MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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

Postby Road Stone » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:41 am

retroman wrote:No progress, I'm in the middle of the summer lull, back to it on 1st Sept ... !


Tis September 5th! :lol:
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:25 am

Indeed, and work has restarted! I have cleared the steel works area ready for a sustained assault over the coming months. I want to finish the bulk of the layout (as much as these things are ever finished) this winter.

Hope you are all well on here!
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:37 am

Good to hear your back on the case retro !

I'm looking forward to seeing how those Walthers buildings turn out !

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

Postby retroman » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:22 pm

At last, something to report.

I have now finished laying track within the Bute Wharf complex. I'm happy with this arrangement, which means that the last of the track is finally down after 3.5 years of construction!

I've made a start on the steelworks main buildings. In this shot you can see the coal discharge shed for the MGR's to the right. The track arrangement now means that I can continually run a MGR train around the inner freight circuit - with the four main lines that means I can run 5 trains at once around the whole layout (3 if the upper figure-of-eight is being used). Should keep me busy!

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Looking the other way, with the Quench Tower to the left ...

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Another overall view, theoretically MGR trains deposit coal in the discharge shed, the coal travels up the first conveyer into the crusher, then up the second conveyer into the Coke Oven. Hot coke is then poured into a Quench truck which is shunted into the adjacent line by the red GM loco you can see in the siding: the coke is then shunted into the Quench Tower where cold water is poured onto it to produce the Iron Ore.

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

Postby Lofty » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:49 pm

Hi Retro, it’s good to see this resurface. I have just looked through the whole thread again – great.

I am intrigued with the red GM shunter, I seem to recall you mentioning it when you got it but my memory is fading – I think :!:

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

Postby mycerbera » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:22 pm

Fantastic, always like to see what you're up too, looking good so far :D

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

Postby Ciotog » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:59 pm

Just spent a very enjoyable evening reading and gasping at your fantastic layout! It's given me loads of ideas - thanks.
Your attention to detail is outstanding, and is a real inspiration to amateurs like me.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:31 pm

Thanks!

Whilst waiting for a delivery of point motors, I've done a bit more work on the Steelworks.

Here's a view of the top of the coke oven. The device on rails that looks like a garden shed is the LARRY CAR, which carries loads of crushed coal from the hopper to the ports along the top of the oven.

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This is the Larry car in close up. Still in Halfords red primer.

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A general view of the set-up, with the Quench truck alongside. This carries hot coke to the Quench tower.

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A close up of the Quench truck, which I had to build from a kit. It was not straightforward!

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Finally, I've built this small fueler for the steelworks loco. Its a FALLER kit.

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

Postby Michael Thornberry » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:26 pm

Hello Retro,
Your Lay-out is looking very impressive. I'm keeping a "watching-brief" on this Lay-out so Please model faster :lol: :P . Nice work to-date,
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:41 pm

A new and magnificent sight at MARSHFIELD. Not strictly accurate for my area, but I had to have this, even though it's blown my rolling stock budget until Christmas ....

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KESTREL and FALCON. Did this meeting ever take place, I wonder.

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

Postby Black-Marlin » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:25 pm

Oooooh... That's an impressive looking model you've got there...

How does it run?

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

Postby Road Stone » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:29 am

Great viewing as always and great photography.

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

Postby 47806 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:15 pm

Interesting model. Hawker Siddeley, now Bombardier?
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby 37426 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:00 pm

Hi Dave

Cracking layout. Seen lots of it on RMweb and there's some shots on here that I don't think I've seen before.

Nice one :D

Alex

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

Postby Metrocamel » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:26 pm

Very impressive work as usual :) A real inspiration. I like the features on the steelworks (Quench truck ect), nice and specific to the location.

Now build one of these: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/p2197743.html

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