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Author Topic: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)  (Read 9229 times)

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 07:15:15 AM »
Many thanks for this update. I'm glad that you were able to get the track problem sorted out. More photos., including close-ups of trains, are always welcome.

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2018, 08:48:09 AM »
What a  :superblayout: - exactly my kind of thing!

Congratulations to the PW Dept on a job well done.

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All the best.

John

PS Apologies for getting carried away with these little symbol-things, but I was just so impressed by this layout.
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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2019, 05:31:40 PM »
Just to prove that I am not a dyed in the wool GWR steam fanatic, how about this for a change?


 

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2019, 05:41:26 PM »
Alex looking good.is that one of david's tadpole /2 bils alongside the belle ?
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 06:21:54 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »
Totally agree - a very smart looking layout Alex.

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2019, 08:22:09 PM »
Certainly some unusual locos and stock for Cornwall.
And...a cracking layout too.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2019, 08:47:20 PM »
Alex looking good.is that one of david's tadpole /2 bils alongside the belle ?

Yes Chris, it is, and a 4-CEP on the other side. I would love to have a tadpole but none were available.


Certainly some unusual locos and stock for Cornwall.
And...a cracking layout too.


I do like to play rule 1 from time to time Martin, I just couldn't resist setting this one up. as for the layout, I haven't done very much to it in the last 2 years, and really must get round to ballasting it one of these days! but that will have to wait until I finish the 2 CO-BOs and the 53xx that I am currently part way through building.

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2019, 09:09:39 PM »
looking good alex ! took me two goes to work out the latest additions to the fleet

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2019, 10:13:28 AM »
A very nice selection of SR trains, Alex. Indeed, a big change. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2020, 12:01:50 AM »
It has been some time since I did any work to the layout, having been preoccupied with building locos and rolling stock and in between that 2 days a week on track maintenance on the Epping Ongar railway, but when the lockdown started I spent much more time completing projects that had been in the round to it  box for years and looking for a bit of a change, decided to bite the bullet and do a job on the layout that I have been putting off for some time.
the scenic break between the main line part of the layout and the terminal and fiddle yard was cobbled together a long time ago using odds and ends that I had to hand, and although I has done the job well enough for several years, really needed an upgrade





When Metcalfe brought out their kits for retaining walls I bought some with the intention of using them as a replacement and they ended up in the round to it box. now I got them out and started construction in the spare room as the temperature in the loft had reached 43C !



I built the new bridge first, followed by the incline down to the coal yard then finally the retaining walls themselves, I took them all back into the loft, by which time had cooled down enough for me to work there. I put the bridge in its place then moved the various other parts like a jigsaw until I was happy with the set up then cut out some cardboard strips and glued the parts into a set of sub assemblies that I then placed back on the layout







I realized when I had put it all together that I did not have enough retaining wall to do the fiddle yard so the job is only part complete, but it already looks much better

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2020, 04:35:03 AM »
Makes a wonderful scenic break. Glad you enjoyed track work rather than the sauna,  sorry loft alex. Chris

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2020, 08:51:05 AM »
Thank you very much for these excellent photographs, Alex.  That's a splendid use of these Metcalfe components and perfectly complements your super layout.

Best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1930s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2020, 09:49:24 AM »
Thank you very much for these excellent photographs, Alex.  That's a splendid use of these Metcalfe components and perfectly complements your super layout.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2020, 10:53:37 AM »
Hi Alex,

Good to see you constructing something on the layout for a change. Everybody needs a change now and then, keep up the updates.

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey)
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2020, 11:41:35 AM »
Thank you very much for these excellent photographs, Alex.  That's a splendid use of these Metcalfe components and perfectly complements your super layout.

Best wishes.

John
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I'll second that.  :thumbsup:
  stay safe regards Derek

I'll third that.

 

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