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Cemaes Bay
« on: January 01, 2017, 05:23:04 pm »
Cemaes Bay, is my attempt at meddling with history with a "what if" the original proposal for the Anglesey Central Railway had actually reached Cemaes Bay rather than stopping at Amlwch.  As with the actual line to Amlwch history remains unchanged until the late fifties when Cemaes Bay proximity to the proposed Wylfa nuclear power station makes it ideal for transporting nuclear fuel (in preference to Valley).  Well that's the backstory which gives me the opportunity to run multiple eras. 
I actually started this early 2015 and got as far as wiring the track work and then stalled with fitting the point motors. The board is 1.2m by 0.3m and is very conventional in construction, track work is Peco code 80.  I have to build the second board which will have the fiddle yard and the spur/ head shunt that is missing from the first board. Hopefully progress in 2017 will be steady.



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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 05:36:29 pm »
Looking forward to seeing this develop.
I like "what if" layouts.
Hope you manage to get some modelling time in 2017.

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 07:43:44 pm »
Managed to get some time to fit and wire up the point motors.  I decided to use the Peco wire looms for four of the points rather than soldering, certainly made life a lot easier.  The points will be controlled using Peco switches, however in the short term a temporary control panel will be set up to test the system before putting down the ballast. 



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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 11:41:10 pm »
Unfortunately no progress in checking out the performance of the point motors. However, I thought I would get an idea of how it could look.  I am using some ratio kits I have for the station building, goods shed and other bits.  The signal box (based on Colwyn Bay)  I built this for a club layout we scrapped last year, it needs a little TLC.  Fairly happy with the arrangement, when I fit the missing headshunt I can check out the operation of the yard.  Well here are a few pictures, thanks for looking.






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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 12:12:59 am »
Coming along very nicely!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 11:59:19 am »
I like it!
(Thanks for opting for electrofrogs ;))

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 04:41:20 pm »
There has been some progress on the layout, although it has been rather tedious as in a moment of madness I decided to paint the rails and sleepers.  Hopefully when it has been ballasted it will look ok. Whilst in the painting mode the platform edges (Peco) have been done and the NGS shock wagons I picked up from the NGS stand at the last Dapol open day have also gone into the paint shop. 

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 05:41:02 am »
Think we all have those moments, madness that is   lol.       :laugh: :laugh:   
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 06:44:50 am »
Just took another look at this.

Love the neatly laid track and equally neat wiring!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 11:29:01 pm »
Bealman thanks for your kind comments on the wiring and track.
I feel some might say my moments are continuous when it comes to railways Steamie+ :D

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 07:22:58 am »
Bealman thanks for your kind comments on the wiring and track.
I feel some might say my moments are continuous when it comes to railways Steamie+ :D

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 12:46:41 am »
Well it has been quite a while since I updated this thread with progress of this layout.
Wiring has been completed and a apart from one dead spot it works fine, soon as I have figured out the dead spot ballasting will commence.  The two building shells have been painted, requires toning down as they are too bright.  The platform has been started and the station yard ground level is being built up to rail height.  I have tried to upload some images it appears rather unsuccessfully so they might have to follow tomorrow.

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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 07:41:48 am »


Looking along the layout from the station yard, not quite sure which side to have the back scene on. 


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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 07:57:15 am »
I'd be tempted to go with the left side in the above photo, but if the layout is portable and able to be operated from both sides, why not a portable backscene?  :hmmm:
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Re: Cemaes Bay
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 09:42:04 am »
I'd go with the LHS as well but that's because I like to look across platforms at trains rather than the train blocking out the platform :hmmm:

 

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