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Re: The Coniston Railway
« Reply #510 on: Yesterday at 08:00:12 PM »
Excellent Chris - nice to see the trains passing over the viaduct..

Congratulations on the milestone of running between Coniston & Broughton..

Cheers Derek
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« Reply #511 on: Today at 02:49:40 AM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Excellent progress Chris 👍
   stay safe regards Derek

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« Reply #512 on: Today at 03:08:45 AM »
Yep, great to see the trains moving over the viaduct.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #513 on: Today at 09:50:57 AM »
May I refer your Worship to my previous submission a.k.a. 'I told you so!'

From your previous work I'd say it's going to be a great feature and a prime site for pics/vids ;)

(I'm sorry, Mr. Rimmer. I'm in smug mode :))

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« Reply #514 on: Today at 10:00:52 AM »
May I refer your Worship to my previous submission a.k.a. 'I told you so!'

From your previous work I'd say it's going to be a great feature and a prime site for pics/vids ;)

(I'm sorry, Mr. Rimmer. I'm in smug mode :))

At least I didn't quote the wrong Space Corps Directive  :laughabovepost:

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« Reply #515 on: Today at 07:33:14 PM »
Further work on Five Arches Viaduct.

I've ballasted the track, made and fixed the main wall in place, made and fixed the parapet of the rear wall in place and fitted the inside walls of the piers.

I modified the design a bit beforehand. Firstly I extended the stonework at each end to form the abutments connecting to the embankments either end. Secondly, I increased the height of the parapets slightly but not too much, otherwise they will be far too tall compared to the photo of the original.

Looking at that photo, I estimate that the real parapets were little more then 2-3 feet  high so I suspect that their primary purpose was more to stop the ballast falling over the edge than to avoid track workers doing likewise. I have, however, made them a little taller than that because it would look rather silly with the parapets being at, or only slightly above, rail level.

Next to do is the undersides of the arches.








No video this time, I've taken the the viaduct baseboard out of the overall layout as it's easier to work on as a small board.

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« Reply #516 on: Today at 07:40:59 PM »
Chris. Agree it's easier working in smaller boards where you can focus  on one project. Love this structure

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« Reply #517 on: Today at 07:43:17 PM »
Looking absolutely fantastic @chrism you should be very pleased with that!!!!!

Interesting about the parapet height, it reminded me of a photo in the Gavin Morrison power series Bulleid Light Pacifics

This one is VERY LOW!!!!



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« Reply #518 on: Today at 07:53:59 PM »
Looking absolutely fantastic @chrism you should be very pleased with that!!!!!

Interesting about the parapet height, it reminded me of a photo in the Gavin Morrison power series Bulleid Light Pacifics

This one is VERY LOW!!!!



Indeed - only a couple of feet, maybe 2'6",  above rail level by the look of it - but at least it means that people underneath can see those lovely BFB wheels  ;)


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« Reply #519 on: Today at 07:59:57 PM »
Useful sites chris ...... https://worddisk.com/wiki/Broughton-in-Furness_railway_station/.   
            Have you heard of , seen or read
                               
   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coniston-Railway-No-Cumbrian-Branchlines/dp/0954023234

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« Reply #520 on: Today at 08:16:13 PM »
            Have you heard of , seen or read
                               
   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coniston-Railway-No-Cumbrian-Branchlines/dp/0954023234

Hehe, that's been my No.1 reference source - getting a bit dogeared now though  :-[

It was a book I picked up at Millom Discovery Centre, when I was there buying a book about Millom and its ironworks, and the track plan of Coniston therein was what decided me to a) have a go at building a model and b) to do it in N gauge.

My No.2 source is a smaller format book, also titled The Coniston Railway, by Robert Western.


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« Reply #521 on: Today at 08:23:01 PM »
Was just intrigued and could not see any material to five Rches other than one in sheffield and watford

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« Reply #522 on: Today at 08:32:36 PM »
That viaduct is going to look a very nice model Chris.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #523 on: Today at 08:34:32 PM »
Was just intrigued and could not see any material to five Rches other than one in sheffield and watford

Same here - the only references that I've found are a photo and caption in the first book and two references to a viaduct of five 28' span arches in the second book.

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« Reply #524 on: Today at 08:37:52 PM »
That viaduct is going to look a very nice model Chris.  :thumbsup:

Thanks, David, I certainly hope so.
Mind you I have a feeling that almost half of it will be obscured by trees, looking at the maps.

 

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