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Author Topic: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway  (Read 1127 times)

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Offline Bluestone

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The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« on: October 04, 2015, 05:03:14 pm »
Hello Everyone.

A long term wish of mine is to model to the Blackpool Tramway in N gauge, luckily thanks to Tom Williamson and Thornton Gate this has become possible such as the Balloon tram kits which have become available and his amazing layout.

I've been looking for a prototype for some time now, I looked at the seafront and I liked it but I'm going for a more "Urban" area, So I've bent the rules of fabric of reality to create a new section of track. Which is nearby the seafront but has "Proper" track and an enclosed area.

You may be asking is it based off Cabin on the real tramway- sought of, more of a "Parallel" world sort of thing with a backstory of a famous captain who had a pub which became the "The Captain's Cabin"- It just came to me randomly!

The stock will be- converted Matchbox Typhoo trams- which will become standard trams and a Balloon tram which will be painted into something unique. I have the bodyshell. I may even create some "creations" of my own.

I've got some pictures here with the TCC watermark. As with Tom's I thought it would be a pretty cool idea, your feedback would be very appreciated!


The main view, showing the crossovers. (Please ignore the temporary background!) 



A final view showing the partially converted tram.


Best Regards

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Re: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 05:20:28 pm »
Looking forward to seeing your progress, Michael. If it is anything like Tom's layout, we will be watching it at Warley soon.
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Re: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 11:19:17 pm »
 :hellosign: Bluestone, really looking forward to see this develop.
regards Derek.

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Re: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 03:50:26 am »
So is a bloke Downunder!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 07:09:22 pm »
Thanks everyone!  :NGaugersRule:

The unseen balloon tram fate will be most likely be decided in terms of paint/livery tomorrow, and perhaps the elusive brill or kato chassis may be found.


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Re: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 08:19:05 pm »
Well a very interesting and positive looking start.

I see your using Set track point work which is ideal for Blackpool or for that matter most tramways

I would doubt you'd get a Kato chassis to fit in a Balloon, been there, done that, didn't work!
Kato's are ideal for your Matchbox cars but I would strongly recommend using a Bachmann Brill trolly for the Balloon, you'll have less problems in the long run.

Livery wise, interested to see what you come back with. The only detours from the truth I ever did was actual advertisements for Virgin Trains and Warley NEC... but these were agreed real promo ad campaigns!

Still well done, good start, will be watching with interest.   

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Re: The Captain's Cabin of the Blackpool Tramway
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 09:45:01 pm »
Hi Tom, I'm glad you like the layout, it's been fun researching the trams and various sites!

Progress stalled after attending a show and being unable to source chassis.

I've have been filing down the Balloon cast recently and I've finally decided to paint it myself and bolster my skills, so the Matchbox tram should also be primed soon.

The "TCC" logo should also be resigned over Christmas!

Best Regards
 :NGaugersRule:

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