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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2020, 05:53:14 PM »
This layout is going to be so awesome  [...] Love it!  :beers:

I second that!  :wave:

Thanks, I hope it will be!
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« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2020, 08:40:12 PM »
Western Princess in front of the cliffs. A lot more work to do on this short section but it's nice to see a bit of colour.

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2020, 07:44:24 AM »
The sea wall has a long way to go but here are a few photos of work so far.

The plan



Track laid


After trying expanded polystyrene I decided it didn't work for me so I went back to chicken wire.




A few days later




Some weeks later I got round to covering it in filler using a brush to try to get the rocky effect. The paint hasn't dried on this photo - it will be totally matt. Photos show about 50% of the cliffs are covered in shrubbery so that will follow.






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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2020, 07:51:09 AM »
Love the local Permian red sandstone cliffs

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2020, 01:52:05 PM »
Not that there's anything wrong with your chicken wire method, Chris, but if you need to buy more perhaps aviary mesh might be better as it's a lot smaller and may be less messy in use.
Just a thought............


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« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2020, 05:15:37 PM »
Done a bit more painting









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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2020, 05:24:16 PM »
Hmm - not sure about the writing on the sign but I should put something up. Meanwhile, we all love a milk train...



Great stuff Chris. Did you cut the pipes off the 50 to get the milk tanks to run with it without derailing?

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2020, 10:12:10 AM »


I was going through some old photos and found this happy snap from a holiday trip in the early 1970s.  Not the best railway photo ever but thought you might like it.

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« Reply #83 on: March 29, 2020, 10:22:46 AM »
Thanks, all photos of Dawlish Warren in the sixties and seventies are great to see.

I've been busy covering the hills with filler over the last week and building another footbridge.  Progress has been very slow because I have had to do a lot of thinking! Hopefully I'll be posting some photos later this week.
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« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2020, 05:34:21 PM »
A bit of planting today




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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2020, 08:41:19 PM »
Iíve really enjoyed catching up with this. We lived in Dawlish when I was a small boy and my Mum actually worked in the Mount Pleasant
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #86 on: March 31, 2020, 07:53:18 AM »


Layout is looking superb!  I got a prompt on ebay about a photo of my area and this one was on their listings too ... no doubt you have seen it , but thought it was worth sharing in case you hadn't

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAWLISH-WARREN-RAILWAY-STATION-DEVON-c1950-PHOTO-5-x-3/164143888141?hash=item2637bcf70d:g:FMoAAOSwKgxeghZa
Thanks for looking - Andrew

My attempt at a box layout - Bogindollo

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2020, 08:21:13 AM »


Layout is looking superb!  I got a prompt on ebay about a photo of my area and this one was on their listings too ... no doubt you have seen it , but thought it was worth sharing in case you hadn't

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAWLISH-WARREN-RAILWAY-STATION-DEVON-c1950-PHOTO-5-x-3/164143888141?hash=item2637bcf70d:g:FMoAAOSwKgxeghZa

Thanks. Photos on ebay are a really useful source of information. As I only want them for personal use just viewing them on ebay will usually give me all the information I need. I have also gone through a very large number of  railway photo books taking photos of any appropriate pages. So far as I am aware this is ok for personal use so long as I don't publish them anywhere. The Newton Abbot library has quite a good resource; they claim to have the largest collection of railway related books outside of the National Railway Museum. You have to ask in advance because they aren't on show and I think only one person knows how to find things but they have a large number of BR working timetables which can be viewed at the library.
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #88 on: March 31, 2020, 08:51:25 AM »
A few of my own photos of the real place.

HRH passing through Dawlish Warren back in 1988 I think



I'm glad I bought lots of Woodland Scenics bushes and foliage clumps before the lockdown. Adding all that vegitation is going to take a while...





Oh rats - my cliffs are too evenly shaped. Maybe trying to follow the shaping of the real thing wouldn't have looked right in model form. That's going to be my excuse anyway!

« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 08:54:27 AM by Chris Morris »
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Re: My new project - Dawlish Warren
« Reply #89 on: March 31, 2020, 08:59:03 AM »
Heres 1057 Western Chieftain heading out of dawlish . C 1975



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