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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 29325 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #720 on: August 28, 2018, 11:55:34 PM »
Hi Martin,

All sounds interesting. Hope you go with the wharf/port idea. I need more inspiration from one of the masters.

Looking forward to it, whatever it may be.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS Just wondered how many times the staff in that pub have been asked 'did you call it that to keep Scottish people out?'. Sorry, got me coat, am on a ferry back to Brittany  :-[




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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #721 on: August 29, 2018, 07:13:49 AM »
As you've already very successfully modelled a port with Trepol Bay Harbour, I also really like the idea of a wharf -- which, anyway, is more suited to a restricted space. Thinking about it, the railway line to the wharf could appear inbetween two buildings in a row of houses, etc. I have in mind both the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway's former line which emerged from a space not much bigger than a side alley and a line to a coal yard in Great Yarmouth which passed between two buildings, one of which was a pub. (I have photos. and trackplans.) That would make a change from a tunnel and give you an opportunity to model more houses and a pub. The single track line would then split into sidings serving the wharf area.

It's a great pity that there are no 16xx pannier tanks, even in kit form in 2mm Scale as one would be ideal. However, a 57xx or BR/Drewry 0-6-0 would be good substitutes, as would a 74xx (converted from a 64xx) pannier tank. (Drewry Class 04s operated the Great Yarmouth coal yard.) If LSWR, a B4 0-4-0T (there was some discussion about a 3D body kit on a Japanese chassis) would be perfect. (If LMR or ScR, the Minitrix Dock Shunter is ideal.)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #722 on: September 03, 2018, 10:17:21 PM »
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laying track on the closed lid of Tregonning to see what I could fit in
rip the lid off and make it deeper,2 layouts in 1 case
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certainly double bases
Any double bass case ive seen has been an odd shape,however keeping on the bass theme a case for a 8x 10" bass cab will give a fair bit of room to play with

« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 10:18:29 PM by themadhippy »

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #723 on: November 13, 2018, 05:25:50 PM »
This afternoon, Iíve been getting Tregonning ready for its appearance at the Model Engineering Showcase Weekend at the National Maritime Museum - Falmouth this coming weekend.
Track cleaned and stock selected. Itís such a small layout that very limited stock and a few locomotives are all thatís required. Itís so tempting to take lots of alternative stock and engines bit I shall refrain.
Anyway, all is working ok and ready to go.




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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #724 on: November 13, 2018, 06:40:16 PM »
Lovely to see Tregonning again, Martin.

I've been missing it!

John
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #725 on: November 13, 2018, 08:03:15 PM »
Lovely to see Tregonning again, Martin.

I've been missing it!

John

Seconded! I wish you an excellent show.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #726 on: November 13, 2018, 08:48:45 PM »
 :hellosign: Agreed Tregonning  is looking good, have a great weekend Martin
  :veryangry: my weekend to work.
       regards Derek.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #727 on: November 16, 2018, 01:36:14 PM »
Strange day here.
Tregonning and Descanso Farm all tidied and track cleaned.
Stock and locos all selected, cleaned and very lightly oiled.
Everything is packed up but we canít gain access to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth till 7-15 this evening so lots of waiting.
Weíll have to load the car by 4-30 as I donít like carrying heavy stuff down the mountain slope  with steps thatís our back garden in the dark!
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #728 on: November 16, 2018, 03:49:08 PM »
 :hellosign: Take care Martin on those steps, passed them yesterday (almost dark) with the bus
    regards Derek.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #729 on: November 17, 2018, 07:17:07 PM »
:hellosign: Take care Martin on those steps, passed them yesterday (almost dark) with the bus
    regards Derek.

Seconded! Hope the show went well, Martin.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #730 on: November 17, 2018, 07:22:56 PM »
Thanks Chris.
Yes, day one went really well thank you with some very nice comments re both Tregonning and Descanso Farm.
See http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42862.msg539437#msg539437
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #731 on: November 18, 2018, 06:35:26 PM »
A great show at the weekend and having Tregonning more accessible than at home I could  take a few photos from unusual angles.










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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #732 on: November 18, 2018, 08:05:28 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign: 
     regards Derek.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #733 on: November 18, 2018, 09:12:08 PM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign: 
     regards Derek.

Seconded! Some excellent new viewing points, Martin.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #734 on: November 19, 2018, 09:33:37 PM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign: 
     regards Derek.

Seconded! Some excellent new viewing points, Martin.

Agreed.  These photographs show very interesting new views of the layout.

Thank you.

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