Barchester

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Postby ceedee » Tue May 23, 2006 7:48 pm

It's a length from a cheap cork notice board as I had temporarily run out of my usual sheet cork. I sliced the unused cork board thinking it was a sheet of cork. No such luck, it is corrugated cardboard sprayed on both sides with a minute amount of cork, nasty.

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Postby westbrom » Wed May 24, 2006 12:49 pm

Looking good as usual Bob.



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Postby ceedee » Wed May 24, 2006 7:06 pm

Thanks Neil, I'm getting stuck into the fuelling side of the diesel depot at the moment and it's giving me one or two problems. The prototype ones I have seen on the internet won't make a good model for Barchester, too sparse and a bit too modern so it's back to the drawing board. I know I am going to finish up with one that doesn't exist in real life, like the wsher, but as long as it looks as if it is capable of fulfilling it's purpose that's all I care about.

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Postby ceedee » Fri May 26, 2006 7:25 pm

Here we go then.The final item for the Barchester Diesel Depot is a new refuelling point. This picture shows a rough outline of the platforms and the first of two lattice girderwork fuel pipe carriers which stradle the track. You can see the two fuel tanks and some of the half done lattice for the second pipe carrier. I'm not 100% sure about the location which backs up to the coal drops exit or the size of the fuel tanks. The location I can't do much about as this is the last of the free real estate available that's large enough to take the fuel point.


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Postby Dave777 » Fri May 26, 2006 8:49 pm

Needs weathering.
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Postby joshing_man » Fri May 26, 2006 8:59 pm

Needs weathering.


Nah...it's a snow scene :lol:

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Postby Honeywell » Fri May 26, 2006 9:00 pm

Dave777 wrote:Needs weathering.


Excellent, I see Dave is right on the button today.

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Anyway, I look forward to seeing it progress Mr Ceedee sir.

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Postby ceedee » Fri May 26, 2006 9:01 pm

Wouldn't be a bad idea to get it built before I think about weathering. Anyway I like virgin white card. In it's present state it has a world of possibilities in front of it. It's mine to do as I wish with, only limited by the imagination. How I do love modelling.

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Postby davek » Fri May 26, 2006 9:03 pm

nice lattice work! Looks promising.

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Postby mikem » Fri May 26, 2006 11:39 pm

Bob, how do you keep finding the room for all these excellent extensions? :D
Will I ever open all these red and yellow boxes?

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Postby westbrom » Sat May 27, 2006 11:47 am

Very nice Bob, can't wait to see it finished.


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Postby ceedee » Sat May 27, 2006 8:06 pm

All part of the master plan Mike that was laid down when Barchester was updated from a quite small agricultural based economy to it's present thriving position of being able to carry the hundreds and hundreds of workers that are needed each day for the 2 major motor manufacturers that have been induced to set up business on a huge brown field site to the north of the town. Cheap new housing was out of the question as apart from the aformentioned brown field site this whole area is still agricultural and green belt. This accounts for the influx of brand new diesels and the need for all the new facilities as Barchester strives to meet the ever increasing demand on both it's long established and the new passenger services.
The full history, from the 1800's to the present day are recorded in the Barchester Chronicles, more of which later on.

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Postby ceedee » Sun May 28, 2006 8:56 pm

Well I have moved the refuelling point to the position that the wash unit occupied and that has now been put in the position shown in the above photograph. A straight swap as the spaces were roughly equal. Not a very good photograph though, will try and do better. There is still the groundwork and the ballasting to do as you can see.


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Postby Phat Controller » Mon May 29, 2006 4:14 am

ceedee wrote:The full history, from the 1800's to the present day are recorded in the Barchester Chronicles, more of which later on.


Have you got enough spare time to edit and produce a newspaper ???!!!!! :o

Great work CeeDee - as ever! (I'm still in awe of your modelling skills and insight into your layout! - btw can I get up now - my knees are sore from all the 'worshipping! :lol: )
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Postby westbrom » Mon May 29, 2006 8:52 am

Excellent Bob, your modelling skills are something else.


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