7mm Corwen Road station...

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by LarryG, 17 May 2019.

  1. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    A coach, for the Coach!
     
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  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I've just been altering my points, so that I'm not relying on blade contact. I'm not use the Peco switches but sliding switches at the edge of the layout which through my version of wire in the tube will also change the points, as I did in my Cameo layout Louville Lane.
     
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  3. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The new boys on the block were the telegraph poles :drool:

    RTR or new rolling stock is way down the list of to-do's though.
     
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  4. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    A Dapol B-set for coach....A gift as well! I like the look of them so much in lined maroon that I altered the period of the layout to suit 'em! I was aiming to keep left of 1955 before they arrived....:)
     
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  5. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Back in the early 1960's I was surrounded by model shops, but had precious little time to do any modelling. Today, I have all the time in the world but lots of 'downtime' while awaiting materials.
    At least there is somewhere to sit while waiting.....
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  6. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    The layout becomes more atmospheric by the day!

    When I worked in Africa we had two expressions that seemed to justify our existence:

    Hurry up and wait - Do what needs to be done then wait for a reaction

    Wait and hurry up - When the reaction finally arrives the expectation is to deliver results "yesterday". Except by then the situation has changed.

    I do find parallels with this in modelling, particularly as an on-line order takes at least 5 working days to arrive. By then I have moved on to another project. Which is why I seem to have too many projects on the go.
     
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  7. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    If only.
    I needed something begining of August but as I've a few days in UK middle October I'm collecting it then, it will be quicker.
     
  8. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Larry the shots above really show the rails at their best. I'm now looking at ways to the super elevation on my layout.
     
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  9. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Good excuse, if one was needed to play trains! Sit out in the sun and watch the trains trundle by.
     
  10. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I think I showed how it can done earlier in the thread. There is separate super-elevation for Up and down tracks on my latest layout, but previously (in 4mm/00) I had both tracks on the same cambered cork base.
     
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  11. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Replacing the errant point would have been done by now, but like you say, on-line orders can take some time to be delivered.

    One thing I did today Paul was paint those three electric lamp posts (DCC Concepts) that you very kindly gave me last year. They are labelled 4mm but on comparing measurements with the lamp posts at Carrog, they are 7mm scale.
     
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  12. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    That’s good news, I have box of 4mm and 3.5mm scale lamps which I am sure can substitute for Moor Street. Interior lighting is the obvious location. You may need resistors for the lamps I gave you though if they weren’t in the packet they may not be needed.
     
  13. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

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    A good example of Up and Down super-elevation at Warwick Parkway. The Mainline express from Moor Street to Marylebone is leaving for London, pushed by 68015. Warwick Parkway was built on a curve at the lower end of Hatton Bank. Most if not all Chiltern trains stop here but Cross Country and container trains don’t so the super-elevation is very necessary. The “gap” is significant and needs to be minded!
     
  14. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    There is a board in with the lamps that has to be wired in. Electrics I avoid so I'll see what my trusty friend in Old Colwyn thinks about the whole set-up...:):)

    I have always found it interesting how the railways dealt with super-elevation when lines branched off inside and outside of curves. The Oldham Branch left the Standedge mainline on the inside of a really super-elevated curve and so the branch track dipped into the ground initially before rising again. It was accompanied by a speed restriction on trains passing onto the branch over the double junction. Real trains are sprung of course and so the carriages just swung about a bit, but it all looked like dodgy trackwork in model form!
     
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  15. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Photos were taken after the path to the Up platform was grassed to see if things looked okay. After looking at a good number of photos, I painted the self-closing exit/entrance gate cream to make it stand out...
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    Some bushes will have to go in at the top of the path to help disguise the abrupt end where the bridge joins the backscene. The path is tapered to 'force' perspective....
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  16. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Looks like it works, too. Another one for the files...

    Atb
    Simon
     
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  17. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Using bushes and small trees to hide shadow cast on the backscene by buildings .....
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  18. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I put a steel setsquare up against the platform face and cut a hole in front of the signalbox for point rodding etc. I was working by feel on the blind side of the Down platform but by luck it worked okay. No one but the camera will ever see this hole... :)
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  19. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Hi Larry ,lean your phone in selfie mode against the opposite platform facing the hole and you will be able to see what you're doing on the screen . How is the outside going ?
    Cheers Paul
     
  20. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I don't have a phone that takes photos etc, but I follow your train of thought. I have a multi-functional hammer and that about it ha ha... :D