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Author Topic: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)  (Read 17868 times)

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #285 on: March 26, 2020, 12:33:52 AM »
Needless to say work is very quiet at the moment so after getting done with conference calls all morning I got out to the train shed again.





All the track is now laid for the station and a 3rd point has gone in. Just 3 more points to go and a couple of pieces of track and I'm done.

So hopefully by the weekend I'll be building a platform again. I'll keep the old one just in case any bits can be re-used, but I doubt it. I have at least 4 more of these Metcalfe kits and the platform only took one kit so I should be OK for a while.

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #286 on: March 31, 2020, 12:33:07 AM »
So all the track has been laid and wired and tested.



Over the weekend I built a new platform and was able to try it out for size today.

City of Birmingham at platform 5.



Same with a CL156 in platform 6



Here the platform 5 extends by a further 25 feet or so, but platform 6 stops, so the XPS represents another piece of 2x1 platform that I need to add to this end.

And here's an overall view with the plan cut out to be a template for the second set of platforms.



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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #287 on: March 31, 2020, 01:08:08 AM »
looking good

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #288 on: March 31, 2020, 01:32:28 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
looking good
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #289 on: April 01, 2020, 07:43:01 PM »
So work has stopped on platforms 5&6 because, on the real railway, platform 5 is shorter than an 11 car Pendolino!

I've posted here and on RMWEB to find out how 11 car trains are handled, I've seen videos of them stopping at Wigan but no pictures of a full train stopped.

So next up is building the next set of platforms.

More to follow.

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #290 on: April 12, 2020, 07:51:22 PM »
What with the wife being home and the weather being nice (high 60's) not a lot got done last week as the garden took priority.
But, as luck would have it, it snowed last night so the trains will get more attention.

I was able to get platforms 1-4 substantially complete and have spent some time adjusting them and the tracks to make everything fit together.

I've deliberately left part of the bay to finish as there is some jiggery pokery around these platforms on the real thing.

For example the southern ends of platforms 3 & 4 are separated by a fence as platform 3 is lower than platform 4 because the tracks aren't level, and platform 2 has a bit of a kink halfway down as the track curves towards the point.

Here's the results so far, with a figure added to help with perspective, I must have measured the platform widths at the London end a dozen times as they always looked too narrow.

Looking South



Looking North



Looking south again with mores trains to check clearances



And looking north



The figure helps show that the platforms are wide enough

And a close up of the unfinished bay platforms.



Now you all will, of course, know full well that Wigan NW doesn't have tarmac platforms, it has block paving.

So in addition to the steps leading down to the subway, plus the various buildings, plus the platform markings and signage, plus the signals, and the catenary, I'm also going to have to work up some suitable block paving to overlay onto the platforms. I'm thinking something printed onto self adhesive A4 paper might do the job.

Right around know we had been planning to be in the UK visiting our son and our 4th grandchild, and I would have been taking the eldest grandson to Wigan to watch trains, while I took copious photos. So progress from here will be slow, and I may just end up with some practice/mock up scratch built platform buildings.

Watch this space.

Hope you are all staying well.

Regards,

John P

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #291 on: April 12, 2020, 07:56:35 PM »
With the block pAving have you tried scalemodelscenery.co.uk, trainshop.co.uk ?

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #292 on: April 12, 2020, 08:12:13 PM »
With the block pAving have you tried scalemodelscenery.co.uk, trainshop.co.uk ?

Thanks for the links.

I haven't looked anywhere yet, I'll need to search for images on the Internet and then find something that looks right.

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #293 on: April 12, 2020, 08:15:27 PM »
Great job! Makes you realise quite how large platforms are in real life!

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #294 on: April 12, 2020, 08:17:23 PM »
They are reputable and worth a look at their ranges john

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #295 on: April 12, 2020, 10:32:44 PM »
Well that didn't take long!

I took a quick look at some photos of the real thing and then at ScaleModelScenery.

They have Network Rail concrete platform edging, textured buff paving, and Flemish Bond red brick pavers. Thanks @crewearpley40 .

I chucked in some fencing and a couple of skips for good measure.

So this lot might show up in a month or two!

Not a dig at the shop, but we've noticed that international mail is seems to be a LOT slower right now, understandable really with fewer international flights.

We have birthday cards sent from here to the UK, and I've got a couple of packages shipped about a month ago from the UK to here, none of which has been delivered yet.

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #296 on: April 12, 2020, 10:36:41 PM »
Happy modelling john. Problem sorted. Look forward to shots of your platforms

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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #297 on: April 13, 2020, 06:35:27 AM »
I have a print of 3'X2' paving slabs that I have also sent to Chris in Prague.  I can vary the colour if you wish.  Would that be of any use?
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #298 on: April 13, 2020, 03:26:10 PM »
I have a print of 3'X2' paving slabs that I have also sent to Chris in Prague.  I can vary the colour if you wish.  Would that be of any use?

Hi Lawrence,

Thanks for the offer. The pavers are actually red brick rather than slabs, so I think the bits I've ordered should do the job.

But I would like the print if that's OK, as I'm sure they'll come in useful.

Thanks once again.

John P
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Re: Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)
« Reply #299 on: April 13, 2020, 05:12:51 PM »
progress coming along nicely there, don't forget to run a Chinese gronk through the platforms as I think I remember people saying those were the widest and best at checking close clearances!!!
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