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Author Topic: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).  (Read 2303 times)

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2019, 11:56:47 AM »
I think this is the 2mm scale layout mentioned, Wenford Bridge by John Greenwood


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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2019, 12:02:20 PM »
Clever stuff. I wonder how long the 'edit' was in getting the container on the railway wagon :hmmm:

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2019, 12:08:31 PM »
I think this is the 2mm scale layout mentioned, Wenford Bridge by John Greenwood

Thank you nookfield. That is EXACTLY the layout I was talking about.

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« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 12:14:09 PM by chrispearce »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2019, 12:21:10 PM »
There is another 2mm finescale layout hat depicts Bodmin North (I think?) that also utilises scratch built Beatties.
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2019, 12:32:48 PM »
There is another 2mm finescale layout hat depicts Bodmin North (I think?) that also utilises scratch built Beatties.

Bearing in mind the 'location' of your layout and the sheer appropriateness of these locos, do you ever feel tempted to give it a go? Surely, you have many contacts in the exhibition world and on here - might someone be commissioned? I am not trying to encourage you to blow a wad of cash, just thinking aloud.  :-[
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2019, 12:39:11 PM »
This is thread on RMWeb about the complete 2mm scale Wadebridge Layout. The Wendford Bridge section is a removable section that can go out to exhibitions by itself

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/78121-the-north-cornwall-line-in-2mm-finescale/


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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2019, 01:48:57 PM »
This is thread on RMWeb about the complete 2mm scale Wadebridge Layout. The Wendford Bridge section is a removable section that can go out to exhibitions by itself

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/78121-the-north-cornwall-line-in-2mm-finescale/

Thanks for that link. It is an excellent layout, especially as everything seems to be hand built.
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2019, 02:33:17 PM »
There is another 2mm finescale layout hat depicts Bodmin North (I think?) that also utilises scratch built Beatties.

Bearing in mind the 'location' of your layout and the sheer appropriateness of these locos, do you ever feel tempted to give it a go? Surely, you have many contacts in the exhibition world and on here - might someone be commissioned? I am not trying to encourage you to blow a wad of cash, just thinking aloud.  :-[
Much as Iíd love a Beattie it is something that is definitely not in my skill set. I know that I could have a go but to be successful, Iíd need to be interested and I know that I havenít got an interest in that side of the hobby Iím afraid.
One day maybe, I might have a think about commissioning someone to do it for me.
Of course, thereís the 02 and 13xx as well   :worried:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2019, 02:43:33 PM »
Cracking stuff Martin, looking forward to seeing how this progresses, will probably be all done by the time I get home from work by valentines day!  :beers:

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2019, 04:32:21 PM »
Today Iíve been doing more work on the coaling platform plus Iíve roughly knocked together the low relief water tower.
A5F56E64-212E-4296-AFDC-B0430F936FB8 by martin scane, on Flickr
The locohoist is simply two frames and a piece of plasticard girder blutacked together for now to gauge how it might look. I think though that this position will be ok for it in the long run. Sorry, the white edge of the boxfile makes it difficult to pick out the white girder (should have painted it).
I think itíll all start to look better once the landscaping is done and Iíve added the soot and clinker between the rails and around the yard.
I also have the conundrum of how to tackle the backscene to think about.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 06:21:54 PM by port perran »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2019, 07:58:17 AM »
I like the idea of low relief Railwayana such as your water tower - nice change from the ubiquitous low relief houses and factories
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2019, 01:48:45 PM »


This morning, Iíve added the scatter material to the grassy areas in box 1 prior to adding static grass. Iíve also added the sooty scatter around the shed yard.
445550FF-D860-4DA0-AB8F-49E525FC0F42 by martin scane, on Flickr
Note that some small areas have still to be tackled.

The buildings etc are as yet uncompleted so are not firmly planted into place but this gives an idea of how the shed area will look. Still a fair bit to do yet though.
59CE6448-C575-486B-BC98-9D21BE5B0944 by martin scane, on Flickr
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2019, 01:45:18 PM »
Iíve now added some of the static grass although I do still need to sweep up in places to get rid of some overspill.
D870A2AC-8B2C-498C-9D70-A2A55692ACC9 by martin scane, on Flickr
I think the grass greatly improves things. Iíve placed the little wall pieces loosely as I canít decide between wall and fencing so I think Iíll leave it for a bit before settling on a final choice.
Iím also thinking about the backscene which will, in such a small space, be vital in bringing the scene to life. I have a few ideas so will play around to see what works best.
The depot is, I think, starting to look reasonable but a bit more detail and weathering is needed. Little items such as the LSWR water column (thereís another not in view) add to the feel and I have a bit of clutter such as oil drums to add later.

« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 01:49:49 PM by port perran »
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2019, 02:00:49 PM »
That is looking pretty good and the wall looks like it belongs.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wadebridge mpd (a boxfile interpretation).
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2019, 02:12:22 PM »
Hi Martin,

Obviously haven't seen the potential fence but I like the wall idea a lot. As dannyboy says it looks like it belongs.

Once again, please slow down.

Great stuff and good luck on Saturday, hope you're not snowed off.

Cheers weave  :beers:

 

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