GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:06 am

A few more...
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before the window frames were fitted.....Stan hard at work
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class 45xx...sorry...forgot the flash
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class 45xx shunts the sidings
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class 14xx and autocoach awaits all clear approaching Exe halt
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:44 pm

3 more... :wink:
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby Jimmy77 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:58 pm

Hi Dave,

Layout is coming along really well! Good work on the buildings, it all looks the part nicely. Hope the missus gets better soon.

Cheers,

Jimmy
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Wed May 15, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks jimmy...Exe halt crossing now has a gatekeepers hut...telegraph poles added for detail :D am now starting on Exe valley main station after a bit of track relaying to get more space by removing a platform and reducing the second bay to a small autotrain platform,it will now let me fit a retaining wall and town backscene..it now suits it better for a branch line terminus :D
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new track positions
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new track positions
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby siquelme » Wed May 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Your layout really captures the atmosphere of a GWR branch line great work and congratulatons
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Mon May 20, 2013 9:08 am

Thanks siquelme ...have now started Exe valley main over the weekend and ordered some retaining walls, when they arrive I can plan how it will go together :D ..I also spent an hour or so on a ratio water tower project...heres the progress so far
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:49 pm

Hi all.. had a few parts delivered so now I can carry on with Exe valley main, got a couple of ideas and thought I would layout to plan how it looks..the idea is to try and recreate a small town terminus using retaining walls from international models, a lot cheaper than ratio items and longer also!!!..the only downside is no capping stone so I will have to make some :roll: I then used freestone model backscene sheets and will overlay some grafar low relief houses and pub to give the perception of depth,this will also give me a little space for a streetscene, access to the station via a covered stair/bridge :D ...here is where its at...
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby whynot » Thu May 30, 2013 10:02 pm

What a nice station scene. Good as ever!
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby skyblue » Fri May 31, 2013 8:47 am

Great work - have you ever thought of exhibiting it? I think it would be good enough - easily. (I realise this might not be possible if it hasn't been designed to be exhibited).

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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:03 pm

Thanks whynot and skyblue, I have had other comments on exhibiting it, perhaps when it is finished, although it is built on 3 ..6ft long boards joined together I would have to modify the tunnel as it overlaps a join and cut track at at these positions and fit a suitable power connection to track joints...I intend to send some pics to a couple of magazines to see if they would consider a slot in a mag at some point when im happy, fingers crossed :wink:

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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby skyblue » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:43 am

DAVE1562 wrote:I intend to send some pics to a couple of magazines to see if they would consider a slot in a mag at some point when im happy, fingers crossed


With a layout of that standard I can't see many (if any) magazine editors refusing it.

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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby whynot » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:02 am

"...I intend to send some pics to a couple of magazines to see if they would consider a slot in a mag at some point when im happy,"

And when it does feature in print, let us know and I will make an exception and BUY a model railway magazine!
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:59 pm

Hi all.....progress slow this week due to swmbo coming out of hospital(14 weeks) :D have relocated some signalling at exe halt after sound advice from an expert on such things so it now looks more realistic.....I just need to fit double post at level crossing and ground signals for sidings
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double post signal on approach short l/h to platform and long for mainline
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single post for platform loop starter
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EXE VALLEY 006.JPG
single post for main line and platform loop..ground signals to be fitted for sidings
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby DAVE1562 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:03 pm

a couple of pics...we all like em!!
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class 45xx on route to exe valley main whilst a class 57xx waits for the all clear onto the main line
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class 45xx and B set departs Exe halt
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Re: GWR BRANCHLINE...EXE VALLEY

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:48 pm

Oh yes, we all like pictures ........
In my case particularly ones with green locos pulling chocolate & cream coaches !!

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