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Title: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 06, 2018, 10:52:57 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening everybody, OK planning done (for now)  :D time to get serious.

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    This is the track plan as laid & yes I love it. The Turntable (Kato) goes back to the top L/H corner after much  :hmmm: &  :uneasy: about the idea of two feeds in the previous plan, the idea is to use as a visible storage with low profile sheds at the rear, Many thanks for the idea. The Orange track at the far Right is the branch to West Porthsea Quay which is next after a complete loop is running around the shed.
   I have highlighted the red crossover as I have run out of R/H turnouts, but will be on the next order from "Traintrax".
    Will hopefully upload pictures shortly to show progess
     regards Derek. 
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 06, 2018, 11:43:26 PM

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Hello this first photo shows the Turntable & the Eastern entrance to the station. The last few hours of shed time have been to lower the layout by 160mm & to remove issues of reaching in to the corner behind the Turntable. Also have rebuilt most of the shelving & general tidy.
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  Now looking to the Western side where the lines will split. The L/H crossover will be changed over for better operations in station. hi
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Now continuing West, bridging the doorway starts taking shape.     
Thanks for looking.                     regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on January 07, 2018, 12:12:41 AM
Hi Derek,

Glad you're properly up 'n' running and all going to plan.

Great stuff and looking forward to more.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on January 07, 2018, 09:41:43 AM
Great that progress is being made.
Really looking forward to developments.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 07, 2018, 08:21:01 PM
 :hellosign: Thank you Chris & Martin, hoping to make real progress & will keep you posted.
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on January 07, 2018, 09:49:41 PM
Nice to see track going down. Not long to testing and testing and testing!!! :doh:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 07, 2018, 11:00:31 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks Brian, yes serious testing is forecast very soon
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Milton Rail on January 08, 2018, 04:26:52 PM
Great to see some photo's of your layout Derek, promising start!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on January 08, 2018, 04:34:28 PM
That looks like very good progress, Derek.  All your careful and accurate planning is paying dividends.

All good wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 09, 2018, 10:22:19 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Andrew & John, yes like this a lot & loads to follow very soon
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 27, 2018, 04:13:06 PM
 :hellosign: & Good afternoon, been a very up & down month with the layout. All started really well until my good lady wanted see where all the money had been spent. OMG time to tidy up & do some serious listening later & the Ikea shelves were on the way out & kitchen cabinets with adjustable legs are now are a strong level base. Then work & a lousy cold (not flu, had the jab) stopped progress till yesterday when B&Q again cut & supplied the 12mm Ply forming the baseboards
    The track plan has revolved 45% so the station will be on the longest wall, the R/H point in the top L/H corner is for a possible small Diesel stabling/ fueling area, the jury is still out. The two main through lines could gain a scissor crossover, would this be advantagous operationally?.
     The Orange line is the branch to West Porthsea Quay which will climb & be over the main station, but share the removable bridge over the doorway.
     Sorry all the lines are not filled (due to Scarm restrictions) but hope it all makes sense.






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Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on January 27, 2018, 07:35:57 PM
The top inner and the bottom inner & outer curves look to be quite tight radii, Derek. Is there any way to ease them a little?
Will the baseboards be permanently joined as I see you have curved and slanted track across the joins and also a point on the lower board?
Purely my opinion but I think the crossovers you have would be better made from a point as part of the inner curve joining to a point off the straight on the outer loop. Sorry if that makes no sense - I'll do a small diagram if it will help. It would take away a 'nadgery' reverse curve and possibly improve running :hmmm:

Edit:-
Knocked one up using set track to show what I'm dribbling about........
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Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on January 27, 2018, 07:37:50 PM
Pleased to see your progress Derek. Good to hear that Mrs Cornish Yorkie is fully behind the project!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 27, 2018, 08:32:30 PM
The top inner and the bottom inner & outer curves look to be quite tight radii, Derek. Is there any way to ease them a little?
Will the baseboards be permanently joined as I see you have curved and slanted track across the joins and also a point on the lower board?
Purely my opinion but I think the crossovers you have would be better made from a point as part of the inner curve joining to a point off the straight on the outer loop. Sorry if that makes no sense - I'll do a small diagram if it will help. It would take away a 'nadgery' reverse curve and possibly improve running :hmmm:

Edit:-
Knocked one up using set track to show what I'm dribbling about........
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 :hellosign: Thank you for your interest Mick, the minimum radius is 315mm, I really try to avoid smaller. I see & fully understand about the point, yes that makes loads of sense also the top curves can be easily eased. the bottom curves are sharp to try have a small a bridge as possible,  :hmmm: will look again
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 27, 2018, 08:39:16 PM
Pleased to see your progress Derek. Good to hear that Mrs Cornish Yorkie is fully behind the project!
:hellosign: Thanks for looking Keith, yes must keep all tidy now  :angel: seriously she is a real good organizer & sees things from a different angle
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on January 27, 2018, 08:57:16 PM
It's looking good, Derek.

I have found that 315mm is an ideal minimum radius.  My trains appear to like it.

With regard to a scissors crossover, this would probably be advantageous operationally.  It's the P Way people that don't like them.  There was one in Edinburgh (Waverley) and some years ago, during the 'difficult years' the P Way tried to have it removed.  The operators resisted...successfully.  Now, with traffic increasing, there are two scissors in the station!

The Kato scissors crossover is great fun: I have one on my US layout.  The ones in Waverley are great fun, too.

With best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 27, 2018, 09:12:31 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks for your imput  John, yes I chose the 315mm as it is the recommended minimum for Shinkansens & who knows what the Tardis might allow  :laugh3: . The scissor crossing I have almost a dozen times  :hmmm: maybe soon
      regards Derek.



















J
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: lil chris on January 27, 2018, 09:34:29 PM
Looking Good there Derek, pleased to see you have made a start. Its best to try and sort any possible problems you may have before you lay the track, some good advice from Mick about the crossing. Not sure what radius 315mm is, call me old fashioned but has long has its not less than 9" in old money you will be ok. Tracksetta's are handy for making curves from flexitrack, I have a 9" and a straight one.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on January 28, 2018, 06:36:12 AM
Looking Good there Derek, pleased to see you have made a start. Its best to try and sort any possible problems you may have before you lay the track, some good advice from Mick about the crossing. Not sure what radius 315mm is, call me old fashioned but has long has its not less than 9" in old money you will be ok. Tracksetta's are handy for making curves from flexitrack, I have a 9" and a straight one.
12" = 305mm (304.8 to be precise) so 315 mm is almost exacrtly 12.4 inches.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 28, 2018, 09:48:00 AM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Chris & Laurence, I am happy with Kato track & do feel the 315mm will be fine for locos I will be running. Interestingly I do have a couple of pieces of Peco flextrack which may find a home on the layout, most likely as long straights.
   Hope to upload photos of progress soon
    Regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Webbo on January 28, 2018, 09:59:38 AM
Hi Derek

I like your plan. It is a shame that Kato does not make double curved points. If they did, the 'easing' of the curves at the bottom end of the layout end would be a fair bit easier. But, this section doesn't look too bad as is and with some scenery added should look just fine.

Webbo
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 28, 2018, 10:07:22 AM
 :hellosign: Thanks for your interest Webbo, yes curved points would be nice I agree. I have just had another look at the actual curves in position & don`t think they look too sharp, hopefully photos to follow soon
           regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 28, 2018, 11:44:23 AM
 :hellosign: OK photos of progress so far starting with the new boards on the kitchen cabinets in the tidy shed.

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Now clockwise showing Turntable, Station & West were the two lines split

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The track is in position before checking & then drilling holes for cables.
Now the bottom curve & the Gap for removal bridge

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All comments are always welcome & thanks for looking
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on January 28, 2018, 07:13:40 PM
Thanks Derek.
Looks good.
I envy your space.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on January 28, 2018, 08:03:09 PM
A big step forward. Plenty of space below to hide all your purchases from SWMBO :)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on January 28, 2018, 08:46:51 PM
Looking good (and tidy  :D)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 28, 2018, 10:09:03 PM
 :hellosign: Good Evening & thank you Martin, Mike & Keith for your imput always appreciated. I am lucky to have this space although more is better, & a caring wife who does support my hobby & keeps me organized.
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 29, 2018, 11:17:13 PM
 :hellosign: Just quick update to say progress is now happening. All the boards are now covered with 3mm foam, holes have been drilled & all electrics hidden below. I reckon the trackplan just about finalised so next on list is the removable bridge to constuct so we have a full loop then a really good track clean. AAAAnd then serious testing    :D . Sorry no photos today as Evening before shed time, any comments always welcome & thanks for looking
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on January 30, 2018, 08:31:10 AM
Excellent progress.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 30, 2018, 10:52:07 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks John (Train Waiting) very happy with progress.
     Another small but very important update this Evening, Henry visited the shed today & came away happy  :D now for photos again clockwise around the shed showing the 3mm foam

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   Sorry that's all tonight, thanks for looking
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 31, 2018, 10:10:33 PM
 :hellosign: OK where I was last night, the 3rd photo

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& a present getting out to good use

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Sorry back to work now so much more ASAP thanks for looking.
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on February 01, 2018, 07:43:26 AM
Tidy above the cupboards too !!  :)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 08, 2018, 04:23:46 PM
 :hellosign: Good day everyone, more progress to on the layout starting with the track plan is almost definitely finalized with just a small change to the Eastern approach.

