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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2019, 06:13:01 PM »
Looking good Chris.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2019, 07:42:01 PM »
Thanks for the reply's, this is just the first piece of the jigsaw puzzle, more to come.
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my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2019, 08:13:30 PM »
The centre leg section is finished, just has well I was running out of screws. It has now been painted, primer yesterday and gloss tonight. I was not happy with the finish on the front boards with the water based gloss so I gave them a coat of oil based gloss which looks a lot better. I can start work on the track bed levels next, I can not do that tonight I need to use the jigsaw which is a bit noisy, thinking, of the neighbours, children in bed etc. Getting so near now to laying the track, I can not wait to do that and see my plan come to fruition. I should have some trains running by Christmas, back to watching the snooker for now.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #78 on: December 05, 2019, 09:43:54 PM »
Thought I would add this pic of the completed baseboard assys all fixed together with catches and dowels. I can now concentrate on building the actual layout, getting some track down, I have already bought over half a box of code 55 ready.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #79 on: December 06, 2019, 07:00:53 AM »
That viaduct's looking rather impressive.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2019, 09:58:09 AM »
Thanks @chrism that is the only complete unit from my old layout East Lancashire lines. The viaduct is actually oo gauge,at the time it was built Metcalfe  did not do a n gauge viaduct.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2019, 09:44:52 PM »
More work tonight, worked out the dimensions for extending the  river bed and used some old ply off the old layout. I have also fixed some ply in position for the track in one of the low sections with a small gradient, that needs a strengthener yet. I have also laid out a rough track plan on the right board so I can work out where the lower track transverses the river. I have not glued the viaduct in position yet to make it easier to work on the river behind it, it has some slight damage but that will easily be fixed. I am now waiting for the proverbal glue to dry, once I have something worth showing I will post more pics.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #82 on: December 07, 2019, 10:02:56 PM »
 :hellosign:
   Thanks Chris, looking forward to seeing more presently.
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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2019, 08:49:27 PM »
More progress, work today was getting the river bed in place behind the viaduct so I can work out the levels. Next I need to sort the foundations for the monkey bridge, where the track will go etc. I am not sure what is going here yet, one idea is where the river meets the back board, I will place a roadbridge to disguise the end of the river. In front of the real monkey bridge on one side it is a flat area, I could also make a road going under one of the arches leading to the factory. One of the pics I have posted is a un seen view of the viaduct from the other side. Getting there now doing the basic scenery structures, still not glued the viaduct in position yet till I have done the basics.


You can see a few repairs need doing on the last pic, but it still looks not too bad.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2019, 08:54:48 PM »
Can you use a mirror Chris to hide the end of the river????

Viaduct looks fantastic  :claphappy:

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #85 on: December 08, 2019, 09:10:02 PM »
Thanks for the comments, yes a mirror is a possibility, I will probably go with a road bridge, there is one at the location of the monkey bridge.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #86 on: December 09, 2019, 01:02:28 AM »
Looking good   :thumbsup:

Out of curiosity, why is it called the monkey bridge?
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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #87 on: December 09, 2019, 09:43:17 AM »
'Cos it apes the prototype :-X

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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #88 on: December 09, 2019, 09:47:37 AM »
I was thinking that the prototype may have been in Hartlepool. They hung the monkey, afterall  ;D
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Re: Irwell Valley Railway
« Reply #89 on: December 09, 2019, 10:02:56 AM »
Thanks everyone for the comments @railsquid the bridge goes over the river Irwell and is very low it also has a walkway between the arches and the girders across the river. It is still in use today now used by the Bury to Manchester tram.
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My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

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