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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2020, 10:07:09 AM »
Just as an aside I recently cleared out my loft and found a 1980 BR timetable (no I don't know why it was there either). Lovely front cover though!

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« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2020, 10:12:07 AM »
Hello Chris,

very promising work, I'll keep an eye on your progress!

Are you plannig to superelevate those curves? Please say yes! :heart2:

Regards
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« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2020, 07:49:29 AM »


Are you plannig to superelevate those curves? Please say yes! :heart2:


Unfortunately no. It would be nice but I decided it might interfere with reliable running. The through lines at the station were ballasted higher than the platforms lines. I would have loved to incorporate this but I take the KISS approach (Keep It Simple Stupid) to many things, especially track laying. I can get into more than enough trouble keeping it simple!
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« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2020, 07:53:56 AM »
Nice aerial shot on the cover!  :thumbsup:

Wonder if it a helicopter or a plane?

Looking at the date, probably the latter?
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« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2020, 09:28:31 PM »
Been working on footbridges over the last few weeks. Two
almost down and one to go. Progress is slow but that's fine.







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« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2020, 09:33:19 PM »





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« Reply #66 on: February 29, 2020, 10:17:52 AM »
Footbridges look fine, in more than one sense.
There's something about maroon hydraulics with maroon MK1s :heart2:

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« Reply #67 on: February 29, 2020, 05:42:07 PM »
Don't forget to include this sign on the seawall near to your first footbridge Chris. :D
It would have been there during the period you are modelling.

It reads:-

“BRITISH RAILWAYS. Notice is hereby given that by 14 and 15 Vict Cap any person who shall without the previous consent of the railways or their engineer in writing, dig, excavate or remove any soil, beach, mud, shingle, gravel, stones, rock or other like material begin to do at or from any place upon the shore or beach of the sea on the outer or sea side of the line of railway within 30 yards or who shall without such consent as aforesaid dig, excavate or remove any sand or rocks so to do on the outer or sea side of the said railway and within 20 yards of any point of any sea wall, buttress, breakwater or other work constructed or to be constructed by the railways between the beach or sand bank called the warren in the parish of Kenton in the county of Devon and the end of the terrace wall at the back of the public baths westwards of the mouth or entrance of the tunnel of the railway at east Teignmouth shall for every such offence be subject to a penalty not exceeding 10 pounds and notice is hereby further given that by the 35 and 36 Vict Cap 132 it is enacted that the above be read and construed as if the words 60 yards had been substituted for the words 30yards and as if the words 40 yards had been substituted for the words 20 yards respectively used in that section and the prohibition contained in the same section shall be deemed to include all soil, beach, mud, shingle, gravel, stones, rock and other like material and any sand within the said extended distances respectively although the sand may have originally been beyond and have been brought within these for the purpose of…………..” (The bottom of the sign was missing)
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« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2020, 08:05:49 AM »
Hmm - not sure about the writing on the sign but I should put something up. Meanwhile, we all love a milk train...

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« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2020, 08:28:37 AM »
Wonderful.  :thumbsup:

This layout is going to be so awesome. The sweeping curves and platforms are brilliant.

The milk train is great, though to me it's crying out for a guard's van, though of course, in that period, they didn't have one.

Love it!  :beers:
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« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2020, 08:55:56 AM »
Thanks. I have stock to cover pretty much all trains from late fifties through to 1970. I also have a couple of 50s and a HST. When the expected skipper comes out I will have the ability to roughly represent the 1980s. Of course by then the footbridge had long gone, the platforms were new and much shorter, the point work had changed and the semaphores had gone. 

If Bachmann ever get round to doing a new 45/46 I may well be tempted to get a mid 1979s set of stock as well. It's kind of interesting that, had it not been for the Dapol class 50 I wouldn't have bought a Dapol HST to go with it.
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« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2020, 08:59:57 AM »
Did the Western Blue Pullman ever make it out that way?
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« Reply #72 on: March 03, 2020, 09:48:47 AM »
Did the Western Blue Pullman ever make it out that way?
At least once, maybe twice. It was on show at an open day at Laura I think. It had a Western on the front between Plymouth and Newton Abbot to make sure it got over the South Devon banks without incident. So I could run one.

It's interesting that if you come up to recent years pretty much every main line approved preserved loco, steam and diesel has been through Dawlish Warren.
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2020, 09:59:32 AM »
Did the Western Blue Pullman ever make it out that way?
At least once, maybe twice. It was on show at an open day at Laura I think. It had a Western on the front between Plymouth and Newton Abbot to make sure it got over the South Devon banks without incident. So I could run one.

It's interesting that if you come up to recent years pretty much every main line approved preserved loco, steam and diesel has been through Dawlish Warren.

I was really pleased to read this!  I have been running a Blue Pullman on my layout Withiel, based somewhere in Cornwall, using rule 1 that it was route testing a Paddington - Penzance service.  Now I have a genuine reason.

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2020, 05:35:25 PM »
This layout is going to be so awesome  [...] Love it!  :beers:

I second that!  :wave:


 

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