Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

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Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:10 pm

Hey everyone. 8)

Just thought I'd keep you updated on the progress I've made on "Wadebridge", now that I've solved an earlier problem that I had.

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You'll have to excuse the state of the track - Alot of it is over 20 years old.

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby sishades » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:06 am

The gap between the rails in the above picture does look a bit on the longish side.
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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:24 pm

sishades wrote:The gap between the rails in the above picture does look a bit on the longish side.

Perhaps a real hot summer is anticipated :)
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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:45 pm

sishades wrote:The gap between the rails in the above picture does look a bit on the longish side.



I know what you mean.

Unfortunatley, if I tighten all the joins this happens. :(

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Zunnan » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:03 pm

A short piece of flex in there cut to length will fix that. Cut away two sleepers worth of chairs so you can slide the rail joiners right back on one end to be able to squeeze it into place then slide the joiners home. Bobs your mothers brother :wink:

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Zunnan wrote:A short piece of flex in there cut to length will fix that. Cut away two sleepers worth of chairs so you can slide the rail joiners right back on one end to be able to squeeze it into place then slide the joiners home. Bobs your mothers brother :wink:


Never thought of that! :oops:

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Zunnan » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:40 pm

I meant to replace the two short setrack pieces with one longer piece of flex to fit the overall gap in the track. That way you also remove a number of track joins, which is always a good thing :wink:

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby mattmay05 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:48 pm

Agree with that, better to replace the short and the even shorter section and saving you 2 fishplates too!!

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:52 pm

Oh. :oops:

Ah well, It'll do until I can eventually replace all the track. I've got pretty secure joins now at least. 8)

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:03 pm

Did some more to it today, including a 4 foot extention of the board.

The single line, which will eventually find it's way to Grogley Halt
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Also found a use for a spare Skaledale station building and a couple of pieces of platform fencing.
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The extention
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And a new addition to the fleet stretches it's legs.
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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:03 pm

More work done today, thanks to a belated birthday present from dad (first one he bought never turned up - seller was reported to paypal)
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Which also included some rather fetching trees (Ladder came from a broken signal box - it now belongs to the owner of the hut, who is just about to start re-tiling his roof :lol: ).
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I've also made a start on re-painting the water columns (That Hornby red was just garish).
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One minor question - I know that from the mid 60's onwards, DMU's replaced the steam passenger services from Bodmin to Wadebridge, but can anybody tell me when they took over the freight services, and what types were used?

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:22 pm

Splop. wrote:More work done today, thanks to a belated birthday present from dad (first one he bought never turned up - seller was reported to paypal)
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Which also included some rather fetching trees (Ladder came from a broken signal box - it now belongs to the owner of the hut, who is just about to start re-tiling his roof :lol: ).
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I've also made a start on re-painting the water columns (That Hornby red was just garish).
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One minor question - I know that from the mid 60's onwards, DMU's replaced the steam passenger services from Bodmin to Wadebridge, but can anybody tell me when they took over the freight services, and what types were used?

Nice looking layout evern though steam.The diesels on freight turns would have been the class 22 North British diesel hydraulics which i think Dapol are doing as a LE but they are £££££££££
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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:14 pm

50035 Ark Royal wrote:The diesels on freight turns would have been the class 22 North British diesel hydraulics which i think Dapol are doing as a LE but they are £££££££££


Just checked the Kernow Model Rail Centre.

£125! :shock:

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Splop. » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:34 am

Just realised:

It's set modern day on a preserved line. Is it possible I could get away with a couple of 37's?

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Re: Wadebridge(ish) in 00.

Postby Zunnan » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:16 pm

Owing to tight setrack curvature, I'd stick with short wheelbase diesels purely because they look more at home than a lengthy Co-Co. If the Dapol 22 is too far away or a bit pricey then why not go for the locos which replaced the 22s in the area? Get a Rat (cl.25) or two, they're preservation line stalwarts too :wink:


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