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  A small change but makes a big difference for operation & routing the power. Thanks for the good advice in planning, I should know you make sense.
     Now the best part, A bridge just far enough

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The circuit is now complete & first loco around was the BRCW type 3 successfully completed many crossings, yes well pleased. Thanks for looking
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on February 08, 2018, 04:52:18 PM
Glad to see the inaugural run, Derek :D
That's it - all further progress will cease for playingtesting of trains (don't ask how I know this :-[)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on February 08, 2018, 05:03:52 PM
That's great news, Derek.  You are making jolly good progress.

I agree with NPN's helpful advice.  The testing stage is really important and it pays to take time with it.  It is so much easier to make any little changes before ballasting and scenic work commences.

Best wishes.

John.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on February 08, 2018, 05:18:19 PM
Great to see something running Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: JohnN on February 08, 2018, 05:53:49 PM
Congrats.  :beers:  Definitely time for some thorough testing. Great fun but also serves an important purpose.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: 25901JFM on February 08, 2018, 07:20:39 PM
Excellent stuff.  Time to run the trains and try out all those planned services and shunt moves to make sure they all work as you would like them to.  Have a bit of fun and make sure it is all good before progressing to the next stage.  Enjoy! 

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Phoenix on February 08, 2018, 08:08:19 PM


Looking good Derek  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 08, 2018, 10:43:31 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the encouraging words gentlemen, back to work tomorrow but will try & keep steady progress.
         regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on February 09, 2018, 07:40:49 AM
Yes, lots of testing required, no need to rush ahead (full steam?) at all. By work do you mean real work?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 09, 2018, 10:56:58 PM
Yes, lots of testing required, no need to rush ahead (full steam?) at all. By work do you mean real work?
:hellosign: Yes keith I drive buses usually around Mid to West Cornwall & this takes far too much modelling time  >:(
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 12, 2018, 10:01:02 PM
 :hellosign: & good evening everybody, another update on testing with very mixed results. First off GF class 47 D1572 needed running in but didn`t want to play, all started well then refused to cross the points at the West End of the station, not pleased so turn around & try anti-clockwise. This was a little better but kept stalling for no reason I could see. Then I started worrying about my track laying or even electric problems so TRIX BRCW TYPE 3  was asked to save the day & restore sanity, & wow what a superb little Loco, ran faultless in both directions for over 1/2 hour pulling a short rake, aah well pleased again.
     Thinking cap time for D1572, hope it`s something as simple as a wheel clean, but only second time out of box, thanks for looking
      regards Derek.   
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: 25901JFM on February 13, 2018, 09:30:52 AM
Hi Derek.

A wheel clean may be worth a go and possibly check the pick ups are clean and making contact with the wheels.  It may also be worth checking for excessive grease on the gear towers in the bogies as well.  When I got my BR Blue Class 44 when they came out it was a lousy runner.  On examination the wheels were filthy, not impressed for a brand new loco straight out of the box!  Once cleaned all was well.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 13, 2018, 10:03:45 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks for your reply John, next shed time will start with getting D1572 up & running
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 15, 2018, 10:17:16 PM
 :hellosign: A most pleasing day in the shed today D1572 Class 47 two hours running with no major hiccups after a good track clean & slight prod to start. Hopefully a video soon but photos only for now starting with 1572 on the Justfarenough bridge

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Ok now the hero from Sunday BRCW Type 3 with short mixed rake approaches the site for West Porthsea Town.

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    Just after taking this photo & now armed with much knowledge it has been decided the Turntable moves back to the West of the station making space for carriage Sidings on the Eastern approach. Any comments always welcome & thanks for looking
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 24, 2018, 01:08:44 AM
 :hellosign: All, not a lot of spare time but the good news is Dapol Hymec was totally faultless this Evening with two hours of running in   :claphappy:
    Hopefully more to follow during this weekend
   regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 24, 2018, 10:38:40 PM
 :hellosign: & Evening all a mixed day today, really happy with the locos running so well straight from the box. Unfortunately I have discovered a problem with the electrics since re-locating the Turntable & I have a dead section of track through the station. Tomorrow will move the rail feeds around & hopefully solve the problem.
     Photos of the Hymec first crossing the bridge

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& around the curve towards the station

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The Turntable is almost definitely in its final position

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Which makes space for the Sidings, need to order more track
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thanks for looking
    regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 16, 2018, 12:32:12 AM
 :hellosign: Good evening all, work & real life means slow progress, although testing is mostly very successful. The exception is the Dapol 4 car Cornish Voyager set which although purchased in 2007 has never run till this year.
     The track plan has evolved again  :D . While testing one train is good two is twice as good it's a double main line all the way around   :thumbsup:
     The other Dapol Voyager Class 221 is the first of the modern stock to test the layout

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The Class 170 in First ScotRail livery

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My favourite livery for the HST, a bargain from a second hand shop Sandown IOW couple of years ago- brilliant runner

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     Although in the grand scheme planning this modern stock will not run on this part of the layout I cannot deny they need a good run, indeed the Pendolino will run in here unless I win the lottery of course  :D
Now showing changes to the track plan, more space on the bridge, the junction to West Porthsea Quay is now on the inner line, makes sense honest. & just to show the Turntable stays put

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      Enjoying the testing phase but must start scenics soon. Thanks for looking
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on March 16, 2018, 12:47:58 AM
Hi Derek,

Was getting a bit worried there at the start. Thought I'd have to buy a TGV Atlantique and start building a tunnel....

 :hmmm:

Maybe in a few years time (lottery dependent) :)

Nice pics, thank you.

Looking forward to your scenic start.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. Looking at your controller there, TOO fast! HST doesn't stand for Hit Some Tarmac  :D
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 16, 2018, 01:12:46 AM
 :hellosign: Thanks for looking Chris, I have a Kato TGV 10 car set, may have it`s turn soon, we`ll see. The controller is actually powering the Class 170, honest, a bit of oooomf was needed until it got warmed up. I am treating all my stock as new & running in accordingly
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on March 16, 2018, 10:14:17 AM
A goodly selection of multi-coloured worms you have there, Derek :)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: wookie on March 16, 2018, 03:19:16 PM
Nice pictures Derek

I love Kato track, wish I had known of it's existance when I started Wookery.  :'(
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: DaveGlew on March 16, 2018, 04:52:10 PM
I don't think there is any substitute for an impromptu operating session...... suddenly that furrowed brow over clearances, isolating sections, dodgy chairs, and "where shall I put the bridge" disappear and you remember why you're doing this stuff!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on March 16, 2018, 09:03:11 PM
Nice set of photos. :thumbsup: No need for an excuse to run trains, just do it :claphappy: "worms" and all!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 16, 2018, 11:44:52 PM
 :hellosign: A very big  :thankyousign: for all the ecoaragement yes running trains & having fun is the name of the game  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on March 17, 2018, 07:53:52 AM
Yes, it should all be about the fun. Great Voyager  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 17, 2018, 11:33:03 AM
Hello Keith, yes it is easy to forget sometimes its all about having fun
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on March 17, 2018, 08:36:37 PM
Excellent progress, Derek.  It's great to get trains running.

