Quayside & warehouses

Discussion in 'GB2. The Display Track Build' started by Stubby47, 24 August 2018.

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    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    As it states, a simple single track, in front of some warehouses, probably inlaid, with a stone quay wall.

    Inspiration comes from the Barbican in Plymouth and the harbour at Portreath.

    This is the main idea.


    This is the sort of style, but the brickwork will be replaced with granite stones.

  2. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Most of my modelling is in 4mm, this will be no exception. The plank will probably be only 6"-7" wide and a couple of feet long. If I can manage it, it will also be incorporated into a cameo-style layout, at some point.

    So there will be a quay wall, but no water, and the buildings will be an inch or so deep.

    One item I'd like to include is a 'working' sack hoist.

    Meanwhile, I've been looking at potentially suitable bits of 5mm ply and 2x1 in the wood pile.
  3. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    LACK shelf.........110cm x 26cm........complete with wall bracket.....

    Just saying.........
  4. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Rob, but far too wide. Plus I've got to use the spare wood or else it might get 'donated' to a bonfire...
  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Some nice interesting buildings at Exeter Quay Stu...

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  6. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    Dave and Shirley Rowe modelled those warehouses on their layout Exebridge Quay.
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  7. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Chris, they look promising.

    Nice cobbles too.
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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Indeed they did...

    exebridge quay - Google Search
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  9. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    Saw that many years ago at Bristol. It was one of those models that left an impression for its quality. I tend not to remember too many exhibition layouts seen over the years, but that is one of them.
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  10. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    And did they not contain the late lamented Exeter Maritime Museum in real life. I often wonder where that all went .......?
  11. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Some peace and quiet in the garage has enabled me to make these today.

    A lap-tray for working inside and the basic photo plank.

  12. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Portreath Harbour - some detail photos.

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  13. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Get the DAS ready, Stubbers !!!
  14. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Bought some today :)
  15. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I also picked up this £2.00 laser cut building. I think it's a Christmas Tree decoration, but I see potential as a warehouse, once all the excess tags are removed.

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