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Vopak Chemical Complex, Barry docks terminal.


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Still need to borrow your wheel cleaner, my EWS 08 wheels are bumping. It's never had a proper clean even when it ran on castle works.

Word on the street from Gandalph is October, keep you posted.

And.... Keep the weekend 7 th and 8 th May next year free,

For a trip to Derby.......yeah baby.

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Had a visit from Ben Brown last week, and we ran the odd train and chatted , three hours flew by.

Took some pictures with my new canon but I'm crap and need lessons,

We discovered that I had not wired up the fiddle yard, so today, had a running session, soldered up the droppers, and put up some more detailing, need to add more signs around the plant, but it's getting there.

Have seen my cl60. And the cl66 and R/F cl 09. All being weathered by Adrian at Lord and Butler.

They will look the business, cracked and picked up a Hornby sentinel as well, having the chip fitted this week, but not weathering it, one of the two pristine locos to run on the layout.

Pictures are back to the iPad using the layout lighting this time.

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Bought a Hornby sentinel yesterday, had it chipped at L&B, not weathered, this will be a spot hire loco just to add variety.

Runs a treat, but the small wheelbase may prove troublesome on the point work. Especially the diamond crossing....Fingers crossed.

For those interested, I've started another thread on the next potential layout. Follow link

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/98978-tbm-ring-segment-plant/

 

The chances are there will be very little added to this thread until I get some of chris nevards pictures, he is arranging to come in the next month or so. Just the odd bit of scenic work. Thanks for following,

 

Paul.

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Sentinel ?

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Did someone mention Sentinel ?

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Three new arrivals caught at "Rosamund Street Low Level Yard" this evening, straight out of their boxes.

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All in preparation of the redesigned successor to Rosamund Street, namely "Twll Cach Exchange Sidings"

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Brian R

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Picked up the last of the stock from Mr. B . Tucker, (abercynon fach) who has done a cracking job in weathering it.

First up is the cheapest set of rolling stock I've mustered, second hand lima oil tanks just tittervated up a tad.

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The depressed tanker was another cheap Ebay find, I've enjoyed the acquisitions on the layout.post-9901-0-92578300-1443381034_thumb.jpg

Also features the newest addition to the fleet, the Hornby sentinel. Frustrated coz me brother bought the same loco a few days later, and we could have shared....

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"Twll Cach"

 

Twll Cach LOL ...

Having seen a rake of these vans at Tidal Sidings, stored, I've decided to use a long abandoned set from the stock box for a trial flow of finished goods, palletised out to ADJ. Then onward movement.

These look fantastic!

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Having seen a rake of these vans at Tidal Sidings, stored, I've decided to use a long abandoned set from the stock box for a trial flow of finished goods, palletised out to ADJ. Then onward movement.

 

They're back in use, on a flow from Celsa to Wakefield (?) - or somewhere else up north.

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Just to add some prototypical background to Paul's thread.......

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Back in 2003, the Newport ADJ - Barry Docks trip ran daily.

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The loco would uncouple from the train, and stand at the buffer stops whilst the Barry Dock pilot shunted the container terminal, and any traffic for the D*w C*rning plant.

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The pilot would stand idle for the remainder of the day, and only be used for shunting this one train, usually employing the driver of the mainline loco.

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A travelling shunter would arrive in his van,from Cardiff Tidal.

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Once the shunting was completed, the shunter would return to its stabling position on the quayside, and the train would return to Newport.

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I have put together a few photos showing 60051 having arrived from ADJ and 09003 drawing the container train thereby releasing 60051 from the blocks, and finally 09001 viewed across the dock, stabled on the quayside.

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Thank you all for your indulgence.

 

Brian R

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Howdy doody. The layout will appear at the following shows in the near future.

Taunton. Thornbury, stafford, Derby, Tonbridge wells,

 

Having an involvement in the organisation of the " small model railway show" the layout will also appear here.

Pontcanna scout HQ. Fields park road, cardiff, 23rd January 2016.

Follow the link for the other fellow rmwebbers attending and exhibiting.

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/103912-small-model-railway-show-cardiff/

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Do I spy a trackmobile in the picture of your stock?

This is the unit I bought, found it on flea bay, £50.00

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" honey....... Pass me my trumpet..... I want to blow it. HARD."

Just returned from a first class show at Taunton School. Where members of the Somerset Modelrailway club have put on a cracking event.

Great choice of layouts, and trade stands, and the finest food hall and eating experience I've had at any show.

Thank you for having me.

 

It was " Vopak terminals" first outing and excluding a few technical hiccups ( DCC DIGITAL COBALTS AGAIN) all went well.

I was not accompanied this time by my brother, but cracked and took LIz, and had some help on Saturday by Ben Brown. ( cheers Ben)

 

Cut to the chase.....

 

I was presented with the SMC St Christopher Shield. Voted for by the members of the host club to mark the level of the modelling that had gone into the chemical processing plant.

 

I was well stoked you may say, as there were a number of well regarded and highly detailed layouts in attendance that I hold in high esteem.

 

So thank you to all those who voted for the layout I have been told I may place the shield in a position of prominence at home.

 

 

 

Paul.

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Well deserved Paul and especially with many of the layouts there being so good it's a high complement :) thanks for chatting about it all, fascinating story and enjoyed skimming through the thread so far.

Looking forward to the next bit ;)

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I enjoyed the show today, it was good to see the, ahem, chemical processing plant, and I enjoyed our chat.

Your layout was my personal 'best in show' which was a difficult decision as there were a number of layouts I thought were very good.

 

Thanks for being part of an enjoyable day out,

 

cheers

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Recent winners have included Mostyn, Esme river, Highbury colliery, lulworth camp. Great layouts.attachicon.gifimage.jpg

Well done mate as usual the layout looks great and as per your usual approach very original .

A worthy winner .....congrats.

Hope some of my treatment helped,see you soon

BrianT

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