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Everard Junction - 88 to 90 - BR Western Region

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Hi, Very early stages of construction. It is in the loft and the overall dimensions are 5.4m x 3.4m.


The main 4-track running is based on the line from Waterloo down through Raynes Park, to just before Malden, where the line to Teddington and beyond becomes 2-track.


The narrow gauge line is based on Arnolds Sands 2ft gauge sandpit that used to run sand trucks into the Leighton Buzzard mainline station. The Arnolds Sands line today is a very popular tourist line.


The era is post-war up to around 1980, so the steam is really 'preserved', and the rest is a real mixture, as I am not into very high levels of prototypical authenticity (yet), and but may find I will be once the track starts being laid and locos running! I don't want to deliberately mix/muddle loco and rolling stock eras, but may end up doing so by accident or lack of knowledge.


The attached file shows the plan that I have created in AnyRail and is focused towards the Southern Region, which is where as a child I used to go by train from Teddington to Raynes Park as part of my journey to school from the age of 8. After ~11 years old I started to cycle as well.


With the exception of the OO9 narrow gauge, which is DC, all the rest is DCC, using a Roco Z21 controller and iPad plus iPhones. With a simple test loop all works very well, but once I start wiring up track and points, and then start looking at signalling, I'm sure that 'simple' will disappear!


Best regards,


Layout v18.pdf

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Hi Richard.

Been a fan of your videos and layout since... I can't even remember.

Your videos and layout made me scrap all the american and Portuguese stuff, a do a british layout! Finally!


Keep up the inspiring job! Looking forward to see your next update!

Best wishes!

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To say it's your first go at scratch building a bridge it's very good indeed.


I very much enjoy watching your videos too, they're very well filmed and informative. I especially like the one's where your upgrading rolling stock. 

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I've also been going back through previous weathering attempts and redoing them to a better standard.  Latest ones are a mix of VDA, VAA and VGA vans.  I removed and tried the weathering again for all of them.  Decided to repaint 4 of the VGAs into railfreight leaving just one with yellow ends to better represent the era I'm modeling.





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I've also added another 5 HEAs to my existing rake.  They started out as bauxite HSAs that I had spare as they didn't fit on the previous layout.  Painted them up as usual and faded the red quite a bit.  The load is a plastic parkside item with peco coal glued on top. 



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Thanks for the video on this project.  The flats look terrific and I'll be interested to see what else you add along the back scene in the future.  I have some large industrial structures to build for my layout and have been considering doing them in a similar fashion and this video gives me a lot to consider.


I noticed in some of the close up shots of the Cricut in action that it tends to leave raised edges around each cut (same as you would get with a knife).  Is it possible to lightly sand the parts before removing them from the sheet or does paint render the edges mostly invisible?


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I noticed the raised edges were most pronounced on the flat thicker pieces.  To hide them I painted the back side of those parts and glued the partially raised face to the building.  On thin stuff and embossed brick the effect was only minor.  For those bits a good coat of primer and paint sorted them out.



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