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Author Topic: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.  (Read 26220 times)

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2012, 06:32:30 PM »
Really like this, Moogle. Thanks for posting :thumbsup:

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2012, 02:36:53 PM »
Well a lot of works been going on on Kilnevan getting it ready for its debut outing on the 23rd.

http://www.ngauge-wwg.org.uk/Convention%20Poster%202012%20Apr%2012.pdf

I'll take some more  :camera: soon to post on here but here's a quick snap I took on my phone of the 1st diesel nearing completion.



Just needs logos, numbers and the buffers/handrails painting black.
Oh, and a light weathering as the original aluminium livery didn't take well to the Irish climate!  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2012, 11:26:18 PM »
Last update before Kilnevan's 1st show.
The chassis of the diesel above is playing up and needs dissecting.
So it'll be steam only services.

Finished the signal cabin at last.











Added a stove chimney from some plastic tube and drilled 0.5 mm holes around the top.
The gap at the roof side will have some ivy growing over it.
I planned for it, of course...  ;)



I have some station name boards now too.





They're 3D printed and come like this:



I also have received a test print of my Great Southern cattle van kit.



Still got details to add, but I'm pleased with whats turned out so far.



I glued the floor in too high, it should come level with the bottom of course, hence the buffers cutting into the body.



Need to find out the correct wheel base. The adapted Peco 9 ft looks too much for me.
So I'm checking if its less.
Plus, I couldn't fit the 'Elsie' couplings as there was not enough room.
I glued some Kato ones on instead so it can run in a rake.
Needs painting and a roof.
I've not designed a roof to go with the kit as the roofs varied so much in their lifetime.
Started with the usual felt covered type roof and ended up with corrugated sheeting!
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2012, 11:45:20 PM »
You can file quite a lot off the front of the peco box to get it closer to the buffer beam, and quite a bit off the back to clear the axle. Using the Peco chassis for older UK wagons has the same problem, and on those at least its just sufficient.
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2012, 12:00:34 AM »
Ah, never thought of attacking it with a file EP, thanks for that.  :thumbsup:
I was in too much of a hurry to put it together for Saturday.
Learn the hard way, that's me!  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2012, 09:11:48 PM »
Well two months have passed since my last update.
I've done no more to the layout since it went out on June 23rd.
Been planning its extension and conversion into a continuous run (loop) type layout.
So I took some more pics of its current state as there was very few on here already.
Njoy...



The temporary fiddleyard I finished on the Friday before the show!
It will be replaced.  >:D



The fiddleyard screen. Just like a station sign in Gaelic then in English.



Approaching the level crossing.



My 6x4 diorama entry finally in place.



View from the fiddleyard end.



An E2 shunts the yard.
The E2 was a class of 2 loco's from the Wexford, Waterford and Limerick Railway.
Started life as an Dapol M7!



More shunting...



The goods yard.



Kilnevan station building.



Its several Liddle End products joined and repainted.



The green house started off as the saracens arms pub in that range.



More ex Liddle End stuff. This is Higgins General Stores.



Behind the station is the main high street, just like at Courtmacsherry.



Another view of the high street.
A J11 has arrived with the branch train at the station.



Local transport is not always a car or bus!



Traffic congestion.



Not really what you want on your wedding day.



But then it is market day!



The cattle hold the bus up, will it make its connection?  ;)



The layout from the harbour end.



Irish stone circles, southwestern style with palm tree!



So as you can see, lots to do like finish buildings, as well as build the extension.
Won't be yet as I'm 'financially challenged' at the moment but it will get done.
I've also loco's and rolling stock to make, repair and rebuild so plenty to keep me busy for the time being!  8)
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2012, 09:27:21 PM »
Excellent work, Moogle! :thumbsup: Some of the pics are picture postcard views.
You should be very proud of what you have achieved.

P.S. Love the wedding scene - reminds me when I last got married I knew I was going to be in the  :poop: :laugh:

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #52 on: August 23, 2012, 09:34:51 PM »
Great pics of your great layout Moogle  8) thanks for posting.

Marty

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2012, 09:42:53 PM »
Nice piccies Moogle. Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2012, 09:47:39 PM »
Excellent Moogle,  i  especially like the church   /cattle scene  & your captions to both pictures things like that do happen in life  brings more realism  to the layout  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2012, 09:59:49 PM »
No problem,  :thankyousign: for the comments.  :thumbsup:

I had both a catholic wedding set and a protestant one and couldn't decide which to use.
In the end the catholic one was used.
Needless to say on the extension there will be another church, complete with protestant wedding.
Can't say I've ever seen two weddings done on one layout before, so I think it'll be different!  :laugh:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2012, 11:10:30 PM »
I love the atmosphere you have created on your layout Moogle..... :thumbsup:
Even without seeing the harbour pic,the layout has a feeling of being a seaside town.
Nice work...... :thumbsup:

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2012, 07:10:53 AM »
Great! Was waiting for more pictures from this layout. Thanks Moogle.
Particularly like the textures of the buildings and some of the stock which gives your work an unique feel.
Thanks for sharing,
Mark-Jan

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2012, 08:53:45 AM »
Lovely quaint layout Moogle, I love the way you have done the sea and seawall  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2012, 10:14:52 AM »
Very atmospheric layout, nice shot of the harbour.
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