Barchester

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transrail
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Postby transrail » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:40 pm

Fantastic Bob. Great work!!

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Postby kev-ster » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:12 pm

brilliant work Bob.....really impressive mate
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Postby ceedee » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:11 pm

Thanks all but a long, long way to go yet.

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Postby davek » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:28 pm

Very nice! Good job done I reckon.

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Postby ceedee » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:49 pm

Well here's the last two pictures and then it's getting down to laying the track and turnouts, when they arrive, before any more detailing work is done. First picture shows the new roof in position and drain pipes fitted.

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This one shows the Class31 having a go and a Class 20 waiting for a vacuum. Vacuum equipment to be fitted after track laying.

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transrail
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Postby transrail » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:00 pm

That does look just perfect Bob. Can't wait to see it in situe with all the track layed.

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Postby cold-ash » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:09 pm

Well put Mark.

Superb modelling.
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Postby bunji » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:12 pm

Looks great. :D In this further 'detailing work', are you going to weather to model?

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Postby ceedee » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:28 pm

No bunji, weathering's a 'dirty' word at Barchester, hence the diesel washing facility. The preservation society gets loads of visitors so everything has to be kept spick and span, people, buildings, floors, everything.
Mind you, weathering could cover up a whole raft of faults but that's another thing.

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:03 pm

Good work Bob - it really ties it in with the station!

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Postby bunji » Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:07 pm

ceedee wrote:No bunji, weathering's a 'dirty' word at Barchester, hence the diesel washing facility. The preservation society gets loads of visitors so everything has to be kept spick and span, people, buildings, floors, everything.
Mind you, weathering could cover up a whole raft of faults but that's another thing.


'Alright everyone, get out the flannels. Our lineside trees are getting pooped on!' :lol:

I guess your reason makes sense. The model would great either way anyway.

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Postby grippets » Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:28 pm

Looking great bob, i agree with the weathering comment, all of my loco's look like the've just come throuh your cleaning unit and that's how i like them :D
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Postby ceedee » Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:57 pm

I must say though, even though I won't be touching mine, I do like to see a properly weathered loco pulling scruffy wagons on other peoples models. Trouble is it's so easily overdone and then just looks like a bad paint job and really spoils the model.
Something like this looks good.

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Postby ceedee » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:45 pm

This is the adjusted track plan for Barchester with the new washer sidings plus a refuelling line. Wiring is going to be a bit excessive for such a small area but that's because of the way I will have to lay the new track and turnouts to get it in the space with the least disruption and maximum operating advantage. I've got the new turnouts now and the track arrives next week. In the meantime I am making a new control panel with the extension on it. The new control panel was on the 'to do' list anyway.

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Postby mikem » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:21 pm

That's some layout Bob :D
Will I ever open all these red and yellow boxes?


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