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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2013, 07:35:35 PM »
Hi guys,

Thanks.

Seeing your layout again Lawrence gave me the oomph to get on with mine. Hopefully progress will be swift.

It should look good for running some long US consists.

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2013, 07:42:55 PM »
Lots of potato fields and farms with loading docks for your BAR freight and a nice big processing plant to handle them  ;)

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2013, 08:06:35 PM »
Hmmmm, good idea.. :thumbsup:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2013, 08:22:54 PM »
Hi,

As most of the buildings on my WPR layout are going to be scratchbuilt I have decided to start with the Wemyss wagon works.

For those interested there are a number of photos of it here.

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/93379/digital_images/wemyss+private+railway/??&sort_typ=archnum&sort_ord=asc

The engine shed could house 1 engine but was the same length as the wagon works. Access to the works from the engine shed was via two large doors. Inside the works were small turntables that allowed the wagons to be moved about within the works.

I'm currently drawing up some plans and hope to make a start at the weekend. The basic shell shall be made from 30 thou plastic card. I will skin the outsides with brick and wooden plank sheets. The engine shed doors and one set of works doors will be open. There are some small out buildings to the left of the works. The doors on these should give me a rough idea of the dimensions.

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2013, 08:29:25 PM »
Looks a fascinating building, Alex. I hope yours will be in better nick, though :D

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2013, 08:57:29 PM »
Hi Newport,

A very interesting building. Small mistake, it didn't have turntables but small tranverses that moved the wagons about inside.

The works and surrounding buildings were demolished in 1994 and the area landscaped to obliterate all signs of the railway days :(

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2013, 09:48:38 PM »
Some very handy reference material there Alex, looking forward to seeing your layout develop  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2013, 10:16:58 PM »
Hi Dave,

Thanks. There's quite a lot of WPR photos on the 'net. I also have the 'bible' for any WPR enthusist.



Loads of photos and OS maps of the various track plans.

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2013, 06:59:36 PM »
Hi,

While browsing the local DIY store this evening I came across packs of fibreboard underlay for wooden floors. This looks ideal for my layouts.

Each pack is 24 and I reckon I would need one and a half. They looked about 2ft square and there were at least 8 sheets to the pack. Need to go back and take some proper measurements.

Also need a pack of framing. 8 x 2.4m lengths for 11.

Pocket money on 25th. Already spent. :D

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2013, 07:13:32 PM »

Pocket money on 25th. Already spent. :D

Alex :wave:

So I take it my birthday present on the 29th won't be arriving them  :'(  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2013, 07:47:55 PM »
Hi John,

Sorry, layout comes first :P

Tell you what. Let me know what you would like and I'll send a photo, can't get better than that.  :laugh:

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2013, 06:39:23 PM »
Hi,

Well another 8 hours in the shed this weekend. The end door has been blocked off and a new one cut out.



Where the new door is the upper level will be fixed in place, while the lower level will have a lift out section.

Most of the lower layout framework is in place. Still got to finish of the upper layout. Should complete that during the week.



I have bought some wood fibreboard and placed that on the lower. Nothing is fixed in place yet on this level.





Still a lot to do. Needs a coat of white paint on the walls. Hopefully both levels will be finished by next weekend and I can get some track down and possible run some trains.

Alex :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2013, 08:03:21 PM »
Well done Alex things are coming along great  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2013, 08:12:40 PM »
Thanks Dave,

Hopefully the fibreboard won't react too badly to to PVA glue. May try a sample piece first.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: My WPR layout
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2013, 08:55:41 PM »
Is that the floor insulation Alex?  be interested to see how you get on with it.
You did better than me this weekend, I managed 1 hour in the shed  :(
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 09:09:02 PM by Lawrence »

 

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