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Author Topic: Worsley Works Clacton 309  (Read 1389 times)

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Offline AndyRA

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Worsley Works Clacton 309
« on: November 12, 2016, 04:19:30 pm »
Although a little out of period I couldn't resist one of these in the original maroon livery. Only purchased the sides and stuck them onto old Minitrix coaches. The cab ends were fabricated in plasticard that was drilled and filed. Commonwealth bogies from the NGS and a 20m Tomytec power unit.

Andy.


If it looks difficult it probably is, but might as well get on with it anyway!

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 05:36:22 pm »
Looks very smart.

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 06:52:16 pm »
I like it!
If you like it run it......

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 07:00:44 pm »
That looks really good Andy. Lovely to see one in the original maroon with curved windows. Brings back wonderful memories of riding on them in this condition. Many thanks for posting such an evocative shot. 

I am quite envious as I've been trying to put one of these together using the WW etches with some Farish donor coaches and I'm stuck with the driving ends/roofs sections.

Could I ask if you found any details of the underframe arrangements? I have been unable to find any to date.

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 07:29:09 pm »
I'll have to have a dig into my files, I think I might have something somewhere? In the meantime there is quite a good gallery of about 300 photos at:-

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=clacton%20309

Does show some of the underframe detail.

Andy.
If it looks difficult it probably is, but might as well get on with it anyway!

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 03:11:08 pm »
If only...  Very nice. I also remember them in that wonderful maroon livery as "a lad"...

Jerry
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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 02:38:54 pm »
Although a little out of period I couldn't resist one of these in the original maroon livery. Only purchased the sides and stuck them onto old Minitrix coaches. The cab ends were fabricated in plasticard that was drilled and filed. Commonwealth bogies from the NGS and a 20m Tomytec power unit.

Andy.




That does look lovely. Very pleasing front end to these units.

What layout is that on? can we see more of it please?

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2016, 06:28:34 pm »
The layout is my own 'West Coast - Southern section', have added four more pictures to the gallery today at

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=2531;u=5731

Andy.
If it looks difficult it probably is, but might as well get on with it anyway!

Layout :- West Coast (Southern Section)
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=2531;u=5731

Full story and pics at:-
https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastSouthernSection/

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2016, 06:48:56 pm »
The layout is my own 'West Coast - Southern section', have added four more pictures to the gallery today at

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=2531;u=5731

Andy.


Wow layout and stock look fantastic...........is the tube stock the NTrain 1959 stock?

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2016, 07:16:23 pm »
The Tube stock is all scratchbuilt, now being about 18 years old so predating the N-trains sets.
The main component is a moulded coach roof, with plasticard sides and ends, windows drilled out and needle filed. Doors were cut out from the sides and roof and recessed into the bodyside. Powered by a Tomytec chassis. Rest of the bogies were all cut down Lima ones. :NGaugersRule:

Andy.
If it looks difficult it probably is, but might as well get on with it anyway!

Layout :- West Coast (Southern Section)
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=2531;u=5731

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2016, 08:41:26 pm »
Excellent job on the layout and the unusual stock :thumbsup:

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2016, 11:03:05 pm »
The Tube stock is all scratchbuilt, now being about 18 years old so predating the N-trains sets.
The main component is a moulded coach roof, with plasticard sides and ends, windows drilled out and needle filed. Doors were cut out from the sides and roof and recessed into the bodyside. Powered by a Tomytec chassis. Rest of the bogies were all cut down Lima ones. :NGaugersRule:

Andy.

Both the tube stock and 309 look really good, any chance of some more pics. at some point?

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 11:16:06 am »
The Tube stock is all scratchbuilt, now being about 18 years old so predating the N-trains sets.
The main component is a moulded coach roof, with plasticard sides and ends, windows drilled out and needle filed. Doors were cut out from the sides and roof and recessed into the bodyside. Powered by a Tomytec chassis. Rest of the bogies were all cut down Lima ones. :NGaugersRule:

Andy.

Love the pictures of Harrow and Wealdstone. I used to travel from there to Euston to work in Central London in the late 80s and you have captured the look and feel of the station superbly. I actually recognised it without seeing the station name and the photo caption.

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« Last Edit: November 20, 2016, 11:55:30 pm by JonHarbour, Reason: Further details added. »
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2017, 09:00:31 pm »
Izzy;
'Modern Locomotives Illustrated' No. 183 dated June 2010-July 2010 is dedicated to the GE section first generation EMUs.
There are a number of 'Clacton' set photos which show at least some of the underframe detail.
I'm not sure if a volume of Brian Haresnape's 'British Rail Fleet Survey' about twenty years ago got as far as the first generation EMUs-I know it did for DMUs.
This class, as built with rounded front windows and in maroon, were/are an all time favourite of mine, especially as one could stand in the corridor looking into the intermediate driver's position and read the speedo and see you were actually doing an indicated 100 mph, when such speeds were distinctly rare otherwise on the GE section!
HTH
Martyn
« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 11:35:29 am by martyn, Reason: extra info »

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Re: Worsley Works Clacton 309
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 01:07:59 am »
Love that 309 and love your layout.  Whilst I've been toying with the idea of coming back to N gauge, if I do, your layout has been the primary inspiration for me coming back to N.  Thank you for sharing your amazing work

 

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