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Author Topic: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller  (Read 9520 times)

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The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« on: April 10, 2016, 10:00:59 am »
Yesterday was a good day; for the first time ever I have two layouts fully running and ready for exhibitions. I also have plenty of bookings for 2016 - well plenty for me as I don't want to be away for too many weekends each year.

Ridgacre Branch is my first N gauge layout and I have posted pictures before. This is a complete branch line set in the late fifties or very eraly sixties with three stations all in a space of 44" by 27"

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 10:03:38 am »
The Second is Little Aller which is based on (but not a propoer model of) Aller Junction in Devon in the early sixties. This is slightly bigger at 84" by 40 ".

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 10:24:56 am »
Nice work, Chris :thumbsup:
Whereabouts in the country are you as I may be looking for an N gauge layout for a show in November this year?
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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 11:41:24 am »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  really inspirational, super work, thanks for sharing
regards Derek.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 12:32:52 pm »
Excellent work.
Great modelling.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 10:20:13 am »
Looks like Dr Beeching has finally caught up with the Ridgacre Branch



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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 10:22:51 am »
Time for protests, petitions and much lobbying of local MPs, methinks.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 10:27:04 am »
The train is already fading into the background



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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 10:31:29 am »
Sometimes the motive power used seemed a bit bigger than necessary.



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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 11:17:35 am »
Chris, are the semis kits, and if so, which one? They look like the Kestel kit, but I haven't got as far as needing to build anything like that yet. The whole thing looks fab - I hope it is being closed to make way for something equally excellent.
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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 11:59:52 am »
Yes they are Kestrel and I added garages to match.

I've decided that Little Aller Junction is a better exhibition layout (more fun to watch, easier to drive and noisier) and has already been invited to more exhibitions than I have time to attend for both 2017 and 2018. After the Sutton Coldfield show at the end of this month I will leave Ridgacre stored for a while before deciding whether to dismantle or not.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 01:39:08 pm »
I enjoyed watching the trains on Little Aller Junction at the Severn Valley Railway on Saturday. 

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2017, 06:51:34 am »
I made a little video of class 22s working the Ridgacre branch.


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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 07:25:02 am »
Cool video, Chris. Thanks for posting!  :thumbsup:

Love those green locos!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 07:42:09 am »
These two are the only locos that regularly work on both my layouts. I will probably make another video of them working Little Aller Junction soon.

 

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