Coegnant branch of the Blue line

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Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:05 am

The coegnant Branch is an add on board for either the Blue line Garden Railway or the fiddle yard in the garage. Its is based on a model of Coegnant colliery in the Llynfi valley South Wales. The first version will be based on the colliery as it was soon after nationalisation. Here are the first picsImage
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby iankemp » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:05 am

nice looking models in the making there!!!

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:08 pm

Here are some more pics
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby GROTLAND » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:29 pm

These buildings look great Paul. Any chances of some pictures of the rest of the layout?
How did you build or where did you obtain the winding wheel? I really like the internal steam engine. Are you working from photographs or original plans?
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby hobby boy » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:46 am

is that small windmill type thing used for pumping water :?: :? (in real life)

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:58 pm

The small windmill thing is the partly constructed steam engine driving the winding drum. Only the drum will move and is built to the correct diameter to give the correct position for the openings in the wall for the Overwind and Underwind ropes. The diameter of the drum being a minimum 150 times the dia of the rope.
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:12 pm

Hi Grotland
I,ve done extensive research on the colliery mainly from photographs. The winding engine drum is made from mdf sides and a plasic bottle for the drum it,s self. This first model is set during modernisation in the 1950,s In fact the winding houses have been extended to allow for new electrical gear which has not been installed yet. I will not be installing the new fanhouse either as a number of railway line were removed to make way for it. More photos to follow
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:41 pm

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These photos show the sheave from the colliery and my model version
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby sishades » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:16 pm

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Now you are just showing off....great skill and imagination shown here.
High towards the far post,Howard with a header,Hes done it!Steve Howard has scored for Leicester City,Bedlam here at the Walkers Stadium. the Leeds United players are flat out on the turf in utter despair. Leicester City are going to win again

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Lofty » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:23 am

An interesting little project. Excellent start to the buildings

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:30 pm

I decided to put some detail inside the buildings which will be lit. The winding houses will have a revolving drum but the steam engine will be static. Two commpressors have been made for the compressor house, these were made of card and the tops of Carex soap dispensers
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Lee » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:24 pm

Hi paulsrail,

Its nice to see some modelling like this your attention to detail is great, this will be a great looking project once finished.

I really like the wheel thats taking shape Keep the pics coming :wink:

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:35 am

Hi paulsrail,

This exhibits some fine detail scratch building - a short question, is that Man-o-war in the background some of your work ?? If so then I'm not at all surprised at the manner in which you're approaching this railway layout. This will need some attention from me as you progress, I think I'll be able to learn from your experiences.

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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby paulsrail » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:00 pm

Hi Geoff T
The ship in the background is the Santisima Trinidad a Spanish first rate ship of the line of !40 guns
I,m scratch building it from plans obtained from a spannish web site and is to a scale of 1/90 making it possible to incoperate into a railway layout say as an historic dockyard. If you wish for details of the site email me at Paulviant@sky.com
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Re: Coegnant branch of the Blue line

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:27 pm

Hi Paul,

Building a Man-o-war is not a project I have in mind !! I should be building a couple more 1/72 'V' bombers for our group visit to Berlin in September, but doubt I'll get anything new done in time. I'm still working hard on my layout which is set for an exhibition in July - Gulp - and her indoors has me decorating at the moment !!

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