It's coming together nicely.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 22, 2018, 12:16:13 AM
 :hellosign: &  good evening, well a month has passed & lots of real life issues & even more work means no progress on the scenics. Indeed the location of the layout will be changing so much  :hmmm: is happening.
   But the best part is trains are running as much as possible, if not daily & the track plan is the same
(at least for now)
    Mr postman brought me excellent new arrivals

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-210418235920.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64417)
  Yes Dapol class 66 Patriot & Rapido/ Revolution Pendolino side by side for a running session. The 66 is in charge of the excellent T tankers also from Rapido/ Revolution deputising for the EWS G/F class 60 which needs attention.
   A big   :thumbsup: & thank you Mike, Ben & Gareth
     regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on April 22, 2018, 06:42:49 AM
Morning Derek,

Nice pic. Glad you're having fun running trains.

By changing location, do you mean to another room or, as I presume, no longer set in Cornwall?

What's the plan man?

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on April 22, 2018, 01:59:40 PM
That looks excellent, Derek; thank you for the photograph.  I'm glad that you are running trains - I find it great fun and a 'switch-off' from life's pressures.

Your photograph is a super example of how 'N' gauge is wonderful for modelling the present-day railway - the natural choice, I think.

I look forward to hearing of developments with this great layout.

All the best.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on April 22, 2018, 03:17:01 PM
Good to see things running Derek.
I too am confused by your comment. Whatís changing - you, your layout or its fictional location?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 22, 2018, 08:48:07 PM
 :hellosign: Good evening & thank you Chris, John & Martin first apologies for the abrupt end to last night's post.
       The plans for the layout are unchanged only the physical location will change, still very much West Cornwall in the mid sixties but I am definitely Rule One & find it difficult to choose just one era or even country so many superb trains.
   Future plans are waiting to be finalized on the location for the layout so just running trains, much thinking & planning & oh yes really enjoying my time on the forum. Thanks for looking
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on April 22, 2018, 09:47:33 PM
So, clear as poor man's black velvet then  :D

Hi Derek,

Looking forward to your future plans.

Again, glad you're enjoying running trains.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on April 23, 2018, 07:41:01 AM
Yep, still confused here too! Mrs keithbythe sea confirms that this is increasingly my natural state.  :uneasy:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 23, 2018, 11:32:59 PM
 :hellosign: Sorry for not explaining better, Steph (wife) & I are planning for our future & very unlikely staying in our large (4 bed ) house after retirement.
   Nothing is definite yet & if I go all the way I still have six years (unlikely) to work. Lots of  :hmmm: going on, but still going to enjoy running my trains & of course keeping up with everyones progress on the NGF , hope this makes things clearer
   regards Derek.   
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on April 24, 2018, 06:28:11 AM
Thanks Derek.  That's much clearer.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: DaveGlew on April 24, 2018, 06:57:07 AM
Good luck,..... and if you move, make sure there's a railway room (spare bedrooms only attract unwanted guests) or a suitable outbuilding - you can never have too many sheds
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on April 24, 2018, 07:21:52 AM
Good luck,..... and if you move, make sure there's a railway room (spare bedrooms only attract unwanted guests) or a suitable outbuilding - you can never have too many sheds
I can thoroughly recommend a proper Train Shed.  If you're downsizing, there should be enough surplus for a genuine garden room with domestic grade windows, insulation, lighting and heating.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 24, 2018, 08:21:13 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Keith, Laurence & Dave. I am very lucky my wife thankfully  understands the need for a train room or shed :claphappy: .
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on April 25, 2018, 07:49:24 AM
Try for a garden room if you can. Like Laurence I have a fully insulated, heated building. Unlike Laurence, mine is dual purpose, half train, half garden room. (I keep applying for planning permission to extend the layout.....)  ;)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 25, 2018, 09:58:49 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks Keith, we have a large garden, just too much house. Originally a large shed was planned, but as time goes by plans change
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 26, 2018, 10:04:13 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening all. Still having lots of fun in the shed so if I may will share with you a picture of my first N Gauge train

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-260418214616.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64661)
and

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-260418214935.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64663)
This beauty made me seriously look at the real alternative to OO, I have a large collection of 1/76 scale Buses. The class 500 Shinkansen  7 car starter set is still a superb runner although being boxed for at least 5 years.
Next up a close up of the brilliant Revolution/ Rapido T tankers.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-260418220249.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64664)
Thanks for looking more to follow soon
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 26, 2018, 10:47:52 PM
 :hellosign: First off a quick edit to the previous post, the 500 has not run for at least 10 years, how time flies.
    Here is G/F 60052 although chosen for hauling the T tankers has developed a serious fault. Here also the three different liveries chosen.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-260418224424.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64666)
    Many thanks for looking, back at that hideous.
 work thing tomorrow  :'(  but try for a video next time
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on April 27, 2018, 08:00:21 AM
Thank you for these great pictures, Derek.

Running trains certainly is fun.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on April 27, 2018, 11:06:43 AM
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-260418214935.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64663[/url])


Marvellous machine, straight out of Thunderbirds 8)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Milton Rail on April 27, 2018, 05:13:51 PM
Great updates Derek, loving the way the layout is coming together, quite a range of rolling stock.... no kettles though :( 

Good luck with the future planning, I second the comment about not having enough sheds .... I seem to have acquired another one last month!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on April 27, 2018, 05:24:21 PM
Not really my cup of tea but that streamlined affair is one good looking locomotive.
Enjoy your running sessions.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on April 27, 2018, 08:45:04 PM
Agree with above. A mean looking "face"!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 27, 2018, 10:21:14 PM
 :hellosign: & good evening.
    Many thanks John, yes this certainly what it's all about.
    Many thanks Steve, the 500 will always look up to date, remember seeing Shinkansens on your past layout's.
    Many thanks Andrew, yes steamers will appear in due course. Where do you put your sheds?  :D
    Many thanks Martin, so much variety, loving it.
    Many thanks. Brian, there's nothing quite like the Shinkansens anywhere else.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on April 28, 2018, 07:50:31 AM
Lovely looking loco. No room on Sonmel for one of those, but... if I push ahead with planning permission for the extension....   :hmmm:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 28, 2018, 09:50:36 PM
 :hellosign: Go on keith, you know you want to  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on April 29, 2018, 10:52:20 AM
I must resist the dark side (or in this case the shiny silver side).  :veryangry:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on April 29, 2018, 12:12:12 PM
Hi Derek,

Looking forward to more pics and a vid. You mentioned you had a TGV so just putting in a little request  :).

Our house move is still ongoing but the good wife always seems to think of me and my hobby while viewing. The one we saw on Friday, which is very much a potential buy, has a dry cellar. She said that it would be perfect for me  :hmmm:.

As you know, am doing the small Brittany layout to practice scenery and run a few trains. Can't remember if I, someone else or no one suggested this before but maybe you could do a long scenic stretch by the sea on say a 4 ft x 8 inch board with two tunnels at each end for pics, practice etc.

 Easily moveable, connectable to the Kato layout hopefully, possibly reusable on any future build and if just scenery ie. no buildings, you can run any era, country etc.

Keep on running.

Cheers weave  :beers:




Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on April 29, 2018, 12:53:05 PM
I donít like the sound of a dry cellar at all!
Whereís the wine going?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on April 29, 2018, 01:17:44 PM
Sorry, removed reply as just wanted the pic but then read the content and thought a bit inappropriate for the forum.

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 29, 2018, 08:09:39 PM
 :hellosign: A very good evening all, Keith you would never regret watching Kato models on Kato track IMHO pure poetry in motion.
    Chris (Weave), lots of interesting ideas, thank you. A dry cellar is not all bad & Martin the wine goes under the layout obviously  :thumbsup:
   Regards the TGV, yes it's high time for a good running session, next day off/ shed time
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 02, 2018, 10:11:17 PM
 :hellosign: A very good evening to all, managed some shed time today so had a bash at videos, now Just need to figure out this U Tube business  :hmmm: . First most disappointingly the TGV has two wheel sets missing so because of the coupling needs to be in order couldn't run today  :'(. Here's a picture, sorry Chris

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-020518215109.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64894)
Now why did I tidy the shed, ah well them wheelsets can't be faraway.
    Consolation is another Kato set, this time Orient Express 1988 Paris to Hong Kong 7 car set. In my wisdom chose D7049 Dapol Hymek for the motive power & yes no problems, the longer it ran the quieter & smoother it ran  :thumbsup:. Sorry only one photo for now,

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4216-020518220806.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=64895)
Many thanks for looking & will have a look at U Tube now
    regards Derek.
     
