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Better photo of the  re-weathered Hornby weathered Stanier

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A driver's eye view along the LOR approaching Herculaneum as a rebuilt train goes the other way towards Seaforth. Just one brake van left in Brunswick exchange yard after all the test stock had been removed to move the layout.

 

I do need to replace that missing arm from the CLC signal in the yard...

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Boards held together with bulldog clips at the moment, waiting for a better solution.

If they work, why not make them the permanent solution?

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If they work, why not make them the permanent solution?

How about a small rare earth magnet underneath the end of each board, and another on each end of a small piece of stiff brass or wood which acts as the joiner under and between the two boards? Just superglue an REMs to each boards end, let another attract itself to each, then a blob of superglue on those second magnets and hold the brass or wood to them for a few seconds. Leave to dry and then when wanting to disengage magnets, slide them apart, don't tug. Being strong REMs, you have perfect location each time as they will centre onto each other's magnetic field in the same place each time. Little 5 or 10mm REM discs would do for things like this. 

 

aac

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Fishplates now fitted on the rail ends work better, I had to replace some rails on the pointwork first as this was done in flat bottom with sleepers right up to the baseboard join.

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Thanks for taking the time to post these latest pictures, Mike.

 

A fascinating - and fantastic - glimpse of the past in recreating the 'Dockers umbrella' and the railway around it. Railway modelling at its best.

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LNER4479 Sounds like you need an operating stint on Herculaneum.

 

:-)

Baz

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LNER4479 Sounds like you need an operating stint on Herculaneum.

 

:-)

Baz

...on the basis that I'll then be cursing the layout? :jester:

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no you have to learn to operate using the link switches and lots of black sections... and a bit of dcc :jester:

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B9 now painted and ready for Barry's dirt. 61475 was the last survivor of the B9s, very few got BR numbers and this one is still clearly in LNER livery with the number altered.

 

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now for some real dirt!

But presumably the "new" number and surroundings would be clean? I'm sure you'll be working from a photo anyway.

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New number will be "cleaned" or it was in the photos I have found in various books. Of course they are all in black and white!

 

Baz

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New number will be "cleaned" or it was in the photos I have found in various books. Of course they are all in black and white!

 

Baz

Drivers would clean the cabside number to make sure they were taking the right loco out! :scratchhead:

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An example of one of the "old school" drivers wanting his loco to carry still the number it was first allocated.

Very remiss of me not to credit Rippers with the weathering and number "alteration" although that part was my idea. :good_mini:

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B9 now painted and ready for Barry's dirt. 61475 was the last survivor of the B9s, very few got BR numbers and this one is still clearly in LNER livery with the number altered.

 

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Is 61475 getting worksplates on the cabsides before the weathering goes on?  I've long fancied having a crack at modelling this one as every other Foxline book on South Manchester's railways seems to feature it on a Halewood-Dewsnap freight on the Fallowfield Loop.

 

Simon

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Hi Mike,

Just read a book on my Kindle - Liverpool's Railways through time. Written by Hugh Hollinghurst, published by Amberley Publishing in 2015.

It has some photos of the overhead railway and Hurculaneum dock. It also has a photograph of a model of the overhead and another of the model of Hurculaneum.

Lofty

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The B9 is very nice and about to get a quick short sharp dose of weathering :-)

 

Some coaches to do as well - did they ever clean coaches on the ex CLC?

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B9 now painted and ready for Barry's dirt. 61475 was the last survivor of the B9s, very few got BR numbers and this one is still clearly in LNER livery with the number altered.

 

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Doesn't look like that anymore. Photo later if I can get some decent ones..

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well the lights not brilliant so some early shots of the mucky B9

 

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and t'other side

 

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and the odd ex LNER suburban coach or two

 

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Baz

 

 

 

 

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A few pictures from Southampton Show earlier today.

 

It looks at lot bigger in the flesh than the pictures shown. Was quite surprised!

 

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The layout is great and runs really well but the lack of natural light in the theatre did make for dark shadows at the front. Adding a few more soft lights at the front to get rid of those strong shadows would be worth it to show off all the detail :)

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The layout is great and runs really well but the lack of natural light in the theatre did make for dark shadows at the front. Adding a few more soft lights at the front to get rid of those strong shadows would be worth it to show off all the detail :)

If you can solve the lighting conundrum so that the layout can be lit more easily without any obstruction of the view from the front of the layout I am sure Mike would be delighted. 

 

To be honest, the Theatre was even darker than we expected

 

Baz

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Baz, I've used aluminium angle sold in B&Q with LED light strips on the last two layouts as they were 3 - 3.5 ft deep. The first had T cantilevers hidden amongst trees a foot from the back and the second had three foot long wooden supports as seen here, the angles are 6ft long so you could cover the whole layout with a couple of beams at the rear and shorter ones at the ends?

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In this case I'd use the existing wooden upright with an aluminium beam and 45° brace. The angle is very light and I painted it using etch primer followed by car spray paints, both from Halfords.

I also mounted the LED strips on plastic L strips so the operators aren't blinded by the lights at the rear. The aluminium on the inside was left bare to act as a reflector.

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