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Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:02:12 PM »
I purchased these two this afternoon :
E320240C-0062-4DD2-99DF-556AACE1538B by martin scane, on Flickr

Iíve been deliberating over my next project for some time. I was considering a new layout in a case (much as Tregonning) but thatís on hold for a bit as I decided that I wanted a smaller project this time. Iíll leave the case layout on the back burner for the future.

SoÖÖ.whatís it to be? 
Well, Iíve never attempted a box file layout so thought that Iíd have a go and decided that two boxes placed end to end would give me more scope.
Iíve elected to have a go at a version of Wadebridge loco shed. Itíll be an interpretation of it and itíll move West a bit from the real version. If there is room, I want it to sit in between the lines to Trepol Bay and to Cant Cove/Penmayne. Effectively sitting between the two single track lines. Obviously, I will be somewhat short of space so itíll be very much a representation.
I shall have a ďplayĒ with a track plan this evening. I cannot work with computer drawn plans, preferring to just lay track to see how it looks.
Hopefully, I can site the two boxes just off the fiddle yard for Trepol Bay and have it connected  to my main layout.
The picture here shows how but my main layout will need to move forward about 3 inches to accommodate it (that is absolutely no problem).
043FE06B-ED91-431B-9DDB-F568D9369298 by martin scane, on Flickr
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 06:43:01 PM »
That's a great idea, Martin, as Wadebridge and its Yardmaster features a lot in the stories. If only there was an N Gauge Beattie Well Tank model.

In my mind, the line to Cant Cove and Penmayne would indeed branch off to the right to roughly follow the northern side of the River Camel after Wadebridge, crossing the estuary by a diagonal girder bridge. So, your version of Wadebridge loco shed would be moved West a bit from the real version and sit between the junction of the lines to Trepol Bay, before, and to Cant Cove/Penmayne, after.

I wish you all success and will be following with great interest.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 06:55:16 PM »
This is my initial plan which is open to suggestions. Apologies for the rather cruddy track which has been retrieved from my junk box.
8414EF72-1D15-4079-822A-B0B2E50BE160 by martin scane, on Flickr
So, we have the main single line from Wadebridge to Trepol Bay running up the left edge. Wadebridge station is off scene at the bottom.
The line to Cant Cove/Penmayne branches off to the right at the bottom crossing what will be the river  which is such an important feature at Wadebridge.
The shed area is top right. Itíll be a half relief (longwise) two road shed. The little spur is to accommodate the iconic Wadebridge hoist on sheer legs. I wanted to get that in as it is such a well photographed feature. No room, of course, for a turntable.
There will be room for a small coaling stage, if possible, Iíll make it a smaller version of the real one. There is also room for shed offices and out buildings.
Due to space limitations, I need to use modelling license quite liberally but hope to create theĒfeelĒ as best I can.
In order to build the river in, Iíll need to put a little base into the bottom of the two boxes so that I can cut out the river bed.
I presume most people would cut off the front edges of the box files to allow viewing?
What about the lids?
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 09:43:34 PM »
That looks a very nice plan, Martin and an engine shed makes such an interesting model.

Please forgive the question (and many, many apologies if it looks rude) but why build it in two cardboard box files which result in a join across the middle?  Why not build it on a little sheet of ply, maybe made into a box with a hinged top a bit like a piano lid?

I'm not sure if the above can be dignified by being described as a suggestion!

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 09:56:21 PM »
Good poin John.
Iíve been interested in box file layouts for a while now so thought Iíd have a little go.
If I went for a sheet of ply (and there are 2 or 3 in my shed) I just know that Iíd end up going bigger. It would be too tempting.
This way Iím restricted in what I can do.
Iíll see what happens.
All the best
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 12:27:42 AM »
 :hellosign: Interesting idea Martin, looking forward to developments
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 01:19:44 AM »
Looking forward to developments!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 01:49:34 PM »
Hi Martin

love the idea , enjoyed making my little boxfile (alisgate) a while back , regarding the front I intend modify mine to have the front hinged so can have the option of having it folded down so more can be seen . The lid I kept it on and carried the backscene up onto it , so in my case I painted it as the sky with clouds etc

look forward to seeing this project progress

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 02:48:54 PM »
Hi Martin,

Good to see you're up and running on a new venture.

Looking forward to the completed layout before I finish my Tax Return  :D  ( :doh:  :().

Sounds good.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. wagon on way today. Off to PO now.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 02:50:09 PM by weave »

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 03:09:56 PM »
Hi Martin,

Good to see you're up and running on a new venture.

Looking forward to the completed layout before I finish my Tax Return  :D  ( :doh:  :().

Sounds good.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. wagon on way today. Off to PO now.
A big advantage of being retired. No difficult tax returns  :claphappy: :claphappy:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 04:25:04 PM »
A tiny step forward today but very little to see.
Iíve inserted polystyrene sheets into both boxes and roughly cut out the shape of the river in box 2.
2EA70357-45D5-4B3B-8F46-40E355CDDA52 by martin scane, on Flickr
Now Iíll wait till it is completely dry before the next step.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 07:26:45 PM by port perran »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 06:44:28 PM »
Progress is necessarliy slow at this stage as glue and paint need to dry.
Nevertheless a little more progress this afternoon which has left the little layout looking extremely messy:
69C11B01-AFEB-4431-A9E1-646CCF61E1B9 by martin scane, on Flickr
Anyone who has seen the development of my previous layouts will know that this is how I like to start. It looks a complete mess but will pay dividends by a) sealing the lower layers and b) providing base colours. It doesnít matter at all that it all looks too messy and bright at this stage. More realistic muted colours will be added in due course.
I have laid strips of cork to bring the track a bit higher above the river (as on little embankments).
The track will sit on the dark brown whilst the light brown will be the river (eventually).
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 06:51:05 PM »
Was the tomato and bean soup used as paint Martin or just lunch while you were watching the paint dry???
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 06:53:49 PM »
Was the tomato and bean soup used as paint Martin or just lunch while you were watching the paint dry???
 :P
Both !  :D

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 07:26:08 PM »
Thank you, Martin. Coming along well.

 

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