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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2013, 04:47:33 PM »
Hi,

Been in the shed today positioning some track to get an idea of how it will look.

Starting at the back wall there will be the wagon works.

As the track comes around the corner there will be 3 storage sidings.



The main line is at the bottom. The main line then curves back up towards the back wall. In front of these will be the wagon works.



The bottom track is a branch line. The next 2 will be the wagon works and the next one up will be an engine shed. The upper track is the main line.



As the main line goes past the wagon works it starts to climb and at a point behind the works is crosses over the top of the branch line.



The line then meanders through the countryside gradually coming down to base level again.



On the short left wall will be the Isabella pit, or my version at least. I may have to extend this board by 3-4" to get the building in. The lower track actually goes through the building to get the wagons loaded. The upper 2 tracks are for storage.





The remaining 2 sides will have a small goods yard, again based on a local one and a station.

Still not sure what to put on top of the boards. The old layout had polystyrene ceiling tiles. May get them again. Not doing much tomorrow so I plan to remove the old lower layout and fit it into the new shed. Then I'll see what I need to buy, wood wise, to get both layouts finished.

Alex :wave:

« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 04:49:33 PM by Alex »

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2013, 05:10:22 PM »
You are making great progress Alex  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2013, 05:53:37 PM »

On the short left wall will be the Isabella pit, or my version at least.


Looks really promising, looking forward to seeing this develop and thanks for posting, but one question, what the heck is an "Isabella pit"

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2013, 06:01:22 PM »
It was a coal mine Caz  ;)

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2013, 06:08:09 PM »
If it's a reasonable day tomorrow, weather wise, I'll go and take some photos of what remains of the Isabella pit.

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2013, 08:06:02 PM »
Looking real good Alex, nice to see you removed most of the glued foam off the old layout, a devil of a job if like me you use a load of glue.
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2013, 08:09:17 PM »
Fascinating start, Alex.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the WPR evolve :thumbsup:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2013, 12:10:16 AM »
so am I  :D :D

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2013, 09:42:55 AM »
Blizzard here! whats it like your way?

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2013, 10:02:05 AM »
'Morning Lawrence. Hope you don't get snowed in.

Down here in the tropic of Sevenoaks there was a feeble attempt to drop a few flakes but now just dull and damp.

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2013, 11:50:04 AM »
Bit of snow wont stop us Dave, unlike down Souf where things seem to grind to a halt at the merest hint of a snowflake  ;)
Still snowing but even the little local roads like ours are clear already, see what the morning brings  :worried:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2013, 02:27:57 PM »
Bit of snow wont stop us Dave, unlike down Souf where things seem to grind to a halt at the merest hint of a snowflake  ;)
Still snowing but even the little local roads like ours are clear already, see what the morning brings  :worried:

I regret to say that it is true. We're not all wimps but SE trains will cancel trains at the mere suggestion of snow.

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2013, 05:59:59 PM »
Got a few hours to myself today so busy in the sheds.

So from this...





To this...in the space of an hour.



Then on to this....





The main frame work is 2ft wide. The ends are about 18", although that can be expanded if need be. The other side will be 10" leaving a 2ft operating well in the middle. Just enough for my slender frame. The 10" section will have a through line and storage sidings for various trains.

Not entirely sure what the US layout will consist of but I'll think of something.

My next priority is to block off the existing door and cut a new one in the middle of the window wall. Then fit the remaining baseboards for both levels.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2013, 06:18:06 PM »
Smashing  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:

2' for your slender frame - that rules out anymore visits from Lawrence then  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John (now wearing flak jacket and hankie with knots in the corners)

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2013, 06:37:46 PM »
Smashing  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:

2' for your slender frame - that rules out anymore visits from Lawrence then  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John (now wearing flak jacket and hankie with knots in the corners)


Oi slim, behave yourself  >:D
Looks great Alex and a good run for some big passenger consists  :thumbsup:

 

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