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Author Topic: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney  (Read 52165 times)

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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2012, 12:18:26 PM »
Great excuse ! copydex, can't get any until my UK trip in November, thanks Dave now back to the card modelling. :laugh:
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2012, 08:49:41 PM »
Finally got round to getting some pictures of High Hackton Station (too many visitors lately), it took a bit of thinking how to do a high level station and connect it to the platforms below.   Bought a P&D Marsh white metal kit footbridge, fiddly to make but I think the effort is worthwhile, especially as I had to make it skewed to make it parallel to the road overbridge.  I'm quite pleased with the outcome, if anyone can see any glaring errors then please let me know.

Another milestone reached today, half of the main layout is now ballasted, just the other half and the terminus station to go.

Anyway, here's a few piccies of the end result, it still needs station furniture and people adding.

General view of the station, canopies are scratch built using plasticard.


This view illustrates the skewed footbridge.


Close up of the main building and the dropped door to footbridge level.


View from platform 1.  All the colour light signals are made from CR Signals kits.


Postie is collecting the mail as the local bus pulls into the layby.


A roadside view.


Night time.  The canopies are are fitted with warm white SMD leds.


Platform 8, the local B set has the all clear.



Finally, some pictures of the re-modelled Claywell goods yard.


The coalman loading his lorry.


The busy Claywell yard.




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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2012, 09:00:17 PM »
hi Caz  :wave:

your layout just keeps getting better and better each time you give us an update  :envy:

i think i may as well give up now and go back to fishing or another of my past hobbies  :uneasy:  :help:

can't wait for the next update  :bounce:

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2012, 09:20:59 PM »
Great pictures  :camera: the footbridge looks fantastic, its very well done  :thumbsup:
Is féidir tú a choinneáil ar eascainí an madra nó is féidir a lasadh coinneal duit

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2012, 10:02:43 PM »
hi Caz  :wave:

your layout just keeps getting better and better each time you give us an update  :envy:

i think i may as well give up now and go back to fishing or another of my past hobbies  :uneasy:  :help:

can't wait for the next update  :bounce:

dave  :thumbsup:

Cheers Dave, but don't give up, you just need patience and a lot of spare time, being retired the spare time I have in abundance  :claphappy:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #80 on: October 09, 2012, 10:10:53 PM »
Excellent progress Caz and some first class photos. The high level station and footbridge have really worked well and the build quality is top notch.
Regards,
Trevor (aka Chinahand)
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #81 on: October 09, 2012, 10:13:23 PM »
The photographs are just stunning, you can practically hear the guards whistle blowing and the general hurly burly of a station  :admiration:

cheers John.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #82 on: October 10, 2012, 07:04:22 AM »
Really great stuff, Caz.

Thanks for the update. Please keep them coming.

Dave G

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #83 on: October 10, 2012, 08:27:11 AM »
Hugely impressive, Caz :thumbsup:
I only hope my own efforts come out any where near as good :wave:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #84 on: October 10, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »
This is great, love the pics, but especially love the footbridge. I tried to do something similar on my last layout but failed miserably!  :doh:

Nice work, inspiring! :)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2012, 04:52:19 PM »
This is great, love the pics, but especially love the footbridge. I tried to do something similar on my last layout but failed miserably!  :doh:

Nice work, inspiring! :)

The footbridge was quite difficult to assemble, glueing was a bit hit and miss so in the end I assembled it using a combination of soldering and superglue.  The lattice sides I soldered to the decking to make sure it had a strong backbone, I didn't have any of the special low melt solder so went very carefully using my smallest (11w) iron and some fine solder, just a quick touch was enough.  Once the sides were soldered to the decking I filed any high points off. 

Did the same with the stairs, sides were soldered to the steps but when assembled these were superglued to the main structure with just a dab of soldering between the top of the stairs and the main decking to give it strength.  The fiddliest bits were the bridge supports, tried soldering but it wasn't successful so ended up just glueing them together, hardest bit was waiting for each individual section to fully dry before assembling into towers.   :sweat:

Once all was fully assembled I gently cleaned it as much as I could and used matt spray paint bought from the local DIY store.  Luckily that had a near equivalent to GWR stone No 1 for the base and I then used Humbrol enamel and a fine 00 brush to do the rest.

It turned out much better than I thought it would and is quite a strong model once fully assembled using the method I used.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2012, 05:17:50 PM »
great pics and a superb layout.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #87 on: October 11, 2012, 04:58:42 PM »
Caz

Looking superb and great work on the footbridge.

David

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2012, 06:03:31 PM »
Can you build my new layout! Lol
Visit my heritage Railway "moorside Valley Railway"

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9280.0

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #89 on: October 11, 2012, 07:31:35 PM »
Can you build my new layout! Lol

Are you paying my air fares and bed & board then   :laugh:   

 

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