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 02, 2018, 11:40:35 PM
 :hellosign: If i`ve got this right we have a short video of the Class 500 Shinkansen  running with the Pendelino on it`s last run for now
https://youtu.be/addme/WvNVRt7S
   regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on May 03, 2018, 12:01:24 AM
Can't see it.  :(  Something went wrong with the validation, so it says
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 03, 2018, 12:15:37 AM
 :hellosign: Sorry will try again after work tommorow evening, must sleep now
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on May 03, 2018, 08:22:04 AM
That's an excellent close-up photograph of 'Hymek' D7043, Derek.  On my screen it was about Gauge 1 - sized and clear as could be.  Brilliant!

 :greatpicturessign:

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on May 03, 2018, 04:31:30 PM
Thank you Derek,

Shame about the wheelsets. I think everyone could put 'The Lost World' after their layout names. I don't know what's more frustrating, totally losing something or knowing it's there somewhere. CIWL pics yes please.

Hope the youtube works later.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 03, 2018, 11:46:00 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Brian, John & Chris, will try again with the videos as soon as some free time (real life, must do issues to sort). The photo of the Hymec is the standard I am aiming for & I have a video of CIWL coaches running with the Hymec to show.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 04, 2018, 11:52:24 PM
 :hellosign: all trying again with a video
https://youtu.be/addme/e-ROBewef
  regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on May 05, 2018, 07:36:54 AM
Sorry Derek, doesnít work for me on my iPad  :(
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Stevie DC on May 05, 2018, 07:50:24 AM
Not working for me either I'm afraid. :(
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on May 05, 2018, 07:51:44 AM
Hi Derek,

Nothing here too.

 I know nothing about youtube production but do you have accompanying music as Laurence (Train shed Project) had/has problems with copyright?

Just a thought. Good luck with it.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on May 05, 2018, 08:14:51 AM
To post your YouTube video try the following:

Go to 'My Channel' on YouTube and click on the video.  When it starts, pause it and highlight the address in the address bar of your browser.  Copy it then paste it into your NGF post.  Highlight it and click on the Youtube icon above the post window.  Then click the centre icon.  Hit 'Preview' and you should see your video, ready to run.  Click the arrow to make sure it runs.  Then hit 'Post'.  That should do the trick.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 05, 2018, 11:17:41 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks to all trying to see the video, still trying
    :thankyousign: Laurence nearly there now I think   :hmmm:  sorry for this but which is the centre icon after U Tube sign
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on May 06, 2018, 06:33:41 AM
:hellosign: Many thanks to all trying to see the video, still trying
    :thankyousign: Laurence nearly there now I think   :hmmm:  sorry for this but which is the centre icon after U Tube sign
    regards Derek.
Hi Derek

It's the top row 7 in from the left, but it's not really important.  It just centres the display on the screen.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 06, 2018, 08:57:11 AM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Laurence, you have the patience of a saint. On my way to work shortly, will have another go this Evening.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 21, 2018, 12:57:40 AM
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on May 21, 2018, 01:16:29 AM
Hi Derek,

Thank you but way too short a vid.

Please sir, can I have some more?

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 21, 2018, 01:23:27 AM
 :hellosign: Good Morning all, finally found that  :idea: moment as the above post testifies. Sorry not a lot of train shed time this month due to work & real life oh & just returned from an excellent weeks break in Spain. Hopefully now life is returning (almost) to normal much more soon
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 21, 2018, 01:27:12 AM
Hi Derek,

Thank you but way too short a vid.

Please sir, can I have some more?

Cheers weave  :beers:
:hellosign: Thanks Chris, will try to find time soon, glad you approve
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on May 21, 2018, 08:56:36 PM
Where in Spain?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on May 21, 2018, 09:02:42 PM
That Hymek looks good Derek.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on May 21, 2018, 09:13:56 PM
Many thanks for the film, Derek.

The train was running well.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 21, 2018, 09:14:51 PM
Where in Spain?
:hellosign: Brian, hope you are well, we stay in Torrevieja, how close to you?, we are back in July maybe a meet-up?
   regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 21, 2018, 09:22:37 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Martin & John yes love running my trains my main enemy is time at the moment
   regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on May 21, 2018, 09:25:05 PM
I live North of Alicante, it's about a one and half hours from here. We could meet midway. Plenty of time before July. :)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 21, 2018, 09:39:38 PM
 :hellosign: Sounds good, will work it out soon
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 25, 2018, 11:42:06 PM
 :hellosign: Evening all, hope all is good for everyone. Found a short shed time before back to work something completely different

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4216-250518225503.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65672)
This rather hansom Japanese D51 is unfortunately static model but look what was in the same package

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4216-250518225953.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65673)
This 6 car 12 series looks like a very nice DMU, but no power car. Tried looking on the Kato website but apparently this not an add-on set. Thought they look good together, will try for a video again soon as more to share, thanks for looking
    regards Derek

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on May 26, 2018, 08:23:34 AM
Hi Derek,

If you look on the Japanese Railways section under dannyboy's thread 'help needed identifying JNR rolling stock' I think it's the same coach as the one you have there with answers as to what it is.

It was a recent post so think it's at the top.

Might be of interest.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 26, 2018, 10:13:20 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Chris, yes it does appear to be the same coaches, now if a 1964 shinkansen found its way to York what may appear in Cornwall?. Time to have a good contenplation but they are not for sale   :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 01, 2018, 06:18:06 PM
 :hellosign: Good afternoon everybody, hope all are well. Trying again to upload a video. hopefully you can see the Hymek with two new maroon MK1s, (a recent birthday gift) along with MK1 
    Meanwhile BRCW Type 3 in charge of the Japanese class 12 coaches on the clockwise circuit.
     I am using the laptop chttp://omputer so here`s hoping
   
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on June 01, 2018, 09:09:44 PM
Thank you for the film, Derek.  All running very well.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 01, 2018, 10:10:26 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks John (& Poppy) yes very happy so far with Kato track & only a couple of issues with Trains so just tie up a few loose ends on the home front & then construction can really commence
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on June 02, 2018, 07:34:51 AM
Thank you for the film, Derek.  All running very well.

John

Yep, running of locos and track look good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 02, 2018, 10:30:48 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks Keith, your observations always appreciated
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 24, 2018, 09:37:10 PM
 :hellosign: & good evening everybody, nearly a month since the last post, life, work & more work then some more life but he ho  :claphappy: at last more shed time so more photos to share but a first my 2nd ever N Gauge train finally gets a long awaited run out. Also on video is my latest coach having a run out & the Hymec waits in the siding with a mixed goods courtesy mostly from Chris (IP) & Port Perran, thank you gentlemen  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on June 24, 2018, 09:51:45 PM
Bonjour Derek,

Love the old TGV, brings back memories. Will get one, one day when we move and have room for train leg stretching.

Cheers weave  :beers:

One of your wagons has shifted by the way  ;)

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on June 24, 2018, 10:17:53 PM
Thank you for the film, Derek.

It was good to see two trains running at the same time.

Great progress!

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 24, 2018, 10:35:21 PM
 :hellosign: Ok, hope you like the video ?. Life is being a right roller coaster ride at the moment but definite progress in the right direction. Unfortunately the scenic side of the layout must wait for now but running trains is most certainly No 1. Work is taking me all over Cornwall to help out as the Summer uplift kicks in but a meal break in St Austell means an added bonus as this picture shows the location of the buses to the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-240618220648.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66938)
Taken from behind the main car park shows short HST set about to depart for Penzance.
      Father's Day brought more goodies

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-240618221122.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66939)
GF observation coach in lined Maroon, ok LMS but no problem it's the start of a new train  :D , my eldest son bought me a late 60s Coach to add to the MK.1s for my birthday.
The
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-240618222135.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66943)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-240618222247.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66944)
The kit's to build are also growing, more fun to look forward to.
Last but certainly not least

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/4216-240618222605.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66945)
TGV Sud-Est from Kato, what a superb model, over 10 years sat in the box, just ran, only one complaint an absolute  :censored: to couple those ten coaches but rated on the same level as the Pendolino or the Kato 500.
    Thanks for looking and any comments always welcome
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 24, 2018, 10:55:54 PM
 :hellosign: Chris (Weave), yes all missing parts were hiding in the box of Kato slope risers,  :-[  , where else?. Thanks for spotting the wagon will be re-railed next time in shed.
 :hellosign:  Thanks John (Train Waiting), only one thing better than running trains, let`s have more the merrier  :D
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 30, 2018, 11:48:32 AM
 :hellosign: & Good morning to friends round the corner (in Cornwall) & around the world, hope the portly gentleman in Red left lots of N goodies.
  Apologies for lack of posts & now since the recent Forum update my poor old computer is struggling to cope with anything new.
   The good news is the where we are moving is sorted, (barring serious health issues or a lottery win) just doing the number crunching to decide the when, (yesterday would be great)  :D. A bedroom slightly bigger than the shed is earmarked for my train room.
   Wishing everyone a happy & prosperous New year with lots of N modelling.
     regards Derek.

