WR OO Castle Cary Themed BR 1980's-1990's Era

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WR OO Castle Cary Themed BR 1980's-1990's Era

Postby Pedro32 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:28 pm

Having recently drawn up a track plan for which my new layout it is based loosely on Castle Cary in Somerset. It was my local train station growing up, so spent many a weekend jumping on the train heading down to Weymouth or Taunton.

This plan below will allow me to have enough through traffic in addition to a branch-line, and small yard to tinker with coal and quarry stone traffic. With modeller's license I'll be running coal trains through from a newly built mendip coal mine. Plus the nuclear rail traffic through from hinkley P too.

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WR Castle Cary Themed BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:34 pm

This is what I currently have on the stocks for my western region themed layout:

Steam:

1x Hornby Britannia Class William Shakespeare

Diesel:

1x Hornby Class 08 shunter BR blue
2x Class 25 Bachmann BR Blue Weathered Sound
2x Hornby class 31, dutch and BR Blue
3x Bachmann class 37, dutch, large logo Sound
1x Bachmann class 45, BR Blue weathered
5x Bachmann 47592 County of Avon, 47465 Minerva, 47612 Titan, 47715 Haymarket Network SouthEast.
2x Hornby Class 50, 50037 Large logo Sound and 50035 Ark Royal Large Logo
1x Dapol Class 52 Western Venturer BR Blue- Sound to be added shortly.
1x Hornby class 56, Railfreight
1X Hornby class 60, 60039 Glastonbury Tor

DMU:
3carx Bachmann class 108 B&G
1x Hornby Class 43 HST set Intercity

Coaching Stock:
1x Bachman Mk1 NSE rake
1x Hornby/Bachman Mk2 NSE rake
1x Mk1/2a blue and grey rake
1xBachmann Mk1 Intercity rake
1x Lima Mk3 intercity rake with DVT for loco hauled
1x Mk3 Intercity rake (for loco hauled or HST)
1x Bachmann Mk1 GUV parcels rake.
1x Test Car Coach Rake

Wagons:
1x Hornby/Bachman breakdown train and 2x support coaches
1x Bachmann railfreight OBA/OCA rake
1x Hornby PCA Cement rake
1x Hornby/Heljan Engineers/Seacow & dogfish rake
1x Hornby/Bachman PTA&PGA ARC/Yeoman rake
2x Nuclear wagons and barrier wagons & brake vans
1x satlink western S&T rake (assorted wagons)
1x Bachmann HEA coal wagon rake with loads


Upcoming Arrivals:
1x Dapol Class 73 Engineers
4x 33 BR Blue/Dutch

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Re: Castle Cary OO BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:51 pm

Made a start with my layout boards the other week by firstly constructing the timber frame on which the boards will sit on, and pictures below show me marking out where the track will be going. Not tacking anything down till I've received my cork underlay then there will be some serious ballasting going on! Also waiting on some more peco platforms as the ones in the picture are at least 20years old and in need of replacement. :wink:
(much shorter platform formation will be lengthened once I get the new platforms!)

The first photo shows a Res mk1 rake just so that I could judge how long I needed to make the first platform. It can comfortably accomodate a 9 coach train. So think that should be sufficient.

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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby hope5 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:53 pm

I wish you good luck with this project,it is my local station ironically.
The Somerset and Dorset is an unforgettable legend.

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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby hairyhandedfool » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:49 pm

Good luck with this project.

Can I make one suggestion though? In the second picture you have a reverse curve, presumably made from R606 curves (or similar), it might perhaps be better to use R628 (or similar) large radius curves with a straight (R600 or 4xR610) between them instead. They would give a much smoother transition and potentially look better.
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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:29 pm

Thanks for all the comments. Its very much early days.

I have ordered some new track and admit that the second radius curves do look a little drastic, so will replace them with larger radius.

Cheers

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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby tractor37 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:05 am

Nice to see some track at last.. :D Somewhere to start running your top collection pal.. Will be keeping an eye on this...
Jas... :D
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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby tractor37 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:38 pm

Just noticed something of interest there to. Shall be keeping a close eye on that bottle of Spitfire ale you've got on the bottom shelf!!! :lol:
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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:19 am

Jas- its about a year old- the spitfire ale, so probably a bit undrinkable. But if I get desperate it might go missing... :lol:

My cork underlay has arrived so will be posting more work in progress too.

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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:30 pm

Found myself with a spare couple of hours this afternoon and have made good progress with the first baseboard, nailing down the track onto the cork underlay.

More will follow..

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Re: Castle Cary BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:26 pm

Made some progress this week with putting down some scenic underlay. Next up is the ballast.

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Re: Castle Cary OO BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:44 pm

Been busy this weekend and largely finished the ballasting on baseboard one. Added a bit of foliage and the odd sleeper for effect. Tested it with my resident crompton and no issues reported.

Just got to construct the tunnel portal and sort out the back scene.

All for now.

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Re: Castle Cary OO BR 1980's-1990's

Postby tractor37 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:02 pm

Looking good squire... Pop a couple of dummy point motors and some cable trunking on there and that'll be the mutts I reckon... Top quality... :D
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Re: Castle Cary OO BR 1980's-1990's

Postby hope5 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:54 pm

Good progress so far.
The Somerset and Dorset is an unforgettable legend.

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Re: Castle Cary OO BR 1980's-1990's

Postby Pedro32 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:13 pm

Spent this afternoon tinkering with my back scene and also adjusting my portal. WIP are duly below. Once I'd aligned the boards I realised I'd not adjusting one of my lines so had to pull it up. Luckily had not glued into place - otherwise would have been a nightmare!

Now in the process of ballasting the second board which will form part of the platform.

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