MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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

Postby retroman » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks Richard.

I have more-or-less finished the viaduct and its associated corner of the layout.

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Now, a week later.

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This photo shows that some repairs are needed to the section to the left of the fuel tanks. Incidentally, this raised area will shortly be a Territorial Army centre ... I've bought in a selection of Airfix militray vehicles from the 1970s (a Saracen, a Scimitar tank, a couple of Bedford 4 Tonne trucks and several Landrovers). This is a nice little project to keep me going when the attic gets too warm to be comfortable.

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37238 rumbles past the new structure on the Down Slow.

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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 Lysander » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:49 pm

Marvellous as ever but, oh, it's crying out for steam !

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

Postby retroman » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:27 pm

Might get a 9F or TORNADO to run railtours, but otherwise this layout is set firmly in the era which I love and miss ... 1970s and 1980s blue BR.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Infrontcat » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:13 am

Hi mate

Looks brilliant that viaduct. And I agree that even though I love my steam engines, only an occasional interloper would look 'right' on it ;)

Atch, it'd be interesting if you could maybe make up a rake of mainline 'preserved' coaches when the time permits. That'd be a great feature 8)

Cheers mate

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

Postby retroman » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:35 am

Thanks Tim, plenty more Diesel projects I want to do before I even think about kettles. This is NOT a steam layout!

I've done some more work on the trackwork, weathering etc, and the upper freight circuit is now complete.

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A behind the scenes look at the up corner, a view that is not possible to see from the opereators viewpoint, but it shows the track layout etc ........

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

Postby nickbrad » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:39 pm

Looking brilliant, such atmosphere and not a kettle in sight :D

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

Postby raistlin295 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:50 pm

Hi Retroman :)

For the first time in ages I've had time to spend trawling through the threads... and this one in particular. What an amazing layout :)

I do have a question or two though if you'll oblige. The signal gantry appears to be the old Dapol moulding. My problem is this:- On Finsbury Road, the Dapol kit looks grossly inaccurate as though the girders were much thicker than scale in my eyes, so much so that I have enough Dapol kits to make the full gantry I want but haven't gone any further because I thought it would look daft, yet on yours, if it is, indeed, the Dapol, it looks perfectly OK.

So, is it the Dapol gantry please? If so, have you done anything to it to make it look less... bulky?

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

Postby retroman » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:02 pm

Hello Paul

Yes they are Dapol kits, they do look a lot better when spray painted black (don't even think about handpainting them!!)

Thanks for your kind comments re the layout.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Hello again NRM! Long time no-see :D

With MARSHFIELD and ELY BRIDGE now in its sixth year, I have spent the last few months working on the depot and Traverser. These photos document progress ....

A blank canvas ...

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Fuelling point trackwork ....

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Down loco yard ....

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Footways added ...

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Lighting ....

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Traverser weathered ....

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Fueller progress ...

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As it is at the moment with ballasting complete, weathering statred and extra details such as crash barriers added.

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

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:31 pm

lovely detail on the tmd.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby champion » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:37 pm

And a welcome return to some outstanding updates well worth viewing.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby DrStroganoff » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:21 pm

Great to see an update on this layout retro... The TMD and traverser are outstanding. :)

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

Postby thebritfarmer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:28 pm

Great updates, looks like you have been very busy. Can I ask who makes the traverse table?
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks for the kind comments.

The Traverser / Transfer Table is by HELJAN. I'm not sure if it is still in production. It was rather costly, but not much more than the equivalent point work/motors/switches that would have been needed otherwise. It also takes up rather less space than the complex track work that would otherwise have been required.

I should also mention that it was an absolute pig to install and set up, and still has the odd 'moment'. The rails and sliders must be 100% spotless. However when its working it is great fun and has proved very popular with onlookers!!

Recently I have also tidied up a rather complex junction on the layout, which has caused me various operating problems over the years ....

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... and now:

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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 thebritfarmer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:12 pm

Thanks for the info, I knew I had seen it before but couldn't remember who made it.
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