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on December 30, 2018, 11:52:59 AM
Good luck with the move, Derek!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on December 30, 2018, 04:25:26 PM
Hope the move goes well, Derek, and congrats on the successful negotiations for the interior mancave :)
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on December 30, 2018, 04:27:33 PM
Are you staying down here Derek?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 30, 2018, 10:06:22 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening  :thankyousign:
   Laurence, fingers crossed all should go well.
    Mick, my wife is very understanding
    Martin, the plan is to move around 2,000 miles South East, exact location when all is finalized
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on December 31, 2018, 06:39:32 AM
That sounds like the Eastern Mediteranean.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on December 31, 2018, 10:06:13 AM
Hi Derek,

I'll guess Greece or with Brexit, are you going cold Turkey on us?

Hope West Porthsea is still on the cards.

Anyway, good luck with your venture and have a Happy New Year.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on December 31, 2018, 12:49:09 PM
I wish you luck Derek.
I too was going tosuggest one of the Greek Islands.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 31, 2018, 08:32:53 PM
 :hellosign:
  Good Evening Laurence, Chris & Martin I used to be so good at geography (a long time ago)  :sorrysign:
Not wanting to mislead the distance is just under 900 miles as the crow flies, mostly South but a bit of East & on the Western Med
   regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on December 31, 2018, 10:16:13 PM
Hi Derek,

With the new info I'm going Barcelona/ Costa Brava. If so, any train photos in the future will be very much appreciated, or if the South of France likewise. More the merrier. Having 4 dogs we don't get to travel much now.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on January 01, 2019, 09:15:44 PM
Costa Blanca? North or South?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on January 02, 2019, 07:49:43 AM
Havenít got my atlas handy but could it be Gibraltar?

Hope that all goes well with the move.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on January 02, 2019, 07:00:17 PM
Excellent New Year news, Derek.

The train room sounds wonderful.

As you are talking flight distance, I'm guessing that you will land at Alicante!

All best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on January 02, 2019, 07:47:57 PM
With the revised information, I too am now guessing at Southern Spain.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 02, 2019, 11:32:38 PM
 :hellosign:.
  Good Evening Chris, Brian, Keith, John & Martin. You are all correct with Spain, about 1 hour south of Alicante airport by Bus.
   Most important the layout plans have changed very little so West Porthsea is a very important part of the plan. Would love to start serious construction now but worried how well would it travel when we move, jury is still out on this one. At the moment still stuck with using mobile phone but as ever doing my best to follow everyone s progress. More updates asap & a big  :thankyousign:
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on January 03, 2019, 08:01:15 PM
Hi Derek,

Nothing major to say except V. jealous of your move destination. I love Spain but can't persuade the good lady to move there. Maybe in a few years down the line.

Also a thank you in a very roundabout way in that I don't know much about Alicante so I Google mapped it first and noticed the single railway line to the South of the City at El Palmeral went along the coast right by the sea.

I wasn't really happy with my wall and walkway on the Estepera (Principat d'Izaro) layout so after Googling pics have got ideas of a rock causeway on one side. I'd thought about it before but real Spanish trains on one with pics adds inspiration.

I can't really give advice regarding your build and the move as we still are trying to move but it's been going on for years. I keep changing my mind but enjoy making little dioramas which hopefully will all make an appearance at some point on a future bigger layout.

Good Luck with everything and Happy New Year.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Mito on January 03, 2019, 08:52:49 PM
Also a thank you in a very roundabout way in that I don't know much about Alicante so I Google mapped it first and noticed the single railway line to the South of the City at El Palmeral went along the coast right by the sea.
That line runs from Alicante via Elche, Murcia, to Cartagena. It used to run from a separate staion with no connection to the main Alicante station. A link was built where trains have to reverse at El Palmeral and change direction yet again to run North to Madrid. My knowledge of Spanish railway history is not good but as in the UK there was a grouping of companies to form RENFE.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 03, 2019, 09:20:09 PM
 :hellosign: Good Evening Chris, the plan is to move somewhere a lot warmer & dryer as soon as we can retire.
   You are making excellent progress with your layout & yes it is inspirational (thanks to everyone) especially that bridge.
    Good luck with your future move & hope all goes well.
  :hellosign: Thanks Brian for the information, I see can 4 car EMUs heading south from the airport bus stop (a least a mile away) so further investigation is required.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 11, 2019, 09:32:09 PM

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/4216-110319212554.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74877)
 :hellosign: Good Evening hope you are all well, with the info & history I am amassing from these two books almost ready for the back story for West Porthsea. Lots more help from Google of course & I may have finally sussed out uploading photos again.
   regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 03:49:24 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Afternoon everybody,
    A small update on new arrivals from my birthday, a bit late I know

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-130619153440.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78488)


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-130619153554.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78489)



(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-130619153654.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78490)



(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-130619153820.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78491)
Four Maroon MK1 coaches for the Penzance to Paddington which will be by a Western, more to follow when I suss out uploading videos again
     regards Derek.

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 04:13:48 PM
 :hellosign:
https://youtu.be/aV24o8_3e48
  Hopefully is a very short video of almost complete rake of Maroon Mk1s, yes I know there is a LMS inspection saloon, also a present so stays for now, BRCW type 3 D5379 in charge till we source a suitable Western
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 13, 2019, 04:15:42 PM
thanks for that.like the restaurant car - breakfast to exeter,lunch to taunton or high tea served on the return along the dawlish sea wall ?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on June 13, 2019, 04:29:02 PM
Looks pretty good Derek.
Maroon carriages always look quite smart to my eyes.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 04:40:20 PM
thanks for that.like the restaurant car - breakfast to exeter,lunch to taunton or high tea served on the return along the dawlish sea wall ?
:hellosign: Many thanks, sounds an excellent idea for the perfect day trip
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 04:43:34 PM
Looks pretty good Derek.
Maroon carriages always look quite smart to my eyes.

:hellosign: Many thanks Martin, yes I have to agree especially with a Maroon `42` or `52` as motive power.
             regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on June 13, 2019, 06:59:14 PM
Looks pretty good Derek.
Maroon carriages always look quite smart to my eyes.

:hellosign: Many thanks Martin, yes I have to agree especially with a Maroon `42` or `52` as motive power.
             regards Derek.

Very many thanks for these interesting photographs, Derek.  And how about a 'Castle' for motive power rather than one of these smelly things that break down?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 10:11:24 PM
 :hellosign: Many thanks John, while I have a love of all things trains, trams & buses I am more interested in the mid to late sixties through to present day. I do have more than one steam locomotive & there will be more, just not at the top of the wish list.     :sorrysign:
          regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 29, 2019, 09:16:18 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening everybody, thought I would share my latest aqusitions from that on line shop

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-290619210936.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78980)
Touropa couchette, Minitrix 3013 & the DB Silverfish open composite to run together, both sourced from Germany


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-290619211524.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78981)
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 29, 2019, 11:19:29 PM
  :hellosign: Now for two very important Break vans for all the incoming & exported freight expected to be using the Train Ferry to Port Regleun.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-290619231558.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78989)


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4216-290619231707.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78991)
Both from our favourite online auction house,
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on July 01, 2019, 06:52:29 AM
A nice selection of new stock.  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 18, 2019, 10:17:32 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening everybody, claiming the prize for super slow construction thread, at last more good news in the the appearance of not one but two CIWL 4787 sleeper cars , bought from a very nice man up country via E- Bay

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/4216-180719221308.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=79651)
& a mirror image

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/4216-180719221508.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=79652)
More to follow soon
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on July 19, 2019, 07:11:46 AM
Very nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on July 19, 2019, 08:11:09 AM
They look very nice Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 19, 2019, 09:59:08 PM
 :hellosign: Thanks Keith & Martin all comments always welcome
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on July 22, 2019, 09:37:31 PM
These are splendid carriages, Derek.

