45C Westlands

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45C Westlands

Postby 69601 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:24 pm

This new build from Team 45C has now reached a stage in its progress to be exhibited at the Stafford show in 2017.
Conceptually it is an amalgam of memories and dreams of what we would do given the money in the real world. It is also a salute to the hard work and donations offered by the public in rebuilding some long lost locos. Based mainly around the 50/60s but captured in this current wave of preservation we hope our work in model form will keep that spirit alive.
Stage one is 12' long and 3' wide. The scratch built 13 road half roundhouse is complete with an ADM turntable and 13 sleuthe smoke units. There is also a scratch built 3 road diesel depot backing onto a road overbridge which is full of various repairs in progress. Still to come but is part of stage two is a railway works based on the building of the works at Stratford in East London. This will have a working crane and should be ready for exhibiting at the Great Central in June 2017.
DCC operated throughout with DCC Concepts digital tortoise motors.
Phase three will be a further 10' to extend the Westlands shed complex to include the usual buildings of a large and sprawling steam/diesel depot. We intend to build a replica of the water tower based at Stratford 30A
Phase four of 8' will see the depot throat merge into a 2 track bridge and a single track bridge alongside a road bridge spanning a gorge with a canal at the bottom. Lighting effects to suit throughout the 30' length.
Each phase will have the manual traverser in place to assist in stock movements.
Most locos will be weathered by Custom Finish Locos of Birmingham and will have sound. A minimum of 30 locos to phase one and 60 to phase 4.
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We hope to see you at Stafford and maybe lookout for the many funny bits we have put in. 69601
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Re: 45C Westlands

Postby cheshire » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:01 pm

I think Tom should have said Great Central 2017

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Re: 45C Westlands

Postby Dragonfly » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:58 pm

I'd seen it's on the list for Stafford 2017. Looking forward to seeing it there! :)
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Re: 45C Westlands

Postby 69601 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:23 pm

cheshire wrote:I think Tom should have said Great Central 2017

many thanks. My bad.

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Re: 45C Westlands

Postby 69601 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:05 pm

We are ready for phase one to premier at Tesco Extra in Crewe for the remembrance week 7th to 12th 10am-6pm November in aid of the Royal Marines Charity. It is all boxed up unfortunately like a coffin!!! To be opened up by our MP at 1030 on the 7th. You will see the emerging new build of Stratford Loco Works. By the time we go to Stafford it should be fully operational. Chris is hacking up one of his Heljan working cranes to fit into the works to run over the two tracks and it's six foot run.
Please go to our facebook page Team 45C for pics.


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