From Llangunllo to Llanbister Rd.

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Geoff, 24 October 2010.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Hi again,

    Over the past few months my time has been spent on signalling the layout. All the semaphores are now in place which just leaves the ground signals to be painted and installed. Made from a mixture of Ratio and MSE components together with the odd piece of wire it was a job I had been dreading.

    Anyway here are a few of the latest photos.

    Next jobs will be to complete the detailing of a Bachmann Pannier and some 6 wheel milk tanks are also being worked on ready for the appearance of the dairy

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  2. westernfan

    westernfan Western Thunderer

    Hi Geoff :wave:


    just looked at your Penhydd web site  :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: 
  3. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Very nice :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

  4. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Hi Geoff

    Great to see your layout again. Those well observed signals have made it even better and I especially like the shot with the signal in front of the plate girder bridge.

    I really feel that I am looking in to a real place when viewing this railway of yours, it is a fantastic piece of modelling by anyone's standards.

    The single unit sequence on your blog is also brilliantly done and highly evocative of the last days of trains on many a GWR branch, as captured and so well described by Chris Leigh in his many books and articles - just wonderful!
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  5. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Thank you all very much for the warm welcome, comments and interest shown in Penhydd

    Anyway here are a few photos showing the home signal, 121 idling in the platform and then passing a Hymek which is waiting to proceed to the dairy. To round things up we turn the clock back for a shot of 4560 reversing back to the goods yard after taking water.


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  6. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Just noticed a padlock against my thread, did I have another senior moment and lock myself out ?    :vista: Sorry if I have caused any offence but I'm just finding my way around here.

  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    It's a paperclip!! I won't be locking this thread  :))
    I love the atmosphere of this layout, and the William Clark-esque station
  8. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    I'm pretty sure there was a padlock symbol present around lunchtime Guv, I clicked on unlock and it cleared ? Thought I had perhaps hit the tab in mistake whilst looking around and now I'm begining to think I should have gone to Specsavers ?  ;D

    Took a look at your excellent Ashburton thread earlier and was going to add a comment but I was warned off due to no post being made for the last hundred and odd days ?
    Tuckers Maltings are just crying out to be modelled as they make a fantastic backdrop and I wondered if you had done a mock up using the computer program ?

    The inspiration for Penhydd feed merchants came from those lovely buildings.


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  9. Pugsley

    Pugsley Western Thunderer

    I can confirm that there was definitely a padlock on the thread around lunchtime, as I was puzzled as to why it had been locked - I see nothing controversial in good modelling  ;D
  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    That's odd, because it wasn't me!! I shall have to review the admin logs
  11. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Superb!  :drool:


  12. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Hi Geoff  :wave:

    Lovely layout & wonderful photo's  8) :bowdown:..........could we see a track plan ?

    Cheers Phill  :thumbs:
  13. Nice stuff, Geoff - and thanks for the compliment in name of the feed merchants. (Surprised you didn't have me as a manure producer!)
    I won't use any icons as I know you don't like them: also, I can think of at least two things wrong with your layout, and you know what they are.*  ;)

    I can lock every topic I have created: you may need to review the system-wide settings.

    *In case anyone is wondering, long running joke about period and scale.
  14. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Thanks Simon, I have removed the user permission
  15. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Geoff, Welcome and what a superb layout. Thanks for posting.
  16. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Morning Chaps,
    Thank you for all your comments, this place has a nice warm friendly feel to it and I must say it hasn't took me long to feel at home. I had a good snoop around yesterday and came across some real quality modelling.
    It was a pleasant surprise to see some fantastic photos of milk tanks which is just what I needed, so a big thank you for all who were involved in putting those together.

    Moving on........ 

    Thanks for that Pugsley you have made my day. I most likely locked myself out by won't be the first time  ::)  :D

    Phil, you should find both track and location plans attached together with a couple of overhead views, when all are pieced together it will hopefully make sense.
    I apologise to Mr. Dunkley for not drawing your attention to his core business and would like to point out there are far more than two things wrong with the layout.  It is my intention to upgrade, improve and extend Penhydd as time goes but conversion to 'S' is a none starter, sorry Simon.

    The following photos show the branch from goods yard the end of the line.  I'm going to give you all a break now before you become bored with the same old thing.


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  17. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Geoff,

    total inspiration for any scale/region - many thanks for posting, more than a yardstick to aim at with my up-coming 16' effort.


  18. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Geoff, what an absolutely FANTASTIC layout. :bowdown: :bowdown:The scenery is SUPERB :bowdown: Thankyou for posting

    Rob :wave:
  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    You didn't look at any of my stuff, then....[​IMG]
    Glad you're making yourself at home, though, I have to join the queue to say how good this layout is - fantastic scenery in particular!
    :)) :)) :)) Nice one !! :thumbs:
  20. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Thanks again chaps for your kind words.      :-[

    I think your best bet is to place the buildings on the layout and juggle them about until you have a workable scene, perhaps make a few rough copies out of cereal packets but with the proportions adjusted slightly here and there. This is something I always do, in time your eye adjusts to the scene and what you thought was rubbish looks good, a bit like seeing a new build going up in the area you live. At first it is a blot on the landscape and then you sort of accept it.
    In an ideal world I would love to have found space to model Ashburton Maltings in full, in the end I just took little bits of the buildings and tried to blend them together without giving a crowded appearance.  Like you I also want a Dairy or Creamery, call it what you will but still want to retain a feeling of space. The plan at the moment is to have this either as a mask for the cassette deck or as a self contained cassette in it's own right. Planning is well advanced and a mock up is slowly being put together.

    The row of cottages below started of as a cereal packet and in the end were modelled in perspective. It took many attempts to get the scene I wanted whilst trying to keep the feeling of open space. I think it was Mr Rice who came up with the term," Selective Compression" which sums up modelling to a tee.


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