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Author Topic: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Complete!  (Read 19738 times)

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #120 on: November 12, 2018, 09:14:46 PM »
Evening all.

Some extension updates for you, the big news being trains have run on the extension! A couple of weeks ago I laid the track on the new board and relaid the fiddleyard to allow slightly longer roads with bigger gaps between lines for fingers!


Following on from this I've since fully wired up the new board, this is by far the neatest looking board as far as wiring goes!


And the final update is about backscenes. With a fair bit of force I removed the original backscene from board 1


And the new scene was added to both boards. I've also added a curve to the corner on board two which drastically improves the look.


And that's where we are up to as of now. Next steps is yo finalise the wiring as I need to add the switches for the new signals. Following that I'll be adding a second control panel at the station so I don't have to keep walking back and forth when shunting! Otherwise it'll be landscaping...

Cheers

Ollie

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My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #121 on: February 05, 2019, 07:21:05 PM »
Evening all,

Well itís been a while since I last updated this thread, partially as Iíve been having issues uploading from my phone and partially as Iíve been busy! So, lots to catch up onÖ

To start with in late 2018 I began the landscaping of the extension. I started with the section closer to the front as it allowed me to add the front fascia board too.




Iíve also completed the second control panel, this now will allow me to operate all points, signals and isolators from both ends of the layout. I still need to add a second Walkabout controller but that will have to wait until my next Payday! Both of these additions will make it much easier to operate now the extension is in place and it means two can both operate as and when needed.


Going back to landscaping, I gave the front section a coat of Mocha and ballasted half of the track. I couldnít go any further until I add the level crossing. In the pics below you can see that I test planted a couple of trees to get a feel for how it will look.



Lastly over the past couple of weeks Iíve done some more landscaping including the start of the farm. Iíve also trialled using DAS clay to make the road and level crossing, so far it seems to work but Iíve yet to test a loco through it so thatíll be the next step.





Finally Iíd like to update you with the current exhibition schedule for Wenlock:
6th April 2019 Ė N Gauge Southeast
24th August 2019 Ė Bournville
April 2020 Ė Severn Valley Railway Open House
June 2020 Ė Great Central Railway Model Event (Provisional)
Feb 2021 Ė Stafford (Provisional)

Iím have had some contact with other shows but I am still looking for shows 2020 onwards (At a push I could squeeze another in this year in either May/June/July)

Cheers,

Ollie

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #122 on: February 05, 2019, 08:23:21 PM »
Now that is one heck of an update! Coming along brilliantly!  :thumbsup:

Thanks for posting, Ollie!  :beers:
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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #123 on: February 05, 2019, 09:44:29 PM »
It's looking seriously good, Ollie.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #124 on: February 08, 2019, 07:00:40 AM »
Looking really good - and a great location too!  :greatpicturessign:
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2019, 09:02:01 AM »
Excellent progress.
I really like the undulating front board - that works really well.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #126 on: February 08, 2019, 08:22:08 PM »
Now that is one heck of an update! Coming along brilliantly!  :thumbsup:

Thanks for posting, Ollie!  :beers:

Seconded! Looking forward to seeing some 'test' trains. 8-)

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #127 on: May 17, 2019, 01:34:40 PM »
Hello Ollie

Congratulations on The Sheaf Valley Railway being included in the new Peco publication, Modelling Heritage Railways.  Your layout looked excellent, as always, and is an exemplar of the type of modelling which the publication seeks to encourage.

With best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #128 on: May 17, 2019, 01:42:20 PM »
love the backscene, gives depth and impression . the scenery looks stunning
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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #129 on: Yesterday at 09:48:44 AM »
Now that is one heck of an update! Coming along brilliantly!  :thumbsup:

Thanks for posting, Ollie!  :beers:

Seconded! Very impressive work. I'm looking forward to the next update, Ollie.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Underway!
« Reply #130 on: Yesterday at 10:23:01 AM »
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That is looking really good Ollie. Inspirational in fact!

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus...Extension Complete!
« Reply #131 on: Today at 09:00:07 PM »
Evening all,

Well as per tradition I've been a bit neglectful with this thread! An long overdue for you.

So the extension is now completed and debuted at N Gauge Southeast on 6th April, a few pics below of the extension and from the show




The other layout news, and those who saw the layout at NGSE will know, the layout is now multi-era. The layout will start a show running in the 1940s and will progress through the show to end as a preserved railway. This allows a wider mix of stock and gives the public a different perspective on the layout if they come back several times during a show.

Next confirmed booking is Bournville on Saturday 24th August, see you there.

Cheers

Ollie

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Hi I'm Ollie, and I'm a addicted to buying MK1s......

My Previous Exhibition Layout - The Sheaf Valley Railway
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

My Current Exhibition Layout - Wenlock
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

 

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