Louville Lane Cameo

Discussion in 'Entries' started by Alan, 6 June 2017.

  1. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Entry sent off and enquires being made about baseboards;

    Layout Name: Louville Lane (provisionally)

    Size: Scenic board 5ft x2ft

    Fiddle yard 3ft6x2ft

    Scale 00 peco code 75 track

    Desciption: Front and lower part Diesel stabling point, Upper part parcels platform and bay platform (Bitsa station)

    Rationale: The GWR did rebuild not only Paignton station before WW2 but combined it with Torquay making a new multiplatform station Torbay Central.

    Why the provisional name; I spent several Holidays in the early 50s in the Louville Caravan park behind Goodrington Sands.

    Time period: 1963-65 Green and maroon Hydraulics.

    Plans if you've not seen them in my Kingsbridge Regis Thread

    1st a quarter scale model when it was 6ft long with long radius points


    Now contracted to 5ft using medium points


    Full size plan


    and a couple of photos of the parcels and bay area hopefully showing hoe the bitsa station idea works.




    Building will start in the early autumn, so for the time being there may not be many posts
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  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I have now ordered two boards from Tim Horn (Main and Fiddle) My carpentry is a bit hit and miss!!!! Should arrive the 1st week of August. and then I can begin Hope it turns out as it looks in my mind.
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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A very rough coloured sketch of what the layout might look like.

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  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I fetched the new baseboards from Tim Horn this morning, their very good and excellent value. In the next week it is hoped that Kingsbridge will be dismantled decorating begun and the new boards taken from the garage to the railway room.

    The fiddleyard board


    The scenic board


    the underside of the scenic board

  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A few better photos of the new board.



  6. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Looking good Alan
  7. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Alan where did you get the stands from
  8. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    John, I bought them at B and Q, I think you can also get them at Screwfix.
  9. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I should have added that they cost £24-00 each.
  10. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    I keep thinking I should get a pair of these - if you don't mind me asking what sort of range of heights can you get with these and at the tallest setting how stable do they feel?

  11. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    A bit of badge-engineering from here at £18.99. I got mine in January from an eBay source at £29 for 2 inc delivery but the price has drifted up since then.
    The top rail is 680mm long and at max extended height of 1200mm above ground feels very solid and stable.
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  12. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'll do the measuring in the morning Adrian, as to stability having operated a layout using them , they feel very stable.
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  13. Ian@StEnochs

    Ian@StEnochs Western Thunderer

    I bought mine from Aldi. The first 4 were £7.00 each! However the next 4 cost £12. They are exactly the same, except colour, as the Screwfix ones but only available as a special offer every so often. Worth looking out for if you are not in a hurry.

  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Adrian, mine seems to measure the same as daifly's.
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  15. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    Like I said, they are all the same, just badge engineered to suit various suppliers.
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  16. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    The new boards have now been temporarily set up in the model railway room. This may not be their final position. The may end up across the room in front of the window.



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  17. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'm afraid to say still no start on the building of the layout as I am still clearing the cupboards. I decided the least used (possibly never used again?) stuff could go in the garage. Great Idea, BUT ............................................................................................................. there was no room, so this led to clearing the rubbish out of the garage, more trips to the dump. However one good thing came out of it. In the rafters were some old Habitat flat pack bookshelf sides from our previous house in London, and the shelves but I wasn't sure I had the special brackets that held the shelves in place. 20 minutes into the clear out I came across a large plastic tub buried by old clothes and packets of sandpaper and in it were the clips, ALL of them. Brilliant it means I should be able to get rid of at least two if not all three of the remaining cupboards giving much more space in the railway room giving it a neater look when work finally gets under way with the build.

    What this delay has given me is plenty of time to reflect on the track plan and I feel that there may be a couple of minor changes. The basics will still be the same with the refuelling yard on the lower level and the "bias" station on the higher level.
  18. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Household chess - it's a game we all play :).
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  19. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A very small start.

    The holes for locos to exit the layout for the fiddle yard have been cut.



    I thought I'd include a picture of the "bible" just to prove that I have bought it. It's pretty well thumbed by now.

    I've also managed to get the old bookshelves down from the garage roof and given them a bit of a dust and also washed the thirteen shelves that go with them. I think I might be able to get rid of all the cupboards, which will make the railway room look bigger and tidier. I'll know that when the re-decoration has taken place nearer Christmas and I can begin to lay out the room as I want it

    shelving ends f1.jpg

    shelves f2.jpg
    Last edited: 17 October 2017
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