East Cheltwell

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:29 am

Hi Charles,

Always pleased to see your updates.
They may be infrequent, but well worth the wait.


Geoff T.
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:18 pm

:o Goodness - it's certainly been a while! The usual plethora of excuses - the main one being busy with work an family. East Cheltwell is still extant and I have run trains and done bits and bobs and the usual pottering around. I have also been travelling fair bit - including a nice trip to the UK where I had the pleasure of visiting the Hereford Model Center and the Loughborough Model Center. Could have spent quite a bit of time at both shops! I also had the chance to see my nephew's wonderful Felixburgh Thanks Tim!
Anyhow to East Cheltwell - picked up a new bus while I was in the UK -
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I can hear the locals tut-tutting about hogging the road!
Off in the distance, new Landrover has arrived!
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Rather new and shiny!
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I have noticed the general dust and cobwebs though :oops: Looks like some spring cleaning is in order!
Note the webs round the hut!
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Just a little update - Thanks for looking!
“Sir, Sunday morning, although recurring at regular and well foreseen intervals, always seems to take this railway by surprise.”
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Memran » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:46 am

Wow, I love that little farm line! Looks great :D

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:07 am

Hi Charles,

My comments from August 2013 still hold good !!
Don't hide away for so long this time.

Geoff T.
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby skyblue » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:21 pm

This layout is superb - I really like the rutted track with the Land Rover in particular. And the wood effect on the lineside hut is great too - is it actual wood?

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby luckymucklebackit » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:04 pm

Agree, a really good layout, another one to add to the collection of layouts that should not be allowed to fade away!!

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby lozstlouis » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:19 am

Is it a Series II?
OO in the loft. Lenz 90 making it go.

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Eastern
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:54 am

Thanks for the comments - I do come by NRM on a regular basis; unfortunately, family and work commitments do take their toll and the layout gets sidelined -
And the wood effect on the lineside hut is great too - is it actual wood?
- this is a Wills Platelayers hut with various layers of acrylics and weathering powders
Here is a side on view - looks mildew and damp!
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Is it a Series II?

Yes indeed! An Oxford Diecast 1958-61 Landrover, and very nice too!
Hopefully. I'll try and pop in more as well as offer some real updates!
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby the weston guy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:25 pm

Good to see East Cheltwell again, I forgot how great the little scene look on your layout. Looking forward to future updates again.

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:42 pm

Thought I would give a brief update - seems like ages since I last posted, but here we are in 2018! I have been working, albeit rather slowly, on bring East Cheltwell back to life - vey dusty and cobwebby; locos seemed a little sluggish, but after a few circuits starting running quite smoothly. I have been cleaning the track with a Peco Track rubber and some ISP on a Q-tip. I would love to have a CMX but they are rather spendy! I also took a couple of pics hoping Photobucket still works, and it does! I was a little worried I would lose the ability to post as some other have.
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Everything looks a little washed-out. I think I will probably refresh the static grass as it has faded
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and a few more.....
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Good to see some old and new faces on NRM :) -
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby manna » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:09 am

G'Day Gents

Nice to hear from you again, I was only thinking about this layout the other day, and up it pops. Thanks

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Eastern » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:45 am

Worked some more this afternoon - one fiddly area is a Peco PL-15 switch. This is causing a short-circuit and looks simple enough to adjust only it's a little hard to access! I also decided to freshen up some static grass which seem to have faded. This is the 'before'. I find the Noch puffer bottle quite good. You do have to shake it though and the metal lid sometimes falls out putting static grass everywhere! I sprayed liberal amounts of hairspray to wet the surface and then fixed it afterwards again with spray. The trouble with static grass is that it seems to go everywhere! I think I will see how it is after it is dried and then maybe add some more.Image
and the after - it looks better in person!

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This the Hornby R2505 Class M7 0-4-4T 30031 in late BR Black - looking good!

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M7 at the signal box!
“Sir, Sunday morning, although recurring at regular and well foreseen intervals, always seems to take this railway by surprise.”
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:37 pm

Goodness you do have some long .... Errr..... Rests !

Good to see you're still working on this lovely layout.

Geoff T.
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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby Mountain » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Those pictures look nice. As if I was there!

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Re: East Cheltwell

Postby carnehan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Great to see this layout back and being updated. I bookmarked this a long time ago so was a nice surprise when an email notified me of your presence again.

Paul


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