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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #195 on: October 30, 2017, 02:38:32 pm »
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #196 on: October 30, 2017, 02:56:06 pm »
Not like this little ensemble, then..............



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Those are brilliant!!
How did you do the lettering? - I think Iím going to build some of my stash of kits.....

Just a thought: Dave Dee, Dozy, Mick & Titch.....

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #197 on: October 31, 2017, 08:55:21 am »
How did you do the lettering? - I think Iím going to build some of my stash of kits.....

Just a thought: Dave Dee, Dozy, Mick & Titch.....


@sp1
Not my work, I'm afraid. I spotted them at a show earlier this year.
BTW - you've forgotten poor Beaky ;)

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #198 on: October 31, 2017, 12:18:43 pm »
How did you do the lettering? - I think Iím going to build some of my stash of kits.....

Just a thought: Dave Dee, Dozy, Mick & Titch.....


@sp1
Not my work, I'm afraid. I spotted them at a show earlier this year.
BTW - you've forgotten poor Beaky ;)

Whoops! Poor Beaky!

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #199 on: November 14, 2017, 10:22:22 pm »
Organising the next sections: the Carmarthen-Llandyssul road (Davies Street) runs left to right, Glanawmon rises up the hill, Station Road runs down by the buffer stop,  Castle Road tunnels under the platforms, and the River Tyweli trickles across the foreground.

The central section of the village - looks as if it will be mainly cliff-side!  The shelf on the left will support the Farmers' Arms.

The same section grassed ready for trees and buildings.

The Carmarthen road section grassed ready to have its hedges foliated.

And how the section fits to the end section.

The modern barn on the backscene needs to be hidden by the trees on the bank, but it's starting to look better.

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Layout thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23416

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #200 on: November 15, 2017, 11:48:54 am »
That's looking really very good :thumbsup:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #201 on: November 15, 2017, 05:02:39 pm »
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: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #202 on: November 18, 2017, 01:17:32 pm »
I've made some trees to go on the bank - and even after adding a few ModelTreeShop examples,still found I needed many more!

I've been wondering what to put in the corner of the goods yard.  Only the water tank was planned for there, but it looks lost.  The station did have a timber business but it was the other end, where I am pressed for room, and I don't want to put it at "the wrong end".
I've had one helpful suggestion about using a barn I had sidelined as being the wrong style for Pencader farms: have a stable and provender store for the station's horses.  Would it be this big?  What about an agricultural merchant?  Clynderwen and Cardiganshire Farmers Ltd began near the start of the 20th C.  Perhaps they opened a branch in Pencader...
Any opinions?

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #203 on: January 06, 2018, 11:37:44 pm »
I've started to put together one of my Christmas presents: Greenmax 2814 lower quadrant signals.  For more of the story, go to
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39359.msg474236#msg474236

The parts are not just tiny - they are miniscule!  :goggleeyes: But as we did choose to model in N-gauge, I suppose it's what we asked for.



The post base is in three parts: first I tried cutting them all from the fret. The smaller projection goes in the hole in the base. Magnifying glass needed!



The I decided that it was easier to fit it before cutting the base from the fret.



And to make the rest of the signal up before gluing to the base.



The finished article -  I'll try to fit two temporarily to the layout later.


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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #204 on: January 08, 2018, 11:42:46 am »
The Dukedog is cleared through to the Pencader Tunnel Loop box, the distant being interlocked between the two boxes (in my dreams!).



The single home is there just to show you the detailed back view.  That end of the station would have to be protected by a light signal in the tunnel as the point is so close to the tunnel mouth.  The signals will benefit from being at ballast height when they are finally fixed.


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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #205 on: January 08, 2018, 12:21:25 pm »
Lovely photos.
Thank you for sharing.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #206 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:33 am »
My eyesight held out while I put the rest of the kit together!  :goggleeyes:

And use of the file and a bit of painting even produced a signal to control shunting into the goods yard.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #207 on: March 06, 2018, 10:29:45 am »
Progress seems to have been slow during the bad weather, but I have been trying to build a module of the centre of Pencader - Station Road's cottages, the Post Office (Swyddfa'r Post) and the war memorial.  It's the first time I've tried to build a module on a slope and it was strange to be cutting doors and windows at an angle to the ground level!

Here is the frontage of Station Road.

and the back yards still need to be detailed.

I'm hoping that the annoying little gap below the phone box won't show as you look up Station Road from the front of the layout!


This is what it looks like today - the cottages have been rendered since the 1930s, and you'll see I had to take liberties with the back of the post office because of lack of space.  :worried:


The only building still standing from GWR days on the Henllan station site (now Teifi Railway) is the warehouse which I think was used by the Drefach Woollen Mills.  So I had to make a model.



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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #208 on: March 07, 2018, 01:54:35 pm »
When Colin released the Dean Goods, I bought a green Great Western 2576 and mentioned to Colin that it was a shame he had settled on BR black for the 2516 as it had been allocated to Carmarthen before the war and would have run on my Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line.
Today the postman brought a package from the IoM containing a Great Western 2516!  :claphappy: :bounce: :claphappy:

How's that for personal service!



Thank you so much, Colin!
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #209 on: March 07, 2018, 08:14:02 pm »
Agreed. Great service from Colin deserving of applause :claphappy:

 

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