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Offline JohnN

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Re: Bransty
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 10:25:37 am »
That's coming on a treat, a really lovely looking layout. And even more impressive given the 27 year gap and how far you've come with it in a relatively short space of time.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bransty
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2017, 11:38:11 am »
Looking really good.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Bransty
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 07:43:19 pm »
Found the time over Christmas to add a few more bits to the layout. Started with the brewery adding a brick wall to divide the central road area creating a yard area which will get populated with barrels, sacks and men doing brewery stuff in time. Have only got a LMS truck in there at the moment



I also added an water crane which according to the packet is an LNWR one which fits the theme. Couldn't find any photos of one in the Cumbria area so we'll assume its fine!



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Re: Bransty
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 08:36:58 pm »

I also added an water crane which according to the packet is an LNWR one which fits the theme. Couldn't find any photos of one in the Cumbria area so we'll assume its fine!

For a layout based on the Bransty are of Whitehaven, I think a L&NWR water crane is ideal.  As would be a Furness Railway one.

Your layout is coming on very well indeed; congratulations!

With best wishes.

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Re: Bransty
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2018, 09:25:53 pm »
Cheers for the kind feedback.

I uploaded a few videos to Flickr recently.

Tried out some double heading based on photos (http://cumbrianrailways.zenfolio.com/p536504184) I'd seen of a Keswick to Euston service: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_fergusons/28173177969/in/album-72157677753048331/

Also gave my NCB tank a run around. Normally just shunts near the brewery:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_fergusons/39988263782/in/album-72157677753048331/

And today my nuclear flask wagon arrived. Read somewhere they started being double headed sometime in the 90s so this kinda works:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_fergusons/39996248272/in/album-72157677753048331/

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Re: Bransty
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2018, 09:45:28 pm »
Haven't done many additions to the layout recently. Seem to spending most of my time playing with trains rather than modelling. That said add a few bits. A signal from P&D Marsh Railways, speed limit sign, some telegraph poles and a station sign. Not entirely happy with the feet of the station sign, so may remove these and see how it stands without them (have a spare if it refuses to stay upright).







Also been making a few videos. Uploaded the first one to flickr, link below. It's of the Sectorisation Era which my layout wasn't designed for but I think it looks ok. Had some old wagons from that era in my collection and found plenty of inspiration from flickr of trains in the Whitehaven area in that era.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_fergusons/42791203472/in/datetaken-ff/






 

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