The CASSR branchline

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The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:28 am

Hi all

Welcome to the CASSR Branchline, a fictitious branchline on dartmoor. my friend named it the CASSR, which (according to him) stands for the C**p, Awful and slightly S**t Railway. (apologies for the language) I disagree and think it actually stands for the Cuplinton And Stamford Spinney Railway (both real places on Dartmoor)
I chose Datmoor because I would quite like to build a LARGE vaiduct as part of the, as yet, hypothetical extention in the future, and I like the idea of making the one at pendon
thats all for noe

photos to follow

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Chris
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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:42 am

The Track plan Im using is loosely based on Ashburton from C.J.Freezer's book about designing model railways (no I can remember what it was called, but it was written in about 1997). It is a single track Branch Terminus, but due to a long and convaluted history that I will post in a few days time, it has a heavy enough axel loading for ANY big 4 or BR loco. this meant that all of the Big 4 + BR used it (also because of the steep gradients) as a testing ground for new locos. The headshunts are long enough for a king arthur, or (just) a beyer garrett.

The Layout is 16ft by 2ft, with a possibility of scenic extention boards at a later date. the end 4 or 5 ft is a fiddle yard, and the other 11/12 ft is scenic.
the plan is to have a the track about 6 in in from the near edge of the board, with a bank at the front; and at the back, there will be a village street, which slopes up a hill. the tracks will the dissapear under an over-bridge into the fiddle yard, with a lift-off scenic board over the fiddle yard.
all that should become marginally clearer when I show you the first board, which hass all the key features on it

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:04 pm

Hi all

Here are some pictures of my layout as it stands now

Firstly an end on view of the first (and only) board
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Secondly, a more normal viewing angle
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and an areal view
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This is the normal view of the main platforms of the station, viewed from the top to the bank. the plastic kits in the foreground are my "end of days" entry, if I ever get around to making a thread!!!
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Finally, my Manor 4-6-0 has arrived with the mixed train of 2 coaches, 2 tanker wagons and a £2 ebay waggon
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More Photos soon (within the next half hour)

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:10 pm

And now the final pictures

incase anyones wondering, the goods shed is currently masked ready for painting, thats what the Green and Yellow stuff is!!

Here is a photo of my Manor with my only two (GWR) coaches , and some tail traffic
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and a close up view of the coaches
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Please comment and offer encouragement

Thanks

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:08 pm

Hi all

Im intending to spray the platforms tomorrow morning, they're made of Balsa, and I have been told that I dont need priming.
Does anyone have any advice on the subject of airbrishing that I would find It useful to know

I have masked off everything that I dont want sprayed (i.e. the track) and Im gonna do it in the garden tomorrow morning (when its light)

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby 35011 GSN » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:40 am

starting to look good there Ian, keep it up :)

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:42 am

Um

bit confused, my names Chris

Am I reading your post wrong, or has the forum put it in the wrong place?

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Chris
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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby 35011 GSN » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:45 am

Sorry! I do apologise :oops: I got mixed up with another "ark royal" from this forum.

Never the less, this is looking to be a rather nice layout.

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:47 am

Dont worry about it!!! :D :lol:
Im about to take the plunge and spray the platform with my new airbrush, and ill post a pictorial update for you all to laugh at in a few hours

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:34 am

Looking good Chris, if you want anymore of those coaches i have three for sale at the moment.
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£30 including postage for the trio.
What's the name of the Manor?
Kenny. :)
60089 Felstead :)
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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:16 am

Thanks Kenny

Ive just spent all my money on a pannier tank, but I would Love the Coaches

is there any way you can hang on to them for a few weeks untill I have some money?

The Airbrushing went quite well and pictures will follow tonight

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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:36 pm

I will keep them to one side for you Chris. No panic to ell them, just pm me when you are ready.
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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:16 pm

Ok Pictorial update:
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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:22 pm

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Can someone please tell me what Im doing wrong as im not happy with the result?

Thanks

Chris

P.S. - Thank you SOOOO much Kenny, Ive just bought a PT off finch so I can't spend any more money ATM!!
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Re: The CASSR branchline

Postby Ark Royal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:23 pm

My photos seem to be duplicating!!!
can one of the Mods sort it out, or can someone tell me how to edit it so its correct (I know how to edit, just not why they're juplicating!!)

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