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by markS&D
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Here are a couple of shots of the 'Shute Arms Hotel' and the hotel Stables in position on the layout, just waiting for the finishing touches.

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by markS&D
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Fantastic work. You must be happy with that. Will be great to see it in place on the layout! Thank you, appreciate the comments. Once the stable building is finished, I will finally be able to remove the superquick railway hotel building, that I have had stood on the site where the Shute arms hotel...
by markS&D
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Just thought I would give an update on the Shute Arms Hotel, mostly complete, apart from the ornate chimney on the front end of the building, the large 'SHUTE ARMS HOTEL' sign that sits on the brickwork and chimney pots need adding to the other chimneys. Once complete, I need to start work on the ho...
by markS&D
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Another locomotive detailing exercise. Merchant Navy Class 35016 Elders Fyffes. My first task with all of the Hornby rebuilt merchant navy loco's, is to alter the ride height of the loco body. On every example that I have seen, the loco body sits too high at the cab end of the loco, this example was...
by markS&D
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

A couple more, one of which shows the 'Shute Arms Hotel' under construction.

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by markS&D
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Bit of an update, its been a while. Various enhancements have been made to the station, and the surrounding scenery, the 'Shute Arms Hotel' is my latest project. I will let the pictures tell the story... WP_20181013_19_42_28_Pro.jpg WP_20181013_19_16_46_Pro.jpg WP_20181013_19_24_59_Pro.jpg WP_201810...
by markS&D
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Question about Milk Trains. On my quest to try and recreate Seaton Junction, I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of how Milk tank Trains were operated at Seaton Junction? I currently only have 8 six wheel tankers, although I am looking to purchase more as funds allow. So my questions are...
by markS&D
Sat May 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Its been a while since I posted any updates on the layout, here are a couple of shots of the nearly completed eastern end of 'Honiton tunnel' section. The tunnel is a wooden framework, with removable black inner liner, the tunnel mouth is made from 2mm thick mounting card, with the brick paper downl...
by markS&D
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish 4MT 2-6-0 issue's
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Farish 4MT 2-6-0 issue's

Hi folks, posting on behalf of my father again. My father recently purchased the Farish BR class 4 mogul. Looks great, however it has an issue that appears to be a design fault. The locomotive has a ridiculous amount of coupled axle side play, which is causing the valve gear to lock up. Basically th...
by markS&D
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

I do believe that these are fitted with the Gaugemaster decoders, the 2 models came DCC fitted, I advised my father that this might be the easier option for him, as I was unsure (being a 00 gauge modeller) how difficult fitting DCC chips into N scale locos would be. As it turns out the bachmann tend...
by markS&D
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby discs
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Hornby discs

You might be able to make some by putting some thin plastic card in a hole puncher. I've done this before using clear plastic packaging/glazing, which can then be painted white. You can do this, with fine white plasticard, readily available from a well known auction website. I have used this method...
by markS&D
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

In case you were thinking of trying Dapol... I stopped buying them early on after having a lot of trouble with one in particular. I have always bought Farish since then, though to be honest I think I have had just as much trouble with them out of the box. The one I had was their peculiar system wit...
by markS&D
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 91
Views: 10491

Re: Seaton Junction

Very interesting reading, it appears that express trains through "Seaton Junction" were allowed to go as fast as they liked, although I did see an ex SR steam driver on a program about "Clan Line" say that 90mph was the official maximum. the line was a constant descent down to a...
by markS&D
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Unfortunately though, this only solved the problem with the A2, my father also has: Farish Black 5 - Which will only haul 4 coaches on the gradients Farish 4MT 2-6-0 - Which will only haul 3 coaches on the gradients Farish J39 - which will only haul 13 + 1 guards van, 16 ton mineral wagons on the gr...
by markS&D
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

I ordered 4 traction tyred wheelsets, which I was very specific about when I rang Bachmann spares, however when the package arrived yesterday, they had sent 2 wheelsets with traction tyres, and 2 plain wheelsets without! The upshot of this meant that the A2, would have to manage with 3 traction tyre...

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