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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #225 on: February 16, 2020, 09:03:43 PM »
 :hellosign: & Good Evening everybody, hope all is well on NGF land.
   First up, thanks for noticing the Xmas tree Martin, it is a present from daughter & lonely if put away.
     Now fes up time, the Kestrel kits are the work of my darling wife who also built this beauty from Parkside Dundas


  Well impressed superb detailing.
  The roller coaster week started with a late Xmas present via E bay


 Just couldn't resist this Series 100 Shinkansen from Tomix, another Bullet train add on needed but don't they look gorgeous.
  On my phone tonight so will continue shortly
    regards Derek.

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #226 on: February 16, 2020, 10:18:11 PM »
 :hellosign:.
Ah well am not perfect after all


Hope that's right (,need a new computer).
A day off & the new Shinkansen on the test track


  Imagine my horror when the controller shorted out & the train refused to move talk about gutted   :veryangry:.
    Fast forward past work to today & finished off a couple of Metcalfe kits




  Overall well pleased with the two signal boxes although more detailing needed.
    The best of all turned on the power under the Series 100 & knock me down it just ran as expected from Japan.
   Will try & sort the video issues for next time, thanks for looking
   regards Derek  :beers:

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #227 on: February 16, 2020, 10:38:17 PM »
Wow that Shinkansen looks superb, not sure if it fits in with its surroundings though, I take it Rule 1 applies. Somebody mention the building at right angles on the platform, for me it is too near the edge of the platform but then again maybe rule 1 applies again.
Lil Chris
My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #228 on: February 17, 2020, 06:20:42 AM »
 :hellosign:
  Thanks for looking Chris, yes I am most very definitely Rule one. I find it very difficult to decide on a country never mind a town or city to model. Although in the grand scheme the present kits are for the 60's Cornwall but for now I love running all my trains. The platform building position is not yet set in stone, though clearance is fine.
   regards Derek

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #229 on: February 18, 2020, 09:54:18 AM »
Iím pleased that you now have the SR parcels van Derek.
I know that you were looking for one when we met up in December.

Martin
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #230 on: February 18, 2020, 01:29:12 PM »
 :hellosign:
   Thanks for looking Martin, yes the GUV van was purchased off E bay before Christmas, is ok for the Star of the West ? or do I need a CIWL baggage car  :hmmm: always open to suggestions
       regards Derek.

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #231 on: February 18, 2020, 02:34:22 PM »
I think itíll be fine Derek.
I have one but mineís maroon.
Regards
Martin
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #232 on: February 18, 2020, 10:31:42 PM »
Hi Derek,

Hope you got the Shinkansen working.

Regarding the parcel vans it looks like our cousins in Kent and Pas de Calais used SNCF parcel/baggage cars on their night train. Bit of info here...

http://www.eastbank.org.uk/ferry.htm (think photos 8,9 and 10)

...but am sure we can all have a Rule 1 discussion about it. I've got a CIWL baggage car but it's upstairs and can't remember who manufactured it.

Anyway, time is on our side to decide  :D  :worried:.

Glad your making progress.

Cheers weave  :beers:






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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #233 on: February 18, 2020, 10:56:37 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
  Many thanks Chris the photos of the Night Ferry really useful.
      My thoughts are to base our train ferry service on The Night Ferry in the Sixties although I am assuming the direct London to Paris service was introduced in response to the popularity of our Bristol to Bordeux route introduced around 1920ish.
    The Series 100 has run around but appears to need to be set up very carefully.
         regards Derek    :beers:

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #234 on: March 29, 2020, 06:13:45 PM »
 :hellosign: everybody, hope all are staying safe & well in these trying times.
   I am not working for a least another week (probably the full 3 months) so in theory should have lots of shed time. As usual too much planning & thinking but I think the move to Spain isn't happening soon so hopefully everything should just slot in place when the times right  :D
   So had a serious tidy up & sort out &  after reading all the good advice have changed the station layout (again). Have ordered two WS incline sets for testing the locos on a 2% climb from the station up to the Quay branch. Waiting patiently but this hopefully show's the intention



 Starting in the North East corner & going clockwise


  The Orange squares marked are where the posts of the shelving units will be & now we add the station


  The idea is for a level crossing & footbridge at the North end, still undecided on Metcalfe platforms. Sorry for being so long winded but all comments gratefully accepted, stay safe
       regards Derek

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #235 on: March 30, 2020, 07:49:30 AM »
Hi Derek, good to see an update. Not good news regarding work or Spain, but an opportunity arises for progress at West Porthsea.  :)

How is the series 100?

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #236 on: March 30, 2020, 08:12:14 AM »
Looking forward to seeing some layout progress Derek but sorry to hear that the work has temporarily come to a halt.
Keep safe

Martin
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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #237 on: March 30, 2020, 11:48:32 AM »
 :hellosign:
  Thanks Keith & Martin, progress on the layout is annoyingly slow, it's sod's law if I reconnect the track to run trains then the inclines will arrive. Thankfully the Kato track seems to be holding up well to my regular changes of plan so far.
   I am hoping all this planning will pay off when the times right but the Kestrel & Metcalfe buildings are coming together with mixed results will show what's good soon. Most of the kits were bought as presents so thinking where they fit in, at least time to improve my skills although really enjoy the building.
  The Series 100 Shinkansen has had a really good run, will try to upload video again.  Thanks for your interest, stay safe & I will try for updates soon
       regards Derek.


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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #238 on: April 02, 2020, 12:34:08 AM »
 :hellosign:
http://youtu.be/IHJNBTSQACU
 Hopefully above is the video with Series 100 Shinkansen on the test track with Shinkansen Series E2 on the opposite track.

    Since this video much has changed in the shed, to be continued
           stay safe regards Derek.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 12:36:22 AM by cornish yorkie, Reason: faulty video »

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Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #239 on: April 02, 2020, 08:13:58 AM »
Looks good Derek.
I can just see one of those hurtling around Trepol Bay!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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