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Author Topic: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset  (Read 1652 times)

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2018, 04:23:29 pm »
def  Slow and Delightful.....

coff..
Serene and Dignified.....
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2018, 11:45:33 am »
Good morning all,

I've certainly heard it called worse than Slow and Delightful or Serene and Dignified - Slow and Dirty is one that springs to mind, completely unjustified in my humble opinion!

I'm please to report I now have 2 complete loops of track! As you can see below I have carried out extensive testing (playing) :D




The fiddle yard for the mainlines are substantially complete. I've decided to order a couple of new points to replace some of the old ones that have seen better days, rather do it now than wish I had in a couple of months time. These should arrive in the next couple of days, this will give me 8 storage loops in total for the mainline. Sorry I can't work out how to rotate the photo :hmmm:




And finally a picture of 9F 92220 'Evening Star' on The Pines Express with a blurred 4F in the background on a local freight



Once all the track is down next on the to do list are back scenes and the control panel, these are things I can be doing on an evening after work so hopefully things should progress a little quicker! Thanks for looking.

Andy

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2018, 04:07:16 pm »
looking   really good!!
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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 07:04:33 pm »
Evening all,

It's been a while since my last update, progress has been a little slow but I'm pleased to report that all track has now been laid both in the scenic section....




and in the fiddle yard.....





You'll also notice that a couple of backscenes have appeared, I'm planning to add another 2 either side of the central access / operating well and 2 to the side of the board (which will follow the profile of the hills) to prevent locos and rolling stock plummeting to the floor!

The next week or so will be spent wiring up power feeds and switches and linking them back to the control panel, shown in the picture below (I apologise for the terrible joinery skills on display!)




Also had a trip to the Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster on Saturday, a few nice layouts and I managed to pick up a BR Standard 4 2-6-0 for a decent price which, although not as common as the 4-6-0 version, did appear on the Somerset and Dorset.

Once I've completed the wiring and backscenes I'll be moving on to scenery, starting with the tunnel mouths to the fiddle yard.

Thanks for looking and I hopefully won't keep you waiting so long for the next updates

Andy



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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2018, 07:41:05 pm »
That looks  very good indeed.
Will you be creating a tunnel on the far side up against the wall?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 08:06:24 pm »
Thank you port perran

Yes I'm intending to create a tunnel there, the plan is to create a section of backscene from 3mm ply cut to follow the outline of the hill which will keep the scenery away from the wall itself

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 09:10:53 pm »
This is sizing up to be a great layout.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2018, 10:03:37 am »
That's looking great, Andy :thumbsup:

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 07:21:08 pm »
Looking good......I'm following with interest  :greatpicturessign:
If it looks right, it probably is right.

 

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