Thank you for the photographs.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 22, 2019, 10:18:03 PM
 :hellosign:  Thanks John
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 21, 2019, 10:22:02 PM
 :hellosign:
  Good Evening everybody,  finally sorted the plans in my mind to work for now & more importantly when we move & actually found time so here's the start

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/4216-210819215118.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80725)
 Missing to the left will be a 248 cross over for the Quay platforms. Although space is at a premium all other points will be "6s" on this part of the layout.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/4216-210819220027.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80727)
 The two nearest tracks being the main line to Penzance/ St Erth, then the Quay passenger line & the freight loop

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/4216-210819220629.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80729)
Please excuse the various wires & other bits which will be hidden, the platforms hold up to 8 or 9  coaches. The main line turns away from the town while the Quay branch disappears through an arch in to the town.
  Been looking & think I found 3 mm foam board is good for the base, strong but light.
  Lot's more to do but I feel a start has been Made at last. Any or all comments always welcome
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on August 21, 2019, 11:05:13 PM
Hi Derek,

All looking good. Must be difficult with the move. Sort of been there and then not done it although the sword of Damocles is always hanging above us  :doh:.

Lots on the Forum, I'm sure you know, about Kato #4 points but glad your doing as much as possible with #6s. I have lost lots of potential space on the other (lesser mentioned) side of Sant Pau de Mar to fit in the #6s but worth it for peace of mind, I think.

Anyway, great you've got a plan for now and the future and nice sweeping curves.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 21, 2019, 11:38:57 PM
 :hellosign:
  Thanks Chris, yes I am in total agreement with the the "4" points although you may have spotted my one & only (for now) in use for gauging track centres in the third pic. 
   regards Derek.   :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on August 22, 2019, 06:26:34 AM
Good to see some track in place Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 08:24:49 AM
 :hellosign:
  Thanks Martin, hopefully this is the start I've needed.
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on August 22, 2019, 10:17:19 AM

  Been looking & think I found 3 mm foam board is good for the base, strong but light.


I'll be honest and say I am amazed at that, Derek  :goggleeyes: :uneasy:
I look forward to seeing your layout develop as circumstances permit.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 11:08:13 AM
 :hellosign:
   Thanks Mick, I really do appreciate any feedback good or bad from a very experienced modeller. The idea behind the foam board is lightweight and strong & these  boards Will be on shelving, the board's so construction can start before moving & then Will be for  raised sections. I'm thinking blocks of 50 mm celotex or similar for under support ?
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on August 22, 2019, 11:53:58 AM
Ah - I'm with you now, Derek. I had visions of just a 3mm foamboard on a wooden frame.
I think the idea sounds good in principle but wonder whether noise amplification could be a factor :hmmm:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 12:33:20 PM
 :hellosign:
Pheeeewww, thought I was making a very silly mistake Mick, I had originally thought about Plasticard (styrene) but overall cost, weight & noise made me reconsider.
 Thanks again experienced opinions matter.  :beers:
       regards Derek.
       
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on August 22, 2019, 03:31:08 PM
I reckon only you could be the judge of how much support the foamboard will need for raised areas unless anyone has experience of it. It still sounds a little flimsy to me but you obviously want to keep the weight on the shelving to a minimum. Any chance you can get some small pieces for experimentation before full commitment to that material?
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on August 22, 2019, 03:36:53 PM
:hellosign:
Pheeeewww, thought I was making a very silly mistake Mick, I had originally thought about Plasticard (styrene) but overall cost, weight & noise made me reconsider.
 Thanks again experienced opinions matter.  :beers:
       regards Derek.
     
Derek. Maybe too late but you can get 4 sheets of A1 size foamboard in Hobbycraft (Truro) for a tenner at the moment.

Martin
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 09:36:48 PM
 :hellosign:
 Many thanks Mick & Martin, I visited Hobbycraft in Truro for the first time last week & admit that`s where I discovered the foam board. Didn`t realise it is on offer, must investigate further on next day off   :thankyousign:
    regards Derek. 
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on August 22, 2019, 10:20:06 PM
Looking good, Derek.

Best wishes.

John and Poppy
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 10:20:50 PM
 :hellosign:
 Good Evening all, another day off so more shed time. Today was turn of a very old most beautiful friend to make an most welcome appearance.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/4216-220819220708.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80760)
 Back to double track around the shed & first to run Kato GP4 looking rather splendid in UP Morning Daylight livery. Last time at TINGS (2016 or 17) bought the 3 available articulated chair coaches, so now running with 16 coaches faultlessly for over an hour. Do I sound well pleased ?, Chuffed to bits actually. I have a couple of videos to upload as soon as remember how, in the meantime

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/4216-220819221952.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80761)
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 10:27:30 PM
 :hellosign:
     Many thanks John & Poppy, thanks for looking, I think you may approve of the previous post  :thumbsup:
        regards Derek.
     
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on August 22, 2019, 10:53:04 PM
We most certainly do, Derek.  The GS-4 in SP 'Daylight' livery is a fine-looking locomotive.

Poppy is now badgering me to get ours out of the stock drawer and on to the layout!

Thank you for the super pictures.

J&P
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 22, 2019, 11:16:48 PM
We most certainly do, Derek.  The GS-4 in SP 'Daylight' livery is a fine-looking locomotive.

Poppy is now badgering me to get ours out of the stock drawer and on to the layout!

Thank you for the super pictures.

J&P
:hellosign: Go on John, you know you want to  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on August 23, 2019, 05:44:41 PM
Nice loco!  :thumbsup:

Good to see progress on the track too.  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 23, 2019, 11:03:06 PM
 :hellosign:
  Thanks Keith, hopefully have something to show soon
     regards Derek  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 26, 2019, 10:38:01 PM
 http://youtu.be/YyFcrWOv9og (http://youtu.be/YyFcrWOv9og)
  :hellosign: hopefully above is the first video of GS4 Locomotive with 16 Morning Daylight coaches on the latest double track in the shed
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on August 26, 2019, 10:54:20 PM
 :hellosign: ha ha that worked ok.
    First apologies for slow to upload, Bank holiday weekend was very busy as the sun nearly shone for a few hours, & now from another angle
http://youtu.be/DDDRF-h5Z4A (http://youtu.be/DDDRF-h5Z4A)
    thanks for looking regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 03, 2019, 12:39:32 AM
 :hellosign:  & Good Day to everybody,
      Had some serious shed & thinking time last couple of days. After a trip to B&Q came home with 5mm Extruded polystyrene sheets, not expensive, they may prove to be too flexible- we will see although doubling up would be easy. Please remember these sheets are to be placed on shelving & this will be a raised section on the layout, supported by Celotex or similar. Ok a short video to show my thinking
http://youtu.be/4tvfTPeYNnc (http://youtu.be/4tvfTPeYNnc)
 To the left just out of shot will be a right hand crossover for branch trains to join the main line East. The two main lines run straight ahead with platforms both sides for 10 coach trains.
  The first Left hand turn out is for the branch line to West Porthsea Quay with a short goods/ run-around loop to the left, the top Left hand sidings are for the shunters. Note only 1 Peco platform piece, but lots more to follow.
   Now because I love to watch my trains go by
http://youtu.be/Ypg0-vq9Yrw (http://youtu.be/Ypg0-vq9Yrw)
    A little bit of imagination & you see Hymec D7043 heading East to Exeter, passing Sulzer D5379 heading West with "The Star of the West" train ferry service via Le Regulen through to southern France.
  Much Much more to follow I hope very soon, all comments & suggestions very welcome.
       regards Derek.   
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: PeteW on September 03, 2019, 01:31:23 AM
Unitrack? Yay!

Scenery needs an upgrade, though. Just sayin!
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 03, 2019, 11:42:34 PM
 :hellosign:
  Thanks for noticing Pete  :D
        regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on September 07, 2019, 08:19:18 AM
Excellent stuff, Derek.

Thank you for these films.  It is indeed a pleasure to watch your trains go by.

