Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Lysander » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:43 pm

That really is a nice picture.

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:15 pm

Inspired by other modellers on here back in April, In early May I fitted out my Bachmann signal with the Ratio signal box kit and I’ve finally got around to posting a picture. The red colour seat is a reminder of a red rexine (a name from the past) seat we had when I was boy back in the fifties.
Signal box in position and looking a little bare. It needs point rodding to set it off and some ground clutter. Something I need to get around to doing.
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:17 pm

Over the weekend I finally got to the box stored under the stairs. It’s been through several house moves and has been in its current location since October 1996.

First to be unwrapped were these three Tri-ang GWR livered coaches. The wheels are almost like rollers and when place on the Shawhurst’s code 75 Peco track sit on the sleepers. The date on the paper these were wrapped in was 9th February 1967.

Also unwrapped for the first time in 50 years was Tri-ang SR EMU, again with wheels like rollers!

The yard lamps in the two pics are Bachmann, which I purchased in early 2016 and on seeing how thick the post was I wasn’t going to use them. However recently I was looking a railway book and noticed in one photograph taken of SR N15 in Nine Elms MPD yard in the background was a double yard lamp with a thicker than usual post which convinced me that these Bachmann yard lamps were OK to use. So I cut off the base and here are two of them in position.

More from the box later.
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:13 pm

Great job on the signal box! {it just needs some lights.....lol}
What a treasure in the box! But as they are unrunable, now you have to buy a display case to show them off in! (or dependant on sentimental attachment, flog them and buys some nice new runable stock!)
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:30 pm

TimberSurf wrote:Great job on the signal box! {it just needs some lights.....lol}
What a treasure in the box! But as they are unrunable, now you have to buy a display case to show them off in! (or dependant on sentimental attachment, flog them and buys some nice new runable stock!)

I’m too far on to add lights now.

Regarding the Tri-ang WR coaches, I’ve just purchased four packs of Bachmann MK1 coach bogies and at a later date I will fit these to the coaches allowing them to run on Shawhurst’s code 75 track. The coaches may not be like today’s high standard of RTR coaches but they have a huge sentimental value from my younger days and thus will make the occasional appearance.

Also found in the box:
A SMP EM gauge point kit and a short section of EM gauge track.

A Hornby SD box van re-wheeled to EM gauge. 2 Hornby SD Fruit D wagons, 2 Hornby Blue Circle fish vans and a Hornby SD Cattle wagon. I have now re-wheeled these with Hornby R8097 and R8098 wheels. See attached photo.

Four Tri-ang SR suburban coaches, a Utility Van and a mix of Tri-ang goods stock, a couple of which I’ll re-wheel, detail and use.

Tri-ang Britannia loco and modified and partially detailed L1fitted with a Wills SR Q tender.

A lot of sundry scenic and detailing items etc.
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:59 pm

Just been adding some grass, so the the flat grey well trodden look finally has some colour in some areas with more still to do.

The dark rust coloured bullhead rails gradually being overgrown by grass are from the SMP EM point kit that had been stored in the box.

I'm also working through my photos and replacing those on Photobucket with attachments uploaded directly to the forum. I still have pages 1-3 to do.
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Finally replaced all my photos that were being held to ransom on Photobucket. I've taken advantage of doing this by Photoshopping all them to enhance contrast, colour and sharpness. Now I can get back to railway modelling.

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:24 pm

First a big THANK YOU for replacing pictures.
I know from experience it's not easy !!

Certainly a little box of treasures seeing daylight
again. Also look very good sitting there on the layout.

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Dave » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:28 pm

Dad-1 wrote:First a big THANK YOU for replacing pictures.

Yes, well done from me too, it has prompted me to go through your thread again, and a nice little story it is 8)

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 am

Four weeks ago myself and my wife were on a four day break staying in Pickering. From previous visits to Pickering and knowing there is a dealer in model railway items in the town market, I took some of the Tri-ang stock (SR suburban coaches, Utility Van and some of goods stock) and sundry other items from the box which I didn’t wish to keep and traded them for GWR box vans which when coupled to the Bachmann GWR brake van I have provide me a short GWR goods train for my alternative pre-nationalisation theme.
What didn’t have was a GWR livered steam loco and what I wanted was a Collet 0-6-0 loco which is not currently in production. Back home and on Google I found a few used examples for sale however as luck would have it TMC had one only new boxed example of 32-300 which is now safely in my possession.
Last but not least we both enjoyed our NYMR Pickering to Whitby and return steam/diesel rail journey.
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby End2end » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:37 am

Dave wrote:
Dad-1 wrote:First a big THANK YOU for replacing pictures.

Yes, well done from me too, it has prompted me to go through your thread again, and a nice little story it is 8)

I agree with both.
Thinking I never saw the start of your layout not realising I was 2nd to post a reply, I went all the way back and enjoyed it all once more. :D
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:14 pm

Dad-1, Dave and End2end thanks for your coments .

I’ve added a little more grass in some areas and I feel I’m there with the grass now.
I’ve also added a Hornby SR concrete platelayers hut to an area that looked like it needed something.

All I have now to do is some detailing here and there and construct signals from Ratio kits which should be fun.
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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Moduleho » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:29 pm

Hi,

I am just discover this layout. It look very nice and very interesting for exploitation !
I like it very well.

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:02 pm

Some quality modelling there.
You made me realize how lucky I am with 2 Collett Goods, I BR early
the other GWR. One of my favourite locos, somewhere there's many
a youtube video of Castell Mawr with one hauling ..... goods of course !

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Re: Shawhurst - SR/WR OO gauge layout

Postby Fratton71D » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:39 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Some quality modelling there.
You made me realize how lucky I am with 2 Collett Goods, I BR early
the other GWR. One of my favourite locos, somewhere there's many
a youtube video of Castell Mawr with one hauling ..... goods of course !

Geoff T.

Geoff I very much enjoyed seeing your Collet goods running on Castell Mawr at this year’s Milton Keynes model railway show.

As well as the GWR livered loco, over the years I have aquired two in BR livery, number 2277 late crest in green and 2217 early crest in weathered black. Here they are, 2277 arriving with a train from Didcot while 2217 waits to couple up for the return journey.

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