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Southwark Bridge
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:34:16 PM »
I've been working on a new project which currently has the working name of Southwark Bridge. Being an ex Bermondsey Boy I just had to do it sooner or later.

It will be Southern Region in the late 1960's - 1970's after the demise of steam. The inspiration being Cannon Street, Holborn Viaduct and, of course, Minories.






Don't be fooled by the old controller, this is going to be dcc although I've gone off the idea of sound. The intention will be to offer it for exhibitions but, as you can see, that is a way off yet.

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 10:24:30 AM »
Looks like a very good start, Graham.
What do you plan scenery-wise? A Thames bridge?
Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

All the best
Michael

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 11:06:00 AM »
It's going to be over arches just like the drag up to London Bridge. One smallish bridge over a road but no river crossing. This one is "Sarf o' the Thames".

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 11:33:31 AM »
Thanks. Love the arches around London Bridge.

Cheers
Michael

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 01:04:21 PM »
Will really enjoy following this - it's my (old) neck of the woods, I'm a big, big fan of inner London 3rd rail layouts and alway have a soft spot for Minories influenced trackplans.  Good luck.  Another reason for Farish to produce a stable mate for the 4CEP.

Mark 

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 04:20:07 PM »
sounds good!

looking forward to seeing the layout in construction pictures

good luck


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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 07:07:36 PM »
Right up my street!  Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 04:59:11 PM »
One new photo for you. The overbridge masks the entrance to the fiddle yard.



It will go a little quiet for a while now as I get Southbridge (My GWR layout) ready for the Croydon show which takes place over the weekend of 7th/8th October.

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 06:17:04 PM »
It's been quite a while since I posted an update. I've mainly been busy sorting out the electrics - who said this dcc lark was easy? Anyway, I've been building a gasometer. The frame is completed and it's just been placed to see how it looks.



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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 07:53:10 PM »
I'm guessing the gasometer is a modelux kit, but is it the "n" or "oo" version?

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »
I'm guessing the gasometer is a modelux kit, but is it the "n" or "oo" version?
It is the Modelux kit, "N" gauge version. So far it's rather nice, but delicate to build.

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2018, 12:27:19 PM »
I've been quiet for a bit but I've now sorted out my overall roof. How I fixed it is shown in another thread but I thought I'd post this here.



I've got to get a move on, it's going to two shows next year!

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2018, 02:38:56 PM »
Time for some more complete images






I've still got lots to do but I think it's getting there and there's nothing like a deadline to focus the mind.

Come and see it at Tonbridge on 16th February http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/17842-TonbridgeModelRailwayClubExhibition

Or N Gauge Southeast on 6th April http://www.ngaugesoutheast.co.uk/

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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 02:51:51 PM »
my late Grandfather was a Bermondsey born boy 100 years ago, so grew up until ww2, and remembered up to his sad death the areas round lewisham, deptford, new cross, nine elms, london bridge, cannon street. he took me on a tour a couple of years before he died. great layout Graham, look forward to seeing it at the show and indeed its progress. chris
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Re: Southwark Bridge
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 02:55:11 PM »
Looks great, Graham.  Looking forward to seeing it at N Gauge SouthEast, even if I fail to get to Tonbridge.  Jon

 

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