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Re: Coniston
« Reply #210 on: May 10, 2019, 09:09:20 PM »
Good luck with a) through to e) and I hope there's no f) involved ;)

So do I - if there is an f involved I dare say it'll be prefixed with an o  :D

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« Reply #211 on: May 10, 2019, 09:51:13 PM »
thought point ( f ) could be / maybe the positive / constructive comments by your peers / fellow club  members that your due.

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« Reply #212 on: May 11, 2019, 05:44:37 AM »
thought point ( f ) could be / maybe the positive / constructive comments by your peers / fellow club  members that your due.

One can always hope  :claphappy:

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« Reply #213 on: May 11, 2019, 05:50:32 AM »
Great thread and a great model. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Coniston
« Reply #214 on: May 11, 2019, 06:14:19 AM »
Hope its well received chris

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« Reply #215 on: May 12, 2019, 05:12:39 PM »
Hope the moving it to the club rooms goes well (please let us know)

If, in the future, it's being exhibited anywhere near Manchester I'll be coming to see it in the flesh (and happy to operate for a bit if you like so you can grab a butty)

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #216 on: May 12, 2019, 05:17:11 PM »
Agreed please let us know if exhhbition invites in the nw pour in sure myself and newport nobby mick will be round

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« Reply #217 on: May 13, 2019, 07:12:33 AM »
Hope the moving it to the club rooms goes well (please let us know)

Will do - unless it was a complete failure  :-[

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Agreed please let us know if exhhbition invites in the nw pour in sure myself and newport nobby mick will be round

Crikey, I haven't given that any thought whatsoever.

It'll need a hell of a lot more work before it's fit for that. Apart from the visual aspect of the public-facing side, the control panel will need remaking, especially if I do get the signals flapping down and up remotely, and the indicator light circuit board finishing and wiring in.

Also, if I'm completely honest, the whole layout could do with rewiring to aid fault finding should the law of s*d rear its ugly head. Most of the original rat's nest of wiring is now simply a tie-wrapped rat's nest, with more added, so it could really do with the wires laying out neatly and looming according to function, etc.

I've also got to sort out uncoupling so it can be operated as it should be - for the open day I'll just run it as a roundy-roundy but for serious demonstration I need to bring trains in, uncouple, run round and depart to the same end - 5-coach passenger excursion never went up to the copper wharf  :no:

I guess it may make it to the club's exhibition that is being considered for next year, and Millom is fairly near to Manchester, we even have a direct train connection I believe.



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Re: Coniston
« Reply #218 on: May 13, 2019, 07:18:18 AM »
Good luck with the wiring. Is there not a direct barrow to manchester service? Maybe your own club layout holiding its exhibition is a good starting point

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« Reply #219 on: May 13, 2019, 07:52:19 AM »
Good luck with the wiring. Is there not a direct barrow to manchester service?

There is - and a few trains carry on to Millom and on up to Carlisle along the Cumbrian Coast line without needing to change at Barrow.

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Maybe your own club layout holiding its exhibition is a good starting point

I think so too.

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« Reply #220 on: May 13, 2019, 07:13:43 PM »
The station building is now almost at the stage where I can continue to work on it without having the layout underneath so I can start to take the baseboards apart to deal with a few little jobs hat need to be done before it goes down to the club.

Before I do, however, here are some pics of the partially completed station building so that you can get an idea of what it will look like;

The south end;


the north end;


and looking straight on the side;


The roofs are just sheets of card plonked on for now. I have to make the sides of the dormers first before I can put the proper tiled roofs on, as well as the far sides of the two roof levels on the train shed and the roofs for the goods shed and station building itself.

The approximately central tower has louvres on all three sides (the fourth being level with the ridge of the extension to the train shed) for ventilation. One of my books claims that it was to give ventilation for the gents lavatory, however I'm not so sure. Firstly, unless it was relocated, the gents was at the northern end of the station building on the opposite side of, and almost at the very northern end of, the train shed and, secondly, that tower would provide a heck of a lot of ventilation. I'm more of the view that it was actually to let smoke and steam out, especially since a good 50% of it is over the tracks.

The dormers with their tall windows were solely to allow light into the train shed, supplemented by the smaller, lower windows and a glazed section along part of the western facing side of the roof on the original, northern, half of the shed. The southern half doesn't appear to have glazing in the roof but a couple of photos indicate a raised strip along most of its length  - I suspect that was also for ventilation, the prevailing wind would blow in through such a vent with the louvres in the tower letting it back out, along with the smoke & steam.

I'm afraid that the addition of the train shed means that the curved platform fans will have to settle for the excessively curved platform 3 or peek through the windows at the sides and ends of the train shed. Any complaints about this should be made to the descendants of Mssrs. Paley and Austin, the architects responsible for it.

 

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #221 on: May 13, 2019, 07:26:40 PM »
chris


thank you for  sharing stunning photos of your architecture.

just feel im standing at the scene in amazement - so beautiful

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #222 on: May 13, 2019, 07:27:41 PM »
Absolutely fabulous!

Best wishes.

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #223 on: May 14, 2019, 06:04:33 AM »
Thanks guys, it's certainly starting to look like what it should.

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Re: Coniston
« Reply #224 on: May 14, 2019, 06:14:54 AM »
Morning chris. Was plastikard used? Constructing that structure and those platforms must have been a challenge. The photns give it a real feel for the place

 

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