4mm The Strawberry Line in P4

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by ullypug, 15 April 2019.

  1. ullypug

    ullypug Member

    Which is what I call my layout of Cheddar, to distinguish it from Simon Challis' superb SDJR P4 layout. Simon's is a P4 might have been branch line, whereas mine is a straight representation of the former GWR station on the Yatton to Witham branch via Wells.
    This layout was started a few years ago now and was planned to be my magnum opus. At 32ft long it's certainly big enough.
    Progress to date has been recorded on RMWeb, so I'm not going to repeat myself here other than a few basics. It's P4, 22ft scenic and two 5ft turntable fiddle yards set anywhere between 1948 and 1963.
    The length is a bit of an issue as I can't put more than half pf it up at any one time.
    Baseboards are a mixture of 6mm ply framing, 12mm ply track base and 15mm extruded polystyrene foam everywhere else. Track is ply sleepers and plastic chairs. Barring the two extreme ends it's all down, wired and working. Control is DC with a separate lever frame for points and signals, though the layout is wired for eventual conversion to DCC. Presently I'm working my way along the line doing the first fix of ballast, scenery etc. None of the buildings exist other than in simple mock ups, though I'm presently working my way through the goods shed and train shed with a view of getting them laser cut. For those who don't know, Cheddar had a rather grand overall shed which scales out at just over 2 feet in 4mm.
    Once the first fix is done it'll be treated to general washes and wafts of airbrushes to bed everything, tone it down and apply a consistency across the palette.
    Most recently I've been putting in the platform edge faces to get an idea of where everything needs to fit. Anyway, enough prattling. Here are some photos.
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  2. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    That looks absolutely amazing!
  3. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Your photos above make me wish to see the earlier posts on the other side, please think about including a link, to previous posts on RMWeb, here on WT.

    thank you, Graham
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  4. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    It starts here - I think. Andrew will no doubt correct me if needed!
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  5. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Active Member

    Ah good to see you over here Andrew, brilliant P4 modelling on this layout, one of my fav’s from over on Rmweb.
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  6. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Very nice indeed.

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  7. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Andrew (@ullypug), I have followed the link that Dave has posted... I get the impression that many of the posts ought to include photos and not all of those posts do have photos thereby losing some of the impact of the text. Might this be the case or has your blog suffered at the hands of the recent changes to the RMWeb forum software?
  8. ullypug

    ullypug Member

    Yes, the shift to the new RMWeb software has caused all the links with the respective photos to drop out. Not a huge problem, but with 3 blogs and quite a few entries over the years I just got to the point where any time spent rebuilding everything cut down on real time modelling!
    Most of the blog updates were periodic updates. Trouble is I've changed Macs since I first started blogging so a lot of the original material has been lost! I'll put some updates on here when I can.
    If there's anything in particular you'd like to know more about please just ask!
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  9. Nick Rogers

    Nick Rogers Active Member

    Hi Andrew,

    Looks like we have both migrated over! I do like this layout and can't wait to see it in the flesh one day.

    Best wishes,

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  10. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I think there has been quite a few migrating in this direction as of late.
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  11. Terrysvr

    Terrysvr Member

    For what it's worth I find this a very comfortable forum to be part of, but I'm old.
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  12. Ben Alder

    Ben Alder Active Member

    Must say its refreshing to be on a modelling orientated forum without the avalanche of chit chat and opinions on whatever that overwhelm poor old RMweb. Really haven't taken to the new format and am getting a lot more work done without it beyond a cursory flick through which I suspect will diminish with time. I'll keep my threads up to date there but intend to do more here rather than look in every so many months or so.
  13. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I am inclined to agree.

    I'm becoming increasingly miffed by the atmosphere over there and am starting to spend more time on WT.

    Nice to see many familiar types hereabouts...........and some splendid modelling going on.

  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Likewise, whilst I have been here for a long time, my visits to RMweb have got shorter since their "upgrade". I do keep
    My threads going though.
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  15. Nick Rogers

    Nick Rogers Active Member

    The last three posts sum up my view. Anyway, there we are.

    Nice to see decent modelling.

    Kind regards,

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