New / Old - Little Weldon

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:03 pm

Hello all.
Little Weldon is now celebrating is second birthday. To mark this I have stopped modelling at the moment, and started to run a few trains. Even some by "moonlight" with Little Weldons lights on. I tried to take a few piccies but not very successfully. I shall have to get my Camera out instead. I have some plans for the development of the layout. I shall be moving the unsuccessful smoke unit out of the Castles Watchtower and placing it in the Sand drier smoke rising up through the chimney of this building should look interesting. Install lighting in both the Goods and the Loco yards. For the Goods yard I have an Ancorton 3mm MDF Laser cut crane kit. I have also mocked up a short section of Brick walling to create the enclosed yard I originally thought of more modified Linka. I have been trying to find a suitable motor for the Airfix windmill something that will be nice and slow. I am also thinking that Little Weldon station will lose its Goods shed and acquire a Cattle Dock instead. All of that should keep me occupied for a while.
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Two of the better "Moonlight" shots.

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:33 pm

Hello all
Just a few more unusual pictures of Little Weldon.
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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 am

Hello all
I am still having problems staying logged in to this forum. Another photo of Duchess of Atholl with her trainset LMS coaches.
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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby BrightonMan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:06 am

It's great to see those old loco's still doing their thing. Looking good Dublo, love the coal & ash plants.

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:43 am

I love this 3 rail layout.
It takes me back nearly 60 years to my very first layout.

Pete

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:28 pm

Hello all
Thanks for your kind words about Little Weldon, I am really enjoying building and running my layout. I'm pleased it takes you on a trip down memory lane Pete. The great things about these models is they just want to run.
One aspect that has come about during the construction of it has been my self imposed limit of keeping as much as possible to items that were available during the production of the range. My original aim was to create a layout in the style of those that were featured in the Meccano Magazine. Maybe its time to produce another set of Black and White photos to see how it looks.
Regarding the Coaling Stage and Ash Plant they are both from the Superquick range, although they are recent introductions, because of the Cardboard construction they fit in with the feel of the rest of the layout. I have tried to keep the level of modelling consistent to that of Meccano. My one failing in this has been with the discovery of Linka, but it has contributed to a more elaborate model than I was going to produce from Card and Stone papers.

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:50 am

Hello all
I havent posted any Black and White photos for a while so here are a few. I like to do this from time to time as it helps to see the layout in a different way.
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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Hello all
I haven't done much to Little Weldon over the last few weeks. I have however been running trains. Little Weldon has acquired a completely new train over the last week.
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First of all the final version of the N2 with the later BR crest and coal in the bunker.
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The packing van.
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The breakdown crane with its jacks.
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The complete train with the suburban brake.

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:17 pm

Looking good, Dublo.

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:53 am

Lovely layout Dublo. I like the new additions. I know you are a stickler for running only items available as part of the range (a very interesting goal :D) but I'm wondering if you will weather those new items at all? That red is quite, err, bright . . . !

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:30 pm

Hello all
Thanks very much for your kind words about Little Weldon, it is nice that other people like my efforts. As these two models are in such good condition complete with all their packaging. Any weathering is certainly a no no, so bright red is here to stay. When seen with some of the other items in the range they don't seem to out of place. I shall have to sacrifice a carriage siding for this train to sit in when not in use.

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:49 am

Hello all
I have decided that having two Goods Shed's on the layout was limiting the range of trains I can run. Therefore the Superquick Shed at Little Weldon station will be closing down and will shortly be demolished. To make way for a newly completed Ratio Cattle dock which has been modelled up in a style appropiate to the remainder of the layout. This will then enable me to run trains with Cattle Wagons and or Horse Boxes. The HD Goods shed at Weldon
Freight yard will continue in service.
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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby joshv8 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Hi Dublo!
Im sorry to have missed so much of your progress. Last I left you were painting your castle! That lighting came up magnificent, its really added to the layout and it was already fantastic.
I tell you what did get me quite giddy however was the shot of your new N2 coming past the station, and followed by the brakedown crane.. what a sight! I can look at any layout with much excitement but Little Weldon has a certain magic that always returns a childlike excitement of playing trains.
I have to not keep away so long!
Cheers,
Josh

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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby Dublo » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:27 pm

Hello all
A dry run of Weldon south Goods Yard boundary wall. Additional buttresses are still to be added. I am also going to create a back for the wall as the two ends can be seen from both sides. A further four panels still need to be cast. Then its down to glue and paint.
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Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:05 am

Looks very good - you are casting the wall panels yourself?


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