Page 7 of 8

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:14 pm
by Durseytu
Ooooh I've just caught up on this one. I don't know where to begin.. what a fantastic transformation Wenchford has undergone. It certainly looks like it could be a lot of fun watching the trains go by as you have giving yourself a lot more options with the revised layout plan. Even the scenery is coming on wonders, and I love how you are hiding the obvious beam coming down through the end of the station platform with the bridge and brick walling. The photos are great, those locos look superb. I shall look forward to watching this one develop.

Cheers,

Stuart

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:17 pm
by Pedanticmongrel
Thanks Stuart. :D

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:20 pm
by NNR.76079
4965, 5043 and (tom92240's) 92240 what more can be said about them than abosuletly superb models! layout looks brilliant, definetly makes the destruction of OO gauge Wenchford seem worth it for O gauge (and i someone that has only ever modelled in OO gauge).

I go to Kettering O Gauge show every year with my grandad, whose has a small O gauge layout, and even though they isn't really ever anything i'd get, I actually enjoy the day out, especially cause its only 20 minutes away from the town i live in. Lots of traders with lots of good items

look forward to seeing Wenchford III growing

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:48 am
by Pedanticmongrel
Started installing more signals, as yet none of them are wired up though. These are ebay bargain budget signals, they cost me approx £2 each for the ground signals and £3 for the main signals, however on the main signals the ladders they come with are shocking, so i have replaced them with Peco (formerly Ratio) signal ladders, these cost upto £4 for 2 ladders so it will be a slow process of replacing them all, so for a while some signals will have no ladders.

The photo below shows a comparison, on the left is a signal with a peco ladder, on the right one with the ladder they come with.
Image

And this is what the signal looks like from the front, with a ground signal mounted below.
Image
The reason for this arrangement is the main signal clears if the points are set to the main route, in this case down the mainline, the ground signal clears when the points are set to the Branch, I have to use this arrangment as these signals are not available with a Position Light Junction Indicator or 'Feather' as it's sometimes known.

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:46 pm
by Pedanticmongrel
The Engine Shed scene is not connected to the rest of the layout yet but I have started on the scenery there and here are some photos:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:24 pm
by iankemp
the peco ladder looks better than the other one!

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:42 pm
by Terrier
eeee! Big trains! :D I've been following Wenchford III for a wee while, and it's taking shape blummin marvellously. I like how you have worked the station road bridge into the loft supports. Cracking job. :)

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:57 pm
by kennyGWSR
Excellent work Dan, the shots in the shed are very realistic! :D

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:08 pm
by Pedanticmongrel
Wenchford now has a facebook page... http://www.facebook.com/wenchford7mm

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:44 pm
by Dad-1
Hi Dan,

For this layout are you going to be up the ladder, or standing at the bottom watching others work ?
As usual very good, didn't expect to see that much 7 mm stock in what seems a short time .... or
is it me loosing a check on time ?

Geoff T.

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:55 pm
by iankemp
i've liked ya page! Looking good so far!

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 pm
by Pedanticmongrel
Work has started on the eastern end of the tunnel, which has yet to be named.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:48 pm
by NSE DAZ
Hi Dan,

Just caught up with this thread, I must say fantastic work 8) what a superb selection of stock you have as well :P

Look forward to seeing this one develop,

All the best Darren NSE DAZ

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:24 pm
by trainsandco
Looking good Dan :)

Re the tunnel name, Fox Tunnel? As the entrance looks similar to Box Tunnel?

Ben

Re: Wenchford III, 7mm in a loft.

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:27 pm
by Pedanticmongrel
trainsandco wrote:Looking good Dan :)

Re the tunnel name, Fox Tunnel? As the entrance looks similar to Box Tunnel?

Ben


eeerrm. naa. :lol: