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

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:32 pm
by retroman
Thanks Tim.

Some pics of recent work. PW yard:

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Station canopies:

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I've also done some work on the embankment to the west of MARSHFIELD station.

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The retaining walls were made from plasticard, with SKALEDALE end walls. I'm pleased with the buttress. Much weathering to do yet.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:34 pm
by Black-Marlin
retroman wrote:Image


I love your use of cork. It was in fact the photographs on this thread of your work and your achievements with it that led me to reconsider my complicated card, plaster and Artex plans and instead use the more traditional material. And I'm very glad I did - it worked very well. But I only did so because I had seen how successfully you incorporated it into your layout, so thanks for that!

Cheers,
Gavin

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

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:35 am
by NSE DAZ
Hi retroman your photo shots are superb, love your station shot, you have really transformed those hornby canopy's 8)

If you take any more photos please can one of them be of your station :oops: hope you dont mind but i love your platform and as i am at this stage using the Peco edging any photos would be welcome.

Keep up the good work and updates

Many thanks

Darren NSE DAZ

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

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:59 am
by retroman
I've put up a vid on YouTube, shot with my mobile so the quality is dubious. However it does illustrate how busy MARSHFIELD is these days!

Locos featured:

33019 - Up main - vans to Bristol
KESTREL - down main - express to Cardiff
37254 - Up Relief - vacuum-braked coal train
D1067 - Down Relief - Bristol to Cardiff local
37238 - Inner freight line - HEA coals to BUTE WHARF

Soundtrack by 24 035!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_-PDGgLAsg

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

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:35 pm
by Lofty
I thought that it was quite good from a mobile 8)

Five trains running at one time, it looks like all the early disillusionment with DCC has evaporated with time :D

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

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:37 pm
by retroman
I've put a fair bit of work into the last remaining corner section recently .... in this shot the DMU is en route MARSHFIELD, having called at Ely Bridge High Level. The Western speeds towards Cardiff with a Class 1 passenger from Paddington, whilst FALCON emerges from the steelworks complex and waits for the road onto the frieght loop.

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The scenic section is completely removable to allow access to the trackwork beneath. I've still got plenty of work to do on the METCALFE card houses. I've weathered the watertower and pipework in the steelworks using black aerosol paint.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:39 pm
by retroman
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:10 pm
by retroman
A few more pics of the BUTE TUNNEL area. I've completed ballasting the track on the high level causeway section.

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I love the Western on the clay hoods.

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'Bill' Cookworthy on the Causeway ...

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I've also done a lot of work on the awkward-to-photograph Up corner.

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Note the 'Bisto' pot adapted for steelworks use! Soon to be covered in pipes.

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

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:49 am
by Black-Marlin
Great to see you're still keeping at it! This is one of the layouts I love receiving emails about - I actively look forward to updates. The modelling is of such a consistantly high standard, it's just lovely. Please keep up this fantastic work - it's genuinely inspirational.

Regards,
Gavin

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

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:55 pm
by retroman
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:16 pm
by BR125
I love this layout,more pics please! :D

Regards
Daz

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

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:32 pm
by Infrontcat
Hi Dave

Nice shot agan their mate. Wondered if you could do one of your panoramic shots so we can see as much of an 'overall' view as you can manage.

Cheers fella

Tim

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

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:42 pm
by retroman
Hi Tim

This is how the corner is progressing ........

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

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:20 pm
by Infrontcat
Hi Dave

Nice one mate. That corner's really starting to take shape. Have you decided how to finish off the incline down to the lower level? Concrete retainers or somat maybe?

Cheers

Tim

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

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:47 am
by GROTLAND
A corner piece that's just before the corner. How cools that?
The whole area is very interesting and complex. Nice one Dave