Port Erth; Progress, Workbench and General Photos

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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby Garethp8873 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:46 pm

My Kinlet and Wimblebury seem to be doing a fine job on your railway! :D

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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:14 pm

Right, just a quick one, a little something to stick on the front of Clun Castle for the time being, with thanks to Fox Transfers...
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I am the proud owner of a full size one of these (not the engine lol), although I doubt if I will get the complete collection in model form...!
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:31 pm

Just stumbled across this layout. I love the trackwork, the flowing curves, the simplicity...I can already see this as a 'railway in the landscape' style model, as opposed to the old trainset approach. I'll be following with great interest. Keep up the excellent work!

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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby matt1471 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:03 pm

Fantastic photography!! I'm very impressed!! :lol:

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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby siquelme » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:10 pm

littlenobby wrote:Right, just a quick one, a little something to stick on the front of Clun Castle for the time being, with thanks to Fox Transfers...
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I am the proud owner of a full size one of these (not the engine lol), although I doubt if I will get the complete collection in model form...!


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Stunning photo you have some amazing locomotives on your track and a great layout

Looking forward to seeing it develop and hopefully a few more GWR locomotives on the way ;)
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby kennyGWSR » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:23 pm

nice photos there, like the new headboard on clun :)
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby Eastern » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:45 pm

Great detailed photos - I really like the smp trackwork as well - it looks very effective in the photographs!
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:14 pm

Thankyou all for your kind comments, The Idea of the layout was for something fun to operate, yet not overpowering with track in every available bit of space, and therefore, will little trackwork I can concentrate on the quality of trackwork, granted its a bit bumpy due to my lack of knowledge on the subject of laying it, and there isn't any underlay, so it can be a little loud at times, but I think it adds to the overall rugged look of the layout.

An Updated stocklist:

BR(W) Castle 4-6-0 No.7029 Clun Castle BR green
GWR Small Prarie 2-6-2T No.4561 BR Black
GWR 8750 Pannier Tank 0-6-0T No.9642 BR Black
GWR 57xx Pannier Tank 0-6-0T No.5786 BR Black
GWR City 4-4-0 No.3717 City of Truro GW Green
LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No.46521 BR Green
SR M7 Class 0-4-4T No.53 Southern Olive Green
BR Standard 4mt 2-6-4T No.80079 BR Black
BR Standard 4mt 2-6-0 No.76079

BR Class 47 Co-Co 47 768 Resonant RES livery
BR Class 37 Co-Co 37 414 Cathays C&W Works Regional Railways livery

Yet to be paid for and delivered (after next payday!)

GWR Collett Goods 0-6-0 No.3205 BR Green
GWR Small Prarie 2-6-2T No.5521 GW Green
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby 35011 GSN » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:35 pm

YAY a preserved Railway :3

looking very nice, cant wait for more

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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby kennyGWSR » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:20 pm

i envy some of your locos, but luckily im getting clun this year :D so i dont go green anymore everytime i see yours :lol:
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby siquelme » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:22 pm

kennyGWSR wrote:i envy some of your locos, but luckily im getting clun this year :D so i dont go green anymore everytime i see yours :lol:


I got a better idea lets steal his ones ;) I want his city of Truro and you want his clun ;)

Cheaper then buying new ones :P
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby kennyGWSR » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:49 pm

siquelme wrote:
kennyGWSR wrote:i envy some of your locos, but luckily im getting clun this year :D so i dont go green anymore everytime i see yours :lol:


I got a better idea lets steal his ones ;) I want his city of Truro and you want his clun ;)

Cheaper then buying new ones :P

i think ill pass thanks. ill work for mine.
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:17 am

Just a couple of quick updates (this should really be a workbench thread too!)
The Castle has received yet more embellishment for its duties, this'll tip the balance if you wish to 'steal' it!!
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Plus, I've recently purchased a Mk1 Pullman (Bachmann) and have set to work weathering the underframe, the roof needs toning down too!
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done by mixing Railmatch Dark Rust and GWR Chocolate Brown diluted with White Spirit, appears to set the coach off quite nicely!
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby siquelme » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:59 am

Did you build the signal codes yourself?
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:56 pm

siquelme wrote:Did you build the signal codes yourself?

Not particularly, Fox Transfers sell them as a pack, it includes a 3 panel etched plate and a transfer sheet of numbers to affix yourself, bit costly at nigh on a tenner, but justifiable in my opinion. Separate etches are also available, am tempted to get another, the transfer sheet does have lots of numbers on it!

The Idea behind the Cornishman and reporting number is to go on a GWR 38xx (when it arrives) which will be re-numbered as 3802 and will have the Tender re-lettered to a BR one, the reason being it was one of my best firing turns of 2010 as seen here with yours truely sat in the firemans seat...
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