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Author Topic: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset  (Read 715 times)

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 05:27:25 pm »
I believe the platform curves are 74cm / 29 inches at the tightest point, although I may be wrong!

That should be fine, as I believe the minimum radius curve without huge gaps for the passengers to leap across is circa 24" :thumbsup:

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 07:00:32 pm »
Another product that sprngs to mind is the recently introduced brass etch of doors and windows for Evercreech station from Peedie models (requested initially by a forum member).

https://www.peediemodels.com/proddetail.php?prod=PMPE33095
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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 08:38:15 pm »
Thanks for those Dorsetmike I was hoping to scratch build all or at least some of the station buildings so those windows and doors will be perfect

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 10:25:36 pm »
If you searched E bay N Gauge, locomotives, kits as criteria there seem to be a few already built examples of the Langley Standard 4 460.  Various states and standards of finish.  Costing from silly money down to possibly tolerable.

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2017, 03:33:55 pm »
Afternoon all, firstly thanks to everyone for their comments, suggestions and advice so far, I've made a bit of progress with the layout today.

Over the past month or so I've been putting together the baseboards, 9mm plywood braced with 2x1" softwood timber and 2x2" softwood timber legs. This afternoon I've been leveling the board, each leg has an adjustable foot, laying out the track plan and sorting through the track I've rescued from a previous layout. I've laid the set track curves at the far end of the layout and tacked these in place.



I'm expecting a delivery of track tomorrow which gives me all the remaining track I need to complete the scenic section of the layout, once this is done I will start work on the fiddle yard.

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 03:43:16 pm »
Super progress!

I think this will be an excellent layout.

All the best.

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2017, 04:02:21 pm »
Looking forward to ongoing progress

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 05:29:28 pm »
Evening all, I've not made much progress this week, work just seems to get in the way! However I managed to get home a few hours early today and have started to cut and lay some track. I've stopped for the evening as I now need to solder some wires to create the isolating sections, heres a picture of the progress made so far




Hopefully will get a bit more track laid over the weekend as well as squeezing in a visit to Hull Model Railway Show :)

I've also ordered the brass etched doors and windows for Evercreech Junction station from Peedie Models as recommended by Dorsetmike, thanks for the recommendation, so will be able to make a start on scratch building the station building.

Thanks for looking

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 05:31:22 pm »
Very good to see progress being made.
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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 01:52:23 pm »
Another product that sprngs to mind is the recently introduced brass etch of doors and windows for Evercreech station from Peedie models (requested initially by a forum member).

https://www.peediemodels.com/proddetail.php?prod=PMPE33095


There's even a thread on that very subject here:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38211.msg455433#msg455433




You could skew the angle of the track by just a few degrees in comparison to the baseboard edge to take away a potential faint whiff of 'train set'. Angles tend to look more realistic.

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 10:01:48 pm »
Thank you CarriageShed, I must admit the track running parallel to the edge of the baseboard had worried me, skewing the angle of the track seems such a simple solution......unfortunately I laid quite a bit of track at the weekend and i'm loathed to take it up. That said I think I can live with it, I shall try to disguise it best I can with scenery.

Here are a couple of photos showing the progress made with track laying, the branch is laid up to the fiddle yard, most of the mainline through to the station has been laid and so has the shed area.  I've incorporated a number of isolating sections, just need to tidy up the joins in the track with some spare sleepers




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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 11:46:28 am »
The track is scarily close to the baseboard edge at the RHS so I hope there will be some sort of edging there to prevent tears at bedtime :goggleeyes: :worried:

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Re: Evercombe Junction - Somewhere on the Somerset and Dorset
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 08:41:30 pm »
No need to panic newportnobby.....I will be putting a backscene along that edge once track laying in complete I certainly wouldn’t want anything dropping off the edge  :no:

 

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