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Author Topic: My new project - Dawlish Warren  (Read 3669 times)

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My new project - Dawlish Warren
« on: December 24, 2019, 05:21:24 PM »
I have recently started on a new project. It will take a couple of years at least to complete. I'm a bit concerned that by posting as I build it I could end up with egg on my face but have decided to go ahead and post anyway.

This new project will be my attempt to make a half decent model of a real location. I was pleased that my last project, Little Aller Junction , was well received. This new project will hopefully continue along similar lines but be better. I won't give the name of the new project just yet but I'm sure it won't be long before someone gets it.

I spent quite a time considering possible locations to model and drew up plans for two layouts. Once I decided which one to go for I spent more time refining the plans. Eventually I got to the point where I printed out the plan full size - all 11ft 6in by 3ft 4in  of it.








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Re: My new project
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 05:26:02 PM »
Although sellotaping all those sheets of A4 paper together was a pain I found it was a worthwhile excersize. Its good to get an idea of how things are going to look before buying anything!

I did see a few issues so I changed the plan in a few ways and then reprinted full size again. I then used the plan as a template for cutting the timber.
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Re: My new project
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2019, 05:29:32 PM »
Go for it mate :thumbsup:

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Re: My new project
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2019, 05:38:58 PM »
Although sellotaping all those sheets of A4 paper together was a pain I found it was a worthwhile excersize. Its good to get an idea of how things are going to look before buying anything!

It certainly is. I've done it for all mine, starting off with scaled up real track plans tweaked where necessary to reduce board lengths to what I could fit into my room. Once printed they enabled me to select the best fit points to add to the order.

Have to admit, though, I used tools, boxes of screws, whatever to weight them down, not trains  :D

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Re: My new project
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2019, 05:49:17 PM »
my last project, Little Aller Junction ........... I won't give the name of the new project just yet

'Bigger Aller Junction'?  :)

Good luck with the new build Chris, a nice size.
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Re: My new project
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2019, 05:52:34 PM »


Have to admit, though, I used tools, boxes of screws, whatever to weight them down, not trains  :D

The trains were put there to help with "visualisation" for the finished project.
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Re: My new project
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 05:56:45 PM »
my last project, Little Aller Junction ........... I won't give the name of the new project just yet

'Bigger Aller Junction'?  :)

Good luck with the new build Chris, a nice size.

Not another Aller Junction. I did draw out a new bigger version of Aller Junction complete with goods loop for banking but in the end decided against it.

The new project is based not a million miles away from Aller Junction.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2019, 06:18:18 PM »
Looks like it'll be another great railway Chris. I bet it's finished way before mine too!
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Re: My new project
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2019, 08:52:26 PM »
My carefully drawn cutting guide for the crossmembers.


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Re: My new project
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2019, 11:56:34 PM »
Totnes or Dawlish Warren?

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Re: My new project
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2019, 06:49:08 AM »
With 4 lines through the station I'd stab at Exeter St David's, although the track bends left at platform end, good old SR territory, so maybe the 1:37 climb to Exeter Central is being created  :hmmm:

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Re: My new project
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2019, 07:09:22 AM »
Dawlish Warren is the correct answer! I just hope I can make a reasonably good job of it.

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Re: My new project
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2019, 07:11:17 AM »
Complete with the sea wall chris .

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2019, 07:25:27 AM »
There will be a short section of sea wall. Here is my plan. The layout will be 11ft 6in long and 40in wide. Since drawing this plan I have pretty much decided that trying to include Cockwood harbour and the Anchor Inn on the left hand end will be too much. This end will probably now have what is really just after the end of where the platforms used to end - basically a stream and lots of greenery. A final decision will be made sometime next year. I will start work at the sea wall end and see how that goes and then work my way along. The station takes up a lot of the layout and will have full scale length platforms as they were in the 1960s. Yes, hydraulics will rule (mostly).

With Little Aller Junction I decided to put sharp bends hidden in tunnels at each end of the layout so there were no overly sharp bends on view. I have taken a different approach on this layout and decided to put the bends at each end on full view but make them as gentle a curve as possible within the size of the baseboard. This gives me a much longer run of scenic section to watch trains go by.



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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2019, 07:52:25 AM »
Do you get to include any of IBKs Atmospheric Pumping stations on that section Chris???

 

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