Wadebridge Light Railway

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by GWR » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:48 am

Hi George I have just caught up with your layout build and the building of your diesel loco and wagons. It’s all great work mate and I enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing. :thumbleft:

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:34 pm

GWR wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:48 am
Hi George I have just caught up with your layout build and the building of your diesel loco and wagons. It’s all great work mate and I enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing. :thumbleft:
No problem, thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:21 pm

Evening all,

With todays advent of good weather I decided to venture out into the garden. I cleared most of the leaves off the railway and other basic maintenance. There has always been 2 types of ballast at St Kew Highway due to the availability of one stopping :cussing: . This was fixed today by changing all the ballast to one type; giving the railway a much more uniform look .The other areas were toped up as well while I was at it. The signal box will return in the spring.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:35 pm

That's looking really good - I particularly like the triangular platform, very nice... I wish my garden was looking as tidy at the moment!

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:18 am

Looking good, particularly given the time of year.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:45 am

Looks like a lot of hard work as gone into keeping the line nice and tidy. :thumbright:
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Thanks everyone. We've had a couple of ok weather days recently so I managed to tidy up a bit and I didn't take photos of the messy bits :thumbleft:

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:12 pm

After all the indecision on livery I've decided that the IP engineering roundhouse coaches I was re-painting are too big for my railway so I primed them today so someone else can add their own livery more easily. They have been sold to another forum member who already has a couple so here is what they look like now............
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:37 pm

Evening all,

Here is an overdue update but with plenty of progress (and un-progress). The quarry has closed temporarily due to me plucking up the courage to rip up a third of the track for a major re-alignment to alleviate a nasty set-track curve. The bare ballast is where the track used to be - look at how tight it was! This is a lot of extra work but I want to get it right before I start securing the ballast and adding level crossings etc. Despite the destruction it did create some very atmospheric photos!

Trethevan halt has received final detailing of its name board, a 'beware of trains' sign on the north side of the level crossing, an enamel sign and a cat. I think I will leave the detailing now because sometimes less is more and I don't want the halt to look cluttered.

Trethevan farm has been modelled by some second hand 'Stanton Abbey Pottery' ceramic buildings. They caught my eye because of there very characterful presence. They are a bit tatty for example missing ridge tiles but I will keep most of the patina they have. This farm is served by the railway by transportation of milk to other local communities along the line. All it needs to complete is an old wagon wheel, a few milk churns and maybe a lazy horse.

The signal box at St Kew Highway has finally been bedded in properly and a retaining wall positioned behind to keep back the soil. There is room for goods to be unloaded here so it calls for some dioramas when the concrete sets.

At last the platform at Port Isaac Road (the other passing loop on the railway) has been started. Before it was an ugly mass of gravel but now it should look smart when it is finished. The edging is resin and will need some extra painting to make it look like stone. Port Isaac is a small request stop station will a few goods sidings, a grounded box van for storage and a small waiting shelter with an office. The loop is for quarry traffic only as St Kew is the passing place for trains. This is only when the terminus stations are built and the actual reason for the loop at port Isaac is o allow running of two engines in opposite directions on the loop.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by philipy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:41 pm

That platform definitely looks the business! Lovely job.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Some great improvements there, the line has character and will mature well.
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:15 pm

I really like this line, everything's just right - I love the curve round the farm, loads of atmosphere... Thanks for the pics!

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:34 am

Love this line, I always have. And with your improvements it looks even better.
Love those new building you have added, they do look good.
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by IanC » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:58 pm

George, The improvements have turned out great. Well worth all the effort I'm sure.
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