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Author Topic: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller  (Read 17168 times)

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #240 on: October 09, 2019, 07:56:57 AM »
good luck with the new project

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #241 on: October 09, 2019, 08:11:52 AM »
good luck with the new project

Thanks. I think I will need a bit of luck. The new layout will be simpler and yet much more challenging to build because of the scenic work required. This is the total progress on the new project to date.



Oh carp! Those two walls are supposed to be the same length. Good job I got them out to take this photo as I genuinely didn't realise I had got it wrong. Oh well, where's my knife?

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #242 on: October 09, 2019, 10:34:27 AM »
no please do not dismantle little aller - i loved seeing this at TINGS


sure others will love the layout and comment Chris

Seconded! Little Aller is one of my all-time favourites. I'll miss the Ridgacre branch, too, but I understand your wish to move on and look forward to the next layout, in due course.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #243 on: October 09, 2019, 10:54:53 AM »
Little Aller was indeed an interesting layout at shows, a variety of traffic, and lots happening. Shall watch the new project with interest.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #244 on: October 09, 2019, 11:55:39 AM »
Thank you for that interesting post, Chris.

I enjoyed the pictures and the sad film.

I'm very sorry to see the end of the Ridgacre branch which was inspirational in the planning of my layout.

All best wishes for your new project.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #245 on: October 09, 2019, 12:19:51 PM »
Thank you for that interesting post, Chris.

I enjoyed the pictures and the sad film.

I'm very sorry to see the end of the Ridgacre branch which was inspirational in the planning of my layout.

All best wishes for your new project.

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Thanks for your kind comments.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #246 on: October 09, 2019, 12:21:03 PM »
Sad to see it go.  It always looked very 'Michael Mensing' to me :thumbsup:

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #247 on: October 09, 2019, 12:35:56 PM »
Little Aller Junction is committed to Ludlow in August 2020 but nothing else. I think storage space will be a problem with my new project. I also plan to use a lot of the points, point motors, switches, servo controller, trees etc from Aller Junction on my new project. All of this comes to a fair chunk of cash which can't be ignored.
I guess we all have different views on layouts. I am not at all sentimental about layouts but, because they are such personal things, I wouldn't want to sell it to anyone.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #248 on: October 15, 2019, 05:00:11 PM »
The Ridgacre Branch is now completely gone. Having carefully removed as much as possible I reckon I have gained a supply of items which would cost about £500 to buy new.
This includes points, point motors, buildings and Dapol signals.

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Re: The Ridgacre Branch & Little Aller
« Reply #249 on: October 15, 2019, 05:28:29 PM »
The Ridgacre Branch is now completely gone. Having carefully removed as much as possible I reckon I have gained a supply of items which would cost about £500 to buy new.
This includes points, point motors, buildings and Dapol signals.

Sad I never saw this in the flesh - a really characterful little layout with an ingenious plan  :(

Looking forward to seeing the next one  ;D

Cheers Jon  :)
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