MARSHFIELD: BR BLUE DIESEL ERA

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MARSHFIELD: BR BLUE DIESEL ERA

Postby retroman » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:36 pm

OK! After years of 12" to 1' gauge flailing, its time to downsize to OO at long last.

My railway will be based on the South Wales main line, so four tracks in a continuous circuit with the 'up' slow looping up and over the 'up' and 'down' fast lines into an 'up' yard - spookily enough, just like Bishton Flyover into Severn Tunnel Jct Up yard! There will be a fast straight section modelled on Marshfield, also.

Stock will be BR blue only - 37s and 50s to predominate, but there was so much going on during this era I can probably get away with most diesel classes - even 'Ballymoss' on a railtour!

I will also have retro days, when everything goes hydraulic. Yummy.

Luckily I have a 15'x11' attic to play with, the floor is down and I hope to have the electrics and Velux window in by mid-summer.

Track will be PECO code 75 ... but more of that anon. I hope to post my progress on here, and would be grateful for feedback.

So here's the first piccie - floor down in the attic, the red chalk line on the wall marks the final position of the baseboards.



http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i150/ramillies/IMGP1338.jpg
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Postby Raider » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:57 pm

Decent size of loft you have there and an interesting track plan.

I look forward to seeing your updates.

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Postby dr5euss » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:06 pm

That's the same loft as mine and we have the same ladder! That's good.

I like 37's, so I'll watch this thread with interest 8) .

Welcome!

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Postby ceedee » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:02 pm

Welcome to the forums. There will be plenty of people watching with interest and ready to help, if help is needed that is.

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Postby transrail » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:10 pm

Welcome aboard!
Nice loft space there, utilise it well.

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Postby retroman » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:26 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

Here's a pic which summarises the atmosphere I want to capture - 50 011 and a pair of 56s on the SWML in 1985.

Happy days ...

[img][img]http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i150/ramillies/011plusgrids85.jpg[/img][/img]
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Postby ceedee » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:07 pm

Very nice photograph Retroman, best of luck with the model. It's great when someone comes on who knows more or less exactly what they want.
The loft photograph reminds me of when I started on Barchester Mk1 all those years ago, that too was in our loft. As you say, happy days.

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Postby bunji » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:19 pm

All those fumes from the 56s make me think they're on fire. :lol:

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RetroRail Progress

Postby retroman » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:59 pm

2'X1' batons now fixed, the basebards will also be 2x'1' topped with SUNDEALA and will sit on the batoning.

The spots are double insulated from B&Q for £5, bargain. They are yet to be wired up tho.

It's hard work is this! My loco test track on the floor in this photo gives some idea of scale.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i150/ramillies/IMGP1344.jpg

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:22 pm

Nice start Retro - cool poster too!

I think we have the same sort of sized loft, so it must be 11ftish that wall.

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Postby grippets » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:20 pm

Nice to see some progress mate, you don't seriously like guiness do you :lol:
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Postby bunji » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:21 pm

Eurgh, Guiness. Give me a J20 anyday. :lol:

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Postby retroman » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:48 pm

Only drink the black stuff when I'm in Oireland.

Otherwise its Real Ale I'm afraid, 5.0 ABV or above ... hoping to install a
pump in the loft .... :D

Loft size is 15'x11', good guess dr5euss!

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Postby retroman » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:56 pm

RetroRail progress: the first baseboards are up ... standard 2x1 construction, following the PECO DVD method!

So far this is a 4x3 and 6x3 section in one corner. I'm halting for the time being awaiting installation of the electrics and a window.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i150/ramillies/230406.jpg

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Postby Dave777 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:05 pm

Very nice work.
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