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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2019, 06:13:42 PM »
This is maturing exceedingly well. :) :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2019, 06:53:04 PM »
Work is still ongoing but Iím concentrating on building the loco depot which is taking sometime. Nothing really to show at the moment.
Plus, of course, the Test Match is interfering with modelling time.  :D



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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2019, 01:58:43 PM »
Work has been a little sporadic in the last few days with visits to the dentist and watching the cricket on the television.
However, Iím working on the part relief loco shed. Hereís tye basic shell :
4E7F0F15-6B55-436D-ADDC-416928320310 by martin scane, on Flickr
The colours will be weathered down somewhat and details will be added. You can just see the outline of a shed door (white)behind the M7ís chimney.
The smoke vent is simply held in place with blu tack at the mo (3 moreto add).
The piece of white card shows (roughly) the position of the colaling stage.
Iíll also add a half relief water tank.
Remember this is just the shell at the moment.
Any comments or suggestions before I proceed?
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2019, 07:24:55 PM »
Thank you, Martin, for this photo. It's coming along very nicely Although fictional and built, later, this North Cornwall loco. shed might provide some idea:

https://grogleyjunction.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-next-project-polbrock-engine-shed.html

https://grogleyjunction.blogspot.com/search/label/Polbrock%20Engine%20Shed
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 07:26:52 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2019, 02:39:54 PM »
Added a bit more detailing (more to do) and started to weather down the shed a bit and I have added the shed doors.
Iíve also ďrustedĒ the tracks in the shed area ready for compacted soot and ash to be scattered.
DDE96D63-E567-48CB-90EC-48AE32498C42 by martin scane, on Flickr
I found the 2 old gantry frames in my spares/rubbish box. Not sure whether to use these as a basis for the wheel drop gantry?
My next major job is to start on the rather unusual coaling facility.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2019, 07:16:14 PM »
Looking good, Martin. Kernow MRC has a bargain priced 42-181 Graham Farish Scenecraft Depot Hoist, as at Cant Cove, for £22.95. Saving up to £12.00. (34.33%) on RRP (£34.95). It looks a lot like Wadebridge's. Alternately, you could use photos. of it as a guide to making your own? You would need some brass chain, a hook, a drum, and a wheel but the main structure could be made from balsa wood strip or plastruct girders?
« Last Edit: April 14, 2019, 09:58:37 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected »

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2019, 07:55:14 PM »
Things are progressing very well! I have seen pics of Wadebridge shed and you certainly seem to be capturing the spirit of the place. Where will the Beattie Well Tanks come from? I believe there are some kits. Look forward to your updates!  :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2019, 07:57:22 PM »
Things are progressing very well! I have seen pics of Wadebridge shed and you certainly seem to be capturing the spirit of the place. Where will the Beattie Well Tanks come from? I believe there are some kits. Look forward to your updates!  :thumbsup:
Iíd dearly love a Well Tank or two plus an outside cylinder pannier (136x).
Hmm........
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2019, 08:57:03 PM »
Things are progressing very well! I have seen pics of Wadebridge shed and you certainly seem to be capturing the spirit of the place. Where will the Beattie Well Tanks come from? I believe there are some kits. Look forward to your updates!  :thumbsup:
Iíd dearly love a Well Tank or two plus an outside cylinder pannier (136x).
Hmm........

Me, too, for the same reasons. However, I'm not aware of any kits available for either the Well Tank or outside cylinder pannier tanks (136x) but, I believe, there was a Peco kit for the pannier tanks and even a plan by Peco to make them as RTR models in the 1970s.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2019, 02:35:55 PM »
Attention has turned to the coaling facility and again, the small space available, means that this is a representation.
Only the bare bones done (roughly) at the moment :
E85D2872-B93D-4298-85B3-ADC903B3BCEB by martin scane, on Flickr
There will be a corrugated roof and a part corrugated rear wall plus Iíll be adding additional roof supports at the front.
Steps need to be fitted at either end of the actual coaling platform.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2019, 08:59:21 PM »
Things are progressing very well! I have seen pics of Wadebridge shed and you certainly seem to be capturing the spirit of the place. Where will the Beattie Well Tanks come from? I believe there are some kits. Look forward to your updates!  :thumbsup:
Iíd dearly love a Well Tank or two plus an outside cylinder pannier (136x).
Hmm........

Me, too, for the same reasons. However, I'm not aware of any kits available for either the Well Tank or outside cylinder pannier tanks (136x) but, I believe, there was a Peco kit for the pannier tanks and even a plan by Peco to make them as RTR models in the 1970s.

I saw an article in Railway Modeller a fair few years back where 'railway of the month' was Wenfordbridge. I remember the builder had the Beatties and I don't recall him saying they were scratch-built. I am going to do a Google search and see what I can find.
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2019, 09:06:03 PM »
Hi Chris
I think I know that layout, Iíve exhibited at the same show if Iím correct.
Itís finescale and Iím fairly sure the two beatties ate were scratchbuilt.
They did look good though.
Martin.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2019, 09:40:05 AM »
Hi Chris
I think I know that layout, Iíve exhibited at the same show if Iím correct.
Itís finescale and Iím fairly sure the two beatties ate were scratchbuilt.
They did look good though.
Martin.

Thanks Martin. I have looked on Google and nothing is coming up so I guess you are right. I will keep looking.
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2019, 11:19:32 AM »
I am an admirer of that 2mm FS layout, too. The Beatties and 1369 are all scratchbuilt, as I think all the locos. are, although a Bulleid Light Pacific uses a GF loco. body shell.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2019, 11:40:39 AM »
Despite my enthusiasm this seems to be a lost cause. Sheet brass and a soldering iron anyone? I have scratch-built a 2mm scale body for a GCR C14 and put it on a GF compound chassis but had to file the magnet down to a wafer to get it to fit. Remarkably it still worked. However, the thought of trying to get a motor inside a Beattie would be a challenge. Obviously, the gifted can do it. Even modding a 14xx chassis and turning it around would need a lot of work I think.  :(
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

 

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