Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

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Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby olliereading1123 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:37 pm

Hey everyone yet again.

As most of you know I am a committed n gauge modeller but I have recently had an urge to build something in oo. Fortunately fellow forum member and work colleague kennyGWSR has been planning to create an exhibition layout of Bodmin General in oo. This gave me the idea to create a joint layout!!!

Our idea is for kenny to model Bodmin General, and I will be modelling Boscarne Junction. So in way we will have modelled the Bodmin & Wenford railway with our fiddle yard acting as Bodmin Parkway. The layout will be constructed so it can be split down into the two respected stations so we have a layout each at home.

We intend to use DCC and on my part I will only be obtaining small amounts of stock so all my engines will be fitted with sound chips. Kenny is only just starting in digital so sound is not in his near future plans.

And talking of plans…

Boscarne Junction
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Bodmin General (still a few tweaks needed on yard)
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Bodmin – Boscarne
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Plans are not exactly to scale but they have been designed to accept our decided maximum rake of 3 Mk1 coaches.

Now stock, Kenny has plenty of suitable stock that I’m sure he will explain to everyone shortly, but I’ll say mine. Now I still have some of my oo from 7 years ago but I will not be using them as they are not suitable for bodmin. But anyway below is my proposed stock list with indication of which I already have.

B&W based Locos
Bachmann 8750 pannier 4612 GWR Green
Bachmann 4575 prairie 5552 BR Green

Guest Locos
Bachmann 45xx prairie 4566 BR Green (just purchased off ebay)
Bachmann City 3440 City Of Truro GWR Green

Coaching stock
Bachmann Mk1 RMB Crimson/Cream
Bachmann Mk1 SO Crimson/Cream (Purchased)
Bachmann Mk1 BSK Crimson/Cream
Bachmann Mk1 SO Chocolate/Cream
Bachmann Mk1 RMB Chocolate/Cream
Bachmann Mk1 RFO Chocolate/Cream
Bachmann Mk1 RU Chocolate/Cream
Bachmann Mk1 BCK Chocolate/Cream (Purchased)
Bachmann Mk1 BSK Chocolate/Cream

Wagons
Various Bachmann ones mainly box vans and china clay wagons.
Also got our shops limited edition runs :D

So far I have started my fiddle yard and photos will follow soon.

Hope you enjoy the build, I shall now pass you over to kenny.


Ollie
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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:04 pm

thanks ollie. right to start with i will do the locomotive stock, the coaches and wagons will be added at a later date.
home steam locos
* t9 120
*west country 34007 wadebridge
*beattie well tanks 30585 and 30587
*port of par engines alfred and judy
*pannier 4612
home diesel locos
* 50 500042 triumph
the visiting locos will variey from manors through everything in each big four, british railways and industrial to the modern a1 tornado.
there are a few more tweaks to be done to this which either ollie or i will rectify in the near future otherwise thats it for now
the rolling stock will also be added by myself at a later date.cheers
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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby bsa77 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:06 am

I love that part of the world, Grandparents live in Fowey, I took (and passed) my driving in Bodmin as the waiting list was 5 days instead of 3 months back here - I pop along to the Bobmin line at least once a year so really interested in this layout - good luck.

Great plans by the way!

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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby pointstaken » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:13 pm

The plan looks achievable and not over ambitious, a sensible compromise. Look forward to seeing pictures etc, and the layout completed - by next Friday ??? :D :D :D Good luck with it, I hope it works out for you.

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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby olliereading1123 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:45 pm

Cheers fr the coments guys.

Right i have an update and some photos!!!

To start of with this is how Boscarne looked yesterday - just a semi-completed fiddle yard
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Shown on the layout is all my stock for use on here so far
My carriage rake as it stands at the momment
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The close coupling system on the Bachmann Mk1s
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My wagon rake
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Shrewsbury Model Centre limited editions
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Right now for todays progress, i have constructed the first scenic board. As can be seen from the plan it is cut at an angle so i cut the MDF first
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I then measured and cut the outside frame
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Then i attatched it all together and voila
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And now when joined we have
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I have the piece of MDF ready for the next board but i have run out of baseboard joiners so progress will be halted for a while. But expect photos when my loco arrives :)

Cheers
Ollie
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Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:57 pm

well well ollie! those boards are coming along nicely!
anyway every so slight progress has moved the bodmin general section of this as the final mesurement are being finished and building of the boards for the fiddle yard will being immiently! stock for the bodmin general section will be listed as soon as possible.(job for me while school is closed due 2 this winter wonderland)
cheers
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Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:01 pm

another slight update as i have purchased three new coaches for the bodmin generl section. i will have several different rakes including: maroon, sr green, crimson/cream, chocolate/cream, auto coach(es) and a suburban rake. then i will be able to match the correct rake with the correct loco (sort of like the svr).



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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby olliereading1123 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:21 pm

New loco on Boscarne!!!

4566 arrived today so photos had to be taken

4566 on coaches
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Side view
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On a rake of vans
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On opens
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Front view
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Also as my soldering isn't brilliant i decided the best way for power is through wired fishplates, so i took up the three points (these are isufrog as we originally didn't know whether we were going digital or not) to solder up the fishplates as shown below
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Also fitted the first point motor
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Will do some more photos tomorrow as Kenny is letting me borrow his pannier

Ollie
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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby olliereading1123 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:09 pm

This evening i finished re-laying my points with the wired fishplates
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Kenny has let me borrow his 4612 so i have a digital loco to test the layout with,
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And i couldn't resist doing some videos.
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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby wolvesdug » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:14 pm

Lookin good Ollie :D

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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby kennyGWSR » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:19 am

nice videos and pics ollie. now the is a slight update from the bodmin general end. i have started making a ex lnwr coach from ratio. it will become bill parkers gwr clestory corridor coach based at bodmin. it will need a new roof and possibly new bogies (parts are missing from the kit) but this is it so far.Image



plus i now have nearly finished paying for a hornby sound black five which when at home will join the long que of engines waiting to be renumbered. she will either become 45407 or 44871 both in BR early lined black. what every i renumber it to, it will run on the bodmin general-boscarne jnc as an added attraction either as a visitor or on a railtour.

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Postby kennyGWSR » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 pm

i have now nearly finished bill parkers GWR clestory coach which these are the pics of. it will be painted on the weekend
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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby kennyGWSR » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:29 pm

missing my train home yesterday was a bumer but then it gave me a chance to see how much ollie has done to boscarne and i also got to give my sound black 5 a good run. ollie will put on the videos of it and my 8750 pannier 4612 on later today

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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby trainsandco » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:21 pm

WOW!!! this is an idea and a half!!! good luck with this I will be following this with excessive interest.
keep up the good work guys

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Re: Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction

Postby olliereading1123 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:50 pm

Update time,

To start of with my buffet coach has arrived so i now have a rake of 3
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Also i have built the next baseboard
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And layed a third road in the fiddle yard
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Finally i have cut out the cork underlay for the first two scenic boards and thought i'd roughly place the track down for a photo
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