Bleat Wharf

Discussion in 'Entries' started by NHY 581, 21 August 2018.

  1. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    One should never under estimate how useful a small rolling pin can be when modelling railways.

  2. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I have a wallpaper seam roller. I'm thinking of wrapping some sort of material around it to provide a texture to the Das whilst rolling it.
  3. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

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  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all..

    I have finally started back to the modelling bench after a break of a month.

    The ground cover at Bleat Wharf is to be a mixture of surfaces and I have started scribing the DAS to represent setts. Very time consuming but very relaxing.

    I will do a section at a time and see what happens..

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  5. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Hi CK,
    Neat. thanks. I'm looking for the same sort of finish as Rob @NHY 581 in post #2 as I want something built for the military in WW2.

    I'd be interested :D; I make a meal of most of my modelling. And I'm good at fudging things, too.


  6. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    I suspect it would cost considerably less than £34 to bribe one of my colleagues who has one of these new fangled 3D printers. Indeed, I believe he drinks Guiness.

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  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Already posted on the Sheep Chronicles but here is a view of my handiwork thus far........plenty more to go... 20180917_223838.jpg
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  8. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Work continues on the cobbles. A repeat of an image on the Sheep Chronicles..

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  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Work ceased on Bleat in November when I had to excavate a significant amount of the ground cover following the failure of a point right in the middle of the plot.

    The resulting disaster promoted me to recover what I could from the board and mothball the project.

    Various ideas came and went and to all intents and purposes Bleat Wharf was consigned to history.

    However, following the notification received regarding the results of the Cameo Competition and confirmation from Simon, I have decided to restart Bleat Wharf.

    Mutton, my other entry is complete ( up to a point) and has already been exhibited with more bookings this year.

    Time to return to Bleat Wharf. I have changed tack slightly and simplified matters somewhat, moving away from the inlaid track and will aim for a more rustic, "less is more" approach in line with previous layouts.

    I hope to have matters sufficently in hand to exhibit Bleat is 12 weeks time.............

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  10. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    More of this........... 20180610_181257.jpg 20180613_190500.jpg 20180614_140023.jpg
  11. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening all.

    Well, a productive day today. A bit more time this evening should see the all the track on the scenic section in place and tested.

    Very happy with progress.

  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    The first train has run on the revised Bleat Wharf with a 4F annoying a few ventilated vans.

    A pleasant hour was spent playing........ahem..testing and all seems good with just a minor issue regarding the fiddle yard to tweak.


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  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Good recovery Sheepbloke.
  14. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Chris.

    I do feel a lot happier with this one.

    The brick plinth, by the way, will be the platform onto which the yard crane will be mounted.

    The base itself came from Mutton ' s signal box when I cut it down.

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  15. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Jolly good show, matey!
  16. Simpas

    Simpas Western Thunderer

    Looking good - crack on.

    Mick S.
  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Cheers Tim/Mick.

    Trying not to rush as I don't think I need to.........
  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning all.

    Track laying was completed last night and a bit of tinkering conducted around the transition from fiddle yard to scenic section, which was a bit rough. Better now but a bit more work needed.

    All running tidy.

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  19. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    No, of course not, whatever would give you that idea?
  20. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    No, will be fine...............