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Author Topic: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller  (Read 8145 times)

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #135 on: July 02, 2018, 12:16:44 pm »
I had a very good weekend at Exeter Exhibition. Little Aller Junction ran well and it was a good show with plenty of variety and styles of modelling. I ran 1963 stock on Saturday and 1968 stock on Sunday which added interest for me as an operator. Had a few interesting chats regarding spot the incorrect items for 1968. I might keep these issues and try asking those who are knowledgeable if they can spot the inconsistencies at future exhibitions as it gives rise to interesting conversations. I think there were two definite and one possible mistakes. At least nobody mentioned anything I didnít know about. A similar conversation on Saturday questioned whether Western Enterprise ever used the Torbay line while in desert sand livery. One chap said he hadnít been able to find photographic eveidence of this but of course that doesnít prove that she didnít.
The layout is now back together at home and working fine; just one bit of rail at the board join needed to be resoldered. Next stop Taunton in October. Iíll be spending the next few weeks enjoying the sun and my garden railway.

Testing this morning and applying rule 1


My other ďlayoutĒ

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #136 on: July 19, 2018, 09:37:34 pm »
Summer Saturday at Aller Junction in 1959.  Itís early morning and four 4-6-0s from Newton Abbot shed are coupled together and reversing down the line to Paignton. This was not unusual.

Later that same day and to prove it must be a summer Saturday a 9F passed hauling a relief passenger train.























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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #137 on: July 20, 2018, 11:17:08 am »
Chris,
Great phots hope the 9f crew  enjoyed an ice cream at Kingswear !

If you had been modelling the current scene yesterday the same HST would have been seen three times in the hour !  Hst failed on Rattery and withdrew to Totnes to detrain than to clear line ran to NTA , changed ends and then back non stop - to take a run at the bank to LA depot.. 43303 the naughty power car.
Hopefully LA can make it fit to run to home depot for even more repairs!

Keep the pics coming and hope to get to club mid August !! 

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #138 on: July 20, 2018, 01:14:10 pm »
Many thanks, Chris, for another excellent set of photos.

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« Reply #139 on: July 20, 2018, 05:36:04 pm »
simply stunning modelling

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« Reply #140 on: July 20, 2018, 05:40:28 pm »
Lovely photos
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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« Reply #141 on: Yesterday at 08:43:39 am »
Just a few photos of the Ridgacre branch in normal use.

First Spring Hill station








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« Reply #142 on: Yesterday at 08:45:22 am »
Worlds End











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« Reply #143 on: Yesterday at 08:48:21 am »
Ridgacre








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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #144 on: Yesterday at 08:57:13 am »
The Ridgacre branch could be dismantled this coming winter. I'm still not sure but I do have a plan for Ridgacre V2. It would keep to the same principles but be slightly bigger. 54" by 39" instead of 44" by 27". This would allow 3 coach passenger trains (instead of 2 coach), a continuous run, slightly wider curves, new freight facilities at Worlds End and improved freight facilities at Ridgacre.

Just thinking at the moment.







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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #145 on: Yesterday at 09:04:08 am »
Looks good to me. Chris. Barely a straight piece of track in sight :D

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #146 on: Yesterday at 09:29:02 am »
Thank you for these splendid photographs, Chris.

I love the Ridgacre Branch.  My kind of layout!  Version two looks to improve on the original, which I wouldn't have thought possible.

Thanks again and best wishes.

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« Reply #147 on: Yesterday at 02:23:32 pm »
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