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Author Topic: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury  (Read 46917 times)

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1140 on: February 13, 2020, 08:06:13 AM »
Take care Leon.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1141 on: February 13, 2020, 08:43:01 AM »
Hi Leon, I hope everything is settling down now. My late father had a Rodent Ulcer, (carcinoma),  removed from his nose. At the time, there was a childrens television character called 'Roland Rat', which is the nickname my Dads nose acquired.  :). Enjoy the Dallas trip, (and the new car).
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1142 on: February 13, 2020, 01:54:14 PM »
 :hellosign:
  Look forward to seeing pictures as soon as you up for it, take care your health comes first
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« Reply #1143 on: February 16, 2020, 09:18:59 PM »
Danny, the 'new car' is three years old. I bought a Ford C-MAX Energi. I think you may have them in the UK. I know the model was imported from Europe around 2014 - and production here was discontinued in September 2017 (it's too small for American tastes and with the lowering cost of petrol it didn't fit the market). It has all the 'bells and whistles' so we'll enjoy it I think. My Chevrolet Impala was supposed to be my last car, but I gave it to our granddaughter. The Ford is now the last - if it proves to be as reliable as the Chevrolet. We no longer need a large car so the size is just right for us.

The Dallas trip has been postponed so I'll try to get some photos taken this week, and maybe even a little road paving.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1144 on: February 16, 2020, 09:30:11 PM »
spent a few days selecting and buying a car.

You confuse me Sir, (not difficult these days.  :)). Still, however old it is, as long as you are happy with it is all that matters.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1145 on: February 16, 2020, 09:57:26 PM »
Ahhhh, I assumed that I had said 'new car'. Sorry for the confusion. I don't need any of that either! We tend to say 'new" whenever we buy anything whether it's new or pre-owned.

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« Reply #1146 on: February 22, 2020, 10:12:31 PM »
That photograph looks excellent, Leon.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1147 on: February 22, 2020, 10:23:03 PM »
Leon

That looks really good.
Itís all coming together really nicely.
More pictures please.

Martin
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1148 on: February 23, 2020, 06:33:48 AM »
It's nice to see a picture of the whole layout.  :beers:
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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1149 on: February 23, 2020, 02:41:29 PM »
Yes, that is looking pretty good Leon.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1150 on: February 23, 2020, 04:40:15 PM »
looking good Leon

All the best,

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« Reply #1151 on: February 23, 2020, 09:53:02 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
      Looking good Leon, nice progress   :thumbsup:
          regards Derek.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1152 on: February 24, 2020, 05:24:16 PM »
re: State of Wiltsbury Junction

I thought I'd be clever and just cut and paste my original post on this topic - before adding another photo and comment. It apparently worked, but I'm not sure anyone saw the update. Later today I'm going to do the same again and see what happens.

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Re: Wiltsbury Junction - Inspired by Westbury
« Reply #1153 on: February 24, 2020, 05:38:14 PM »
Hi Leon

I saw the updated post, although it wasn't flagged up as an update.  Did you simply repost the whole thing with the update in it?
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« Reply #1154 on: February 24, 2020, 05:47:24 PM »
In the fourth year of his Excellency Donald J. Trump, I declare the state of Wiltsbury Junction to be stable, despite some recent surgery, and assure all that it will be great again before January 20, 2021!

The Wiltsbury Junction will consist of the usual buildings supporting a busy rail junction plus an Inn, a post office/shop, and a farmhouse with barn and outbuildings. The rail system includes the avoiding line carrying traffic between London and Weymouth, and the road system represents the Warminster - Trowbridge primary road.

The image below has today recorded the entire junction; a complete rail system for travel to London, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Bristol, and the many branch stations served by GWR from these cities in 1939. Further images will follow as updates with a description of the work in progress and future plans.





Most of my recent modelling was to replace the demolished road and to add the two bridges over the rail lines. I had built a Metcalfe Tapered Retaining Wall for the road above the girder bridge, but that just didn't work. Instead, I've built up the terrain to provide for the descent of the main road to the Trowbridge line at the top of the layout. A secondary road will lead to a post office/shop in the upper quadrant of the picture.

For those unfamiliar with Westbury, my inspiration for Wiltsbury, the two bridges are as they appeared in 1939, except that the actual distance between the two was probably more like 40-50 yards. Like much of my station and rail yard, everything had to be severely compressed. More about that, later. The stone bridge is set permanently, but the girder bridge can still be lifted for some additional work to be done below.

The resin building is marking the site of a Metcalfe model for the Railway Inn, and the Goods Station will be connected to the main road passing in front of the Railway Inn. In reality, the Railway Inn is on the main road - another casualty of scale compression.



My plan is to complete the road system before moving on to some of the other layout elements. So, the next thing is to join the road that will cross the Trowbridge line. The photo above shows the road at the place where I had thought of installing a level-crossing. While building the terrain on the upper side of the rail bridges it occurred to me that it would be more prototypical to have a bridge for the road crossing, since it's a primary road and a main railway line. I'll need to build up the ground level on both sides of the rail line to accommodate the bridge (which I have on hand, fortunately) and I'll try to move ahead with that as soon as I've finished posting the remainder of 'The State of Wiltsbury'.

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