A (nother) China Clay layout

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by matto21, 24 August 2019.

  1. ullypug

    ullypug Active Member

    If you’re just doing the one, Justin Newitt of Rumney models does an etched brass kit for the Clayhood. Of course it’s an option if you’re doing more than one too! It’ll just take longer.
     
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  2. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    BB017 is a bit littler! Less is more?
    BB017 Micro Layout Diorama Baseboard
    I smiled reading the last line. The idea has grown legs as the saying goes, full steam ahead now!
    Cheers
    Ade
     
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  3. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    I'm planning on doing 3, maybe 4 clayhoods. The Rumney Models sets look great, but I'm strictly a plastic model builder - I just don't have the skills for anything that needs soldering!

    Yeah, BB017 is smaller than my original 4 x 1 plan, but it might work...but that's why I need to measure up first!

    Seems like I've gone from a bit of idle daydreaming to full blown plan very quickly! Not sure whether that's a good or bad thing...I know SWMBO will think it's the latter! :D

    Matt
     
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  4. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Matt

    Got a Ratio Clayhood here if you're after one.....otherwise it'll go on the Members Sales at Expo EM North next weekend!
     
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  5. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Yes please Martin, very kind of you!

    Matt
     
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  6. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    I'm back home, and I've had the measuring tape out. BB017 would have been great length wise, but I'd ignored the fact that it's only 220mm-ish wide.

    So instead I've opted for 2 x BB001 end boards and one BB003 centre board. This'll give me a footprint of just under 3.5 x 1ft.

    I've placed the order...no going back now!

    Matt
     
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  7. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Also got two Kirk GWR China clay wagons too, he said after a rummage. Both with Maygib wheels. Otherwise same destination applies!!
     
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  8. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    See also above!
     
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  9. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Not familiar with those kits Martin, metal or plastic?
     
  10. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Kirk kits? Plastic (vintage!).

    Adam
     
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  11. ullypug

    ullypug Active Member

    The Kirk kits were for GW diag O14 5 plank which were the standard clay wagon before the diag 1/051 clay wagon (which became the clay hood). Both were an end door tipping wagon for discharge at Fowey. Interior floor planks were longitudinal to aid this, later over sheeted with zinc.
    Dia O14's were fitted with spoked wheels, 1/051 3 hole disk wheels.
    I've got 15 diag O14's which I got from Colin Ashby before he retired.
     
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  12. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Quite comprehensive description from WT's resident China Clay layout expert, and they come complete with Kean Maygib spoked wheels and bearings!
     
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  13. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Testing is underway...

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    I've not built a Ratio kit in, well, a very, very long time. So far so good...

    Matt
     
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  14. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Wagon nome more or less complete apart from a few triangular brackets to be added to the underframe.

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    Buffers are from the ever excellent Lanarkshire Models.

    The white plastic strip inside is to brace the sides, as one has bowed inwardly overnight.

    A representation of the hinge bar has been added from plastic strip to replace the kit built one that I broke!

    Replacement underframe from Parkside looks OK to me - what do you chaps think?

    Matt
     
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  15. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Not bad at all. What about brake levers? Taking care to get the clutch on the correct side relative to the end door, of course.

    Adam
     
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  16. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    Credit where credit is due, excellent service from Scale Model Scenery!

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    Looking forward to building these!

    Matt
     
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  17. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    I’ll be interested to see how well they go together and robust they are.
    Tempted with the new wrapping paper box ones, as I don’t have a layout at present.
    Cheers
     
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  18. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    I've dry fitted one of the end modules tonight to get a feel for how they go together before committing to glue and it was a doddle, took all of about 2 minutes.

    It seems pretty sturdy however, unlike the Tim Horn boards, there's no bracing included (although the boards are shallower) and I'd be interested to know if they are going to need bracing in the long run. This would add further weight though and the light weight of the boards was one of the positives for me, so we'll see once I've assembled all three.

    I'm going to be modifying mine slightly to enable me to frame the front at a later stage which will unavoidably add weight.

    Matt
     
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  19. matto21

    matto21 Western Thunderer

    For anyone that's interested in these boards, here's how they look assembled:

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    Really lightweight and simple to assemble.

    My initial plan was to have a curved backscene. I actually don't think I'll bother now, but I will be adding a one piece layer of something to hide the joins.

    Matt
     
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  20. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

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