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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by pandsrowe » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:57 am

One thing that certainly impresses me with your railway is the nice neat edges between the trackbed and the grass. If that was in my garden the blackbirds would have thrown half of the ballast onto the grass in their search for food and the cat would have dislodged the remainder as he used it as a litter tray, you must spend an awful lot of time in maintaining the pristine look!
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:28 am

Put it on here George for everyone to see.

Thanks for the link. It is very easy to put it on yourself though, Just click the video box and move in-between the two video boxes that comes up and then paste the video. It then will show the video without going onto Youtube.



Nice loco and rolling stock by the way.
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:11 pm

pandsrowe wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:57 am
One thing that certainly impresses me with your railway is the nice neat edges between the trackbed and the grass. If that was in my garden the blackbirds would have thrown half of the ballast onto the grass in their search for food and the cat would have dislodged the remainder as he used it as a litter tray, you must spend an awful lot of time in maintaining the pristine look!
Thank you Pandsrowe, I am pleased you appreciate how much effort goes into maintaining a line with loose ballast. Unfortunately, a neighbours cat uses the railway as a litter tray . However, as the railway progresses, more areas of ballast will be covered up which should help. I am thinking of securing the ballast down with tile adhesive as well.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:01 pm

A bit of progress yesterday, I have finally got round to making the platform at St Kew Highway. It is made of concrete and reflects many narrow gauge lines as it is only level with the top of the sleepers. There will be a water tower, lamp hut, station building, benches etc on it once I get round to building them. I have also posted some pictures of Trethevan halt crossing as this was started a few weeks ago. There is still a lot of work to do though including actually building the halt!
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unfortunately I ran out of sand just before I could complete to south side of the station
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:40 am

Nice job George. :thumbright:
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 pm

I'm really enjoying these updates, thanks for posting them. I really like your "back to basics" light railway approach to platforms etc, I much prefer it when our little railways don't get too "mainline"...

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi all,

I have been busy over the weekend with the railway. On the Saturday I re painted some secondhand stock to the appropriate livery of my railway (humbrol 64) and pressed them into service with a steam up on Sunday Morning. In the afternoon I finished making St Kew platform and the level crossing at Trethevan halt. I have also made the Platform for Trethevan halt. The milk churn wagon is my first attempt at scratch building and was inspired by GeRik's version. tomorrow I will upload some photos of the crossing and platform.

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produce of Saturday's labours
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This is my first scratch build. It is made on top of a brand bright flatbed. the construction is paper clips and plywood with brass details.
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This is what I think is a brand bright wagon (1 of 3 on my railway)
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This is a flat bed which used to have 'PHLR' on the side and was painted in bauxite
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:49 am

The rolling stock is looking good. I think having a unifying livery is a good way of getting a range of different wagons to look good together. Congratulations on your first scratchbuild - it looks really good. Glad I was able to help encourage you to have a go.

Great looking railway, btw.

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:50 am

Now that is quick building, nice wagons.
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by Clockwork » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:07 am

Hi your garden layout is coming together nicely and the new livery looks really well.
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by IanC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:19 am

I am inspired to press on with my wagon building having looked through your thread. Lovely builds.
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by steamgeorge » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:19 pm

Hi all,

Thank you for your comments. I may have confused some of you as I haven't built any of these wagons over the weekend-I have only painted them :oops: . I have had these wagons sat on a shelf for a few months waiting to be bought into service. Moving on, here are some photos of the halt. The roller is a wilesco model much modified by myself. The crossing was inspired by Belaugh Green road crossing on the Bure Valley Railway. There are also some photos of St Kew platform with a lamp hut constructed of ply and baked bean tins. It is based off the one Pendle valley make. The hut was made a few months ago but the platform was completed last weekend.

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Trethevan halt
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An overall view of the halt and crossing
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The roller on the road. The road will be extended out behind where the roller is
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The halt complete with picket fence and a gate
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The hut in position
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The completed platform
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:51 am

Still impressive work George.

Love the lamp hut……
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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by IrishPeter » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:33 pm

I do like the low level concrete platforms, and the small scale of the halt. :thumbup: Fence, bench, and something to stop at is all you need for a halt! Nameboard for non locals will be handy in due course.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:54 pm

I like the look of the concrete mix. Have you included some budgie grit to get that finish?

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