Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:21 pm

Nice to see progress on "New Wordsworth" It seems to be developing some nice "views between the houses" which always evoke realism. Enjoy your modelling Mike.
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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:50 pm

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Getting to be a citadel! :D
What is the hole in the road for?
What did you use for the road markings?
Why no windows above the house doors?
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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby mikem64 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 am

Yes the hole in the road. It's a little cameo I came up with. The hole is for some water pipe repair, I'll print off some sign like "Wordsworth water wish to apologise for....blah blah blah...." then have two men each end of the works with STOP & GO signs, maybe some road barriers to complete the scene.

All sounds so good in my head.

Roads are just my normal printed paper kit from the web site & the double yellow lines are just over glued in place as required.

Hope I can pull the full scene off, should look good if it works.

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:37 am

There was a pretty good "road up job" some years back, you could see the pipes and road foundations, I think it was done by 0121modeller (Dave Folley). If it wasn't his it was on another member's layout that he produced a canal scene for.
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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby mikem64 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:39 pm

Hi Gents,

Well I'm still doing my dilly dallying along with my layout & I've not done as much as I would like but I take progress as progress no matter how much it is.

So I'm still working on the diesel shed concrete base area, most of it now completed with two more final sections between the track. I'm also on with the arched perimeter wall which keeps the locals out from the danagerous depot. It's all coming together really well & I know this version of Wordsworth is much better than the cramped feel the old layout gave.

Dont get me wrong I still liked that old version but layout need to evolve & grow. So lets look at a few photo's rather than my waffling.

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Bachmann Class 37 taking on diesel

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The new concrete area showing the full depot size in all it's glory.

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The new arched perimeter wall seen in front of the village area, still not decided whether to install some gates / barriers.

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Nice view over looking the crew mess down the latest concrete area, a new double road shed to sit here.

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And we finish back with the class 37

Sorry but that's all I have for now, so until my next little update just be happy.

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby mikem64 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:30 pm

Good afternoon gents, I was just wondering now LNER are taking over the east coast main line, does this mean I can get myself a class 125 HST in the new livery.

My layout is loosely based on this railway.

Do I really need an excuse to run a 125 here at Wordsworth.... Not really but the thought of a 125 carrying the LNER name is quite ironic.

What's the world coming too...lol.

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby manna » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:12 am

G'day Gents

Green power cars and 'Teak' coaches, would have been nice.................... :lol:

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby mikem64 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:55 am

Something tells me we won't see that livery, shame as I'm sure it would look great. I did come across a photo someone put up on the web & it was the GNER livery, ass big white square had been super imposed over the G & then a large L put in it's place. Maybe the new company not got any money for a full respray....LOL

Anyway back at wordsworth I'm generally tinkering, some new photo's of areas not seen before & testing where my new building will sit & do they fit that location ass visaged.

So lets have a look.

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New Network rail porta-cabin goes in the yard next to entrance 2

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General overview of old coaling ramp area & the new Diesel TMD

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Just checking for warped rails being a loft based layout, no work the track crew here.....LOL

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St Cuthberts church in it's new grounds

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The new Railway Hotel far left, borrowed the terrace row from other end of the layout to see if a new idea will work, should fit in nicely, then the bus depot.

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Then we have the bus depot & back to the new church.

I think this will be just right in completing this side of the baseboards. I can live with this for now whilst I finish the kit builds & if still happy I can start building the scenery round them. Oh so close I can taste it, what I mean I only have the TMD to finish then the station platforms & my attention can be put to building those extension boards & why this new layout was designed, far end of the loft here I come....LOL

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In between the building & kit design I've been trying to add some wagon loads to my Hornby lowmacs. I did buy these for my WW2 tank kits (Which still remain unbuilt under my layout) but in a new development my wife got me some new Oxford Rails War Wells for my birthday which fit the scene so much better.

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I'm also testing out large underground pipe work for loads, does it need a third on top, not sure but it's a change from empty wagons.

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Lastly how about this A4 with gunpowder train

So my time is up, hope I've given you all some food for thought.

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Hi Mike, nice to see progress at "New Wordswoth", and some old favourite kits making an appearance.
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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby mikem64 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:52 am

Happy New Year,

Well 2018 has closed & I thought this morning I do a year end picture post. It's been very slow going but progress is progress, plus it is only a hobby & not my day to day routine. I've a few more years before I retire & can make modelling my daily life....LOL

If I'm asked are you happy how this new layout looks I'd have to say yes 100%, if I was asked would I do anything different should I have to start again I would say only one thing, electro frog points with full polarity switching. Until I used them I thought they were far too complicated & made no difference to a layout, well I'm wrong since my swap over I've seen far better running & no loco stalling over the frogs, even my 0-6-0 models.

