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Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:12 pm
by brammie
Now that Pennsylvania Railroad's T1 is what one might call a proper loco - you have any figures for it Chops?

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:20 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

The 'Splay' on the center wheels on the older tender drive, are free wheeling, on small stub axles, they are more for 'show'.

manna

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:42 pm
by brammie
Thank you for that, manna. There is massive free play on the middle set of wheels but, as you say, they are only there for the ride.

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:35 pm
by brammie
Stage 2 of the B1 recovery diorama complete:

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I found the camera work quite awkward with the new white lighting, and it was necessary to turn that particular lighting off to photograph this area of the track. My favourite angle-poise fell to the floor a couple of weeks ago, and I'm still looking for a suitable replacement. Anyway, hopefully you get the general idea of where I am going from the pics above. I look forward to putting some more detail into the scene and I need to "rubbish" the area up a bit, following which (with new lighting available) I can post some close-ups.

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:10 pm
by brammie
I didn't do too well in my search for additional props for the derailment scene. Model Scenery Supplies came up with a few items - "Trackside Junk" from Knightwing, "Engine Shed and Workshop Clutter" from GEM and "Wooden Crates" from Preiser. All very good finish, but not a lot that would fit in the scene (although there is much scope elsewhere on the layout):

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Would be grateful for recommendations that be might be considered for inclusion.

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:33 pm
by brammie
Following a personal setback last year I had not been in my railway room for several weeks or more. Anyway, I had a look yesterday and during a cursory inspection my eye fell on the small wood that I created using Seafoam last year. Oh dear, looked very much as though the autumn leaf-fall had affected my small patch as well:

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Clearly, the full-fix hair spray that I used as adhesive for the foliage had only short term qualities! So, armed with a cannister of spray-on Pattex, I set about "re-foliaging" the Seafoam. Having rattled my way through some twenty trees, I stopped to take stock. Perfect lollipops, but nothing whatever to do with trees. Another box of Seafoam is on order, but this time I intend to use diluted PVA in a spray bottle. Can't wait!

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:14 am
by brammie
Small wood now refoilaged using PVA/water mix as adhesive. Ground cover needs a bit more detail, but looks better, I think:

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Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:15 am
by brammie
For some reason or other Christmas invariably prompts me to put the lights on in my railway room and fire up the Clackwick layout. This is usually followed by several days (or more) spent getting things back into working order, as was the case on this occasion. Since my last post I got hold of a mini digicam, with the idea of filming a circuit of the layout, and mounted it on a small flat top. After a good clean up of track and locos to be featured, I put on my Director's hat and prepared for what I thought would be an enjoyable formality. Several frustration filled days later I had abandoned all three on-board sound steam locos as unreliable (previously all good runners), and settled for a diesel operation. The video I now post is a pretty poor version of a track-tour, which provides little idea of the frustration encountered in the production and editing of such. However, many lessons were learnt. Otherwise, I should explain that my signalling is intended for decoration only - despite being an enthusiast for many decades I never understood the UK signalling system (perhaps I should change to red/green lights).


https://www.flickr.com/photos/165741652@N02/50775360717/in/dateposted-public/

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:01 pm
by GeraldH
Lovely layout and you have created a realistic spacious feel. How big is it?

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:29 pm
by brammie
Thankyou for the compliment GeraldH. My layout covers an area of approx 17 ft x 10 ft (reducing to 7 ft 6 at one end). It reflects various aspects of Clacton-on-Sea terminal, Colchester mainline station, and Jaywick Sands locality adjacent to the marshes in the mid fifties.

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:31 pm
by Stainsacre
I always find cab rides show a completely different scene from the normal views people post. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:21 pm
by brammie
You are welcome Dave. Absolutely agree re your comment - could be a different layout!