Very neat tracklaying as well.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 07, 2019, 09:36:38 PM
 :hellosign:
  Thanks John, yes I am definitely in to train watching
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 01, 2019, 10:09:33 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening,
On a recent visit to see youngest son currently living in Cardiff, just 5 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Station is the model shop "Antics" tucked down an arcade. The small but interesting "N" gauge selection has been lightened by firstly Drewery shunter Class 04.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/83/4216-011119214107.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=83453)
  Could find very little history of the 1-1, although built in 1959 D2283 ended it's working life in 1969 in Ashford Kent. The model however will earn it's keep on the West Porthsea Quay & branch.
     Now for something completely different but would definitely be seen around West Cornwall in the 60s.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/83/4216-011119215008.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=83454)
This Burlingham Seagull bodied Leyland Tiger Cub was one of 13 delivered in the Fifties to Wallace Arnold Tours, whom although based in Leeds had a outstation in Torquay Devon.
 Last one is bit of a impulse purchase,

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/83/4216-011119215838.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=83455)
Class 121 railcar originally 55032 was allocated to Cardiff Canton in 1960, after transferring to Tyseley in 1986 returned out of retirement in 2006 to work the Bay lines. The Dapol model is a lovely runner & will be seen on the lower level of the layout.
   Sorry nothing happening with scenery at the moment, but as they say watch this space. Many thanks for looking
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: gc4946 on November 01, 2019, 10:22:02 PM
Wallace Arnold - like Southdown - visited far and afield on their coach excursions
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 01, 2019, 10:36:24 PM
Wallace Arnold - like Southdown - visited far and afield on their coach excursions

Thank you GC 4946 I many happy memories including my first ever trip to Cornwall on the"South West Clipper" many moons ago.
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on November 02, 2019, 08:14:18 AM
Thank you for these super close-up photographs of your latest acquisitions, Derek.

The motor coach looks particularly fine; a late flowering of the 'streamlined moderne' style.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on November 02, 2019, 08:20:09 AM
Thank you for those photographs Derek.
I particularly like the little 04 shunters - plucky little beasts.
And that motor coach looks to be the bees knees.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 02, 2019, 12:14:35 PM
 :hellosign:. 
 Many thanks John & Martin, the Burlingham Seagull was one of the revolutionary new full fronted coaches that modernized the industry.
 I am also expecting plucky pulling power from the 04 & from the running in session, looking good so far.
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 16, 2019, 04:28:50 PM
 :hellosign:
  This took way longer than planned but as Martin (Port Perran) decribed the Class 03 Drewery shunter is indeed a "Plucky Beast"
http://youtu.be/2H5BQdQVPfY (http://youtu.be/2H5BQdQVPfY)
  This part of an hour long proving run around the shed test track. Thanks for looking    regards Derek. 
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: chrispearce on November 16, 2019, 05:45:22 PM
:hellosign:
  This took way longer than planned but as Martin (Port Perran) decribed the Class 03 Drewery shunter is indeed a "Plucky Beast"
[url]http://youtu.be/2H5BQdQVPfY[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/2H5BQdQVPfY[/url])
  This part of an hour long proving run around the shed test track. Thanks for looking    regards Derek.


An hour? Must be a well broken-in horse by now.

Cornish Yorkie - the Shunter Whisperer. :D
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on November 16, 2019, 06:40:48 PM
Those rods whirring around are mesmerising.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Newportnobby on November 16, 2019, 08:19:20 PM
Going by your yawn it must have been quite soporific :D
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 16, 2019, 09:48:45 PM
 :hellosign:
 Many thanks Chris, Martin and Mick, yes I find the longer a loco run's the better it runs & I just love watching them run  :D
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 29, 2019, 08:03:13 PM
 :hellosign:
A very good Evening everybody, many thanks to Chris (in Prague) for sending & Martin (Port Perran ) for moving it on through Cornwall. It is of course the latest CIWL coach & almost the final part of the 'Star of the West'.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/4216-291119195731.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84523)
4162 Voiture Salon waiting patiently for her maiden run, which I video tomorrow.
 Thanks for looking
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 02, 2019, 12:12:19 AM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening everybody, a couple of days later than planned here is the latest video starring Crompton Mk 3 pulling the almost complete "Star of the West" on the test track
http://youtu.be/7cRXEj-t3Mc (http://youtu.be/7cRXEj-t3Mc)
Just a GUV van needed for the baggage/ parcels & again from a different angle
http://youtu.be/-gSJJcnNDW4 (http://youtu.be/-gSJJcnNDW4)
 Anybody wondering why no scenics yet is because as we are planning to moving to Spain in less than two years this is my test track to enjoy watching my trains
   + :beers:   :beers:
   comments always welcome regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 02, 2019, 12:34:04 AM
 :hellosign: Good Morning already.
  Following on from my latest photo in "Train's Waiting" excellent Trains Waiting & occasionally moving thread, my own Class 43 which I'm Very happy to say will be a full 8+2 very soon. The Swallow livery really suited the 125s IMO. Just for now 43098 waiting for her next run

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/4216-021219003327.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84625)
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: keithbythe sea on December 02, 2019, 07:42:06 AM
The Star of the West is looking good.  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on December 02, 2019, 07:50:39 AM
Looking very good Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on December 02, 2019, 09:19:32 AM
Many thanks, Derek, for the two films and the photograph.

I agree that the Inter City 'Swallow' livery suited the HST sets very well.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 02, 2019, 06:01:44 PM
 :hellosign:
    Many thanks Keith, Martin and John
    :beers: regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 08, 2019, 09:02:35 PM
 :hellosign: & a very good Sunday Evening to all,
     Had a totally superb Saturday with lots of fun at the Hayle MRS Christmas show, this show is only ten minuets walk so a shift change & all is good to go.
    Of course the star of the event was Treharry St Martin which looks even better live, if that`s possible, well done Martin (Port Perran) for your super scenic skills.
      Hope Martin doesn`t object to a short video
http://youtu.be/I_22E5CVEnU (http://youtu.be/I_22E5CVEnU)
   While chatting like you do Martin mentioned the majic word "Pendelino" so I think this is very apt
http://youtu.be/WuB7rXX5IaY (http://youtu.be/WuB7rXX5IaY)
    The offer is still open if wish to view on the Kato track Martin.
    Right more exciting news is the remaining coaches have arrived for the I/C "125" have arrived but may have to go to the big guy in red,  :veryangry: but will be on layout before the end of the year. Was in such a good mood on Saturday I have purchased off E-Bay the GUV van in Southern Green to complete the "Star of the West- unfortunatly none suitable for sale at the show, again will be running before the month is out.
       :beers:  regards Derek.
       
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on December 09, 2019, 08:32:41 AM
Thanks for your kind words Derek.
Yes, it was a great little show on Saturday and one which I enjoyed immensely. Glad you enjoyed Treharry St Martin but it wasnít just me (a big shout aout also to Tim, Steve and Harry who were my partners in crime).
Thanks for that video (wasnít it noisy for a few minutes whilst you were filming?).
And yes, Iíd love to pop  to see you one day. Iíll definitely arrange something early in the New Year.

Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Dizz on December 09, 2019, 01:34:23 PM
Good to meet you on Saturday and put a face to the name 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed the show too and had a great time helping Michael on his layout. There was some fine modelling on show and I came away with lots of ideas/inspiration.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on December 10, 2019, 05:16:24 AM
 :hellosign:
Martin, please mention my congratulations to Steve, Tim & Harry a team effort, well executed.
 :hellosign:
  Agreed Pete, always nice to meet fellow forum members face to face & yes a superb little show which was very entertaining & inspirational.
      regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 06, 2020, 10:37:16 PM
 :hellosign: & a very good Thursday Evening to one & all, My golly gosh how time has flown January has gone already. I meant to upload this video early in the new year, but better late than never
https://youtu.be/POiaxrl_Zh4 (https://youtu.be/POiaxrl_Zh4)
  The now complete 8+2 Intercity Swallow liveried HST getting a good run out on the test track & keeping her company Class 221 5 car Voyager in Cross Country livery.
    I have finally made a start on West Porthsea station, having a go with Metcalfe platforms & Kestrel buildings, nothing is stuck down yet & lots more detail to add. Will upload photos shortly.
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 06, 2020, 11:20:13 PM
 :hellosign: again, I think the video link has done a runner for now so have look shortly & try again.
   OK I haven't been totally idle for the last month, I have had a go with some of the kits I been given as gifts from family over the past few years.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-060220230730.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87215)
And from a different angle

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-060220230927.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87216)
As said previously lots more work To do but for now wondering if the platforms are too wide ? Honest opinions really appreciated.  Also the track layout has changed again  :D I will be happy how it looks soon, the branch line is now on the inside, which to me makes sense as the station entrance is at the rear.
    Been having a few issues with the relaid track, very annoying but hopefully sort out soon.
  Thanks for looking
      regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on February 07, 2020, 07:46:18 AM
The kits look great Derek. Do you enjoy making them?
As for the platforms, I think that they look ok (although I canít see much of the middle one).
Martin
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Train Waiting on February 07, 2020, 08:56:36 AM
Thank you very much for the update on West Porthsea, Derek.  And for the photographs.

Your buildings look terrific.

