Wencombe /Kingsbridge Regis/Louville Lane

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Alan, 26 November 2010.

  1. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Wencombe/Kingsbridge Regis

    As stated in my New Members thread my 00 gauge layout Wencombe is based on an imaginary line from Churston via a viaduct over the R. Dart to Kingsbridge with passing stations at Dartmouth and Wencombe, with a branch from Wencombe to Slapton (upgraded during WWII for practice D-Day landings at Slapton). The line is built to the same restrictions as the Kingswear Branch, and I am assuming as Dartmouth now has a rail connection there was no need to build the line on to Kingswear. This will allow me to use a timetable based on the Kingswear line.

    I have been building the layout for some 3 years + and is nearing some sort of completion. I can run the layout as late steam, steam/diesel or early diesel.

    The layout is 11ft 6inches by 8ft.

    I have attached a track plan (which by the way was based on CJ Freezers Yarlington Junction) and route map as well as a pic of the last bit of work which was weathering a modified Hall and a a Collett goods.

    I apologise to those who have read all this ona couple of other forums.
     

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  2. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    No apology necessary Alan.  Wencombe is a cracking little layout and I, for one, am very pleased to see it here.  :)

    Regards

    Dan
     
  3. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Wencombe

    I have to admit that it's the first time that I have seen the layout and it looks pretty impressive  :thumbs:
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    For those of you who are new to Wencombe, some more pix.
     

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  5. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    You've only taken three years to get that far..?? :eek: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
    I suddenly feel that viewing my own modelling progress as somewhat snail-like was being rather optimistic... :shit:

    No apology necessary; whatever other Forums this layout has been on (no idea myself?!?) it is now finally on the right Forum..!! Superb stuff! :thumbs:
     
  6. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    I've not seen it before either, but I'm glad you have shared it with us  :D 8) 8) 8)...........lovely scenic work  :bowdown:  :thumbs:

    Phill  :wave:
     
  7. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    Very nice layout. I too have not seen before 8) 8) Please post more pics :thumbs:

    Rob :wave:
     
  8. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    keep the pictures coming Alan, a truly inspiring layout.

    regards

    Mike
     
  9. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Wencombe

    More pictures please

    Ian
     
  10. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    Hi Alan,
    Wencombe like a lot of other layouts posted elsewhere came to be lost amongst the  $%&@## !!
    As you can see you have a new audience here who are Western fans and appreciate what you have created.

    Perhaps you can post some photos of your Baby Warship and milk tanks, as the chaps here rather like them  ;)

    As others have pointed out the scenics are really good and I especially like the country lane scene.
    Geoff
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    As requested by Geoff some pix of the arrival of the milk train hauled by a "baby Warship" and tailed by a collett K40 full brake.

    The Baby Warship is a Silver Fox kit, the milk tanks are weathered Hornby (ex-Lima) and the full Brake is Comet sides on a Hornby B-set Body

    The dairy is a cut down Walthers Red Wing Flour Mill kit, literally cut in half heightwise. It was a four storey building,now only two. Various bits added on thanks to Knightwing (Pipework) and Unit Models (extractor fans)
     

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  12. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    I love the pic of the North British rounding the curve with milk tanks  8) & like the dairy too,  a clever bit of kit bashing IMO  :bowdown:

    Phill  :wave:
     
  13. Wencombe

    Very nice layout. Quite envious!.
    rgds
    Graham Powell
     
  14. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Wencombe

    That dairy looks spot on  :thumbs: it has a certain art deco look, as Phill said a very clever conversion
     
  15. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    Fantastic pics  :bowdown: I love the Creamery :thumbs: TOP TOP stuff :bowdown:

    Rob :wave:
     
  16. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    Thank You chaps :-[
     
  17. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    I thought I recognised it, but couldn't quite work out where from...!! :scratch: :thumbs:

    It does look good, much like the one at Moreton-in-the-Marsh IIRC..?? 8)

    I'm not sure what the attraction of milk tanks is either... I mean, judging by the state of them, would you drink the contents..?!? :shit:
     
  18. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    The layout certainly has a feel about it :thumbs:

    Pete
     
  19. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    I don't no whether it's joining this forum but I have spent more time in the model room this last week than I have for the last couple of months or so.

    Today did some gardening. The cottages have needed gardens for the last couple of years and due to my indolence nothing has been done until today, and lo and behold 2hrs later I have 4 reasonablish small gardens. unfortunately it's almost impossible to take a photo of them without using flash, so I'll put up the best that I could, also one of the road side of the cottages and one of original warship Bulldog (a Silver Fox Kit).

    I cann't at the moment remamber the maker of the cottages Something like D&G mouldings but I'm not sure.
     

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  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Wencombe

    Seeing a requset for more pictures I thought I add a few with Hydraulics in. The running board in the pic with the Warship was done by me on a programme called Coraldraw, still not sure how to put text between pictures.
     

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