1/32 in Cornwall

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by ken martin, 22 June 2019.

  1. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    I'm not in Cornwall,but the railway is set there with the fiction that the LSWR got further into the west than happened.Having had to dismantle Okehampton station so as to move to wildest north bedfordshire,I decided to simplify,so single track and a totally non prototypical terminus in the garage.As can be seen ,timber was up last year and most of the track (salvaged from Okehampton)laid by December.I've had a few runs this year but am working flat out on the scissors x over that will replace tempory track on the bridge.So a few photos . june2017 002.JPG june2017 008.JPG sept 8 2018 014.JPG P1010160.JPG P1010170.JPG
     
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  2. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Still looks a nice long sinuous run though. Great for watching the trains go by. :thumbs:
     
  3. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Great to see your line Ken, looks super.

    Funnily enough, I have been outside lifting my version of North Cornwall reality, with a house move imminent the line is doomed, but the plan to build a new version in the next place....

    Simon
     
  4. Keith Phillips

    Keith Phillips Western Thunderer

    The like button seems so inadequate again. Looks terrific.
     
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  5. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Thanks,all ,for your kind comments.Am concentrating on finishing the trackwork,including the turntable,then an electric 45xx
    which will aid shunting in the rather cramped station.will post more pics as I progress.
     
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  6. ken martin

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  7. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Oops,pressed the wrong button before adding description.The first photo(must get better camera)is the last tie bar clamps going on;riveted and soft soldered.Third photo ,the last blade going in,just tie bars to go!Then I just had to place it on the bridge into the station to see how it looked.
     
  8. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    It's no problem we've all been there and done that - on all your posts there should be an edit link - you can go back and add extra comments later if required.
    Screenshot 2019-07-03 at 18.46.29.png
     
  9. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Thanks for the advice,Adrian.Must try harder.
     
  10. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Crossover finished bar painting and wood treatment(old engine oil with fence paint).I'm thinking of one lever to switch from straight through
    both roads to xover both roads,but wonder if this would be prototypical? P1010176.JPG
     
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  11. ken martin

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    P1010210.JPG
    Parcels leaving Bosvigo station for Plymouth over the new crossover.Except for an extra siding at the passing station,all the trackwork is finished,so its scenery time for both stations.
     
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  12. ken martin

    ken martin Member






    A first attempt at filming whilst also holding the r/c transmitter.Haven't done any scenery yet,been busy with rolling stock.
    Somethings gone wrong,I copied the urls of 4 youtube vidoes to this page but they havent loaded.Help! More confusion,I've just checked on my laptop and it seems I've loaded the videos rather than just the links.the computer that I'm now using shows a blank page ,I think because I dont have Adobe flash player loaded.Maybe I should just stay in the workshop where I know what I'm doing!
     
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  13. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    They are all showing fine Ken, love a bit of county wheel slip.
    Cheers
     
  14. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Thanks Ade,she's pulling 15 on at about 500g per vehicle.This way you have to control the loco properly to be able to start the train,but once running ,because of ball bearings,she rolls along nicely .The slipping is down to me having the r/c transmitter in one hand and the camera in t'other.
     
  15. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Just been making and laying the sidings in the passing station.Have been using the last dregs from the old layout,as can be seen,when I built this track I could only source 1/4 in pins,so although it was ok laid ,when I came to uplift many pins fell out,but I've a load of 1/2 in ones
    now which are bent back under the sleepers.Managed to salvage enough sleepers,about 10%
    rotted through lack of care,and the second photo shows them drying off after a good soaking in
    a old engine oil/fence treatment mix.The last snap is the almost finished job,bit short on ballast
    but that will wait till I can source some more.Next week: Back to running trains!
     

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  16. Dave Bowden

    Dave Bowden Western Thunderer

    You will have to come and have a running day on my Railway when this is all over Ken.

    I have double track running now.

    All the best
    Dave
     
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  17. ken martin

    ken martin Member

    Sure thing Dave,hopefully in the not to distant future.
    Best
    Ken