Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

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Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby Turkey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:09 pm

This is Turkeys idea of layout planning.
I am not getting enough time to work on my ''big'' layout, free time is roughly 31/2 hours a week at the moment,even that annoying Irish Rail DVT is on hold for at least, another fortnight till I get some more photos of the sides, so to keep the interest alive I started on this Southern region small layout, heavly influenced by some chap called Nevard, don't ya know...

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The idea is a branch off a branch, where the junction is off site, just on the ''up'' side of a small station somewhere in ex-LSWR land in the late '50's, early '60's, there will be cassetts, 4 exits on the right hand (''up'') side, and 2 on the left(''down'') side.
The plan, if u can call it that, is not finalised yet, as I would like to get in a small goods shed if I could, this might be as little as a lockable grounded van, sitting on the platform, wot is going to be behind the A1X and them 2 georgous Mansells...
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby mattmay05 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:18 pm

sounds and looks interesting, I'll be watching with interest to see how it develops, looks good so far!

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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:18 am

Looking good, the Maunsells are really nice models and the A1X is just one of my favorite locos! :)
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby 35011 GSN » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:59 pm

I'll be keeping an eye on this, looks rather promising :)

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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby Turkey » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:50 am

Tiny bit of work done this week, track cut to size and positioned, my heathen approach is code 100 Peco streamlined and the odd bit of setrack [don't laugh- lack of time and ability prompts this choice] Turnouts are Electrofrog. As you can see I have decided to reverse the curve of the branchline [in the foreground], it is a curve , very subtle.
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Three of the building of the buildings that will grace[err] this imaginary chip of countryside, all will be getting some attention, the two huts are Skaledale the SR precast hut needs a chimney, the blob on the roof looks nothing like what should be there, the timber hut has a gutter and downpipe on the high side [donno why it will be removed] and the roof does'ent look right to me so will e re-done, The signal box, [probally a bit big for this location will be gutted inside and stone clad on the outside, It's Hornby[Pola] and I picked it up somewhere for €7, so it's worth messin with...
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby Turkey » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:18 am

Strangely enough there has been progress on this , not a lot , but progress is progress, all the track on the senic board has been laid, S&W magnets laid and so have the 2 turnout motors.
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Some work has been done on some of the buildings too:Image, this signal box shell got here by way of:Image and thisImage Drill oodles of holes then basicly join up the dots, and then out with a file.....
The SR hut got a Chimney as it should have, repaint of roof needed as the square blob that was there needed to be removed, foul stuff that resin.Image
The platelayers hut got some aggro too, filling the groves in the roof in preperation for some tissue ''felt'' and the filling of the high side gutter and the redundent down pipe:Image 'Should 'nt be too much trouble matching up the paint in that corner.
Finally for now, My lazy way to lay S&W magnets:Imageuse the rail to position it , lift rail, cut slot using magnet as a pattern, superglue any packing to 'underside' of magnet to bring it up flush with botten of sleepers, drop in place , relay track, simple is as simple does, or somesuch.....
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby Turkey » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:28 pm

Finally decided on a name for it St Judes , Imaginary but north-west of St Austell, so it's more in Cornwall, then Devon, but then it's my layout so.... The area has some weird town names like Bugle, and Greensplat [?] but also has a number of Saint names, so I just added another one...
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR

Postby Turkey » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:44 pm

I have decided on the ''cast'' for this layout: Wrenn R1, Hornby E2, Hornby A1X, Hornby[pre China] M7, Limby Class33, Tri-Ang L1, and if I can get one a Bachmann 3MT, all will suffer some attention, varying from weathering to complete rebuilds, Any aditions, outright errors ect?
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby Turkey » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:01 pm

Right, despite a very disorganized summer where loads of stuff went wrong, some work was done on this , err, layout, not much I hasten to add but the ground cover is done, ready for a lot of static grass, and there has been a little progress on the buildings, very little.
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The Tractor stopped by the barn, which I think is more Suffolk then Devon/Cornwall, perhaps it will get replaced in the future, anyway it fits the spot and is a good veiw, blocker for the trains leaving the ''real world'': Image
Just a couple of other ''detail'' shots: Image buildings will be ''bedded in'' with the static grass and a bit of TLC.
Image Yeah it's a modified and weathered Hornby buffer[still needs a lamp,] life is too short and my bank balance is still overdrawn.
Comments and abuse welcome. :D
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby Turkey » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:27 pm

Am I crazy?
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby Two Hoots » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm

Not crazy at all - I love the plants around the sign.
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby MrH » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:02 pm

That looks great
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby buz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:57 am

Turkey wrote:Am I crazy?
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Hi Turkey
No I have done the same sort of thing at Badgers Drift
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby Turkey » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:56 pm

Well, it's beginning to look like a place, if I say so myself...
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This veiw, crap though it is will not be available once the front goes on:
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Next is a ''mock up'' of the platform, nothing is stuck down yet, soooooooon..:
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I think the back scene will really help here..
Last one for now:
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Re: Minimalist ex-LSWR, now named: St Jude's

Postby Turkey » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:57 pm

buz wrote:
Turkey wrote:Am I crazy?
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Hi Turkey
No I have done the same sort of thing at Badgers Drift
regards John

Thanks for that, at least I know I won't be locked up on my own..... :D
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