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Author Topic: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)  (Read 9135 times)

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2017, 03:26:20 pm »
That looks like it should withstand a North Korean missile, Stu :goggleeyes:
Should I be concerned about you reaching all parts of the fiddle yard, especially of you put a backscene between it and the scenic part?

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2017, 03:33:24 pm »
That looks like it should withstand a North Korean missile, Stu :goggleeyes:
Should I be concerned about you reaching all parts of the fiddle yard, especially of you put a backscene between it and the scenic part?

It probably will Mick!  ;D I'm over 6 foot tall so I should be able to get at the fiddle yard ok. I'm going to lay all the fiddle yard track & make sure it's working before I fit the centre backscene. I suppose I could put some point motors in for the fiddle yard as well.... :hmmm:
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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 08:24:10 pm »
I suppose I could put some point motors in for the fiddle yard as well.... :hmmm:

Even though, at a pinch, I can crawl underneath to get to the fiddle yard at the back of my layout, I just don't want to rely on blade contact so will be motorising mine along with frog polarity changing via the Seeps.. If anything derails for any reason then underneath I will be forced to go.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2017, 06:36:30 am »
If you want to be absolutely certain about frog and blade power, use a Hex Frog Juicer.  Merry Christmas.
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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2017, 10:03:11 pm »
More woodwork & progress made. Cover lids made from ply in 3 sections to protect the layout when not in use, still some a few bits of strengthening needed to finish them off but I'm happy with how it's all looking so far.








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« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 10:06:47 pm by mk1gtstu »
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2017, 10:50:22 pm »
Time to concentrate a bit on the track layout  :) Laid & glued down some cork sheet in the fiddle yard area..


Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2017, 10:52:24 pm »
Temporarily pinned some flexi track in place roughly just to see what it looks like..


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My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2017, 10:57:37 pm »
Tested out where the viaduct is going to go, had to build up some packing quite a way to support the viaduct pillars but it will allow me to do the landscaping below. The viaduct (which I've had for a while) I'm using is the Ratio kit one as it's a close match to the prototype. I may add another arch to it just to fill up the space...



That's it for now,

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Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2017, 09:46:25 am »
Good to see the progress, Stu. I guess the rubbish telly has given you more time, eh? ;)

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2017, 12:33:51 pm »
Good to see the progress, Stu. I guess the rubbish telly has given you more time, eh? ;)

Cheers Mick, yeah would rather do this than watch the rubbish on TV  ;)

Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2017, 10:27:41 pm »
Some good progress made today, more cork laid down & some risers glued in place on baseboard 2 for the track bed...







Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2017, 10:32:46 pm »
On baseboard 1 the first bits of flexi track laid & glued on the curves



Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2017, 11:37:19 am »
Took advantage of a break in the weather yesterday, cold but sunny so spray painted the viaduct in grey primer outdoors. It's final length will be 12 arches, not 16 like the prototype but it should look the part once in place I hope.






Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2017, 11:44:36 am »
I've also been wanting a small bridge to go on baseboard 2 but not found one in the style I wanted. So I decided on making my own using parts out of Ratio bridges, thin ply & plasticard, here is the result...







Not perfect but should look a little better once painted & weathered down a bit.


My track laying has been held up due to waiting for my order of points for the fiddle yard but they have arrived in the post this morning so hoping to get back to track laying soon.

Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2017, 11:56:30 am »
Both those bridges look fantastic. I love the one you have made up.  Thanks for the pics.

Matt

 

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