The Woodburn Valley Tramway, Gn15

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Lofty

Postby Lofty » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:52 pm

link not working for me :cry: :!:

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:55 pm

Thanks for letting me know; it was working but once refreshed it wasn't - presumably to stop hotlinking :(

http://sloat_lumber_co.tripod.com/TRAKPLAN.HTM

It's the bottom one...

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:58 pm

I think the guy has moved his site to here

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:37 pm

Different plan though :(

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:59 pm

Thought I'd better give this thread a bump.

I've built the two baseboards, it's 6ft long by 1ft 8ins wide. It'll be Gn15, with a logging theme - I'm thinking it could supply sleepers to the larger railroad, along with food, sand, oil, water, pit props etc. There'll be a small camp with hobos and a fire, and a steam donkey.

It doesn't have legs as such - they're small 100mm things from B&Q for a quid each, to sit on the table provided by the organisers (saves me lugging trestles and sawhorses around).

I've also been invited to another exhibition in November, the Solihull one on the 17th. It's quite close to Warley so it'll be a busy few weeks! I'll do a list now so I don't forget when I'm doing what...

Telford Narrow Gauge Show
15th July, 2007

Hagley Rambler Scout Group Exhibition
20th October, 2007

Solihull Model Railway Circles Exhibition
17th November, 2007

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition
1st & 2nd December, 2007

At least they're mostly one day events, and the two day is round the corner :)

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Postby bunji » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:40 pm

Another exhibition? Boy, you sure know how to get invited to places. :) Bravo! Could you get some piccies of your baseboards?

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Postby dr5euss » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:52 pm

Here are a couple of pics, not really of the whole thing though...

The cool legs that are adjustable:

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75mm loose pin butt hinges for alignment:

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This is the joint, and the cut out where the cassettes will plug in:

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Postby mortyfootball » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:43 pm

George, can you tell me the name of that particular type of hinge, and where they can be bought?
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Postby dr5euss » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:54 pm

Hi Shaun,

They're 75mm Loose Pin Butt Hinges, I got mine from B&Q...3 for 3 or 4 quid I think. They seem to work fine 8)

Might be worth pointing out I couldn't see any smaller sizes, especially those suitable for 2x1 (I'm using 3x1 which is 70mm tall by sommat or other wide, so these just fit).

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Postby mortyfootball » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:59 pm

I've been having trouble finding them too.

Thanks for that.

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Postby dr5euss » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:22 pm

Hi,

I've named the layout and made a start on the halt that will go on the left end. The main frame is balsa from Hobbycraft, then I've glued on with Non Solvent Impact Adhesive, the wooden siding (also balsa).

The siding was distressed with a knife, X Acto saw and anything particularly sharp I could get my hands on :) I then added a layer of Ronseal Dark Oak. Once dry, I drybrushed some red ochre acrylic on, leaving the wooden colour underneath. As this dried, I got some sticky sticky gaffa/duct/duck tape and removed some of it for a worn look.

The window is drybrushed with a white.

I need to add some browny/blacky/grimey streaks up the walls, but that'll be done once in situ.

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BTW, the back of it is a bit scabby 'cos there's a layer of impact adhesive on there. I added the Ronseal so it's not all white inside, and it should blend together when it's viewed from 3ft :)

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Postby Class 60 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:57 pm

That looks great already George, will look forward to seing it when its finished 8)

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Postby FishBowlMan » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:14 am

Class 60 wrote:That looks great already George, will look forward to seing it when its finished 8)
couldn't agree more.

I like the framework. Will it be visible when the model is finished, George?

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Postby Spavo » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:28 am

Looks great George,

Really top class modelling there, you're Premier League mate....

Great stuff,

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:15 am

Thanks Adam, John and Gav :)

John, I'm going to get some foamboard today and 'clad' this with balsa strips because the framework method takes too long; I spent 4 or 5 hours on this one wall, and there's still 3 more plus the roof. When it's viewed from 3ft I don't think the framework would be seen anyway :(

One thing I am considering is to have a small shack that's falling to pieces, and use this method so the boards fall off exposing the framework beneath, maybe some rusty nails hanging out and that sorta thing.


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