So where did we end up with the layout, 2018 saw most of the work taking place around the TMD & North Fangore high street, the look & feel is pulling the layout together. I have some base areas to glue down & I can then finish off the scenic grass & hedge rows. Once I complete this last little section I want to finish the TMD build by completing my 3x lane engine shed & finish the designing of the matching 2x lane engine shed.

Where do I go in 2019, my plan is to start building my Low relief bonded warehouse, finish the cattle dock area & I can then finish Wordsworth Station with the last few platform sections, for some reason I've really been putting off working in this section.

Once this section is done it gets really exciting as I can start work on the extension boards, this is the bit I want up & running so badly, to get those two main lines running all the way down the loft completing a nice long stretch where the big boy locos can excerise some speed. This also means I can then start running more than one loco per session which I've missed since old Wordsworth was torn up.

So time to see the photo's

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So lets start at Saint Cuthberts church, the base section not glued down yet as still working on the scenics.

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Now at the Railway Hotel, same again with the basse section, not glued down as I take this to my work bench to work on.

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Still not finished my road work scene, but have made a Wordsworth skip & road signs for the area.

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This is a little access road into the Church & Railway Hotel, it's a long way from finished but I have a crazy idea which will transform this view.

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Main view looking down the high street of North Fangore, looks better now the scenic wall to the right put in.

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No.1 TMD entrance, a second entrance has been made further down to the right.

Well that closes 2018, I'd like to wish everyone a very happy new year & lets hope 2019 willl see those base board extension finally going in.

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby mikem64 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:51 am

Good morning everyone,

Well it's been a while since any posts regards my layout Wordsworth. Things have been very quite over the spring & summer but the last month or so has seen some movement on the build. I've managed to squeeze a hour here & there which it'snt a lot I know but it's moevement in the right direction.

The only thing I will say is I keep avoiding that area that is crying out to be finished & that's the area at the back of the baseboards on the south & east side. it's a pain to reach &means working layi across the front part of the boards. I'm reaching a point where I can't put this off for much longer.

We all love to model & do the scenery in those easy areas, you know what I mean, right at the front where you get yourself cosy on a chair & work at peace.

So like I said I've now reached that time wgere I can't finish the front of these boards until I finish those back area which I started years ago.

Lets have som photo's showing where I am right now, we all love photo's as it says more than works ever can.

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Lets look at the east side baseboard

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Now looking at the north side baseboard which includes North Fangore TMD

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Now we look down the west side of the baseboards back towards Wordsworth Station

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Finally we are on the south baseboard which Wordsworth station / Goods yard sits. & the area I've been avoiding for far too long.

Now lets have a closer in look at some of the areas I have been working on & carrying out some small detailing. I've been in my boxes with all my goodies & started to get them out, slowly the layout is coming more alive.

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Those road works at North Fangore now have a little more action. I like how it's coming together.

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Finally got my hedgerow glued down between the Railway Hotel & St Cuthberts Church, added some grown works around the church.

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A change to the layout is where the farm house went, moved from the back of the south base board to the front at the opposite end, made a better place I think as the small farm area is together rather than split over the layout as I had it planned.

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The entrance to Wordsworth Good shed coming along nicely, but it must stop at this stage until I finish the work behind it against the base board wall.

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The country garage is now in place, it did move around at diffent angles, but finally settled on this look. Sometimes it does pay to be slow in your modelling. you can live with a look before your final choice.

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A few more buses came out of storage & now the depot is starting to fill the bill nicely.

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For that bit of fun, well it looks like the Doctor has brought something from our distant past into the present......LOL I think a bit of fun on a layout brings a smile on damp days like today.

Well I hope I've not bored everyone, and somewhere within these few pictures I've managed to bring a cheering smile.

Until next time keep building those card kits.

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby End2end » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:48 am

All coming together very nicely Mike. :)
The triceritops made me giggle. :lol:
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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:47 pm

Ah Wordsworth country, where the Sun always seems to be shining, always cheers me up.
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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:24 am

Ahh always a pleasure to see what's been happening on Wordsworth.
BUT Mike , Action at the road works ? rather extravagant, or at least
it would be based on our local road repair activity !!

Awkward corners and things we 'Put Off' something we can all empathize
with. I daren't check on how many part finished projects sit around my
loft .......

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Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Postby DonB » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:54 pm

Looking very nice indeed, Mike!
It's all coming together very well; I particularly like the bus depot and church, and yes, even the roadworks!

I see the Doctor has dropped by, although his gift to the people of Wordsworth will play havoc with the Council's flower beds!
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