MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: RETRO'S LAYOUT: UPDATED 0950

Postby thebritfarmer » Thu May 10, 2012 7:42 pm

Awesome I really like that scene with the PW workers. Looks almost real !
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: RETRO'S LAYOUT: UPDATED 0950

Postby retroman » Fri May 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Thanks brit.......................

Six years have elapsed from the day I started work on this layout. Having borrowed my daughters DSLR, here are some pics detailing the layout as it stands today.

We start at ELY BRIDGE STEELWORKS, completed some time ago and already well documented on this thread.

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Taking the freight only route around to MARSHFIELD STATION.

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The WESTERN leads us in the Down direction towards MARSHFIELD TMD, which is on the opposite side of the layout to the steelworks.

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The very busy TMD and Panel signalbox.

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The final side of the layout is occupied by BUTE TUNNELS leading to RHYMNEY RIVER BRIDGE JUNCTION, with the ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS (TA) centre above the Tunnels.

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: RETRO'S LAYOUT: UPDATED 0950

Postby retroman » Fri May 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Further updates to follow ......... :D
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby champion » Sat May 12, 2012 2:06 am

Cracking shots of a western in full glory as with the layout.

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby retroman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:02 pm

A new addition to the fleet - an 03 to work the Steelworks complex.

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I think it looks right at home in amongst the heavy industry.

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Meanwhile, over at the depot, Sid the Spotter is about to be ejected again.

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:07 pm

Great updates, the 03 certainly looks the biz. The steelworks is something else to. Is that a kit or creation of yours?
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby retroman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi brit, the steelworks was a rather complex and expensive WALTHERS kit that took an age to build, but is well worth it - an impressive installation.

There are lots of pics of it back through this thread.
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:29 pm

Can't believe is missed it :oops: I certainly is impressive. Had to have a look on Walthers website for it. Wow, lots of kits to make up a full mill. Need a hefty bank balance too I guess. :lol:
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby lozstlouis » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:18 pm

I love your billboard. Excellent layout. Keep it up.
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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby matt1471 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:52 pm

Amazing!! Inspirational and just fantastic!! Certainly gives me the inspiration and drive to continue with mine. Just wish I had the same amount of space, time and money!!

Thank you for sharing your hard work with us all!!

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: 6th Anniversary pics added

Postby stevegant » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:19 pm

Just read the entire thread - as many others have said ........ "This is inspirational" !

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: nearing completion ...

Postby dan8400 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:12 am

Hi Retroman,

Just been having another look through this thread. And every time I do, I'm impressed.

I just wondered if there were any updates recently? And hopefully the layout is still going

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: nearing completion ...

Postby retroman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:53 am

Hi Dan

Thanks for the nudge, an update is overdue, especially as I have been very busy on the layout recently.

First job was to connect up all the remaining lighting, point motors and signals and finally organise my control desk. I decided to shield this from the rest of the layout with a factory building, made from an old FOR SALE sign. I've taken the opportunity to add a small shunting layout for industrial locos ... the forthcoming Hornby Sentinel being the eventual occupant of this 'layout within a layout'.


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This is the completed control desk.


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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: nearing completion ...

Postby retroman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:56 am

The signals are now working and make a big difference. This is the Down Starter at MARSHFIELD Station.

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Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: nearing completion ...

Postby retroman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:00 am

Some views of the loco yard, now that the lighting has been energised.

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The Power Box.

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I have also added lights to the control desk factory ....

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More updates to follow.
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