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Author Topic: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).  (Read 3023 times)

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 04:34:39 AM »
Brilliant idea. Love to see this when it's done. I am, however, a bit baffled about the adjoining box ends. Will you just cut a hole for the trains to pass through and, if so, how will you disguise it? There isn't a convenient overbridge in the area that I can think of. Could you cut them off completely and fabricate removeable ends to slot in when they are separated? Perhaps you could do the same with the fronts as well so the layout can be viewed from the front?

I am intrigued. :hmmm:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 07:46:12 AM »
Looks like a very good plan Martin. Iím with Chris regarding the join between the two box files, intrigued to see what you do.  :hmmm:

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2019, 07:55:55 AM »
I assume that removing them comprises box structural integrity, or is the whole idea two separate self contained and fold up box files?  :hmmm:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2019, 08:51:10 AM »
The box ends.  :doh:
I knew there was a snag!
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2019, 04:54:43 PM »
So.....this afternoon I dealt with the box ends.
Despite being cardboard they proved to be incredibly stubborn (even to a very sharp razor saw).
Anyway, no pictures today as there is little to see really. Iíll wait till Iíve done a bit more work.
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2019, 08:53:49 PM »
Just seen this. A great idea, looking forward to seeing mature. :thumbsup:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2019, 04:50:12 PM »
A little more work today.
The two boxes are now fixed to a sheet of plyboard and as you can see, Iíve made the cuts to accommodate the track.
Track laid and glued (with copydex) into place. The track up the left edge is the line from Wadebridge  (off scene at the bottom) to Trepol Bay.
The line off to the right over the river is to Cant Cove and Penmayne.
The sidings to the right of the grounded van body are a representation of Wadebridge depot.
CEB26412-1FB9-4C8B-9C3C-EA204D50921F by martin scane, on Flickr
Iíve added some polystyrene ďlumpsĒ to add a bit of height here and there and when they are stuck fast, Iíll give them a skimming with tile grout.
Tomorrow, I hope to paint the sleepers and track to weather it. Iíd normally spray it but donít want to do that it such a confined space. Painting will take a little longer but will look fine when done. Then itís on to ballasting.
Hopefully itís making some sense so far.
Anr remember, fotget the garish colours - thatís only the base and wonít  be visible when finished.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 05:59:08 PM by port perran »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2019, 04:58:11 PM »
Looking good.  :thumbsup:

I seem to have lost the 'thank you' icon. Is it just me or is this a more global conspiracy to undermine the NGF? :hmmm:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2019, 05:02:22 PM »
Looking good.  :thumbsup:

I seem to have lost the 'thank you' icon. Is it just me or is this a more global conspiracy to undermine the NGF? :hmmm:
Thanks Chris.
You should see a whole row of icons (thumbs up/down etc) below the post you want to give thanks to. Just click on whichever icon you choose.
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2019, 06:03:31 PM »
I wondered what they were for!  :thankyousign:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2019, 12:23:00 PM »
All taped up. Ballast roughly spread.
Ready for tidying with a soft brush after lunch then add the dreaded glue.
D740C10D-33E6-4BA9-9A4C-B9BFBBC55B53 by martin scane, on Flickr
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 11:45:10 AM »
Looking good, Martin.
It's great to see how much can be done in that limited space.

[tongue in cheek]
One word of criticism, though: I feel that your output is much too high. How can it be that you build three or four layouts in les time than I need to get one done? :'( :confused1: :smiley-laughing:
[/tongue in cheek]

Keep up the great work, Martin.

Cheer,
Michael

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2019, 02:31:07 PM »
Thanks Michael. I will endeavour to slow down a little  :D

However, more progress today :
8ADFD54D-DF77-4D95-8CEA-C3F88B103EFD by martin scane, on Flickr
Iím still, very much at the messy stage. Ballasting nearly finished but some tidying and infilling to complete.
Iíve also plastered over the little polystyrene mounds (this reduces the overall flat appearance) and banked up the track edges where it was mounted on cork strips to give it slight elevation above the river floodplain.
The track top right is the depot area hence not ballasted. This will be largely compounded soot and clinker.
The 45xx crossing the river (heading bunker first towards Cant Cove) gives an idea of scale hopefully.
I now have to wait for the plaster mounds to dry before they get a covering of paint which will give a better picture as to what the whole little scene will look like.
The PVA is, of course, acting as a weight to hold down the end bit of track. This is the bit which will connect to the spur from the Trepol Bay fiddle yard.
Thanks for looking.
Martin
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2019, 11:14:21 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:. Thanks Martin you are making excellent progress
     regards Derek.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2019, 04:29:01 PM »
Today Iíve given the rest of the scenery its base coat of paint (the garish colours wonít show in the long run) plus Iíve tidied up the ballast edging although itís not complete yet.
The cereal box indicates the proposed position of the loco depot which will be half relief lengthwise if that makes sense.
61643966-507D-448B-B9E0-D01AB1895409 by martin scane, on Flickr
Iíll be incorporating the unusual coaling stage that existed at Wadebridge depot plus the rather substantial loco hoist and a small old carriage which was used as a messroom and for holding the well knownMutual Improvement Classes.
In addition Iíll be adding a signal box between the two junctions and, of course, a bridge structure over the river.
The bubble car is on its way to Trepol Bay.
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