Moel Eilio - OO9

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Curious Orange
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Moel Eilio - OO9

Postby Curious Orange » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:35 pm

I have been working on a Welsh Highland Railway themed 00-9 layout for a few years now. It was always intended as a bit of a test bed for trying out new things. So the points are motorised via a Capacitor Discharge Unit, and a track cleaner unit is also employed. I am gradually detailing bits of the layout, but tend to get distracted by things like building stock, watching TV, or going to the football, so progress is slow.

Here are a few photos:

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Postby Infrontcat » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:45 pm

Excellent stuff Mr Orange

Nice to see another 009 layout. Looks like you've been hard at work on it, however slow you think your progress!

Cheers

Tim
"Kashi-mashi, kashi-mashi..."

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Postby TomWebber » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:58 pm

Great looking layout - you've progressed quite a way with it! I love the slate fencing - give it an authentic atmosphere.

Interesting choice of of name, moel eilio - weave hill
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Postby Curious Orange » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:24 pm

TomWebber wrote:Great looking layout - you've progressed quite a way with it! I love the slate fencing - give it an authentic atmosphere.

Interesting choice of of name, moel eilio - weave hill


I didn't know the translation, but it is an actual place that WHR passes between Waunfawr and Rhyd Ddu. The backscene is made up of images of the "hill" in question that I found using Google.

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Postby TomWebber » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:27 pm

I didn't know the translation, but it is an actual place that WHR passes between Waunfawr and Rhyd Ddu. The backscene is made up of images of the "hill" in question that I found using Google.


thats a great idea - it looks really good! :) The backscene actually looks like its part of the layout.
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Postby Curious Orange » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:52 pm

TomWebber wrote:
I didn't know the translation, but it is an actual place that WHR passes between Waunfawr and Rhyd Ddu. The backscene is made up of images of the "hill" in question that I found using Google.


thats a great idea - it looks really good! :) The backscene actually looks like its part of the layout.


It is very easy to achieve too, as it is just a collage really. All you need is a colour printer, a pair of scissors, and some photomount adhesive. Then you carefully position some trees to hide the joins!!!

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Postby bunji » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:38 pm

Excellent work! It's great to see another 009 layout on here. :D What loco is that in the first picture?

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Postby Curious Orange » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:40 pm

bunji wrote:Excellent work! It's great to see another 009 layout on here. :D What loco is that in the first picture?


It is a GEM Baldwin 4-6-0, running on a Graham Farish chassis, which I built when I was a teenager. I'm rather fond of it as it is the first engine that I had a go at super-detailing. Though I wouldn't be happy with the finish now.

I do actually have a second Baldwin kit to build which will become the Welsh Highland's own '590', plus a Backwoods Hunslet 'Russell', a Meridian Baldwin Gas-Mechanical Tractor, and a Worsley Works Dick Kerr Petrol-Electric Tractor (one of their scratch-aid kits, no idea how I'm going to motorise it) all of which are awaiting attention. It may take some time before that lot gets finished!!!

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Postby Curious Orange » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:12 pm

I paid a visit to my local branch of Antics this afternoon, just to browse you understand. Anyway, it turned out to be a dangerous thing to do as I ended up purchasing several packs of Woodlands Scenics "Bushes" material, a pot of light grey paint and a new brush for the Kerr Stuart diesel I'm working on, a PECO wheel cleaning kit, and a PECO electro-magnetic decoupler. Somehow, I think that one decoupler won't be enough for "hands-free" running of my line, so I think several more may need to be purchased, along with wire and push-to-make switches (though thinking about it I know where I can find some unused ones of those).

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Postby martin2345uk » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:26 pm

Wow what's an electro magnetic decoupler?!

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Postby Curious Orange » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:35 pm

martin2345uk wrote:Wow what's an electro magnetic decoupler?!


Its for un-coupling locos from stock (or stock from stock for that matter) - a metal bar that pokes up between the rails when a current is applied to the electro-magnet that it is sat in, if there is a coupling above it it gets pushed up too, thus uncoupling it.

I'll probably need to glue a little oblong of plasticard on top of the bar in order to ensure I always catch the BEMO couplings on my OO-9 stock though.

Could be interesting fitting the units, as there is rather a forest of wires under the layout!! :lol: And I've not used them before as I've always been happy to uncouple by hand.

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Postby Curious Orange » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:41 pm

I've been experimenting using paint.net to create nameplates for my single fairlie Gowrie, and also for my station building. I've been working on and off on the station for well over a year, it is scratch-built from card, based on the actual building at Tryfan Junction, and the model features window frames from a Worsley Works etching. Tonight I've added guttering, that needs painting and the name board added, then the building will finally be complete. I'll post a picture when its all done and in place.

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Postby Curious Orange » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:30 pm

My new toy has arrived from Hattons:

http://www.ehattons.com/StockDetail.aspx?SID=21557

Yes, I know not WHR, but I also collect RTR HOe stock. I can't wait to see that little beauty running!!

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Postby Curious Orange » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:47 pm

I finished the Station Building this evening. It still needs to be stuck in place and properly bedded into the scenery, but I'm quite pleased with the finished results.

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Postby Curious Orange » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:00 pm

A little bit of progress. The station building has been fixed in place and blended into the scene by very carefully using some bushes and scatter material. I have also painted a little PECO bench and fixed that under one of the windows, and started to paint up some Dapol figures to populate the platform - I've dug out my Games Workshop acrylic paints for this little job!


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