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Author Topic: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury  (Read 46913 times)

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1125 on: January 10, 2020, 08:30:48 PM »
I am going to sit on the fence, well, the parapet. I think it should be grey, but with just a hint of rust - hardly noticeable - unless you are looking for it.  :)
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1126 on: January 10, 2020, 08:32:59 PM »
I am going to sit on the fence, well, the parapet. I think it should be grey, but with just a hint of rust - hardly noticeable - unless you are looking for it.  :)
As a young lad (aged 7-10 or so) I spent much time gazing over that bridge.
There was always so much going on. And so many numbers to write down.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1127 on: January 10, 2020, 10:56:22 PM »
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    Another vote for no rust Leon
         regards Derek

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1128 on: January 11, 2020, 03:12:52 AM »
So far it looks like 2 for gray, 1 for rust, and one mainly gray with a hint of rust. Thanks guys.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1129 on: January 11, 2020, 06:48:56 AM »
Id hazard a guess Leon that in 1939 that bridge would have been in excellent order, probably in grey with not a hint of rust.
The GWR would not, I think, approve much of rust especially as the bridge is so prominent from the station.
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Up until the demise of Brisitsh Railways (later British Rail) the infrastructure was always kept in very good order.  Sadly, since the franchise system came into effect, everything seems to have gone downhill very rapidly.  The whole network looks really tatty nowadays.
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1130 on: January 11, 2020, 06:35:10 PM »
I think the jury is in. I'm going to re-paint the bridge gray (pewter) but allow maybe just a faint trace of rust here and there - where it looks reasonable to me. Thanks to those who commented!

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1131 on: January 19, 2020, 01:39:46 AM »
In addition to his impeachment, President Trump will be presenting his "State of the Union" speech to a joint session of Congress in a couple of weeks. Which has reminded me that perhaps I should give a State of Wiltsbury Junction speech - soon? Maybe I'll do it, complete with photographs, at about the same time Trump rises to the podium. That would coincide with the two year anniversary of my commitment to construct a railway layout; it won't be the culmination of the building of that layout, however. I do see myself finishing by the third anniversary, however. That is in keeping with my revised completion schedule from a year ago. If I manage the speech, it will be live from NGF. Stay tuned!

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1132 on: February 02, 2020, 02:05:13 PM »
Just 'latching' onto this thread for a moment for back in late Nov/early Dec 19, page 72, there was some discussion on level crossings. My plan says I will need one crossing where the road crosses the up and down mainlines - on a curve! Should be ok with that but want to ask; ballast the track as normal and then fit the plastikard road sections or no ballast at all?? Not sure..

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1133 on: February 02, 2020, 07:20:08 PM »
Robin,

Perhaps some others will weigh in on this subject, as my solution doesn't fit your situation - probably. I've made other alterations to my layout that now permits my crossing to be on a straight section, though after some feedback I had decided the curve was not a problem. As to the ballasting question, my track is already ballasted and I've no inclination to alter it. Remember, also, that my track is Kato. My decision is to use Woodland Scenics road construction materials and I don't anticipate any issues with either the height of the track or the additional ballasting added to the Kato track support. It's a simple (?) matter of raising the road as it approaches the rail line. I'll be posting some images (hopefully) within a couple of days and will show one that includes the road approach on either side of the double track.

Leon
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1134 on: February 02, 2020, 07:51:10 PM »
Just 'latching' onto this thread for a moment for back in late Nov/early Dec 19, page 72, there was some discussion on level crossings. My plan says I will need one crossing where the road crosses the up and down mainlines - on a curve! Should be ok with that but want to ask; ballast the track as normal and then fit the plastikard road sections or no ballast at all?? Not sure..

Robin
Robin, Id ballast and then fit your plastikard .
You just need to ensure that your ballast doesnt sit above the sleepers on the track.

This is one I did

Martin
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1135 on: February 04, 2020, 04:21:35 PM »
Hi Leon,
Don't worry--it's not just you. someone needs to address this on the Forum.  Now where was it? Oh yes, Layout Construction--must be a logic in that somewhere?

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1136 on: February 05, 2020, 01:37:43 AM »
Rather than upstage Donald J. Trump's State of the Union speech to the Nation (soon to be televised), I decided to hold off my own discourse on the State of Wiltsbury Junction. It is appropriate for such orations to mark an annual milestone, and Wiltbury will not conclude the second year of planning and construction until May. I'll not wait that long to post some images, however. Due to a few personal issues that have to be addressed, completion of the main road will probably not be completed for two or three more weeks. I will then photograph the layout before modelling some more buildings and adding awnings to my platforms.

Leon
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1137 on: February 05, 2020, 06:42:06 AM »
I look forward to your pictures in due course.
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1138 on: February 13, 2020, 01:56:23 AM »
Just checking in! I've had a carcinoma removed from my nose, and spent a few days selecting and buying a car. The trip to Dallas has been postponed for a week or two and maybe I'll be able to get some modelling done before that event. My time at the Forum has been severely restricted, but I'll try to catch up with my reading in due course.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1139 on: February 13, 2020, 06:37:32 AM »
I hope everything's settling down now, Leon.
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