New / Old - Little Weldon

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
Mountain
Posts: 3956
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Mountain » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:15 pm

Is likely that the metal ones were expert 3 rail staff and the plastics were 2 rail staff. The metal staff were stronger to cope with the heavier metal Hornby Dublo 3 rail equipment, especially to prevent back problems while lifting the heavier equipment. :D

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:19 am

Hello all
I like the theory you have got there Mountain metal for heavy metal.
I'm looking for some ideas gentlemen.
I now have two areas of bare baseboard, both of which are to be roadways. The first and largest of these is outside the front of Little Weldon station up to the Goods Shed, in front of the shed up to the Weighbridge I was thinking of Cobbles. These will be from the same source as my Goods Yard. But from there on I don't know. The second area which is a section of the same road runs into the Level Crossings. I would like the colouring of this to harmonise with the cream Meccano roadway. Which happens to be the same colour as the station, here I would like a difference.
IMG_20190213_060403.jpg
The Goods Shed to Weighbridge
IMG_20190213_060342.jpg
Little Weldon station forecourt.
IMG_20181007_185831.jpg
The Level Crossings

IMG_20190213_060420.jpg
Existing "High Street" Pier View emulsion with various Black and White acrylic washes and stippeling

I would like to retain the Dinky Toys pavement.
I don't know about continuing the "High Street" colouring.

User avatar
joshv8
Posts: 414
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:00 am
Location: QLD, Australia.

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby joshv8 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:19 am

That engine yard came up extremely well! You must be chuffed.
Im sure my dad had some of those later plastic figures in a box somewhere. 2 Divorces later and I know he lost a lot of stuff, I wonder if anything remains.

User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 3956
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Mountain » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:31 am

Did you decide on a colour for the roads?

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:05 am

Hello all
In answer to your question Mountain. I am going to put down some Cobbles from the Goods Shed to the Weighbridge and paint the remainder the same as the High Street. Hopefully this will unite the two areas of the layout. If I don't like it, it's only paint and it can be covered over. I think at the moment the main issue is the desire to cover the last remaining areas of bare board. Having said that the station fore court has been my workbench for the last year. Nothing has happened yet real life has been getting in the way of modelling.

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:28 pm

Hello all
A new addition to the Locomotive fleet arrives at Weldon station.
IMG_20190302_161454.jpg

Here we have Deltic number D9012 "Crepello" this engine actually has the two rail body on the three rail chassis. She is currently undergoing trials at the moment, but all indications are that she was a sound investment for the line.
IMG_20190302_161750.jpg
IMG_20190302_161658.jpg
IMG_20190302_161722.jpg

Here she is seen pulling her first train of empties around the layout. Consisting of four of the "Super Detail" coaches. Before going into regular service.

User avatar
glencairn
Posts: 3243
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:09 pm
Location: Both sides of the Border

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:16 pm

Glad the 'Deltic' is proving a success. It is a lovely model.

Glencairn
To the world you are someone. To someone you are their world.

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:18 am

Hello all
I managed to spend some time on the layout over the weekend. I have managed to paint Little Weldon's station forecourt and the roadways leading up to the level crossings. To start with I have painted these the same as the "High Street", I have introduced a yellow hue to the approaches to the level crossings. Hopefully this will help to soften the interface. May have to do something else here but we shall see.
I have built another matchstick fence to run along between the Weighbridge hut and the Goods Shed. This I painted brown and then added a black wash. Advertising has also been applied. I also laid some Cobbles in this area.
Now that this area has been painted I have lost my work bench.
IMG_20190311_061322.jpg
IMG_20190311_061401.jpg
IMG_20190311_061452.jpg

User avatar
Awaky
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:42 am

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Awaky » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:42 am

A wonderful layout. :D I found the track plan of your layout on another forum. Very helpful and interesting.

LITTLE WEBLON TRACK PLAN.jpg

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:24 pm

Hello all
After working on the final areas of roadway around Little Weldon station itself, progress has slowed right down on the scenic side of things. What little spare time I have at the moment has been spent on running some trains and editing some photos. I still have a number of ideas to incorporate into the layout but they are of a more smaller nature.
Just a few Black and Whites hopefully capturing the mood.

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:28 pm

IMG_20190315_063315_kindlephoto-1491288290.jpg
IMG_20190213_060420_kindlephoto-54618064.jpg
IMG_20181227_104825_kindlephoto-1491439014.jpg
IMG_20181115_193538_kindlephoto-1491564227.jpg
IMG_20190210_185510_kindlephoto-56337587.jpg

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:50 am

Hello all
Little Weldon is celebrating its first birthday.
This week a number of special trains have and are to be run.
IMG_20190402_183247.jpg
Re-creation of the first GWR mixed freight. I have tried to take this photo from the same place as the original but due to the scenery have gained some height.
IMG_20190402_175842.jpg
8f on a train of tank wagons passing Weldon station.

IMG_20190402_183831.jpg
Standard 4 Tank on a Brake Van special.
IMG_20190402_182010.jpg
Bristol Castle rounding the curve into Weldon station.
Attachments
IMG_20190402_180410.jpg
Sir Nigel Gresley with Teak stock at Little Weldon.

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:58 am

IMG_20190402_182255.jpg
Class 20 on a train of fitted Vans.

IMG_20190402_175946.jpg
Return empty to Fletton. Here we have the three versions of the brick wagons and the two versions of the LNER brake van.

User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 3956
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Mountain » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:09 am

Tell you what would look good on your layout, but I don't know if any were made in 3 rail form, is the Hornby Dublo class 08. I know they were made in 2 rail, and good they are too! I heard of two 2 rail versions used in all weathers outdoors for 15 years (The line was in use at the time for 15 years) and where other locos in daily all weather use would last from 2 to 5 years, these things were his favourite and he never had any issues with them. He had never opened them up. I liked his 00 gauge outdoor line which I saw in a magazine years ago.. He operated daily and he went through various rebuilds and modifications. It was in the days of ringfield and pancake motors and he used to ditch the ringfield or pancake motors after rebuilds (When they wore out) and fit two Triang motor bogies per loco as they were more reliable for long term heavy milage use. His locos developed real weathering through prolonged outdoor use. He also had a Hornby Dublo 8F for steam specials which was also a loco which lasted a long time. Some of his locos didn't last too long before they were withdrawn.

Dublo
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:29 am

Hello Mountain
Yes there was a three rail version of the 08 but as yet that particular model has yet to come my way, it is on the fleet requirement list.


Return to “Personal Layouts - Under Construction”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: LongSufferingDad, mahoganydog and 8 guests