Port Erth; Progress, Workbench and General Photos

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

Postby siquelme » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:09 pm

littlenobby wrote:
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...
http://rickeborallphotography.fotopic.n ... 09348.html
Completely inauthentic but good fun!
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Thank you for the information just ordered now myself been after some for ages :)
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:29 am

Right, more purchases, not very preserved-railway-esque but, its my layout and I've always wanted one...
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A ViTrains Class 37, No.37414 'Cathays C&W Works', the above picture shows it straight out of the box paired with my only item of Regional Railways stock, a Mk1BSK (more will be accumulated in due course!)
After adding the never ending supply of detail parts, I set to work with a mix of GWR chocolate Brown, Dark Rust, Sleeper Grime and white spirit to achieve a workworn finish on her:
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any thoughts, improvements? Fire away!
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:07 pm

Folks, having a play around with the trackplan, any opinions? The line going away straight ahead is the quay branch, with a bay-platform/cattle dock at the bottom for the station's goods facilities, converted into another platform for preserved use and shuttles to the quay (once another hole has been put through the wall, at a much later date!
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:02 pm

I came across this pic on Flikr and felt that I just had to share it with you, given your preserved Clun Castle!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16749798@N08/5381909451/in/photostream/

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

Postby trainsandco » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:03 pm

wow, this is coming along very nicely indeed :)

Can I have your Worcester Shed Plate Please :mrgreen: :P :lol:

You're very good at this weathering malarky ;) very good indeed ;) makes one mildy jealous :P

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

Postby NNR.76079 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:56 pm

very nice layout
If it steam and runs on rails i like it.
If its big, red and goes 'NEE-NAW' i like it

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

Postby littlenobby » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:08 pm

Had a few mates round yesterday to play trains, there were a few too many to handle at one time, but it was all good fun :)
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4 Panniers up the headshunt...
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Dunley Manor takes a selection of goods stock out of the platform road.
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A Black 5 and 35005 Canadian Pacific appear to have come off a mainline Railtour to the station for servicing with support coach in tow.
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35005 Canadian Pacific in the platform.
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Black 5 No.5000 arrives with a dining train.
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a 56xx on the Cornishman! The Castle must've failed.
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby 35011 GSN » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:55 pm

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo can pac, i want it :cry: :cry: :cry:

nice pics, love the angles

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

Postby dubbleojon » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:02 pm

agreed, lovely photos and love your layout too, particularly the loco detailing and the head board.

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

Postby siquelme » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:14 pm

As usual some great photos shame the Castle wasnt out to play

What sort of camera are using?
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Re: Port Erth; Yet another 4mm preserved Railway layout!

Postby littlenobby » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:25 am

siquelme wrote:As usual some great photos shame the Castle wasnt out to play

The Castle did come out to play, there was just so much out and about, or we were too busy having enormous fun, I didn't get chance to photograph it all, we even had a King/Castle Doubleheader at one point, not to mention the appearance of a Virgin Voyager, a Class 03 Shunter/Warship diesel pairing, and any other randomness a group of volunteer Severn Valley firemen in their early 20's can achieve...!
siquelme wrote:What sort of camera are using?

It's a Nikon D5000, used on manual shutter speed setting and manual focus, the images are then toned down in photoshop as the yellow hue out of the lightbulbs above the layout are a wee bit over-powering :?
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Re: Port Erth; Progress, Workbench and General Photos

Postby Infrontcat » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:58 pm

Some very nice shots there fella. Particularly like the one of the Black 5 with the dining set for some reason,though they're all pretty good :)

I like the job you've done on the track thus far by the way. looks excellent!

Cheers

Tim
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Re: Port Erth; Progress, Workbench and General Photos

Postby littlenobby » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:26 pm

Infrontcat wrote:Particularly like the one of the Black 5 with the dining set for some reason

You're not the only one, thing it shows off the shallow sweeping curvature of the layout well :)

Some more photos, Coaching stock has been boosted, the addition of a buffet to the green Mk1 set has upped the rake to 4, the first complete rake! (4 is the comfortable max to fit in the loop, 5 if I shunt-release...)
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Shot showing the 4 Mk1's together, close coupled with Hornby's pocket close couplings, with the outermost replaced by Bachmann short cranked couplings, makes the gaps alot less of an abyss when running.
More Visiting engines to the layout also, becoming a bit of a weekly get-together now for the lads :)
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A Bachmann 9F, hauling a mixed rake (Ignore the Green BSK in the middle, Pretend its a full brake :wink: ) Somewhere on the S&D?
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An (old hornby) 28xx double heads with Kinlet Hall on a service train, bit of overkill for 4 coaches but still good fun to see :)

Right, next, Platform 2 and some more terrace houses for the back of the layout (oh and 3205 and another Mk1 in Regional Railways to match the 37 are in the post!)
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Re: Port Erth; Progress, Workbench and General Photos

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:32 pm

sounds good :) i have a 3205 but it does not like dcc operation. is yours in BR green or GWR?
60089 Felstead :)
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Re: Port Erth; Progress, Workbench and General Photos

Postby littlenobby » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:50 pm

kennyGWSR wrote:sounds good :) i have a 3205 but it does not like dcc operation. is yours in BR green or GWR?

It will be in the livery it carries currently, unlined BR Green, just need some etched numberplates for her :)
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