I did the same as you with the platforms; make them wide enough to locate the station buildings where you want them.  After the buildings are in place, you can reduce the width of the rest of the platforms until the result pleases your eye.  I think that a narrower platform gives the impression of greater length than a wide one.  The busier a station is, the wider the platforms generally are.

Maybe after you have the buildings in place, you could stand on the footbridge at Hayle (you have kindly posted a super picture from there on my prototype pictures thread) and observe the platform widths.  That's exactly what I did for Poppingham, although, sadly, not at Hayle.

Here's what I'm talking about:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/6222-070220084730.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87219)

The platform actually goes all the way back to the rear of the building, but appears much narrower due to the back yard of 'The Crown' and the grassed area.  Here's what it was like before:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/6222-070220085329.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87220)


With best wishes.

John
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 07, 2020, 04:01:06 PM
 :hellosign:
    Many thanks Martin, yes really enjoyed the construction of the platforms, easy to follow instructions & I like how they look. The Kestrel buildings a lot more of a challenge however.
   I am in the shed now resolving the running issues so will get a better picture of the island platform.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 07, 2020, 04:19:37 PM
 :hellosign:
  Many thanks John, many words of wisdom to take on board & have a good think about while enjoying watching the trains running thank you again.
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 07, 2020, 10:03:57 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening to all,
    totally happy as a pig in :poop: today, running issues resolved but need to think about maybe more track feeds. As still having issues uploading videos just a photo this evening.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-070220215838.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87243)
Hopefully above is a better view of the station platforms with BRCW Crompton leading a now (hopefully) complete Star of the West having a seriously good running session. Will try again later for video's but for now thanks for looking
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on February 08, 2020, 06:33:38 AM
Hi Derek,

Glad you've got your running issues resolved and let's hope 'The Star of the West' has decent brakes and doesn't become 'The Star of the Sea'   :D  ;).

I think the platforms look fine. Not sure of your exact plans but it is a sort of terminus (before the Quay) station so the passengers should have quite a bit of space I would have thought.

One little thing that I'm not sure about (just a personal thing so please ignore me) is the left hand building being at right angles to the others. To me it looks wrong but as I said that's just a personal thing.

Anyway, great stuff and hope you have more fun in your  :poop: over the Weekend Oink Oink!  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:



Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on February 08, 2020, 06:37:38 AM
I'm not convinced about the need for so many track feeds.  I have only one (pair of) feeds to each track on each board and one to each loop in the storage loops.  Mind you, that does add up to 52 pairs of track feeds.  Also, I have used Peco power rail joiners to connect the DCC to the track rather than soldering.  My early running problems were caused by dirty track and pickups.  I tried soldering all the track sections together in the UP loops, but it made no difference and, now everything runs well, the extra connections are superfluous.  The only real problem I get now and then is caused by uneven rail joints.  My next build will ensure perfect alignment.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 08, 2020, 10:12:51 PM
 :hellosign:
 Many thanks Chris (Weave) your observations & comments are always welcome, I agree I do tend to run the trains a little too fast occasionally, I will make a mental note for my next video.
   The plan is West Porthsea is the main station serving the many hotels & campsites in Marazion being located approx 2 miles East of Penzance. The branch  line to West Porthsea Quay is for the boat train service & ferry services to the Scilly Isles & possibly the Channel Isles.
     The one building (parcels office) is for easy access to the entrance & stops passengers wandering down the ramp, just my thoughts although it could change.
       regards Derek.     :beers:   
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 08, 2020, 10:29:10 PM
 :hellosign:
    Many thanks Laurence I do value your input, at the moment I have just one track feed to each loop & most of the time this seems ok. As I use Kato track I have up to now not even thought of soldering  :no: (a dark art). At the moment I am using the Gaugemaster cleaning kit which was another gift & seems to do a reasonable job at keeping the track clean but when all gone I think I shall look around.
       regards Derek.   :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on February 09, 2020, 08:21:41 AM
From that angle the platforms look fine Detek.
I think the island platform looks wide only because thereís no buildings on it.
And...I see itís still Christmas in West Porthsea  :D

Take care, itís a tad windy out today though as for Storm Ciara, it seems like just a normal February day in West Cornwall to me.
Weíve had it windier when no warnings have been issued.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: Innovationgame on February 09, 2020, 09:16:35 AM
From that angle the platforms look fine Derek.
I think the island platform looks wide only because thereís no buildings on it.
And...I see itís still Christmas in West Porthsea  :D
The island platform at Rugby is 30m wide, so this one is just a tiddler.

Take care, itís a tad windy out today though as for Storm Ciara, it seems like just a normal February day in West Cornwall to me.
Weíve had it windier when no warnings have been issued.
We getting gusts approaching 40mph, but we've certainly had worse.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 09, 2020, 09:58:28 AM
 :hellosign: & Good Morning Martin & Laurence, A Very good point before assessing the width of the island platform I need to take in to account of shelters & seating etc  :hmmm:
  Aahh storm bit of a blow, nowt special as yet
        regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 16, 2020, 09:03:43 PM
 :hellosign: & Good Evening everybody, hope all is well on NGF land.
   First up, thanks for noticing the Xmas tree Martin, it is a present from daughter & lonely if put away.
     Now fes up time, the Kestrel kits are the work of my darling wife who also built this beauty from Parkside Dundas

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-160220205259.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87573)
  Well impressed superb detailing.
  The roller coaster week started with a late Xmas present via E bay

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-160220205907.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87575)
 Just couldn't resist this Series 100 Shinkansen from Tomix, another Bullet train add on needed but don't they look gorgeous.
  On my phone tonight so will continue shortly
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 16, 2020, 10:18:11 PM
 :hellosign:.
Ah well am not perfect after all

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-160220215746.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87578)
Hope that's right (,need a new computer).
A day off & the new Shinkansen on the test track

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-160220220254.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87579)
  Imagine my horror when the controller shorted out & the train refused to move talk about gutted   :veryangry:.
    Fast forward past work to today & finished off a couple of Metcalfe kits

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-160220221003.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87580)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/87/4216-160220221129.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=87581)
  Overall well pleased with the two signal boxes although more detailing needed.
    The best of all turned on the power under the Series 100 & knock me down it just ran as expected from Japan.
   Will try & sort the video issues for next time, thanks for looking
   regards Derek  :beers:
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: lil chris on February 16, 2020, 10:38:17 PM
Wow that Shinkansen looks superb, not sure if it fits in with its surroundings though, I take it Rule 1 applies. Somebody mention the building at right angles on the platform, for me it is too near the edge of the platform but then again maybe rule 1 applies again.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 17, 2020, 06:20:42 AM
 :hellosign:
  Thanks for looking Chris, yes I am most very definitely Rule one. I find it very difficult to decide on a country never mind a town or city to model. Although in the grand scheme the present kits are for the 60's Cornwall but for now I love running all my trains. The platform building position is not yet set in stone, though clearance is fine.
   regards Derek
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on February 18, 2020, 09:54:18 AM
Iím pleased that you now have the SR parcels van Derek.
I know that you were looking for one when we met up in December.

Martin
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 18, 2020, 01:29:12 PM
 :hellosign:
   Thanks for looking Martin, yes the GUV van was purchased off E bay before Christmas, is ok for the Star of the West ? or do I need a CIWL baggage car  :hmmm: always open to suggestions
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: port perran on February 18, 2020, 02:34:22 PM
I think itíll be fine Derek.
I have one but mineís maroon.
Regards
Martin
Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: weave on February 18, 2020, 10:31:42 PM
Hi Derek,

Hope you got the Shinkansen working.

Regarding the parcel vans it looks like our cousins in Kent and Pas de Calais used SNCF parcel/baggage cars on their night train. Bit of info here...

http://www.eastbank.org.uk/ferry.htm (http://www.eastbank.org.uk/ferry.htm) (think photos 8,9 and 10)

...but am sure we can all have a Rule 1 discussion about it. I've got a CIWL baggage car but it's upstairs and can't remember who manufactured it.

Anyway, time is on our side to decide  :D  :worried:.

Glad your making progress.

Cheers weave  :beers:





Title: Re: West Porthsea
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 18, 2020, 10:56:37 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
  Many thanks Chris the photos of the Night Ferry really useful.
      My thoughts are to base our train ferry service on The Night Ferry in the Sixties although I am assuming the direct London to Paris service was introduced in response to the popularity of our Bristol to Bordeux route introduced around 1920ish.
    The Series 100 has run around but appears to need to be set up very carefully.
         regards Derek    :beers:
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