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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2020, 11:02:15 PM »
Another progress report on the new colliery layout. I've been doing more newspaper & PVA gluing to make a smoother surface for painting, also put some walling in place for the bridges & river embankments



My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2020, 11:08:43 PM »
Also made a start by gluing in place the tunnel mouth & some polystyrene formers for the tunnel at this end of the layout



The plan is to hide the single track main line at this end of the layout with the colliery buildings. I've glued some thin card in place here which some of the colliery buildings will attach to




My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2020, 11:15:56 PM »
Lastly for now, few of the colliery screen & washery buildings I've made a start on scratch building. These all will need to be scratchbuilt using photos of the real thing for reference.
They won't be completely accurate but hopefully they will look the part. I've been building them using scalescenes brick papers, thin card, plasticard & balsa. Still a very long way to go on these & more of them to build when time allows.
A few photos...





That's all for the update at the moment,

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2020, 08:13:54 AM »
Looking good Stu.
Please keep the updates coming.
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2020, 08:32:41 AM »
Looks superb so far. What is the round white structure on legs for?
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2020, 09:42:08 AM »
Looks superb so far. What is the round white structure on legs for?

Thank you, the round white structure is something to do with the washery I believe, no idea what it's called though! A photo of a similar one here https://www.flickr.com/photos/12a_kingmoor_klickr/5780663494

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2020, 09:50:19 AM »
Just checked this out.

I can see a cracking layout in the making here.  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2020, 10:24:58 AM »
Looks superb so far. What is the round white structure on legs for?

Thank you, the round white structure is something to do with the washery I believe, no idea what it's called though! A photo of a similar one here https://www.flickr.com/photos/12a_kingmoor_klickr/5780663494

Cheers, Stu

Thanks for that Stu. Interesting pic. I've seen it before somewhere. I believe it was included in a thread on another forum where someone wanted to build a minimum-space colliery layout incorporating a traverser - you see it just left of the white round building in the pic. Wonder what the building was for? :hmmm:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2020, 10:48:05 AM »
Great progress, Stu. I see a stonker in the making

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2020, 03:25:20 PM »
Looks superb so far. What is the round white structure on legs for?

Thank you, the round white structure is something to do with the washery I believe, no idea what it's called though! A photo of a similar one here https://www.flickr.com/photos/12a_kingmoor_klickr/5780663494

Cheers, Stu

Thanks for that Stu. Interesting pic. I've seen it before somewhere. I believe it was included in a thread on another forum where someone wanted to build a minimum-space colliery layout incorporating a traverser - you see it just left of the white round building in the pic. Wonder what the building was for? :hmmm:

Cheers, as far I know the round building is something to do with the washery & the washing of coal before it gets loaded into the wagons. Maybe the coal gets fed into it & gets washed maybe I don't know? Must be someone out there that does. It would be interesting to know.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2020, 03:30:52 PM »
Great progress, Stu. I see a stonker in the making

Cheers Mick! This layout I hope will be a similar set up to my boxfile layout but obviously a bit larger so room for a bit more scenery & a complete loop of track for continuous running . Also this should be a better layout to operate & for shunting as it has electrofrog points rather than the old setrack ones. Aiming for a similar run down & neglected industrial look to how many collieries were at the time.

Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2020, 03:43:35 PM »
a similar run down & neglected look

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2020, 07:58:35 PM »
Hi all, a bit more progress done on the layout, more landscaping work along the rear of the layout, put a hillside in here





Some more work done on the colliery structures. I've built a second one from scratch using various bits of plastic & given them both a coat of primer for now, still work in progress for these







Cheers, Stu
My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0
 
Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area) https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47521.0

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2020, 07:50:38 AM »
Looks excellent.

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Re: Abercwm Colliery (South Wales Area)
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2020, 10:13:56 PM »
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