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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 31643 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #270 on: March 29, 2018, 07:33:22 PM »
Iíve completed a little more work on Tregonning today (in between other things) but itís all in the construction stage between the station and park so no photographs yet.
In the meantime, the official photographer has captured the delightful  essence of rural tranquility as the afternoon parcels train arrives to disturb the peace.The Southern National bus has also just pulled in having transported a couple of passengers who will board the 3.55 branch train to Newquay in due course:

I have to purchase some station furniture to adorn the platforms - seats, lamps etc plus a few carefully chosen little folk.
The one chap who has crept into the scene, Dick Tregelles, seems completely preoccupied with capturing the scene for posterity.

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #271 on: March 29, 2018, 07:48:56 PM »
Lovely pictures.

It is difficult to believe how quickly you have created these super scenes.

Many thanks.

John
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #272 on: March 29, 2018, 08:40:30 PM »
Great stuff Martin, and at such a pace. You are clearly enjoying full retirement.

Youíll be needing another flight case soon  ;)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #273 on: March 29, 2018, 08:46:24 PM »
Great stuff Martin, and at such a pace. You are clearly enjoying full retirement.

Youíll be needing another flight case soon  ;)
Thanks Keith.
There is a long way to go yet.
Iím moving on to the small goods yard next but am undecided whether to go for the Peco one, the Metcalfe one or to build my own.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #274 on: March 29, 2018, 08:52:03 PM »
Iím currently building the ratio goods shed. It seems massive, especially compared to my shops and houses. Maybe a scratch build, especially with your skills.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #275 on: March 30, 2018, 09:32:50 AM »
Excellent progress, Martin. I'm not sure about the SR concrete fencing painted (G)WR colours, by the pannier tank though but, in North Cornwall, it could be possible? It is definitely the sort of thing that Lord Trevelver might suggest to the stationmaster after a very good lunch! 8-)

The GWR was very fond of planting poplar trees near its stations so it was good to see some near the 'bus.

I'm not sure that Citroen 2CVs in that colour scheme appeared in the 1960s? However, I'm sure that others know more about these than I do.

The photographer, Dick Tregelles, is an excellent addition.

I'd add some filler at the end of the station platform then paint it so that the end blends into the ground.

The vegetation, including the lovely flower beds, is really excellent.

Don't forget to buy some red fire buckets to be wall-mounted, too.

I think the bargain-priced Peco Products NB-6 Goods Shed, wooden type, would look very good repainted in (G)WR colours. I would also cover the brick base with stonewalling of the type typical to North Cornwall. You can also have the doors open and add (if there is not one) a wooden platform inside with some goods and a railwayman?

« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 01:38:57 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated »

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #276 on: March 30, 2018, 10:18:51 AM »
Coming along nicely.
The goods shed at Coldstream station which I am using as the basis for the station on my layout is of the brick type similar to the the Metcalfe kit but having built it it did seem a little on the large side. I was considering scratch building but saw an old Hornby Lyddle End shed on a layout at an exhibition and managed to pick one up on e-bay. It fits in well but the only downside is to get it perfectly positioned otherwise any vans entering catch on either the entrance or the inside platform. One other thing is that there were no doors on the loading side. I don't know if they had come off and were lost or if there were none in the first place.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #277 on: March 30, 2018, 01:31:19 PM »
According to https://ranwhenparked.net/2015/07/29/a-look-at-the-citroen-2cv-charleston/amp/ the Charleston is from the early 80s BUT
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Outside, the the 2CV Charleston featured an eye-catching burgundy and black paint job with white highlights that harked back to the late 1920s and early 1930s. [\quote] ... as the early special colors very probably will not be available as a model, the Charleston as a representant of the 20s/30s is ok for earlier displays
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #278 on: April 01, 2018, 07:18:16 PM »
Iíve decided to carry on with the creamery rather than the goods shed.
So.....thoughts please. This is very much early days and Iíve used modelling license but with reference to several West Country creameries.
Nothing is anywhere near completed and nothing is set in stone yet.
The large gantry is a milk filling station whilst the smaller one will be for cleaning out the milk tanks.
There will be a chimney at the far side.
The piece of wood indicates the position of the yard wall which will be taller and carry on right around the building.
Any thoughts - critical or otherwise will be appreciated.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #279 on: April 01, 2018, 07:24:29 PM »
That looks really promising.  And, the creamery building is certainly set in stone.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #280 on: April 01, 2018, 07:32:19 PM »
Looks fantastic - an excellent idea for an industrial feature.  Not too big, but believable.

John
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #281 on: April 01, 2018, 07:33:30 PM »
That looks fine to me. Out of interest, what did you make the large white milk container(?) out of as it looks like it will hold a few gallons?
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #282 on: April 01, 2018, 07:38:48 PM »
Very nice job, Martin :thumbsup:
(I think I can just spy Cleopatra's head bobbing near the base of the ladder leading into the vat ;))

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #283 on: April 01, 2018, 07:39:31 PM »
Thanks for the comments Laurence,John and Danny.
The big tank is, in true Blue Peter style, made out of the inside of a toilet roll.
Yes, Laurence - the main building is certaily set in stone.
Iím playing around with the position of the two gantries but this picture gives an indication as to how the creamery sits in relation to the whole layout


« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 08:48:04 PM by port perran »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #284 on: April 02, 2018, 12:20:27 AM »
Rodda's tastic mate (that'll get some of the fools and horses confused  :)).

I dunno, googled it but near you I think.

Anyway, layout looks great. I still can't get my head around fitting so much in. The only layout I nearly completed was HO and 35 years ago. I think my brain is still only semi adjusted so perhaps I'm in TT gauge Limbo  :worried:.

Great stuff Martin and looking forward to more.

Hope you had a great Easter.

Cheers weave  :beers:

 

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