Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Post pictures and information about your own personal model railway layout that is under construction. Keep members up-to-date with what you are doing and discuss problems that you are having.
User avatar
Dave
Posts: 725
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:20 pm
Location: Up North

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby Dave » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:17 pm

I agree with Geoff 8)

User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 3073
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby Mountain » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:45 pm

bulleidboy wrote:I have now fitted the SR Home signal just in front of the tunnel exit from the fiddle yard. I have yet to wire it to the Cobalt iP point motor. I have been thinking about painting a "weathered" sighting panel behind the signal arm on the tunnel facing stonework. The short section of track on the right is a piece that was never lifted and will eventually be ballasted and heavily weeded.

Image

Love the "Flags". I remember the first time I noticed red flags in the windows of a class 73 leaving Cardiff heading towards Newport. We had been told about them with the training. I was on the lookout to see one....
And what was a class 73 doing in Cardiff you might ask? Well. It had had its tyres reprofiled as Cardiff Canton was the cheapest place they could have it done. It was not the only southern 3rd rail unit to venture into Cardiff (And Wales). I once saw No. 1001 in a 4 car formation that was hired by Chris Gibb of Wales and West fame as it was the only unit available right round the country to work during a rugby special. It actually came in the platform that I was waiting to work my train to Maesteg on. My train was late arriving, and when I saw 1001 I was amazed... Then I thought " Much as I'd love to work it I have not signed it so I can't". It wasn't my train though. Mine was a few minutes behind. :)
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

mumbles
Posts: 1827
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:23 pm
Location: Kent
Contact:

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby mumbles » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:16 pm

Love the photo of the green coaches in the station. Really looks the part

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:46 pm

I was allowed to play today! The break in sound is as the polarity changes on the turntable.

https://flic.kr/p/21uL21Z

Lee
Posts: 601
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:48 am
Location: Wolverhampton

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby Lee » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:11 pm

bulleidboy wrote:I was allowed to play today! The break in sound is as the polarity changes on the turntable.

https://flic.kr/p/21uL21Z


What a lovely video, the sound just totally changes the atmosphere 8)
My N Gauge Layout.


Sunshine In The Lakes <<<<< Old layout no more

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=44159 <<<<< Back to the Lakes (New Layout 2013)

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:52 pm

New Kernow Gate Stock arrives in Wykeham.

https://flic.kr/p/21TG4ip

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm

The new BR Crimson Gate Stock behind Class 02 No.30182 about to depart from Wykeham.

https://flic.kr/p/ZSGPn3

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 am

The new Hornby Wainwright Class H arrives at Wykeham.
https://flic.kr/p/ZPriXR

Not much work on the layout of late. I have been trying to get some of the electrics tidied up, so lots of time under the boards. Also some of the lighting aspects on the layout need tidy, permanent wiring installed - lots of long lengths of wire with a PSU on the end.

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:26 pm

I've had the Ratio SR Platform lamps out again, and have added some to "Manydown" - the branch-line station on the Wykeham layout. I used the shades under canopy and there are four inside the building - you can't see inside the station building, but I had them, and it was an easy job to mount them to a false ceiling inside the building - power inside the building was by copper tape, with a lead coming down through a hole in the platform and through the boards - it was then connected to a 3v bus. I hope to have some loco's actually moving in 2018 - I need to work on a timetable.

https://flic.kr/p/22EEfnn
https://flic.kr/p/22EEdAr

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:09 pm

I have extended that branch-line platform a little to take the Scenecraft Shillingstone parcels office - I bought it when buying the station building, but then found I was short of space. I have also added the final platform lamps - I need to get some lighting in the parcels office - next weeks job. There is also now a small car park at the end of the platform, next to the fiddle yard turntable which has now been fenced off. It the Southampton MRC exhibition this weekend, so may be a couple of early BR vehicles for the car park. The lights look a little "bright" but they can be turned down.

ImageIMG_0603 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:05 pm

Life has been very quiet at Wykeham for some months. I have now re-hung the room door so that it opens onto the landing rather than into the room.

A couple of new loco's arrived from a member of another forum - ImageIMG_0116 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr

I'm hoping to get back to some serious work on the layout in the next few weeks. It's about time the hill/tunnel received some work, and I'm hoping to put a chalk cliff along the side of the hill behind the branch line. There are also some new yard-lamps to be fitted and wired-up in the fiddle yard. I'm also thinking about adding a third rail to the main line, running from Wykeham Station into the tunnel - this will allow a couple of other stock items too be run on the layout. So lots to do, just need to get the motivation up and running.

bulleidboy
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby bulleidboy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:19 pm

I've started work on the chalk cliff by carving a large chunk of foam out of the hill - not sure how this will work out, but have now started adding some stratum(?) lines - foam dish cloth stuck in place with Polyfilla - not as messy as you might imagine! I will give the foam a few coats of Plaster of Paris and then a "wash" of a VERY diluted black, which hopefully will show up a few cracks and gullies, then some green scatter to represent weeds growing here and there. The base will be scrubland with large bushes and trees. I have been studying the chalk cliff inland from Portsmouth - you can get very close on Google Maps - picture (link) no.3. The worst scenario if it doesn't work, will mean building a new hill/tunnel.

ImageIMG_0121 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0242 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85480 ... 6656?hl=en

User avatar
Chops
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:25 am

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Postby Chops » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:20 am

Wow, this is quite an undertaking. I read that track plan from Mr. Freezer some years ago, and this is the first time I've seen it done.
I don't care what they say. I believe in Nessie.


Return to “Personal Layouts - Under Construction”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Samuel19 and 9 guests