LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby EtchedPixels » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:48 pm

In the absence of space to work on the new main layout or put boards together I've been touching up bits of Llanast. I had considered it finished but now have a list of other small amendments to make, a couple of passengers really need swapping for better figures and I think the station building needs to be demolished and rebuilt as well.

The layout is just under 3' long to the piano line design meaning the 3' length also includes the fiddle siding.

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In 1970's mode - a bubble car waits on the platform. Quite how the line escaped Beeching is a mystery

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A class 24 sits on the headshunt (Heritage N resin body detailed). As you can see from the front wheels and points, its the largest loco that will fit.

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An 03 trips a CCT down to Llanast

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General view of the station end, not an angle normally seen so I've yet to add anything to the backscene there.


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In GWR mode, a 14xx has detached brake van, run around its wagons and is now shunting them into the parcels bay

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The auto-train waits to depart

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Sixties mode and the auto-train is replaced with a Wickham railbus

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While a teddy bear sits in the headshunt waiting (the sunbeams are real not from a paint tool)
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby WTC No.5 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:29 am

Nice one and all in 3 feet! How about a track plan?
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby westrerner » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:40 am

I se it's N guage (couplings give it away)therefore the same as 6ft long in OO. Looks like you've been busy scratchbuilding locos.
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby EtchedPixels » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:52 pm

WTC No.5 wrote:Nice one and all in 3 feet! How about a track plan?


Viewed from above

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Track plan (all peco set track from the scrap box)

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The actual Piano-Line design is from the the 1960's and Rev Heath's OO "Piano Line"
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby EtchedPixels » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:59 pm

westrerner wrote:Looks like you've been busy scratchbuilding locos.


N is better supplied than some people think

The 121 is an old Nthusiast Resprays kit on a modified Farish GWR railcar chassis (the original chassis with the kit warped).
The 14 is the excellent (and very cheap) Parkwood resin bodyshell. Slightly oversize to fit the Minitrix v60 chassis
The 24 is the Heritage-N (ex Silver Fox) bodyshell
The 03 is a fairly easy mod to the Farish 04 (I'm actually part way through hacking up a second one of these).

The Railbus is scratchbuilt using etched sides, plasticard cabs and a slice of clear Farish 101 DMU bodyshell/roof.
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby barrett » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:07 pm

thats a nice little layout you have there. certainly shows that N can fit into every nook and cranny
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby WTC No.5 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:13 am

Love the railbus :clap I think that's the first time I have seen one in N.
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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby EtchedPixels » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:37 pm

I was having a little play testing stuff and cleaning as the poor plank has been in storage for a bit and took this photo for something else:
It's gone mysteriously southern this week...

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I'm still trying to decide whether to extend it along the front to some kind of works (clay would be a bit 'old hat' but tempting), to put it back in storage, or to integrate it into the new layout somehow, perhaps tucked on one corner - hence testing with North Cornwall sort of stock. Not quite sure where it would plausibly fit however. Maybe someone did build that branch like to Splatt/Rock after all ;)

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Re: LLanast (a Welsh piano-line plank)

Postby Beardybloke » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:15 pm

EtchedPixels wrote:I'm still trying to decide whether to extend it along the front to some kind of works (clay would be a bit 'old hat' but tempting), to put it back in storage, or to integrate it into the new layout somehow, perhaps tucked on one corner - hence testing with North Cornwall sort of stock. Not quite sure where it would plausibly fit however. Maybe someone did build that branch like to Splatt/Rock after all ;)

Thinking Cornish, you could always have it as part of a branch to a clay dries, operated ? la Bodmin General (i.e. a terminus on a through route)?

I like the layout as it is too - but that's just because I've been tempted to dabble with some BR Blue in N for a while (a complete change to my normal modelling - scale and era!)
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