 

The Bachmann J11 another Gorton one which didn't need renumbering I just changed the tender crest for a smaller one.

The J11 was quite an easy loco to convert to EM, 3mm axles, spacer washers,Markits insulated wheels, Markits hex crankpin nuts again which I like and again no need to alter the coupling rods.

 

Bachmann tenders are Markits wheels put on to Bachmann axles.

 

The 3 Bachmann locos have Zimo decoders and stay alive capacitors.

 

All have had the wheel balance weights glued on and the wheels and motion painted black before they sent off to Tom for weathering. 

 

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On 26/05/2019 at 22:16, Michael Delamar said:

Autumn sorry. I’m not even sure of the date yet.

Provisionally, 12/13th September 2020

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More nice modelling here Michael:sungum:

 

 

 

thanks neil..

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The first two O4s are finished for Walton on the Hill! The 0-6-0s will be completed on Monday. :)

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The layout is really coming along Mike!

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Im more than pleased with them Tom, there will be more in the future too.

 

 

Shot of Chris Hewitt starting on the front of Walton swimming baths last night. His usual method of Slaters English bond plasticard and counting the bricks on the photo. The prototype building was demolished a few years ago. This will be just the front of the building low relief up against the backscene.


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I thought I had seen 63713 before...

Mike Edge has one on Herculaneum..of course it is a OO one

 

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 and has light weatherng

 

Baz

 

PS I have sent you a PM Mike for Chris Hewitt...

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Excellent stuff as always mate, Tom’s weathering is awesome, in a mind to send over a few of mine to get some well needed treatment. The locos look wonderful, look tough as hell! 

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Didn't know Queens Drive Baths had been demolished. Used to go there quite often as a kid.

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4 hours ago, 90164 said:

Didn't know Queens Drive Baths had been demolished. Used to go there quite often as a kid.


I think it went about 10 years ago.

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G'day Folks

 

That's sad, nice looking building. Love the layout.

 

manna

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Cracking modelling here Mike brilliant stuff shown in this thread,

just had the pleasure of reading through all 25 pages over the last few weeks.

Looking forward to more.

 Cheers 

Ade

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