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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2018, 10:27:36 pm »
Absolutely fabulous!  I love the play of the light on The Great Bear.  Proper spit 'n' polish back then.

Many thanks.

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2018, 12:35:28 pm »
Just  :jawdropping:

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2018, 08:27:45 pm »
we would all love to see totnes photos, a lot has been put into this project

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2018, 07:56:49 pm »
Stunningly superb modelling.   :thumbsup: 

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« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2018, 07:59:55 pm »
agree there. its like a miniature masterpiece. loved pendon, loved your depiction of ashburton and totnes

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2018, 01:44:47 pm »
Did anyone notice the point rodding alongside the Great Bear...?

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2018, 04:19:54 pm »
Hi CarriageShed,
Well spotted. The point rodding was made by a "quick and dirty" method. Peco track pins were put in for each pair of rodding at salient changes of direction, then cotton was stretched between them (one length each side of the pins). Everything was tweaked to the best alignment (in plan and in elevation), cross pieces of micro strip were added to keep the rodding parallel and fine plastic rodding was fixed in grooves in the ballast to represent the cross-track linkages. Everything was stuck with CA glue and left overnight. Finally, the track pins were cut down to just below rail level and the lot was painted - rust for the rodding and darker brown for the area of the cranks to represent grease.
All fairly simple and robust and at least gives an indication that something is going on.
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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 09:44:37 pm »
TOTNES Chapter 4

More photos and notes


This photograph Tony Wright 2008
Dean goods No. 2568 hauling an up livestock train on the through line, under the road bridge at the south-western end of Totnes station. The reinforced concrete water tank to the right was recently built as part of the 1930s remodelling.


This photograph Barry Norman 2009
Daws Creamery and its prominent chimney with the River Dart in the foreground and the station beyond.

And now, a couple of vignettes.


Based on a photograph Barry Norman 2009
The River Dart weir and the penstock of the Town Mill leat. To the left is the rail bridge over the river.


The up Dean goods is now approaching Dainton Tunnel.

Totnes made its exhibition debut at Railwells in August 2008 and was featured in the January 2009 issue of British Railway Modelling magazine and issue No 205 of the Model Railway Journal. Outings included Doncaster in February 2010, when it received the British Railway Modelling "Layout of the Year" award, Aylesbury in May 2010, St Albans in January 2011, were it was awarded the Denis Moore cup for the best scenic layout and Uckfield in October 2012.
After several quiet years, its most recent appearance was on 8-9 April 2017 at Trainwest, Corsham.

Best wishes,

John
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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 09:47:00 pm »
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keep up the good work chris

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #54 on: Today at 12:28:25 pm »
Hi CarriageShed,
Well spotted. The point rodding was made by a "quick and dirty" method. Peco track pins were put in for each pair of rodding at salient changes of direction, then cotton was stretched between them (one length each side of the pins). Everything was tweaked to the best alignment (in plan and in elevation), cross pieces of micro strip were added to keep the rodding parallel and fine plastic rodding was fixed in grooves in the ballast to represent the cross-track linkages. Everything was stuck with CA glue and left overnight. Finally, the track pins were cut down to just below rail level and the lot was painted - rust for the rodding and darker brown for the area of the cranks to represent grease.
All fairly simple and robust and at least gives an indication that something is going on.
John

Hi John

It certainly looks effective. I have something relatively similar in mind but using microstrip for the rodding lengths. This seems to match the squared-off shape of the real thing and shouldn't be too hard to lay in long strips... if I ever get around to it!

Peter

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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #55 on: Today at 12:54:42 pm »
Peter,
Thank you for your comment and good luck with that.
My only concern is the vulnerability of microstrip when track cleaning, etc. Cotton or button thread, although not having the right cross section, would be much more forgiving and the section is not very obvious at normal viewing distances.
John
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Re: Ashburton and Totnes
« Reply #56 on: Today at 01:31:18 pm »
Peter - I agree with John. I think microstrip of a scale size will be very vulnerable. I experimented when adding rodding to Wrenton - details of my trials start at http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.735 - and finished up using wire.

 

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