MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:10 pm

Thanks for the nice comments .... 37 238 has returned from my workbench to service and is pictured with her English Electric sisters in the exchange sidings at Ely Bridge.

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Infrontcat » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:09 pm

Great stuff as ever Dave. I see why you think that 40 is such a bargain: looks great all 'crapped-up', doesn't it? 8)

Cheers mate

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby StevieDay » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:49 pm

Excellent pictures Dave, your layout is stunning.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:16 am

Thanks for the kind comments, Tim and Steve, much appreciated.

33019 has now joined the weathered fleet. This is the very nice HELJAN model.

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The Crompton rounds the Up Slow near Ely Bridge but is held at the signal gantry.

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This is the rest of my fleet, now in works awaiting the grime treatment!

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:47 am

A sequence of photos showing nearly-weathered 25054 at work.

The Rat arrives in Ely Bridge sidings with a short train of coal wagons for the Coal Yard ...

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... the loco draws to the end of the headshunt ...

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.... before dropping back under the gantry in the yard.

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Once the train has been dropped off, the loco is uncoupled and departs.

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby champion » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:00 am

Stunning and excellant weathering on your loco fleet as with good scenics and really sets the scene.Look forward to the weathering on your western and hymek.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby dagenham » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:05 pm

hi ya
is it my imagination or do i keep seeing the same photos over and over again of the same br blue 37
i know this is a layout set in br blue days but come on how many pics of that 37 do we want to see lol
answers on a post card please
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:26 pm

dagenham wrote:hi ya
is it my imagination or do i keep seeing the same photos over and over again of the same br blue 37
i know this is a layout set in br blue days but come on how many pics of that 37 do we want to see lol
answers on a post card please
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Reading back through this page I see a 25, a 33, 2x37 and a 40.

So it is your imagination, or you just can't be bothered to look properly.

No-ones forcing you to read this.

I also note that you don't appear to have many any effort to build a layout yourself, but seem to spend all your time putting up silly comments about other people's work instead.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:44 pm

Wow, Amazing just read this from start to finish.
Absoloutely love the weathering on your locos the 33, 37 and 40 look stunning you have turned the Hornby 40 in to a work of Art.
The steel works is out of this world, you should build layouts or weather locos for a living you would make a mint.
I can not wait to see them Vacs dirtied up.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Lysander » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:10 am

Always enjoy your updates - keep posting.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Durseytu » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:12 am

I totally agree with posts made above, the quality of the steel works and the weathering of the locos does look rather spectacular! Keep up the good work. :)

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:58 pm

Thanks for the kind compliments.

37207 is now back in action, and is the undoubted flagship of my 37 fleet.

Here she approaches MARSHFIELD on the Down SLow with a train of China Clay.

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St Blazey were hoping for their loco straight back, but having dropped off her train at Severn Tunnel Junction, the loco is sent to Ely Bridge to assist with a trip working to the local colliery.

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I've tried to be a bit more subtle with the weathering of 207, as compared with 038 and 238 here. I removed the printed nameplate with T-cut and apllied the far-superior etched names: frost grills and ploughs have also been fitted.

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

My Layout: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby auricom » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:04 pm

That first shot of 37207 is fantastic!!

Hope the camera man managed to jump out of the way before they got run over!! :shock:
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:09 am

Thank you, Chris.

Some workbench photos ... 207 is complete now that snowploghs have been added at the coupling end.

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The latest through works is my HELJAN Hymek. I have fitted the ploughs, added a crew plus the bufferbeam detail at one end.

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Here is the completed model, based on photos of a work-weary Hymek dating from 1972.

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Some pictures of the Hymek at work. In Retro's imaginery world the Hydraulics lasted well into the 1980s!

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

My Layout: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby champion » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:17 am

Brill updates and fine work on the hymek and glad you have thought of extending the hydraulics life.
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